Emerisque’s Challenge: Rebuilding Hartmarx In Tough Men’s Market

No cover image


The question among retailers, bankers and even politicians remains whether the new owners can make Hartmarx and its brands viable in the long term and fulfill their promise to maintain jobs in the U.S. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue


Takashimaya Sales, Profit Fall

The retailer Takashimaya has not seen any recovery in recessionary Japan.

clock June 26, 2009Koji Hirano

Designer and Luxury

Jeweler David Webb Files Chapter 11

David Webb, a jewelry firm which operates a jewelry store at 789 Madison Avenue and has more than 30 employees, has filed for Chapter 11.

clock June 29, 2009Vicki M. Young


Retail Stocks Rise 0.9 Percent for Week

Retail stocks advanced 0.9 percent for the week as hopes of a global economic rebound increased.

clock June 29, 2009Evan Clark


In Brief: Children’s Place Settles Suit… Canada Signs With Jordan

Children’s Place Retail Stores Inc. agreed to pay $12M to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged its officers misrepresented facts about operations.

clock June 29, 2009WWD Staff

Express claims its jacket (left) was copied by Forever 21’s design (right).


Express Sues Forever 21

Legal headaches continue for Forever 21, with a new copyright infringement suit filed against it by Express last week.

clock June 29, 2009David Lipke

Ready To Wear

Mood Improves at Chicago Market

Buyers and showroom owners at Chicago market said there were signs the most difficult days of the recession.

clock June 29, 2009Beth Wilson

Anthony’s new unisex item.

Skin Care

Anthony Targets Women’s Market

Men’s grooming brand Anthony For Men LLC aims to gain a toehold in the women’s market with the launch of a unisex brand called Shaveworks.

clock June 29, 2009Matthew W. Evans

The first and second prize-winning Ellen Tracy/Parsons white shirts.

Fashion Features

Ellen Tracy Collaborates With Parsons Students

White blouses, designed by Parsons students for Ellen Tracy, sell out at Bloomingdale’s.

clock June 29, 2009David Moin

“The Four Seasons”-inspired brooches.


Van Cleef & Arpels Opens Milan Outpost

Jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels aims to grow in Italy.

clock June 29, 2009Alessandra Ilari

The new Charlotte Ronson ads feature Ronson’s younger sister, Annabelle Jones, and Donald Cumming from “The Virgins.”

Ready To Wear

Charlotte Ronson Takes It Up a Notch

Designer infuses signature collection with higher-end items.

clock June 29, 2009Julee Kaplan


Gucci Launching Fragrance Sites

Gucci is set to debut a dedicated Internet portal, including e-commerce, for its fragrances this week.

clock June 29, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Sergio Rossi sandals


Milan Men’s Accessories: Modern Traditions

Favoring tradition, Italian accessories brands revisited historical designs during the men’s shows last week.

clock June 29, 2009Luisa Zargani and Stephanie Epiro and Andrew Roberts

Look from Lacoste’s retro-tennis line for Jeffrey New York.


Lacoste, Jeffrey Team Up for Tennis

Luxury firm designs a retroactive tennis-inspired collection for women, Lacoste Red Collection, exclusively for Jeffrey New York.

clock June 29, 2009Lisa Lockwood

Hamro’s dual-purpose cami.


Innerwear Report: Added Value Key for Bestsellers

While attendance may have been disappointing at the May innerwear market, vendors were encouraged by orders for key items in basics and fashion.

clock June 29, 2009Karyn Monget

Interior of the Stephen Webster store.


Stephen Webster Unveils Mayfair Store

Larger London unit features jewelry designer Stephen Webster’s full collection.

clock June 29, 2009Samantha Conti

Christine Pluess and Livia Ximénez-Carrillo.

Designer and Luxury

Berlin Preview: Ones to Watch

Fresh faces on Berlin’s fashion scene.

clock June 29, 2009WWD Staff


Berlin Preview: Show Calendar

Following is the schedule for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.

clock June 29, 2009WWD Staff



Berlin Preview: Scene

Places to check out in Berlin.

clock June 29, 2009WWD Staff

Bebelplatz, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.


Berlin Heats Up With Runway Shows and Trade Fairs

Berlin and indeed, Germany has never seen more runway and trade fair activity than is slated to take place here, starting Wednesday and running through Sunday.

clock June 29, 2009WWD Staff

Intermix’s new ad campaign.


Memo Pad: First Timer… Michael Jackson Covers… Kate Moss at Christie’s…

After more than a decade in business, Intermix is about to unveil its first ad campaign.

clock June 29, 2009WWD Staff

President Obama in a Hart Schaffner Marx suit.


Emerisque Faces Tough Battle to Right Hartmarx

Emerisque now must develop a strategy on how to manage Hartmarx’s brand portfolio.

clock June 29, 2009Vicki M. Young and Brenner Thomas

The new Juicy Couture intimate apparel store.


Juicy Couture Gets Intimate in Las Vegas

Juicy Couture opens intimates store at Forum Shops in Las Vegas.

clock June 29, 2009Rachel Brown

Stan Tucker in front of a picture of Dick Baker.

Ready To Wear

Dick Baker Remembered

A stream of friends, family and apparel industry colleagues of the late Dick Baker filed into The New York Times’ building on Thursday evening to pay tribute.

clock June 29, 2009David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

Lindeberg to Launch New Line

J. Lindeberg founder leaves firm bearing his name.

clock June 29, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Government and Trade

Customs Seizes $10M in Counterfeits

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized six shipments of counterfeit luxury goods with an estimated retail value of more than $10 million last week.

clock June 29, 2009Liza Casabona


Urban Outfitters Launches Mobile E-Commerce

Now Urban Outfitters customers can shop, see their wish lists, read the blog, check order status on their mobile phones.

clock June 29, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama’s Calendar… Bruno Takes Hollywood… Cortazar Is In…

First Lady Michelle Obama will celebrate the 10th annual National Design Awards at the White House.

clock June 29, 2009WWD Staff


Escada Sets $280M Bond Exchange Program

Escada to raise funds as part of restructuring.

clock June 29, 2009Melissa Drier

Karl Lagerfeld and Usher

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Dior Homme: Karl Lagerfeld and Usher

Karl, Lily Cole and Usher take in the fashion show.

clock June 28, 2009WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Matchesfashion.com's Style Report


Matchesfashion.com to Open New Distribution Center

clock 15hNatalie Theodosi

Social Studies