Losing a Key Anchor: Ellen Tracy Eyes Shift From Bridge to Better

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Douglas Perfumeries Sales Up, Group Profits Down

The company reported a sales uptick of 2.2 percent to 1.45 billion euros for the first nine months of its fiscal year.

clock August 11, 2009Susan Stone


Graff Store Hit in $65M Robbery

A police spokesman said Tuesday the raid of the Graff jewelry store is “one of the biggest” jewel robberies in British history.

clock August 11, 2009Nina Jones

Ne-Yo and the Alfani Red campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Ne-Yo, Yo… Midtown Move… Halle Berry Bops In…

Ne-Yo, the new face of Macy’s Alfani Red collection, talks up the partnership.

clock August 12, 2009WWD Staff

A look from Paul La Fontaine spring collection.


Paul La Fontaine Launches Men’s Collection

Veteran men’s designer creates new contemporary apparel line, Paul La Fontaine Lounge.

clock August 12, 2009David Lipke

Government and Trade

FTC Charges Four Firms With False Bamboo Labeling

FTC charges companies deceptively labeled apparel and textiles as bamboo that were actually rayon.

clock August 12, 2009Liza Casabona

Human Resources

Beauty Beat: Philosophy Names Stevens CEO

Ken Stevens becomes chief executive officer of the beauty firm Philosphy.

clock August 12, 2009Molly Prior

Prabal Gurung

Designer and Luxury

Piece Offering: Designers Sketch Woodstock-Inspired Fashion

Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang, Bensoni’s Sonia Yoon and other hot young designers draw hippie fashions for WWD.

clock August 12, 2009Venessa Lau

An Ellen Tracy look for fall.


Losing a Key Anchor: Ellen Tracy Shifts to Better

Fashion firm Ellen Tracy plans to morph from bridge market into a better sportswear player.

clock August 12, 2009Lisa Lockwood

Designer and Luxury

Faye McLeod Joins Louis Vuitton

Faye McLeod has joined the luxury label Louis Vuitton as creative director of visual merchandising.

clock August 12, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


Deadline Pressure Remains for CIT

CIT faces a Friday deadline, for a debt tender offer, and Oct. 1 deadline, for a restructuring plan.

clock August 12, 2009Vicki M. Young


Fossil Third-Quarter Guidance Disappoints

Shares of the accessories maker Fossil Inc. slid nearly 10 percent in trading Tuesday.

clock August 12, 2009Matthew Lynch


Three Hartmarx Facilities Shuttered

Hartmarx facility workers affected in Illinois, Alabama and Canada.

clock August 12, 2009WWD Staff


Warnaco’s Q2 Profits, Sales Drop

Warnaco’s net income for the three months ended July 4 fell 8.2 percent to $17.8 million.

clock August 12, 2009Evan Clark

A psychedelic poster for Ang Lee’s upcoming movie, “Taking Woodstock.”

Marketing and Promotion

Woodstock Inc.

The cascade of retro merch ahead of Woodstock’s 40th anniversary brings with it a dose of irony.

clock August 12, 2009Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Woodstock at 40: Rock Stars and Designers Weigh In

Shirley Manson of Garbage, Courtney Love, Anna Sui and Simon Doonan share their thoughts on Woodstock.

clock August 12, 2009Amanda FitzSimons and Marcy Medina and Bobbi Queen and Anne Riley-Katz and Nick Axelrod and Sarah Haight


LittleMissMatched to Bow on Fifth Avenue

Just a few weeks shy of its fifth anniversary, LittleMissMatched, the New York-based legwear label, is opening a Fifth Avenue store.

clock August 12, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Seventeen Magazine is developing an Iphone application.


Memo Pad: There’s An App For That… Vibe Returns?…

Seventeen and its parent, Hearst Magazines, are joining the iPhone app rush.

clock August 12, 2009WWD Staff

Kate Moss at Glastonbury, 2005.

Fashion Features

Mass Appeal: Behind Today’s Top Music Festivals

WWD offers a glimpse into some of today’s most popular festivals.

clock August 12, 2009Nick Axelrod

Designer and Luxury

Escada’s Financial Woes Mount

Fashion firm Escada is close to filing for insolvency.

clock August 12, 2009Melissa Drier

Back to school shopping.


NPD Predicts a Wait for B-t-s Sales

NPD Group market research anticipates an extended back-to-school season with the possibility of stock shortfalls in stores.

clock August 12, 2009Arnold J. Karr and Matthew Lynch


Daily Stock Wrap: August 11, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock August 12, 2009WWD Staff


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Social Studies