Defending Their Corners: Drexler, Tansky Battle Over Future of Retailing

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Beiersdorf Products


Beiersdorf Logs 25 Percent Profit Growth in 2008

Beauty and consumer giant said Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie had double-digit gains in 2008.

clock January 13, 2009Susan Stone

Fashion Scoops

Designers Lament Cuts to Malpensa Airport

Direct flights to Milan’s Malpensa airport becoming are scarcer by the day.

clock January 13, 2009WWD Staff


U.K. Retailers See December Sales Drop

Tesco reported better-than-expected Christmas trading, but most U.K. retailers did not.

clock January 13, 2009Nina Jones


Liz Claiborne Cuts Outlook

Liz Claiborne Inc. slashed its bottom-line projections for the fourth quarter, but also extended its bank credit facility.

clock January 13, 2009Evan Clark

Gilbert Harrison, Gordon Segal, Mindy Grossman, Burt Tansky, Mickey Drexler, David Simon and Bill Susman.

Fashion Features

Retail CEOs Debate the Landscape

Drexler, Tansky differ on state of consumer.

clock January 13, 2009David Moin and Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri and Alexandra Steigrad

Government and Trade

Imports Continue to Fall

Apparel, textile shipments drop 10.5 percent.

clock January 13, 2009Liza Casabona

A printed Jana Wang dress for its spring debut at Moda.

Ready To Wear

At FAME Show, Price Helps Junior Brands

The troubled economy may create an opening for the trend-heavy, price-light junior market.

clock January 14, 2009Whitney Beckett

Empty storefronts on Rodeo Drive.


L.A. Specialty Boutiques Rocked by Shutdowns

An epidemic of closings and downsizing has hit high-profile specialty boutiques.

clock January 14, 2009Anne Riley-Katz


Retail Shares Dip 1 Percent Tuesday

The Standard & Poor’s Retail Index shed 2.73 points to 274.64 on Tuesday.

clock January 14, 2009Evan Clark

Hot cars are among the few things that could command full prices.

Marketing and Promotion

The Demise of Full Price

With few exceptions, consumers are re-evaluating the worth of goods.

clock January 14, 2009Valerie Seckler


Memo Pad: Media Stampede for Obama… Ad Pages Fall Hard in ’08…

For President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration, the media head count should exceed any previous attendance.

clock January 14, 2009WWD Staff

Diane von Furstenberg's tote for the inauguration.

Fashion Features

Designers Create Inaugural Items

More than 10 American designers have created official merchandise to support the inaugural festivities.

clock January 14, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Vera Wang skating with her daughters, Cecilia and Josephine, when they were children.

Fashion Scoops

Vera’s Golden Skates… Alber’s New Time… Redoing the White House…

Vera Wang may have missed the U.S. Olympic team, but she’s still being inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

clock January 14, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Cruciani Taps Menichetti as Creative Director

Italian apparel brand Cruciani said Tuesday that it tapped Roberto Menichetti as creative director.

clock January 14, 2009Luisa Zargani

Business Features

Neiman’s Trimming 375 Jobs

Neiman Marcus is cutting several hundred jobs, as the result of an efficiency review, this week.

clock January 14, 2009Holly Haber and Arnold J. Karr

Human Resources

Marcello Bottoli Departs From Samsonite

Marcello Bottoli, president and chief executive officer of Samsonite, left the company on Monday.

clock January 14, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Michael S. Jeffries


NRF Advises Prudent Approach in 2009

At the NRF convention, J.C. Penney’s ceo recommended cutting capital expenditure and being more prudent with inventories.

clock January 14, 2009Sharon Edelson


Daily Stock Wrap: January 13, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock January 14, 2009WWD Staff

Lily Allen at Dunhill.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Lily Allen Flies to Paris… Valentino’s Street Scene…

British pop star Lily Allen jetted into Paris … Valentino’s new creative directors take couture to a new level…

clock January 28, 2009WWD Staff


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