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Fashion Features

MAGIC Marketplace: Calendar

Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas Hilton, Feb. 17-19. Sourcing at MAGIC begins Feb. 16.

clock February 3, 2009WWD Staff


Furnishings Vendors Turn to Color

Bold hues will drive the market as consumers seek to brighten their moods.

clock February 3, 2009Brenda Lloyd

Fashion Features

Clothing Makers Get Modern

Younger shoppers are expected to spur sales this year, and tailored manufacturers are offering updated options to lure this customer.

clock February 3, 2009Brenda Lloyd

Fashion Features

Attention to Detail

Extra touches give men’s sportswear added value for fall.

clock February 3, 2009Amanda Ernst

Screen-printed shirts will be shown at the 191 Limited booth.


Premium Placement

The rise of the so-called “premium” market, with its $100 embellished T-shirts and whiskered jeans, is one of the decade’s biggest men’s apparel phenomena.

clock February 3, 2009Andrew Harmon

Silver Star will be located in the MMA section of the show.

Fashion Features

Young Men’s on the Move

With disappointing holiday sales lingering in buyers’ minds, expect back-to-school offerings at MAGIC to remain reserved in just about every category.

clock February 3, 2009Jessica Pallay

Folkloric looks are expected to sell well.

Fashion Features

Young Ideas

Fresh takes on classics and a nod to the Obama girls drives business.

clock February 3, 2009Joanna Ramey

Marianna’s Designer Jewelry’s copper cuff with Swarovski crystals.


In the Details

Accessories firms hope it’s the little things that count.

clock February 3, 2009Sophia Chabbott and Caroline Tell

Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs’ acrylic jacket. Tahari shoes.

Ready To Wear

Back to Basics

With references varying from Western fringe to folklore, outerwear vendors are offering plenty of variety to keep economically challenged retailers interested.

clock February 3, 2009Kavita Daswani

Deborah Lindquist’s vintage cashmere shirt and American Apparel’s nylon and spandex pants.

Accessory Trends

Green Growth

MAGIC’s eco segment sees increased interest.

clock February 2, 2009Beth Wilson

Sterling Williams’ cotton dress with leather band. La Vie Parisienne by Catherine Popesco necklace; Pedro Garcia shoes.

Ready To Wear

Premium Placement

As vendors move to a new section at the show, they say price is a major factor in how their businesses will fare.

clock February 3, 2009Beth Wilson

Berek’s lamb suede jacket.

Ready To Wear

Aiming to Please

Finding new trends to lure in retailers in tough economic times has been quite the challenge.

clock February 3, 2009Julee Kaplan

Dereon’s leather boot.


Time and Again

It doesn’t matter that mom wore it first. The junior customer wants her own closet full of Boho-nostalgic and dreamy fashions from yesteryear.

clock February 3, 2009Kate Bowers

Gracia Fashion’s polyester and spandex jumpsuit. Seril necklace; Streets Ahead belt; Potluck Paris ring; Pour La Victoire shoes.

Ready To Wear

Split Decisions

The contemporary and young contemporary markets are divided on how to weather the recession.

clock February 3, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

The runway at WWDMAGIC.

Business Features

Change Agent

When MAGIC International unbolts the doors to the Las Vegas Convention Center on Feb. 17, buyers and vendors will face more than the latest fall fashion.

clock February 3, 2009WWD Staff


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