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The Zara store on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris.


Inditex Net Drops 16 Percent

Slowdown in Spain hits fast-fashion retailer Inditex, owner of Zara, in first quarter.

clock June 10, 2009Elena Berton


Bulgari to Raise Additional Funds

Italian jeweler Bulgari placed 130 million euros Wednesday of equity-linked bonds due in 2014 to diversify its sources of funding.

clock June 10, 2009Andrew Roberts

Neiman Marcus

Business Features

Neiman’s Details Recovery Plan

Neiman Marcus ceo Burt Tansky outlines strategy, after the luxury retailer reported sales fell 25.1 percent for the quarter.

clock June 10, 2009Vicki M. Young

Jacob Soboroff and Kirsten Dunst.

Fashion Scoops

Kirsten Dunst and Michael Pollan Attend Party for ‘Food Inc.’ Film

Kirsten Dunst, Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser attend screening for “Food Inc.,” a film which investigates how factory farms raise livestock.

clock June 10, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Report Cites Abuse of Workers

The annual survey of the International Trade Union Confederation documented human rights abuses by textile and apparel companies.

clock June 11, 2009John Zarocostas

A look from Habitual’s holiday line designed by Lee Holman.


Habitual Revamps Under New Ownership

Habitual’s owner Bobby Ahn plans to offer a full contemporary sportswear and denim collection and change a lot of the existing products.

clock June 11, 2009Julee Kaplan

Hoodie from the Plain Wrap collection.


Rock & Republic’s New Twist on Basics

Rock & Republic’s Plain Wrap line offers lower prices, reflecting the economy.

clock June 11, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

A look from Deadstock.


Current/Elliott Launches Deadstock Line

Deadstock, a new denim collection under the Current/Elliott label, is inspired by vintage deadstock jeans from the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies.

clock June 11, 2009Jessica Iredale

Look from Vilebrequin

Fashion Features

Pitti Preview: New and Noteworthy at Pitti Uomo

A look at newcomers to Pitti Uomo.

clock June 11, 2009Jean Scheidnes



WWD List: The Most Competitive Retailers

The most competitive retailers ranked by W Scores, which incorporates economic performance and consumer satisfaction.

clock June 11, 2009Cecily Hall


Designer and Luxury

Pitti Preview: Who Is on Next’s Fresh Crop of Men’s Designers

Finalists for inaugural men’s wear edition of Who Is On Next, an emerging-designer showcase, have been selected.

clock June 11, 2009Jean Scheidnes

An image from Burberry’s upcoming men’s ad campaign.

Designer and Luxury

Pitti Preview: European Men’s Vendors See Glimmers of Hope

Though leading European manufacturers are steering clear of heralding the appearance of green shoots, many see hope for a pickup near the end of the year.

clock June 11, 2009Emilie Marsh

A cotton trenchcoat by Allegri worn with a Christopher Fischer cardigan, a We Are Replay cotton T-shirt and Fitzgerald cotton pants.

Fashion Features

Pitti Preview Men’s Fashion Trend: Soft Sell

For spring-summer 2010, Pitti exhibitors show a softer side of men’s fashion and a more youthful and casual approach to traditional categories.

clock June 11, 2009Alex Badia


Eddie Bauer Weighs Its Options

Sources say Eddie Bauer may sell itself or restructure balance sheets.

clock June 11, 2009Vicki M. Young


Frederick’s 3rd-Qtr. Loss Unchanged

Stocks for Frederick’s of Hollywood falls Wednesday on concerns about funding, sliding wholesale operations.

clock June 11, 2009Matthew Lynch


Bidders to Get Second Shot at Filene’s

Court orders reopening of auction for bankrupt off-pricer Filene’s Basement.

clock June 11, 2009Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

Beige Book Notes Some Retail Improvement

Stocks fall Wednesday on weak Treasury auction and dip in crude oil inventories.

clock June 11, 2009Liza Casabona


Daily Stock Wrap: June 10, 2009

The day’s losers and gainers.

clock June 11, 2009WWD Staff

Aerin Lauder


Eye Trend: Loving Lanvin

Aerin Lauder, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lisa Airan and Bibiana Fernández have been donning Alber Elbaz’s blue leopard print frock.

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Victoria Hesketh


Fame Game: Little Boots, Big Hooks

British pop singer Little Boots’ first album drops today in the United Kingdom.

clock June 11, 2009Priya Rao

Duncan Jones


Fame Game: Duncan Jones Directs ‘Moon’

Director Duncan Jones, the 38-year-old son of David Bowie, makes his feature film debut with “Moon.”

clock June 11, 2009Vanessa Lawrence

Government and Trade

Solis Commits to Battling Child Labor Abuse

U.S. Labor Secretary said the government will commit $60M to help curtail child labor, with a portion going to Kenya to prevent exploitative practices.

clock June 11, 2009Kristi Ellis


Liz Claiborne and Macy’s Fight Teen Dating Violence

Liz Claiborne Inc. and Macy’s Inc. have partnered to promote awareness and education in an effort to fight staggeringly high levels of teen dating violence.

clock June 11, 2009Liza Casabona

Many Chinese apparel factories have closed this year.

Government and Trade

Apparel Imports From China and Vietnam Rise in April

Overall textile and apparel imports off 9.7 percent for the month.

clock June 11, 2009Liza Casabona

The fall campaign features contest winners Jeffrey Miller and Antonio Cannon, with model Richard Harrison.


Memo Pad: New Faces for Sean John… Friends of Hastreiter… In the Pool…

Two winners were crowned in Sean John’s online model search, and the duo will appear in the brand’s fall and holiday marketing campaigns.

clock June 11, 2009WWD Staff

The Two Hearts logo.


Destination Maternity Relaunches Two Hearts This Fall

Destination Maternity reintroduces Two Hearts collection to 500 Sears stores and 100 Kmart units.

clock June 11, 2009Sharon Edelson

A sketch of Tracey Ullman’s dress by Doo.Ri.

Fashion Scoops

Ullman’s Fashion Closet… Luella’s Latest Moves… Vodianova to Design…

Tracey Ullman clearly seems to know it always helps to play the field when faced with a tough fashion crowd.

clock June 11, 2009WWD Staff


Gap Remodeling 50 Old Navy Units

California prototypes produce positive results for Gap unit.

clock June 11, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Robert McDonald


P&G Board Names McDonald Lafley’s Successor

Procter & Gamble Co.’s board elected Robert McDonald president and chief executive officer.

clock June 11, 2009Andrea Nagel

A view of the Black shop-in-shop at Isetan in Tokyo.

Designer and Luxury

Comme des Garçons Goes Guerrilla With ‘Black’

Black Comme des Garçons, the Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo’s new temporary “guerrilla” brand, was conceived as an antidote to the recession.

clock June 11, 2009Miles Socha


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The Jacket Required trade show in London


Trading Places: Amid Uncertainty, Fashion Events Push Innovation

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Social Studies