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Marks & Spencer


M&S Chief Upbeat Despite Layoffs, Poor Sales

Britain’s largest clothing retailer tightens its operations.

clock January 7, 2009Samantha Conti and Nina Jones


Viyella in Administration

Women’s and men’s brand folds.

clock January 7, 2009Samantha Conti and Nina Jones


Eye Scoops

It seems that not only bankers are casualties of the current economy.

clock January 8, 2009WWD Staff

Francois Pralus


Cuckoo for Cocoa

Three revered French chocolatiers open high-end sweet shops in Paris.

clock January 8, 2009Chantal Goupil

Roger Deakins on the set of Doubt.


Lens Crafter: Roger Deakins on ‘Doubt’

Roger Deakins might be the most famous man working in film that you’ve never heard of.

clock January 8, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Look Spring 2009


No New York Look?… Nastia’s Twirl… Great Scots…

There definitely won’t be a spring issue of New York Look this year.

clock January 8, 2009WWD Staff

Inside a Reamir barbershop.


Barbershop Firm Expands in New York

As trendy barbershops have cropped up in New York, one firm, called Reamir & Co., has quietly built an infrastructure of numerous unassuming barbershops.

clock January 8, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Human Resources

New CFO at Coty

Michael Fishoff has left his post as Coty Inc.’s chief financial officer.

clock January 8, 2009Molly Prior

Skin Care

Good Skin in Tangle With U.K. Standards Authority

Good Skin Labs, which was created by the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.’s BeautyBank division, is involved in a wrangle over wrinkles.

clock January 8, 2009Brid Costello

Government and Trade

Senate Democrats Present Legislative Agenda

The economic stimulus package tops the list of legislative issues for Senate Democrats.

clock January 8, 2009Kristi Ellis

White House | Black Market inaugural sketch for Michelle Obama.


White House|Black Market Fetes Obama’s Inauguration

The retailer strengthens its association with the future First Lady.

clock January 8, 2009Whitney Beckett

Vallarta Palace, in Puerto Vallarta


The World on a Dime

The top 10 international travel destinations considered to provide the best value.

clock January 8, 2009Cecily Hall


Christopher & Banks Posts Q3 Loss

For Christopher & Banks Corp., costs from the closure of its Acorn brand pulled results below the break-even point.

clock January 8, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


SIL Group in Liquidation

SIL Group, the French lingerie firm that produced lines for Sonia Rykiel, Christian Lacroix, Cacharel, John Galliano and Kenzo, is in court-imposed liquidation.

clock January 8, 2009Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

Harmont & Blaine Sees Strong Growth

Italian men’s wear brand Harmont & Blaine SpA reports 20 percent rise in sales.

clock January 8, 2009Emilie Marsh


Retail Stocks Break Winning Streak Wednesday

Index falls 2.9 percent as job concerns mount.

clock January 8, 2009Evan Clark


Daily Stock Wrap: January 7, 2009

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock January 8, 2009WWD Staff

The Windy City skyline.


Letter From Chicago: Indie City

One of the holiday bestsellers at Chicago’s p.45, the pioneering specialty store on North Damen Avenue, wasn’t the latest ‘it’ bag or designer dress.

clock January 8, 2009Beth Wilson

Ready To Wear

Chicago: Stylemax Trade Show Calendar

Stylemax, the Midwest’s largest women’s apparel and accessories trade show, will take place Jan. 17 to 20 at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.

clock January 8, 2009WWD Staff

The braised pork at Publican.


Letter From Chicago: Scene

The Publican, a new gastropub concept from the masterminds behind acclaimed Chicago eateries Blackbird and Avec, has quickly become a Fulton Market hot spot.

clock January 8, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Letter From Chicago: Vital Stats

Facts and figures about Chicago.

clock January 8, 2009WWD Staff

A bestselling style from Daftbird at D&A.

Ready To Wear

D&A Plans for a Smarter Summer

Designers and Agents show has retailers make more conscious choices.

clock January 8, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Ali Ro did well with colorful pieces.

Ready To Wear

Stores Have Immediate Concerns at Intermezzo

After a tough holiday season, retailers had immediate business on their minds as they shopped the aisles of Intermezzo trade show in New York.

clock January 8, 2009Julee Kaplan

Denim Design Lab opened Miner49er in San Clemente’s historic Spanish-style village.


Denim Design Lab Strikes Vintage Retail Concept

Miner49er stores opens in San Clemente.

clock January 8, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

A look from Rich by Rich & Skinny.


Rich & Skinny Introduces Men’s

The premium denim line Rich & Skinny is soft launching in stores this month.

clock January 8, 2009David Lipke

Lulu’s zinc denim bar.


Miami’s Lulu Expands at Bal Hal Harbour

Elie Akiba’s denim-centric store Lulu has found a new home in Miami.

clock January 8, 2009Rebecca Kleinman

The new 42-cent stamp honoring the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Fashion Scoops

Stamp of Approval… Obedient Sons Closes… Timberlake at the Tents…

An 11-foot dancing lion will be among the performers on hand when the U.S. Postal Service unveils its 42-cent stamp honoring the Chinese Lunar New Year.

clock January 8, 2009WWD Staff

Urban Outfitters will open a store in the former Metro theater.


Urban Outfitters Inks Lease on Broadway

Urban Outfitters has signed a lease to open a 15,000-square-foot store on Broadway and West 99th Street in New York.

clock January 8, 2009Sharon Edelson


Iconix Forms Joint Venture With Falic Group

In addition to a new joint licensing venture in Latin America, Iconix said Target has renewed its license for the Mossimo brand.

clock January 8, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Lanvin’s Paris boutique.


Lanvin CEO Exits

Paul Deneve, chief executive officer at Lanvin, has exited the fast-growing fashion house, WWD has learned.

clock January 8, 2009Miles Socha


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