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Tommy Hilfiger Group posted sales of $1.13 billion in the first half.


Hilfiger Sales Gain 30.5% in Half

Newly acquired businesses and double-digit growth in Europe and the U.S. gives company boost.

clock October 20, 2008Samantha Conti

Mergers and Acquisitions

Adrenalina Bids for Pacific Sunwear

Retail analyst says odds of deal are ‘slim to none.’

clock October 20, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke voiced support for a stimulus package Monday.


Retail Shares Inch Up Monday

Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke?s support for another fiscal stimulus package buoyed investors

clock October 20, 2008Evan Clark

Buyers browse trend areas at Interstoff Asia.


Buyers Cautious at Interstoff Asia Fair

Mounting economic woes kept buyers largely on the sidelines during the Interstoff Asia textile fair here.

clock October 21, 2008Andrea Li

A trend area at the show.


L.A. Firms Sew Seeds of Economic Tonic

Textile vendors will present bright color palettes, environmentally friendly materials and high-quality fabrics to the Los Angeles International Textile Show.

clock October 21, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Government and Trade

WEF: U.S. Still Tops But Rank in Jeopardy

The U.S. retained the top spot as the world?s most competitive economy in 2008, in large part due to its strengths in innovation and labor market efficiency.

clock October 21, 2008John Zarocostas

Constance White with Gilles Bensimon.


BRAG Message: ‘Time for Change’

When it comes to diversity, it?s still a struggle within the retail and fashion industries.

clock October 21, 2008David Moin

Francisco Costa and Rossy de Palma.

Fashion Features

Francisco Costa Fetes Eva Mendes

Calvin Klein brand parties in Madrid.

clock October 21, 2008Barbara Barker

Look from Yarnie.

Fashion Features

Yarnie Focuses on Easy, Soft Shapes

Designer Shin Choi’s new secondary line Yarnie debuts this spring.

clock October 21, 2008Venessa Lau

Donatella Versace

Fashion Scoops

Donatella Versace’s Circle of Friends… Murakami Honored by Pratt…

Donatella Versace is much-loved by celebrities… Takashi Murakami and Julian Schnabel were among the winners at Thursday?s Pratt Legends awards dinner…

clock October 21, 2008WWD Staff

A preview of the looks from tonight’s Banana Republic show.


Banana Republic’s New Look

Simon Kneen shows first collection for Banana Republic.

clock October 21, 2008Sharon Edelson and Jessica Iredale

January Jones in BCBG Max Azria.


Frieze Art Fair’s Party Circuit… Oceana Gala Hooks Hollywood Dems…

London?s weeklong Frieze Art Fair usually boasts parties so lively they compete with the actual works on offer.

clock October 21, 2008WWD Staff

Some of the pieces in “Through the Moon Door.”


Architect Thierry Despont’s Art Show

The man behind Bill Gates’ and Calvin Klein’s mansions has recycled scrap materials into high art.

clock October 21, 2008Amanda FitzSimons


Film Fanatics… Superhero Sings Standards…

The front row may be the coveted spot during a fashion show… When Wonder Woman defeats a villain…

clock October 21, 2008WWD Staff

The dining room of  Almond.


Almond: A Taste of the Hamptons in Manhattan

Bridgehampton’s Almond opens in the Flatiron District.

clock October 21, 2008Vanessa Lawrence


Goody’s Out of Bankruptcy… Avon Investigation in China…

Goody?s Family Clothing Inc. emerged from bankruptcy Monday.

clock October 21, 2008WWD Staff

In search of an icon: the new A|X logo in Manhattan’s Chelsea.

Marketing and Promotion

Armani Exchange Redesigns Logo

Armani Exchange is in search of an icon.

clock October 21, 2008Valerie Seckler

The home-like atmosphere of the store.


Malandrino’s New Store in Los Angeles

Designer Catherine Malandrino’s 6,000-square-foot store has homey look.

clock October 21, 2008Anne Riley-Katz


Memo Pad: ‘Project Runway’ Lawsuit… Nicky Haslam’s Fun Shunned….

There’s yet another snag in the dispute over the fate of “Project Runway.”

clock October 21, 2008WWD Staff

Daddy Yankee


Falic Launching Daddy Yankee Scent

Falic Fashion Group, which signed reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee to a fragrance deal last year, is now introducing the rapper?s inaugural men?s scent.

clock October 21, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Vincent Cassel

Human Resources

Saint Laurent Signs Cassel

Yves Saint Laurent Parfums announced Monday that Vincent Cassel will be the face of an upcoming men?s fragrance.

clock October 21, 2008WWD Staff

Takashi Murakami

Fashion Features

A Modest Murakami

Takashi Murakami doesn?t give much credence to his superbrand status. In fact, he doesn?t ever think of his work in that way.

clock October 21, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Richard Blackwell

Fashion Features

Mr. Blackwell Dies at 86

Mr. Blackwell, who skewered celebrities in annual worst-dressed list, will be buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

clock October 21, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Showroom Owner Susie Lehr, 52

Susie Lehr, owner of the Susie Lehr Showroom at 231 W. 39th Street in New York, was found dead in her showroom on Monday morning. She was 52.

clock October 21, 2008Julee Kaplan

Democrat Barack Obama.

Fashion Features

Fashion Trends Toward Obama in Presidential Race

Blue is the hot color for the fashion industry this election season.

clock October 21, 2008Kristi Ellis


Wal-Mart Looks to Educate Customers on Candidates

Working-class Americans are an important demographic in this presidential election, and represent Wal-Mart?s core customer.

clock October 21, 2008Sharon Edelson

Yeohlee’s laminated linen skirt and cotton and silk tank, with Stuart Weitzman shoes, a Satya necklace, Charlotte Bjorlin D’Elia cuff, Melissa McClure branch headband and Reem Acra belt.

Fashion Trends

Spring Metallics: Shine Up

Metals are making an impact for spring — in fashion, that is — as designers go for a suggestion of shimmer or even all-out glitz.

clock October 21, 2008Bobbi Queen


Daily Stock Wrap

Daily Stock Wrap

clock October 21, 2008WWD Staff


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