Fashion’s Growing Toll: IT Holding’s Ittierre Unit To File for Bankrupcy

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Mickey Rourke and Sharon Stone.


Stars Fete the BAFTAs

Guests, including Sharon Stone and Freida Pinto, gathered at London’s Asprey flagship for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominee party.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

S&K Menswear storefront


S&K Files Chapter 11

Embattled Richmond, Va.-based men’s wear chain seeks court protection.

clock February 9, 2009Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri

Testa’s silk and cotton shirting fabrics.


Unica Mills Push Trends, Look for Late Ordering

Italian mills aim to overcome recessionary woes.

clock February 10, 2009Stephanie Epiro

The number of exhibitors at Texworld USA fell almost 40 percent.


International Textile Fairs Face Economic Headwinds

Texwold USA and Korean Preview shows see falloff.

clock February 10, 2009Ross Tucker


Raynor Group Seeks to Dissolve UNITE HERE

Minority of elected leaders of UNITE HERE vote to dissolve union.

clock February 9, 2009Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Two looks by Cynthia Steffe.

Ready To Wear

Buyers Take Conservative Approach in Dallas

Economy weighs heavily on buying decisions.

clock February 10, 2009Holly Haber


Buyers at Chicago Collective Adjust to Change

Retailers at the Chicago Collective show seek product with strong price and value component.

clock February 10, 2009Deb Pahl


Recession Lifts Off-Price Specialist Show

Trendy merchandise and better margins expected to lure retailers to upcoming Las Vegas edition.

clock February 10, 2009Brenner Thomas

An Ellen Tracy look for fall.

Ready To Wear

Ellen Tracy Relaunches

The iconic old-guard bridge brand Ellen Tracy debuts more modern line for fall.

clock February 10, 2009Whitney Beckett

Burberry London’s coat worn over a Piazza Sempione sweater. DKNY tights and Burberry boots.

Fashion Trends

Speaking Trench

The trenchcoat lives. This traditional shape is still a favorite, and it’s particularly dramatic in leather, with soft contours and light draping.

clock February 10, 2009Bobbi Queen

Deborah Francois


The New Ingenue: Actress Déborah François

Belgium’s Déborah François is taking the film festival circuit by storm.

clock February 10, 2009Marcy Medina


Retail Shares Dip 0.7 Percent Monday

Ackman apologizes for Target losses.

clock February 10, 2009Evan Clark


Charming Shoppes Expands Divisions

Charming Shoppes Inc. made additions to its direct business, merchandising division and transformation team.

clock February 10, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Swarovski to Cut Jobs at Austria Plant

Crystal giant Swarovski is to make further cuts at its production facility in Wattens, Austria.

clock February 10, 2009Andrew Roberts


Finlay’s 4th-Qtr. Sales Fall 20 Percent

Non-leased stores generate $99.1M in volume during period for Finlay.

clock February 10, 2009Vicki M. Young

Sidney Toledano

Fashion Scoops

French Class at Lycée Français Gala… Nina Ricci Sails On…

This year’s Lycée Français gala honored Dior president and chief executive officer Sidney Toledano.

clock February 10, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Billy Reid to Wholesale Men’s

Men’s designer Billy Reid, a 2001 CFDA award winner, is expanding into wholesale.

clock February 10, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Cover of InStyle


Memo Pad: More Eyes on In Style… Vanity Fair’s Oscar Comeback…

In Style increased its single-copy sales by 6 percent, to 740,384 in the last six months of 2008. Also, Vanity Fair is up for the Oscar’s this year…

clock February 10, 2009WWD Staff

With Metro North as an anchor, Grand Central Terminal is never at a loss for foot traffic.


New Brands Travel to Grand Central

MAC and Cursive stationary boutique will open, while other retailers like Tumi expand their spaces in Grand Central Terminal in New York.

clock February 10, 2009Sharon Edelson

Lela Rose

Fashion Features

Young Designers Invigorated by the Challenging Economy

If necessity really is the mother of invention, seven young designers are proving the maxim.

clock February 10, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg and Marc Karimzadeh

Beauty Features

Fired CFO Sues Coty

A fired chief financial officer of Coty Inc. has sued the company, accusing it of defrauding him of millions of dollars in stock options.

clock February 10, 2009Matthew Lynch


Daily Stock Wrap: February 9, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock February 10, 2009WWD Staff


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Drew Barrymore Launches Lifestyle Brand on Amazon Fashion

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