Eva’s Seduction: Calvin Klein Stirs Controversy With Mendes Ads

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Calvin Klein is once again pushing the edge advertising-wise, this time with steamy TV ads featuring Eva Mendes.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Government and Trade

Discounters Add Jobs; Textile, Apparel Employment Slides

Still benefiting from the residual effects of tax rebate checks, discounters and specialty stores continued to add jobs in July, the Labor Department reported.

clock August 1, 2008Liza Casabona


Bulgari Narrows Guidance; Second Quarter Profits Fall 8.8 Percent

Italy’s Bulgari SpA reined in its full-year guidance to the lower end of estimates, hurt by a drop in watch sales and a slowdown in the Americas and Italy.

clock August 1, 2008Andrew Roberts

The battle against organized retail crime is being taken up on Capitol Hill.


Cracking Down on Sales of Stolen Goods

Retailers push for tighter controls.

clock August 4, 2008Kristi Ellis

Human Resources

Charlotte Russe’s Mogil Adds to Duties

Len Mogil, the interim chief executive officer and board member of Charlotte Russe Inc., added interim chief financial officer to his titles Friday.

clock August 4, 2008Evan Clark

Discounters, like Wal-Mart seen here, added jobs in July.

Government and Trade

Discounters, Specialty Stores Boost Jobs in July

Discounters and specialty stores added jobs in July in contrast with overall retail trends as the U.S. unemployment rate reached a four-year high.

clock August 4, 2008Liza Casabona


Legal Briefs

Perry Ellis, Rolex and Chanel involved in court decision.

clock August 4, 2008WWD Staff

Targeting teens has helped Buckle weather the economic storm.


Back-to-School Poses Stiff 3rd-Qtr. Challenge

Shoppers are out earlier, but the quest is for bargains.

clock August 4, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

A style from Aquascutum?s Vintage line.

Fashion Features

Aquascutum Expands in U.S.

Aquascutum, the 157-year-old British brand, is spreading its wings in the U.S. for fall.

clock August 4, 2008Nina Jones

Marketing and Promotion

Major Mideast Push for Neal’s Yard

Neal’s Yard Remedies has inked a licensing agreement with Kamal Osman Jamjoom Est, a United Arab Emirates-based retail and manufacturing group.

clock August 4, 2008Brid Costello


OFI Buys Majority Stake in Dessange

OFI Private Equity Capital has acquired 65 percent of hair care and beauty salon concern Dessange International for approximately 80 million euros.

clock August 4, 2008Jennifer Weil

The Cure day facial cream from Natura Biss?.

Skin Care

Natura Bisse Has a ‘Cure’

With the launch of The Cure day facial cream in August, Natura Bisse is maneuvering to capture a broader customer base.

clock August 4, 2008Holly Haber


Clarins Tender Offer OK’d by AMF

The Autorite des Marches Financiers, France’s stock market regulator, gave the green light Friday to Financiere FC’s tender offer on Groupe Clarins.

clock August 4, 2008Jennifer Weil

Michelle Williams in the fall Boy by Band of Outsiders look book.


First Look… The Blending Begins… Posh Night

Most fashion brands must hire models for their look books, but not Band of Outsiders? Scott Sternberg.

clock August 4, 2008WWD Staff

Eva Mendes in the Calvin Klein Secret Obsession ad.

Marketing and Promotion

Calvin Klein’s Latest Controversy

TV ad proves too much.

clock August 4, 2008Julie Naughton and Amy Wicks

Designer and Luxury

Betsey Johnson Meets Her Fans

Designer Celebrates Anniversary.

clock August 4, 2008Jessica Iredale

Angry slogans at Emporio Armani.

Fashion Scoops

Hairy Concerns… Andy Diane… Jewelry Night…

Giorgio Armani?s decision to dress bullfighter Cayetano Rivera Ordonez for the September corrida in Malaga wasn?t welcomed by the 100% Animalisti organization.

clock August 4, 2008WWD Staff

A rendering of the future High Line landscape.


Calvin Klein Plans 40th Anniversary Party

Celebration Planned at the High Line.

clock August 4, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Sexy Panties and Naughty Knickers? silk slip worn over Cass? nylon and spandex tank and shorts.


The Silk Road

It’s a smooth route to spring with nightgowns and slips sensually shaped in satin.

clock August 4, 2008WWD Staff

A spring style from Sandwich.


Foreign Retailers Flock to U.S.

Sandwich is the latest to open a store stateside.

clock August 4, 2008Sharon Edelson

Jessica Simpson

Hats, Gloves and More

Camuto Inks Jessica Simpson Licensing Pacts

The Camuto Group has signed two more licensing agreements for the Jessica Simpson Collection, adding scarves, hats and hosiery.

clock August 4, 2008Caroline Tell

A rainbow-colored Carol Malony set for spring.


Russell-Newman Buys Carol Malony

Russell-Newman Inc. has purchased the Los Angeles-based Carol Malony brand of upscale designer intimates, its third acquisition since March.

clock August 4, 2008Karyn Monget

A Bill Blass New York look.

Designer and Luxury

Bill Blass New York Adds Luxe Segment

28-piece Capsule Collection Added For Fall.

clock August 4, 2008Whitney Beckett

Rosy?s chiffon, nylon and spandex set.


Rosy Breaks into U.S. Market

The French foundations brand Rosy is entering the U.S. market.

clock August 4, 2008Karyn Monget

Emporio Armani's allover logoed bra and bikini.


Donna and Giorgio Get Intimate

Two major players will be making a grand entrance into the designer lingerie field for spring.

clock August 4, 2008Karyn Monget

Carlos Santana


Carlos Santana Shoe Line Adds Bags

Unlikely fashion mogul Carlos Santana is bringing a shot of rock ‘n’ roll to the handbag market.

clock August 4, 2008Sarah Haight

Tanishq?s new store


Tanishq Opens Near Chicago

Indian jewelry firm Tanishq began its U.S. expansion this month, unveiling its first American store in the Chicago suburbs.

clock August 4, 2008Beth Wilson

A sketch of the limited edition Chopard and Alberta Ferretti watch.



Designer Alberta Ferretti and Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, Chopard?s co-president and creative director, have joined forces again.

clock August 4, 2008WWD Staff



Gurhan’s Ads Get Midas Touch

Gurhan is the latest designer to move behind the camera by beginning to shoot his company’s advertising campaigns.

clock August 4, 2008Sophia Chabbott

A Valentino watch from Timex Group?s luxury division.

Marketing and Promotion

Timex Aims for $1B Mark

Watch firm aim to expand products, markets.

clock August 4, 2008Caroline Tell

David Yurman


David Yurman’s Vision


clock August 4, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Michael Kors

Accessory Trends

Rainbow Connection

For the color lover in everyone, resort accessories are packed with bright hues from both ends of the spectrum.

clock August 4, 2008Roxanne Robinson

A Lavender Label resort look.


Vera Wang Lavender Label to Launch Shoes

Firm Signs Three-Year License.

clock August 4, 2008Caroline Tell

Giuseppe Zanotti's patent leather peep-toe.


Surreal Things

Accessories designers are going way out with colorful patterns and quirky motifs in a whimsical approach to resort.

clock August 4, 2008Roxanne Robinson

Maya Jewels


Designer Jewelry Hit by Downturn

Retailers See Soft Sales.

clock August 4, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Katherine Waterston


Heads Up

Straw Hats Keep the Crowd Cool.

clock August 4, 2008WWD Staff

A watch from AX Armani Exchange.

Accessory Trends

A|X Launches Watches

To further boost its lifestyle appeal, A|X Armani Exchange has launched a watch line for women and men.

clock August 4, 2008WWD Staff

Dante Sabatino


Fashion’s Favorite Psychic

Dante Sabatino reads the cards.

clock August 4, 2008WWD Staff


Jolt to Joel?

Joel Robuchon Cuts Lunch.

clock August 4, 2008WWD Staff


Madden Earnings Drop on Q2 Sales Rise

Company inks Fabulosity license with Kimora Lee Simmons.

clock August 6, 2008Matthew Lynch


Phillip Bloch Partners with Emma & Posh

Collaborative line launches for spring.

clock August 4, 2008Whitney Beckett


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