Sourcing Peril Looms From Strife Over Food, Energy Prices

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Labor unrest over soaring food and energy prices could soon trigger a spike in global apparel sourcing costs, forcing companies to raise wages to stave off starvation and rioting.

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Graphic Vision

Black-and-white accessories get a geometric update for fall, with a touch of rock ‘n’ roll and an Eighties vibe.

clock April 21, 2008Shoshanna Fischhoff

Haitians walk in a street market in Port-au-Prince following riots over food prices.


Sourcing Peril Looms From Strife Over Food, Energy Prices

Labor unrest over soaring food and energy prices could soon trigger a spike in global apparel sourcing costs, forcing companies to raise wages to stave off…

clock April 21, 2008Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona and John Zarocostas and Jahir Ahmed


Talbots Affirms 2008 Outlook

Seeking to reassure investors, Talbots Inc. said it is on track to meet its goals this year and has sufficient funding.

clock April 21, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Dolce & Gabbana


Shades Bask in Limelight

The eyewear industry is coming off of a year filled with a plethora of new licensing deals, strong retail growth and enough celebrity coverage to establish…

clock April 21, 2008Caroline Tell


Memo Pad: Fearless Leader… Paging Turd Blossom… Sins Of The Father…

Arianna Huffington multitasked while being honored by Laboratory Institute of Merchandising at a lunch Friday afternoon at Ports 1961 showroom.

clock April 21, 2008Irin Carmon and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

Human Resources

J. Crew’s Drexler Gets ’07 Compensation Bump

J. Crew Group chairman and chief executive officer Millard “Mickey” Drexler received $2.8 million in total compensation last year, a 22 percent increase…

clock April 21, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Professor Eric Feigenbaum is the chair of LIM's visual merchandising department.

Human Resources

Jobs Season Puts Focus on Fashion Schools

It’s that time of year: Fashion and apparel school graduates are looking for full-time jobs in a particularly challenging economy.

clock April 21, 2008Vicki M. Young

The Buckle has posted two straight months of more than 20 percent growth in same-store sales.


The Right Mix Keeps Buckle on Top in Tough Market

Like a pair of well-worn jeans, The Buckle Inc. has been a mainstay in a souring economic environment.

clock April 21, 2008Jeanine Poggi


Sears’ $1B Credit Pact to End

Sears Holding Corp. said Friday Bank of America would not renew its $1 billion secured credit facility, but maintained there would be no impact on…

clock April 21, 2008Evan Clark


Tax Rebate Priorities: Practical Matters

Consumers may not be in a hurry to spend their tax rebate checks at the mall.

clock April 21, 2008Vicki M. Young

The spring-summer ad campaign for Bjorn Borg underwear for women.


Borg Volleys His Brand Into U.S.

Tennis champion Bj??rn Borg is hoping to serve an ace to the U.S. market with a namesake collection of underwear for men and women launching in August.

clock April 21, 2008Karyn Monget

Melfi Jimenez, Jill Scott and Marla K. Minns, executive vice president of Ashley Stewart.


Jill Scott’s Butterfly Bra

J. Heather Inc., the Licensing and Marketing Firm for Jill Scott, the two-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, has entered into a joint venture with…

clock April 21, 2008Karyn Monget


Cartier Bolsters Retail Network

Cartier’s new vice president of retail, Anthony Ledru, is focusing on service and the rollout of the new Bruno Moinard-designed store concept.

clock April 21, 2008Sophia Chabbott


Lazuli Mixes Materials to Battle Cost

The price of gold has climbed almost 10 percent since January, silver is up about 30 percent in the last year and the sagging economy is making buyers…

clock April 21, 2008Katherine Bowers

An historic Carrefour location in Beijing.


Anti-French Sentiment a Concern for Carrefour in China

Sporadic anti-French protests, quickly quelled by police, erupted at Carrefour stores across China over the weekend, even as the Chinese government took…

clock April 21, 2008Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Miles Socha

Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Rustic Fashion… Diego On The Move… Carolina Unplugged…

The Proenza Schouler boys gathered their nearest and dearest Thursday night to the Ilori store in SoHo in celebration of their new eyewear line with…

clock April 21, 2008WWD Staff


Bulgari Hiking Prices, Buying Back Shares

Bulgari SpA said it will raise prices across all product categories “by some percentage points” to protect margins because of soaring material costs…

clock April 21, 2008Andrew Roberts and Sophia Chabbott

Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele and Mischa Barton

Fashion Features

Chopard Unveils Latest Red Carpet Collection

For Chopard, it’s never too early to start building fashion buzz around next month’s Cannes film festival.

clock April 21, 2008Katya Foreman

Human Resources

Dominic De Vetta Joining Jo Malone

Jo Malone has tapped Dominic De Vetta to be its global general manager, a newly created position, based here. De Vetta is to officially take the post in August.

clock April 21, 2008Brid Costello


Europe, China Fueling Christian Dior Sales

Christian Dior Couture said late Friday that sales in the first quarter grew 5 percent at constant exchange rates.

clock April 21, 2008Miles Socha

Business Features

In Brief: Dillard’s Reevaluates… Seven Sets Shops

Dillard’s Inc. hired investment banking firm Stephens Inc. to help it assess options for its 50 percent stake in CDI Contractors LLC.,

clock April 21, 2008WWD Staff


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