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Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

clock 4hKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

Business

J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

clock December 2, 2016Evan Clark

Business

Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

clock 8hLuisa Zargani

Men’s Wearhouse Lands Jos. A. Bank

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Overview

The Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. reached an agreement for Men’s Wearhouse to acquire Jos. A. Bank for $65 a share, or about $1.8 billion.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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An outerwear style for fall from Planet London.

Ready To Wear

Planet London Planning Fall Launch in U.S.

British firm Jacques Vert Group is bringing its outerwear know-how to Stateside.

clock March 7, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Tatyana RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

Tatyana RTW Fall 2014

The designer reworked her favorite retro silhouettes for the modern-day woman using a palette of autumnal colors.

clock March 10, 2014WWD Staff

Ina Soltani RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

Ina Soltani RTW Fall 2014

While her typical sparkly evening gowns appeared at the end of the show, the designer steered the collection into a more cocktail and casual direction.

clock March 10, 2014WWD Staff

Brendan Hoffman

Human Resources

Brendan Hoffman to Exit Bon-Ton

The president and chief executive officer will leave the company when his employment agreement expires on February 7, 2015.

clock March 11, 2014David Moin

Financial

American Eagle Q4 Profits Plummet

Shares dropped 7.8 percent in trading Tuesday after the teen retailer said fourth-quarter profits fell 89 percent.

clock March 11, 2014Vicki M. Young

The extrerior of a Jos. A. Bank.

Retail

Men’s Wearhouse to Buy Jos. A. Bank for $1.8 Billion

Bank to abandon acquisition of Eddie Bauer as merger goes through for $65 a share.

clock March 11, 2014Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

Walter Mendez RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

Walter Mendez RTW Fall 2014

The designer took full advantage of sheer mesh to up the sex appeal of his body-conscious gowns.

clock March 11, 2014WWD Staff

MT Costello RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

MT Costello RTW Fall 2014

“Project Runway” alum Michael Costello embraced a slew of fall trends in his glamorous collection.

clock March 11, 2014WWD Staff

R. Michel’le The Label RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

R. Michel’le the Label RTW Fall 2014

Rachael Broussard worked a bright color palette with pretty, chic sportswear pairings.

clock March 11, 2014WWD Staff

Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Fall 2014

Business Features

Global Sales Growth Lifts Salvatore Ferragamo

Gains in the firm’s core footwear and leather goods categories helped drive a 43 percent jump in net profits in 2013.

clock March 11, 2014Luisa Zargani

Andre Soriano RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

Andre Soriano RTW Fall 2014

While the designer’s lineup lacked cohesiveness, there was no shortage on drama.

clock March 11, 2014WWD Staff

Business Features

Tod’s Profits Fall 8% in 2013

The Italian luxury good maker said net profits were affected by weakness in its largest market, Italy, and by unfavorable exchange rates.

clock March 11, 2014Gordon Sorlini

Susan Sokol

Human Resources

Susan Sokol Opens Consultancy

Her business will focus on key areas such as line planning and product merchandising, wholesale business direction and retail management.

clock March 11, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Edwina McCann

Designer and Luxury

Australian Fashion Chamber Launches

The AFC will sponsor training conferences and mentoring programs and will support multiple design awards.

clock March 11, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Terry Lundgren

Financial

Industry Execs Discuss Business Environment

A look at what retail and beauty executives at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer & Retail Conference are focusing on as they charge into 2014.

clock March 11, 2014Evan Clark and David Moin and Molly Prior and Sharon Edelson

Marc Jacobs

Designer and Luxury

CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees Revealed

Marc Jacobs, Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra and Alexander Wang are nominated for the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award.

clock March 11, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Ralph Lauren RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Trends

Fall 2014 Trend: Cape Abilities

Worked in an array of cuts and interesting fabrics and patterns, the cape is a dramatic way to warm up fall.

clock March 12, 2014WWD Staff

A COS store.

Retail

H&M’s COS Set to Cover the Coasts

After the first store in the U.S. premieres this fall in New York, the H&M sibling will make its West Coast debut with a unit in Beverly Hills.

clock March 12, 2014Rachel Brown

Martin Starr, Thomas Middleditch and T.J. Miller

People

Nerd Alert: ‘Silicon Valley’ Premieres at SXSW

Mike Judge discusses his new HBO series. Elsewhere on Monday, xoJane editor in chief Jane Pratt toasts the 25 Most Shameless People on the Web.

clock March 11, 2014Jenny Sundel

Matt Levine and Chef Joe Isidori

Lifestyle

Feast for the Eye: Chalk Point Kitchen Sets Up Shop in SoHo

“The whole farm-to-table movement is a 101 in my opinion. If you’re a chef, you should be using local products,” chef Joe Isidori says.

clock March 12, 2014Taylor Harris

Jameel Spencer

Business Features

Sequential Taps Jameel Spencer as CMO

The brand strategist will develop and lead global marketing initiatives for the firm’s portfolio of brands, which have a global retail volume of $1 billion.

clock March 12, 2014Vicki M. Young

Legal

Swatch Files Lawsuit Against Target Corp.

The discounter is accused of selling watches that copy Swatch designs.

clock March 12, 2014Sharon Edelson and Joelle Diderich

Pharrell Williams

Fragrance

Pharrell Williams, Comme des Garçons in Scent Deal

Called Girl — echoing the title of Williams’ new album — it marks the first time fashion maverick Rei Kawakubo has teamed with a musician to create a fragrance.

clock March 12, 2014Miles Socha

Marketing and Promotion

Ace Metrix Unveils Top Ad Brands

The firm’s Blackbook list of the most effective television advertising brands is out, and Reebok scored the top spot.

clock March 12, 2014Karyn Monget

Kate Upton

Media

Express Names Kate Upton Brand Ambassador

To kick off the liaison, the model will host Express’ spring runway show at The Raleigh hotel in Miami Beach on Thursday.

clock March 12, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Ittierre SpA’s New Suitor

Gruppo Colella stepped forth this week with a proposal to rent part of the troubled Italian fashion manufacturer and acquire it at a later date.

clock March 12, 2014Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Hollister to Sell SeaVees Footwear

The exclusive male footwear line will feature signature Hollister colors on twill lace-up and slip-on sneakers.

clock March 12, 2014Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Saks Fifth Avenue’s University Relations Program Returns to Britain

This year’s projects involve Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion.

clock March 12, 2014Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Work Begins on Galleria Restoration in Milan

After unveiling the project in December, restoration works on the storied Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II kicked off Monday.

clock March 12, 2014Alessandra Turra

Kipling luggage designed by Natalie Joos.

Fashion Scoops

Natalie Joos in Collaboration With Kipling

The capsule collection, due out in June, will feature four styles designed for summer travel.

clock March 12, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

Independent Handbag Designer Awards Returning in June

The awards ceremony is gearing up for its eighth year with a new sponsor, Guess, and a brand new endeavor: reality TV.

clock March 12, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Charlie Siem

Fashion Scoops

Charlie Siem’s Busy Year

The British violinist chats with WWD about the piece of music that he composed for CBS Watch magazine and his forthcoming album.

clock March 12, 2014Lorelei Marfil

An item from Moleskine's accessories collection.

Fashion Scoops

Moleskine Introduces Accessories

The collection includes five wallets, a tote, backpacks, messenger bag and reporter bag.

clock March 12, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

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Business

Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

clock 4hLisa Lockwood

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