Next Issue for Obama: Trade Enters the Spotlight

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Former Manager Sues Prada Japan for Discrimination

Ex-employee accuses the company of demoting store staff on the basis of physical appearance.

clock March 19, 2010Amanda Kaiser


Rising Sales Boost Earnings at Tiffany

Tiffany & Co.’s fourth-quarter earnings bounce back to the high end of its own projections, but fell short of Wall Street’s expectations.

clock March 22, 2010Arnold J. Karr


PVH Swings to Profit in Fourth Quarter

PVH earned $27 million in the fourth quarter.

clock March 22, 2010Vicki M. Young


Komar, Liz Unit Ink Daywear Deal

The Komar Co. has signed a licensing deal with Liz Claiborne Inc. subsidiary West Coast Contempo.

clock March 23, 2010Karyn Monget

Michael McBreen


Brands, Retailers Play Catch-up With Recovery

The recession forced executives to reexamine their supply chains and find new efficiencies

clock March 23, 2010Evan Clark and Ross Tucker


Rapper T.I. Sued Over Apparel Line Name

An Illinois media firm has brought a trademark lawsuit against rapper T.I. over the name of his apparel line, Akoo.

clock March 23, 2010Matthew Lynch


In Brief: Lundgren Center Conference Set

The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona in Tucson will hold its Global Retailing Conference April 8 and 9.

clock March 23, 2010WWD Staff


Retail Stocks Rise Monday

Retail stocks outpaced the market by advancing 1.2 percent Monday, and Dillard’s scored a Moody’s upgrade.

clock March 23, 2010Evan Clark

Steven Lotito and Diane D’Erasmo


HSBC Stresses Vertical Awareness

The economy might be inching its way back after two years in the dumps,but sourcing executives still need to be hyper-aware of each link in their supply chain.

clock March 23, 2010Evan Clark

Callula Lillibelle is designed by William Calvert.


New Labels Cater to “Sensible” Women

“Realism” and “practicality” are two words back in fashion given the recession, and four new lines out for fall are striving to fit into the zeitgeist.

clock March 23, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg and Marc Karimzadeh

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

Government and Trade

China’s Long-Term Goals Seem Further Away

Economic crisis makes innovative economy more difficult to achieve.

clock March 23, 2010Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Sourcing execs have set their sights on countries like Vietnam, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

Government and Trade

The Next Frontier: Asia’s Rising Tigers

China’s neighbors expected to step in as its heir apparent.

clock March 23, 2010Liza Casabona

Government and Trade

Sourcing Firms Eye More Value, New Locales

Differentiation is becoming increasingly more important for sourcing firms.

clock March 23, 2010Jennifer Cardenas

Donna Karan with Ken Downing

Fashion Scoops

Karan’s Bon Mots… Rodarte Designs for Aronofsky Flick… Thierry Time…

Donna Karan flew out West on Friday for her first public appearance at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills.

clock March 23, 2010WWD Staff


Japan Fashion Week Kicks Off

Japan Fashion Week, which kicks off its condensed four-day run today, may be shorter in duration than seasons past.

clock March 23, 2010Amanda Kaiser

Kumar Mirchandani

Government and Trade

Suppliers Count on Service, Sustainability

The world’s manufacturers are lookingto strengthen customer relationships by expanding the services they provide.

clock March 23, 2010Evan Clark and Ross Tucker

Free trade is expected to expand regardless of which party controls the White House.

Government and Trade

U.S. Trade Policy Veers Toward Bilateral, Regional Deals

The evolutionary course toward greatertrade liberalization in U.S. trade policy is expected to yield more regional and sectoral agreements in the nextdecade.

clock March 23, 2010Kristi Ellis

John Strasburger, Jerry Cook, Nicole Bivens Collinson and Stephen Lamar.


Next Issue for Obama: Trade Enters the Spotlight

President Barack Obama’s push on exports seen as a positive sign.

clock March 23, 2010Evan Clark and Ross Tucker and Kristi Ellis

Proenza Schouler RTW Fall 2010

Fashion Trends

Fall 2010 Runway Trend: It’s a Plaid, Plaid World

The runways were filled with all manner of plaids, from blanket coats to miniskirts and everything in between.

clock March 23, 2010WWD Staff

Bert Stern


Straight Shooting With Bert Stern

Legendary photographer Bert Stern talks about shooting Club Monaco’s spring campaign, a series of 20 retro-inspired black-and-white images.

clock March 23, 2010Amanda FitzSimons

Logan Huffman


Logan Huffman Reaches for the Stars

Actor and Indianapolis native Logan Huffman stars in the sci-fi series returning to TV on March 30.

clock March 23, 2010Jean Scheidnes

Paolo Giordano's book "The Solitude of Prime Numbers".


Prime Time: Paolo Giordano Discusses His First Novel

An Italian physicist Paolo Giordano turned novelist releases his first book in the U.S., “The Solitude of Prime Numbers.”

clock March 23, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

The cover of Be.


Memo Pad: Let It Be… Grazia’s New Dimensions…

Bulking up its portfolio of glossies, which includes Elle, Lagardère Active’s new weekly, Be, hit newsstands March 19, with a print run of 160,000 copies.

clock March 23, 2010WWD Staff

Inside Esprit's 34th Street flagship.


Esprit Aims High With New Flagship

Esprit has a lot riding on the launch of its largest U.S. flagship on Thursday.

clock March 23, 2010Sharon Edelson

An ad for Get Waisted.

Marketing and Promotion

Brit Brand Mama Mio Unleashes Quirky Ads

Mama Mio is about to deliver its first advertising pitch.

clock March 23, 2010Brid Costello


Selective Beauty Creates Distribution Entity

Selective Beauty and Morris Firm Up Distribution

clock March 23, 2010Jennifer Weil


Vindi Banga to Exit Unilever

Vindi Banga, Unilever’s president of global foods and home and personal care, will leave the company in May.

clock March 23, 2010WWD Staff

Z Spoke by Zac Posen RTW Fall 2010

Fashion Features

Z Spoke RTW Fall 2010

Zac Posen is on the go — literally.

clock March 23, 2010WWD Staff

Marc by Marc Jacobs Milan store

Designer and Luxury

Marc by Marc Jacobs Bows in Milan

Marc by Marc Jacobs has finally landed in Italy — and it’s brought food.

clock March 23, 2010Luisa Zargani

Business Features

Tod’s Profits Up 3.5 Percent

Boosted by the performance of its footwear division and growth in Italy and Asia, Tod’s SpA last year posted a net profit of 85.7 million euros.

clock March 23, 2010Luisa Zargani


Steven Klein Said Shooting Lady Gaga Video

Lady Gaga said to have enlisted photographer Steven Klein to direct the video for “Alejandro,” the upcoming third single off her 2008 album.

clock March 23, 2010Nick Axelrod


Daily Stock Wrap: March 22, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock March 23, 2010WWD Staff


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Rockettes at the 2017 Tony Awards


Nordstrom to Sponsor Tony Awards Red Carpet 2018

clock 4hKristen Tauer

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