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The denim industry met one of the most challenging retail environments in decades head-on and emerged a winner.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Carnaby Street


Denim Labels Still Clamoring to Carnaby

Denim labels that flocked to Carnaby Street in recent years are finding the area is proving resilient in difficult times.

clock May 21, 2009Nina Jones

Plaid’s Sweet Heart dress.


Denim’s Upstart Edge: Nimble and New

Finding themselves in the midst of one of the worst recessions in decades isn’t dissuading denim dreamers from charging headfirst into the storm.

clock May 21, 2009Ross Tucker

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited the Blue Cop denim factory in Los Angeles last summer to announce a labor enforcement initiative.


L.A. Makers Learning to Adapt

April and May are usually the busiest months for manufacturer New Crew Production Corp.

clock May 21, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

Citizens of Humanity’s cotton denim vest over a cotton T-shirt by Members Only and Replay’s cotton and spandex denim jeans. Ray-Ban sunglasses; Giles & Brother necklace.


Fall ’09 Denim Trends: Back to the Future

The Eighties continue to inspire, with raw edges, acid washes and bright pops of color energizing fall denim.

clock May 21, 2009Kim Friday

Military boots by Marbot, with whom Notify is to collaborate.


Denim Brands Aiming for Lifestyle Status

This fall, denim fans could slip out of their Levi’s moccasins and into their April 77 boots, donning Seven For All Mankind shades and a Notify bag.

clock May 21, 2009Ellen Groves

Migrant workers cut thread ends for jeans in a garment factory in Guangdong Province, China.


Cost, Speed Drive Denim Sourcing Strategies

The hunt for lower-cost sourcing options pushed the U.S. denim industry to produce more in Asia last year.

clock May 21, 2009Liza Casabona

True Religion


Shades of Blue: Top 10 Searched-For Denim Brands

The 10 most searched-for denim brands online during April.

clock May 21, 2009Cecily Hall

Jeans selling for over $200 are the primary growth driver at AG Adriano Goldschmied.


Men’s Jeans Show Staying Power

The men’s denim industry is seeing its way through the recession on stable footing.

clock May 21, 2009David Lipke



Fall ’09 Denim Trends: Dark Matter

Black and gray denim, hip alternatives to indigo, are key for fall.

clock May 21, 2009WWD Staff

Institute of Dress


Fall ’09 Denim Trends: Bleach Effect

Get fit to be tie-dyed and acidified.

clock May 21, 2009WWD Staff

From left: Genetic Denim’s  jeans and William Rast’s jacket. Calvin Klein Jeans’  jeans and G-star’s  jacket. AG Adriano Goldschmied’s  jeans, Levi’s  jacket and Hanes’ cotton T-shirt. Dee and Ricky pins.


I Love Denim

Denim on denim? Whether raw, washed, distressed, bleached or even acid-washed, this season it’s the way to go. And it has never looked cooler.

clock May 21, 2009Alex Badia

Sales of women’s jeans rose 4.6 percent to $8.03 billion.


Denim: By the Numbers

In a recession that has rattled the foundations of the apparel and retail industries, the case for denim has never been stronger.

clock May 21, 2009Ross Tucker


Today's Must Read

The check-out area at Maje.


SMCP Inks Deal With JD.com, Expanding Online Offer in China

clock 2hMimosa Spencer

Social Studies