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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 8hMiles Socha


Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 23hDavid Moin


Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 16hWWD Staff

The Blues in Sin City: Vegas Luxury Stumbles As Economy Sputters

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Retailers are hitting the wall in this longtime bastion of free spending and indulgence.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Adidas Profits Rise 12 Percent in Second Quarter

Europe, Asia and Latin America drive sales gains, while North America remains weak.

clock August 6, 2008Ellen Groves

Fashion Scoops


What does it take to be a fashion icon? Monday night, guests found out over cocktails at the J. Mendel boutique.

clock August 6, 2008Vanessa Lawrence


Members of Hacker Ring Charged

Group believed responsible for theft of over 40 million credit and debit card numbers.

clock August 6, 2008Cate T. Corcoran and Matthew Lynch


For BTS, It’s the Must-Haves

Apparel merchants could be getting a shot in the arm from back-to-school buys.

clock August 6, 2008Valerie Seckler


What’s in a Frame?

The silver-dot triangles popping up around Manhattan may appear to be a new logo, but their geometric, low-profile look can be deceiving.

clock August 6, 2008Valerie Seckler

The Markets Features

Stitsh’s Street Beat

For people who feel like copping a look from London?s fashion-forward street styles, there?s Stitsh.

clock August 6, 2008Nina Jones


Boston’s Art Nouveau Show

Starting in his teens, Rene Lalique created masterpieces of Art Nouveau jewelry for about a decade before turning exclusively to glass.

clock August 6, 2008Katherine Bowers


Zale Promotes Executives

Mary Kwan joins jeweler as chief merchant.

clock August 6, 2008Arnold J. Karr


Kenneth Cole Posts $2.1 Million Q2 Loss

Lower sales pressured the bottom Line.

clock August 6, 2008Evan Clark


Iconix Posts Double-Digit Q2 Net Increase

CEO says cash will be used for growth and acquisitions.

clock August 6, 2008Alexandra Steigrad


Changes at Lane Crawford Joyce Group

Woo to take over helm at retailer.

clock August 6, 2008Miles Socha


Scandinavians Form Fashion Association

Group to Focus on Sustainability, Environment.

clock August 6, 2008Ellen Groves

Fashion Scoops

It’s Over… Rank and Philo… Shock Therapy…

Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo have called off their engagement.

clock August 6, 2008WWD Staff


Beijing’s Booming Club Scene

A Night on the Town in the Chinese Capital.

clock August 6, 2008Peter Savodnik

Intimates and Activewear

Active Firms Gear Ads to China’s National Identity

Messages tap into nationalist pride.

clock August 6, 2008Sherisse Pham

The Markets Features

Women to Watch at the Olympics

Dara Torres is breaking records even out of the pool.

clock August 6, 2008WWD Staff


China’s Olympic-Size Controversies

Protests Have Been Building Over Human Rights and Air Pollution Issues.

clock August 6, 2008Whitney Beckett

The Markets Features

Schedule of Olympic Parties and Events

July 26 to Aug. 26

clock August 6, 2008WWD Staff


P&G Profit Leaps 33 Percent

In the face of rising energy and commodity costs, Procter & Gamble Co.’s fourth-quarter profits surged 33 percent.

clock August 6, 2008Molly Prior


Givaudan Net Up 13.3 Percent

Swiss flavors and fragrance supplier Givaudan registered first-half 2008 net profits of 94 million Swiss francs, or $89.6 million at average exchange.

clock August 6, 2008Jennifer Weil


Boscov’s Gets Financing

Bankrupt Retailer Begins to Reorganize.

clock August 6, 2008David Moin

Fashion Features

Alexander Wang Adds Shoes and a Diffusion Line

Alexander Wang ups the ante with new launches and a fresh vision for spring.

clock August 6, 2008Venessa Lau

Designer and Luxury

Las Vegas Retail Feels Economic Squeeze

Even luxury merchants are feeling the pinch as economy worsens.

clock August 6, 2008Rachel Brown and Marcy Medina and Anne Riley-Katz


Q&A: George Maloof Jr.

George Maloof Jr., who played football at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, runs the hotel division of his family’s Maloof Companies.

clock August 6, 2008Rachel Brown

Designer and Luxury

Smet Lands in Europe

Brand Opens First Store in Paris.

clock August 6, 2008Ellen Groves

Memo Pad

Sweet Deal… Now the Web Costs More, Too… Franco Fan…

DailyCandy has been scouting for a buyer for some time, and on Tuesday it finally found one.

clock August 6, 2008WWD Staff


Bottega Veneta to Open in Northwest

Firm to open in Bravern Mall.

clock August 6, 2008David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Kors Kicks Off Aggressive Retail Push

Michael Kors’ Collection world is growing in leaps and bounds.

clock August 6, 2008Marc Karimzadeh


Economy Bites Into Steven Madden Net

Steven Madden Ltd. said Tuesday that second-quarter earnings fell but still beat Wall Street expectations.

clock August 6, 2008Matthew Lynch


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clock 23hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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