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HBC Hires Ed Burstell to Accelerate Innovation

HBC sees Burstell engaged in bringing innovative concepts to all of its divisions.

clock 20hDavid Moin


Balenciaga Names Cédric Charbit as New CEO

A product and marketing executive at Yves Saint Laurent, he will take over Isabelle Guichot's role.

clock 21hMiles Socha


Tokyo Fashion Week: Watching for See-Now-Buy-Now

New sponsor Amazon didn't make vast changes to the format, while the local industry seemed open to the Instant Fashion experience.

clock 15hKelly Wetherille

No Ray of Sunshine: Retail Shares Sink, Wal-Mart Cuts Jobs

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Retail stocks drop on uncertain fate of bill and unspecific new Treasury plan.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Under.ligne RTW Fall 2009

Fashion Show Reviews

Under.ligne RTW Fall 2009

Doo-Ri Chung’s new line is exactly the kind of fare one would expect from the draping whiz: effortless jersey tops, dresses and T-shirts.

clock February 6, 2009WWD Staff


Tatler Names Ostler Editor

Successor to Geordie Greig comes from weekly ES Magazine.

clock February 10, 2009Samantha Conti


Douglas Logs 4.4 Percent Sales Rise

Same-store sales at Douglas Perfumeries slipped 0.2 percent in first quarter.

clock February 10, 2009Melissa Drier


UNITE HERE Files Suit to Break Up Union

A group of 15 elected leaders claiming to represent 150,000 members of UNITE HERE filed a federal lawsuit to dissolve the merger of the union.

clock February 10, 2009Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Armani Collezioni RTW Fall 2009

Fashion Show Reviews

Armani Collezioni RTW Fall 2009

Giorgio Armani is going for new lengths, as in longer and leaner jackets and skirts, in his fall Armani Collezioni collection.

clock February 10, 2009WWD Staff

Liz Claiborne RTW Fall 2009

Fashion Show Reviews

Liz Claiborne RTW Fall 2009

Isaac Mizrahi has gone mad for plaid with his fall lineup for Liz Claiborne, an ode to the “flapper meets lumberjack.”

clock February 10, 2009WWD Staff

Michelle Obama on the March 2009 Cover of Vogue.


Michelle Obama Hits March Vogue Cover

Vogue’s March issue featuring First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover will be revealed Wednesday.

clock February 10, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Emma Roberts

Skin Care

Emma Roberts Chosen as New Neutrogena Face

Neutrogena has amped up its star wattage with the signing of actress Emma Roberts — on Roberts’ 18th birthday, which was Tuesday.

clock February 10, 2009Matthew W. Evans


Nike to Cut Costs

Nike Inc. is entering the second stage of restructuring, which includes up to a 4 percent reduction in its workforce.

clock February 10, 2009Whitney Beckett

Fred Allard

Ready To Wear

Nine West Sportswear Relaunched

Nine West is hoping to double its sportswear business over the next 18 months.

clock February 11, 2009Whitney Beckett


L’Oréal Said to Have Stopped Shipping to L’Etoile

The French beauty giant reportedly ceased delivering products to the 500-door chain.

clock February 11, 2009WWD Staff

A scene from the filming of Halston’s video.

Designer and Luxury

Halston Replaces Runway With Digital Video

Video already killed the radio star. Now, it will also replace the traditional runway show at Halston, at least for the fall season.

clock February 11, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Pamela Golbin and Donna Karan

Fashion Scoops

Donna Karan’s Dish… Siriano Accessorizes… Wek Designs for De Beers…

Donna Karan sure knows how to charm a crowd… Christian Siriano’s accessories and footwear collection for Payless will debut next week in Bryant Park…

clock February 11, 2009WWD Staff

The scene at Bryant Park.

Designer and Luxury

Refashioning Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is hitting the reset button to cope with economic reality.

clock February 11, 2009Dick Silverman

The Calvin Klein 40th anniversary party at the High Line in September.


As the Economy Goes, So Do the Parties

This fashion week, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and Zac Posen have canceled the usual requisite revelry.

clock February 11, 2009Jacob Bernstein

Shepard Fairey


Fairey Tale: Graffiti Artist Shepard Fairey at the ICA

Fame can come with a price, as Shepard Fairey is learning.

clock February 11, 2009David Lipke

Human Resources

Marchon Names Gottardi as President

Claudio Gottardi has been named president of Marchon Eyewear Inc. and chief executive officer of Marchon International after serving for 23 years at Safilo USA.

clock February 11, 2009Caroline Tell

Designer and Luxury

Moschino Store Heads Online

Moschino is launching its first online store on Monday and it will be powered by Yoox, the Bologna, Italy-based e-tailer and e-commerce provider.

clock February 11, 2009Luisa Zargani


Black Leaving Kurt Salmon for Aeon

Jerry Black will become executive advisor, then executive officer, of Aeon Co. Ltd., a $55 billion Tokyo-based retailer.

clock February 11, 2009Whitney Beckett


Memo Pad: Prada’s Pick

Prada has asked four top fashion editors to add their spin and visual identity to four of the brand’s stores.

clock February 11, 2009Luisa Zargani

The core Levi’s brand accounted for about 76 percent of sales for Levi Strauss & Co. in 2008.

Business Features

VF, Levi’s 4th-Quarter Earnings Fall

Executives at VF Corp. and Levi’s anticipate a steep uphill battle to grow their businesses this year.

clock February 11, 2009Evan Clark and Ross Tucker


Daily Stock Wrap: February 10, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock February 11, 2009WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Antony Karabus is ceo of HRC.


HRC Report Shows Impact of Online, Recommends Rethinking Retail Real Estate

clock 7hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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