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Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

clock 17hVicki M. Young


Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 41mRachel Strugatz


Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 12hEvan Clark

Clessidra Walks Away From Deal to Buy Stake in Cavalli

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The designer Robert Cavalli’s reluctance to reduce thelofty valuation he places on his fashionbrand has resulted in talks breaking down.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Uniqlo’s July Comps Drop 4.2%

Unusually long rainy season in Japan hurt sales at the fast-fashion chain Uniqlo.

clock August 4, 2009Koji Hirano


Iconix Profits Rise 9.1 Percent in Q2

Iconix reported a 31.8 percent increase in net income to to $19.3 million from $14.6 million a year ago.

clock August 4, 2009Matthew Lynch

Designer and Luxury

Cavalli Sale Talks Break Down

Designer Roberto Cavalli’s reluctance to reduce the lofty valuation he places on his fashion brand has ended talks with Clessidra SGR.

clock August 4, 2009Andrew Roberts

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Q&A: Ellen Ruppel Shell

Being cheap can be costly. That’s the conclusion of Ellen Ruppel Shell, author of the new book “Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture.”

clock August 5, 2009Dick Silverman

Color Cosmetics

Tsumori Chisato in Collaboration With Shu Uemura

Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato is injecting her whimsical sense of style into a special collection of cosmetics for Shu Uemura.

clock August 5, 2009Amanda Kaiser


True Religion Reports 18.4 Percent Earnings Gain

True Religion’s blistering pace of opening branded stores is guiding the premium denim label through the worst of the recession.

clock August 5, 2009Ross Tucker

Intimates and Activewear

Tennis Champ James Blake’s Apparel Set to Debut

Tennis player James Blake, who will play the U.S. Open at the end of this month, is also launching a men’s apparel collection with Fila.

clock August 5, 2009Jean E. Palmieri


Beiersdorf’s Net Falls 40 Percent

Weak market conditions sent Beiersdorf’s profit after taxes plummeting in the second quarter.

clock August 5, 2009Melissa Drier


Hartmarx Names Prockzo Chief Operating Officer

Tara Proczko has been named vice president and chief operating officer of Hartmarx, and Homi Patel will remain a director.

clock August 5, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Pony Drops Trademark Suit Against Nike

Pony had alleged infringement of chevron trademark, but has now withdrawn its case against Nike.

clock August 5, 2009WWD Staff


Talbots Stock Rises 22% Tuesday

Retail sector declines Tuesday while S&P 500 stays above 1,000.

clock August 5, 2009Evan Clark


Safilo to Focus on Core Business

Safilo Group SpA reports restructuring costs led to losses of 137.7 million euros, or $187.6 million, in the second quarter.

clock August 5, 2009Andrew Roberts

Designer and Luxury

Rodarte a ‘Go’ With Target

Rodarte designers will create a line with Go International for Target.

clock August 5, 2009Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

L.A. Story: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz Takes on ‘Melrose Place’

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Stephanie Jacobsen, Jessica Lucas and Katie Cassidy mix scandal and fashion in the CW network’s newfangled “Melrose Place.”

clock August 5, 2009Marcy Medina


Kids Incorporated: New York Children Test the Runway

Boys & Girls Club camp kids learn to put on a fashion show — a rather professional one, set to take place on Aug. 20 at Macy’sin Herald Square.

clock August 5, 2009Venessa Lau

They Are Wearing

They Are Wearing: At the ‘Sex and the City 2’ Casting Call

Fashion looks at the open casting call for extras for “Sex and the City 2″ in New York.

clock August 5, 2009Stephanie D. Smith and Nick Axelrod


Casio’s New Tone: Kanye West Headlining G-Shock Event

Rap sensation Kanye West will take over Cipriani on Wall Street for a party hosted by Casio tonight.

clock August 5, 2009Venessa Lau

Designer and Luxury

Gucci to Open Flash Sneaker Shops

Gucci Icon-Temporary, temporary sneaker stores, will touch down in six or seven locations around the world where tastemakers gather.

clock August 5, 2009Sharon Edelson

Memo Pad

Leighton Meester’s Take… Rogers Exits BlackBook… Sims Service…

Leighton Meester claims to have no fear when it comes to aging, but ask her again in a few years — after all, she’s only 23.

clock August 5, 2009WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Buyers Flock to FAME and Moda

More than 5,000 buyers from international specialty and department stores were expected to attend FAME and Moda Manhattan.

clock August 5, 2009Venessa Lau and Jessica Iredale

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Intermezzo Vendors See Slowdown

ENK International’s Intermezzo show may have been smaller than previous editions — with about 345 collections on display.

clock August 5, 2009Julee Kaplan

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Trade Show Coverage: The Retail View and Trends

Retailers believe fall will be a pivotal season to determine the shape they’ll be in for Christmas and spring.

clock August 5, 2009WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Novelties and Classics Mix at Nouveau Collective

Exhibitors at Nouveau Collective, which ended its three-day run at The New Yorker Hotel on Tuesday, said there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon.

clock August 5, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Walk of Style Lengthens… Oscar de la Renta Charms…

Princess Grace of Monaco and Cartier will be the 14th and 15th recipients of the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award.

clock August 5, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: August 04, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock August 5, 2009WWD Staff

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