The Bliss of Newlyweds: Same-Sex Marriages Boost California Stores

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It's gay times for California retailers — in both the old and new sense of the word. Fashion stores and designers are celebrating the landmark California Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriages.

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Fashion Features

Buyers Seek Fresh Looks at Dallas’ FIG

While trends such as slimmer tops and dresses with ruffles and pleats were popular, and retailers embraced ombré and lace, several buyers lamented a hesitancy from consumers and a lack of new silhouettes at Fashion Industry Gallery’s fall II and…

clock June 18, 2008Holly Haber


Metropark Takes Step Toward IPO

Mall-based specialty retailer Metropark USA Inc. is planning to go public.

clock June 18, 2008Vicki M. Young

The Shopping Cidade Jardim in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


South America’s Largest Luxe Mall Lands in Sao Paulo

The most blatant sign of Brazil’s booming luxury market is The Shopping Cidade Jardim, or SCJ, the largest multibrand luxury center in South America.

clock June 18, 2008Michael Kepp

OmniaLuo targets young professional women.


OmniaLuo Set to Put Chinese Brand on U.S. Map

American and European retailers are rushing to enter the exploding Chinese market, but OmniaLuo, a Shenzhen-based women’s specialty chain, is setting its sights on the U.S.

clock June 18, 2008Sharon Edelson

Nicole Hanley spices up her store with vintage finds.


Nicole Hanley Chooses NYC for First Store Location

Nicole Hanley’s first store, which opened last month at 210 East 74th Street, packs a lot of color into a mere 400 square feet of space.

clock June 18, 2008Sharon Edelson

A rendering of Soho 119.


SoHo Fashion to Hit Kansas

Can SoHo style play in Leawood, Kan.?

clock June 18, 2008David Moin

Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson filming “Bride Wars” in Boston.


Boston Movie Mania Boosts Retail

Actress Jayma Mays filmed mall hostage scenes here for two months before discovering Louis Boston, the upscale specialty retailer on Newbury Street.

clock June 18, 2008Katherine Bowers


E-Tales: Online Rush… Enviable Position…

Seasoned executives from major fashion firms are following the money to an unlikely crop of venture-backed retail sites.

clock June 18, 2008Cate T. Corcoran


Customer Tech Forum Topic

The customer experience will be the theme of WWD’s one-day technology event to be held here July 24.

clock June 18, 2008WWD Staff

Nicole Miller rushed to make more of this dress after Angelina Jolie wore it in Cannes this year.


Brands: Layering on the Exposure

Any publicity may be good publicity, but what publicity is best?

clock June 18, 2008Whitney Beckett and Amy Wicks

Mayor Richard M. Daley checked out a hoodie made for him by designer, activist and musician Pete Wentz during a press conference Monday.

Fashion Features

Pete Wentz to Kick Off Fashion Focus Chicago

A little star power never hurts.

clock June 18, 2008Beth Wilson


Wholesale Apparel Prices Drop

Wholesale prices for domestically manufactured women’s and girl’s apparel fell 0.2 percent in May compared with April and were flat versus last year, the Labor Department said Tuesday in its Producer Price Index.

clock June 18, 2008Liza Casabona


Rolex Opens European Flagship

When Ugo Pisa opened a small laboratory to repair and sell Rolex watches in 1940, little did he imagine his undertaking would blossom into a 4,320-square-foot flagship dedicated to the brand.

clock June 18, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Lab Series’ Mild Foaming Face Wash.

Beauty Features

Estée Lauder, Clinique File Suit Against Preferred Fragrance….

The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. and Clinique Laboratories Inc. have filed a lawsuit against Preferred Fragrance Inc. alleging trademark infringement in connection with alleged knockoffs of Lauder-branded fragrances.

clock June 18, 2008WWD Staff

Views of Maison Martin Margiela’s exhibit in China.

Fashion Features

Maison Martin Margiela Highlights Its History in Beijing Exhibition

Maison Martin Margiela unveiled its first retrospective exhibition in Mainland China last week, featuring a gallery of cotton-covered dummies, a car draped in a sheet, the contents of an anonymous woman’s handbag on a podium and, of course, some clothes.

clock June 18, 2008Sherisse Pham

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera marries Helen Zia and Lia Shigemura at City Hall.


The Bliss of Newlyweds: Same-Sex Marriages Boost California Stores

It’s gay times for California retailers — in both the old and new sense of the word.

clock June 18, 2008Joanna Ramey and Rosemary Feitelberg and Rachel Brown and Anne Riley-Katz


Memo Pad: Moving On Up… A New Entertainment…

Vogue has a new design director. The magazine on Tuesday tapped Danko Steiner, its current art director, to move up the masthead and replace longtime design director Charles Churchward, who resigned from his post after 13 years to pursue personal…

clock June 18, 2008WWD Staff

Louis Vuitton

Fashion Features

Cut It Out

Resort has taken on a life of its own, but designers are still giving a nod to its original purpose.

clock June 18, 2008WWD Staff

Annie Leibovitz and Patti Smith

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Devi-To-Wear… Leibovitz In The City Of Light…

Devi Kroell, who is opening a store at 717 Madison Avenue this fall, already is working on her next endeavor – fashion.

clock June 18, 2008WWD Staff

Wal-Mart is cutting back on the number of Supercenter openings.


Wal-Mart to Rein in Spending

Just like many of the shoppers passing through its doors, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to cut down on spending this year.

clock June 18, 2008Evan Clark and Sharon Edelson


Decline in Tariffs Driving Trade Growth

The surge in global trade growth has been strongly boosted by the worldwide drop in average tariffs.

clock June 18, 2008John Zarocostas


In Brief: Escada Shares Seesaw… Talbot’s New Supply Chain Post… Keeping It Anonymous…

Escada shares recovered Tuesday after the company denied it was about to issue its second profit warning this year.

clock June 18, 2008WWD Staff


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