The Ad Page Recession: September Issues Down And Worse Seen Ahead

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September fashion magazines will drop with a whisper instead of a thud this year.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Hermès silk scarf


Hermès 2Q Sales Rise 12 Percent

Luxury firm Hermès reported a 12 percent rise in sales, helped by demand for its iconic bags and scarves.

clock July 21, 2009Elena Berton


Swiss Watch Exports Fall 31.9 Percent

June figures represent steepest declines this year amid wilting demand.

clock July 21, 2009Elena Berton

Business Features

Luxe Accessories Brand Mary Norton Closes

The accessories label Mary Norton, whose bags make frequent appearances on the red carpet, has shuttered due to the recession.

clock July 21, 2009Samantha Conti

Harrods for Him and Harrods for Her.


Bond No. 9 Goes to Harrod’s

Niche fragrance marketer Bond No. 9 collaborates with the venerable British retailer to create Harrods for Him and Harrods for Her scents.

clock July 22, 2009Gillian Koenig


CIT Says Chapter 11 Not Ruled Out

CIT reports $1.5 billion in second-quarter losses.

clock July 22, 2009Evan Clark

A look from Charlotte Russe.


Charlotte Russe Profits Dip 4.9 Percent in Third Quarter

Net sales, margins improve in retailer’s third quarter.

clock July 22, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Retail Stocks Slip 0.6 Percent Tuesday

Federal Reserve chairman Bernanke says consumers still pose a risk to recovery.

clock July 22, 2009Evan Clark

A look from Akris.

Designer and Luxury

Akris Acquires Handbag Firm

Akris purchases Comtesse, an elite handbag maker favored by international royals, with plans to launch own accessories line.

clock July 22, 2009Miles Socha

A print from Cacharel’s spring collection.

Designer and Luxury

Cacharel Headed to Spring Paris Fashion Week

Feminine French fashion house plans its comeback with a show in Paris in September.

clock July 22, 2009Elena Berton

A ballgown from Pronovias.

Designer and Luxury

Pronovias’ Bridal Looks: Pared-Down to Voluminous

Pronovias collections for 2010 come minus the beads and generally, more pared-down than previous years.

clock July 22, 2009WWD Staff

Madisyn Ritland in AE Artist Jean.


American Eagle Overhauls AE Artist Jean

American Eagle brings back a discontinued hit jean for back-to-school sales.

clock July 22, 2009David Moin


Escada Continues Restructuring Plan

Escada is implementing a 29 million euro, or $41.2 million at current exchange, cash capital increase at a share ratio of 2-to-1, starting Thursday.

clock July 22, 2009Melissa Drier

Stella McCartney, a pioneer in the green fashion movement.

Marketing and Promotion

Going Green Presents Challenges and Opportunities

The key issue for green fashion is whether frugal consumers will pay more for an environmentally responsible products.

clock July 22, 2009Dick Silverman and Samantha Conti

Current/Elliott’s cotton shirt, Tomas Maier’s polyamide and elastane swimsuit, and Ashish’s sequin shorts. Sperry Top-Sider shoes.

Fashion Trends

Resort 2009 Fashion Trend: American Girl

The classic Americana look gets an update for resort with playful layering, easy shapes and plenty of stripes.

clock July 22, 2009Mayte Allende

Designer and Luxury

Dennis Basso Boutique to Open in Harrods

In mid-August, there will be a soft opening for the 763-square-foot space Dennis Basso space in London.

clock July 22, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Madison Ave. and Tokyo’s Marunouchi District Team Up

The Madison Avenue Business Improvement District is partnering with the Mitsubishi Estate, which manages Tokyo’s Marunouchi district.

clock July 22, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

Calif. Industry Avoids More Taxes

Long-term outlook in California for vendors and retailers is unsettling.

clock July 22, 2009Anne Riley-Katz and Marcy Medina and Rachel Brown


Ruth Saltz, Handbag Designer, Dead at 87

Handbag designer Ruth Saltz, who made her mark with a signature line that launched in the Sixties, died July 9 at 87.

clock July 22, 2009Sophia Chabbott


Brioni Sets Up Shop in Croatia

Luxury men’s firm Brioni continues to extend its retail reach.

clock July 22, 2009Emilie Marsh


Dsquared Opens in Singapore

Dsquared, designed by twins Dan and Dean Caten, unveiled its first flagship in Singapore on Tuesday.

clock July 22, 2009Emilie Marsh

Fashion Scoops

Musical Tents at N.Y. Fashion Week… Selling Beyonce… Prize Fight…

The Fashion Calendar will post online and ship its first look at the September shows Friday, but a few changes are already underfoot.

clock July 22, 2009WWD Staff

Georgia May Jagger, the youngest daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, is making her debut as the face of Hudson Jeans. Here, Jagger in Hudson pieces, all in cotton and spandex.

Marketing and Promotion

Hudson Jeans Gets Fresh Look

A capital investment for Hudson Jeans leads to revamp, as well as a new ad campaign for fall featuring rock progeny Georgia May Jagger.

clock July 22, 2009Nina Jones

Cover of Vogue's August 2009 issue.


September Issues See Steep Ad Declines, Worse Ahead

September fashion magazines will drop with a whisper instead of a thud this year.

clock July 22, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Janice Min


Memo Pad: Money Talks for Janice Min… Boyle’s Song…

Us Weekly editor in chief Janice Min told her staff via e-mail that she would be leaving next week.

clock July 22, 2009WWD Staff

President Obama

Government and Trade

Wal-Mart Spends $4.1M on Lobbying Efforts

Mass retailer Wal-Mart pours $4.1 million behind key issues of health care and unionization.

clock July 22, 2009Kristi Ellis

Nordstrom Inc. said Tuesday it will open its first Nordstrom Rack in Manhattan at 1 Union Square South.


Nordstrom Rack Unit to Debut in N.Y.

A Nordstrom Rack, set to open in Union Square inside the former Virgin Megastore building, will be retailer’s first in Manhattan.

clock July 22, 2009Sharon Edelson

Dresses in the women’s department of Penney’s flagship.


Penney’s N.Y. Store Packed With Bells and Whistles

Speed, selection and customer service. J.C. Penney Co. Inc.’s strategy for winning shoppers in New York City rests on those three tenets.

clock July 22, 2009Sharon Edelson

Business Features

VF Earnings Fall 27.9% in Second Quarter

Declining revenues across all but one of its business segments, coupled with a spike in expenses, took a bite out of second-quarter earnings at VF Corp.

clock July 22, 2009Ross Tucker


Daily Stock Wrap: July 21, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock July 22, 2009WWD Staff

Social Studies