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Fashion

Court Rejects Burkini Ban in French Town

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

clock 17mMiles Socha

Business

Prada Profits Slump 25% in H1 as Sales Falter

Revenues dropped 15 percent, despite the "first signs of improving trends in Mainland China.”

clock 1hGordon Sirlisi

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 10hRachel Strugatz

Dresner Checks Out: Park Ave. Retail Icon Succumbs to Economy

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Overview

The unforgiving economic climate has claimed one of fashion’s iconic independent retailers. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Hilfiger Sets Denim Flagship in Milan

Unit features 10 display windows and a décor reminiscent of the designer’s first retail venture.

clock November 24, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Financial

Retail Shares Soar on Government Moves

Standard & Poor’s Retail Index surges23.59 points on Monday.

clock November 24, 2008Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

Verdura Taps Caslin

Colleen Caslin has been named chief operating officer of Verdura.

clock November 24, 2008WWD Staff

Handbags

Furla Investing in New, Creative Talent

Despite global economic turmoil, Furla is looking beyond the balance sheet, scouting new talents and creative minds.

clock November 25, 2008Luisa Zargani

Jewelry

Alexi Andriotti Accessories Launching in U.S.

Popular overseas chain opening two stores in Florida.

clock November 25, 2008Caroline Tell

Retail Features

Retailers Look for Accessories Holiday Boost

Accessories, a traditionally strong category, might be a bright spot this retail year.

clock November 25, 2008WWD Staff

Textiles

New Study Details Abuse of Textile, Apparel Workers

Incidents of murder and intimidation are cited for union activity.

clock November 25, 2008John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

Industry Worries Security May Slow Port Business

The maritime industry is concerned policy initiatives to boost port security could slow the flow of goods and increase costs.

clock November 25, 2008Rachel Brown

Trends

Evening Belle: Evening Dresses Fit for a Princess

Simple slips and columns aren’t the only styles in town.

clock November 25, 2008Antonia Sardone

Financial

U.K. Retailers, Government Take Steps to Stimulate Purchases

British retailers, including Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser, along with the government offer many incentives to lure reluctant shoppers.

clock November 25, 2008Nina Jones

Jewelry

A Golden Vision: David Lynch Designs Art Basel Space

Cartier hired David Lynch to design a space and installation for Art Basel Miami Beach next month.

clock November 25, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Legal

Leighton to Answer New Merrill Lynch Complaint

Attorney for the famed jeweler Fred Leighton called the new motion ‘pernicious.’

clock November 25, 2008David Moin and Matthew Lynch

Financial

Inter Parfums Cuts 2008 Guidance

Inter Parfums Inc., the U.S. parent of Inter Parfums SA, reduced its 2008 earnings guidance on Monday, citing the strength of the dollar versus the euro.

clock November 25, 2008Brid Costello

Financial

Perry Ellis Net Down 41.4%

Perry Ellis International Inc. reported a decline in third-quarter profits and revenues Wednesday, but met the high end of its recently revised guidance.

clock November 25, 2008Matthew Lynch

Financial

Dress Barn Scores Net Increase

Despite higher 1Q profits for Dress Barn, the operator of the Dress Barn and Maurices nameplates joined the chorus of firms making lower earnings estimates.

clock November 25, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Financial

In Brief: Pershing Pauses on Target… IT Holding Up and Down…

Pershing Pauses on Target… IT Holding Up and Down… Liquidating Steve & Barry’s…

clock November 25, 2008WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Pilati’s Russian Dolls… Loving LA… Female Factor…

A doll for 33,000 euros… Though publishers are turning a worried eye… The lighter side of Paco Underhill…

clock November 25, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Blake Named President of Men’s Warehouse Discount Division

Men’s wear veteran Mary Beth Blake has been promoted to president of K&G Fashion Superstore, the discount division of Men’s Wearhouse.

clock November 25, 2008Jean E. Palmieri

Retailing

Walgreens Returns to Times Square

Walgreens’ newly opened flagship in New York shines a spotlight on the chain’s focus on beauty.

clock November 25, 2008Faye Brookman and Molly Prior

Hair

Pantene Unveils London Ads

Pantene’s latest advertising campaign, “Salon Challenge,” is meant to educate women on a recent blind hair care challenge the brand held.

clock November 25, 2008Andrea Nagel

Film and TV

Lights, Cameras and Designers: TV Cameos Boost Profiles

From Michael Kors to Tory Burch, more designers are making appearances on television.

clock November 25, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Going to LaChapelle… Peaches Geldof Dresses Up… Claire’s Crystal Ball…

A photo of a crowned Madonna clutching a thorny heart is one of the images by David LaChapelle due to be exhibited in Paris. Also, Peaches dresses up…

clock November 25, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Dell’Acqua Kicks Off High-End Line

Italian designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua is launching a high-end capsule collection called Alessandro Dell’Acqua Black Dress.

clock November 25, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Retail Features

More Y’s Mandarina Duck on Display in Hong Kong

The economic gloom is hovering over retailers here, but Adrienne Ma’s fledgling company, Amma Holdings Ltd., is forging ahead.

clock November 25, 2008Constance Haisma-Kwok

People

Having a Ball

The Bal Crillon des Debutantes in Paris brings together the daughters of heavy hitters from the worlds of politics, entertainment, art and fashion.

clock November 25, 2008Amanda FitzSimons

Designer and Luxury

Dresner Checks Out: Park Ave. Retail Icon Succumbs to Economy

The unforgiving economic climate has claimed one of fashion’s iconic independent retailers.

clock November 25, 2008Sharon Edelson

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

Daily Stock Wrap

clock November 25, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

The Fiber Price Sheet

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock November 25, 2008WWD Staff

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