Retailers Get Holiday Reality Check

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The final weekend: little holiday cheer in season to forget.

From This Issue

Designer and Luxury

Hugo Boss Taps Bierbrauer as Chief Operating Officer

New COO is a veteran of Gucci Group.

clock December 22, 2008Matthew Lynch

Fashion Features

Neil Barrett, Herno in Deal for Down Jackets

Designer Neil Barrett has teamed up with Herno, a high end Italian sportswear specialist, for an eight-piece capsule collection.

clock December 23, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Lake Bell


Designers Mark Anniversary of Boston Art Institute

Louis Boston’s Greenberg helped organize visit.

clock December 23, 2008Katherine Bowers

The Bushes and the Obamas at the White House.


Dallas Readies for Return of the Bushes

The city expects the Bush family to focus on charities and the Presidential library.

clock December 23, 2008Holly Haber

Sewing shirts at a factory in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Government and Trade

Major Shifts Seen in U.S. Import Pattern

A volatile global economy and restrictive trade policies have triggered a dramatic shift in the hierarchy of countries that supply the U.S. with its fashion.

clock December 23, 2008Liza Casabona

Government and Trade

Truck Fee Faces Further Challenges at West Coast Ports

Clean Trucks Progam brings controversy and uncertainty.

clock December 23, 2008Ross Tucker


Arnold Scaasi: Market Basket

Arnold Scaasi made a strong showing pitching his costume jewelry on HSN this month.

clock December 23, 2008WWD Staff

Shoppers are out in force this season


Salespeople Put on the Hard Sell This Holiday Season

Tough times have brought back the in-your-face approach to holiday salesmanship.

clock December 23, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

One of Jason Wu’s fur illustrations.

Designer and Luxury

Jason Wu to Launch The Exclusives Collection

A new line by Jason Wu will focus on core silhouettes.

clock December 23, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Christy Turlington is featured in the latest Bally ads.


Bally’s Pool Party… Clear Motives… Moussaieff Makes a Move…

For his first ad campaign for Bally, Brian Atwood turned to an ex-top model — Christy Turlington.

clock December 23, 2008Samantha Conti


GemEx Sues Zale Corp., Competitor

Wisconsin action alleges misuse of appraisal technology.

clock December 23, 2008Matthew Lynch


Walgreens Scaling Back

Walgreen Co. — the drugstore chain with 6,500-plus doors — will again pull back the reins on new store openings.

clock December 23, 2008Molly Prior

Ready To Wear

Puma Partners With Women’s Professional Soccer

Puma has signed on as a founding partner of Women’s Professional Soccer and all WPS franchises.

clock December 23, 2008WWD Staff

Human Resources

Valentino Taps Two New Managers

Reflecting a worldwide reorganization and a reinforcement of top-level management, Valentino Spa created two new positions.

clock December 23, 2008WWD Staff

Revenues in the quarter rose 3.3 percent to $606.9 million from $587.3 million.


Quiksilver Beats Wall Street View

Excluding charges and discontinued operations, Q4 EPS is 32 cents for Quiksilver.

clock December 23, 2008Vicki M. Young

New York’s Macy’s Herald Square attracted a big crowd Saturday.


Retailers Get Holiday Reality Check

Final shopping weekend won’t save the season.

clock December 23, 2008David Moin and Holly Haber and Vicki M. Young and Cate T. Corcoran and Elizabeth Thurman and Anne Riley-Katz

A sign of the times among London’s high street retailers.


January Blues for U.K. Retailers

Experts predict some chains will go bust.

clock December 23, 2008Samantha Conti

Stéphane Rolland

Fashion Scoops

Rolland and Couture… Disposable Clothes in Antwerp… Azzaro Online…

After three seasons as a solo designer, Stéphane Rolland has been nominated to be an official member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.

clock December 23, 2008WWD Staff

A look from Liz Lange Collection.

Designer and Luxury

Liz Lange Relaunches High End Line

Liz Lange is back to her old self.

clock December 23, 2008Julee Kaplan

A look from Temperley London’s spring 2009 collection.

Designer and Luxury

Temperley London Lands in Dubai

The British label Temperley has opened a new 2,500-square-foot unit in the Dubai Mall.

clock December 23, 2008Sharon Edelson

Anne Hathaway


Blueberry Nights: Celebs and Socials Wear Blue Hues

Everyone from Anne Hathaway to Debbie Bancroft seems to be stepping out in shades of blue.

clock December 23, 2008WWD Staff

Arden Wohl


Arden Wohl’s Latest Project Spells Drama

The headband-loving social Arden Wohl will open her new film, featuring Leelee Sobieski and Azura Skye, in February.

clock December 23, 2008WWD Staff

Liane Balaban at Double Crown in New York City.


Snapshot: Liane Balaban of ‘Last Chance Harvey’

Actress Liane Balaban, who stars alongside Dustin Hoffman in “Last Chance Harvey,” speaks to WWD.

clock December 23, 2008Amanda FitzSimons

Human Resources

A&F Extends Jeffries’ Contract

Chairman and ceo Michael Jeffries signs on for another five years at Abercrombie & Fitch.

clock December 23, 2008Jean E. Palmieri

Real Estate

Property Developers Get in Line to Request Bailout

Worried about $160 billion in debt due in 2009, property developers are eyeing bailout request.

clock December 23, 2008Kristi Ellis and Matthew Lynch

Bankruptcies involving retailers such as Steve & Barry’s and Mervyns have increased demand for credit protection.

Real Estate

Retail Leases Under Pressure

Retail lease disposition is showing signs of distress in this downtrodden economy.

clock December 23, 2008Sharon Edelson

A look from La Perla.

Business Features

Burani Signs Licensing Deal for La Perla RTW

Burani has signed a licensing agreement for the production and worldwide distribution of La Perla’s ready-to-wear collection.

clock December 23, 2008Luisa Zargani

Bernard Madoff

Designer and Luxury

Dress for Success Hurt by Madoff Scheme

Dress for Success, the non-profit charity that gives interview clothing to low-income women, suffers loss because of alleged Ponzi scheme.

clock December 23, 2008Whitney Beckett

Topshop’s leather jacket, Custo Barcelona’s high-waisted cotton and spandex shorts worn over Alice McCall’s pink silk top, C&M Swim swimsuit top. Tarina Tarantino necklace; Tuleste Market bangles; Ben-Amun earrings and Converse sneakers.

Fashion Features

Put It on Rye

Baltimore teen rapper and M.I.A. protégé Ryeisha Berrain, aka Rye Rye, takes the right cues from her genre-bending mentor on her debut album.

clock December 23, 2008Nick Axelrod


Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock December 23, 2008WWD Staff


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