An Economic Pothole: Coach Forced to Trim Store Openings, Prices

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The New York-based Coach plans to open fewer stores and sell more moderately priced products as the brand that's a symbol of “accessible luxury” adapts to weakening sales and lower earnings. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business Features

Coach Profits Fall 14 Percent

Sales decline 1.8% in quarter.

clock January 21, 2009Vicki M. Young

Anne Hathaway attends the Creative Coalition's 2009 Inaugural Ball.


Crowd Control

Much at the inauguration was momentous without exactly being fun.

clock January 21, 2009WWD Staff

President Barack Obama and Michelle attend the Presidential inaugural prayer service at the National Cathedral in Washington.


First Lady Wears Tracy Feith

Michelle Obama caught another designer unawares today when she wore a Tracy Feith dress to a multi-denominational prayer service.

clock January 21, 2009Sharon Edelson

Jolin Tsai wearing a look from her Seventy Two Changes collection.


Is Now a Good Time to Launch?

Despite the economy, some sense this is an opportunity for designers with a fresh vision.

clock January 22, 2009Marc Karimzadeh and Julee Kaplan

Inside Fab’rik.


Southeast Retailers Adopt New Strategies

Afflicted by recession and consumer behavior ranging from frenzied to dismal, Southeast retailers are scrambling to stay afloat.

clock January 22, 2009Elizabeth Thurman and Georgia Lee

Ready To Wear

Changes at Atlanta Apparel Market

AmericasMart will introduce several special events and product areas at its show, which runs Saturday through Tuesday.

clock January 22, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

A look from Shae.

Fashion Features

New Lines at Atlanta Apparel Market

A host of lines are making their debut at the Atlanta Apparel Market.

clock January 22, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

Ready To Wear

Atlanta Apparel Market Calendar

A calendar for the Men’s, Women’s, Children’s apparel and accessories market at AmericasMart.

clock January 22, 2009WWD Staff


Business Features

The List: 5 Most Optimistic Countries

The most optimistic countries and regions for 2009.

clock January 22, 2009Cecily Hall

Hong Kong

Business Features

The List: The 5 Most Pessimistic Countries

The most pessimistic countries and regions for 2009.

clock January 22, 2009Cecily Hall


PVH to Eliminate Jobs and Close Stores

Firm will also exit domestic neckwear production added with Superba acquisition.

clock January 22, 2009Vicki M. Young

MAGIC president Chris DeMoulin said the consolidation will help buyers shop the show.

Fashion Features

MAGIC Consolidates Halls

At MAGIC, the the entire young men’s showcase will relocate to the Central Hall.

clock January 22, 2009Brenner Thomas

Chloë Sevigny and Renzo Rosso

Fashion Scoops

First Lady Under Fire… Nice, Chloë Sevigny… Karl’s House…

Chloe Sevigny joined Renzo Rosso for the opening of his largest Diesel Planet store to date on Tuesday night, as men’s fashion week in Milan wound down.

clock January 22, 2009WWD Staff


Liquidation Sales Begin at Christian Bernard

Jeweler Christian Bernard expects completion by end of March.

clock January 22, 2009Vicki M. Young


Charlotte Russe to Explore Sale

Women’s apparel retailer Charlotte Russe reported a first-quarter loss on marginally higher sales.

clock January 22, 2009Alexandra Steigrad and Anne Riley-Katz


Retail Stocks Up 2.5 percent

Zale hit hard after financial chief departs.

clock January 22, 2009Evan Clark


Daily Stock Wrap: January 21, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock January 22, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

The Future of New York Fashion Week

There are 63 confirmed shows in the Bryant Park tents, and IMG expects to have a total of 65 shows.

clock January 22, 2009Marc Karimzadeh


Lucky Brand Fined for Conduct in Lawsuit

Lucky Brand, a Liz Claiborne unit, could pay more than $225,000 in sanctions.

clock January 22, 2009Matthew Lynch

Sketches of Prabal Gurung’s fall collection.

Designer and Luxury

Gurung Launches Signature Label

Bill Blass alumnus Prabal Gurung unveils 15-piece collection.

clock January 22, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

A rendering of the Barbie shop at Bloomingdale’s.


Bloomingdale’s Celebrates Barbie at 50

Bloomingdale’s will put first editions of Barbie on display, along with selling other Barbie merch.

clock January 22, 2009David Moin

Human Resources

Caribbean Joe Hires Scoli, Levy-Ganz

Fashionology Group LLC has hired Andrea Scoli as president and Ellen Levy-Ganz as vice president of merchandising of Caribbean Joe.

clock January 22, 2009Whitney Beckett

Mergers and Acquisitions

Total Beauty Media Aquires

Total Beauty Media Inc. co-founder and chief executive officer Emrah Kovacoglu said the online beauty resource would acquire

clock January 22, 2009Rachel Brown

Givaudan’s new creative center.


Givaudan Unveils Creative Center

Swiss flavors and fragrance supplier Givaudan opened a new, U.S. creative center last week, which boasts state-of-the-art technology both inside and out.

clock January 22, 2009Jennifer Weil and Rachel Tiplady


Obama Nielsen Data In… Vogue’s Michelle Obama Treatment…

With the millions of people converging on Washington for the event, the media predicted Barack Obama’s inauguration would reign supreme in TV ratings.

clock January 22, 2009WWD Staff

Kai D.


New Economic Reality Prevails at Project Show

Merchants at Project New York trade show came with a focus on reducing price points and a short-term buying strategy.

clock January 22, 2009David Lipke and Ross Tucker

Jason Wu in his West 37th Street studio on Wednesday.

Designer and Luxury

The Inauguration of Jason Wu

Michelle Obama selects Wu’s gown for the inaugural balls.

clock January 22, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Alexander McQueen Men's Fall 2009


Buyers Praise Subdued but Sexy Milan Shows

In Milan, Italian men’s wear designers played it safer on the runways for fall.

clock January 22, 2009WWD Staff


Designer and Luxury

Milan Melange

Italian accessories brands are going back to their roots.

clock January 22, 2009WWD Staff


Designer and Luxury

Milan Men’s Collections 2009: Knit Picks

In Milan, a crop of high-end knitwear brands, such as Pringle of Scotland and Malo, mined the past while moving forward.

clock January 22, 2009WWD Staff

A look from Balenciaga.

Fashion Features

Men’s Collections Fall 2009: Paris Preview

A look at men’s collections for Balenciaga, Balmain, Dunhill, Rick Owens, Kenzo, and Adam KImmel.

clock January 22, 2009WWD Staff


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