Claiborne Cuts Outlook As Firms Batten Down To Cope With Economy

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As global stock markets wheeze, credit markets drip and consumers hold onto their dollars tighter than a bear trap, the fashion industry scales back by the day to cope with the squeeze.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Prince with Jennifer Lopez in Versace.


FGI’s Night of Stars

Jennifer Lopez and Prince attended, but Karl Lagerfeld stole the show.

clock October 24, 2008WWD Staff



Claiborne Cuts Outlook as Firms Batten Down to Cope With Economy

Under growing pressures, Liz Claiborne Inc. sharply cut 2008 financial projections and halved capital expenditures for 2009.

clock October 27, 2008Evan Clark


Cach? Posts Loss in Third Quarter

Cach? Inc. swung to a loss in the third quarter as consumers tightened spending on discretionary items.

clock October 27, 2008WWD Staff


6 Indicted in Counterfeit Luxe Goods Case… American Apparel Lawsuit…

A federal grand jury in Jacksonville, Fla., indicted six people for their alleged roles in trafficking counterfeit luxury goods.

clock October 27, 2008WWD Staff

The Musée International de la Parfumerie in Grasse.

Beauty Features

Grasse Fragrance Museum Reopens

The newly renovated Mus?e International de la Parfumerie has reopened after a four-year expansion project that doubled its size.

clock October 27, 2008Susan Stone


Inter Parfums Net Sales Up 21%

New York-based Inter Parfums Inc. reported net sales increased by 21 percent during the third quarter.

clock October 27, 2008Matthew W. Evans


Regis Corp. Profits Down 29.7 Percent

First-quarter profits at salon operator Regis Corp.were off 29.7 percent to $14.5 million

clock October 26, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Designer and Luxury

Chanel Launches Ukraine Boutique

French luxury firm Chanel recently opened its first freestanding boutique in the Ukraine.

clock October 27, 2008Miles Socha

Richard Prince with his wife, Noel, and Stefano Pilati (center).

Fashion Scoops

Richard Prince In Paris… Not for Sale… SJP’s Many Moments…

“I don’t really do contemporary art. I collect early 20th century works, but Richard and I are old friends,” said Bryan Ferry, at Richard Prince’s exhibition.

clock October 27, 2008WWD Staff

Burberry’s silk pajamas.

Fashion Trends

Fashion Trend: Let’s Jam

There’s plenty of room for both the boyish and the girly on spring’s lingerie landscape, where classic men’s pajamas are as popular as the flimsiest nightgowns.

clock October 27, 2008Bobbi Queen

Government and Trade

Financial Crisis Seen Taking Toll on Textile, Apparel Industry

The global financial crisis and the possibility of a worldwide recession could see the textile and apparel industry in for some rough times.

clock October 27, 2008John Zarocostas

Kenneth Cole

Fashion Features

Kenneth Cole’s ‘Awearness’ Book

After 25 years, Kenneth Cole’s spelling may not have improved, but his writing has become more prolific and his call to social activism is as strong as ever.

clock October 27, 2008Whitney Beckett

Susan Sokol

Human Resources

Susan Sokol Named J.Mendel President

Sokol, the former president of apparel at Vera Wang, has been tapped as J.Mendel?s president and chief operating officer.

clock October 27, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Outside Tiffany’s new unit in Glendale, Calif.

Designer and Luxury

Tiffany’s Unveils New Store Concept at Americana at Brand

Tiffany & Co. is putting its contemporary foot forward with a new smaller retail format that opened Friday at the lifestyle center Americana at Brand.

clock October 27, 2008Rachel Brown


Tiffany Fights Ruling in eBay Case

In a legal fight with eBay, Tiffany & Co. presented written arguments to an appeals court asking for the reversal of a ruling earlier this year.

clock October 27, 2008Matthew Lynch


Memo Pad: R.I.P. Radar Again… Ad Shoots Coming to America…

Talk about a tough day for the magazine industry Friday, with Radar and 02138 announcing their ends, and twice-yearly Elle Accessories going on hiatus.

clock October 27, 2008WWD Staff

Bold cuffs by Helene Zubeldia.


Innovation Beats Out Malaise at Premiere Classe

At Premiere Classe in Paris, many exhibitors, particularly from the high-end jewelry sector, said they were weathering the economic storm just fine.

clock October 27, 2008Katya Foreman and Ellen Groves

Lingerie look from Intimates by Bendon for The Limited.


The Limited to Launch Bendon Intimate Apparel

Lingerie to hit stores Nov. 3.

clock October 27, 2008Karyn Monget

Clockwise from top: Cosabella tunic. Jockey camisole. Only Hearts boy briefs. Fayreform bra. Eileen West’s Modal shorts. Wacoal’s camisole.
Myla panties. Lavit bra. Claire Pettibone’s lace thong.


Innerwear Report: Lace Track

Adding lacy, feminine details gives navy and white lingerie a fresh new dimension.

clock October 27, 2008WWD Staff

The entrance of the Shanghai Mode Lingerie fair.


Lingerie and Innerwear Fabrics Holding Their Own

Exhibitors at China trade fairs say business appears resilient.

clock October 27, 2008Lisa Movius

Clockwise from top:Mary Green robe. Josie boyshorts. Felina bikini.
Tommy Hilfiger Intimates bra. Calvin Klein panty. Cosabella thong. Eberjey camisole. Only Hearts camisole. Moschino bra.


Innerwear Report: Red, White and New

Deep crimson and sheer white pieces get sophisticated yet playful twists with touches of lace and bows.

clock October 27, 2008WWD Staff

J.C. Penney look.


Worthington Moves in More Feminine Direction

J.C. Penney’s main career brand is getting a makeover.

clock October 28, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg


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