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Designer and Luxury

Burberry Revenues Surge 20% in Half

Company cautious about third quarter.

clock October 14, 2008Samantha Conti

Bulging closets and economic turmoil are expected to put a lid on luxury apparel spending in the U.S., during 2009.


Where in the World Are Luxury Shoppers?

Much of the growth in luxury goods consumption in 2009 is likely to come from outside the U.S.

clock October 15, 2008Valerie Seckler

A favorite green practice: Shopping with reusable totes.

Fashion Features

The (Gradual) Greening of America

Roughly the same share of adults in the U.S. are adopting various eco-driven behaviors as they were a year ago, according to consultant WSL Strategic Retail.

clock October 15, 2008Valerie Seckler

Hollywould RTW Spring 2009


New CEO, New Kellwood

WWD’s exclusive first interview with Michael Kramer, Kellwood’s new CEO under Sun Capital.

clock October 15, 2008Whitney Beckett

J.Crew Collection’s new Madison Avenue store.


J. Crew Opens First Collection Store

The first J. Crew Collection store stands discreetly on the southeast corner of Madison Avenue and 79th Street in Manhattan.

clock October 15, 2008David Moin

Thakoon RTW Spring 2009

Fashion Scoops

Designers in Dallas

Target has tapped Thakoon Panichgul to design a sportswear collection that breaks Christmas Day.

clock October 15, 2008WWD Staff

Burnout T-shirt by La Doll and denim skirt by Vanilla Star


Buyers Turn to Accessories at L.A. Majors Market

Scarves, belts and handbags are popular along with denim, ethnic styles.

clock October 15, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran and Anne Riley-Katz and Rachel Brown

With view of women’s jackets in the foreground, inside of Merrell’s first corporate store and flagship.


Merrell Launches Flagship in San Francisco

Two more stores to be rolled out this year.

clock October 15, 2008Joanna Ramey

Traffic snakes up a road as residents flee homes in the San Fernando Valley.


California Industry Braces for Wildfires’ Impact

Blazes erupt as businesses struggle in weakened economy.

clock October 15, 2008Rachel Brown


Baugur Says No Bankruptcies Planned

Firm insists subsidiaries continue to operate.

clock October 15, 2008Nina Jones


Dolce & Gabbana Settles Suit

Firm settles with Marimekko.

clock October 15, 2008Luisa Zargani


P&G Maintains Growth Focus

Procter & Gamble Co.?s growth strategy remains on course.

clock October 15, 2008Molly Prior

Bobbi Brown’s new book.

Color Cosmetics

Bobbi Brown’s Latest Beauty Guide

Makeup artist Bobbi Brown has unveiled her book ?Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual? with everyday tips like how to apply makeup in 10 minutes or less.

clock October 15, 2008Michelle Edgar

Weatherproof’s new ad campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Weatherproof Launches ‘Free’ Coat Campaign

Weatherproof Garment Co. considers the ?If It?s Freezing It?s Free? campaign to be a win-win situation.

clock October 15, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Dsquared's new store in Hong Kong.


Marni, Dsquared Extend Reach to Spain and Hong Kong

The economic downturn isn?t stopping Italian fashion brands Marni and Dsquared from expanding their global retail networks.

clock October 15, 2008Luisa Zargani and Alessandra Ilari

Donatella Versace in a Versace/One Foundation logoed T-shirt.

Fashion Features

Versace China Show to Aid Charity

Versace is planning its first fashion show in China ? and for a good cause.

clock October 15, 2008Luisa Zargani

Presse’s virtual closet on Closet Couture.


Social Sites Tap Retailers

Two more fashion social networking sites, Closet Couture and Chictopia, have joined an increasingly crowded field.

clock October 15, 2008Cate T. Corcoran

Comptoir’s entrance on Spring Street.


Comptoir des Cotonniers Enters U.S.

Comptoir des Cotonniers, the French brand owned by Japanese fashion giant Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., has opened its first U.S. store in New York.

clock October 15, 2008Sharon Edelson

Cathie Black with the bachelors.


Memo Pad: Ad Revenues Slide… Photographic Memories…

Advertising revenue continues to slide… Pamela Fiori admitted it took 26 years to curate… Things were somewhat wilder…

clock October 15, 2008WWD Staff

Business Features

Kenneth Cole HR Hire

Jill Granoff drafts former Claiborne exec Danesha Dixon Smith.

clock October 15, 2008Whitney Beckett


Retail Stocks Slide Again

After a rebound, index down 4 percent on consumer fears.

clock October 15, 2008Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr and Liza Casabona


Gift-Giving Plans Being Pared

NPD reports more consumers will cut back this year.

clock October 15, 2008Vicki M. Young


Daily Stock Wrap

Daily Stock Wrap

clock October 15, 2008WWD Staff

John Galliano RTW Spring 2009

Fashion Trends

Spring Fashion Trend:Party On

John Galliano knows how to have a good time. And, although he kept the runway theatrics to a minimum for spring, there was still plenty to celebrate.

clock October 15, 2008WWD Staff


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