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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 2hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 16hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 10hWWD Staff

Feeling Luxe’s Squeeze: Factors Drop Barneys Over Sale Uncertainty

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Overview

The financial vise is tightening on Barneys New York, with some factors no longer approving spring orders as a result of uncertainties over the luxury chain’s future. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business

Penney Profits Fall in Fourth Quarter

Numbers beat expectations; first-quarter loss projected.

clock February 20, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Memo Pad

Phillips Named Publisher at In Style

In Style poached a Vogue veteran to be its next publisher: Connie Anne Phillips.

clock February 20, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Government and Trade

Apparel Prices Rise 0.3 Percent in January

Less discounting boosts prices.

clock February 20, 2009Liza Casabona

Fashion Scoops

Ralph’s Lively Front Row

Blake Lively chose Ralph Lauren’s Friday show as her sole fashion week outing. “We’ve been working 17 hour days,” said Lively.

clock February 20, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Zac Posen Fall 2009: Zac’s Rhapsody

Despite the exile of most A-List celebs to awards central LA, Zac Posen’s front row Thursday still landed some star wattage.

clock February 20, 2009WWD Staff

Intimates and Activewear

Lingerie Miami Draws Celebs

Neither the recession nor a cold snap deterred celebrities, including hosts Eva Longoria Parker and Veronica Webb, from turning out for Lingerie Miami.

clock February 23, 2009Rebecca Kleinman

Jewelry

De Beers Reduces Diamond Production

De Beers is addressing the slowdown in demand for diamonds by reducing its production levels.

clock February 23, 2009Samantha Conti

Financial

Impairment Pads Rafaella 2nd-Qtr. Loss

Sales for Rafaella declined 4.4 percent.

clock February 23, 2009Vicki M. Young

Financial

Lower Profits at Fossil, Cuts Planned

Fossil Inc. matched anal­ysts’ estimates with lower fourth-quarter earnings last week but forecast a slow beginning to 2009.

clock February 23, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Legal

Wal-Mart to Settle Bias Suit for $17.5M

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed to pay $17.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit charging the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer with discrimination.

clock February 23, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

David Yurman’s Moment in Time

David Yurman will introduce its newest men’s watch, dubbed the Classic, today.

clock February 23, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Footwear

Findings: Vuitton Opening… Louboutin Heads to Sao Paulo…

Accessories still bring in the customers, as evidenced by the Louis Vuitton event at Bloomingdale’s on Thursday night.

clock February 23, 2009WWD Staff

Intimates and Activewear

Innerwear Vendors Deal With Adversity

Innerwear executives feel anxious about fall orders, but see brisk business for immediate orders.

clock February 23, 2009Karyn Monget

Handbags

Coming Up Poppies: Coach Launches Poppy Line

The new Coach Poppy line has a broader price range and a younger look, with design elements like bright colors and sequins.

clock February 23, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Designer and Luxury

Luella Grows Up: Brand Plans Expansion

She’s still got the East End studio, the Brit hippie look and some of the coolest friends in town.

clock February 23, 2009Samantha Conti

Color Cosmetics

Posnick Offers Color Essentials

Makeup artist Susan Posnick has designed a line of lipsticks called Color Essential with the intention of making it easy for any woman to pucker up.

clock February 23, 2009Holly Haber

Fashion Features

Ringside Seat: Images From New York Fashion Week

From Diana Ross’ appearance at the Diane von Furstenberg show to Kirsten Dunst seated front row at Rodarte, celebrities sizzled at New York Fashion Week.

clock February 23, 2009WWD Staff

Skin Care

SkinCeuticals Sales Hit $3.1 Million in Italy

Less than two years after launching in Italy, SkinCeuticals’ business here has blossomed.

clock February 23, 2009Stephanie Epiro

People

Crowds Flock to YSL Art Exhibit

Thousands of people visited the Grand Palais to view a collection of 700 pieces of art that once filled the apartments of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé.

clock February 23, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

NYC Plans to Aid Fashion Industry

The NYCEDC is expected to unveil several initiatives to bolster the fashion industry and improve buyers’ experiences when in town for trade shows.

clock February 23, 2009Ross Tucker

Retail Features

Retailers Get Sense of Optimism From Fall Shows

Most retailers thought designers at New York Fashion Week offered realistic and inspired clothing.

clock February 23, 2009David Moin and Rosemary Feitelberg and Marc Karimzadeh and Miles Socha and Beth Wilson and Whitney Beckett and Julee Kaplan

Fashion Scoops

Dior, Go Fish… Leonard Cohen Calling… A Smile on Bond Street…

Dior’s “Coffret de Victoire” features one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces… Leonard Cohen played the Beacon Theatre… The fashion flock toasts The Smile…

clock February 23, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Earnings Season to Test Retail Stock Lows

Where is the bottom for retail stocks as the broader market sinks deeper into a six-year low?

clock February 23, 2009Matthew Lynch and Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

New York Playlist: Designers’ Groove Is in the Heart

Designers from Alexander Wang to Isaac Mizrahi kept it interesting this season by making their runway music as personal as their collections.

clock February 23, 2009Tara Bonet-Black

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: A Down Tempo ‘Project Runway’… Reader’s Digest in Trouble…

Flamboyant contestants and celebrity guest judges have added flair to past “Project Runway” finale shows at Bryant Park…

clock February 23, 2009WWD Staff

Business

Factors Drop Barneys Over Sale Uncertainty

The financial vise is tightening on Barneys New York.

clock February 23, 2009David Moin and Vicki M. Young and Jean Scheidnes

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clock 17hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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