Beginning a New Era: Federated Posts Loss On May Merger Costs

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Federated Department Stores Inc.'s bottom line for the first quarter of its "transition year" was heavily weighed down by the costs of merging with May Department Stores.

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Terry Lundgren


Beginning a New Era: Federated Posts Loss On May Merger Costs

Federated Department Stores’ bottom line in the first quarter of its “transition year” was weighed down by costs from merging with May Co.

clock May 11, 2006Vicki M. Young


Women’s, Casual Lifestyle Highlight Forum Meeting

Beefing up casual lifestyle offerings and growing the women’s business were focal points this week at a meeting here of The Forum.

clock May 11, 2006Holly Haber

Sidney Toledano

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: J’Adore Dior … Milla For Mango … Material Matters …

There are no hard feelings chez Christian Dior. “I’m having lunch with my ex,” Dior chief executive officer Sidney Toledano quipped on Wednesday before sliding into a corner banquette at Le Stresa in Paris.

clock May 11, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Active Purchases … Wang Goes Silver … High School Fashion

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock May 11, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Critics Call for ‘Concrete Action’ On China’s Fixed Currency Issue

The Bush administration refrained again from declaring China a currency manipulator, drawing sharp criticism from lawmakers and lobbyists.

clock May 11, 2006Kristi Ellis

Tommy Hilfiger


CEO Says Tommy to Now ‘Trade Up’

Fred Gehring became ceo of Tommy Hilfiger Corp. and vowed to rebuild the U.S. wholesale business and continue on a fast track abroad.

clock May 11, 2006Lisa Lockwood


Gucci Cruise Show Headed to Web

To reach a broader fashion audience, the brand’s creative director, Frida Giannini, has arranged for the runway show of its new cruise collection to be broadcast live worldwide on the Gucci Web site.

clock May 11, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Gael Garcia Bernal


All Shook Up

Talking with actor Gael Garcia Bernal, whose latest film, “The King,” out next week, received an early lashing in Variety for its violence and incest.

clock May 11, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Richard E. Grant


About a Boy

Richard E. Grant has published wickedly funny diaries about the ups and downs of his life as an actor, but he had to tread more gently when it came to telling the story of his childhood in Swaziland.

clock May 11, 2006Sharon Edelson


Memo Pad: Blue’s Queue … Tied Off

Executives at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia are lining up potential replacements for Blueprint editor Rebecca Thuss, who abruptly left the company last month just before the launch issue hit newsstands.

clock May 11, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Burberry Makes Shopping Appetizing

More often than not, clothes at designer luncheons are much like petits fours — pretty to look at, but people seldom dig in.

clock May 11, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg


Wolford Names Berardi Creative Director

To give its numerous product categories a sharper focus, Wolford AG has appointed Antonio Berardi as creative director.

clock May 11, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Looks from Lacoste Heritage.

Fashion Features

Lacoste Takes Bite Out of New Logo

It looks like Lacoste’s iconic crocodile logo will be playing doubles when it takes center court at this month’s French Open at Roland Garros stadium.

clock May 11, 2006Emilie Marsh

The Elloree, a straight-leg style.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Moving On to Mynk … Gauging the Cultural Impact of Denim … Faro Ready to Rupture …

After making jeans for brands such as Levi’s, Gap and Old Navy, Colombia-based Faro Group is doing its own line of premium denim.

clock May 11, 2006WWD Staff

Petra Nemcova

Fashion Features

Stars Shine at Candie’s Event

The fashion industry came out Tuesday night for Candie’s Event to Prevent, a benefit to raise awareness of the consequences of teenage pregnancy.

clock May 11, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

Volcom's women's design director Summer Rapp and chief executive officer Richard Woolcott.


Volcom Plans to Expand Retail Base by Yearend

After going public in 2005, sports brand Volcom, whose motto is “Youth Against Establishment,” is ready to spread its retail wings.

clock May 11, 2006Emili Vesilind

Inside the Leo boutique in Miami.


Cool Collections Rule at Leo’s Miami Boutique

Leo, the contemporary boutique at 640 Collins Avenue here, may help change any lingering perceptions of Miami as a style backwater.

clock May 11, 2006Rebecca Kleinman

Georgia Shonk-Simmons


The Women of Retail

Top female executives of apparel and accessories retailers ranked by their companies’ stock performance.

clock May 11, 2006Cecily Hall and Emily Kaiser

Y-3's new Tokyo store.


Yohji, Adidas Open Y-3 Unit in Tokyo

Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas have opened the first store for their Y-3 label in Tokyo near the designer’s signature shop.

clock May 11, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Inter Parfums Net Inches Up … Seigal to Perfume Shop

Inter Parfums Inc. on Wednesday reported essentially flat earnings for the quarter ended March 31.

clock May 11, 2006WWD Staff


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