Inauguration ’09: At Last

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Cacharel's fall-winter '09 women's wear collection

Designer and Luxury

Cacharel Unveils New Fashion Direction

Cacharel is out to redefine itself minus a star designer — or designers — at its helm.

clock January 19, 2009Katya Foreman

Burberry Prorsum Men's Fall 2009


Burberry Adds to Luxe Layoffs

Firm to cut more than 500 jobs.

clock January 20, 2009Samantha Conti

Judith Light


Capitol Gains: D.C. Party Roundup

Monday night in Washington D.C., partygoers faced a city in gridlock. But somehow, revelers got through the traffic.

clock January 20, 2009WWD Staff

The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty.

Marketing and Promotion

Body and Image: The Challenge of Plus Size

Americans are bigger than ever, but in a society that prizes svelte images, many manufacturers and retailers are reluctant to target those consumers.

clock January 21, 2009Dick Silverman


Fashion Features

Plus-Size Icons

Emme… Queen Latifah… Whitney Thompson…. Oprah Winfrey…

clock January 21, 2009WWD Staff

Tea and Honey


Pricing Is Key at L.A. Shows

Price was king at the trade shows that ended here on Tuesday, with the troubled economy the dominant force in decision making.

clock January 21, 2009WWD Staff

Inside the new store.

Designer and Luxury

Chanel Opens Third Las Vegas Boutique

Chanel has placed another bet on Las Vegas even as the resort city struggles in the recession.

clock January 21, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

A mock-up of an EZface kiosk.


NRF & Tech: Newness Is the Theme

The focus of the National Retail Federation’s show in New York last week was the poor economy — for once, technology got sidelined.

clock January 21, 2009Cate T. Corcoran


Saks Boosts E-Commerce With New Look

A good online retailer is always freshening up its look. To that end, Saks Fifth Avenue completed a redesign just before Christmas.

clock January 21, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Moto W233 Renew phone

Fashion Features

Bits & Bytes: Green Tone… A Fashionable Wii…

Due this quarter from T-Mobile is the Moto W233 Renew phone, the first cell phone made using recycled plastic from water bottles.

clock January 21, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Gregor Clemens

Ready To Wear

Ones to Watch: Fresh Faces on the German Scene

Fresh faces on the German fashion scene.

clock January 21, 2009WWD Staff

Natural Nurture


Letter From Berlin: Scene

Places to go and things to do in Berlin during fashion week.

clock January 21, 2009WWD Staff

The Hamburger Bahnhof art museum.

Fashion Features

Berlin’s Vanguard Prepares for Fashion Week

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin will feature almost twice as many designers than its January 2008 launch.

clock January 21, 2009Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Berlin Fashion Week: SHOW CALENDAR

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin runs Jan. 28 to 31, including runway presentations and trade shows.

clock January 21, 2009WWD Staff

Marketing and Promotion

Large Chains Lead in Brand Value

Wal-Mart, Target and Coach are among the 10 chains ranked as the most valuable U.S. retail brands, according to Interbrand Design Forum.

clock January 21, 2009Valerie Seckler

Japanese in-store shops will mimic Tibi’s new Manhattan showroom designed by ArchLAB.


Tibi Inks License for Japan

Tibi has signed a licensing agreement with the Japanese Marubeni Fashion Planning Corp.

clock January 21, 2009Sharon Edelson


Retail Stocks Sink 5.9%

Investors pushed retail stocks down 5.9 percent Tuesday, focusing on what was happening — or not happening — in malls around the country.

clock January 21, 2009Evan Clark


VF Reorganizes Coalition Structure

Lifestyle-brand giant VF Corp. divides its outdoor coalition into two business segments.

clock January 21, 2009Karen Iris Tucker


Tandy Cuts One-Sixth of Workforce

Tandy Brands Accessories Inc. said Tuesday it will cut 17 percent of its salaried workforce as part of a company restructuring plan.

clock January 21, 2009Matthew Lynch


Groupe Maesa in Deal for Zorbit

Groupe Maesa has acquired Zorbit for an estimated $45 million to $50 million.

clock January 21, 2009Jennifer Weil and Brid Costello

Human Resources

Olum Moving on From Sephora

Betsy Olum, senior vice president of marketing at Sephora USA, has decided to take a break after spending 10 years at the specialty store chain.

clock January 21, 2009Pete Born

People’s Nov. 17 cover of Barack Obama after the election.


Special Coverage… AMI Rating Cut… More Layoffs…

Aside from newspapers, television networks and the news weeklies providing exhaustive coverage of the inauguration of President Barack Obama…

clock January 21, 2009WWD Staff


Metro Restructuring Met With Optimism

Investors reacted positively to the German retail giant Metro’s announcement of a new restructuring program, pushing shares up 8 percent.

clock January 21, 2009Melissa Drier


Letter to the Editor: January 15, 2009

A letter to the editor from Marino Bastianini,counsel at the firm Carnelutti, regarding Valentino’s and Giancarlo Giammetti’s legal battle.

clock January 21, 2009WWD Staff

GQ’s Jim Nelson with Thom Browne and Italo Zucchelli.

Fashion Scoops

Mark Ronson’s Milan… Pieces of Eight… Barney’s Endorsement…

Mark Ronson said he got hooked on fashion… Antonio Marras is working on a big project… Partisanship has paid off for Barneys New York…

clock January 21, 2009WWD Staff


NRDC in Talks to Sell Fortunoff

Fortunoff is up for sale again.

clock January 21, 2009David Moin

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a gown by Jason Wu, dance at the Leadoff Neighborhood Inaugural Ball.

Fashion Features

Obama Inauguration ’09: Pomp, Circumstance and Celebs

From the massive crowds to President Barack Obama’s rousing speech promising “We will act,” hope was the resounding theme of yesterday’s inauguration.

clock January 21, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Inauguration 2009: Who Dressed Whom

Designers sought to have a presence at Tuesday night’s balls celebrating the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

clock January 21, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg and Caroline Tell


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What’s Driving Growth at L’Oréal’s Consumer Products Division?

clock 6hJennifer Weil

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