A Roller-Coaster Ride: Retail Shares in Tizzy Over Recession Fears

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Talk of a recession — real or not — spooked Wall Street on Wednesday, resulting in seesaw trading that rocked retail stocks.

From This Issue

Augusto Romano

Marketing and Promotion

Revamped Meltin’ Pot Sets Sights on Expansion

After an eight-year absence, Italian denim brand Meltin’ Pot is back at Pitti Uomo…

clock January 10, 2008Luisa Zargani

Looks from S&B Vie.


S&B Vie: A Return to Casual

When Sass & Bide’s founders Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton upgraded their signature collection, they needed a new avenue for their casual dressing.

clock January 10, 2008Julee Kaplan

The Miss Me booth was buzzing with retailers at the show.

Fashion Features

Retailers Scour Intermezzo for Summer Hits

With the holiday season behind them, retailers shopping for summer merchandise at the Intermezzo show here were highly selective.

clock January 10, 2008Julee Kaplan

Looks from Rag & Bone's first pre-fall collection.


Building Rag & Bone: A Growth Spurt in Women’s

Rag & Bone, which was a men’s denim brand when it launched in 2001, has undergone considerable change.

clock January 10, 2008Julee Kaplan



Hitting the Road

The most-booked international travel destinations for 2008.

clock January 10, 2008Cecily Hall

Terius Nash


Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough

Of all the places to carry his money, the stark white Air Jordan sneakers would seem the least likely.

clock January 10, 2008Jacob Bernstein

Shashi Batra

Beauty Features

Beaty Beat: Batra Tapped to Head Victoria’s Secret Beauty

Limited Brands Inc. has named Shashi Batra, president of N.V. Perricone M.D., as president of Victoria’s Secret Beauty, effective Jan. 22.

clock January 10, 2008WWD Staff

A look from Sean John's junior line, which launched for holiday.


G-III and Sean John End Licensing Deal

G-III Apparel Group Ltd. and Christian Casey LLC, parent company of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ 10-year-old Sean John brand, have terminated their license agreement for the production of Sean John junior women’s sportswear.

clock January 10, 2008Julee Kaplan


UNITE HERE Endorses Obama

UNITE HERE, the apparel and textile industry’s main union, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D., Ill.) for president on Wednesday, embracing his message of change and emphasis on protecting the American worker.

clock January 10, 2008Kristi Ellis


Kellwood Makes Tender Offer For $60 Million of 2009 Notes

Using the cash proceeds from the sale of Smart Shirts, Kellwood Co. made a tender offer Wednesday to buy back up to $60 million in bonds, following an $80…

clock January 10, 2008Whitney Beckett

S&P Retail Index


A Roller-Coaster Ride: Retail Shares in Tizzy Over Recession Fears

Talk of a recession — real or not — spooked Wall Street on Wednesday, resulting in seesaw trading that rocked retail stocks.

clock January 10, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Donna Karan

Fashion Features

Donna’s Constellation of Stars

Donna Karan has tried her hand at handbags more times than most care to remember. So, for her newest go, she looked to the stars for inspiration.

clock January 10, 2008Marc Karimzadeh and Sophia Chabbott


In Brief: Poiret Honor… Maus Buys More Gant

“Poiret: King of Fashion,” last spring’s exhibit at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be honored at the International Association of Art Critics/USA’s 20th AICA Awards.

clock January 10, 2008WWD Staff

Eric Wiseman


VF Sets Sights on $11B in Sales by 2012

Eric Wiseman set the tone for his tenure as the new chief executive officer of VF Corp. during the company’s annual meeting with analysts on Wednesday, unveiling an aggressive five-year growth strategy that targets increasing revenues to $11 billion…

clock January 10, 2008Ross Tucker

Robert Ulrich


Target CEO Ulrich to Retire in May

As sales trends slow and share value falls, Target Corp. said Wednesday that chief executive officer Robert Ulrich will retire May 1 and be succeeded by company president Gregg Steinhafel.

clock January 10, 2008David Moin

A rendering of the revamped Santa Monica Place.


Opening Up to Luxe: Santa Monica Mall to Get a Makeover

California’s Santa Monica Place is set to shed its dated, mainstream mall format and be transformed into an open-air luxury destination.

clock January 10, 2008David Moin

Ashton Kutcher in a shot from the Pepe Jeans London spring campaign.


Memo Pad: Numbers, Please… Over the Hill… Ashton Rocks Out…

Portfolio has published six issues since its debut in April, but so far, the jury remains out on whether consumers are reading the Condé Nast business title.

clock January 10, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Valli of the Down Jacket… Stella’s Baby New Year…

Buzz is mounting in Milan that Giambattista Valli could be headed to Moncler to replace Alessandra Facchinetti on the Gamme Rouge project.

clock January 10, 2008WWD Staff

A look from Kristian Aadnevik.

Fashion Features

Fashion ‘Proteges’ to Unveil Looks

Karl Lagerfeld knows a thing or two about wool — 54 years ago in Paris he emerged on the world stage alongside Yves Saint Laurent after winning an International Wool Secretariat competition.

clock January 10, 2008Patty Huntington


M&S Bracing for Tough Year

Marks and Spencer Group plc, long viewed as a bellwether for U.K. retail sales, is bracing itself for an uneasy 2008.

clock January 10, 2008Samantha Conti

Donna Karan's voluminous silk and elastane dress worn with an oversize rabbit-fur hat.

Fashion Features

On the Loose

Donna Karan is multitasking. This week she’s introducing her pre-fall collection, not to mention relaunching handbags, a lineup of supple leathers and exotic skins, after a three-year absence. Regarding the clothes, Karan says she sought a “fashion…

clock January 10, 2008WWD Staff


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Social Studies