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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 9hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

The designer thanked his team, his family and WWD for the honor and support.

clock 8hLisa Lockwood


Levi's Unveils New 501 Skinny Jean

The latest addition to the 501 family, set to reach stores and in December, is one offered for men and women.

clock 10hKristi Garced

Men’s Firms See Boost By Being Made in USA

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Price is paramount at retail these days, as consumers continue to hunt for bargains amid the recession's gloom. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Marc Hom, Marie Louise Hom, Lars Ulrich and Connie Nielsen


Arty Party at the de Young Museum

Young art lovers gathered for the sixth annual Mid Winter Gala at the de Young Museum, which celebrated the opening of the “Warhol Live” exhibit.

clock March 16, 2009WWD Staff

Ed Westwick and Christopher Bailey

Fashion Scoops

All for Christopher

Cool Britannia ruled the cocktail party that Barneys New York and Ed Westwick hosted in honor of Christopher Bailey and the men’s spring Prorsum collection.

clock March 17, 2009WWD Staff


Charming Shoppes Sees Lower Loss

Revenue fell 13.7 percent in quarter.

clock March 18, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Apparel Prices Rise 1.3 Percent

Compared to a year earlier, retail apparel prices increased 0.8 percent.

clock March 18, 2009Liza Casabona and Arnold J. Karr

Valentino, Gwyneth Paltrow and Giancarlo Giammetti


All About Valentino

Most documentary screenings don’t draw a glittery A-list crowd that includes Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes and Carolina Herrera.

clock March 18, 2009WWD Staff


ASME Nominees Unveiled

New Yorker leads the pack again.

clock March 18, 2009Irin Carmon

Business Features

Nike Profit Falls in Third Quarter

Excluding $240.7 impairment charge, firm beat estimates.

clock March 18, 2009Whitney Beckett


Atlanta Market Calendar

The Men’s, Women’s and Children’s apparel and accessories market at AmericasMart, 250 Spring Street, Atlanta, will be held March 28 to 30.

clock March 19, 2009WWD Staff

Business Features

Heading to AmericasMart: New Lines

Apparel lines making their AmericasMart Debut.

clock March 19, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

The mart has increased its contemporary area.


Retailers Prep for Atlanta

Independent specialty shops are facing an uncertain future.

clock March 19, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

Five Below’s T-shirt wall.


Dollar Store Chain Aims to Lure Teens

For budget-conscious teens, retailer Five Below couldn’t be more apropos.

clock March 19, 2009Katherine Bowers

Glimpse from the newly redesigned Holt Renfrew contemporary space.


In Toronto, Holt Renfrew Gets a Bright Makeover

Holt Renfrew has a new, brightly lit, colorful, redesigned contemporary floor.

clock March 19, 2009Julee Kaplan


Atlanta Scene: Tasty Eats and More

From classic styling to good eats, Atlanta is known for its Southern delights.

clock March 19, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

WeSc is looking to open 20 stores in the U.K.


WeSC Settles in on Carnaby Street

WeSC, the Stockholm-based jeans and street-fashion brand, has landed at the heart of London’s denim community on Carnaby Street.

clock March 19, 2009Nina Jones

The Frankfurt flagship is Mustang’s largest.


Mustang Gets Aggressive on Expansion Plans

German denim label opened its largest store to date at the end of February in Frankfurt.

clock March 19, 2009Damien McGuinness

Views inside the new store.


Seven For All Mankind Opens Tokyo Flagship

Major Asian expansion in the works

clock March 19, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Tommy Hilfiger (center) among the fall tailored looks.

Fashion Features

Hilfiger Expands Tailored Clothing Offering

Tommy Hilfiger held a separate men’s presentation last week to showcase the brand’s tailored clothing.

clock March 19, 2009Jean Scheidnes

The program includes a line of Indy Racing merchandise and a multimillion-dollar marketing effort.


Izod and Macy’s Rev Up Indy Racing Line

New Izod men’s apparel collection to hit stores in time for racing season.

clock March 19, 2009David Lipke

Customers can now see into the shop from the street.

Designer and Luxury

Paul Stuart Opens Phineas Cole Shop

Paul Stuart’s fresh boutique for the label Phineas Cole, geared towards younger men, is drawing new customers.

clock March 19, 2009Jean E. Palmieri



WWD List: Spending Habits

The top stores where high-income consumers say they have been shopping.

clock March 19, 2009Cecily Hall

Government and Trade

Senate Approves Kirk as USTR

New trade chief Ron Kirk faces immediate challenge on Mexican tariff dispute.

clock March 19, 2009Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona


Daily Stock Wrap: March 18, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock March 19, 2009WWD Staff

The new range.


4711 Gets Selective With New Scents

Fragrance brand 4711 is going eau naturale with a new selective line of eaux de cologne called Acqua Colonia.

clock March 19, 2009Susan Stone


Rodriguez Parfums Promotes Vignal-Kenedi

Lea Vignal-Kenedi was named vice president of Narciso Rodriguez Parfums, part of Beauté Prestige International.

clock March 19, 2009Jennifer Weil


Azzalure Approved for Sale in U.K.

Azzalure, which is touted as a French rival to Botox, has been approved for sale in the U.K.

clock March 19, 2009Jennifer Weil

Color Cosmetics

Shu Uemura Showcases False Eyelashes

Shu Uemura’s international artistic director Kakuyasu Uchiide presented the brand’s new collection of false eyelashes for fall on Tuesday here.

clock March 19, 2009Jennifer Weil

Anthropologie in Beverly Hills.


Anthropologie Thinks Bigger in Beverly Hills

Retailer Anthropologie has moved into 16,000-square-foot space in Beverly Hills on South Beverly Drive.

clock March 19, 2009Anne Riley-Katz


Top Retailers’ Pay Packages Under Pressure

Gap’s Murphy takes 15 percent pay cut while Limited’s Wexner sees base pay frozen.

clock March 19, 2009Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

A 1930 silver brooch by Jean Després.

Fashion Features

Paris Exhibition Celebrates Art Deco Jewelry

At Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris, the exhibit “Art Deco and Avant-Garde Jewelry” focuses on Despres.

clock March 19, 2009Katya Foreman

Schott is touting its New Jersey factory in more of its marketing materials.


Men’s Firms See Boost by Being Made in USA

Domestic manufacturers are waving the flag in a bid to boost sales.

clock March 19, 2009Brenner Thomas

Dries Van Noten’s wool and cotton suit and cotton shirt, Burberry Prorsum’s wool sweater.

Fashion Features

Double Time

As an answer to these challenging times, designers presented the double-breasted suit as a tailored clothing message for men seeking to project power.

clock March 19, 2009Alex Badia

Business Features

William Morris in Fashion Venture

Talent and literary agency William Morris links with Prima firm to work on fashion-led projects globally.

clock March 19, 2009Samantha Conti

Sotheby’s re-creation of a room from the late Gianni Versace’s Lake Como home.

Fashion Features

A Piece of the Legendary Versace: Auction Beats Estimates

The Neoclassical art, sculpture and furniture that formed the backdrop of Gianni Versace’s lush life on Lake Como flew out of Sotheby’s.

clock March 19, 2009Samantha Conti


Memo Pad: Chasing Roitfeld… Cuts at Condé Nast..

Most American viewers hoping to catch the CNN documentary on French Vogue editor in chief Carine Roitfeld will either have to play hooky or wait.

clock March 19, 2009WWD Staff

A necklace from Osman Yousefzada’s new jewelry line.

Fashion Scoops

Yousefzada’s Deco Jewelry… Donatella and The Young Ones…

Designer Osman Yousefzada had some precious surprises up his sleeve at a mini retrospective of his frocks at Didier Ludot’s Palais Royal store.

clock March 19, 2009WWD Staff


Benetton Profits Rise 7 Percent

Sales up 3.9 percent in 2008 for Italian clothing company Benetton.

clock March 19, 2009Luisa Zargani

Jil Sander

Fashion Features

Jil Sander Set for New Challenge at Uniqlo

Jil Sander, discussing her role at Uniqlo, says, “I wanted to have a new challenge and a new dream.”

clock March 19, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Ione Skye in her own top and Joe's Jeans.


The Skye’s the Limit: Ione Skye’s Arty Fete

Ione Skye celebrated her second art show in the courtyard of Hollywood’s Palihouse with a cool cross-section of artsy Angelenos.

clock March 19, 2009WWD Staff


Retail Stocks Keep Up Momentum Wednesday

Retail stocks tacked on 3.1 percent to recent gains Wednesday.

clock March 19, 2009Liza Casabona and Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Van Cleef Loses Judgment

Van Cleef & Arpels has been ordered to award former designer Thierry Berthelot damages for breaching its employment agreement.

clock March 24, 2009Katya Foreman and Ellen Groves


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