A Holiday to Forget: Retailers Experience Aftershocks

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Returns, rummaging through racks and racks of discounted apparel and self-purchasing ruled the day at stores across America in the post-Christmas stretch of the holiday season.

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David Chu

Human Resources

David Chu Exiting Tumi

Executive creative director sought to reposition firm.

clock December 24, 2008Jean Scheidnes


Tracey Ross to Shut Iconic L.A. Boutique

Retailer succumbs to the economic downturn.

clock December 24, 2008Anne Riley-Katz


Takashimaya Cuts Full-Year Guidance

Japanese retailer cites weakening consumer demand.

clock December 26, 2008Koji Hirano

Some of the founders of Wowowow: Mary Wells, Peggy Noonan, Lesley Stahl, Liz Smith and Joni Evans.


Memo Pad: The Ladies Who Search

Though most of the media is retrenching under economic pressures, the Internet still remains a potential growth area…

clock December 29, 2008Stephanie D. Smith


American Apparel and Former Exec in Legal Battle

Ex-head of American Apparel’s European operations files suit.

clock December 29, 2008David Lipke

Kilian Hennessy


By Kilian to Launch 8th Scent, Expand Stateside Distribution

By Kilian is revving up plans to expand its business in the U.S.

clock December 29, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Allergan Wins Approval for Latisse

Allergan Inc. said Friday that it has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of its Latisse treatment.

clock December 29, 2008WWD Staff

A look from Maria Pinto’s collection that she showed during Fashion Focus.

Ready To Wear

City Organizers Weigh Future of Chicago’s Fashion Week

Chicago’s fledgling fashion week may be poised for a makeover.

clock December 29, 2008Beth Wilson

Fashion Scoops

Marquee Players Move to Rodeo Drive… Bettencourt’s New Profile…

Tom Ford, Judith Leiber and Italian yachting-themed label Paul & Shark are said to have signed deals on Rodeo Drive

clock December 29, 2008WWD Staff


Credit Crunch Slows M&A Activity

Merger and acquisition activity remained muted in November.

clock December 29, 2008Arnold J. Karr


Jones Cuts Credits Facility

Shares of Jones Apparel Group Inc. skyrocketed $1.73, or 44.5 percent, closing at $5.62 Friday.

clock December 29, 2008WWD Staff

Cartier’s limited edition Santos 100 Cartier Taj Mahal time piece.

Designer and Luxury

Jewelers Look to Cultivate Indian Market

Designer bags, belts and shoes have already caught on in India, but European jewelry is another story.

clock December 29, 2008Katya Foreman

A Bag from the Eco Ferragamo collection.

Designer and Luxury

Ferragamo Finds It’s Easy Being Green

Ferragamo has a green heart.

clock December 29, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Frette's Madison Avenue flagship store.


Homey Meets Luxe at Frette’s U.S. Flagship

Frette, the luxury lingerie, linen and home accessories brand, wants customers to lounge, linger and explore its newest venture.

clock December 29, 2008Karyn Monget

Only Hearts Helena Stuart with daughter and business partner Kaya Stuart.


Only Hearts’ 30-Year Work of Art

Only Hearts, a retail and design company created by Helena Stuart for the “shameless romantic,” is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

clock December 29, 2008Karyn Monget

Betsey Johnson hugs Isaac S. Gindi.


Intimate Notes: Getting Hugged

About 200 industry executives attended the 11th annual HUG Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria last month to honor designer Betsey Johnson and Isaac S. Gindi.

clock December 29, 2008WWD Staff

Sarah Jessica Parker in Balmain.


Trend on the Social Scene: Cutout Looks

But parties don’t pause for a frosty snap, leaving intrepid ladies with a dilemma…

clock December 29, 2008WWD Staff

Sirio Maccioni


Q&A: Le Cirque’s Sirio Maccioni

The restaurateur Sirio Maccioni speaks with WWD about his new documentary, “A Table in Heaven.”

clock December 29, 2008Emily Holt

Unlike many other malls nationwide losing tenants, Beverly Center in Los Angeles remains “close to capacity” according to owner Taubman Centers.


Power Shift: Retailers Push Landlords for Better Deals

Retailers may be faltering and closing stores, but in negotiations with developers they’re gaining ground.

clock December 29, 2008David Moin and Sharon Edelson

A fall 2008 Bill Blass look.

Business Features

NexCen Sells Bill Blass

NexCen Brands Inc. sold its Bill Blass licensing business to Peacock International Holdings for $10 million in cash.

clock December 29, 2008Vicki M. Young


Chanel to Cut 200 Jobs in France

Chanel will lay off 200 employees on Dec. 31, according to French press reports.

clock December 29, 2008Jennifer Weil

Macy’s 34th Street showcases its "Believe" letter-writing campaign to Santa.


A Holiday to Forget: Retailers Experience Aftershocks

After Christmas, returns, rummaging through racks and racks of discounted apparel and self-purchasing ruled the day.

clock December 29, 2008David Moin


Online Retailers See Traffic Easing

Although online shopping this holiday season was not a universal success, two clear winners were Amazon.com and Zappos.

clock December 29, 2008Cate T. Corcoran


Benetton Plans to Reopen Tehran Stores

Benetton stores were shut after demonstrators set one unit on fire.

clock January 8, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


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