Hopes for the Holidays: Macy’s in $44M Loss, Banks on 4th Quarter

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In a high-stakes gamble, Macy’s Inc. has doubled down for the fourth quarter. Unlike many retailers, the department store affirmed its expectations for the full year even as it reported a loss of $44 million.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Betsey Johnson

Fashion Trends

Spring 2009: Lucky Stripe

Line up. For spring, designers are flooding the market with all manner of stripes, from nautical to punk.

clock November 10, 2008Court Williams

Macy’s Herald Square has National Historic Landmark status.


Macy’s in $44M Loss, Banks on 4th Quarter

Sales slide 7 percent in quarter to $5.49 billion.

clock November 12, 2008Evan Clark

Glow Job moisturizing lotion.

Skin Care

Soap & Glory Rolls Out Skin Care Product Line

Soap & Glory, the irreverent bath-and-body line known for its pun-laden product names, including Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss, is aiming to smooth out wrinkles.

clock November 13, 2008Brid Costello


Fashion Trends

The List: The Teen BeatTop 5 Preferred Apparel Brands

Top apparel brands most preferred by female teenagers.

clock November 13, 2008Cecily Hall


Fashion Trends

The List: The Teen BeatTop 5 Preferred Footwear Brands

Top footwear brands most preferred by female teenagers.

clock November 13, 2008Cecily Hall

Filene's Basement


Financing Woes Halt $700M Boston Project

Wall Street’s implosion has blown a hole in the One Franklin Project, with development plans for retail space and condos in the heart of the city.

clock November 13, 2008Katherine Bowers


Fung Capital Buys Hardy Amies… Green Takes Moss Bros. Stake…

Fung Capital, the private investment vehicle of Victor and William Fung, has acquired the struggling London fashion house Hardy Amies for an undisclosed sum.

clock November 13, 2008WWD Staff

The cream and yellow Ho Chi Minh City Hall was finished in 1908 and dates to the French colonial era.

Government and Trade

Letter From Ho Chi Minh City: Development and Growth in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam has become an Asian powerhouse with booming garment and footwear industries.

clock November 13, 2008Andre Vltchek

A skyline view from the pool at the Sofitel Plaza Hotel.


Ho Chi Minh City Scene

What to do and where to eat in Ho Chi Minh City.

clock November 13, 2008Andre Vltchek

Government and Trade

Letter From Ho Chi Minh City: Vital Stats

Economic, government, and trade information about the Vietnamese city.

clock November 13, 2008WWD Staff


Karp Investment Group Bids for Charlotte Russe

Offer by former principal and affiliates, KarpReilly Capital Partners and H.I.G. Capital, values firm at nearly $200 million.

clock November 13, 2008Vicki M. Young


Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock November 13, 2008WWD Staff

The two-story store opened in October.


Urban Outfitters Opens in Hamburg

Specialty retailer Urban Outfitters continues European expansion.

clock November 13, 2008Melissa Drier


Elkann Joins Effort to Launch Denim Fair in Genoa

Fiat heir in partnership with the city to create Blue de Genes.

clock November 13, 2008Luisa Zargani

Galeries Lafayette’s VO space will close in February.


Galeries Lafayette to Close Streetwear Concept

Youth-oriented Version Originale at Galeries Lafayette to end in February.

clock November 13, 2008Ellen Groves

An image from Grass, launching in department stores in February.


Larry Hansel Launches Grass

New junior line Grass hits all the trends.

clock November 13, 2008Julee Kaplan

A look from Anlo’s new silk collection.


Anlo Expands Into Tops and Dresses

Denim marketer branches out for spring.

clock November 13, 2008Julee Kaplan

Trove’s organic cotton top worn over Jack by BB Dakota’s cotton and spandex dress. Erickson Beamon bracelet.

Fashion Trends

Spring ’09 Juniors Apparel: High Tide

Beach style for juniors is growing up with painterly prints and muted shades.

clock November 13, 2008Leila Baboi

Donna Karan

Fashion Scoops

Donna’s Dream Ticket… Sienna Loves Monopoly… En Francaise…

Donna Karan would like to be part of the Obama transition team, apparel division.

clock November 13, 2008WWD Staff

One of Graff's rarefied diamond jewels.


Graff Opens Madison Flagship

Amidst the economic doldrums, Graff is out to generate a little excitement.

clock November 13, 2008Sophia Chabbott

David Foster


On the Radio: Interview With David Foster

Aside from a publicist and stylist, perhaps no one is more essential to the success of a pop star than the Grammy-winning songwriter they choose as a producer.

clock November 13, 2008Jacob Bernstein

Becki Newton at the premiere of the latest James Bond flick, “Quantum of Solace”.


Bonding Session

The anticipation was palpable at the premiere of the latest James Bond flick, “Quantum of Solace,” which was screened Tuesday night at the AMC Lincoln Square.

clock November 13, 2008WWD Staff

Caroline Cummings


Home Work: Caroline Cummings’ New Furniture Line

Caroline Cummings is sipping a cup of coffee and tapping away on her BlackBerry at Barmarche, which over the past year has become her makeshift office.

clock November 13, 2008Brittany Adams

Designer and Luxury

Marc Jacobs Changes Japanese Strategy

Designer enters joint venture with Sumitomo.

clock November 13, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Diego Della Valle


Tod’s Profits Rise

It would appear luxury consumers don’t compromise on shoes. Tod’s SpA on Wednesday reported a 13.1 percent gain in operating profits.

clock November 13, 2008Andrew Roberts



Vuitton’s Material Girl… DVF’s Party… The Homecoming…

Will Madonna be the new face of Louis Vuitton? Sources close to the brand said Steven Meisel shot the pop icon for the spring ad campaign.

clock November 13, 2008WWD Staff


LVMH Stresses China Growth

Firm LVMH responds to share price fall.

clock November 13, 2008Robert Murphy


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Stephane Rolland Couture Fall 2020


Stéphane Rolland to Launch Ready-to-Wear Fashion Line

clock 8hMimosa Spencer

Social Studies

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