American Apparel Woes: Financial Crisis Mounts, Charney Vows Comeback

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Stephen I. Sadove

Business Features

Saks Fifth Avenue Narrows Loss

Retailer plans to close two more stores.

clock August 17, 2010David Moin

Wal-Mart’s share of the apparel business is growing.


Wal-Mart, TJX Profits Rise

Retailers wary of the consumer for second half.

clock August 17, 2010Vicki M. Young


Abercrombie & Fitch Posts Profit, Will Close 110 Stores

The teen retailer plans to close 60 stores this year.

clock August 17, 2010Alexandra Steigrad


Stocks Get Boost, PPI Prices Slip in July

Retail stocks rose 1.8 percent Tuesday as investors responded to better-than-expected second-quarter earnings.

clock August 17, 2010Vicki M. Young and Liza Casabona

Government and Trade

Report Alleges Wal-Mart Supplier Factory Abuse

A Hong Kong labor-rights group is calling for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to investigate Elec-Tech International Co.

clock August 18, 2010Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Perry Ellis hit many of the highlights for men’s for spring.

Fashion Features

Men’s Buyers See 10 to 15 Percent Price Hikes

Facing a storm of rising raw material prices, increased production costs and slow deliveries, retailers are getting slammed with a rise in wholesale prices.

clock August 18, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and Rachel Brown

Graziano de Boni

Fashion Scoops

Exit at Reed Krakoff…Burglaries at De Beers and Omega…Gen Art’s Second Life

Reed Krakoff, whose namesake collection is just hitting stores, already is going through his first major executive shake-up.

clock August 18, 2010WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

NPD Report Shows Decline in Makeup Usage

Makeup usage by women 18- to 64-years old has declined by 5 percent compared to levels seen in 2008.

clock August 18, 2010Matthew W. Evans

A rendering of the Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular.


Target to Link With Gilt Groupe

Sale on Gilt will focus on the discount chain’s designer collaborations and will take place long before the collections appear in stores.

clock August 18, 2010Sharon Edelson

The NB Ceutical Intensive Tolerance Booster serum.


NB Ceutical Latest from Natura Bisse

Natura Bissé is targeting medical spas and dermatologists as well as traditional retail channels with the rollout of a treatment line.

clock August 18, 2010Holly Haber


Bettencourt Lawyer Opposes Collection of Supplementary Information

The appellate court in Versailles will hand down a decision on Sept. 14 regarding an appeal filed by Georges Kiejman.

clock August 18, 2010Jennifer Weil

1 World Trade Center


Condé Nast’s Wall Street Intent…Time Inc Shuffles…Newsweek’s New Slogan

Condé Nast on Tuesday confirmed it’s getting ready to swap its touristy headquarters at 4 Times Square for the suits downtown in Wall Street.

clock August 18, 2010WWD Staff

An American Apparel store.


American Apparel’s Future in Doubt

Firm raises “going concern” question, could trip financial covenant by Sept. 30.

clock August 18, 2010Evan Clark and David Lipke

Eliot Peyser and Freddie Stollmack

Ready To Wear

Weatherproof Strives for Unpredictable

Offbeat ideas from president Freddie Stollmack have helped make the company a $125 million wholesale business.

clock August 18, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg


Daily Stock Wrap: August 17, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock August 18, 2010WWD Staff


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TJX Cos. Is Thinking at Least 6,100 Stores Globally

clock 5hVicki M. Young

Social Studies