Money Spigot Stays Off: Credit Crunch to Impact Retailers Well Into 2009

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Even if Congress approves a $700 billion government bailout plan, the credit crunch is expected to roil on well into 2009, and more retailers and vendors will be pushed to the wall.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Stella McCartney


Stella McCartney Profits Swell

Profits at Stella McCartney Limited soared nearly six-fold to just over 1 million pounds, or $1.85 million.

clock October 1, 2008Samantha Conti

Milla Jovovich


Feting Bulgari

Actor Alain Delon was swarmed by paparazzi at the opening of Bulgari’s Paris store on the Avenue Georges V.

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New York, Fifth Avenue

Real Estate

Streets of Capital

Premier retail streets in North America ranked by their annual rents per square foot.

clock October 2, 2008Cecily Hall

Elizabeth Reaser

Fashion Features

Elizabeth Reaser: Star of ‘The Ex List’

CBS’ latest series starts Friday.

clock October 2, 2008Jenny Sundel

Interior designer Roxane Rodriguez who has worked on the patisserie and its new restaurant.


Sweet Dreams

“I just love to put on a T-shirt and overalls, and work with my fellow craftsmen,” says French interior designer Roxane Rodriguez over coffee at Laduree.

clock October 2, 2008Chantal Goupil

Shopping on Rodeo Drive.


Letter From L.A.: Pockets of Strength

Los Angeles is hardly immune to the economic meltdown, but the city, which boasts some of the most famous shopping destinations, still sees a few bright spots.

clock October 2, 2008Marcy Medina

Jeannine Braden and John Moore mix art and commerce at 15 Minutes.


Creative Concepts Popping Up at Retail

The philosophy of mixing art, commerce and instant fame is being tested in Santa Monica pop-up shop 15 Minutes, built across the hall from Fred Segal Flair.

clock October 2, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Milkmade features a medley of smaller, independent brands.


Letter From L.A.: Boutiques Sprout Despite Hard Times

Innovative stores are cropping up throughout Los Angeles like Milkmade, Peter Alexander and Shareen Vintage.

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Catherine Deneuve

Fashion Scoops

Deneuve in the Kitchen… Mary-Kate Olsen at Chez Regine

Catherine Deneuve used a break from filming ?La Cuisine? (?The Kitchen?) in the South of France to attend the Dries Van Noten show Wednesday.

clock October 2, 2008WWD Staff

From Vanity Fair’s exhibition, a photo of Gloria Swansoan by Edward Steichen.

Fashion Features

L.A. Scene: Dining and Diversions

Feel free to drop by Venokado, a 1920s-era trolly stop which doubles as a store, go chocoholic at Jin Patisserie, or eco-snack at Locali Conscious Convenience.

clock October 2, 2008Jeremy Allen

Sarah Palin holding up a buckeye necklace in Bexley, Ohio, Sept. 29. in New York, Sept. 24; in New York, Sept. 24; at the Irish Pub in Philadelphia, Sept. 26; in Blainn, Minn., Sept. 19.

Fashion Features

The Palin Doctrine

Those in the fashion industry are taking a clear stance on Palin?s style: No comment.

clock October 2, 2008Sarah Haight

Government and Trade

Letter from LA: Vital Stats

Travel, business, and trade facts about L.A.

clock October 2, 2008WWD Staff

Cindy McCain in Arlington, Va., Sept. 28.

Fashion Scoops

Ladies in Waiting

The presidential campaign carries on, and the candidates’ wives continue to make their fashion preferences known.

clock October 2, 2008Sarah Haight

Fraser Ross, owner, Kitson boutiques


Letter From L.A.: Retailers in a Cautious Mood

L.A. shopkeepers like Fraser Ross, the owner of Kitson, have their eye on “cheerful and cheap” items.

clock October 2, 2008Anne Riley-Katz


Adidas and Asics Launch Trademark Battles

Companies sue over varying stripe designs.

clock October 2, 2008Matthew Lynch

Peace, a scent from Sarah Horowitz Parfums.


Perfumer Sarah Horowitz Moves Mainstream

Perfumer Sarah Horowitz is boosting the specialty store distribution of her fragrance brand and moving into Anthropologie stores this week.

clock October 2, 2008Matthew W. Evans

They are wearing Los Angeles

Fashion Features

Letter From L.A.: Minimal Expression

Los Angeles is adopting a minimalist aesthetic with clean, simple dresses in solid colors.

clock October 2, 2008WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Thierry Jaugeas Tapped at Sephora France

Sephora has named Thierry Jaugeas managing director of Sephora France.

clock October 2, 2008Brid Costello


Shiseido Combines Subsidiaries

Shiseido Co. has merged its Shiseido Europe and Shiseido France subsidiaries.

clock October 2, 2008Brid Costello


Los Angeles Apparel Markets & Trade Shows Calendars

Dates and locations for markets and trade shows in Los Angeles.

clock October 2, 2008WWD Staff


Katie Grand’s New Gig… Bennack to Stay On?…

Katie Grand has left style-setting Pop magazine for pastures new… Frank A. Bennack Jr. could be back in the chief executive officer post for Hearst.

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Daily Stock Wrap

The days best and worst performers.

clock October 2, 2008WWD Staff


Credit Crunch to Impact Retailers Into 2009

Rising tide of credit problems expected despite bailout package.

clock October 2, 2008Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis and Arnold J. Karr

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Fashion Features

The Celebrity Clothing Game

Who’s in, who’s out and how they’re doing.

clock October 2, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg and Julee Kaplan

Shoes and bags at Roger Vivier.


Delights of Spring

It’s quite easy to feel like a kid in a candy store at Roger Vivier, even when the house is only showing a small collection of its newest offerings.

clock October 2, 2008WWD Staff

A shot from the ad campaign.


Jimmy Choo Opens Paris Store

Unit marks aggressive expansion plan.

clock October 2, 2008Samantha Conti

A Lanvin bag.


Lanvin Aims for $200M in Sales

Fashion house charts steady growth.

clock October 2, 2008Miles Socha


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