Rebound at Ann Taylor: CEO Kay Krill Fashions Retailer’s New Career

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While the retailer still lacks fashion sizzle and the command over the career market it once had, Ann Taylor Stores, with its update classics, is seeing consistent performance across both its Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft divisions.

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Ann Taylor's look for fall: a houndstooth jacket, $198; a skirt, $98; a belt, $48; pumps, $118.


Rebound at Ann Taylor: CEO Kay Krill Fashions Retailer’s New Career

AnnTaylor Stores Corp. is beginning to find its groove again, logging stronger earnings and eight straight months of same-store sales gains.

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Experts Seek Sustained Performance

­After floundering for years, AnnTaylor Stores Corp. appears to have found its way again.

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The Lord & Taylor sale was the first of several expected deals this summer.


Parisian, Eddie Bauer Deals on Deck

Federated Department Stores Inc. is believed to be entertaining interest from private equity players for its Bridal Group, which has over 700 stores.

clock June 26, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Gucci Certificates … Girls On A Rampage

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

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Diane Kruger in Ralph Lauren.


Play Mates

Tennis was on everyone’s mind at palatial Spencer House at a dinner to celebrate the debut of the Polo Ralph Lauren uniforms at Wimbledon.

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Images from the fall Calvin Klein Jeans campaign.

Fashion Features

Kate Moss Comes Home to Calvin Klein Jeans

Calvin Klein Jeans and Kate Moss have picked up almost where they left off 14 years ago — she stars in the brand’s fall ad campaign.

clock June 26, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

A look from Tommy Hilfiger's fall-winter ad campaign.

Fashion Features

Fresh Tommy in New Ads

In the past, Hilfiger has done various campaigns for different product categories and markets, leading to a sometimes-fragmented brand message.

clock June 26, 2006Miles Socha

A Burberry fall ad.

Fashion Features

A Galaxy of Brits for Burberry’s 150th

Burberry has gone for another all-star cast of Brits for its fall ads, marking the firm’s 150th anniversary.

clock June 26, 2006Samantha Conti

La Perla's Black Label Panier.

Fashion Features

Lingerie Highlights Fashion DNA Show

La Perla is the first Italian lingerie line to participate in the Fashion DNA exhibit at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

clock June 26, 2006Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Street Skivvies … Neuberger Licensees, an Internet retailer of women’s and men’s underwear, will stage its fourth annual National Underwear Day Aug. 9 in New York.

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A Disney Couture Jewelry skull necklace.

Fashion Features

Disney Seeks Bounty With ‘Pirates’

Product tie-ins for Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequel will go beyond the usual fare to include more luxe choices.

clock June 26, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

L.A.M.B.'s enamel bracelet.

Fashion Features

Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. Tunes Into Watches

Gwen Stefani is hoping she has another hit on her hands.

clock June 26, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Steve Madden Hires Vestal for Timepieces

Steve Madden has turned its attention toward women’s and men’s watches.

clock June 26, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Harry Winston's triple-loop diamond earrings.


Winston’s Lofty Goals

Harry Winston wants its retail presence to sparkle more brightly.

clock June 26, 2006Rose Apodaca

Brooke Shields and Debra Messing

Fashion Features

Cartier Brings in the Light at Chicago Store

Cartier is letting the sun shine in at its remodeled and expanded Michigan Avenue store here.

clock June 26, 2006Beth Wilson


Memo Pad: Coop Is Flying … Lat Pulled … More For Morrison

The first major loss for newly installed Time managing editor Rick Stengel came on Thursday night, when Matt Cooper turned in his resignation to take a job as Washington editor of Conde Nast Portfolio.

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Francoise Montenay

Fashion Features

Chanel Chief in Lap of Luxury

Francoise Montenay, president of Chanel SA, will soon be wearing another hat, as well.

clock June 26, 2006Miles Socha

Parfums Givenchy's Ange Ou Demon visual featuring Marie Steiss.

Fashion Features

Givenchy Sets Ange Ou Demon Launch

Parfums Givenchy combined naughty with nice for its latest fragrance for women, dubbed Ange Ou Demon, Angel or Demon in English.

clock June 26, 2006Ellen Groves and Julie Naughton


WWD Stock Index Drops 0.5%

It was another down week in trading on Wall Street, in part due to continued jitters from those on inflation watch.

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Fashion Features

USTR Creates China Trade Chief

U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab is stepping up efforts to cooperate with Congress.

clock June 26, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Obituary: Arthur Wood, Former Sears Chairman, CEO

Arthur Wood, a former chairman and chief executive officer of Sears, Roebuck & Co., died June 18 at his home in Lake Forest, Ill. He was 93.

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A photo of Caron wearing sequined overalls by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior, presenting Steve McQueen with a Golden Globe in 1969.

Fashion Features

Caron’s Couture Adieu

“Only myself and Audrey Hepburn wore French couture in Hollywood at the time,” French actress Leslie Caron says, sitting in her art-filled apartment.

clock June 26, 2006Katya Foreman

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Kidman’s Sense And Sensibility

For wedding number one to Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman married in a hush-hush ceremony, into a church few understand and a long way from home.

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The Ralph Lauren Made-to-Order Polo program.


Ralph Lauren Launching Custom Polo Program

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