Shuttered by Sandy

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Retailers felt the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, forcing them to shut down stores across a broad geographic swath from North Carolina to New England, and to close showrooms, cancel meetings and delay shipments.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Looks from Botto Poala.


Firms Spin a Tough Yarn at Filo Fair

Companies turn to new markets and techniques in economic crisis.

clock October 22, 2012Alessandra Turra

El Toro Blanco's main dining area.


Feast for the Eye: El Toro Blanco Bows in the West Village

Don’t expect to see a mariachi band, fluorescent stucco walls or pinatas at the latest eatery from John McDonald and Josh Capon.

clock October 24, 2012Alexandra Steigrad


Consumers Turn to Social Media for Customer Service

According to a study released Thursday by NM Incite, nearly half of all social-media users seek customer service through social-media channels.

clock October 26, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Government and Trade

Brazil Says Time Running Out on U.S. Cotton Pact

Ambassador to WTO sees bilateral extension as “short term.”

clock October 28, 2012Kristi Ellis


Hanesbrands Sees Growth in Innerwear Category

Apparel firm said innerwear-segment sales rose 3 percent in the third quarter as operating profits gained 10 percent for the category.

clock October 26, 2012Vicki M. Young

A rendering of an HR2 store.


Holt Renfrew Sets New Concept

The department store chain will next year launch “hr2,” a lower-priced alternative to its luxury stores.

clock October 29, 2012David Moin

James Jean at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong.

Fashion Scoops

Artist James Jean Hits Lane Crawford in Hong Kong

The illustrator has designed a series of exclusive items for the retailer.

clock October 28, 2012Payal Uttam

Business Features

Robert Clergerie Taps Eva Taub as CEO

The former Christian Dior Couture executive will spearhead the relaunch of the brand.

clock October 29, 2012Joelle Diderich

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce


Trial Date Set for Dolce, Gabbana

As they are charged with omitted and unfaithful earnings declaration, they are not to go through a preliminary hearing.

clock October 29, 2012Luisa Zargani

Benefiting from growing interest for domestic production, L.A.-based knitting mill Design Knit Inc. is also recommending local cut-and-sew factories to its customers.


Innovation Key at L.A. Textile Show

Vendors and attendees continued to contend with the issue of balancing price, delivery and quality.

clock October 29, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz, both in Rag & Bone.


Rag & Bone Celebrates L.A. Store Opening

Hollywood heavyweights like Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz and Emma Roberts collided with fashion’s elite.

clock October 29, 2012Rachel Brown

The Curacao store in Tucson, Ariz.


Curacao Looks to Broaden Its Reach

Just as many American retailers were waking up to the importance of the burgeoning Hispanic population, the chain realized that population was changing.

clock October 29, 2012Rachel Brown

Government and Trade

Report Spotlights Bangladesh Needs

Country should put a greater focus on design and local branding to help move to a higher value chain, said the secretary of the ministry of commerce.

clock October 29, 2012John Zarocostas


Naturally Advanced Technologies Given Grant

The company, which produces and markets Crailar flax fiber, has been awarded $263,500 in incentives from Florence County, S.C.

clock October 29, 2012Arthur Friedman

Fashion Scoops

Louis Vuitton Launching ‘Art of Travel’ Campaign

Featuring model Arizona Muse, the ads were shot at the Louvre Museum in Paris in September.

clock October 30, 2012Miles Socha

R13's Journey-inspired concert tees, out next spring.

Fashion Scoops

R13 Releases Line of Band T-shirts

The New York-based denim and clothing brand is giving Eighties rock band Journey a resurgence on a new line of T-shirts.

clock October 30, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Italian Industry Irked by Labeling Decision

The European Commission’s dismissed the proposals to require explicit “made in” labels for all products coming into the EU.

clock October 30, 2012Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Jewish Committee Honors Sandeep Mathrani

The dinner of real estate executives and retailers raised more than $3.6 million for the organization.

clock October 30, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Ferragamo to Sponsor Film Fest

Salvatore Ferragamo is setting foot in French cinema.

clock October 30, 2012Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Schiaparelli Relaunch Delayed to mid-2013

Bringing the storied fashion brand Schiaparelli back to life is taking more time than expected.

clock October 30, 2012Miles Socha

As Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Northeast, businesses readied for the storm.


Industry Feels Hurricane’s Wrath

Retailers and fashion firms were forced to shut down stores along the East Coast on Sunday and Monday.

clock October 29, 2012WWD Staff


Hurricane Impacts Media Firms

With Hurricane Sandy expected to bring unprecedented damage to the East Coast, media companies like Condé Nast and Hearst closed their offices.

clock October 30, 2012Erik Maza


Garance Doré to Sell Prints, Posters

Garance Doré will begin selling prints and posters of some fashion illustrations onher Web site in about two weeks.

clock October 30, 2012Holly Haber

Fashion Scoops

Agency Hatches Shoppable Magazine

With the official release of her latest book “The Style Mentors” set for Nov. 1, Elyssa Dimant has no shortage of things to do.

clock October 30, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg


Fiber Price Sheet: October 30, 2012

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock October 30, 2012WWD Staff


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Chanel Spends Big on Manhattan Headquarters

clock 35mKathryn Hopkins

Social Studies