Kenneth Cole’s Future: Firm Thinking Bigger

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Isetan Reports Profit of $46.8 Million

Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings, Japan’s largest department store operator, suffers in weak retail environment.

clock May 12, 2009Kelly Wetherille


Warnaco Income Leaps

Calvin Klein drives gain in net income for Warnaco.

clock May 12, 2009Evan Clark

A Brooks Bros. suit for fall to be made at its Haverhill, Mass., plant.

Marketing and Promotion

Is ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ Enough?

Brooks Brothers think the “Made in the U.S.A.” label will push consumers to buy, but price may win out for many shoppers.

clock May 13, 2009Dick Silverman

Maria Grachvogel’s black-and-white bustle dress.

Designer and Luxury

Grachvogel’s Special Prints

Designer Maria Grachvogel uses Lectra system to create unique designs for the estate of Salvador Dali.

clock May 13, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Women’s sales at Gilt Groupe.


Ellin Saltzman Joins Gilt Groupe

Gilt Groupe, the fast-growing private sale company, may generate more than $80 million in revenues this fiscal year.

clock May 13, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Marketing and Promotion

Pier 1 Imports Tests Online Ads

Retailer Pier 1 Imports believes online ads boosted offline sales.

clock May 13, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Apparel shoppers will soon be able to scan 2D bar codes with their cell phones and see sales suggestions displayed on the phone because of ScanLife, a system developed by apparel ticket maker Avery Dennison Corp. and mobile bar code company Scanbuy Inc.


Bits & Bytes: Cell Phones With Store Scanners

Cellular sales help apparel shoppers will soon be able to scan 2D bar codes on store hangtags with their cell phones.

clock May 13, 2009WWD Staff


What to Pack for Cannes

Celebs reveal their must-haves.

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Snowboarder Lisa Sheldon in the new ad campaign for Roxy Athletix.


Roxy Launching Activewear Line

First shipment for Roxy Athletix apparel to arrive in stores May 25.

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Race to Erase MS Gala Raises $2M

Tommy Hilfiger co-chairs the Race to Erase MS gala in Los Angeles and auctions time at his vacation home for the cause.

clock May 13, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Fashion Features

West Watch: Fashion at the Grove… Spotlight on OTIS…

Los Angeles will try to revive its runway season Thursday with a series of fashion events at The Grove outdoor lifestyle center.

clock May 13, 2009WWD Staff

Highland Park Village has landmark status.


Sale of Highland Park Village Nears

Luxury Dallas shopping center Highland Park Village to be bought by real estate executive Ray Washburne.

clock May 13, 2009Holly Haber

Government and Trade

Textiles and Apparel Imports Fall in March

The nation’s trade gap widened in March to $27.6 billion.

clock May 13, 2009Liza Casabona and Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

ILO Report Cites Widespread Forced Labor

Many of the exploited workers are said to be children, according to the International Labor Organization.

clock May 13, 2009John Zarocostas

Freida Pinto

Color Cosmetics

Freida Pinto Signed to L’Oréal

L’Oréal Paris said Tuesday it has signed actresses Freida Pinto, Evangeline Lilly and Elizabeth Banks as spokeswomen.

clock May 13, 2009Brid Costello


Eye: The Astor Trial Continues

In the trial of Anthony Marshall, the late Brooke Astor’s former secretaries have been airing some dirty laundry.

clock May 13, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Fashion Scoops

Brooke’s Shield… Murakami and Pharrell Williams… Lifeguard City.

Lawyers for Brooke Shields said that Jack McCollough bumped into the actress at a party and the incident drew the concern of Kiefer Sutherland.

clock May 13, 2009WWD Staff

Les Halles’ cotton T-shirt and Cynthia Steffe’s polyester mesh skirt with paillettes. Rachel Leigh necklace.


Britain’s Got Talent: Alexa Chung’s Time to Shine

On June 15, Alexa Chung will make her U.S. debut hosting a yet-to-be-titled daytime show on MTV.

clock May 13, 2009Amanda FitzSimons

MTV VJ Downtown Julie Brown


MTV Style Stars: A Brief History

MTV is banking on chic Brit girl Alexa Chung and her variety show to be its next big hit.

clock May 13, 2009Amanda FitzSimons and Nick Axelrod

An interior view of the new test store concept.

Business Features

Kenneth Cole Taps Its First Creative Director

Kenneth Cole recruits designer Ingo Wilts from Hugo Boss.

clock May 13, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Restructures U.S. Fashion Division

Capeci, Voarino expand duties at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

clock May 13, 2009Miles Socha

A look from Matthew Williamson’s men’s line for H&M.

Designer and Luxury

Williamson Tests Men’s at H&M

Designer Matthew Williamson hopes to launch a men’s collection under his signature label if all goes well with his H&M men’s initiative.

clock May 13, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Designer and Luxury

Pitti Unveils New Names

The upcoming Pitti Uomo trade fair in Florence will feature as many exhibitors as last season, and a fair amount of newness.

clock May 13, 2009Jean Scheidnes


Memo Pad: Desirée Rogers, Case Closed… Tonchi Talk…

For those wondering what Desirée Rogers wore to the White House Correspondents Dinner, a spokesman revealed the answer.

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Retail Stocks Drop for 5th Straight Day

Macy’s down Tuesday in advance of first-quarter earnings report.

clock May 13, 2009Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Bulgari Sees Loss in Quarter

Italian jeweler Bulgari SpA vows layoffs, cutbacks.

clock May 13, 2009Andrew Roberts


Dolce & Gabbana Wins Stripes Case

Fashion house D&G wins suit against Adidas over trademark lawsuit.

clock May 13, 2009Luisa Zargani


Hickey Freeman Workers May Join Hartmarx Sit-in

Hickey Freeman workers vote to stage a sit-in if a buyer or a bank tries to close their plant or liquidate Hartmarx.

clock May 13, 2009Kristi Ellis

Business Features

Windsong Buys Carlos Falchi

Windsong Brands LLC believes it can turn longtime accessories brand Carlos Falchi into a $250 million business.

clock May 13, 2009Sophia Chabbott


Daily Stock Wrap: May 12, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock May 13, 2009WWD Staff

Jonathan Kelsey and Estelle at the Belvedere party.

Fashion Scoops

Scoop: Estelle Contemplating Shoe Line

“I love accessories,” chimed Estelle, who was wearing a Martin Margiela jacket and loads of jewelry.

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