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 ceo Herbert Hainer.


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

Credit Cards


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

Fashion Features

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

Oliver Goldsmith?s Mistinguett style, first made in 1967.


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

What?s clicking at Stitsh? London street styles.


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

Beetle Necklace by Lucien Gaillard.


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

Mary Kwan

Human Resources

Zale Promotes Executives

Mary Kwan joins jeweler as chief merchant.

clock August 6, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Jill Granoff and Kenneth Cole


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

Jennifer Woo


Changes at Lane Crawford Joyce Group

Woo to take over helm at retailer.

clock August 6, 2008Miles Socha

A spring-summer 2009 look by Noir.


Scandinavians Form Fashion Association

Group to Focus on Sustainability, Environment.

clock August 6, 2008Ellen Groves

Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo.

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

Dancing at Star Live.


Beijing’s Booming Club Scene

A Night on the Town in the Chinese Capital.

clock August 6, 2008Peter Savodnik

Adidas portrays diver Hu Jia diving into a sea of Chinese supporters.


Active Firms Gear Ads to China’s National Identity

Messages tap into nationalist pride.

clock August 6, 2008Sherisse Pham

Dara Torres


Women to Watch at the Olympics

Dara Torres is breaking records even out of the pool.

clock August 6, 2008WWD Staff

Marketing and Promotion

China’s Olympic-Size Controversies

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

clock August 6, 2008Whitney Beckett


Schedule of Olympic Parties and Events

July 26 to Aug. 26

clock August 6, 2008WWD Staff

A.G. Lafley


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

Gilles Andrier, Givaudan chief executive officer.


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

Wang and his muse, Kate Moss.

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

The $9 billion CityCenter project.

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

Famous fans line the walls of Smet?s Paris store.

Designer and Luxury

Smet Lands in Europe

Brand Opens First Store in Paris.

clock August 6, 2008Ellen Groves

James Franco


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

Renderings of Michael Kors? Worth Avenue boutique.

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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