A Sigh of Relief

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Overview

Retailers breathed just a bit easier after Black Friday traffic and sales exceeded their fearfully modest expectations.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Stuart Weitzman

Fashion Trends

Spring 2009 Accessories: Let it Shine

This spring, shimmer and iridescence give bags, shoes and baubles a little kick.

clock November 24, 2008Shoshanna Fischhoff

Jourdan Dunn

Parties

Bartley, Bailey Win British Fashion Awards

Event also honors milliner Stephen Jones, Jimmy Choo and Matthew Williamson.

clock November 26, 2008Nina Jones

Financial

Tiffany, Dillard’s Cut ’09 Expansion Plans

The weakening economy clamps down on companies across the industry spectrum during the third quarter.

clock November 26, 2008Alexandra Steigrad and Matthew Lynch

Financial

Saks Gets Defensive as Slim Ups Stake

Saks Inc. took defensive measures against a single investor owning more than 20 percent of its stock.

clock November 26, 2008Evan Clark

Roland Mouret

Designer and Luxury

Mouret to Join Paris RTW With RM Label

London-based designer plans to speed deliveries, branch out into men’s wear.

clock November 27, 2008Nina Jones

Phililp Green

Mergers and Acquisitions

Philip Green Sells Moss Bros Stake

After saying he wouldn’t make a bid for men’s wear retailer Moss Bros, Sir Philip Green has offloaded his 28 percent stake in the chain.

clock November 28, 2008Nina Jones

Retail

U.K’s Woolworths Files for Administration

Woolworths, the 99-year-old U.K. retail chain that carries children’s clothing through to household goods, has filed for administration.

clock November 28, 2008Nina Jones

Rendering of  the Emporio Mall in New Delhi

Retail

Assessing the Impact of Mumbai Terror Attacks

In the wake of last week’s deadly terror attacks on Mumbai, malls were deserted while executives downplayed the impact of the events.

clock November 28, 2008N. Vasuki Rao

Roberto Cavalli

Designer and Luxury

Cavalli Cleared in Tax Case

After years of drawn-out legal debates and media scrutiny, Roberto Cavalli has been fully cleared of a tax evasion.

clock November 28, 2008Luisa Zargani

Financial

French Connection Sales Rise, But Firm Lowers Expectations

British retailer French Connection saw an uptick in its U.K. and European retail sales, but the company is taking a cautious view of the coming months.

clock December 1, 2008Nina Jones

Ohne Titel's nylon tricot, cotton and Swarovski crystal leggings. Velour's blazer, Geren Ford's dress and Max Azria's shoes.

Fashion Trends

Step It Up: Spring 2009 Legwear

From zip-up leather pieces to complicated sheer confections, edgy legwear designs popped up all over the designer market for spring.

clock December 1, 2008Court Williams

Tag Heuer will sell watches through its retailers’ Web sites.

Accessory Trends

Watchmakers, Jewelers Join Rush to Web

DeBeers, Bulgari and Boucheron are among the firms.

clock December 1, 2008Sophia Chabbott

A silk chiffon robe, cami and briefs from Lisa's Folly Luxe.

Intimates

Lingerie Now: Animal Magnetism

Lingerie designers are going wild with zebra, snake and cat prints for day or night.

clock December 1, 2008Bobbi Queen

The home and basic comfortwear items are top-selling ideas for Jockey.

Intimates

Lingerie Execs Expect Practicality to Prevail

The good news is the demand for basic necessities–underwear, socks and t-shirts–isn’t expected to wane.

clock December 1, 2008Karyn Monget

Frederick's of Hollywood’s Xtreme Plunge Bra.

Intimates

Examining the Consumer Psyche

Impact of financial crisis on buying appetites.

clock December 1, 2008Karyn Monget

Prince Youssopof

Fashion Features

Lagerfeld’s Silent Film Homage to Coco Chanel

Ten-minute work to be screened this week in Paris.

clock December 1, 2008Miles Socha and Ellen Groves

Essence's special Obama issue cover.

Media

Memo Pad: Baz Comes to New York… Vogue, the Movie…

Director Baz Luhrmann worked on his epic film, “Australia,” to the last minute, but he didn’t display too many frayed nerves at the movie’s premiere last week.

clock December 1, 2008WWD Staff

A rendering of Jacques Garcia’s interior design for the new NoMad Hotel.

Fashion Scoops

Dreams for NoMad Hotel… In the Bag?… Art Opening at Dior…

French designer Jacques Garcia has decorated hotels in Paris… Could Akris, the Swiss maker of luxury clothing, be mulling an eventual foray into accessories?

clock December 1, 2008WWD Staff

The mackintosh and leggings.

Designer and Luxury

Vuitton Brings Back Sprouse

Vuitton honors Sprouse with a new tribute collection.

clock December 1, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Fragrance

Cosmetix West Launches Own Brand

Cosmetix West Inc., is unveiling its own personal care and home fragrance brand, Infusion Organique.

clock December 1, 2008Rachel Brown

Human Resources

Lukoff Tapped as Stella McCartney CEO

Stella McCartney has picked former Lanvin executive Frederick Lukoff to succeed Marco Bizzarri.

clock December 1, 2008Miles Socha

Shoppers were sold on deep discounts at Saks.

Retail

Black Friday Traffic Strong, at Margins’ Expense

Sales trends hold up as retailers pull out the stops on promotions.

clock December 1, 2008David Moin and Holly Haber and Sharon Edelson and Cate T. Corcoran and Jean E. Palmieri and Beth Wilson and Edmund J. Lee and Anne Riley-Katz

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

“The Future Streets” installation in the Meatpacking District.

Business

New York City Stores to Get More Outdoor Space to Welcome Shoppers

clock 2hRosemary Feitelberg

Social Studies

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