Retailing’s Sweet Spot: Stores Look to Lure Millennial Generation

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Move over, Boomers. The Millennials are staking their claim on the fashion and retail landscape. Numbering 64 million nationwide, savvy and hard-to-please consumers between the ages of 14 and 29 have buying power.

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The study found middle-class consumers in China continue to exhibit enthusiasm and aspiration for foreign luxury brands.


Brand Awareness, Luxe Buying Said on Rise in China

“Consumers in China are just like anywhere else in the world. They have the same aspirations and, increasingly, the same tastes,” remarked Edoardo Tocco,…

clock July 2, 2008Lisa Movius


BIS: Financial Turmoil, Inflation Put Global Economy in Peril

The global economy is in a precarious situation caused by the ongoing turmoil in financial markets and rising inflation worldwide, said a new report from the Bank for International Settlements.

clock July 2, 2008John Zarocostas

Designer and Luxury

Paul Stuart’s Chicago Move

With just two locations in the U.S., it’s rare when Paul Stuart, the 70-year-old retailer of classic men’s and women’s wear, makes a real estate move.

clock July 2, 2008David Moin


Burani to Make Tender Offer for Shares

Italy’s Mariella Burani Fashion Group SpA could be going private.

clock July 2, 2008Andrew Roberts

Rebecca Matthias is restructuring the maternity chain.


Mothers Work Cutting Mimi

In an effort to simplify and streamline its business, Mothers Work on Tuesday said it will restructure its brands and store nameplates, effectively…

clock July 2, 2008Sharon Edelson

Scenes from the Shanghai Tang event at Beijing's Legation Quarter, which is trying to become the city's luxury center.

Designer and Luxury

Shanghai Tang Brings Its Fashion to Legation Quarter

Legation Quarter, a hyped luxury destination project here, flexed its fashion muscle last month by hosting Shanghai Tang’s fall fashion show.

clock July 2, 2008Sherisse Pham

Icebreaker’s Baa Code online tracking.


Online Tracking: The Next Green Movement

The green apparel trend is maturing.

clock July 2, 2008Whitney Beckett

Michael Kors Collection swim look for resort.


Michael Kors Reboots Swim With New Licensee

Partnered with a new licensee, Michael Kors is hoping to grow its swim business.

clock July 2, 2008Whitney Beckett

A Michael Stars Active Wear look.

Fashion Features

Newsreel: Michael Stars Gets Physcial… Buying Bits of Beijing… Hot Cotton Expands…

Michael Stars is diversifying its arsenal of cotton T-shirts with a new line of fleece hoodies, pullovers and slip-on pants.

clock July 2, 2008Whitney Beckett and Khanh T.L. Tran


Memo Pad: Quick & Simply…Finished… Martha Stewar In Manila… The Blogs In Brazil…

Another magazine has buckled under the economic pressures on the print business.

clock July 2, 2008Bambina Wise and Stephanie D. Smith

Human Resources

New York Magazine Founder Clay Felker

Clay Felker, the legendary editor and founder of New York magazine who was considered the father of New Journalism, died here Tuesday at the age of 82..

clock July 2, 2008Irin Carmon

Human Resources

Cushman & Wakefield’s Terence Spillane

Terence Spillane, director of global media relations at Cushman & Wakefield, died of a heart attack Thursday. He was 52.

clock July 2, 2008David Moin

Maison Martin Margiela

Fashion Features

Other Voices

Not all the interesting fashion action in Paris was couture or came from traditional houses.

clock July 2, 2008WWD Staff

Miley Cyrus in Spiriteux?s chain necklace and earrings.


Retailing’s Sweet Spot: Stores Look to Lure Millennial Generation

Move over, Boomers. The Millennials are staking their claim on the fashion and retail landscape. Numbering 64 million nationwide…

clock July 2, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

A Boucheron anniversary tourbillon timepiece.


Deluxe Editions

Sprinkling its monogram print on luxury goods may seem old hat for Louis Vuitton.

clock July 2, 2008WWD Staff

Micky Green

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Tall Tales… Birthday Girl… Honor Roll…

Yet another star is turning her hand to bedtime stories.

clock July 2, 2008WWD Staff

Dominique Nils Conseil

Human Resources

Lauder Enlarges Roles of Key Execs

The Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. has expanded the responsibilities of two of its top executives, Jane Hudis and Dominique Nils Conseil.

clock July 2, 2008WWD Staff


Cavalli, Gibo Strike Men’s Wear Deal

To boost its men’s wear business, Roberto Cavalli has sealed a five-year licensing agreement with Gibo beginning with the fall 2009 collection.

clock July 2, 2008Alessandra Ilari


Judge Rules Against Wal-Mart in Compensation Case

A Minnesota district court judge ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to pay $6.5 million to compensate workers.

clock July 2, 2008Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Moses Returns With Bilancioni Line

After a six-year hiatus, Rebecca Moses is back in fashion, designing the first women’s collection for upscale men’s knit specialist Bilancioni.

clock July 2, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Human Resources

Polo Promotes Meichner

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. promoted Wayne Meichner to president and chief operating officer of Polo’s Retail Group.

clock July 2, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent, winners of the 1954 Wool Secretariat Award.


Woolmark Revives Award Program

Woolmark, the familiar symbol for Australian merino wool, is in for a facelift with the resurrection of the brand’s historic Wool Secretariat Award program.

clock July 2, 2008Katya Foreman

Human Resources

In Brief: Pringle Revies Scottish Factory… Ports Pact Expires…

Pringle of Scotland has entered into a formal consultation process with British workers’ union GMB.

clock July 2, 2008WWD Staff


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