Dissecting Dillard’s: Retailer’s Loss Widens, No Turnaround in Sight

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Dillard's Inc. might have brought its once high-flying ways down to earth under pressure from investors, but the retailer still isn’t on the flight path many analysts would like to see.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Spring Denim: Into the Blue

Who doesn’t want to lighten things up for spring? Certainly not the denim market, where this season, be it skinny or belle, it’s all about those icy blue hues.

clock August 21, 2008Kim Friday and Leila Baboi


Talbots, Charming Shoppes Report Losses

The Talbots Inc. and Charming Shoppes Inc. landed in the red in the second quarter.

clock August 27, 2008Vicki M. Young

Mergers and Acquisitions

Quiksilver Sells Rossignol for $146.7M

After eight months on the market, Rossignol Group has found a new home with a familiar leader.

clock August 27, 2008Matthew Lynch



Dillard’s Loss Up in Quarter

Retailer’s sales fall 2.5 percent.

clock August 27, 2008Evan Clark

Apron-clad employees at the Lush store in Herald Square.


Lush Employees Disrobe for Cause

Shed clothing, don aprons to raise awareness for environmental issues.

clock August 28, 2008Matthew W. Evans


IT Holding Reports Loss

Gianfranco Ferre parent hit by costs.

clock August 28, 2008Luisa Zargani

An Esprit store in Germany.


Esprit Year-End Profits Leap 24.5%

Growth in Europe key to revenue, earnings expansion.

clock August 28, 2008Arnold J. Karr


Weak Economy, Charges Lead to Charming Shoppes Q2 Loss

Restructuring and severance charges weigh on bottom line.

clock August 28, 2008Alexandra Steigrad


Daily Stock Wrap

A better-than-expected performance by durable goods orders sent the stock market higher Wednesday.

clock August 28, 2008WWD Staff

Nike website.


Fashion Surfing

The top 10 most-searched-for fashion brands online during the month of July.

clock August 28, 2008Cecily Hall


Ten to Know

Most-searched brands reveal fashion zeitgeist.

clock August 28, 2008Cate T. Corcoran


Target Promotes Francis

Michael Francis becomes EVP and chief marketing officer.

clock August 28, 2008Sharon Edelson

Business Features

CFDA to Set Up Health Initiative Booths During Fashion Week

Clinician on site to answer questions.

clock August 28, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

The original banner for Miami Fashion Week.


AMI’s Rescue Plan… Vogue Stays on Style… Rolling Stone’s New Publisher

American Media Inc. is back in the headlines, but this time around it has nothing to do with the National Enquirer or John Edwards.

clock August 28, 2008WWD Staff

Jayson Brunsdon's harborside show at Australian Fashion Week in May.


Letter From Sydney

Australian historian Robert Hughes once described the British fleet’s arrival in Sydney Cove as the 18th-century equivalent of traveling to the moon.

clock August 28, 2008Patty Huntington

The Iceberg's Dining Room & Bar.


Sydney Scene

Eating, drinking and shopping in Sydney.

clock August 28, 2008Patty Huntington

Government and Trade

Statistics for Sydney Australia


clock August 28, 2008WWD Staff

A striking black and white decor in the interior of the North Damen Street store.


Club Monaco Sees Growth in Chicago

State Street could be next location.

clock August 28, 2008Beth Wilson



‘Slackonomics’ Explores Gen-X’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

Xers have bridged analog and digital worlds.

clock August 28, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Christine Edman


Christine Edman Heads H&M Japan

The 32-year-old, who is half Japanese, half American, with Swedish citizenship, joins a very limited pool of female executives in Japan.

clock August 28, 2008Amanda Kaiser

A look from Operations for Levi Strauss & Co.

Ready To Wear

Levi Strauss Expands Operations

Levi Strauss and workwear-inspired fashion label Operations are teaming up for fall.

clock August 28, 2008Ross Tucker

Modern Amusement’s cotton shirt with Fruit of the Loom’s cotton tank top and Taverniti So Jeans’ cotton and spandex denim jeans.

Fashion Trends

Fast Track

Who doesn’t love a good leather jacket? Certainly not the folks at William Rast, who turned out this buffalo skin version with an exaggerated ribbed collar.

clock August 28, 2008Leila Baboi

Michelle Obama in her Maria Pinto dress.

Government and Trade

Nolan and Tobias on Politics and Fashion

Designer and DNC treasurer in a Q&A.

clock August 28, 2008Kristi Ellis

Protesters at the convention.

Government and Trade

The Pink Ladies Take Over

Convention needs a dash of color.

clock August 28, 2008Jacob Bernstein

Bobbi Brown

Government and Trade

Denver Dish

Bobbi Brown’s Biden Gig… Sean Penn on Hillary

clock August 28, 2008WWD Staff

Amy Ryan


Amy Ryan’s First Day at ‘The Office’

The “Gone Baby Gone” actress joins NBC’s smash comedy for six episodes this season.

clock August 28, 2008Marcy Medina

Amanda Scheer-Demme


Amanda Demme on Her Latest Venture

A Q&A with L.A.’s hip clubster.

clock August 28, 2008Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Jil Sander Signs Innerwear License

Firm to launch innerwear and beachwear.

clock August 28, 2008Luisa Zargani

Sheryl Crow signing fan Lynda Baboyian's vest from Crow's new line.

Fashion Scoops

Sheryl Crow’s New Line… Michelle Obama’s Next Fashion Stop…

After meeting fashion designers at a dinner held at Calvin Klein’s home in June, Michelle Obama will get her chance to meet entertainment types in Los Angeles.

clock August 28, 2008WWD Staff

Kwiat's Madison Avenue flagship.


Kwiat Opens New York Store

Jewelry firm unveils first freestanding retail unit.

clock August 28, 2008Sophia Chabbott


Taubman Asia Reveals Macau Tenants

Major mall attracts top luxury brands.

clock August 28, 2008David Moin


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