Good News, Bad News: Buyers Praise Paris, But Tighten Up Orders

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It took a while to gain momentum, but once Paris hit full throttle, it delivered the kind of directional and chic collections needed in this shaky economic environment, retailers said.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Retail Stocks Drop on Credit, Holiday Fears

Dow falls 3.6 percent.

clock October 6, 2008Evan Clark

A new fleet of alternative fuel-burning ships is proposed to handle coastal freight transport.

Government and Trade

U.S. Coastal Waters Seen as Freight Option

Report says highways and bridges are overcrowded and obsolete.

clock October 7, 2008Ross Tucker

Derek Lam showed in Paris recently.

Designer and Luxury

RTW Firms Take Measures to Withstand Tough Economy

Companies are anxiously making moves in the hopes of offsetting what many expect to be trying months ahead.

clock October 7, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Elie Tahari’s fashion show in Seoul earlier this year.


Elie Tahari Expands in South Korea

Elie Tahari opens shop-in-shops in Seoul, South Korea, with plans for more.

clock October 7, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Von Furstenberg and her muse, Wonder Woman.


Diane von Furstenberg’s Superheroines

Diane von Furstenberg launches DC comics book, ?Be the Wonder Woman You Can Be, Featuring the Adventures of Diva, Viva & Fifa.”

clock October 7, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

A 50-year-old tree trunk presides over the store.


DDCLab Brings Space Age Feel to SoHo Store

New York DDCLab flagship store shows off cutting edge looks, and details like antielectro-magnetic field pockets.

clock October 7, 2008Sharon Edelson

Edith Piaf


Fashion Week Playlist: Paris

The top tunes (Serge Gainsbourg, Madness, and more) from the Paris collections.

clock October 7, 2008Katya Foreman

The tracksuit bar offers every color imaginable.

Designer and Luxury

World of Juicy Couture Comes to 5th Avenue

In New York, Juicy Couture opened the doors of its latest flagship at 650 Fifth Ave. ? and hordes of shoppers who had been lining up outside rushed in.

clock October 7, 2008Julee Kaplan

Reed Krakof


Reed Krakoff’s Latest Photo Project

The Coach president’s newest book depicts athletes from the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

clock October 7, 2008Sophia Chabbott


Van Cleef Reaches Settlement with Mouawad, Heidi Klum

Van Cleef & Arpels reached a settlement with Mouawad USA Inc. and Heidi Klum GmbH in a trademark infringement suit.

clock October 7, 2008Matthew Lynch


Baugur Seeks to Allay Fears

Baugur investment firm caught up in Icelandic crisis.

clock October 7, 2008Nina Jones


In Brief: PPR Loses Falque-Pierrot… Eco Style… Waverly Sold to Iconix…

PPR is losing Thierry Falque-Pierrotin, head of the Redcats mail order division… NexCen Brands Inc. has completed the sale of Waverly.

clock October 7, 2008WWD Staff

The Frette range on display.


Frette Offering More Apparel

Linens brand seeks to diversify, opens Boston store.

clock October 7, 2008Katherine Bowers


Morellato Bolsters Management

Matteo Morandi joins Morellato & Sector SpA as general manager of watches and licenses..

clock October 7, 2008Andrew Roberts


Memo Pad: Colbert Talks News… OK’s Baby Buy… Rethinking the Atlantic…

Stephen Colbert spoke to Ariel Levy, saying he preferred to be viewed as a comedian, not a crusader.

clock October 7, 2008WWD Staff

Government and Trade

EU Trade Post Shift Doesn’t Bode Well for Doha Round

The resignation of EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson is a major loss for salvaging the troubled global Doha talks, envoys said.

clock October 7, 2008John Zarocostas



Good News, Bad News: Buyers Praise Paris, But Tighten Up Orders

Of course, the economy was the major theme of the season ? overarching everything shown on the runway.

clock October 7, 2008WWD Staff

Betsy Olum, Cristina Carlino, Jane Hertzmark Hudis and Cheryl Vitali.

Beauty Features

CEW Celebrates ‘Achievers’

Cosmetic Executive Women held its annual Achiever Awards Friday, honoring the professional achievements of four women in the beauty industry.

clock October 7, 2008Julie Naughton

John Galliano

Fashion Scoops

Gotham Galliano… Welcoming Party…

The Taharis at Home…Galliano to Speak…

clock October 7, 2008WWD Staff

Jean-Luce Hure, Marylou Luther, Bill Cunningham and Sonia Rykiel


Luther and Cunningham Honored by France

Photographer Bill Cunningham and editor Marylou Luther received France?s high honors at the Mus?e des Arts D?coratifs on Sunday.

clock October 7, 2008WWD Staff


EBay Plans Layoffs

Auction site also to buy Bill Me Later site.

clock October 7, 2008Cate T. Corcoran


Economy Compels Southeast Developers to Pull Back

ICSC conference focuses on market turmoil.

clock October 7, 2008Georgia Lee


Daily Stock Wrap

Top gainers and losers.

clock October 7, 2008WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

Bidding for Mervyns’ Units Continues

The bankrupt Hayward, Calif.- based retailer Mervyns’ has held preliminary negotiations with several parties about its locations, creditsources told WWD.

clock October 8, 2008Vicki M. Young

Kylie Minogue sings to Alexandre de Betak.


Birthdays and Burlesque in Paris

Paris’ king of runway productions, Alexandre de Betak, said he was “so lucky” to have “Happy Birthday” sung to him by none other than Kylie Minogue.

clock October 8, 2008WWD Staff


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