Denim’s Old-School Cool

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Overview

The global economy may still be singing the blues, but heritage denim brands arehumming an altogether more optimistic tune.SEE LIST AT LEFTFOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Jason Denham in his studio.

Denim

Mo’Better Blues: Denham Jeans

Chronicling a denim obsession.

clock January 14, 2010Natasha Montrose

Flotsam & Jetsam in the pop-up space.

Retail

Variety Stores: Hip Shops From Across the Globe

Multifaceted retailers captivate consumers.

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An Ape outfitted by Moving Shops.

Retail

In Italy, Apes Keep Fashion On the Move

The three-wheeler gives a new dimension to “mobile retailing.”

clock January 14, 2010Rachel Mascetta

Wearing  their own creations, from left: Danielle Rohani, Shamani Hall, Lindsay Sternberg and Andrea Cheatham.

Sportswear

Sewing For Dollars: Four Sales Clerks Start Their Own Lines

When the economy rains lemons, make, um, clothes.

clock January 14, 2010Marcy Medina

Steampunk style is a Victorian-inspired mix of grit, romance and fantastical technology.

Lifestyle

Up Rising: The Steampunk Trend

Tweed, corsets, clockwork and yes, goggles.This is definitely not your mother’s counterculture. More like your great-grandmother’s, actually.

clock January 14, 2010Lara Ewen

Zachary Tipton

Eyewear

Record Breakers: Tipton Glasses

An eyewear line recycles vintage records and celluloid.

clock January 14, 2010Susan Stone

Grai

Sportswear

Leather West: Artisans Abound in Los Angeles

L.A has become a hotbed for leather creations.

clock January 14, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Shops along Valencia Street.

Sportswear

Mission Possible: San Francisco’s Thriving Indie Designers

If anyone in fashion knows how to survive a bad economy it’s the designers working San Francisco’s bohemian Mission District.

clock January 14, 2010Joanna Ramey

The Chercheminippes consignment shops.

Sportswear

Seek and Find: Paris’ Rue du Cherche Midi

Hip haunts thrive in a student community.

clock January 14, 2010Natasha Montrose

A vintage Levi’s advertisement.

Denim

Denim’s Old-School Cool

Familiarity breeds contentment.

clock January 14, 2010Emilie Marsh

Prescilia Graccda

Beauty Features

Shop Girls of Sephora

Beautiful eyes speak a universal language.

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BEN SHERMAN JACKET; BETSEY JOHNSON CORSET; ACNE SKIRT. JENNIFER OUELLETTE HAT; GILES & BROTHER BY PHILIP CRANGI EARRINGS; BEN-AMUN BRACELET; ADA HANDBAGS SUEDE BELT; THE GENERIC MAN SHOES.

Fashion Features

Spring 2010 Nerd Chic Trend: Trail Blazer

Preppy classics take a naughty turn for spring.

clock January 14, 2010Kim Friday

Vortec shorts

Sportswear

Kowabunga: Surf Shorts Make A Splash

Surfer-inspired trunks are popping up across the globe.

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Christopher Fischer cotton and cashmere sweater; Oak cotton T-shirt; Stone Island cotton and nylon swim shorts.

Fashion Features

Men’s Spring 2010 Trend: Beyond the Sea

Men’s style as relaxing as a Mediterranean breeze.

clock January 14, 2010Alex Badia

Aparecida Petrowky

People

Rising Stars: Young Celebrities On Their Way Up

Who to know to stay in the know.

clock January 14, 2010WWD Staff

A Romance Was Born one-shouldered, hand-crocheted cocktail dress.

Sportswear

Gotta Get It: Hot Items From All Over

These goods are the real deal.

clock January 14, 2010WWD Staff

Sportswear

Fashion Resources

Contact information for sportswear brands.

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Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Manish Chandra, Poshmark

Business

Poshmark Slumps After Big IPO Increase

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Social Studies

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