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Retail

Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

clock 17hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 1hRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 12hEvan Clark

Claiborne Plans to Outsource Mexx to Li + Fung

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Fashion Features

Stay Puff: WWD Captured an Era Before It Went Up in Smoke

Cigarettes are no longer the glamorous accessory they once were. Here, WWD’s photographers cut through the haze with shots that define the time.

clock November 12, 2008Court Williams

Fashion Features

Donatella Versace Visits Earthquake Zone

Designer tours Sanjiang, China.

clock November 11, 2008Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Buyers Downsize at Dallas’ Fashion Industry Gallery

The emphasis is on purchasing smaller, more focused lines.

clock November 12, 2008Rusty Williamson

The Markets Features

Industry Endures Lean Times in California

All signs point downward with no quick end in sight.

clock November 12, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

General Growth Paints Bleak Picture

General Growth acknowledges that it may seek bankruptcy protection with debt deadlines looming.

clock November 12, 2008Arnold J. Karr and Evan Clark

Financial

TJX Looks for Deals and Real Estate

Off-price giant moving aggressively despite tamed Q4 outlook.

clock November 12, 2008Evan Clark

Financial

Tarrant Q3 Net Down

Declining retail business and Mervyns’ bankruptcy resulted in a third-quarter drop in profits for Tarrant Apparel Group.

clock November 12, 2008Matthew Lynch

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Sears Opens Web Store for Mobile Phones

Retailer sees ‘strong future’ in the category.

clock November 12, 2008Cate T. Corcoran

Marketing and Promotion

Shopflick Uses Video to Connect With Customers

Shopflick uses video to help emerging designers build relationships with customers.

clock November 12, 2008Cate T. Corcoran

Technology

Bits & Bytes: Positively Electric Vests… Bronze Minilaptop ASUS Eee PC S10…

A cashmere rib vest keeps its wearer extra toasty with a heat-conducting silver lining, while the latest minilaptops come in bronze colors.

clock November 12, 2008WWD Staff

Technology

Gadgets Galore at Intel Fashion Show

Nine devices based on Intel technology make an effort to be more stylish.

clock November 12, 2008Cate T. Corcoran

Publishing

Richard Shortway, Former Conde Nast Exec

Richard Shortway, a longtime executive of Condé Nast and former publisher of Vogue, died late Monday night of cancer at age 84 at his home in Bel Air, Calif.

clock November 12, 2008Stephanie D. Smith

Memo Pad

Let It Snow for Rihanna… Conde Nast Cuts… Books Boost Rodale

On Nov. 19, Gucci’s Frida Giannini and Rihanna are brightening New York…

clock November 12, 2008WWD Staff

Marketing

Fashion’s New Circuit: Social Networks

Europe’s fashion and luxury goods companies are wooing bloggers and infiltrating social networking sites to entice a new breed of customer.

clock November 12, 2008Samantha Conti

Fashion

In Search of the Buy Sign

Book explains contextual marketing.

clock November 12, 2008Valerie Seckler

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Founder Power: A Key to Success in Tough Times

Companies with a distinctive point of view, a resonating culture and a visionary founder who’s still involved are faring better than others.

clock November 12, 2008Whitney Beckett

Beauty Features

L’Oréal Legends Gala Raises $4.3M

A heady mix of Hollywood and retail heavyweights turned out Monday night at the American Museum of Natural History for the annual L’Oréal Legends Gala.

clock November 12, 2008David Moin and Pete Born

Retailing

Bloomingdale’s Opens Space NK

Bloomingdale’s ceo Michael Gould called the partnership with Space NK “a seminal moment” for the department store’s beauty business.

clock November 12, 2008Julie Naughton

Government and Trade

Obama Aide: No Link Between Stimulus Package and Colombian Trade

John Podesta said the Colombia free trade agreement should not be linked to a $100 billion economic stimulus package being crafted by Democrats in Congress.

clock November 12, 2008Kristi Ellis

Retail Features

ABC Home Promotion Focuses on Africa

The event spotlights about $1 million worth of Congolese raffia wraps, indigo textiles from Mali, Rwandan pottery and other indigenous merchandise.

clock November 12, 2008David Moin

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Claiborne Plans to Outsource Mexx to Li & Fung

Drastic wholesale markdowns hurt third quarter profits for Liz Claiborne.

clock November 12, 2008Whitney Beckett

Handbags

Henri Bendel Rolls Out Accessories Stores

Henri Bendel is branching out again, this time into accessories stores with Bendel-branded products.

clock November 12, 2008Caroline Tell

Trends

Tough Rider

Leather, sturdy hardware and edgy legwear make for biker-girl looks that don’t require a Harley.

clock November 12, 2008Hellin Kay

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