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HBC Hires Ed Burstell to Accelerate Innovation

HBC sees Burstell engaged in bringing innovative concepts to all of its divisions.

clock 21hDavid Moin


Balenciaga Names Cédric Charbit as New CEO

A product and marketing executive at Yves Saint Laurent, he will take over Isabelle Guichot's role.

clock 22hMiles Socha


Tokyo Fashion Week: Watching for See-Now-Buy-Now

New sponsor Amazon didn't make vast changes to the format, while the local industry seemed open to the Instant Fashion experience.

clock 16hKelly Wetherille

CEOs Parse Economic Tactics at WWD Summit

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Eric Wiseman, Wesley R. Card and Emanuel Chirico had strikingly similar assessments of the consumer psyche.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Shoppers at the H&M Shinjuku flagship


Jimmy Choo H&M Line Draws Crowds

Frenzy for Jimmy Choo contrasted with H&M’s muted performance in October, when same-store sales dipped 3 percent.

clock November 16, 2009Elena Berton and Kelly Wetherille and Anne Riley-Katz

Government and Trade

Japan Third-Quarter GDP Jumps

Japan’s real GDP rose 1.2 percent in the July-to-September period from the prior quarter.

clock November 16, 2009Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille


Klaus Steilmann Dies at 80

Founder of Germany’s Steilmann Group was once Europe’s largest apparel manufacturer.

clock November 16, 2009Melissa Drier


Stocks Lift Monday on October Sales Rise

Sales at department stores increased 0.3 percent in October from the previous month, but declined 2.9 percent in year-to-year comparisons.

clock November 16, 2009Liza Casabona and Evan Clark

Lady Gaga in Prada.


Lady Gaga Performs at MOCA’s Anniversary Bash

Brad Pitt, Angeline Jolie, Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani and Pierce Brosnan gathered for the Los Angeles MOCA’s anniversary.

clock November 16, 2009WWD Staff

Jessica Biel in Prada.


Prada’s Literary Works

A book party for “Prada: Creativity, Modernity, Innovation” was packed with the likes of Chloë Sevigny, Zoë Saldana, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel.

clock November 16, 2009WWD Staff


Former Galeries Lafayette Hurt by Madoff Scandal

French heiress and former president of Galeries Lafayette Léone-Noëlle Meyer claims to be victim of Madoff Ponzi scheme.

clock November 17, 2009Elena Berton


Eurojersey Embarks on Rainforest Program

Eurojersey is using its reach to help save the Argentine rainforest.

clock November 17, 2009Nina Jones

Government and Trade

Swatches: Organic Exchange Broadens Mission… Maersk Returns…

Organic Exchange, a nonprofit organization that promotes organic agriculture, is expanding to include sustainable fabrics in addition to organic cotton.

clock November 17, 2009WWD Staff

Companies like Liliana Turoiu Udrea are making investments to heighten their images.

Government and Trade

Romanian Textile Industry Seeks Domestic Growth

Textile sector in Romania looks to move away from subcontracting model.

clock November 17, 2009Elena Berton

A style from Abigail Glaum-Lathbury.

Ready To Wear

Chicago’s Fashion Focus Crafts New Look

Chicago’s eight-day Fashion Focus was a celebrity-free affair this round, but it may have been more productive for some designers and visitors.

clock November 17, 2009Beth Wilson

Spring looks from Chico’s.


Easy Street

Under the direction of new president Cinny Murray, Chico’s is making a push to reconnect with its customer, a woman who loves to travel.

clock November 17, 2009WWD Staff

Doucette Duvall’s wool dress and Madeleine Thompson’s cashmere cardigan. Sunshine & Shadow belt; Stuart Weitzman shoes.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2010 Fashion Trend: The Bright Stuff

The economic forecast may still be mixed, but, for some designers, the future looks very bright.

clock November 17, 2009Mayte Allende


Pacific Sunwear’s Losses Widen in Third Quarter

PacSun registered a loss of $10.9 million in the quarter, and store closures are on the horizon.

clock November 17, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


In Brief: People’s Liberation Profits

Vendor to cut costs.

clock November 17, 2009WWD Staff


Oxxford President Departs

After 11 years at Oxxford Clothes, president Mike Cohen has left the company, reportedly to join competitor Hickey Freeman.

clock November 17, 2009Brenner Thomas


Memo Pad: Richer Readers… Zucchelli at GQ Spain’s Awards…

Ad pages may be down at fashion magazines, but household income at many titles appears to be on the rise.

clock November 17, 2009WWD Staff

A spring look from Zero + Maria Cornejo.

Designer and Luxury

Zero + Maria Cornejo Branching Into Men’s Wear

Zero + Maria Cornejo will launch a men’s capsule collection for spring, followed by a full collection for fall.

clock November 17, 2009Jean Scheidnes

A spa relaxation room at Aveda Institute in Dallas.


Aveda Opens Dallas Unit

An Aveda Institute has opened in Dallas featuring green construction, a full-service hair salon and spa and a retail store.

clock November 17, 2009Holly Haber


Hairdressing Week in France Begins

France’s first Semaine Nationale de la Coiffure (or national hairdressing week, in English) kicked off on Monday. It runs through Nov. 21.

clock November 17, 2009Jennifer Weil

Designer and Luxury

Tahari Taps Helaine Elias

Helaine Elias becomes president of wholesale sales and merchandising for both the women’s and men’s collections.

clock November 17, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

The Fashionista virtual dressing room.


Tobi Innovates With Virtual Dressing Room

Tobi is the first to use a virtual dressing room that could appeal to larger retailers looking for new ways to attract and entertain shoppers.

clock November 17, 2009Cate T. Corcoran


Yoox Kicks Off IPO

Internet fashion retailer Yoox Group launched an initial public offering on Monday that could raise as much as 126 million euros.

clock November 17, 2009Andrew Roberts

Fossil’s new decor at its store at Stonebriar Centre in Frisco, Tex. The new decor is designed to show off the clothing well.


Fossil’s New Retail Concept Focuses on Apparel

Fossil has introduced a new retail design that plays up the brand’s Americana image and puts more emphasis on clothing.

clock November 17, 2009Holly Haber

Marketing and Promotion

Levi’s, Jones Top Customer Survey

Levi’s and Jones tie for first place in the fashion category in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index.

clock November 17, 2009Valerie Seckler

Steve Birkhold

Human Resources

Birkhold Joins Lacoste Licensee as CEO

Former Diesel CEO joins Devanlay U.S. Inc., the licensee for Lacoste apparel.

clock November 17, 2009David Lipke

Renaud Dutreil and Erin Gee.

Fashion Scoops

LVMH’s Green Scene… Gucci on the Big Screen… Decorating Alber Elbaz…

LVMH has launched a contest to find an orchestral work inspired by the theme “A Greener New York City.

clock November 17, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Robbers Hit Chaumet

Chaumet is the latest jeweler in Paris to become the target of a holdup.

clock November 17, 2009Elena Berton


Daily Stock Wrap: November 16, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock November 17, 2009WWD Staff


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clock 9hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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