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Li & Fung Sells 3% of Shares For $345.8 Million

Sourcing giant will use proceeds for “continued business expansion.”

clock May 4, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Adidas Paris

Business Features

Adidas Profits Fall 97 Percent

Activewear giant plans to cut management in face of “economic and market challenges.”

clock May 5, 2009Ellen Groves


Avon Income Declines 36.5% in Quarter

Currency effects hit profits for Avon.

clock May 5, 2009Molly Prior

Beiersdorf NIVEA Eucerin and La Prairie


Beiersdorf’s Net Profits Fall 30.6 Percent in First Quarter

The economic crisis negatively impacted its results.

clock May 5, 2009Susan Stone


Julie Rosen to Rejoin Banana Republic

Rosen, a 15-year veteran of Gap Inc., is returning to Banana Republic on May 26 as senior vice president of merchandising.

clock May 6, 2009David Moin


Liz Management Team Set, Restructuring Done

William L. McComb, CEO of Liz Claiborne Inc., declared the company’s corporate restructuring completed after nearly two years of often-painful transition.

clock May 6, 2009Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Producer Develops Plan for L.A. Fashion Week

Rock Media and Entertainment sets October dates for Los Angeles fashion week.

clock May 6, 2009Marcy Medina

Pegah Anvarian updates a Three Dots T-shirt with shoulder pads.

Ready To Wear

New Look for Three Dots

Under fresh creative direction, the label moves out of its comfort zone.

clock May 6, 2009WWD Staff

A look from Louver.

Designer and Luxury

Louis Verdad to Launch New Collection

After bankruptcy, L.A. designer Louis Verdad is focusing on quality, brand management.

clock May 6, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran


Beckham Signs Sunglasses Deal, Takes Denim In-house

Victoria Beckham, who launched dVb fashion brand with sunglasses and jeans in 2007, signed a manufacturing deal with Cutler and Gross for sunglasses.

clock May 6, 2009WWD Staff

Iguazu Falls, on the border of Argentina and Brazil.

Designer and Luxury

PPR Unveils Extracts From Environmental Film ‘Home’

On June 5, giant screens in New York and Paris will simultaneously relay the PPR-financed movie, “Home,” with hopes of increasing environmental awareness.

clock May 6, 2009Ellen Groves


Ungaro Inks License With Neema Clothing

The House of Ungaro has a new men’s wear partner in North America.

clock May 6, 2009Brenner Thomas

Government and Trade

Obama Names Tenenbaum for CPSC Chief

President Obama nominated Inez Moore Tenenbaum to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday.

clock May 6, 2009Liza Casabona

Government and Trade

Survey Shows Retail Crime Increase

Economic problems blamed on increase in store crime.

clock May 6, 2009Kristi Ellis

Business Features

Kenneth Cole Posts First-Qtr. Loss

Revenues for Kenneth Cole drop 15.6% as comps fall 20.4%.

clock May 6, 2009Vicki M. Young


Woody Allen, American Apparel Fight Continues

Attorneys for Woody Allen asked a federal judge to block American Apparel Inc. from calling his wife and ex-girlfriend as witnesses in court this month.

clock May 6, 2009WWD Staff


Moody’s Sees Retail Credit Strain Lasting Into 2010

Moody’s Investors Service said credit conditions will continue to worsen for retailers.

clock May 6, 2009Evan Clark


Daily Stock Wrap: May 5, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock May 6, 2009WWD Staff



Courting the Muses: Bono and Madonna at the Costume Institute Gala

WWD covers the Costume Institute gala and the after party at Monkey Bar with Madonna, Kate Moss and Justin Timberlake.

clock May 6, 2009WWD Staff

Marketing and Promotion

Target Unveils Pop-Up Shop in Chicago Today

Target Corp. will unveil one of its largest pop-up shops to date along Michigan Avenue here today.

clock May 6, 2009Beth Wilson

Anna Sui

Designer and Luxury

Target Signs Designer Anna Sui

Anna Sui to do exclusive line at Target.

clock May 6, 2009Sharon Edelson


Memo Pad: A Stimulus Plan From Glamour… Home Is Where the Money Is

As magazines continue their search for ideas to jump-start advertising, Glamour is in the early stages of providing a little retail therapy to readers.

clock May 6, 2009WWD Staff


Promotions on E-Commerce

Sales and specials appear on 96 percent of retail Web sites, the E-tailing Group said.

clock May 6, 2009Cecily Hall

Looks from the Revolución line.


Ethnic Appeal: Marketing to Hispanic Consumers

Orange Clothing Co. is embracing Hispanic culture and traditions as it tailors marketing to the fastest-growing consumer segment in the U.S.

clock May 6, 2009Dick Silverman

Miss Sixty’s wool and acrylic faux fur blazer and belt, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair’s cotton blouse and Witches’ polyester lace leggings. Kris Van Assche necklaces.

Fashion Trends

Fall ’09 Japanese Goth Trend: Good Mourning

Goth: Grim, glam and going Japanese. It’s both subculture and fashion statement — or multiple fashion statements, as indicated by the various looks here.

clock May 6, 2009Venessa Lau

Simon Doonan and Stella McCartney

Designer and Luxury

Stella McCartney Wows at Barneys

McCartney appears at trunk show, Q&A with Simon Doonan.

clock May 6, 2009Jessica Iredale


De Grisogono Sells 40 Percent Stake in Firm

Like its famous diamonds, de Grisogono SA is keen on staying in the black.

clock May 6, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Michelle Obama in Tracy Feith on Tuesday.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Michelle Obama Wears Feith on 44th St… And More…

First Lady Michelle Obama dons floral Tracy Feith dress again.

clock May 6, 2009WWD Staff


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