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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 9hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 9hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid Dishes On Her Family's Thanksgiving Traditions

There Will Be Pie, Lots of Pie

clock 15hSophia Chabbott

Quick Hook at Halston: Creative Chief Zanini Said to Be Out at Label

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Just one year after being hired by Harvey Weinstein and Tamara Mellon to resurrect Halston, creative director Marco Zanini is said to be out.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Rendering of The Oaks.


The Oaks Looks for Fresh Energy Outdoors

The Macerich Co. is spending $250 million on a 135,000-square-foot expansion of The Oaks, a 1.1 million-square-foot indoor mall in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

clock July 16, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Marketing and Promotion

GardenWalk Complex Begins Second Phase

The second phase of Anaheim?s $600 million GardenWalk retail-entertainment project opened last month, and additional stores will launch through the summer.

clock July 16, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

A look from Splits59.

Ready To Wear

Line Combines Sport, Street

Friends Keith Peterson and Jonathan Schwartz have teamed up to launch a sportswear line for women, Splits59.

clock July 16, 2008WWD Staff


Nordstrom to Launch At Santa Monica Place

The Seattle-based department store chain, Nordstrom, announced plans Tuesday to open a full-line unit in Macerich?s Santa Monica Place mall.

clock July 16, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Marco Zanini

Ready To Wear

Quick Hook at Halston: Creative Chief Zanini Said to Be Out at Label

Just one year after being hired by Harvey Weinstein and Tamara Mellon, creative director Marco Zanini is said to be out.

clock July 16, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

The Gentry Eagle.

Marketing and Promotion

Thierry Mugler Takes to Water With Design

Thierry Mugler, known for his futuristic aesthetic, is the latest designer to apply his talents beyond the realm of fashion.

clock July 16, 2008Robert Murphy


Joe’s Jeans Sees Profits Leap

Citing continuing sales growth and steady improvement in gross margin, Joe?s Jeans Inc. reported that its second-quarter profits almost quintupled.

clock July 16, 2008WWD Staff

One of Speedo's Olympic Swimsuits.


Swimsuit Issue will feature Playmates wearing the most technologically advanced swimsuits for an upcoming feature tied to the Summer Olympics in Beijing.

clock July 16, 2008Stephanie D. Smith

Hayden Panettiere in a Candie's ad.


Candie Girl

Hayden Panettiere and Candie?s are taking over today to launch the brand?s new ad campaign.

clock July 16, 2008Amy Wicks

Inside a Shiro.


Schottenstein Buys 50% of Shiro

Schottenstein Stores Corp. is venturing in the luxury goods market with a newly formed unit and has taken a 50 percent stake in the Italian brand Shir?.

clock July 16, 2008Luisa Zargani


Supply Exec Exits Ann Taylor

AnnTaylor Stores Corp. said on Tuesday that Anthony M. Romano, chief supply chain officer, has resigned and the company expects to name a replacement soon.

clock July 16, 2008Sharon Edelson

Government and Trade

House to Mull Textile Import Moves

The House Ways & Means Committee will consider whether special scrutiny of foreign imports is needed to prevent damage to the U.S. textile industry.

clock July 16, 2008Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Burberry First-Quarter Sales Gain 26 Percent

Burberry Group plc?s first-quarter sales increased 26 percent, propelled by early wholesale shipments of fall and winter merchandise.

clock July 16, 2008Nina Jones

Fashion Features

Adrover to Show Hess Natur in N.Y.

Miguel Adrover will be back on the New York Fashion Week scene in September when he stages a presentation of his collection for Hess Natur.

clock July 16, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg


India Textile Industry Poised for Strong Growth

Although it continues to be a major exporter of cotton products and apparel, the Indian government and industry see huge potential in a new segment.

clock July 16, 2008N. Vasuki Rao

Lilysportive at Val d'Europe


French Active Retailers Cater to La Femme

Stocking products ranging from Nike support bras to Repetto ballerina shoes, France?s newest activewear chains are working out a sports-fashion mix for women.

clock July 16, 2008Ellen Groves

Manoush's silk and lace blouse and Tulle's wool polyester skirt worn over Love Sex Money's silk and cotton skirt. American Apparel socks; Diego Dolcini shoes.

Fashion Trends

Odd Lot

Politely wacky. That?s the look in contemporary, where offbeat mixes transform ladylike shapes into eccentric ensembles.

clock July 16, 2008Leila Baboi

Fashion Scoops

Dover Street’s Turnaround

It?s all change at London?s Dover Street Market this month. The store closes beginning today for three days before unveiling its new season?s collections.

clock July 16, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Honor Roll

Designer Sonia Rykiel was elevated to the rank of grand commander in the national merit system created by Napoleon Bonaparte.

clock July 16, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion School

Italy?s Camera della Moda on Tuesday unveiled plans to build a fashion institute in Milan to rival leading international fashion and design schools.

clock July 16, 2008WWD Staff

Lindsay Price

Fashion Scoops

Tattoo Artist

Celebrities and handbag lovers joined Longchamp managing director Jean Cassegrainto help the French accessories brand celebrate its 60th anniversary.

clock July 16, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Doonan Do

Elie and Rory Tahari are playing host to Simon Doonan, executive vice president of creative services at Barneys New York.

clock July 16, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Uptown Girl

Following in the steps of past chair Donna Karan, Ivanka Trump is this year?s honorary chair of Miracle on Madison Avenue.

clock July 16, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

In Her Shoes

For its newest advertising campaign, 10-year-old footwear brand Taryn Rose tapped three iconic women.

clock July 16, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

A Suitable Role Model

Savile Row tailor Ozwald Boateng is lending his support to the British government?s Reach initiative.

clock July 16, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

New Kid On The Block

Wunderkind is opening its first store in the U.K., joining Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin and Marc Jacobs on Mount Street in London.

clock July 16, 2008WWD Staff

Marc S. Pritchard


Pritchard Promoted at P&G

Marc S. Pritchard, who has been president of strategy, productivity and growth at Procter & Gamble Co. for the last two years, has been promoted.

clock July 16, 2008Pete Born


Lauder Names Main to Bobbi Brown

The Est?e Lauder Cos. Inc. has named Sandra Main senior vice president and general manager, international for its Bobbi Brown Cosmetics brand.

clock July 16, 2008Matthew W. Evans


Bulgari Parfums Taps McMahan for N. American Post

Bulgari Parfums et Cosmetiques has named Veronica “Ronnie” McMahan managing director for North America.

clock July 16, 2008WWD Staff


Industry Stocks Take Turbulent Ride

Investors abandoned the retail sector early Tuesday, only to come running back just as the price of oil began its biggest retreat in nearly two decades.

clock July 16, 2008Liza Casabona and Matthew Lynch


Saks’ High Note: Off 5th Rolling Out

Saks Inc. announced it will open three additional Off 5th units, another sign that the off-price sector is a bright spot in the otherwise dim retail industry.

clock July 16, 2008David Moin

Fashion Features

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists Set

This year?s 10 finalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund are a varied group, from their home base to their designs and their dedication to the environment.

clock July 16, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Eric Wiseman


VF Earnings Leap 27.3 Percent

A shaky global economy isn?t taking the wind out of VF Corp.?s sails, as the lifestyle giant turned in another record-setting second quarter.

clock July 16, 2008Ross Tucker


June Blues

Sweden?s Hennes & Mauritz said same-store sales dipped 2 percent in June as inflation and economic worries kept shoppers out of stores.

clock July 16, 2008WWD Staff


New Audemars Chief

Audemars Piguet on Tuesday announced Philippe C. Merk would become its international chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1.

clock July 16, 2008WWD Staff


No Furs In Stock has gone fur-free. stopped selling merchandise containing fur on its e-commerce Web site on Thursday.

clock July 16, 2008WWD Staff


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A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 19hJean E. Palmieri

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