A Contemporary Future: Perry Ellis Ups Women’s By Buying C&C, Laundry

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Men's wear firm Perry Ellis International is breaking back into the women's apparel business by buying C&C California and Laundry by Design from Liz Claiborne Inc. for $37 million.

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Shu Uemura

Beauty Features

Shu Uemura, Cosmetics Brand Founder, 79

Shu Uemura, the celebrated Japanese makeup artist and founder of the Shu Uemura cosmetics brand, died of pneumonia Dec. 29. He was 79.

clock January 9, 2008Ellen Groves


Arcandor Group Sales Top $27B

In its traditional trading statement released in the first week of the new year, the Arcandor Group reported group sales growth of more than 50 percent in 2007 to 20 billion euros…

clock January 9, 2008Melissa Drier

Topshop tried to put a cap on the frenzy at its Kate Moss launch, limiting each shopper to 20 minutes in the store and five items to purchase.


Sparking a Stylish Mob Scene

British consumers are suffering from a fever. Shopping fever.

clock January 9, 2008Lucie Greene

Design school students in Kutch, India.

Fashion Features

Apparel and Beauty Firms’ Good Deeds Earn WWD Award

If there is one thing that stands out about the winners of this year’s Community Service Awards, it is their dedication. The winners went beyond token donations to existing charities.

clock January 9, 2008Denise Power and Cate T. Corcoran

The interior of Calvin Klein at Beverly Center.


Calvin Klein Launches L.A. Retail

Calvin Klein rang in 2008 by launching a store in Los Angeles’ Beverly Center.

clock January 9, 2008Anne Riley-Katz


Calif. Implements Wage Increase

California apparel manufacturers and retailers are coping with a minimum wage increase that could mean more adversity in a slumping economy.

clock January 9, 2008Rachel Brown


West Watch: Connecting the Dots… New Trade Show… Ports Cleanup

After expanding from its signature knit tops to skirts, dresses and pants, Three Dots launched an e-commerce Web site in December in an effort to propel more growth.

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Calvin Klein Collection

Fashion Features

About a Boy

Sportswear sensibility — Francisco Costa has it in spades, which he’s demonstrating with his pre-fall lineup for Calvin Klein Collection. Here, one of his slouchy-chic ensembles: a wool tweed blazer and wool herringbone pants worn with a…

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Mergers and Acquisitions

A Contemporary Future: Perry Ellis Ups Women’s By Buying C&C, Laundry

Men’s wear firm Perry Ellis International is breaking back into the women’s apparel business by buying C&C California and Laundry by Design.

clock January 9, 2008Whitney Beckett and Julee Kaplan

The California Market Center.


California Market Center Primed for Renovations

The California Market Center is getting a touch-up. A series of renovations will sweep through the 13-floor, three-building apparel showroom complex this year as part of an initiative to better showcase vendors and stay abreast of industry trends.

clock January 9, 2008Rachel Brown

A spring look from K. Roque.


K. Roque Aims to Freshen Premium Denim

With her year-old jean label, K. Roque, Karen Roque hopes to put San Diego on the premium denim map.

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Buyers Focus on Color and Comfort

Looking toward the spring and summer markets, West Coast retail buyers are eyeing color, comfort and eco-friendly apparel.

clock January 9, 2008Anne Riley-Katz and Marcy Medina and Khanh T.L. Tran

Andrea Jung

Beauty Features

Avon Lays Out Final Cost-Cutting Stage… Sally Susman Joining Pfizer

Avon Products Inc. has entered the final stretch of its more than half-billion-dollar restructuring plan.

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More Worry on Wall Street

Retail shares were in the red on Tuesday as investors continue to worry about housing woes, with mortgage lender Countrywide denying a rumor that it might need to file for bankruptcy protection.

clock January 9, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Business Features

Kellwood Closes Smart Shirts Deal… Foreign Investments Surge…

Kellwood Co. has completed the sale of its Smart Shirts manufacturing operations and related real estate assets in two separate transactions.

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Fashion Features

Globes Cast Shadow Over Oscars

With the cancellation of the Golden Globes, Hollywood and the fashion industry are worried that the biggest awards show of them all, the Oscars, might be a casualty if the Writers Guild of America strike isn’t settled.

clock January 9, 2008Marcy Medina

A look from Diesel's Spring 2008 collection.


Diesel Set for Fifth Avenue

Diesel appears headed to Fifth Avenue. The company has signed a letter of intent to lease 685 Fifth Avenue, at 54th Street, from the Gucci Group, according to a person familiar with the matter.

clock January 9, 2008Sharon Edelson

Human Resources

Black Named CEO at KSA

Jerry Black, president of Kurt Salmon Associates’ consumer products division, has become president and CEO of the consulting firm.

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Bennett Tapped as J. Jill President

The Talbots Inc. on Tuesday named Paula Bennett as the new president of the J. Jill brand.

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Calvin Klein's latest ads featuring Kate Bosworth.


Memo Pad: Shows Are Worth Going to After All… Pregnancy Is Ok…

What does turning up at a fashion show get an actress beyond a free dress, glass of Champagne and gift bag?

clock January 9, 2008Irin Carmon and Stephanie D. Smith

The Spice Girls

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Spicey Roberto… Kalinsky Klatsch… Ferre Ole…

There’s clearly an affinity between the Spice Girls and Roberto Cavalli, the man behind the shimmering, fireworks-colored Lurex numbers donned by the band for its recent comeback tour.

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Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.


Industry Pays Tribute to Model Nick Kamen

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Social Studies

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