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Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

clock 17hVicki M. Young


Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 1hRachel Strugatz


Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 12hEvan Clark

Talbots Names Team to Direct Turnaround

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Talbots has a new executive team to go along with its new owner — both of which hope to turn the specialty retailer around.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Isabel Marant Opens in Tokyo

The Paris-based designer chose a wooden house in the Omotesando area for her first store in Japan.

clock August 1, 2012Amanda Kaiser

Executive Changes

Talbots Names Team to Direct Turnaround

The troika includes appointment of Mike Archbold as ceo and two veterans of the women’s specialty apparel chain.

clock August 6, 2012Vicki M. Young

Executive Changes

Esprit Taps Inditex Veteran as New CEO

Jose Manuel Martinez Gutiérrez will replace an outgoing Ronald Van Der Vis on or before the end of September.

clock August 7, 2012Ellen Sheng


Fossil Tops Profit Expectations in Quarter

Strong watch sales propel the accessories firm, which sees an opening in the Asian market.

clock August 7, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Anna Piaggi, Iconic Fashion Journalist, Dead at 81

Her eccentric style was unmissable and made her a muse to many, including Karl Lagerfeld.

clock August 7, 2012Luisa Zargani and Cynthia Martens and Samantha Conti


Doreen Panzer Joins Silver Jeans

The former Calvin Klein executive will serve as president of its wholesale division.

clock August 7, 2012Arnold J. Karr

They Are Wearing

They Are Wearing: Lollapalooza

It’s been 21 years since Perry Farrell founded Lollapalooza, and the sartorial scene at the most recent festival has come full circle.

clock August 8, 2012Beth Wilson

Intimates and Activewear

G-III Buys Vilebrequin for $106M

Roland Herlory, who will join the brand as ceo on Sept. 1, plans to grow the retail footprint, expand the product offerings and move into women’s.

clock August 7, 2012David Lipke


Ted Baker Opens on Fifth Avenue

The store, which is the brand’s largest unit in the U.S., has been designed to replicate a traditional London townhouse of the Twenties.

clock August 7, 2012Jean E. Palmieri


Heidi Klum Back for New Jordache Campaign

The “Project Runway” host reprises her role as the face of the brand in the company’s largest advertising campaign to date.

clock August 7, 2012Arnold J. Karr


Spring 2013 Trend: Endless Summer

You don’t have to be a Z-boy (or girl) to appreciate classic beachwear.

clock August 8, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: The Long March of China Design

A number of obstacles impede the commercial viability of Chinese design, from sourcing fabrics to retail operations.

clock August 8, 2012Huang Hung

Executive Changes

David Yurman Bolsters Executive Ranks

The company’s focus going forward will be on continued innovation for retail channels and increasing the brand’s global presence.

clock August 8, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Memo Pad

Twentysomethings, TV and ‘Twilight’: The New Three T’s of Newsstand Sales

The Audit Bureau of Circulations won’t release audited monthly breakdowns until later this year, but from its Rapid Report data, some trends are evident.

clock August 8, 2012Erik Maza

Memo Pad

Pour La Victoire Taps Terry Richardson for First Campaign

The photographer shot model Jessica Hart at a club on New York’s Upper East Side last month.

clock August 8, 2012Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Perry Ellis Tome Slated for Fall 2013

Jeffrey Banks, Doria de La Chapelle and Erica Lennard, the photographer behind many of the designer’s campaigns, are putting together a coffee-table book.

clock August 8, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

A Decade of Mawi

The London-based brand is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a retrospective selection of limited-edition pieces.

clock August 8, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Carousel of Hope Gala Sets Date

The 26th annual event, slated for Oct. 20, will honor George Clooney and feature performances by Aretha Franklin and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

clock August 8, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

ICB Collection Gears Up for Relaunch

The collection, which hasn’t been sold in the U.S. in more than a decade, is being reintroduced to women in the U.S. with a new ad campaign.

clock August 8, 2012Amy Wicks

Fashion Scoops

Safilo Names Roberto Vedovotto CEO

The company’s shareholder meeting also confirmed the nomination of Robert Polet, former ceo of Gucci Group, as chairman of the board.

clock August 8, 2012Cynthia Martens

Memo Pad

Love Magazine, Yayoi Kusama Create iPad App

The app, which took nearly a year to develop, allows readers to play with the artist’s signature dots.

clock August 8, 2012Lorelei Marfil

Fashion Scoops

New Subscription Fashion Service Le Tote Launches

Founders Rakesh Tondon and Brett Northart believe there is a gap in the market where Rent the Runway meets ShoeDazzle.

clock August 8, 2012Rachel Brown


Cher Coulter Helps Launch AG Stylist Series

Retailing for $200 to $300, the celebrity stylist's collection is divided into four capsule groups, each evoking one of her famous clients.

clock August 7, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

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