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J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

clock December 2, 2016Evan Clark

Business

Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

clock 22hKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

Business

Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

clock December 4, 2016Luisa Zargani

From Russia, Less Love: Luxe Shoppers Cut Back In Economic Downturn

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The financial crisis is sending a chill through Moscow’s once red-hot retail scene.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Yves Saint Laurent

Fashion Scoops

YSL to Donate Funds for Women

Yves Saint Laurent, is donating funds to the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

clock December 15, 2008WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Scraps Plans for Ginza Flagship

The store would have been LV’s largest in the world.

clock December 16, 2008Amanda Kaiser

Police in front of Printemps department store in Paris following a terrorist alert.

Retail

Printemps in Paris Reopens After Bomb Scare

Threat forced temporary evacuation of store.

clock December 16, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Louboutin to Create Barbie Pumps

Christian Louboutin is designing pumps in iconic Barbie Pantone 219 Pink.

clock December 16, 2008WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

New York State Proposes Luxury Tax

Plan aims to reduce deficit.

clock December 16, 2008Elizabeth Morrow

Vera Wang

Designer and Luxury

Vera to Switch Show Locale

Vera Wang to stage in store instead of Bryant Park tents.

clock December 16, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Overstock sells Betsey Johnson coats, $214.99

Marketing and Promotion

E-Commerce Holding Steady With Incentives

From Amazon to Yahoo Shopping, the e-commerce industry has been resilient.

clock December 17, 2008Rachel Brown and Anne Riley-Katz

A jumpsuit from Alvin Valley Collection.

Designer and Luxury

Alvin Valley Relaunches Collection

After a two-year hiatus, Alvin Valley is reviving his Collection business with a runway show during New York Fashion Week.

clock December 17, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Michelle Obama in J. Crew.

Ready To Wear

Affordable Brands Could Get a Kick Start

Consumers trend towards reasonably priced and conservative clothing.

clock December 17, 2008Whitney Beckett

Business Features

Groupe Royer Buys Charles Jourdan

Groupe Royer, which bills itself as France’s largest footwear importer and distributor, has come to the rescue of Charles Jourdan.

clock December 17, 2008Katya Foreman

Markets

Consumers Pull Back on Holiday Spending

More than half of consumers are spending less on holiday shopping this year, according to a recent survey by Consumer Reconnaissance Inc.

clock December 17, 2008Whitney Beckett

Government and Trade

Textile Groups Make Recommendations for Obama

Organizations seek to boost trade regulation enforcement.

clock December 17, 2008Kristi Ellis

Financial

Penney’s CEO Up for $25M in Stock Grants

According to a filing with the SEC on Tuesday, ceo Myron “Mike” Ullman can receive up to 500,000 Penney’s shares.

clock December 17, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Financial

VF Job Cuts Hit Headquarters, Kansas Offices

VF Corp.’s jeanswear coalition and an IT services unit have eliminated a “small” number of white-collar positions in the company’s Greensboro headquarters.

clock December 17, 2008David Lipke

Image from the art installation on Cockatoo Island.

Fashion Features

Calvin Klein Brand Fetes 40th

Top of the fashion-heavy guest list was the newly minted Calvin Klein ambassador, Australian actor Abbie Cornish, together with her beau Ryan Phillippe.

clock December 17, 2008Patty Huntington

Human Resources

Symrise CEO Linzbach to Depart

Gerold Linzbach said he will not renew his contract with the Holzminden, Germany-based flavors and fragrance firm in October 2009.

clock December 17, 2008Jennifer Weil

Financial

Italian Beauty Industry Struggles in ’08

The Italian beauty industry is already feeling the side effects of the global recession.

clock December 17, 2008Stephanie Epiro

Designer sketches in WWD

Media

Is It Real, or Is It Memorex?… AMI Extends Again…

All eyes are on fashion’s new icon, Michelle Obama… American Media Inc. has once again extended the deadline for creditors…

clock December 17, 2008WWD Staff

Early holiday promotions contributed to deflation in November.

Financial

Retail Stocks Rise After Interest Rate Cut

Shares lift as prices slump.

clock December 17, 2008Evan Clark and Liza Casabona

Macy's was pleased by Black Friday turnout.

Retail

Major Retailers Offer Extended Holiday Hours

Target Corp., Sam’s Club, Kohl’s Corp. and Macy’s Inc. extend hours in anticipation of a last-minute holiday rush.

clock December 17, 2008David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Nice Collective’s Joe Haller and Ian Hannula, are augmenting their women’s offerings with a full lineup for spring. Here, their cotton sweater, shirt and scarf.

Designer and Luxury

It’s a Girl Thing: Men’s Wear Designers Add Women’s Wear

Men’s wear designers have been seduced by the notion of making clothing for women.

clock December 17, 2008Venessa Lau

“Yes We Can” by Lorenzo Martone.

Fashion Scoops

Light It Up… Sienna Shows in London… Female State…

Marc Jacobs might not have had his own office Christmas party… Spanning five days, London Fashion Week might be a little shorter…

clock December 17, 2008WWD Staff

Nice Collective’s Joe Haller and Ian Hannula, are augmenting their women’s offerings with a full lineup for spring. Here, their cotton sweater, shirt and scarf.

Fashion Trends

Women’s Fashion Trend: Gender Bender

It’s raining men — men’s wear designers, that is, who are jumping on the women’s wear bandwagon.

clock December 17, 2008Venessa Lau

Tsum department store in Moscow.

Designer and Luxury

From Russia, Less Love: Luxe Shoppers Cut Back

The financial crisis is sending a chill through Moscow’s once red-hot retail scene.

clock December 17, 2008Alastair Gee

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock December 17, 2008WWD Staff

Essentialist

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Business

Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

clock 22hLisa Lockwood

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