Despite Stock Drop, Lundgren Says Macy?s Healthy and Fit

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Striking back after Wall Street concluded a dismal week Friday as doubts about the economy, Terry Lundgren, Macy?s Inc. chairman, president and chief executive officer went on the offensive.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Lautner fans David Arquette and Courteney Cox.


Open House

Though the late architect John Lautner’s radical work has made him a cult icon among Hollywood denizens, he was snubbed by critics while he was alive.

clock July 14, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran


Something for Everyone at Adora

Adora the 25,000-square-foot store opening in Manila in the fall has all the trappings of a luxury retailer but the product assortment is a mix.

clock July 14, 2008Sharon Edelson

Beauty Features

NPD Tracking Beauty in Spain

The NPD Group, which already tracks prestige beauty sales in the U.S., France, Italy and China, has set its sights on Spain’s beauty market.

clock July 14, 2008Matthew W. Evans


Ghesquière, McCartney Among ACE Honorees

Nicolas Ghesquière and Stella McCartney are among the honorees named by the Accessories Council for its annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards Gala.

clock July 14, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Jim Whittaker

Marketing and Promotion

Eddie Bauer Teams Up With Mountain Climber

President and chief executive officer Neil Fiske is returning Eddie Bauer to its active outdoor roots.

clock July 14, 2008Whitney Beckett

Jim Whitlow


Deka’s Sporting Fashion

ATLANTA – After 15 years as general manager at Jeffrey Atlanta, Jim Whitlow realized an entrepreneur’s dream.

clock July 14, 2008Georgia Lee


Retail Vacancy Rates See Significant Increases

The national retail vacancy rate at neighborhood and community shopping centers is the worst it’s been in more than a decade.

clock July 14, 2008Matthew Lynch


Legal Briefs

Iconix Brand Group Inc. have been accused of infringing on Car-Freshner Corp.’s trademark.

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Misses’ Retailers Set Goals to Combat Weak Economy

BOSTON — A group of misses’ specialty retailers outlined plans for more discipline in their operations during the current retail slowdown.

clock July 14, 2008Katherine Bowers


Industry Imports Slip 6% in May

WASHINGTON – With demand chilled by the slow economy, U.S. textile and apparel imports in May dropped for the third consecutive month.

clock July 14, 2008Liza Casabona

Craig M. Israel at the Revlon Run/Walk For Women in Los Angeles in 2005.


Sears Taps Craig M. Israel As President of Apparel Unit

Sears has a new leader to revive its long-ailing fashion business.

clock July 14, 2008David Moin


Orange County Sparkles for Fine Jewelers

COSTA MESA, Calif. – The sun isn’t the only thing that shines in California’s Orange County.

clock July 14, 2008Rachel Brown

In a letter to management, Macy's ceo terry Lundgren said the company is "financially healthy."


Despite Stock Drop, Lundgren Says Macy’s Healthy and Fit

The tough economy has Terry Lundgren rallying his troops.

clock July 14, 2008Evan Clark and Alexandra Steigrad

Rihanna at Gucci's UNICEF fund-raiser.

Fashion Features

Gucci Taps Rihanna for Ads on UNICEF Collaboration

PARIS – Gucci has tapped Grammy-award winning singer Rihanna to appear in the label’s first ad campaign.

clock July 14, 2008Ellen Groves


First Paris Mode City Show to Bow

PARIS – Eurovet executives said they expect a 17 percent increase in visitors for the inaugural Mode City and Interfili??re trade fairs in Paris.

clock July 14, 2008Katya Foreman


The Newcomers

Proposing a cross-generational take on the loungewear category, France’s Venus et Jules will present its debut collection at the Mode City event.

clock July 14, 2008Katya Foreman

Andres Sarda's silk, polyamide and spandex tulle bra and panties.


Keep Calm

For summer 2009, fresh, calm looks are breezing through the Paris Mode City show in a classic palette of crisp white to deep blue and soft grays.

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Model Erin Wasson costars as Timberlake's love interest.


Timberlake Becomes ‘William Rast’

Justin Timberlake never really wanted to be the face of the William Rast brand.

clock July 14, 2008Julee Kaplan

The July 2008 Vogue Italia featuring black models.


Hot Issue

While tech heads lined up at Apple stores to buy the latest iPhone, fashionistas hurried to newsstands to get the July Italian Vogue featuring all black models.

clock July 14, 2008Stephanie D. Smith

A Nick Knight-lensed Bottega Veneta ad.


Bottega Knight

Each season Bottega Veneta partners with a new photographer – Annie Leibovitz and Philip-Lorca de Corcia are a few notable names from the past.

clock July 14, 2008Amy Wicks

New Calvin Klein ads


The Many Faces of Calvin

After only one season as the face of Calvin Klein Collection, Toni Garrn has been replaced by Suvi, in a decidedly more edgy campaign than seasons past.

clock July 14, 2008Amy Wicks

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in dior Homme to promote her new record.

Fashion Scoops

Smoking Allowed

It looks like Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s passion for Christian Dior extends to the men’s wear department, too.

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Fashion Scoops

Arts and Letters

Smythson of Bond Street has looked to the art world to create the latest edition to its ever-expanding collection of diaries.

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Josh Hartnett

Fashion Scoops

Diamond Josh

Josh Hartnett got a bicycle for his 30th birthday, but not just any bicycle. It was a gray Giorgio Armani two-wheeler with a handwritten note from the designer.

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Fashion Scoops


Not all of Paris’ couture collections are conceived in ivory towers: Designer Richard Ren?? set up a street-level showroom for the occasion.

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Fashion Scoops

Family Album

There’s a new fashion photographer on the scene. Victor Demarchelier is mounting his own portfolio.

clock July 14, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Hermes Hops

Hermes has asked Juliette Binoche to dance.

clock July 14, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Dear John

Vanessa Bellanger, who has been studio director at Chloe and Nina Ricci, has rejoined John Galliano as style and collection director of his signature brand.

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Fashion Scoops

East and West

Zadig & Voltaire, the casual chic Parisian label, is bringing its rock ‘n’ roll style to New York.

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Fashion Scoops

Northern Lights

Forget New York or London: Copenhagen-based designer Henrik Vibskov is heading to his oil-rich neighbor Norway for his first store outside Denmark.

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Alexander McQueen Bag

Fashion Features

Alexander McQueen Adds E-Commerce to Web Site

An Alexander McQueen wardrobe is a click away, starting today.

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Dior's Pure Poison


Ruling Near in Tiffany, eBay Battle

A key battle between the retail industry and eBay, the biggest online marketplace, appears to be near a flash point.

clock July 14, 2008Ellen Groves and Matthew Lynch


Guru Arrest

Matteo Cambi, the 31-year-old founder of Italian clothing label Guru, known for its daisy-print T-shirts, was arrested Friday in Parma, Italy.

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