A Sweatshop in Queens: New York Officials Raid Factory for Top Brands

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A handful of the industry's largest brands and retailers on Wednesday became ensnared in a scandal of an alleged sweatshop factory in Queens that overworked and underpaid its workers. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Is Fourth Time a Charm for Fetish?

Eve is launching her Fetish line for the fourth time this holiday season, and this time she believes she has it right.

clock July 24, 2008Julee Kaplan

An image from Nanette Lepore's first ad campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Lepore Launches New Ad Campaign

After 16 years in business, contemporary designer Nanette Lepore will launch her first ad campaign this fall, on three platforms ? print, outdoor and online.

clock July 24, 2008Julee Kaplan


Inter Parfums Sales Rise

PARIS – Inter Parfums Inc. posted second-quarter revenues of $99.1 million, a 19.7 percent increase from $82.8 million during the same period a year ago.

clock July 24, 2008Jennifer Weil and Matthew W. Evans

A spring look from Karoo.


Angelika Kammann Designs Karoo Line

Angelika Kammann has joined Karoo as designer, replacing Mark Eisen, who had designed the contemporary knitwear line since its 2005 launch.

clock July 24, 2008Julee Kaplan


Tougher for the Times

Standard & Poor’s placed The New York Times Co.’s BBB- rating (the lowest investment grade rating) on CreditWatch negative on Wednesday.

clock July 24, 2008Amy Wicks


Swapping Seats

Glamour may have lost a market editor, but it gained an editor in its features department.

clock July 24, 2008Stephanie D. Smith


P&G Taps External Relations Consultant

Procter & Gamble Prestige Products has named Daniela Giardina as international consultant for its external relations department.

clock July 24, 2008WWD Staff

Ruben and Isabel Toledo.

Designer and Luxury

Friends and Fans Fete Toledo

Scads of Isabel Toledo?s devotees waited patiently Tuesday night to take the claustrophobic elevator ride to her 28th Street penthouse in Manhattan.

clock July 24, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg


Corner-Office Contributions

Portfolio.com is adding yet another blog to its Web site, Playas (yes, Pla-YAAHS). The weekly blog will feature contributions from celebrities and executives.

clock July 24, 2008Stephanie D. Smith


Super Scribe

Naomi Campbell’s journalistic resume may include interviewing political heavyweights for British GQ, but the supermodel isn’t above more low-brow issues.

clock July 24, 2008Louise Bartlett

Government and Trade

Fed Report Cites Spending Slowdown

The arrival of stimulus checks in May and June could not counteract the overall slowing effects of economic pressures on U.S. consumer spending.

clock July 24, 2008Liza Casabona

H. Lee Scott Jr., President and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.


Head Honchos

Retail industry executives ranked by the values of their annual compensation packages* in 2007.

clock July 24, 2008Cecily Hall

The Catherine Malandrino online store accepts PayPal.


Retailers Embrace New Ways to Pay

Retailers from Polo Ralph Lauren to American Eagle Outfitters are adding different payment systems to their online stores and reporting a lift in sales.

clock July 24, 2008Cate T. Corcoran

NEC's Digital Signage Solution includes a flat-screen monitor and a camera. The system uses face recognition to size up the shopper's age and gender, then displays relevant ads and product information on the screen.


Bits & Bytes

33% of multichannel retailers report their staff in one channel has access to information from the others.

clock July 24, 2008Cate T. Corcoran


Custom Denim Grows

With the introduction of a trouser-style jean last week, IndiDenim arguably offers the widest range of options for ?mass custom? jeans to date.

clock July 24, 2008WWD Staff

Wal-Mart executives dominated WWD's annual compensation survey.

Human Resources

Top Executives Still Seeing Green

Retail executives continued to be rewarded handsomely for their efforts in 2007, but, their compensation stumbled a bit.

clock July 24, 2008Venessa Lau and Cecily Hall

Hadassa Goldvitch's striped smock with yellow ribbon straps.


Smock Art

Artists use smocks as their medium.

clock July 24, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran


Costco Stumbles, but Retail Shares Sizzle

A profit warning from Costco Wholesale Corp., and a double-digit drop in its shares, couldn?t keep retail stocks from their second consecutive day of advances.

clock July 24, 2008Arnold J. Karr

They Are Wearing, LA.

Street Style

They Are Wearing

A dose of denim goes a long way.

clock July 24, 2008Chloe Popescu

Real Estate

Hurricane Impact

Hurricane Dolly lashed South Texas Wednesday, forcing malls and stores to close.

clock July 24, 2008WWD Staff

Costume Dept.'s retro leggings.


L.A.’s Latest: Accessories Designers

A look at three up-and-coming accessories designers.

clock July 24, 2008Chloe Popescu

Government and Trade

Lamy Makes Major Move

World Trade Organization director general Pascal Lamy on Wednesday put forward his own proposals in closed-door talks with trade ministers.

clock July 24, 2008WWD Staff

Blvd. 16


Los Angeles: Scene

Los Angeles is a culinary melting pot with new restaurants opening at a dizzying pace. Here are five additions to the city?s diverse dining scene.

clock July 24, 2008Chloe Popescu


Swiss Watch Sales Up

Sales of Swiss watches continued to be strong in June.

clock July 24, 2008WWD Staff


Kicking Back

How apparel execs in L.A. unwind.

clock July 24, 2008WWD Staff

Construction at the L.A. Live entertainment and lifestyle complex continues despite the area's real estate slowdown.


Crunch Time

Sunny skies and a laid-back take on life may seem a movie fantasy to Los Angelenos these days, as the battered local economy teeters on the brink of recession.

clock July 24, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Real Estate

Los Angeles Statistics


clock July 24, 2008WWD Staff


Los Angeles Fashion Market

The holiday-resort market will be held Aug. 8 to 12 at the California Market Center, New Mart, Cooper Design Space and Gerry Building.

clock July 24, 2008WWD Staff

Steve te Pas


Blue Blood Returns to Form for Spring

The spring collection of Dutch premium denim label Blue Blood signals the brand?s return to its roots – and Steve te Pas ought to know.

clock July 24, 2008Ross Tucker

Dittos has created the Johnny Boy, a superskinny style, exclusively for Topshop.


Topshop to Launch Premium Denim Area

Topshop is banking on its customers’ continuing appetite for denim this fall.

clock July 24, 2008Nina Jones

Current/Elliott's cotton denim vest and shorts with MiH Jeans' cotton blouse. Danskin hosiery. On him: Uniqlo's cotton shirt and Replay's cotton denim jeans.


Blues Traveler

A country girl needs little more than an easy top and faded jeans to hit a high note.

clock July 24, 2008Kim Friday

St. John Spring 2009.


St. John’s New Team Presents Spring ’09

There was something for everyone when St. John presented its spring 2009 runway show Tuesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center here.

clock July 24, 2008Marcy Medina

Yves Saint Laurent Besace bag.


PPR Sales Rise 4.5 Percent

Improved sales at Gucci and Puma helped lift PPR to better-than-expected second-quarter sales.

clock July 24, 2008Robert Murphy

Fashion Scoops

Coming to America

Those who didn?t make it to Hong Kong or Tokyo recently should be pleased to hear that Chanel?s traveling ?Mobile Art? exhibition is headed Stateside this fall.

clock July 24, 2008WWD Staff

Armani invested $37.8 million in its Ginza Tower megastore in Tokyo.


Armani Net Up 66 Percent in 2007

Company sees double digit growth in all categories.

clock July 24, 2008Luisa Zargani

Vanessa Getty

Fashion Scoops

Prada in the Heart of San Francisco

?This is a fantastic turnout for the middle of summer,? marveled a very pregnant Vanessa Getty at Prada?s new San Francisco flagship Tuesday night.

clock July 24, 2008WWD Staff


Halston Stages Global Offensive

It may be without a designer, but Halston is moving full speed ahead, with new in-store environments at Harrods.

clock July 24, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

British Nostalgia

A British invasion descended upon New York Tuesday night for the Victorinox-sponsored Cinema Society screening of “Brideshead Revisited.”

clock July 24, 2008WWD Staff

Michael Kors and Jon Hamm.

Fashion Scoops

Mad for Michael

The man may make the clothes, but the clothes make the show in the case of AMC’s “Mad Men.”

clock July 24, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Denim Destination

Rag & Bone’s Marcus Wainwright and David Neville are throwing their cult following a retail bone.

clock July 24, 2008WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Simon Porte Jacquemus and Rihanna.


Paris Fashion Designers Welcome Rihanna Into the Fold

clock 11hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies