A Reversal of Roles: American Apparel Brings Ts to China

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American Apparel's ambitions to buck the conventional wisdom of fashion retailing are now poised for export, to China.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Ross Stores Earnings Climb

Off price retailer sees strong growth and boosts expectations for the year.

clock August 20, 2008Evan Clark

Whole Foods Market


Green Giants

Top twelve eco-friendly brands favored by Gen Y.

clock August 21, 2008Cecily Hall

Out of Town News in Harvard Square.

Business Features

Letter From Cambridge

Cambridge, Mass., sits just across the Charles River from Boston, yet this city of about 100,000 people has a rhythm unlike its neighbor’s urban churn.

clock August 21, 2008Katherine Bowers

Judy deMont, owner of Marimekko in Huron Village.


Eating and Shopping in Cambridge

With shoppers from around the world, Harvard Square offers a potpourri of noteworthy spots to eat and shop.

clock August 21, 2008Katherine Bowers

Business Features

Cambridge Vital Statistics


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A Cynthia Steffe look.


Caution Rules at FashionCenterDallas

Retailers wary because of economy.

clock August 21, 2008Holly Haber


Retailers Upbeat at Prom Show at Dallas Market Center

Quincinera Ballgowns a Growing Business.

clock August 21, 2008Holly Haber


Retail Shares Mixed

Wall Street sees an up-and-down day.

clock August 21, 2008WWD Staff


In Brief

Adidas Rating Cut…Shanghai Tang in Vegas

clock August 21, 2008WWD Staff


Hot Topic Lowers Guidance

Narrows Losses in Second Quarter.

clock August 21, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

Len Miller, Noah Stern, Glen Eisenberg and Ayal Twik.


New Life for French Dressing Jeans

French Dressing Jeans is getting a second chance at life.

clock August 21, 2008Brian Dunn

The label's first international store at the IFC mall in Hong Kong opened on July 3.

Ready To Wear

Seven For All Mankind Makes Asian Push

Seven For All Mankind is stepping up its expansion efforts in Asia.

clock August 21, 2008Ross Tucker

A new American Apparel unit in China.


American Apparel Hits China

After long delays, U.S. brand to open first store.

clock August 21, 2008Lisa Movius

Gregory Polcer

Human Resources

Lauder Taps Supply Chain Executive

Gregory Polcer will oversee Lauder’s “end-to-end supply chain,” the firm said.

clock August 21, 2008Pete Born

Bobbi Brown

Color Cosmetics

Bobbi Brown Serving in Democratic Delegation

Makeup artist, New Jersey resident and longtime democrat headed to Denver.

clock August 21, 2008Julie Naughton

Staerk's Mulberry Street shop.

Fashion Features

Staerk Passage

The first thing that strikes you when you walk into Camilla Staerk’s new downtown store is a framed image by artist Hans Henrik Lerfeldt.

clock August 21, 2008Venessa Lau

The Plaza shop Vertu


Retailing at the Plaza

Landmark sites attracts an eclectic mix.

clock August 21, 2008Sharon Edelson

Eryn Brinie's SoHo store.

Fashion Features

Character Studies

When Eryn Brinie opens its doors on Broadway in SoHo today, shoppers might wonder about the name behind the store.

clock August 21, 2008Jessica Iredale

Jane Birkin

Fashion Features

Lutz & Patmos Taps Jane Birkin as Guest Designer

British actress has been the brand’s muse.

clock August 21, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

A DKNY-colored City Harvest truck.

Fashion Scoops

On the Road… Tokyo Calling… Posen’s End Note…

DKNY’s food fest… Valentino’s latest exhibit… Tokyo runways alive and kicking… Zac’s end note

clock August 21, 2008WWD Staff

Government and Trade

AFL-CIO Attacks McCain’s Pro-Trade Record

The AFL-CIO sent mailers to 50,000 union swing voters attacking John McCain, tying job losses in the hard-hit industrial states to “unfair trade” with China.

clock August 21, 2008Kristi Ellis

Carlos M. Gutierrez

Government and Trade

Forum Urges Hemispheric Solution to Trade

Conference on competitiveness says Americas should stick together.

clock August 21, 2008Georgia Lee

Kent Brownridge


Alpha Media Man Down… Hachette’s Home Closes…

Kent Brownridge steps down… No longer Home…

clock August 21, 2008WWD Staff

A look by Antik Batik.

Fashion Features

Antik Batik Gets New Investors

Plans to increase retail expansion.

clock August 21, 2008Natasha Montrose


Limited Posts Second Quarter Results

Full Year Guidance Raised on Second Quarter Performance.

clock August 21, 2008Matthew Lynch

Calvin Klein remains a key growth driver for PVH.


Phillips-Van Heusen Posts Second Quarter Results

Second quarter performance driven by Calvin Klein.

clock August 21, 2008Vicki M. Young

The "Save The Garment Center" T-Shirt.

Fashion Features

A T-Shirt to Save Garment Center

Sui and a group of designers highlight campaign.

clock August 21, 2008Marc Karimzadeh


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