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J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

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Business

Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

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Business

Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

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Oscar on the Record: With No Plans to Sell, He’s Bullish on Future

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Overview

If there's one thing Oscar de la Renta wants to make perfectly clear, it's this: His company isn't for sale.

From This Issue

Michael Michalsky's first store.

Retail

Shops Shape Up

With more retail real estate deals in 2007 than any other German city, Berlin’s shopping areas are certainly on the move — and nowhere more so than…

clock July 7, 2008Damien McGuinness and Melissa Drier

Sonia Boessert of Boessert/Schorn.

Fashion Features

Eyes on the Prize

Now in its third edition, the Karstadt New Generation Award is not only a fixed feature of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, it underscores the city’s role…

clock July 7, 2008Melissa Drier and Susan Stone

Bebelplatz

Marketing and Promotion

In the Mood to Buy

Despite the German soccer team’s recent defeat by spain in the Euro 2008 tournament, Berlin is in a good mood — and that bodes well for the nation’s…

clock July 7, 2008Melissa Drier and Damien McGuinness

"Linea Italiana" circa Seventies

Lifestyle

Berlin Preview: Scene

Berlin is said to have more stretches of canal than Venice.

clock July 7, 2008Melissa Drier and Damien McGuinness

The Spa at Hotel de Rome.

Lifestyle

Great Escapes

Here are a few in-town minivacations for the show-weary visitor.

clock July 7, 2008Susan Stone

Margherita Missoni

People

With Honors

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is in the market for a makeover.

clock July 7, 2008WWD Staff

Human Resources

Job Climate Remains Difficult

Discounters and specialty retailers, anticipating a boost in consumer spending from one-time tax rebate checks, added jobs in June, but department stores…

clock July 7, 2008Kristi Ellis

Financial

Few Silver Linings Seen for Second Half

Get ready for what could be a cold second half.

clock July 7, 2008Vicki M. Young

Bjorn Borg lingerie is one of the newcomers to the U.S. market.

Marketing and Promotion

Allure of Bra Promotions Losing Its Luster

The enticement of gimmicky “buy one, get two free” promotions for national bra brands has been a cash cow at department stores for over a decade, but…

clock July 7, 2008Karyn Monget

CurveNV's stand for Calvin Klein Underwear.

Activewear

Lingerie Trade Show Issue Reaching Turning Point

Industry executives are expecting August to be the turning point in the battle between two lingerie trade shows: Lingerie Americas and Curve.

clock July 7, 2008Karyn Monget

Chopard' Marc Hruschka, and a high jewelry necklace from the house.

Jewelry

Forward Thinking

With the world fiscal crisis top of mind, accessories designers and executives are looking ahead to the second half of 2008 and beyond.

clock July 7, 2008Sophia Chabbott and Marcy Medina and Alessandra Ilari and Caroline Tell

Michael Bondanza wood and gold cuffs.

Jewelry

Jewelers Contend With Record Metal Prices

An uncertain economic outlook in the U.S. and abroad could have jewelry makers contending with even more increases in precious metals prices in the second…

clock July 7, 2008Matthew Lynch

Legwear trends were presented at Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang and Bottega Veneta.

Intimates

Designers, Retailers Talk the Walk for Fall

After a strong showing on the fall runways in New York and Europe, designers and retailers continue to be passionate about legwear…

clock July 7, 2008Caroline Tell

Media

Memo Pad: Who’s Manning The Closet?… Gossip Girl…

The turmoil at elle.com continues, with three more people departing the Web site…

clock July 7, 2008Katya Foreman and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

Qui Hao and one of his designs for the Australian Merino Woolmark Prize.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Right Royal Gems… Russian Fever… Winning Wool Designer

The trickle-down effect of the Marie Antoinette revival sparked by Sofia Coppola is still bearing fruit.

clock July 7, 2008WWD Staff

Looks from Bebe.

Marketing and Promotion

Inter Parfums to Ink Pact With Bebe

Inter Parfums Inc. will add another name to its specialty retail supply business with the expected signing today of a deal with Bebe Stores Inc. to create…

clock July 7, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Oscar de la Renta

Designer and Luxury

Oscar on the Record: With No Plans to Sell, He’s Bullish on Future

If there’s one thing Oscar de la Renta wants to make perfectly clear, it’s this: His company isn’t for sale.

clock July 7, 2008Bridget Foley and Lisa Lockwood

Here, a look from Alexis Mabille.

Fashion Trends

Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

There’ll be blue skies from now on in evening looks from the fall couture: floating blue dresses and even white ones that suggest puffy clouds, often spiked…

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Human Resources

Procop Returns to Asprey as CEO

Asprey of London is pushing top-tier luxury.

clock July 7, 2008Sophia Chabbott

A look inside Vuitton's leased department at Nordstrom.

Marketing and Promotion

Vuitton Opens Shop Inside Nordstrom

Louis Vuitton is saying “Hello” to Nordstrom.

clock July 7, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Business Features

In Brief: LVMH Stock Slide… NorthPark Center Security…

LVMH M?et Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s stock closed down 5.26 percent to 63.30 euros, or $99.36 at current exchange, on the Paris Bourse Friday…

clock July 7, 2008WWD Staff

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Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

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