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J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

clock December 2, 2016Evan Clark

Business

Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

clock 23hKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

Business

Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

clock December 4, 2016Luisa Zargani

Playing Percentages: Vegas, Luxe Brands Bet On $8.5B CityCenter

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Overview

This city has doubled down on luxury with the opening of the $8.5 billion CityCenter megadevelopment, but it could be a long time before there is any payoff.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Zimmermann silk dress.

Fashion Trends

Summer 2010 Fashion Trend: Tribal Tales

Designers indulge their tribal fantasies for summer with the California desert serving as the perfect backdrop for moody prints and fabrics that move.

clock December 23, 2009Leila Baboi

Eyewear

Cavalli Renews Global Eyewear License With Marcolin

Roberto Cavalli and Marcolin SpA have renewed the license to produce and distribute sunglass and prescription frames branded Roberto Cavalli and Just Cavalli.

clock December 23, 2009Luisa Zargani

Michel Lacoste in Nepal with a Gange gharial crocodile.

Ready To Wear

Lacoste Strives to Preserve Crocodiles

Sportswear maker Lacoste commits to spend a half-million dollars to help preserve the crocodile.

clock December 23, 2009David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

Massimo Macchi Joins Rosato

Massimo Macchi, former executive at Bulgari, Gucci Group and Gianfranco Ferré, has joined the board of Rosato Srl, a high-end Italian jewelry firm.

clock December 23, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Inika’s new look lipstick.

Color Cosmetics

Australia’s Inika Expands Offering

Inika, the natural cosmetics brand from Down Under, is shaking up its offering.

clock December 23, 2009Hardeep Chohan

Danica Patrick

Fragrance

Danica Patrick Inks Scent License

Danica Patrick has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with SA Fragrances that calls for the mid-March launch of a scent called Danica Patrick for Her.

clock December 23, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Margareth Made

People

Girls and Guys of Winter

Look out for Margareth Madè, Jon Heder, Lily Cole, and Caitlin Fitzgerald this season.

clock December 23, 2009WWD Staff

Kate Moss

Fashion Scoops

The Music of Kate Moss… Back in the Fold…

Kate Moss has joined the U.K.’s Performing Rights Society, an organization that collects royalties for composers and songwriters.

clock December 23, 2009WWD Staff

Carolina Herrera

Designer and Luxury

Carolina Herrera Launches Moscow Boutique at Tsum

Carolina Herrera opened her first boutique in Tsum department store because, after all, “instincts make women buy things they do not need.”

clock December 23, 2009Olga Zaretskaya

Items from Uniqlo’s +J collection.

Retail

Jil Sander Adds Shot of Color to +J Line

Jil Sander spring-summer +J collection begins hitting select Uniqlo stores across Japan and other Asian countries today.

clock December 23, 2009Kelly Wetherille

Financial

Iconix Expands Reach Into Europe

Brand management firm Iconix Brand Group opens European division in partnership with London-based The Licensing Company.

clock December 23, 2009Matthew Lynch

Most of Northern Italy was blanketed with up to 10 inches of snow.

Retail

Retailers Coping With Snow in Italy

Business in Italy is disrupted after as much as 10 inches of snow falls on the northern part of country.

clock December 23, 2009Alessandra Ilari and Nina Jones

Princess Caroline, Baptiste Giabiconi and Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion Scoops

Having A Ball With Karl Lagerfeld and Baptiste Giabiconi

Karl Lagerfeld and Caroline, Princess of Hanover, attend The Centenary Gala of the Russian Ballets in Monaco.

clock December 23, 2009WWD Staff

Products on display at Track & Field.

Activewear

Brazilian Fitness Brand Track & Field Plans U.S. Push

Track & Field, a high-end fitness and lifestyle apparel brand with 36 stores in Brazil, wants to tap into the $30 billion U.S. fitness industry.

clock December 23, 2009Sharon Edelson

Retail

In Brief: Macy’s Holiday Hours

Macy’s is keeping 12 stores open around the clock until 6 p.m. Thursday.

clock December 23, 2009WWD Staff

A look from Equinox’s Orange line.

Activewear

Equinox Launches Private Label

Gym operator Equinox taking leap into fashion as it seeks lifestyle brand status.

clock December 23, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Retail Stocks Reach 52-Week High Tuesday

Retail stocks hit a 52-week high despite news about weak economic growth.

clock December 23, 2009Evan Clark and Liza Casabona

Financial

In Brief: Decline in Swiss Watch Exports Ebbs

Swiss watch exports, still feeling the impact of the economic crisis, nevertheless showed a marked improvement in November.

clock December 23, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: December 23, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock December 23, 2009WWD Staff

Media

Luxe Brands Urged to Ramp Up Technology

Luxury brands must take their marketing models to another level by using technology to reach across the Internet to engage their customers wherever they are.

clock December 23, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Le Tigre’s new billboard.

Media

Tigre Paws… More Cuts at AOL… Nick Knight and Gareth Pugh’s Hot Wheels…

While many firms distance themselves from Tiger Woods, lifestyle brand Le Tigre is taking advantage of the drama.

clock December 23, 2009WWD Staff

The Crystals.

Designer and Luxury

Las Vegas Rolls Dice on $8.5B CityCenter

Luxury labels such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Gucci are leasing space at the Crystals, part of Las Vegas’ very expensive CityCenter.

clock December 23, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Garance Doré

Media

Garance Doré Answers WWD’s Questions

Garance Doré, star fashion blogger, has been barraged with so many brands seeking tips and advice that she has hired an agent.

clock December 23, 2009Katya Foreman

Essentialist

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Business

Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

clock 23hLisa Lockwood

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