Hollywood Labor Strife: Retailers Dread Impact Of Walkout by Actors

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Battered fashion retailers and designers in Southern California are bracing for another hit — a possible strike by the Screen Actors Guild that could cripple movie and television production.

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Trafik will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center.


Domestic Trade Shows Calendar

All listings were accurate at press time. Please contact individual shows to confirm.

clock June 25, 2008William Cotto

Looks on display at the Lori Veith Showroom.


True Value

Lower travel costs and an updated Web site boost the profile of FCD.

clock June 25, 2008Holly Haber


Service Plan

Fashion Industry Gallery is looking to the second half of 2008 with new strategies to build traffic, increase sales and help retailers and vendors triumph…

clock June 25, 2008Rusty Williamson

Trafik will hold its fall edition Sept. 24 to 26 in Miami.


Heating Up

Swimwear shows kick off a busy fashion season in Miami.

clock June 25, 2008Georgia Lee

A look from the AmericasMart runway.


Special Features

AmericasMart looks to boost the profile of its social occasion category.

clock June 25, 2008Georgia Lee

Runway presentations are a popular component at StyleMax.


Greater Selection

StyleMax offers its customers the opportunity to shop three separate trade fairs during markets.

clock June 25, 2008Beth Wilson

The MAGIC Marketplace will feature product from more than 4,000 vendors.


Pile Up

Las Vegas will play host to at least 17 apparel trade shows the last week in August.

clock June 25, 2008Nola Sarkisian-Miller

ASR will take place Sept. 4 to 6.


Sunny Forecast

With the economic outlook not quite as sunny as the San Diego weather, the city’s lifestyle trade shows are zeroing in on strategies for success despite…

clock June 25, 2008Rachel Brown

More than 100 organic vendors will show at California Market Center in October.


Earth-Friendly Fashion

For Los Angeles’ trade shows and markets, green means go.

clock June 25, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Well-edited selections are key to attracting buyers in a slow market.


Smart Choices

Moving into the second half of the 2008 New York City trade show calendar, organizers in New York City are honing their exhibitor picks and devising perks…

clock June 25, 2008Kristen Carr Jandoli

AccessoriesTheShow will run Aug. 3 to 5 in New York.

Accessory Trends

Positive Outlook

Accessories fair organizers see a strong market for their events.

clock June 25, 2008Kavita Daswani

Material World will move to California starting in 2009.


Shuffling the Deck

A weakening economy forces textile shows to adjust.

clock June 25, 2008Ross Tucker

Currant American Brasserie


Scene: Raisin It

At Currant American Brasserie, chef Geoffrey Yahn manages to please staid San Diegans who are more conservative in taste, but also want some excitement at…

clock June 25, 2008Max Padilla

Parish Foods & Goods


Scene: Close to Home

Few U.S. cities command a cultural presence quite like New Orleans, and local restaurant group Concentrics aims to breathe some of that Crescent City magic…

clock June 25, 2008Elizabeth Thurman



Scene: Simple Pleasures

Fine dining without the fuss is a simple concept that still proves difficult to execute for many aspiring restaurateurs.

clock June 25, 2008Brittany Adams

Table Fifty-Two


Scene: Southern Inspiration

When designers like Tory Burch and Rachel Roy visit the Windy City, they tend to stop by Table Fifty-Two, Art Smith’s intimate restaurant in the city’s Gold…

clock June 25, 2008Beth Wilson

Tommy Hilfiger


Memo Pad: Photo Shopping… If Only Hillary Had Done Vogue… Tommy TV…

Anna Wintour appears to have another reason for being in Milan than the men’s shows.

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Hollywood Labor Strife: Retailers Dread Impact Of Walkout by Actors

Battered fashion retailers and designers in Southern California are bracing for another hit — a possible strike by the Screen Actors Guild that could…

clock June 25, 2008Anne Riley-Katz and Marcy Medina

Nau's Los Angeles store.


Horny Toad Activewear Acquires Nau

Nau Inc. has found a buyer, less than two months after the Portland, Ore.-based outdoor retailer shuttered and bid “Goodbye for Nau” on its Web site.

clock June 25, 2008Whitney Beckett

A look from the Zobha line.


Harvard MBA Grad Launches Zobha Yoga Line

As a yoga teacher with an MBA from Harvard and apparel sourcing experience, Jamie Hanna sought to ensure that all the pieces were in place when she launched…

clock June 25, 2008Georgia Lee

Human Resources

Economy Big Factor at Chicago Market

Seeking to counter a sliding economy, retailers attending the Chicago Apparel Market this month were reexamining their business strategies???…

clock June 25, 2008Beth Wilson

Sally S. Rinard


Editor, Novelist Sally S. Rinard, 63

Sally S. Rinard, an editor, novelist and movie critic who wrote for publications including Women’s Wear Daily and Good Housekeeping, died on June 11 from…

clock June 25, 2008Amy Wicks

Pepsi-Cola's denim dress taps a retro flavor, with Forties Pepsi-script on buttons. Hang Ten: Speaking to America's "active culture."

Marketing and Promotion

Running Down a Licensing Deal

Fashion brand licensing’s best year in the past 15 was back in 1999 when it generated $13.5 billion in retail sales in the U.S. and Canada, and was the…

clock June 25, 2008Valerie Seckler


Strongest & Weakest Annual Sales of Leading Licensed Goods: 1992-2007

Strongest & Weakest Annual Sales of Leading Licensed Goods: 1992-2007

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Henrik Vejlgaard

Fashion Trends

Raw Surfaces and Drama: Trends on a Growth Curve

While fashion may trigger quick-developing trends, there are still opposing forces both slowing down and accelerating the speed at which they take hold,…

clock June 25, 2008Valerie Seckler

Moda in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Accessory Trends

Moda Sets March Trade Show Dates

Moda Manhattan is forging its identity as a maverick.

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William Sweedler

Mergers and Acquisitions

Ellen Tracy Owners: Market Is Ripe for Picking

It’s a buyers’ market.

clock June 25, 2008Whitney Beckett

A look from Aidan Mattox for Niteline.

Designer and Luxury

Papell Updates Image

Adrianna Papell has shed its fusty image with fashionable design and a new emphasis on special occasion dresses for night and day.

clock June 25, 2008Holly Haber


Consumer Confidence Hits 16-Year Low

Consumer confidence plummeted in June to its lowest level in 16 years amid growing concerns about high prices, falling home values and a tighter job market.

clock June 25, 2008Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

Import Duty Increase Decision Put on Hold

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Commissioner W. Ralph Basham told a Senate committee on Tuesday that his agency would accede to Congress and delay until…

clock June 25, 2008Kristi Ellis

Marketing and Promotion

Colette Popping Up at Gap in Manhattan

Colette is teaming up with Gap.

clock June 25, 2008Robert Murphy

Goyard's leather picnic case.


Paris Scene: Lace Up… Etc… Teamwork…

Calling all lace lovers. Solstiss has opened its first Comptoir de Dentelle, or lace bar, on a by-appointment basis.

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Ralph Lauren

Fashion Features

Cool and Collected

As the end of the resort season comes into view, Ralph Lauren is in pure vacation mode. He’s doing paisley prints and bright colors — perfect for tropical getaways.

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Clive Owen

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Armani’s Latest Cause… Guinness Dons The Director’s Hat…

Giorgio Armani is not one to shy away from controversy and his public outcry this week against the numerous illegal vendors on the streets surrounding…

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Designer and Luxury

Making the Grade

Turn the spotlight on a new lineup of designers who work myriad moods, from minimal to boho to gently romantic.

clock June 25, 2008Venessa Lau

A sketch of a star-themed allover pleated dress from the line.

Designer and Luxury

Mugler Makes a Comeback

Thierry Mugler’s fashion star is rising. Shuttered in the spring of 2003 by Groupe Clarins in the face of heavy losses and dwindling consumer interest, the…

clock June 25, 2008Katya Foreman

James Gager, Sharon Dowsett, Esteban Cortazar, Jennifer Balbier, senior vice president of global product development for MAC Cosmetics, and Guillaume Jesel.

Color Cosmetics

MAC, Cortazar Team for Ungaro Makeup Line…

MAC Cosmetics has collaborated with designer Esteban Cortazar of Emanuel Ungaro to launch a limited edition makeup collection, called MAC Emanuel Ungaro,…

clock June 25, 2008WWD Staff

Real Estate

Vera Wang Int’l Branches Out

Through a new three-year sales and distribution deal with J. Roseroco New York Co., Vera Wang International is bolstering its retail presence in Seoul,…

clock June 25, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg


Jacob the Jeweler Headed to Jail

The “King of Bling” has dented his crown.

clock June 25, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Bruno S??lzer

Human Resources

S??lzer Named CEO at Escada

Escada has a new chief executive, Bruno S??lzer, and an influential new minority shareholder, the Herz business family.

clock June 25, 2008Melissa Drier

Business Features

In Brief: Robert Talbott Expands Women’s… Kids Gets Gilt…

Carmel, Calif.-based men’s wear label Robert Talbott is taking steps to reinvent its Audrey Talbott women’s wear division with the hiring of Kim Joffrion as…

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