A Twist at Jil Sander: Owner Said Weighing Sale of Fashion Brand

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From This Issue

A Rena Lange resort 2008 look.


Rena Lange Creative Director Leaving: Gembalies to Depart Friday

Creative director Frauke Gembalies is leaving the Munich fashion house, effective Friday.

clock July 28, 2008Melissa Drier

Christian Courtin-Clarins


Clarins Sales Slide 3.4 Percent

Groupe Clarins reported second-quarter 2008 sales of 245.7 million euros, or $384.1 million at average exchange.

clock July 28, 2008Jennifer Weil

Cecilia Dean and performance artist.


Out There

The annual benefit for Robert Wilson?s Watermill Center has emerged as something of a fashion safe space.

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Peter Som

Designer and Luxury

Som to Present Blass Spring Collection to Retailers Only

NEW YORK ? NexCen Brands Inc. said that Peter Som, creative director of Bill Blass women’s wear, has not resigned.

clock July 28, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Government and Trade

What is the “China Price”?

A new book examines the cost of cheap goods from China.

clock July 29, 2008Lisa Movius

Gwyneth Paltrow wearing the Karl Lagerfeld designed T-shirt.


Paltrow is Key to the Cure’s Leading Lady

Oscar winner, whose father died of the disease, to help raise funds.

clock July 29, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

A rayon and silk dress from the Magaschoni Collection.

Fashion Features

Arty Visions

This season designers are taking a painterly approach as bold brushstrokes make a mark on feminine dresses.

clock July 29, 2008Antonia Sardone

Letizia, princess of Asturias, inaugurated the SIMM apparel fair in Madrid.


SIMM Hit by Spanish Economy

Earlier dates fail to boost traffic.

clock July 29, 2008Barbara Barker


Simon Property Group’s Net Jumps 27.8 Percent in 2nd Quarter

The mall developer bolstered both revenues and earnings in the second quarter.

clock July 29, 2008Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Faux Punk?…

Malcolm McLaren is worried that fake clothes could be circulating under the Seditionaries label he designed with Vivienne Westwood in the Seventies.

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Jimmy Choo opened its largest store in Japan in Tokyo.


Jimmy Choo Opens Flagship in Ginza

Store is Brand’s Sixth in Japan.

clock July 29, 2008Amanda Kaiser


Mervyns Bankruptcy Filing Could Be Near

Cash infusion seen unlikely as high-end stores remain unsold.

clock July 29, 2008Vicki M. Young


Goody’s Files Disclosure Statement

Unsecured creditors of bankrupt retailer unlikely to collect much on claims.

clock July 29, 2008Vicki M. Young

Raf Simons

Designer and Luxury

Jil Sander Said for Sale

Is Jil Sander for sale again?

clock July 29, 2008Andrew Roberts

Lauren Hutton in a Mango ad.


MEMO PAD: Lauren Hutton Hits Mango

Vanity Fair is betting its September Style issue newsstand on the cross-Atlantic appeal of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, and with the cover line, “The New Jackie O?”

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Redcats USA Sells Misses’ Division

Redcats USA, a subsidiary of French holding company PPR SA, has completed the sale of its misses? division.

clock July 29, 2008Vicki M. Young


Kenneth Cole Picks New Marketing Chief

Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. has hired Kristen Dykstra as senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

clock July 29, 2008Whitney Beckett


Synova Capital in Deal for The Lunan Group

Synova Capital, a London-based private equity group, said it has invested in The Lunan Group, which owns the midrange handbag brands Fiorelli and Modalu.

clock July 29, 2008Nina Jones

Jeanologia's display of vintage jeans and their reproductions.


Denim Technology Reduces Environmental Impact of Washes

Companies involved in garment development, washing and finishing are welcoming the return to washed down vintage denim styling.

clock July 29, 2008Ross Tucker

A view of the Kingpins show.



The American Trucking Associations filed suit on Monday in California challenging the proposed ?concession plans? to the Clean Trucks Program.

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Items from TRESemm??.


Alberto-Culver Profits Dip 15.8%

Third-quarter profits at Alberto-Culver Co. were down 15.8 percent to $21.1 million.

clock July 29, 2008Matthew W. Evans

The brand will be expanding in North America.


Yes to Carrots Gets Funds for Growth

Yes to Carrots, the plucky, paraben-free personal care line, has attracted the karats needed to power its North American expansion.

clock July 29, 2008Molly Prior

J.C. Penney set up an Xersion shop at its store in Lewisville, Tex. prior to the official launch of the label.


Penney’s Launches Active Line

In time for the Olympics, J.C. Penney is pumping up its activewear department by launching Xersion on Aug. 8 at 600 of its 1,074 stores.

clock July 28, 2008David Moin


Arnault Named to Carrefour Board

Retailer Revises Board Structure.

clock July 29, 2008Robert Murphy


In Brief

Nine West Group and New Balance are launching a fashion-lifestyle footwear collection, called New Balance for Nine West.

clock July 29, 2008WWD Staff


Unilever to Sell Laundry Business

Unilever has inked an agreement to sell its North American laundry business.

clock July 29, 2008Brid Costello


Stocks Slide Amid Financial, Oil Concerns

Retail Shares got clipped Monday as Wall Street fell hard on renewed anxiety about the financial sector and oil supplies.

clock July 29, 2008Matthew Lynch


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