Once-Bullish Retailers Seen Trimming CapEx

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Retailers that opened up their wallets to spruce up operations and expand are expected to take a second look at their spending plans given sharpening economic fears and wild swings in global markets.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A style from Walter Steiger.

Fashion Features

Walter Steiger Relaunches at Barneys

After years of a diminished presence in the U.S. market, the department store has relaunched the designer’s collection for fall.

clock August 4, 2011Jessica Iredale

Business Features

Tod’s Eyes Global Growth

Italian luxury goods maker said it achieved “outstanding results” in the first half with revenues and profits posting double-digit gains.

clock August 5, 2011Gordon Sorlini

Tavi Gevinson and Jane Pratt


Tavi Gevinson Goes Out on Her Own

Jane Pratt’s involvement in the launch of Rookie, a forthcoming online magazine for teenage girls, is up in the air.

clock August 5, 2011Zeke Turner

Aviator sunglasses by Ray-Ban produced by Luxottica.


Luxottica Group to Acquire Israeli Specialty Chain

Italian eyewear firm’s purchase of Erroca will likely be the beginning of larger expansion in the Middle East.

clock August 5, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Bob McDonald


P&G Profits Climb, Beauty Business Lags

Fourth-quarter profits gained 14.6 percent but net earnings declined by double digits.

clock August 5, 2011Molly Prior

Marcolin sales rose to $180.2 million in the first half.

Human Resources

Marcolin CEO to Step Down

Massimo Saracchi has submitted his resignation due to the expiration of his contract.

clock August 5, 2011Sofia Celeste

An image from the new Rafaella “Fit Your Shape” campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Rafaella Launches New Marketing Initiatives

The women’s sportswear line will launch a new ad campaign for fall, expand its retail distribution and launch e-commerce capabilities on its Web site.

clock August 5, 2011Lisa Lockwood

The Saks Web site with sale information.


Saks to Debut New Flash Sale Platform

The saksfashionfix.com site, available only to members who sign up, will launch on Tuesday.

clock August 8, 2011Vicki M. Young

Stan Herman’s yarn-dyed cotton and polyester terry cloth hooded robe; Tommy Hilfiger’s cotton and spandex bra; Lucky Brand’s cotton pants. Ray-Ban sunglasses; Bensimon shoes.


Innerwear Spring 2012 Trend: The Breezeway

Lingerie designers are taking it easy with casually sporty shapes and layers of airy fabrics.

clock August 8, 2011WWD Staff

Jcrew.com is expanding its international reach.


J. Crew Heads Overseas

Retailer is plotting international expansion after years of focusing on the U.S.

clock August 8, 2011David Moin


Two Chinese Importers Plead Guilty in Counterfeit Perfume Case

Earlier this year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized a cargo shipment with more than 30,000 bottles designed to resemble well-known fragrance brands.

clock August 8, 2011Molly Prior

Hugh Carey

Government and Trade

Hugh Carey, Former NY Governor, Dies at 92

During his tenure, he helped rescue New York City from bankruptcy during the 1975 fiscal crisis and the city’s “I Love New York” campaign was created.

clock August 8, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Ken Sitomer and Susan Beischel


Skin, Addressing the Body

Luxury loungewear brand is setting its sights on greater distribution in the U.S. and the international market in 2012.

clock August 8, 2011Karyn Monget


The New Yorker Under the Microscope

Last week, The New Yorker ran a play-by-play about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

clock August 8, 2011Zeke Turner

Hannah Bronfman in Timo Weiland.


Hannah Bronfman Saves the World

The burgeoning eco-lifestyle whiz kid and daughter of Edgar Bronfman Jr. is a girl-about-town with a purpose.

clock August 8, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Vogue.com and Polyvore stage a styling contest in the run-up to Fashion's Night Out.

Fashion Scoops

Vogue, Polyvore Launch FNO Style Setter… Bieber’s Someday Sundae…

Fashion’s Night Out is a month away to the day, but the activities around it are already starting.

clock August 8, 2011WWD Staff

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.


Retailers Turn Cautious With Cash

Firms that opened up their wallets to spruce up operations and expand this year are expected to take a second look at their spending plans.

clock August 8, 2011Evan Clark

A look from ace & jig.


Gen Art Returns to New York

After a two-year hiatus, fashion firm will reprise its “Fresh Faces in Fashion” show.

clock August 8, 2011Lisa Lockwood


Today's Must Read

Fulvia Visconti Ferragamo


Fulvia Visconti Ferragamo Dead at 67

clock 14hLuisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra

Social Studies