Michelle – What Should She Wear?

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Sears Holdings Reports Loss

Sears Holdings Corp. racked up $146 million in third-quarter losses, but plans to keep repurchasing shares and consider acquisitions.

clock December 2, 2008Evan Clark

Business Features

Stovall Joins Stein Mart as CEO

Former Belk executive David H. Stovall Jr. succeeds longtime director Linda Farthing.

clock December 2, 2008Evan Clark

Anna Wintour


Wintour Is In

Conde Nast firmly denies rumors she’s being replaced.

clock December 2, 2008Miles Socha and Stephanie D. Smith

Isaac Mizrahi sketch for Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama.

Designer and Luxury

Michelle Obama: What Should She Wear?

Renowned designers sketch their idea of the perfect inauguration attire for Michelle Obama.

clock December 1, 2008Bridget Foley and Bobbi Queen

The “doll revolution” look.


Pussycat Dolls Lingerie Comes to Bebe

The Pussycat Dolls have a hot new act — a lingerie line.

clock December 3, 2008David Moin


Forever 21 to Open Largest Store Yet at Times Square

Forever 21’s Times Square flagship will feature a larger selection of fashion basics and new product categories.

clock December 3, 2008Sharon Edelson

A visual for the new scents.


Sweet and Salty: Pucci Introducing Scent Trio

Emilio Pucci is putting its swirling stamp on the scents of sun, sea and sand.

clock December 3, 2008Brid Costello


Wal-Mart Announces Sustainability Partnership

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced a partnership Tuesday with leading sustainability suppliers to assist in the creation of green jobs in the U.S.

clock December 3, 2008Sharon Edelson

Images from Karl Lagerfeld’s calendar for Marie Claire Italy.


High Cal Karl… There Is One Departure… Holmes Confirmed…

Look out Pirelli. Karl Lagerfeld has been moonlighting as a calendar photographer….

clock December 3, 2008WWD Staff

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal emergency Monday.

Business Features

Industry Forecast Grim as California Crisis Worsens

The economic outlook for California retailers and manufacturers is taking a steep dive.

clock December 3, 2008WWD Staff


S&K Battles Declining Results And Tight Credit

Sources say S&K Famous Brands Inc. may liquidate.

clock December 3, 2008Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri and Brenner Thomas


Tiffany Looks to Reduce U.S. Head Count

Looking to offset declining sales and profits, luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. has offered “voluntary retirement incentives” to about 800 U.S. employees.

clock December 3, 2008Alexandra Steigrad


Retail Stocks End Rocky Session Up Tuesday

The Standard & Poor’s Retail Index ended the day at 247.45, up 9.11 points, or 3.8 percent.

clock December 3, 2008Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

A look from Claiborne by John Bartlett’s debut collection.

Ready To Wear

Claiborne Banking on Spring Relaunches

Liz Claiborne Inc. is hoping to generate some positive news this spring with the relaunches of four of its brands.

clock December 3, 2008Whitney Beckett

Jill Granoff and Kenneth Cole

Ready To Wear

New CEOs to Unveil Plans

In the midst of the economy’s collapse, 2008 welcomed in some new faces — or at least new to their companies — into chief executive officer suites.

clock December 3, 2008Whitney Beckett

Seventh Avenue may thin out in 2009.


Layoffs Loom on Seventh Avenue

Layoffs could be looming in Seventh Avenue back offices.

clock December 3, 2008Whitney Beckett

Views of the Paris Stella McCartney store in Palais Royal.

Designer and Luxury

A Dream Realized: McCartney Opens Stores in Tokyo and Paris

Stella McCartney has brand-new stores in Tokyo and Paris and the designer couldn’t be happier — or more incredulous.

clock December 3, 2008Amanda Kaiser and Miles Socha

Beyoncé Knowles

Fashion Scoops

Beyonce [Hearts] Thierry… Fendi, Florida Style… Tres Chair…

Thierry Mugler is diving… It’s unclear if anyone will be buying anything at Art Basel Miami Beach…

clock December 3, 2008WWD Staff

Business Features

Canali to Exit Florence Trade Show Pitti Uomo

After 13 years as a mainstay, Canali is leaving Pitti Uomo, the Florence-based trade show.

clock December 3, 2008Emilie Marsh


Daily Stock Wrap

Daily Stock Wrap

clock December 3, 2008WWD Staff

Best & Co. sketch for Sasha and Malia Obama.

Fashion Features

Inauguration ’09: And for the Girls…

Children’s wear designers imagined everything from chic little coats to grown-up gowns for Malia and Sasha Obama.

clock December 3, 2008WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Gucci and Genies


Gucci Expands Relationship With Genies

clock 10hJean E. Palmieri

Social Studies

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