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Retail

Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

clock 19hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 3hRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 14hEvan Clark

The Shifting Paradigm: Rules Being Redefined For Fashion and Retail

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Overview

Fashion companies were quick enough to cut expenditures, pare store openings and lean on suppliers to survive the first year of the recession and the start of the credit crisis. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Beauty Features

Uma Thurman Tapped as Parfums Givenchy Face

Parfums Givenchy said Uma Thurman is to be its newest face.

clock April 10, 2009Jennifer Weil

People

Restraining Order: Eating Healthy at Fashionable Spots

WWD asked three top nutritionists to analyze the menus at some of the fashion folk’s favorite spots: Fred’s, La Esquina, La Grenouille and Indochine.

clock April 13, 2009WWD Staff

People

Pop Music Trio Chairlift Steps It Up

The Brooklyn-based band Chairlift picks up a major label and heads out on tour for their re-released album, “Does You Inspire You.”

clock April 13, 2009Tara Bonet-Black

Intimates and Activewear

Stan Herman Hits $100M Milestone at QVC

Stan Herman, designer of robes, loungewear and sleepwear bearing his name, reached the $100 million milestone at QVC.

clock April 13, 2009Karyn Monget

Financial

Misses Stores Vie for Customers’ Attention

As numbers contract, retailers AnnTaylor, Talbot’s and Chico’s struggle for direction.

clock April 13, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

TPG Capital Sells J. Crew Stake

Private equity group TPG Capital, which brought Mickey Drexler to J. Crew, has sold its remaining stake in the retailer for $41.3 million.

clock April 13, 2009Matthew Lynch

Business Features

Fashion’s Shifting Paradigm

The consumer forces industry change.

clock April 13, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Securitization: A Finance Option for Vendors

Well-positioned vendors could get some financial breathing room through securitizations that are backed by the cash flow from accounts receivable.

clock April 13, 2009Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

At Baselworld, Watch Brands Adjust to the Times

Fine watch brands at Baselworld turn innovative and eye fourth quarter turnaround.

clock April 13, 2009Katya Foreman

Textiles

Fall 2009 Textile Trend: Creation Theory

This fall, fashion houses rolled out collections featuring materials that not only demonstrated the technical prowess of the mills, but also creativity.

clock April 13, 2009Court Williams and Nina Jones and Alessandra Ilari and Katya Foreman

Human Resources

Watkins Named EVP of Christian Dior

Karen Watkins has been named executive vice president of Christian Dior Inc., effective May 4.

clock April 13, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Legal

Trovata, Forever 21 Case Set for Trial

Trovata’s lawsuit alleging that cheap-chic retailer Forever 21 copied its designs is headed to trial next month.

clock April 13, 2009David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

Peerless Expands Tallia Orange Label

Brands look to be available in boys for fall.

clock April 13, 2009Brenner Thomas

Fashion Scoops

Obama Afterglow: Alaïa Swoons Over Michelle

Michelle Obama is back on home soil, but European designers are still giddy from having their clothing picked for her wardrobe for her trip to the Continent.

clock April 13, 2009WWD Staff

Fragrance

Dressed Up: Eau de Sisley Perfume Trio Launches

Sisley is coming out with a wardrobe of fresh scents for women: Eau de Sisley 1, 2 and 3.

clock April 13, 2009Jennifer Weil

Human Resources

Retention Bonus Boosts Jeffries Pay at A&F

CEO Michael Jeffries receives $6M for staying with specialty store Abercrombie & Fitch.

clock April 13, 2009Alexandra Steigrad and Evan Clark

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Country Living’s New Look… Sulcer Leaves BlackBook..

Country Living has a (relatively) new editor and a new look… Elizabeth Sulcer is leaving her job… A top lieutenant of Jann Wenner departed Wenner Media…

clock April 13, 2009WWD Staff

Retailing

Origins and Kelly Rutherford Kick Off Recycling Effort

Origins used the lure of “Gossip Girl” actress Kelly Rutherford to draw attention to the kickoff of its Return to Origins program April 2.

clock April 14, 2009Julie Naughton

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