Still Riding the Bull: Retail Shares Expected To Outperform Market

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Retail shares are still burning hot. After gaining 10 percent last year, shares of major stores continue to be strengthened by a positive economic outlook in the U.S., partly due to declining gas prices.

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Federated Department Stores, which owns Macy's, and Target are top stock picks for 2007.


Still Riding the Bull: Retail Shares Expected To Outperform Market

After gaining 10 percent last year, shares of major stores continue to be strengthened by a positive economic outlook in the U.S., partly due to declining gas prices.

clock January 22, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz


S&P: Consumer Products Sector Faces Hurdles

The landscape for consumer products will continue to pose a challenge for retailers moving into 2007.

clock January 22, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Vanessa Castagna


Castagna Exiting Mervyns

Vanessa Castagna’s run as executive chairwoman of Mervyns is ending after two years.

clock January 22, 2007David Moin

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock January 22, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Senate Expected to Add Tax Breaks to Wage Bill

Amid divisions among Democrats in Congress, the Senate is to begin debate today on legislation that would increase the minimum wage for the first time in a decade.

clock January 22, 2007Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

CFDA Creates Award in Hancox’s Honor

The Council of Fashion Designers of America is creating a scholarship award for men’s wear in the name of former DNR columnist Clara Hancox.

clock January 22, 2007Jean E. Palmieri

A look from DDCLab.

Fashion Features

DDCLab Forms Alliance With New Balance

DDCLab is getting help from a new partner.

clock January 22, 2007Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Rome-Ing Around? … Marchesa Buzz … Past The Impasse …

Valentino sure knows how to draw a crowd, wherever he may roam.

clock January 22, 2007WWD Staff

Nina Griscom in Fendi with Joanne de Guardiola in Ralph Rucci.


Curves Ahead

There are women whom men never get over, and Raquel Welch appears to be one of them.

clock January 22, 2007WWD Staff


Ciao Down

Giada De Laurentiis, a Food Network darling and first timer to the grub match of “Iron Chef America,” is visibly flustered mere minutes into the televised competition.

clock January 22, 2007Emily Holt


Go Fish

With films like “In Her Shoes” and “Erin Brockovich” to her credit, screenwriter Susannah Grant has been leaving a quiet imprint of outspoken, independent-minded female characters on Hollywood.

clock January 22, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

A sexy Chantilly lace deep V-neck bra and thong, and a deep-plunge beaded set of Meryl and Lycra spandex.

Fashion Features

Badgley Mischka Gets Intimate

The first collection of lingerie bearing the Badgley Mischka Couture name will be launched for holiday.

clock January 22, 2007Karyn Monget

A Catherine Rapetti clutch.

Fashion Features

Bold Accessories Rule for Spring

Retailers are headed into spring with an eye on brightly hued accessories.

clock January 22, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Baldessarini's Ambre.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: P&G Revisits Baldessarini … Lancome International Appoints Deputy G.M. … Guerlain France Taps Managing Director

Hugo Boss may have sold its Baldessarini men’s wear line last summer but that’s not stopping licensee Procter & Gamble from building the brand’s fragrance portfolio.

clock January 22, 2007Stephanie Epiro

Carine Roitfeld


Memo Pad: Bidding Time … Leaving The Building … Move Over Milan …

Bids are due today for the stable of 18 Time 4 Media magazines, which includes Field & Stream, Outdoor Life and the Parenting Group magazines.

clock January 22, 2007WWD Staff

Luxury department stores were in favor with shoppers throughout 2006.


Specialty Controls Comps in 2006

Specialty stores were the clear champions in the 2006 battle for sales, clocking an average same-store sales gain of 3.9 percent despite posting extreme fluctuations throughout the year.

clock January 22, 2007Amy S. Choi

Vivica A. Fox

Fashion Features

Vivica A. Fox to Host Femmy Awards Gala

The annual Femmy Awards will add some celebrity style to its gala cocktail and dinner reception on Feb. 6, when actress Vivica A. Fox hosts the innerwear industry event.

clock January 22, 2007Karyn Monget

An artist's rendering of Extra Place as a lively pedestrian mall.


Extra Place: Paris on the Lower East Side

Developers want to bring a touch of Paris to Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

clock January 22, 2007Sharon Edelson

Human Resources

Obituary: Larry Tilleskjor, 58, Maurices Veteran

Larry Tilleskjor, a 37-year veteran of apparel retailing and a top merchant at Maurices, died Jan. 16 at his home in Duluth, Minn., of cancer, according to…

clock January 22, 2007WWD Staff

Kimberly Sheppard


Gabellini Sheppard on Top of Its Game

Architects Michael Gabellini and Kimberly Sheppard, creators of innovative retail, residential and public spaces, have renamed their New York-based architectural and interior design firm Gabellini Sheppard.

clock January 22, 2007David Moin

A look outside Gardens Mall.


Palm Beach Gardens Cultivates Luxury Atmosphere

Located a short drive north from Palm Beach, this less-well-known city of millionaires has caught the attention of the luxury market.

clock January 22, 2007Rebecca Kleinman

A view of the Dodo store.

Fashion Features

Dodo Store Comes to Paris: Pomellato’s New Concept

The Dodo bird is extinct, but the Italian jewelry brand of the same name is alive and well.

clock January 22, 2007Katya Foreman


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Emerald Fennell, Regina King, and Chloé Zhao


Get to Know the Female Directors Making History at the Golden Globes

clock 5hKristen Tauer

Social Studies

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