THE LABELS THEY LOVE
WWD POLLED 1,648 READERS OF W AND JANE MAGAZINES, VIA E-MAIL, BETWEEN MARCH 19 AND 22, TO DETERMINE THEIR THREE FAVORITE DESIGNER BRANDS.

While most of the names highlighted weren’t too surprising, retailers, designers and fashion marketers attributed the presence of Kenneth Cole to Jane’s youthful readership. As for Manolo Blahnik, it’s all about TV: The designer is Sarah Jessica Parker’s footwear of choice on “Sex and the City.”

Responses
118

Percentages
7.2%

Donna Karan

Responses
115

Percentages
7.0%

Giorgio Armani

Responses
90

Percentages
5.5%

Ralph Lauren

Responses
86

Percentages
5.2%

Prada

Responses
86

Percentages
5.2%

Kenneth Cole

Responses
81

Percentages
4.9%

Dolce & Gabbana

Responses
80

Percentages
4.9%

DKNY

Responses
75

Percentages
4.6%

Calvin Klein

Responses
74

Percentages
4.5%

Gucci

Responses
73

Percentages
4.4%

Manolo Blahnik

Responses
58

Percentages
3.5%

No Response