A Tough Half Ahead: Saks Losses Deepen As RTW Woes Persist

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Saks Inc. fell deeper into the red in the second quarter, hurt mostly by the sluggish economy, aspirational customers retrenching and an overall tepid response to ready-to-wear.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Saks Inc. Reports $31.7M Loss

Retailer goes deeper into red in quarter.

clock August 19, 2008David Moin

A look from Target's Go International private label collection.


Target Profits Drop 7.6 Percent

Target’s profits drop, but sales rise 5.8 percent in quarter.

clock August 19, 2008Sharon Edelson

Government and Trade

Women’s Apparel Prices Rise

Wholesale prices up in July.

clock August 19, 2008Liza Casabona

Graphic T's framed as art and LCD flat screens imparting RVL7's message of sustainability and fair trade hang on the mobile eco-shop's back wall.

Marketing and Promotion

Green Fashion to Go

Blink and you might think it was 40 years ago, when T-shirts flashing peace symbols, doves and the planet Earth were commonplace.

clock August 20, 2008Valerie Seckler

Michael Silverstein


Q&A: Michael Silverstein

Silverstein discusses a future where American women will earn more and thus, demand more.

clock August 20, 2008Valerie Seckler

The Prada store is across from Hermès.


San Francisco Hotspot: Maiden Lane Lures Luxury

Tory Burch was attracted by the ambience. Prada’s new flagship is there, and Gucci, Chanel and Hermès are among the neighbors.

clock August 20, 2008Joanna Ramey

Janet Jackson and Bruno Schiavi with a model in Pleasure Principle.


Janet Jackson Launches Lingerie

Line marks singer’s fashion debut.

clock August 20, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

The Uniqlo minidress for Tokyo Girls Collection.

Fashion Scoops

Stop ‘N Shop… Cheap and Chic… Coke Goes Green…

The retail vote….Uniqlo’s new mini….Coke goes green….Lush is bare…

clock August 20, 2008WWD Staff

The fate of Steve & Barry's could be determined today.


Steve & Barry’s Hearing Adjourned

No deal yet to settle bankrupt chain’s fate.

clock August 20, 2008Matthew Lynch

An Old Navy  fall look.


Economy Dampens Teacher B-T-S Spending

Teachers spend less and wait for sales.

clock August 20, 2008Whitney Beckett

Millard "Mickey" Drexler, J. Crew's chief executive officer on the cover of Fortune.


For the Record… Luxury’s New World… Extreme Makeover…

New York responds… Mickey Drexler’s cover turn… Glamour has a makeover…

clock August 20, 2008WWD Staff

Paul Starr

Human Resources

Makeup Artist Paul Starr Dead at 48

Paul Starr was found dead in his apartment in Los Angeles on Tuesday. He was thought to be 48.

clock August 19, 2008Julie Naughton

An ad for Calvin Klein white label sportswear for fall 2008.

Business Features

G-III Gets Calvin Klein Better Sportswear License

Outerwear and sportswear powerhouse widens its Calvin Klein offerings.

clock August 20, 2008Marc Karimzadeh and Whitney Beckett

Nude items for normal to combination skin.

Skin Care

Nude Expanding U.S. Presence

Brand employing multi-channel distribution strategy.

clock August 19, 2008Rachel Brown

Mergers and Acquisitions

In Brief

Bye-Bye Bob’s…

clock August 20, 2008WWD Staff

Dean Harris


Dean Harris Expands Offerings to Web and Target

Jewelry designer expands with ecommerce and mass line.

clock August 20, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Form's silk chiffon and silk georgette dress

Fashion Trends

The Drape of Things

For resort, bright colors and sportif touches add spark to soft shapes.

clock August 20, 2008Mayte Allende


Daily Stock Wrap

Wider second-quarter losses at Saks Inc., the attendant sell-off in the company’s shares and weakness at other retailers just added to market’s woes Tuesday.

clock August 20, 2008WWD Staff


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Sergio Rossi Pays Tribute to Namesake Founder

clock 14hLuisa Zargani

Social Studies