Golden State Tarnishes: Industry’s Woes Mount As California Struggles

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Escada’s fall collection.


Salzer Outlines Vision for Escada

Troubled German fashion group Escada sees sales slide 7.5 percent amidst “full-scale reorientation.”

clock March 17, 2009Melissa Drier

American Apparel plans to open 25 to 30 stores this year.


American Apparel Net Up 29 Percent in Quarter

Profits fall 8.8 percent in full year.

clock March 17, 2009Evan Clark

Carolina Herrera

Designer and Luxury

Scores of Designers Gather for the 2009 CFDA Party

Designers, including Isabel Toledo and Carolina Herrera crowded the Rooftop Gardens at Rockefeller Center to hear the list of the CFDA 2009 nominees.

clock March 17, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg and Marc Karimzadeh

Christian Lacroix RTW Fall 2009

Fashion Trends

Fall 2009 Runway Trend: Tres Parisien

In the fall Paris collections, all the elements of sophisticated French style — from little black dresses to le smoking — were present and accounted for.

clock March 17, 2009WWD Staff

Box office movie revenues have been rising since the holidays.

Marketing and Promotion

The Great Escape — Consumer Style

Simple pleasures, from exercise to gardening and movies, are in vogue.

clock March 18, 2009Cecily Hall

Ready To Wear

Under Seige, Vendors and Retailers Become Closer Partners

Their number-one strategy: Becoming better allies with their equally struggling retail partners.

clock March 18, 2009Whitney Beckett

Citizens of Humanity’s legging jeans.


California Report: Rising Trends

With fewer consumer dollars to go around, designers can’t afford to slow down.

clock March 18, 2009WWD Staff

Society for Rational Dress

Fashion Features

California Report: Ooh La La, L.A. Fashion Week

The corporate structure and gleaming white catwalks of Los Angeles Fashion Week’s past were gone.

clock March 18, 2009WWD Staff

A Lauren Hansen knit hood.

Ready To Wear

Newsreel: Fashion Companies Expand Offerings

Moderate knit firms Nina Leonard and Lauren Hanson, and sportswear company Krazy Kat mix it up for fall.

clock March 18, 2009Whitney Beckett

Government and Trade

U.S. Domestic, Wholesale Prices Up in Feb.

Wholesale prices for apparel made in the U.S. increased 0.7 percent in February.

clock March 18, 2009Liza Casabona


Talbots’ Michele Mandell to Retire

The longest-serving officer at The Talbots Inc., Michele Mandell, is calling it quits.

clock March 18, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Tadashi Yanai

Fashion Features

Jil Sander Aiming to Redefine Value at Uniqlo

Designer confirms Uniqlo role.

clock March 18, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Emperor Valentino Chats… Avril Lavigne’s Starry Night…

Valentino talked up the new documentary about his life with Martha Stewart…

clock March 18, 2009WWD Staff


Susan Kellogg Resigns as Tahari CEO

Susan Kellogg has resigned from her post as chief executive officer of Elie Tahari.

clock March 18, 2009Marc Karimzadeh


Retail Stocks Rise 5.4 Percent Tuesday

Retail stocks for J. Crew, Urban Outfitters, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Target, and Charming Shoppes lift on Tuesday.

clock March 18, 2009Evan Clark

Business Features

Guess Net Hurt by Charge

Same-store sales and margins for Guess Inc. decline in fourth quarter.

clock March 18, 2009Vicki M. Young

The Evans Group opened a factory in Oakland, Calif., in November.


Industry Reeling in California

Retailers and manufacturers in California are being relentlessly battered by a combination of economic forces, with more hardships forecast.

clock March 18, 2009WWD Staff


Wilmot to Open West Coast Unit

Paul Wilmot Communications will open a West Coast office this month, in Los Angeles.

clock March 18, 2009Amy Wicks


Memo Pad: Roitfeld Will Always Have Paris… IVillage’s New People…

Carine Roitfeld will always have Paris, and the French Vogue editor in chief is content with that.

clock March 17, 2009WWD Staff

Juventa’s Master Cream.

Skin Care

Juvena Gets a New ‘Master’ Plan

Swiss skin care brand Juvena is undergoing a total makeover.

clock March 18, 2009Susan Stone


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