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Ready To Wear

Buyers Focus on Price and Color at Stylemax

Midwest retailers shopping Chicago’s Stylemax this month ordered closer to season, searching for colorful, well-priced pieces to compel customers to buy.

clock August 25, 2009Beth Wilson

M Missoni’s rayon top with glass and metal embroidery and Basso + Brooke’s silk pants. Sequin earrings; Gestuz belt.

Fashion Trends

Motley Hued

Designers like to stir things up, and for resort and pre-spring, they’re offering a colorful bevy of wild prints, quirky pants and skin-baring tops.

clock August 25, 2009Mayte Allende


Warnaco Taps Calvin Klein Jeans President

Executive turnover at Warnaco Group Inc.’s Calvin Klein Jeans division continues.

clock August 25, 2009Ross Tucker

Look from the Freda fall collection.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Matches Branches Out With Freda…De Castelbajac ‘s Youth Quake

Tom and Ruth Chapman, who own the Matches chain of boutiques in London, are getting ready to share the store’s own label line, Freda, with the world.

clock August 25, 2009WWD Staff

Human Resources

Petit Bateau Taps Blanckaert

Children’s wear brand Petit Bateau is aiming to widen its international footprint with the appointment of Christian Blanckaert.

clock August 25, 2009Elena Berton

Scarlett & Crimson makeup items.

Color Cosmetics

Scarlett & Crimson Makeup Line to Debut

Ruby Hammer and Millie Kendall are seeing red.

clock August 25, 2009Brid Costello


Kuhlman to Reopen in Manhattan

Kuhlman is preparing for a relaunch.

clock August 25, 2009Jean E. Palmieri


Cato Net Up in 2nd Qtr. Despite Sales Drop

Gross margin up, SG&A down in quarter.

clock August 25, 2009Matthew Lynch


Wet Seal Net Off in 2nd Quarter

Sales, gross margin drop, as does SG&A expense.

clock August 25, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Retail Stocks Fall 1.6% Monday

Economists see turnaround, although U.S. consumption remains questionable.

clock August 25, 2009Evan Clark


In Brief: Hickey Manager Decamps for JA Apparel

Hickey, the contemporary offshoot of Hickey Freeman, has lost another employee.

clock August 25, 2009WWD Staff

Alek Bimbiloski and Skender Dragovoja hot air ballooning.

Fashion Features

Ride and Seek: Istok’s Big Adventure

The recession has put everyone on the offensive. But how about responding to the economic downtown with a road trip?

clock August 25, 2009Venessa Lau


Shop To It

A look at five “Burn Rubber 2009” stops.

clock August 25, 2009Venessa Lau

Imports at U.S. ports are expected to be down 18.8 percent this year and at the lowest levels since 2002.

Government and Trade

Ocean Freight Rates To Face Continued Pressures

Brands and retailers are enjoying some of the lowest ocean freight rates they’ve seen in years and are likely to see only slight increases going forward.

clock August 25, 2009Ross Tucker

Andrea Lieberman

Designer and Luxury

Stylists Turning More Entrepreneurial in Tough Times

For stylists, whether the recession is a feast or famine depends on their resourcefulness.

clock August 25, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

The Louis Vuitton shop at Saks sells ready-to-wear exclusively.


Saks Unveils New Designer Floor

After lengthy and tricky vendor negotiations and more than $30 million in construction costs, Saks Fifth Avenue has delivered its ultimate designer experience.

clock August 25, 2009David Moin

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn


Postcard From The Hamptons

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn checks in from a Dolce & Gabbana lunch in Southampton.

clock August 25, 2009WWD Staff

Wendi Murdoch


The Social Set’s Summer Finds

From corn ice cream to erotic novels, what socialites like Rachel Roy and Jennifer Creel have been reading, eating and wearing.

clock August 25, 2009WWD Staff

Vera Wang in the Fashion’s Night Out PSA.

Designer and Luxury

Fashion’s Night Out Readies PSA Push

To spur awareness of the Sept. 10 retail initiative, a public service announcement will air on TV, in taxi cabs and online.

clock August 25, 2009Amy Wicks

Anna Wintour and David Letterman


Memo Pad: Anna and Dave…RDA Files for Bankruptcy…

Anna Wintour exposed her funny bone during her taping of “The Late Show With David Letterman” Monday afternoon.

clock August 25, 2009WWD Staff


Judge Grants LVMH Award in Counterfeit Case

Five-year-old suit involving Epi Leather trademark.

clock August 25, 2009Matthew Lynch


Tiffany Award in Little Switzerland Sale Upheld

Arbitrator had directed $3.6 million payment to jeweler.

clock August 25, 2009WWD Staff

Shanghai Tang


Shanghai Tang Opens Hong Kong Store

After six years of searching, planning and negotiations, Shanghai Tang on Monday officially opened its second flagship store here.

clock August 25, 2009Constance Haisma-Kwok


Daily Stock Wrap: August 24, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock August 25, 2009WWD Staff


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