Leonard Green Latest To Eye American Apparel

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Leonard Green and Ron Burkle are both circling American Apparel as it seeks to refinance its debt load.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

A view of shoppers in New York.

Business Features

Consumer Confidence Fall Highlights Uncertainty

Retailers shift into “muddle through mode.”

clock August 30, 2011Evan Clark

American Apparel


American Apparel Explores Financing Options

Leonard Green and Ron Burkle are both circling American Apparel as it seeks to refinance its debt load.

clock August 30, 2011David Lipke and Evan Clark

Brian Reyes

Designer and Luxury

Tse Taps Brian Reyes as Creative Consultant

Reyes to work on the 2012 pre-fall and fall collections.

clock August 30, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

The window of Ladurée’s New York boutique on Madison Ave.


Macaron Mecca Ladurée Opens in New York

The famed French pastry house comes to North America.

clock August 30, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Manny Chirico


Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein Drive PVH Profits

Heritage Brands division sees weakness.

clock August 30, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Shima Seiki’s Tsuno Akira and designer Marcia Patmos.


Marcia Patmos’ Knitting Factory

The designer takes WWD on a tour of the New Jersey-based Shima Seiki factory, her latest knit obsession.

clock August 31, 2011Venessa Lau

Utility dress by Miilla.

Ready To Wear

Magic Buyers Go for Speed

Stores across America are starting to behave more like their fast-fashion counterparts.

clock August 31, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran and Rachel Brown and Marcy Medina

Lambskin bomber jacket, microModal jersey T-shirt and cotton denim jeans.


J Brand Moves Into Sportswear

The denim brand is jumping into its first extension — a complete contemporary collection.

clock August 31, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Fashion Scoops

Michael Gross Book on Models to be Re-released

“Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women,” is having another moment in the spotlight.

clock August 31, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

FNO to Be Heavy on Hollywood

The celebrity-obsessed might just want to start thinking about their most favorable route on Fashion’s Night Out.

clock August 31, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

CFDA Asks Models to Show ID

The council sent out a letter recommending that models are asked to produce a valid ID on show day to ensure the minimum age of 16.

clock August 31, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Irene Delays Tory Burch Flagship

Those anticipating the opening of the brand’s Madison Avenue boutique have to wait just a tad longer.

clock August 31, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Diego Della Valle Increases Mediobanca Shares

Is the Tod’s ceo Italy’s version of Warren Buffett and his investment in Bank of America?

clock August 31, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Charlotte Ronson’s Second Sephora Celebration

After celebrating her new beauty venture with Sephora last week in L.A., Charlotte Ronson toasted the makeup range with her New York friends on Monday evening.

clock August 31, 2011WWD Staff

A patchwork-printed skirt from Kicokids for Anthropologie.

Fashion Scoops

Tia Cibani Collaborating With Anthropologie

The designer teamed with the retailer to create an exclusive Kicokids capsule collection with pieces for girls aged 2 to 6.

clock August 31, 2011WWD Staff

A look from Tru Luxe Jeans.


Tru Luxe: Fit, Fabric and a Touch of Bling

Dallas-based firm stakes retail claim with eyes on soccer moms.

clock August 31, 2011Holly Haber

Paz de la Huerta will appear in short films for Agent Provocateur.

Marketing and Promotion

Paz de la Huerta: Agent Provocateur’s New Muse

The lingerie label has picked the actress to appear in a series of short films directed by Johan Renck.

clock August 31, 2011Nina Jones

Barnes and Noble's Nook.


What’s Next in Tablet Land?

Now that HP has killed its tablet device, publishers are left hoping for a counterweight for Apple — and Amazon could be it.

clock August 31, 2011Amy Wicks


Today's Must Read

Carrefour SA


Price Wars in France Weighed on Carrefour in Q3

clock 22hMimosa Spencer

Social Studies