Couterfeit Crackdown: New York Police Shutter Canal Street Buildings

No cover image


A collection of buildings in Chinatown occupying a city bloack and operating as a virtual mall for counterfeit goods was raided by New York City police officers, resulting in the seizure of more than $1 million in knockoff accessories and fragrances.

From This Issue

Olympic gold medalist Cathy Freeman in Gant's spring campaign.

Fashion Features

Gant Enlists Australian Ambassador

Four weeks after Switzerland’s Maus Frees SA acquired a 95.6 percent stake in Gant, the Swedish sportswear company will today reveal its first commitment campaign ambassador from Australia, and its first-ever black spokeswoman: Aboriginal Australian…

clock February 27, 2008Patty Huntington

A Zimmerman sportswear look.

Designer and Luxury

Newsreel: New Liz Board Member… Zimmerman Returns To Dry Land… Emma & Posh…

Kenneth B. Gilman has been elected to Liz Claiborne Inc.’s board, bringing the number of directors to 10.

clock February 27, 2008Lisa Lockwood and Whitney Beckett


Emerging Regions In Burke’s Sights

Russia, China and India may be all the buzz in fashion, but there is also significant opportunity in emerging markets like South Korea, South America and…

clock February 27, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Rodeo Drive

Designer and Luxury

Revamp Road: Pace Quickens on Rodeo

Rodeo Drive doesn’t want to give up top luxury billing.

clock February 27, 2008Anne Riley-Katz


Berkeley Retailers Targeted in Boycott Over Marines

Fashion retailers in Berkeley, Calif., might be caught in the middle of a campaign to boycott the city and its businesses because of an attempt to shut a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office to protest the Iraq war.

clock February 27, 2008Joanna Ramey

A look at the new ad visual.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: L’Oreal Unit in Deal for Pharmaceutical Firm…

Galderma Pharma, the pharmaceutical company jointly owned by L’Oreal and Nestle, has agreed to acquire CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals.

clock February 27, 2008Jennifer Weil and Ellen Groves


Women’s Wholesale Prices Dip but PPI Spurs Inflation Concerns

Wholesale prices for U.S.-made women’s and girls’ apparel fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in January, compared with December, and declined 0.3…

clock February 27, 2008Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

Sportswear Fuels Net Rise For Warnaco

The Warnaco Group Inc. posted a 21 percent jump in fourth-quarter earnings, bolstered by strong sales in its sportswear business.

clock February 27, 2008Jeanine Poggi


Puma Earnings Up 17% in Qtr.

Sporting goods and apparel retailer Puma AG posted a robust jump in fourth-quarter earnings, buoyed by strong sales in Europe and Asia.

clock February 27, 2008Jeanine Poggi


GE Grants $300M in Credit to L&T

GE Commercial Finance Corporate Lending said Tuesday that it provided a five-year, $300 million asset-based credit facility to department store retailer…

clock February 27, 2008Vicki M. Young

A fall look from Marc Cain.


Marc Cain Readies for U.S.

This coming fall, German label Marc Cain is making its way toh U.S. shores.

clock February 27, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Bare Escentuals Sees Net Income Rise 65%

Bare Escentuals’ net income jumped by 65 percent in the fourth quarter, as the firm maintained its focus on mineral makeup and expanded its global door count.

clock February 27, 2008Molly Prior

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Director of the Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement Shari Hyman during a news conference announcing the raid and closure of three buildings occupying a Chinatown block.


Counterfeit Crackdown: New York Police Shutter Canal Street Buildings

The Counterfeit Triangle has been flattened.

clock February 27, 2008Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Industry Groups Set to Vote on Piracy Bill

A deal is in the works between two powerful industry groups over Congressional legislation that would provide copyright protection for fashion designs for…

clock February 27, 2008Kristi Ellis

Liya Kebede

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Social Diary… Checks and Balances…Loyal Fan…

The pedigree of Parfums Azzaro’s next fragrance spokeswoman is nothing to sniff at, according to sources in London. Rumor has it that Jemima Khan, daughter…

clock February 27, 2008WWD Staff

Junya Watanabe

Fashion Trends

Experimental Stages

Avant-garde design is alive and well and living in Paris. In fact, it’s evolving, with new, darker colors, along with distinctive tailoring and patterns.

clock February 27, 2008WWD Staff

Delfina Delettrez Fendi

Designer and Luxury

Natural Territory

Delfina Delettrez Fendi’s curious jewelry garden continues to grow.

clock February 27, 2008WWD Staff

Annabelle d'Huart

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Scent Secret… Where’s Carla?.. Man of the House…

Could Martin Margiela have a fragrance project in view?

clock February 27, 2008WWD Staff

Terry Lundgren


Macy’s Net Gains as Sales Slump

Macy’s Inc., managing its way through negative sales trends and merger issues, posted fourth-quarter results that by some measures surpassed the competition.

clock February 27, 2008David Moin


Memo Pad: Buyer’s Market… New Girl… Teaming UP…

At least one major media conglomerate has ruled itself out of the running to buy Reed Business Information, the Reed Elsevier division that puts out Variety, Publishers Weekly and Broadcasting & Cable, among others.

clock February 27, 2008WWD Staff

A John Galliano bag.

Designer and Luxury

John Galliano Adds Accessories

The Galliano accessories line that officially debuts today rounds out the designer’s diffusion world.

clock February 27, 2008Alessandra Ilari


Target 4th-Quarter Earnings Fall 8.2%

Breaking up isn’t that hard to do after all – according to Target Corp.

clock February 27, 2008Evan Clark


Consumer Confidence Sinks

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index in February fell to its lowest point in five years, keeping the economy on recession watch as shoppers…

clock February 27, 2008Vicki M. Young


Claiborne to Close Mexx Retail in the U.K.

Liz Claiborne Inc. is shuttering Mexx retail in the U.K.

clock February 27, 2008Whitney Beckett and Julee Kaplan


In Brief: Florida Power Failure… Richemont Stake…

South Florida retailers reported sporadic outages but minimal loss of business when a power failure spread across the region Tuesday afternoon.

clock February 27, 2008WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Justine Bateman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alysia ReinerChanel x Tribeca Film Festival Women's Filmmaker luncheon, Odeon Restaurant, New York, USA - 20 Apr 2018


Chanel, Jane Rosenthal Celebrate Female Filmmakers at TFF 2018

clock April 20, 2018Kristen Tauer

Social Studies