Retailers Seen Cutting Back at Holiday

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Overview

It's expected to be one of the worst selling seasons in years — and one of the most pared down in terms of inventory.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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A look from Diesel's first swimwear collection.

Intimates

Diesel Shows Team Spirit With New Swim Line

Diesel launched its first swimwear collection by pairing bikinis with sports gear to tie in with the “collegiate varsity” theme in the sportswear collection.

clock July 23, 2008Georgia Lee

Mink Pink

Couture

Young Contemporary Lures New Labels

The young contemporary sector is emerging as a harbor of trend-driven fashion at moderate prices as shoppers scale back during the economic slowdown.

clock July 23, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Ryuji Imada, who has vaulted to a 57th world ranking, in Lacoste.

Marketing and Promotion

Choosing the Right Endorsement

How do an emerging pro golfer like Ryuji Imada and a heritage brand like Lacoste hook up?

clock July 23, 2008Valerie Seckler

Halle Berry

Marketing and Promotion

Lifestyle Takes a Starring Role

It’s no secret the lives of megawatt entertainers, such as A-Rod’s divorce and rumored affair with Madonna, keep grabbing attention.

clock July 23, 2008Valerie Seckler

Bloomingdale's exclusive Alice + Olivia lace cocktail dress with Tory Burch's clutch and Badgley Mischka's earrings and bracelet.

Retail

Retailers Seen Cutting Back at Holiday

Stores hope glam and glitz stir consumers.

clock July 23, 2008David Moin

Media

Not a Pretty Picture

Harper’s Bazaar photography and bookings director Olga Liriano is heading out the door after less than two years and without another job lined up.

clock July 23, 2008Irin Carmon

Media

Fashionable Once Again

Portfolio.com?s fashion blog is back ? although with a changing cast of characters.

clock July 23, 2008Amy Wicks

Media

Jailhouse Diaries

As Anand Jon awaits trial on charges of rape and sexual assault of two dozen young models, the bravado of the onetime fashion designer has faded.

clock July 23, 2008Stephanie D. Smith

Media

Runway Report

Those wondering if the drama behind the cameras at “Project Runway” would turn off viewers from tuning in for the season five premiere can now rest easy.

clock July 23, 2008Stephanie D. Smith

Media

Research Buy

Mediamark Research & Intelligence will acquire Starch Communications, which provides research on the effectiveness of print advertising.

clock July 23, 2008Amy Wicks

Elaine Kim jacket and skirt in silk and leather, worn with a silk blouse.

Fashion Features

Getting Fresh

A new crop of fashion hopefuls is showing their wares. Here, fledgling designer Sariah Carson’s cute girlish layers.

clock July 23, 2008Venessa Lau

Aedes de Venustas eau de parfum.

Fragrance

L’Artisan Looks to the Power of Three

L’Artisan Parfumeur is gearing up for a trio of fragrance launches this fall.

clock July 23, 2008Matthew W. Evans and Rachel Brown

The Clock Tower.

Fashion Scoops

Mi Casa, Su Casa

Versace is increasingly flexing its interior design muscle.

clock July 23, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Horsing Around

Robert Wilson’s annual Watermill Summer benefit has never been average.

clock July 23, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

On Target

Sources said Target has tapped Brooklyn-based accessories brand Hayden-Harnett to do an exclusive line for spring 2009.

clock July 23, 2008WWD Staff

Susan Schwab in Geneva.

Government and Trade

U.S. Offers New Farm Plan in Talks

The U.S. presented a new conditional offer on Tuesday to cap its farm subsidies at $15 billion, down from an earlier offer of $17 billion.

clock July 23, 2008John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

Caucus Pushes for China Monitoring

The House Textile Caucus is mobilizing an effort to convince President Bush to start monitoring apparel imports from China for the rest of this year.

clock July 23, 2008Kristi Ellis

The Limited will offer pants in extended sizes on its e-commerce site.

Media

Limited Launches Into E-Commerce

The Limited likes to say it is arriving fashionably late to the e-commerce party, but simply late would be more like it.

clock July 23, 2008Sharon Edelson

Alessandra Facchinetti

Government and Trade

Facchinetti’s Name Surfaces Among Phone Tap Victims

Valentino’s new creative director, Alessandra Facchinetti, is once again in the limelight, but this time it has nothing to do with fashion.

clock July 23, 2008Luisa Zargani

Hermes

Financial

Hermes Sales Rise 12.1%

Hermes International on Tuesday reported better-than-expected second-quarter sales, bolstered by robust activity in America and Asia, excluding Japan

clock July 23, 2008Robert Murphy

Financial

Time a Factor for NexCen in Blass Sale

Time might not permit NexCen to wait to sell Bill Blass.

clock July 23, 2008Vicki M. Young

Financial

Dockers to Do Women’s Separates

Dockers San Francisco has partnered with Bagir Group Ltd. to launch a collection of women’s tailored separates for spring.

clock July 23, 2008Whitney Beckett

Human Resources

Zac Posen Names CEO

O’Connor joins from Theory.

clock July 23, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Simpson models in her fall campaign.

Sportswear

Jessica Simpson Signs Deal for Dresses

The Camuto Group, which holds the master license for Jessica Simpson’s brand, has entered into an agreement with G-III Apparel Group Ltd.

clock July 23, 2008Julee Kaplan

Financial

Retail Shares Gain as Oil Drop Lifts Stocks

Oil prices dropped again Tuesday, paying dividends to retail stocks.

clock July 23, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Lash Settlement

The legal tussle between Allergan Inc. and Jan Marini Skin Research over eyelash enhancement has ended.

clock July 23, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Cafta Details Set

The U.S. will implement two provisions in the Central American Free Trade Agreement that pertain to materials sourced in Mexico.

clock July 23, 2008WWD Staff

Essentialist

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clock 2hSamantha Conti

Social Studies

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