Down, Down, Down: Deflation Fears Climb As Apparel Prices Slide

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Linda Evangelista and Ron Arad


Ron Arad Fetes Solo Exhibition in Paris

Artists across numerous spheres attended the opening of Tel-Aviv-born designer Ron Arad’s solo exhibition at the Pompidou center Tuesday night.

clock November 19, 2008Ellen Groves

Apparel prices fell 2.2 percent in October.


Deflation Fears Climb as Apparel Prices Slide

Largest October drop on record.

clock November 19, 2008Liza Casabona and Evan Clark


Allegra Hicks in Administration

Chief executive says the company has gone into administration, the U.K. equivalent of Chapter 11.

clock November 19, 2008Samantha Conti

The 69th Regiment Armory.

Designer and Luxury

Marc Jacobs Pays $1M Fine

Firm settles case involving New York Armory.

clock November 19, 2008Elizabeth Morrow and Erin Dennin

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez.


RXArt Parties at Milk Gallery

The annual party honored Jeff Koons who is doing an installation for RxArt in Chicago to be completed next year.

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Warnaco to Cut 7 Percent of Corporate Staff

Firm to trim capital expenditure by 20 percent.

clock November 19, 2008Whitney Beckett



Breaking News

Top newspaper Web sites ranked by unique visitors for the month of October.

clock November 20, 2008Cecily Hall


Ackman Refines Target REIT Plan

Investor proposes partial IPO of retailer’s real estate holdings.

clock November 20, 2008Matthew Lynch

Alternative Orange Label’s polyester, cotton and rayon knit version over Alice McCall’s cotton, nylon and Modal skirt. Gestuz clutch; Alexander Wang sandals.

Fashion Trends

Spring ’09 Apparel Trend: No Sweat

Forget the gym. Designers are using sweatshirt material for everything from studded skirts to a cutaway frock coat.

clock November 20, 2008Kim Friday

Members Only's Ripper skinny jeans.


Members Only to Launch Denim Line

In the Eighties, the Members Only tag line read, “When you put it on, something happens.” Now, that something comes in the form of a jeans line.

clock November 20, 2008Julee Kaplan

Inside Douglas in Berlin.


Douglas Perfumeries Opens Berlin Flagship

Douglas Perfumeries just opened a new flagship here that’s located on the Upper Eastside, that’s right, not the New York City neighborhood.

clock November 20, 2008WWD Staff

A.P.C. Bulter wornout series.

Designer and Luxury

Green Effort Spurs Apparel Recycling

Sweden’s latest retail innovation offers the old rather than the new: a Filippa K store selling only its own secondhand clothing.

clock November 20, 2008Ellen Groves

Designer and Luxury

Façonnable Taps Green for North American Post

Former St. John executive Bob Green has been named president of North American operations for Façonnable.

clock November 20, 2008Lisa Lockwood


Target in Deal With Loomstate to Launch Eco-Friendly Line

CFDA award-winning designer Rogan Gregory will create a stand-alone collection for Target based on Loomstate.

clock November 20, 2008Sharon Edelson

Dustin Lance Black


Q&A With Dustin Lance Black: Got Milk

Dustin Lance Black has written “Milk,” the much-buzzed-about biopic about gay rights activist Harvey Milk who was tragically murdered in 1978.

clock November 20, 2008Jacob Bernstein


Fashion Stocks Fall

Vendors, specialty stores like hit hardest.

clock November 20, 2008Evan Clark


Charlotte Russe Vetoes Bid

Charlotte Russe Holding Corp. has rejected the bid submitted last week by KarpReilly Capital Partners and H.I.G. Capital to acquire the specialty retailer.

clock November 20, 2008WWD Staff


Limited Net Falls 65.7 Percent in Quarter

Firm beats expectations despite sales drop.

clock November 20, 2008Matthew Lynch


Ross Stores Third-Quarter Profits, Sales Rise

Ross Stores Inc. turned its off-price business model into a third-quarter success story.

clock November 20, 2008Evan Clark


Hot Topic Logs Strong Third Quarter

Hot Topic went against the grain with higher third-quarter sales and earnings.

clock November 20, 2008Alexandra Steigrad


Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock November 20, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Ballantyne Taps New CEO

Ballantyne has tapped Giuseppe Rossi as chief executive officer and general manager.

clock November 20, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Inside Via Spiga in SoHo.


Via Spiga Launches First Store in SoHo

Via Spiga has returned to retailing with a SoHo store marked by a light merchandising touch and an al fresco-style interior.

clock November 20, 2008David Moin

Joe Zee with Robbie Myers, Elle editor in chief.


J.C. Penney’s CEO Honored for Support of Diversity

Legal Momentum advocacy group cites Penney’s CEO “Mike” Ullman.

clock November 20, 2008David Moin


Memo Pad: Project Runway Roadblock… GQ’s Handsome Party…

Everyone seems to have an objection in the “Project Runway” lawsuit marathon.

clock November 20, 2008WWD Staff

Karl Lagerfeld and the Chanel coin.

Fashion Scoops

Lagerfeld at the Mint… Prada Links In… Eileen Fisher Honors Women…

“There might be less of it, but money can still be beautiful,” Karl Lagerfeld said at the Monnaie de Paris after minting the first coin he’s designed.

clock November 20, 2008WWD Staff

Old Glory

Government and Trade

Unveiling the Star Spangled Banner

It doesn’t get any more American than the Star Spangled Banner and Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.

clock November 20, 2008Kristi Ellis


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