Accessories Falter as Economy Takes Its Toll

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The rules of the game have changed in accessories.

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IT Holding Downgraded on Loan Payment Deferral

Two credit ratings services react to company’s request to postpone payment.

clock December 23, 2008Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Taiwan Hopes for Luxury Lift

Country will benefit from direct flights from China.

clock December 24, 2008Glenn Smith

Bebe’s 2b store.


Bebe’s Tests Concept Store in California

Contemporary women’s fashion retailer is testing a lower-priced concept store, 2b, which targets younger customers.

clock December 24, 2008Joanna Ramey

Hermès in the Fashion Valley shopping center.


Hermès Launches First San Diego Store

The luxury brand Hermès sees San Diego area as fertile territory.

clock December 24, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Max Mara’s new retail space.

Designer and Luxury

MaxMara Moves on Up in Beverly Hills

Italian fashion house Max Mara launches 4,500-square-foot boutique on Rodeo Drive.

clock December 24, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Kate Moss in the new Fred campaign.


New First Lady’s Media Team… Fred Gets Moss…

Michelle Obama rolled out her communications team Tuesday.

clock December 24, 2008WWD Staff

Gretchen Monahan’s boutique at Copley Place in Boston.

Fashion Features

Star Power: Stylist Gretchen Monahan Builds Her Brand

Celebrity stylist Gretchen Monahan has three television gigs, three Grettacole salons, two G Spa day spas and a lot more going on.

clock December 24, 2008Katherine Bowers


More Layoffs, Cuts Likely for Claiborne

After two years of job and cost cuts, Claiborne still may have more cuts in 2009.

clock December 24, 2008Whitney Beckett

The stalled Downtown Crossing development.

Real Estate

New England Retailing Falling With Economy

New England, a traditionally resilient region for retailers, comes down to earth.

clock December 24, 2008Katherine Bowers


Heinemann Puts Name Behind Duty Free

Heinemann Duty Free is a new retail concept with special in-store activities.

clock December 24, 2008Susan Stone

Andaz West Hollywood hotel’s employee uniforms will be from the Vince and Velvet contemporary collections.

Fashion Scoops

‘Riot House’ Style Makeover… Armani Talks With Hermes… Shoe Pong…

The former Hyatt West Hollywood, a rock ’n’ roller favorite, has been renamed and made over as an Andaz Hotel property.

clock December 24, 2008WWD Staff

Human Resources

La Perla Reaches Pact to Save 250 Jobs

For La Perla workers, seventy percent of salaries will be paid by the government.

clock December 24, 2008Luisa Zargani

Liberty’s Regent Street store.


London Braces for Tough Times

From Covent Garden to its teeming stock exchanges, the 2,000-year-old city of London long has been one of the world’s most frenzied marketplaces.

clock December 24, 2008Nina Jones


Letter From London: The London Scene

Things to do and see around the swinging city.

clock December 24, 2008Nina Jones

Contemporary wraps, bags and skinny jeans bring style to East and West End alike.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Streets of London

Contemporary wraps, bags and skinny jeans bring style to East and West End alike.

clock December 24, 2008WWD Staff


Letter From London: Vital Stats

POPULATION (2007): 7.56 million

clock December 24, 2008WWD Staff

Charlotte Russe will be the lone retailer of People’s Liberation.


Shareholder Presses Charlotte Russe

B. Riley wants the retailer Charlotte Russe to pursue rejected KarpReilly bid.

clock December 24, 2008Alexandra Steigrad


Retail Stocks Retreat Tuesday

Declines in the country’s gross domestic product and housing sales compound the soft shopping season.

clock December 24, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Michael Beaudry in his Beverly Hills boutique.


Beaudry Opens First Flagship in Beverly Hills

Michael Beaudry hopes store willl be first of many.

clock December 24, 2008Rachel Brown

Bag from L.A.M.B.’s Music collection.


Accessories Falter as Economy Takes Its Toll

Normally stalwart holiday items miss their mark this season.

clock December 24, 2008Sophia Chabbott and Caroline Tell and Holly Haber and Beth Wilson and Rachel Brown and Anne Riley-Katz

A piece from Kimberly McDonald’s Ursus Maritimus collection.


McDonald Launches Jewelry Line to Help Polar Bears

Funds will go to save the habitats.

clock December 24, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Vera Wang


Pre-Fall Knits: The Cool Rush

Designers are cozying up to pre-fall with all sorts of stylish knits, from the clean and classic to the fringed and beribboned.

clock December 24, 2008WWD Staff

Greg Chait


Greg Chait: Crafts Track

The name of Greg Chait’s line of cashmere sweaters, The Elder Statesman, is a tribute to his older brother.

clock December 24, 2008Venessa Lau

Government and Trade

NRF Proposes National Sales Tax Holiday

The National Retail Federation urged President-elect Barack Obama to support three 10-day sales tax holidays to help stimulate the economy.

clock December 24, 2008Liza Casabona


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Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.


Industry Pays Tribute to Model Nick Kamen

clock May 6, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Social Studies

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