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Designer and Luxury

Richemont Growth Slows Slightly

Jewelers lead gains in quarter, while leather and accessories post 5 percent drop.

clock September 10, 2008Samantha Conti

Austin Texas


Austin, Texas Goes Luxe

Quirky city adjusts to injection of new luxury retail complexes.

clock September 11, 2008Whitney Beckett

Christian Siriano

Fashion Features

Q&A With Christian Siriano

The “Project Runway” Winner Looks To Prove His Designer Creds With His First Solo Fashion Show.

clock September 11, 2008Whitney Beckett

Anya Hindmarch Spring 2009


London Calling at Anya Hindmarch

The Sixties and Seventies have always been a point of reference for Anya Hindmarch, but for spring, she took inspiration from contemporary artists from the era.

clock September 11, 2008WWD Staff

Matt and Katy Culmo of By George have sold elegant fashion in Austin since 1977.


Q&A: Matthew and Katy Culmo

The owners of By George celebrate the Austin retailer’s 29th anniversary

clock September 11, 2008WWD Staff

kimora lee simmons

Fashion Features

Q&A: Kimora Lee Simmons

Some might say Kimora Lee Simmons is over-the-top or flashy, but as president of Baby Phat, she has proven herself to have quite the business head.

clock September 11, 2008Julee Kaplan


Vital Stats

POPULATION: 1.3 million in metropolitan area; 690,000 within city limits; the 16th largest city in the U.S.

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Jillian Lewis in her own knit dress.


Jillian Lewis Trunk Show a Hit

Searle does well with Project Runway designer.

clock September 11, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Fall 2008 looks from Bill Blass Couture.


NexCen May Shutter Bill Blass RTW Unit

Blass line designed by Peter Som seen as hindering sale of trademark.

clock September 11, 2008Vicki M. Young

Looks from Alabama Denim.


A New Project for Chanin

Natalie Chanin, designer of high-end ready-to-wear label Alabama Chanin, has a new project: Alabama Denim.

clock September 11, 2008Georgia Lee

Retailers have seen a surge in denim sales through the summer.


Denim Shines in Weary Economy

Denim is proving to be one of the few sweet spots in the sour retail scene.

clock September 11, 2008Ross Tucker

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Fashion Features

The Politics of Style

First ladies, dating back to Jacqueline Kennedy, and current candidates’ wives ranked by respondents who said they are “stylish.”

clock September 11, 2008Cecily Hall

Marc Jacobs, André Leon Talley and Victoria Beckham.


Drawing a Crowd… The Times’ New Investor… Women on Women

The fifth edition of “Fashion Rocks” drew the largest ratings in four years for Tuesday night?s 9 p.m. telecast of the concert on CBS.

clock September 11, 2008Irin Carmon and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks


Ashworth Mulls Sale After Big Q3 Loss

Kurt Salmon retained to explore sale, merger or other transaction.

clock September 11, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Business Features

In Brief: Hearts on Fire Names Mahoney… L.A. Port Truck Plan…

Ellen Maloney has been named vice president of retail at diamond jewelry firm Hearts on Fire.

clock September 11, 2008WWD Staff

Tommy Hilfiger leads a group of bikers from Lincoln Center to Macy’s Herald Square Tuesday evening.


Hilfiger Rumbles Into Macy’s Herald Square

Designer’s personal appearance marks fragrance launch and sportswear rollout.

clock September 11, 2008Matthew W. Evans and Whitney Beckett

A look from Victoria’s Secret.

Marketing and Promotion

Victoria’s Secret Eyes International Growth

Victoria’s Secret is getting ready to preach its gospel of sex, sensuality and romance to an international audience.

clock September 11, 2008David Moin


Daily Stock Wrap

Wall Street had a bit of a breather Wednesday as it took stock of Lehman Brothers? $3.9 billion third-quarter loss…

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Legal Briefs

J&N Sales and Jade Marketing Group have accused Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. of trademark infringement and false advertising.

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Government and Trade

Bill Introduced to Boost Counterfeiting Fight

The fight against global counterfeiting and piracy was front and center Wednesday with the introduction of legislation in Congress…

clock September 11, 2008Kristi Ellis

Helen Arnault in Dior couture, and John Galliano.

Fashion Scoops

Azzedine’s amazement… Irina gives it a miss… Gucci’s big move

Azzedine Alaia was practically speechless in Paris on Tuesday night, agog after viewing the Art Deco furniture on display at Vallois.

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The trucking program with Mexico is under fire from the House and Senate.

Government and Trade

Senate Could Block Bush Truck Plan

Bill introduced on Mexican carriers.

clock September 11, 2008Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Gigli Gets Rid of Design Team

Firm cancels Milan show

clock September 11, 2008Andrew Roberts

Fashion Features

League of Extraordinary Ladies

Call it a league of extraordinary ladies – first ladies, that is.

clock September 11, 2008Cecily Hall

Blake Lively


Backstage at Michael Kors With Blake Lively

"Gossip Girl" star dishes on her fashion friend.

clock September 11, 2008Emily Holt


Today's Must Read

Britney Spears


Britney Spears to Launch Fashion and Lifestyle Merchandise

clock 1hAlexa Tietjen

Social Studies