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Speculation Grows About Baker's Chase for Neiman's

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

clock 22hDavid Moin

Fashion

Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

clock September 23, 2016Bridget Foley

Fashion

Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

clock September 24, 2016Jessica Iredale

Darkening Clouds: Retail Outlook Dims as Economy Takes a Bite

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Overview

J.C. Penney Co. Inc.'s slashing of its first-quarter profit projections by a third after a disappointing Easter could be a warning for overall retail sector that the proverbial wall is just ahead.

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People

High Rollers

Downtown New York got a taste of casino culture Wednesday night when the Cinema Society and Calvin Klein Jeans hosted a special screening of “21.”

clock March 31, 2008WWD Staff

People

Spinning Gold

Manhattan boIte GoldBar isn’t afraid of overkill.

clock March 31, 2008Amanda FitzSimons

Film and TV

French Connection

C?dric Klapisch’s film “Paris,” now playing in French cinemas, includes a gaggle of models played by real-life mannequins.

clock March 31, 2008Chantal Goupil

Financial

Specialty Retailers Feeling Economic Pinch on Earnings

For some specialty retailers, the news on the earnings front could have been better last week.

clock March 31, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Gallagher’s Shutting Its Doors

Since 1991, Gallagher’s on East 12th Street has been a favorite haunt of designers and art directors.

clock March 31, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Lucky Brand Expanding Into Watches

Lucky Brand Jeans is adding another accessories category to its roster.

clock March 31, 2008Caroline Tell

Fashion Features

Clemens & August’s Gallery Approach

Clemens & August has an original way of doing business — the Munich-based label only sells its clothes for limited runs at art galleries.

clock March 31, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: From Metrosexuals to Nerds… A Growing Market…

The perennial game of musical chairs at Conde Nast Publications has shifted Details’ vice president and publisher Chris Mitchell to Wired Media in the same capacity.

clock March 31, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Searles Exiting Wilsons Post

The departures at Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc. have extended to the corner office.

clock March 31, 2008Evan Clark

Financial

Aeffe Adjusts Income Higher

Italian fashion group Aeffe SpA said Friday net profits last year increased 92 percent — and not 62.2 percent as reported last month — following a reduction in the tax rate.

clock March 31, 2008Andrew Roberts

Financial

Zara Parent Reports Strong 2007

Inditex says business ‘robust’ so far in ’08; firm plans up to 640 new stores for year.

clock March 31, 2008Robert Murphy

Retail Features

Dooney & Bourke Heads East

Dooney & Bourke is the latest in a wave of American accessories firms sailing into the Asian market.

clock March 31, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Darkening Clouds: Retail Outlook Dims as Economy Takes a Bite

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is slashing its first-quarter profit projections by a third after a disappointing Easter.

clock March 31, 2008Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Jungle Fever

Designers are taking a walk on the wild side this fall. Colored skins, feathers and fur have a striking effect.

clock March 31, 2008Shoshanna Fischhoff

Retail Features

Intermix Expanding Across U.S. and the Web

Intermix is growing its footprint in the Northeast, South, Midwest — and on the Web.

clock March 31, 2008Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Fontaine Goes Big on Madison and Beyond

It seems that women don’t live by white shirts alone, after all.

clock March 31, 2008Sharon Edelson

Financial

Safilo Proposes Dividend Hike

Italy’s Safilo Group SpA said Friday it would propose a dividend of 0.085 euros a share, or 13.4 cents at current exchange, at its annual general meeting next month.

clock March 31, 2008Andrew Roberts

Financial

Better Margins Lift IT Holding

IT Holding SpA is back in the black after improving operating margins.

clock March 31, 2008Andrew Roberts

Financial

TJX Reaches Settlement With FTC

TJX Cos. Inc. last week settled pending actions with the Federal Trade Commission regarding year-old consumer security breach complaints.

clock March 31, 2008Liza Casabona

Beauty Features

Skyn Iceland Set to Launch First Brightening Product…

Niche skin care marketer Skyn Iceland, which is expanding its wholesale distribution at Sephora, plans to launch a brightening product this spring called Arctic Brightening Serum.

clock March 31, 2008WWD Staff

Retail Features

Bittar Bringing Bangles Into Bleecker Street Shop

Alexis Bittar is putting one more shopping destination on New York’s downtown map.

clock March 31, 2008Caroline Tell

Fashion Features

Lingerie’s Waiting Game

These are tenuous times for lingerie firms.

clock March 31, 2008Karyn Monget

Financial

Giving Lessons on the U.S. Consumer and Selling Luxury Intimates

Two lectures and seminars this month capped off a busy innerwear market that began in February. The lectures covered breaking into the U.S. market and understanding the American consumer’s mind-set, as well as how Asian-inspired culture teamed with…

clock March 31, 2008Karyn Monget

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Fancy Feet.. Bagging Carla… Double Booked…

Christian Louboutin has a snazzy way of describing the high-profile location for his next Paris boutique.

clock March 31, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Soft Sculpture

“Offering good design to a wider audience.” Calvin Klein creative director Kevin Carrigan says that’s his motto, and judging from his fall presentation on Friday, he’s right on track.

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Financial

Developers Forge Partnership to Lure Merchants to China

Wanted: U.S. stores ready to branch out to China.

clock March 31, 2008David Moin

Fashion Features

Barneys, Loomstate to Go Green by Recycling Ts

The axiom “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is getting an eco-sensitive spin, thanks to Barneys New York, Loomstate and the Sundance Channel.

clock March 31, 2008Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Lim to Open Tokyo Flagship

Contemporary designer Phillip Lim is heading overseas with the opening of his first store outside the U.S. in Tokyo.

clock March 31, 2008Julee Kaplan

Financial

Tod’s Net Up 17.8%, Confident for ’08

Italian luxury shoe and leather goods group Tod’s SpA said Friday earnings grew 17.8 percent in 2007 and forecast “good results” for the current year.

clock March 31, 2008Andrew Roberts

Financial

In Brief: Bon-Ton Center to Shut…

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. will close its 175,000-square-foot distribution center in Green Bay, Wis., and consolidate its operations into the distribution…

clock March 31, 2008WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

The candidates and their families wear George W. Bush-era fashions, conjuring adversarial, provocative styles that could emerge during either party’s administration: From left to right: Chelsea Clinton as Paris Hilton, Hillary Clinton in Juicy Couture, Bill Clinton as Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Melania Trump as Avril Lavigne, and Ivanka and Donald Trump as Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.

Fashion

Could the Election Be Good for Fashion?

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