The View on New York: Retailers Say Spring Ain’t Got That Swing

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Safe but a general lack of zing. That was buyers' overall view of New York Fashion Week, which wrapped up Friday. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

A rendering of Max Mara’s new Rodeo Drive facade.

Fashion Features

MaxMara Overhauls Several U.S. Units

Italian firm also moving into larger locations.

clock September 15, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Human Resources

Karp Resigns From Liz Claiborne Inc.

The vendor will not replace Karp, who spent more than two decades at the company.

clock September 15, 2008Whitney Beckett


Hermes, Burberry to Open in Pacific Northwest

Hermes and Burberry are opening stores in the Pacific Northwest for the first time.

clock September 15, 2008David Moin

Saks Inc. will draw on its revolving credit line to pay off notes.


Credit Crunch Makes Retail Life More Expensive

Stores paying more to refinance and cutting share buyback programs.

clock September 15, 2008Evan Clark

Bankruptcies involving retailers such as Steve & Barry’s and Mervyns have increased demand for credit protection.


Factors Thrive as the Economy Tanks

Economics doldrums good for factoring business.

clock September 15, 2008Matthew Lynch


In Brief


clock September 15, 2008WWD Staff


Coty Revenues Reach $4 Billion

Firm’s prestige division generates 52.5 percent of sales.

clock September 15, 2008Molly Prior

Alejandro Lopez


L’Oreal Professionnel Promotes Lopez

L’Oreal Professionnel has promoted Alejandro Lopez from general manager in Brazil to vice president and general manager for the U.S.

clock September 15, 2008Michelle Edgar

Vanity Fair, The Portraits - A Century of Iconic Images

Marketing and Promotion

Vanity Fair Takes Madison Avenue

Magazine mounts marketing drive with photos.

clock September 15, 2008Sharon Edelson

Rachel Zoe


View from the Blogosphere

Coverage of the action under the tents has never been more comprehensive, but the runway trends are only part of the story being told by the mainstream media.

clock September 15, 2008WWD Staff

Lollipops’ fake snakeskin bag.

Accessory Trends

Paris Accessories Shows Strong

No clear trend emerges at fairs.

clock September 15, 2008Katya Foreman

Karen Erickson


Q&A: Karen Erickson of Erickson Beamon

Since launching 25 years ago, Erickson Beamon has become an international name in fashion jewelry, bedecking celebrities from Madonna to Michelle Obama.

clock September 15, 2008Caroline Tell

De Beers Marie Antoinette ring.


DeBeers Launching Three More U.S. Stores

DE BEERS BELIEVES THAT American women will want their diamond jewelry, no matter the economic climate.

clock September 15, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Zimmermann does lingerie and rtw.


Australia’s Zimmermann Launches Lingerie

Zimmermann is applying a bit of its beach savvy to the boudoir.

clock September 15, 2008Patty Huntington

A display with gift boxes.


Lingerie Boutique With Personal Touch

Journelle, an upscale lingerie boutique that opened in December in Manhattan, has a certain hominess, from its interior design to its sales philosophy.

clock September 15, 2008Karyn Monget

Sassybax’s new shaper.


Sassybax’s Latest Problem Solver

Amanda Kennedy, creator of the Sassybax bra to end back bulge, is shipping another problem-solver this month.

clock September 15, 2008Holly Haber

LeBron James

Fashion Scoops

Going Dutch… Lebron at Ralph… Kenneth Cole’s new cause…

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, two of fashion’s consummate showman, are sitting out the runway this season, WWD has learned.

clock September 15, 2008WWD Staff

Alejandro Ingelmo Spring 2009


Shoe In

At his Mercer Street loft on Thursday, Alejandro Ingelmo delivered more of his exquisitely made, drop-dead sexy shoes.

clock September 15, 2008WWD Staff

Annabelle Dexter-Jones


Zac Posen and The Women

They knew him when….An all-female cast…

clock September 15, 2008WWD Staff

A Rebecca Taylor runway look.


Rebecca Taylor Launches Accessories

Designers adds shoes, bags and belts.

clock September 15, 2008Sophia Chabbott



Fashion Playlist

Before a designer?s first look hits the runway, the tone of the collection is set with sound.

clock September 15, 2008Tara Bonet-Black

Sarah Jessica Parker, Mick Jagger and Rachel Feinstein.


Eye Scoop: Mick Jagger’s New Tracks

The Rolling Stone frontman wrote two new tracks for his girlfriend L’Wren Scott’s presentation on Friday

clock September 15, 2008WWD Staff


Malverdi Tapped at Givenchy

John Galliano exec named as managing director.

clock September 15, 2008Miles Socha

Carolina Herrera RTW Spring 2009

Fashion Features

Buyers Feel Shows Lack Pizzazz

New York Fashion Week leaves a letdown.

clock September 15, 2008Sharon Edelson


Texas Retail Recovering in Wake of Ike

Some stores and restaurants at The Galleria and Memorial City Mall, the two biggest retail centers in Houston, reopened Sunday.

clock September 15, 2008Holly Haber and Rusty Williamson

Lynn Kohlman

Fashion Features

Model Lynn Kohlman Dies at 62

Lynn Kohlman, a model and photographer who also served as Perry Ellis’ muse, died Sunday morning at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center here.

clock September 14, 2008Dianne M. Pogoda


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clock 1hJessica Iredale

Social Studies