Playing in the Majors: L.A.’s Robertson Blvd. Makes the Big Leagues

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Robertson Boulevard, one of this city's hottest shopping streets, is about to get a jolt from some of the biggest names in fashion.

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FIG will host its first 2008 market Jan. 24 to 27.

Fashion Features


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clock December 5, 2007William Cotto

A Mori Lee gown at the entrance to the World Trade Center.

Real Estate

Customer Service

The Dallas Market Center works to enhance the show experience for buyers.

clock December 5, 2007Holly Haber

There are more than 50 permanent showrooms at FIG.


Crowd Control

Fashion Industry Gallery is fully leased and looking to expand.

clock December 5, 2007Rusty Williamson

Buyers scour Material World for new fabrics and textiles.


Wide Ranging

Miami’s fashion trade show sector features everything under the sun.

clock December 5, 2007Georgia Lee

The NY/LA Co-Op West and East collectives house high-end contemporary lines.


Expansion Plan

AmericasMart adds a new building and increased apparel footage.

clock December 5, 2007Georgia Lee

StyleMax will hold its first 2008 market Feb. 2 to 5.


Coming Together

StyleMax joins forces with other trade shows and categories to boost its appeal.

clock December 5, 2007Beth Wilson

ASR will run Jan. 24 to 26.


In the Swim

San Diego fairs focus on swimwear and outdoor apparel.

clock December 5, 2007Marcy Medina

The audience at Yana K's fashion show.

Marketing and Promotion

Insurance Policies

Los Angeles trade shows buffet their business against a slowing economy with value-added services and unique offerings.

clock December 5, 2007Rachel Brown

JA New York features fine jewelry vendors.


Super Sized

Accessories trade shows continue to grow in importance and scale.

clock December 5, 2007Kavita Daswani

AccessoriesTheShow will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Fashion Features

Mad Dash

New York shows scramble after Coterie pushes up dates.

clock December 5, 2007Whitney Beckett

United bills itself as an alternative venue for up-and-coming streetwear labels.

Fashion Features

Standing Out

Las Vegas trade expos look to separate themselves from the pack.

clock December 5, 2007Nola Sarkisian-Miller and Khanh T.L. Tran

Textile makers are concerned about the U.S. economy.


Dollars and Sense

Foreign textile manufacturers deal with the effects of a weak dollar.

clock December 5, 2007Ross Tucker

Gansevoort South


Scene: Southern Hospitality… Home Cooking… State of the Art…

If luxury is the name and hotels are the game, then there’s no bigger player in South Beach than Gansevoort South.

clock December 5, 2007Elizabeth Thurman and Amanda FitzSimons and Diana Ryu


Chico’s Earnings Plummet 44%

Women’s apparel retailer Chico’s FAS Inc. posted a 44 percent plunge in third-quarter earnings, hurt by sluggish same-store sales and higher markdowns.

clock December 5, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Designer and Luxury

Jil Sander Units Go ‘Off the Beaten Path’

Jil Sander has a minimalist take on fashion. But when it comes to choosing retail locations, it’s eclectic.

clock December 5, 2007WWD Staff


Gap’s Donald Fisher Touts Plans For Contemporary Art Museum

“It’s going to be an amazing place once this gets done,” said Donald Fisher, former Gap Inc. chairman, addressing a packed audience Monday night here in his…

clock December 5, 2007Joanna Ramey

Shoppers on Robertson Boulevard.

Designer and Luxury

Playing in the Majors: L.A.’s Robertson Blvd. Makes the Big Leagues

Robertson Boulevard, one of this city’s hottest shopping streets, is about to get a jolt from some of the biggest names in fashion.

clock December 5, 2007Marcy Medina and Rachel Brown

Christopher Bailey and Agyness Deyn at The Beat launch party.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Burberry’s Latest Scent Set in Motion at Launch…

Christopher Bailey sure knows how to set pulses racing. The Burberry designer strategically placed a 3-ton chandelier…

clock December 5, 2007Nina Jones and Stephanie Epiro and Brid Costello and Michelle Edgar

Vuitton's Alberto Giacometti holiday silk square.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: VIP Room… Smooth as Silk… Cream of the Crop…

Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel to draw a glitzy, international front row to a fashion show in December.

clock December 5, 2007WWD Staff

Images from Donna Karan's Collection campaign.


Memo Pad: Nueva Kate… Cartoon Trouble… What Journalistic Ethics?…

Donna Karan’s new Collection campaign features a sun-kissed Kate Moss showing off her sexy and sultry side &mdash a far cry from the waiflike mien that…

clock December 5, 2007Marc Karimzadeh and Marcy Medina and Whitney Beckett and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks and Andrew Roberts

Government and Trade

Senate OKs Peru Trade Deal

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a free trade agreement with Peru Tuesday and sent the first trade agreement of the year to President Bush’s desk for his…

clock December 5, 2007Kristi Ellis

Arnie Orlick with his wife, Regina, and Petra Nemcova, the face of Fortunoff.


‘Tis the Season for Retail Parties

Retail parties were in full swing last week, with New York-based construction manager Richter + Ratner celebrating its 95th anniversary last Thursday with…

clock December 5, 2007David Moin

Alessandra Facchinetti

Designer and Luxury

Fresh Coat

With Valentino set to take his final bow on the couture runway in January, successor Alessandra Facchinetti faced the daunting task of presenting her first…

clock December 5, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Zac Posen

Designer and Luxury

Proportion Play

Could pre-fall be the next resort season?

clock December 5, 2007WWD Staff


Markdown Demands May Force Mergers

The dismal retail numbers reported this season – alleviated only by early sales – mean one thing to vendors: markdown money.

clock December 5, 2007Whitney Beckett

Ellen Tracy, fall 2007.


Remaining Liz Brands to Seal Fates in 2008

Seven down in 2007 – nine more brands to divest of in 2008. Since Liz Claiborne Inc. said…

clock December 5, 2007Whitney Beckett

Robert C. Skinner Jr.


Kellwood Feeling the Heat As Takeover Pressure Builds

Kellwood Co. is stuck between a fed-up Wall Street and an angry major shareholder – and it must either deliver to the first or risk a hostile takeover by…

clock December 5, 2007Whitney Beckett

Michael Angel's silk taffeta gown.


Urbane Studies

Backstory: Aussie Michael Angel, 32, had quite a prolific styling career before launching his own line.

clock December 5, 2007WWD Staff

Baroque trappings and mirror-tiled details make a statement.

Designer and Luxury

Lacroix Lands a Manhattan Address

Twenty years after the U.S. helped Christian Lacroix make a name for himself, he is opening his first Manhattan store.

clock December 5, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

The Alexander McQueen space in Los Angeles.

Real Estate

McQueen Heads West

Alexander McQueen is moving west of the Rocky Mountains.

clock December 5, 2007Samantha Conti


Hsu Indicted by Grand Jury

A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Democratic fund-raiser Norman Hsu, a former men’s sportswear executive, on charges of duping investors of at least…

clock December 5, 2007Kristi Ellis


Retail Focus Fuels Guess

The momentum keeps building at Guess Inc. as the company logs double-digit gains in Q3 earnings and sales and raised its guidance.

clock December 5, 2007Vicki M. Young


PVH Shares Tumble After Forecast

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. shares slid 13.1 percent Tuesday after the company forecasted fourth-quarter and 2008 earnings below Wall Street expectations.

clock December 5, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Designer and Luxury

In Brief: Oscar’s Gold Star… Wear Me A Dream…

Oscar de la Renta will be honored Saturday in The Great Hall of the City College of New York to celebrate the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute’s 15th…

clock December 5, 2007WWD Staff


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Wilhelmina, Major Models Receive Letter Banning Models From Pier 59

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