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The pressure on retailers just keeps building. The downturn in the economy, rising health care cost and high gas prices are squeezing retailers and naturally leaving their employees uncertain about their futures.

From This Issue


Pay Rises at Kenneth Cole, Mixed Packages for Other Firms

Pay packages for Kenneth Cole Production’s top executives rose last year, while officers at Maidenform Brands Inc. kept pace with their 2006 compensation and Citi Trends executives saw a pay cut, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange…

clock April 28, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Producers are contending with rising cotton prices.


High Costs, Slow Spending Vex Apparel Manufacturers

Manufacturers are wrestling not only with a weak economy, but the rising costs of doing business.

clock April 28, 2008Vicki M. Young


‘Need’ Trumps ‘Want’ in Economy

Affluent households are watching their pennies too, shifting their priorities from wants to needs due to the changing economic backdrop.

clock April 28, 2008Vicki M. Young


Charming Shoppes Reconsiders Noncore Apparel Catalogues

Charming Shoppes Inc. said Friday that it is exploring strategic alternatives for its noncore apparel catalogues in order to focus on its core brands.

clock April 28, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Donatella Versace, Rupert Everett and Kate Betts.


Memo Pad: Apocalypse Later… Friends and Foes… Partner In Copy…

President Bush best summed up the peculiar juxtaposition of celebrities, reporters and political officials at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

clock April 28, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Aeffe Squashes Pollini Sale Talk

Italian fashion group Aeffe SpA last week denied it was looking to off-load its shoe and leather accessories brand Pollini, despite rumors of private equity interest.

clock April 28, 2008Andrew Roberts

Shoes and bags on display at Caovilla's Beverly Hills store.


Caovilla Opens Shop on Rodeo Drive

Luxury Italian footwear maker Rene Caovilla is kicking up its heels on Rodeo Drive.

clock April 28, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Bloomingdale's is looking to avoid a strike by workers at its 59th Street flagship.


The Economic Squeeze: Bloomingdale’s, Union In Talks Over Contract

The pressure on retailers just keeps building.

clock April 28, 2008Sharon Edelson and David Moin

Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rosario Dawson and Amy Smart at Guess' Green party.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Showstoppers… Green Glamazons… Surf’s Up…

The paparazzi on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will have more reasons than ever to go into a frenzy at next Monday’s Costume Institute gala.

clock April 28, 2008WWD Staff

A rendering of the new Bobbi Brown space.

Color Cosmetics

Bobbi Brown and Belk Build a Studio…

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has partnered with Belk to open a freestanding store concept, called The Studio…

clock April 28, 2008WWD Staff

John Cusack in "War, Inc."


Shock and Awe

The idea of an actor turning political activist is so cliched that it prompts eye-rolling among most regular folks.

clock April 28, 2008WWD Staff

Will Poulter and Bill Milner in "Son of Rambow."


Jungle Fever

In the early Eighties, a lot of young, red-blooded males wanted to be Rambo. But these days, Sylvester Stallone’s muscle-bound jungle hero doesn’t hold the…

clock April 28, 2008Jessica Iredale

Bill and Maria Bell


Eye Scoop: In the Market…

The 13th annual Los Angeles Antiques Show, hosted by Diane Keaton, boasted the usual throng of West Side socials, from Kimberly Brooks (wife of Albert) to…

clock April 28, 2008WWD Staff

An Avakian ring.


Avakian Bows in Beverly Hills

Avakian is getting the Beverly Hills touch.

clock April 28, 2008Rachel Brown

The interior of the Hue Studio store in Charlotte, N.C.


Hue Geared for Growth at 30

Hue wants to make big strides on its 30th anniversary.

clock April 28, 2008Caroline Tell

Bergdorf Goodman's designer jewelry room.

Fashion Features

Bergdorf’s Polishes Designer Gems

Jim Gold, Bergdorf Goodman’s president and chief executive officer, said women still want their Manolo Blahniks and ballgowns despite the country’s economic woes.

clock April 28, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Tod's Dallas store.


Tod’s Opens in Dallas, Texas-Style

The parties for Tod’s launch here this month at NorthPark Center merited appearances by global chief executive officer Claudio Castiglioni from Milan, creative director Derek Lam and other key executives.

clock April 28, 2008Holly Haber

A Bill Blass Couture minaudiere.


Bill Blass Expands With Handbags

Bill Blass is aiming to bring effortless glamour to handbags.

clock April 28, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Designer and Luxury

Rafe Returns Home With Manila Boutique

Accessories designer Rafe Totengco, known for blending uptown sophistication with downtown edge, has taken his aesthetic to the Philippines.

clock April 28, 2008Bambina Wise

Marie Dekens, Michelle Rice and Dianne Lober.

Fashion Features

Invista Channels ‘La Vie en Rose’ for Fall-Winter

Inspired by the romance and retro fashion of the famed Edith Piaf song “La Vie en Rose,” Invista Inc. kicked off its semiannual intimate apparel workshop at the company’s offices here on Thursday.

clock April 28, 2008Karyn Monget

The "Beyond Beauty" campaign.


Chantelle Charts Fast-Track Retail Plan

Chantelle Group, the 132-year-old French bra specialist, has aggressive plans to broaden its brand recognition in the global marketplace.

clock April 28, 2008Karyn Monget

A contour bra and garter pant from the Pretty and Witty group


Wacoal Woos Women With B.tempt’d

Wacoal America Inc. is looking to lure customers to a new brand for spring 2009 now that it’s parting ways with DKNY Underwear.

clock April 28, 2008Karyn Monget

Here, for spring, a nylon, cotton and metallic net jacket from Petit Pois by Viviana G with a cotton knit bra and bikini by Only Hearts under silk briefs from Si Belle by Sibel Mesta.

Fashion Features

Net Effect

Breaking up has its good side, so forget those classic pairs. Even when it comes to lingerie, mixing and matching pieces from designers is the way to go.

clock April 28, 2008Bobbi Queen

Yohji Yamamoto and looks from his show in Beijing.

Fashion Features

Yohji Cultivates Peace Through Fashion in Beijing

Bright lights illuminated imperial Beijing’s looming red walls Thursday night as Yohji Yamamoto showed off his fall collection for Y’s and launched the Yohji Yamamoto Fund for Peace intended to promote better Sino-Japanese relations through the…

clock April 28, 2008Lisa Movius

Designer and Luxury

Vuitton Delays Race in China

Amidst prickly relations between France and China over Tibet and the upcoming Beijing Olympics, Louis Vuitton has postponed its high-profile “China Run.”

clock April 28, 2008Miles Socha and Robert Murphy

Human Resources

Exec Moves at Two Jewelers

Two high-profile jewelry companies are doing the executive shuffle.

clock April 28, 2008Sophia Chabbott


China, Eight Others on Piracy Watch List

The manufacture of counterfeit fashion products in China showed few signs of weakening last year and is a concern for U.S. trade officials trying to prod the Chinese to make reforms, according to a new government report.

clock April 28, 2008Kristi Ellis


In Brief: Profits Up at Paul Smith…

Net profits at Paul Smith Ltd. rose 45 percent in the financial year to June 30, to 8.2 million pounds, or $15.8 million, from 5.64 million pounds, or $10.8…

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