Seeking Bright Spots: Men’s, Outlets Do OK During Dismal Holiday

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Karstadt department store in Dortmund


Arcandor Profits Up, Despite Losses at Karstadt

The troubled Arcandor AG retail and travel group reported a 19.4 percent increase in adjusted group earnings.

clock December 15, 2008Melissa Drier

Tatiana Sorokko


Bulgari Fetes Tatiana Sorokko

Bulgari threw San Francisco social Tatiana Sorokko a glam birthday party at its Post Street store Thursday night.

clock December 15, 2008WWD Staff

The New International Exhibition Center in Pudong, China.


Global Economic Woes Reflected at China Sourcing Fair

Chinese firms looks to domestic industry for growth.

clock December 16, 2008Lisa Movius

Women working at a lingerie factory in a Dominican Republic free trade zone.

Government and Trade

Dominican Manufacturing Declines in Post-Quota Era

The Dominican Republic loses ground to China and other Asian nations.

clock December 16, 2008John Zarocostas


Milan Unica May Accept Japanese Firms

Italian textile fair Milano Unica may open its doors to Japanese manufacturers next year.

clock December 16, 2008Emilie Marsh

François-Marie Banier photographed this recent Diane von Furstenberg ad.

Human Resources

Bettencourt Said in $1.36B Gift Flap

Liliane Bettencourt has reportedly given photographer François-Marie Banier gifts of some 1 billion euros.

clock December 16, 2008Jennifer Weil


Moody’s Downgrades Neiman’s

Moody’s Investors Service on Monday lowered Neiman Marcus Inc.’s rating outlook to negative from stable.

clock December 16, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Cavalli’s first club, a renovated 15th-century church in Florence.

Fashion Features

Roberto Cavalli Launches Club in Florence

Roberto Cavalli chose a 15th-century desecrated church in Florence as the location for his first club.

clock December 16, 2008Luisa Zargani


Frederick’s Posts $5.3M Loss in 1st Qtr.

Sales for Frederick’s of Hollywood in the quarter ended Oct. 25 grew 14.5 percent to $42.6 million

clock December 16, 2008Matthew Lynch

Mergers and Acquisitions

Adrenalina Drops PacSun Pursuit, for Now

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. calls bid by Adrenalina a distraction.

clock December 16, 2008Matthew Lynch

The ceo of 24 Seven, Celeste Gudas.

Business Features

Apparel Employees Ratchet Up Job Hunt

Job satisfaction has remained relatively steady in the apparel industry in the past year but that hasn’t stopped from testing the waters.

clock December 16, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Hilary Radley is a key resource at Lord & Taylor.

Ready To Wear

Outerwear Sales Holding Their Own

Tough climate accelerates need for promotions.

clock December 16, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg and Liza Casabona and Holly Haber

A look from Chocheng.

Designer and Luxury

Cho Cheng Gears Up for First Runway Show

Cho Cheng is moving at a pretty good clip for a designer who graduated from Parsons The New School for Design just two years ago.

clock December 16, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

A rendering of the new Project show at Mandalay Bay.

Ready To Wear

Project Refocuses at MAGIC

Advanstar Fashion Group is making some changes to its Project and MAGIC trade shows.

clock December 16, 2008Julee Kaplan

View of Limi Yamamoto’s Paris boutique.

Designer and Luxury

Limi Yamamoto: Beyond Tokyo

Limi Yamamoto plants first retail venture outside of her native Tokyo in Paris.

clock December 16, 2008Katya Foreman

Shoes from the Dr. Martens spring 2009 collection.

Fashion Features

Doc Marketing

It was just a year ago that Dr. Martens resurfaced on the fashion radar.

clock December 16, 2008Sarah Haight

Designer and Luxury

Issey Miyake Opens Paris Unit

Issey Miyake has opened a new Rue Royale boutique, uniting the men’s and women’s Issey Miyake, Haat and Cauliflower lines.

clock December 16, 2008Katya Foreman


Cuts at New York Mag… Scarlett’s Marriage Misquotes… Grows…

New York Magazine on Monday signaled that it isn’t immune to the recession.

clock December 16, 2008WWD Staff

Boating at the Hotel Carl Gustaf.


Jet-Set Resorts Offer Price Break

Thanks to the uncertain economy, even the most seasoned travelers have been tweaking their holiday itineraries.

clock December 16, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Gareth Pugh

Designer and Luxury

Pugh Among Paris Men’s Launches

Among a trio of surprises yielded by the Paris men’s fashion week schedule released Monday was this: Gareth Pugh is launching a men’s collection.

clock December 16, 2008Katya Foreman and Jean Scheidnes

Real Estate

Developers’ Woes Could Impact Retail

The real estate credit crunch continues.

clock December 16, 2008Evan Clark

Suits are performing well at Brooks Brothers this holiday season.

Fashion Features

Seeking Bright Spots: Men’s, Outlets Do OK During Dismal Holiday

Men’s wear is a surprising holiday performer — relatively speaking, at least.

clock December 16, 2008Jean E. Palmieri and David Moin and Holly Haber and Sharon Edelson

Major retailers suffer online outages on Cyber Monday.


Sites Crash as Shoppers Rush to Sales

A string of sites this season have seen glitches that have slowed purchases.

clock December 16, 2008Cate T. Corcoran and Holly Haber

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Grows Footprint

Despite the rocky economy, Gucci is continuing to expand in emerging markets while building its base in established ones.

clock December 16, 2008Luisa Zargani


International Textile Group Restructures Fabric Divisions

International Textile Group is restructuring its apparel fabric divisions to operate under one business group.

clock December 16, 2008Ross Tucker

Raymond Pettibon's towel.

Fashion Scoops

Targeting Towels… Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s Dress… Sundance Slims Down…

Target will unfurl Ed Ruscha and Julian Schnabel towels this summer.

clock December 16, 2008WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap

Daily Stock Wrap

clock December 16, 2008WWD Staff

Minnie Weisz


Rachel Weisz’s Sister Exhibits Photos in London

Photographer Minnie Weisz has made tumbledown houses and disused railway platforms her stomping grounds.

clock December 16, 2008Nina Jones


Today's Must Read

From Left: Valentina Sampaio, Juno Mitchell and Indya Moore


Transgender representation in the modeling world: Times are changing.

clock October 30, 2020Luis Campuzano

Social Studies

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