Difficult Spring Ahead: Saks Plans Cutbacks After Loss of $42.8M

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Angela Ahrendts


Burberry Earnings Rise 13.1 Percent

Despite rise in first half, Burberry is bracing for a slowdown in second-half profits.

clock November 18, 2008Samantha Conti

Saks Fifth Avenue


Difficult Spring Ahead: Saks Plans Cutbacks

Retailer sees $42.8 million loss in quarter.

clock November 18, 2008David Moin and Arnold J. Karr

Urban Zen in West Hollywood.


Donna Karan Urban Zen Store Meets Hollywood

Donna Karan opens first West Coast version of new retail concept.

clock November 19, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Flames burn across a ridge in San Diego County.


California Fires Magnify Retailers’ Burdens

The blazes come during an already devastating year for California retailers.

clock November 19, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Camila Alves and Gene Montesano

Fashion Features

West Watch: Mobile Retail… Jonas Brothers’ Gig… Eshaya Again…

Under the brand name Limited Addition, Alternative is opening mobile stores that will carry its namesake lineup of casual clothing.

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A look by Fernando Claro.

Designer and Luxury

Spain’s Andalusia Promotes Fashion

Region out to boost profile.

clock November 19, 2008Barbara Barker


Marcolin Returns to Profit

Eyewear firm Marcolin sees growth in third quarter.

clock November 19, 2008Luisa Zargani

Lisa Perry’s SoHo store.

Designer and Luxury

Lisa Perry’s Mod, Mod World

Designer Lisa Perry opens first retail store.

clock November 19, 2008Sharon Edelson

The boutique’s facade.


Beyond 7, A Multi-Branded Designer Boutique, Opens on Eleventh Avenue

Showroom Seven is opening a freestanding boutique called Beyond 7.

clock November 19, 2008Marc Karimzadeh


Caribbean Joe CEO Steps Down

CJ Apparel Group chief executive officer Jeffry Levy is stepping down after helping to return the moderate Caribbean Joe brand to profitability.

clock November 19, 2008Whitney Beckett

A silk crepe dress by Outlaws of the Border. Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

Fashion Trends

Spring Apparel Looks: Pure and Simple

Plain has a sexy side. And for spring, designers deliver it in fluid shapes and shots of vibrant color.

clock November 19, 2008Mayte Allende

Cottage Living was considered a success when it launched and expanded its rate base from 500,000 in 2004 to 1 million in 2007. The magazine was named Startup of the Year by Adweek Magazine in 2005.


Memo Pad: Cottage Living Closes… Reichl Plays Hostess…

Time Inc. shutters four-year-old Cottage Living magazine.

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PacSun Reduces Third-Quarter Loss

Teen-apparel retailer Pacific Sunwear of California also cuts fourth-quarter guidance.

clock November 19, 2008Alexandra Steigrad


Safilo, IT Holding Downgraded

Credit ratings agencies downgraded Safilo and IT Holding on concerns the weakening market could undermine the companies’ abilities to service debt.

clock November 19, 2008Andrew Roberts


Prices of U.S.-Produced Goods Make Record Drop in October

Prices for all U.S.-produced goods fell a seasonally adjusted 2.8 percent in October, the largest monthly decline since records started being kept in 1947.

clock November 19, 2008Liza Casabona


Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

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Gucci’s Mark Lee and Daniella Vitale in Malawi.

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Celebrates UNICEF Partnership

Gucci kicks off worldwide campaign featuring pop singer Rihanna.

clock November 19, 2008Marc Karimzadeh and Alessandra Ilari


Castro-Wright Sees Wal-Mart Growth Potential in U.S.

Despite plans to scale back new stores, Wal-Mart’s president and ceo Eduardo Castro-Wright plans to tap into 15 “opportunity markets” in the U .S.

clock November 19, 2008Sharon Edelson

A look from Reiss.


British Label Reiss and Jigsaw Target U.S.

Luxury high street fashion labels Reiss and Jigsaw are expanding their brands outside the U.K.

clock November 19, 2008Nina Jones


Charles Jourdan Sale Fails

Charles Jourdan, the beleaguered French footwear brand that went into liquidation last December, is once again up for grabs.

clock November 19, 2008Katya Foreman

Chantal Thomass' doll, made entirely with Laduree pastry boxes, was displayed at the Mini Palais in Paris Monday night ahead of an auction benefiting UNICEF.

Fashion Scoops

Valley of the Dolls… President-Elect’s Suit… Happy Feet…

It was enough to drive any little girl mad: Nearly 90 dolls dressed by top designers were displayed at the Mini Palais ahead of an auction benefiting UNICEF.

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A view of Miu Miu’s third New York store.

Designer and Luxury

In the Funhouse: Miu Miu Opens on 57th Street

The opening of Miu Miu’s third store in New York today is a further testament to the brand’s ongoing growth and bullish retail expansion, despite the economy.

clock November 19, 2008Alessandra Ilari


PVH Net Retreats in 3Q, Guidance Trimmed

Calvin Klein licensing business shows resilience as firm beats estimates for quarter.

clock November 19, 2008Vicki M. Young

Digging in at Sweetiepie.


Tea for Two: Lauder Fetes Ralph Lauren Children’s Store

It was child’s play in the West Village when Aerin Lauder and Julie Janklow hosted a tea party at Sweetiepie to celebrate the new Ralph Lauren children’s store.

clock November 20, 2008WWD Staff


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Gucci and Genies


Gucci Expands Relationship With Genies

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Social Studies

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