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J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

clock December 2, 2016Evan Clark

Business

Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

clock 16hKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

Business

Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

clock 20hLuisa Zargani

J.C. Penney’s Big Move: First Manhattan Store To Reshape Landscape

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Mark Brashear

Designer and Luxury

Boss’s Brashear Outlines Strategic Five-Year Plan

Hugo Boss ceo looks to double volume in Americas.

clock July 21, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Looks from Dufour’s collection for Erdos.

Designer and Luxury

Designer Gilles Dufour Ventures East

Designer Gilles Dufour has been working as artistic director for Erdos, which runs some 2,000 boutiques in China.

clock July 21, 2009Robert Murphy

Buyers peruse the trend area at Première Vision Preview.

Textiles

At N.Y. Textile Week, Mills See Small Signs of Recovery

Fabric suppliers at last week’s round of international textile fairs here have seen buyers slash the size of their orders, but the worst may have passed.

clock July 21, 2009Ross Tucker

Christian Lacroix spring couture 2009

Fashion Scoops

White Knight for Lacroix?… Back to America…

Umberto Angeloni expressed a sentiment not widely heard since The Crash: commitment to the American market.

clock July 21, 2009WWD Staff

Chopard’s Cascade.

Fragrance

Chopard Fragrance ‘Cascade’ Inspired by Red Carpet Glamour

Chopard’s latest fragrance aims to allow women to step out dripping in a scent inspired by jewels.

clock July 21, 2009Brid Costello

Human Resources

Dadario Exits Bare Escentuals Retail Post

Michael Dadario resigns after disclosure that academic credentials were misrepresented.

clock July 21, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Shirt by 7 Diamonds, jeans by Wrangler.

Denim

Wrangler Retro Taps Country Singer Jason Aldean

It’s good to be country music artist Jason Aldean.

clock July 21, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Fabrics at New York Textiles Week.

Textiles

Fall 2010 Textiles Trend: Serve It Up

Fall 2010 textiles offer a little bit of everything.

clock July 21, 2009Court Williams

Polyester from Miroglio Textile

Textiles

European Textile Preview Show a Hit in New York

Europe’s trade show organizers pulled together a few beautiful previews of the fall 2010 collections for the American market last week.

clock July 21, 2009Court Williams

Jewelry

Boucheron Opens Singapore Store

Boucheron’s first unit in Singapore is styled to to resemble the French fine jewelry house’s private salon on Place Vendôme.

clock July 21, 2009Elena Berton

A necklace from the Gripoix collection.

Jewelry

Storied Couture Jeweler Gripoix to Expand

Couture jewelry firm Gripoix will launch line and open its first store on London’s Mount Street.

clock July 21, 2009Katya Foreman

The new Shopbop.com launched on Monday.

Retail

Shopbop.com’s Style Change

Shopbop.com, the Madison, Wis.-based contemporary online fashion store, has launched a new look and upgraded functionality.

clock July 21, 2009Julee Kaplan

Tim Medvetz

People

On Top of the World: Tim Medvetz Climbing Earth’s Tallest Summits

After checking off Mount Everest, the fearless climber Tim Medvetz is now tackling Mount Kilimanjaro.

clock July 21, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Birks & Mayors Sales Down 26 Percent in First Quarter

CEO expects market conditions to remain difficult for jewelry firm Birks & Mayors.

clock July 21, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Caché, its home page shown here, wants to improve marketing to counter falling profits.

Financial

Cache Earnings Drop Sharply in Second Quarter

Modification of assortment expected to provide long-term benefit.

clock July 21, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Activewear

Spyder Names New CEO

Spyder Active Sports Inc. has named Thomas McGann chief executive officer. He succeeds Jake Jacobs, who will remain a member of the board.

clock July 21, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Word of CIT Rescue Lifts Stocks Monday

Yesterday, retail stocks rose 2% for highest close of year after CIT rescue.

clock July 21, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Way-finder signage.

Retail

J.C. Penney’s Manhattan Debut to Reshape Landscape

The retailer J.C. Penney’s first New York City unit will open at the Manhattan Mall.

clock July 21, 2009Sharon Edelson

Imogen Heap

People

Girl Of Summer: Imogen Heap

The British pop star Imogen Heap releases her fourth album on August 14.

clock July 21, 2009Amanda FitzSimons

Sarah Jessica Parker with Matthew Broderick in Calvin Klein Collection.

People

AIDS Benefit at Steven Klein’s Home Draws Sarah Jessica Parker

The AIDS Community Research Initiative of America benefit at Steven Klein’s Bridgehampton home drew Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Rachel Zoe.

clock July 21, 2009WWD Staff

Charles LeDray’s miniature men’s suits on display in London’s West End.

People

Sewing His Case: Charles LeDray Exhibit Opens in London

American artist Charles LeDray sets up his collection of teeny tiny suits in a London exhibit.

clock July 21, 2009Louise Bartlett

CIT

Financial

Bondholder Deal Won’t End CIT Troubles

Long-term viability of firm CIT still in doubt after news of $3B deal.

clock July 21, 2009WWD Staff

A fall ad from Roberto Cavalli.

Media

Memo Pad: Steven Meisel Shoots Cavalli Ads… Redbook’s Reveal…

Clearly, Roberto Cavalli is a fan of Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana, who is back for the fashion house’s fall campaign.

clock July 21, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Kellwood Talks Continue as Deadline Looms

Negotiations last week between the St. louis-based sportswear firm Kellwood and noteholders failed to resolve $140M in vendor’s notes.

clock July 21, 2009Vicki M. Young

Chris Benz

Designer and Luxury

CFDA Taps 31 New Members

Business during the recession is a struggle, at best, but the Council of Fashion Designers of America has forged ahead and selected 31 new members.

clock July 21, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

A still from the campaign.

Government and Trade

Wal-Mart Runs Health Care Spots

Wal-Mart ads running in Beltway supporting Obama health care initiative.

clock July 21, 2009Kristi Ellis

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: July 20, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock July 21, 2009WWD Staff

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Business

Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

clock 16hLisa Lockwood

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