Depressed Consumers Send Stocks Sliding

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Washington reached a last-minute debt deal and avoided a U.S. default, but retail stocks had their worst day in more than a year. SEE LIST FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Hearst, Lagardere Deal Complete

The deal puts the National Magazine Company, Hearst’s main U.K. business, and Hachette Filipacchi UK Ltd. under the same umbrella called Hearst Magazines U.K.

clock August 1, 2011Samantha Conti

The Dallas Market Center atrium.

Business Features

Sales Percolating Prior to Dallas Market

Contemporary and designer retailers in the region report that business has been solid through July.

clock August 1, 2011Holly Haber



Talbots Inc. Adopts Poison Pill

The stockholder rights plan is intended to make the takeover of the targeted firm less palatable.

clock August 2, 2011Vicki M. Young

Coach’s Chelsea Leather Dowel Flap.

Business Features

Coach Inc. Posts 3.6% Gain in Q4 Income

The company said that full year income rose 19.8%.

clock August 2, 2011Vicki M. Young

Consumers are more pessimistic, and even the wealthy are cutting back on spending, surveys show.


Depressed Consumers Send Stocks Sliding

Recovery still pressured, personal consumption expenditures drop 0.2% in June.

clock August 2, 2011Evan Clark


General Growth to Spin Off 30 Malls

Rouse Properties to be distributed to shareholders as special dividend.

clock August 2, 2011Evan Clark

Kingpins is expanding to Asia with a new expo in India.


Denim Mills Look to Soft, Stretch for Fall

Colored denim also gets attention at L.A. Kingpins textile show.

clock August 2, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Robert Polet


Robert Polet Tapped as Safilo Chairman

Former Gucci ceo to head eyewear group.

clock August 2, 2011Gordon Sorlini

Looks from the Spring 2012 Diesel presentation.


Diesel Renews Focus on Women’s

The brand’s ceo Daniela Riccardi is aiming for women’s sales to account for 50 percent of total sales.

clock August 2, 2011David Lipke


New Bill Looks to Hinder Textiles Fraud

Legislation would close enforcement loopholes and add customs personnel.

clock August 2, 2011Kristi Ellis

Stella McCartney store in Dallas' Highland Park Village.

Real Estate

Putting the ‘High’ in Highland Park Village

Fashion sales at the Dallas shopping center average an impressive $1,782 per square foot, but Stephen Summers believes longer hours can hike that figure.

clock August 3, 2011Holly Haber

Richard Chai Love’s ruffled Lyocell frock.

Fashion Trends

Resort 2012 Trend: Collar Me Beautiful

There’s nothing businessman about these collars.

clock August 3, 2011Antonia Sardone

Club Monaco Spring 2012 Presentation

Fashion Features

Spring 2012: Club Monaco

Nautical and outdoorsy themes prevailed, with no shortage of sailor stripes and peacoats.

clock August 3, 2011Jean E. Palmieri and Jessica Iredale


July Sales Seen Healthy

Hot weather and deals on wear-now summer apparel spurred sales, though not enough to boost the back-to-school outlook.

clock August 3, 2011David Moin

Jaime King at the Carrera Sunglasses Escape festivities at the Chateau Marmont.

Fashion Scoops

Escape to L.A…. U.K.’s Golden Luxury Market…

A good chunk of Young Hollywood cooled off at the Carrera Sunglasses Escape festivities at the Chateau Marmont over the weekend.

clock August 3, 2011WWD Staff


Beckman Denies Troubles… ‘Project Runway’ Copyright Case

Is the financial pressure growing on Prometheus Global Media, which publishes The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard and Adweek?

clock August 3, 2011WWD Staff

Architectural Digest


Rating the Newbies: The World Is Flat

Gauging the performance of a raft of magazines with new editors including Bon Appetit, Newsweek and W.

clock August 3, 2011John Koblin

A style from Pandora.


Pandora CEO Resigns, Firm Slashes Outlook

Rising commodity prices weighs on Danish jewelry maker’s business.

clock August 3, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

A Cornell University student runway show.


Fashion Meets Science In Cornell Laboratory

Students in the fiber science and apparel design department are applying nanotechnology to textiles with some revolutionary results.

clock August 3, 2011Sharon Edelson


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Petra Nemcova Makes a Case for Sustainable Dressing in Cannes

clock May 19, 2018Natalie Theodosi

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