Pursuit of Happiness: Fashion World Urges a Need for Optimism

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Fashion insiders insist a little optimism is essential to offset the media’s round-the-clock coverage of the gloom-and-doom economy.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Lululemon storefront


Lululemon Pushes Up E-Commerce Launch

Lululemon Athletica Inc. is accelerating its e-commerce launch and adding a new category in an effort to offset the slowdown in consumer spending.

clock January 23, 2009Whitney Beckett


Condé Nast Consolidates Online Operations

WWD.com to remain under the Fairchild Fashion Group.

clock January 26, 2009Stephanie D. Smith


Unilever Acquires TIGI

Unilever has just inked a deal to acquire Dallas-based TIGI professional hair products business as well as its advanced education academies for $411.5 million.

clock January 26, 2009Brid Costello

Brad Pitt with Angelina Jolie in Max Azria and Tiffany & Co.


With the Stars at the SAG Awards

“This is like our bowling league night. Ours just happens to be high-profile,” said Holly Hunter at Sunday’s Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.

clock January 26, 2009WWD Staff


Alberto-Culver’s First-Qtr. Net Up 2.4%

Alberto-Culver Co. reported a 2.4 percent rise in first-quarter profits and beat Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

clock January 27, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Human Resources

Walgreen Taps Wasson as New CEO

Walgreen Co. has named Gregory D. Wasson, 50, its new chief executive officer and a director of the company effective Feb. 1.

clock January 27, 2009WWD Staff

Indian apparel exports dipped for the third straight month in October.


Global Downturn Hurts Indian Textile Firms

The Indian government and the central bank unveiled a second economic stimulus package, but executives said it’s unlikely to help the textile industry.

clock January 27, 2009N. Vasuki Rao


Cash Remains King for Credit Ratings

Fitch study finds outside funding harder to come by.

clock January 27, 2009Evan Clark


Job Losses at Quiksilver

Quiksilver Inc. said Monday it will lay off 150 employees and leave 50 positions unfilled in its Americas division.

clock January 27, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg and Khanh T.L. Tran

Inside Eton.

Fashion Features

Eton of Sweden Opens at Plaza

Luxury shirtmaker Eton of Sweden has opened its first U.S. store at the Plaza Hotel in New York.

clock January 27, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Firm Robert Graham Unveils Shop Concept

Robert Graham introduces a new shop concept, inspired by old-world steamer trunks.

clock January 27, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Ready To Wear

Wolfe Forecasts a Bold, Colorful Spring 2010

Michelle Obama’s inauguration suit embodies the colorful, pulled-together, classic dressing that David Wolfe predicts spring 2010 will welcome.

clock January 27, 2009Whitney Beckett

A still from “Coraline.”


The Animated World of Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher talks up “Coraline,” Henry Selick’s 3-D, animated stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novella.

clock January 27, 2009Jessica Iredale

Business Features

Sailing Ahead: Damiani Backs Yacht Team

Jewelry firm Damiani is sponsoring the Italia Challenge team at the upcoming Louis Vuitton Pacific Series race.

clock January 27, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Dior’s new 42 mm diving watch from its Chiffre Rouge line.


Dior Ups Timepiece Ante

Christian Dior is bulking up its timepiece offer for 2009.

clock January 27, 2009Katya Foreman

The 2009 Burberry Gardener bag

Business Features

Burberry Aims to Grow in Japan

Burberry recently tapped Masaki Iwase as president of Burberry Japan, a newly created role, and plans to open five stores.

clock January 27, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Salles in Valentino.

Fashion Features

Obit: Lucia Moreira Salles, Famed Model

Lucia Moreira Salles, a former model and muse to both Valentino and Coco Chanel, died Saturday.

clock January 27, 2009Miles Socha and Alessandra Ilari and Natasha Montrose

Fashion Features

Hartmarx Seeks to Stay Whole

Spring 2009 orders for Hartmarx, whose suits are worn by President Barack Obama, will be shipped, says ceo Homi Patel.

clock January 27, 2009Vicki M. Young and Brenner Thomas

Gisele Bündchen in the spring Rampage ad campaign.


Memo Pad: Gisele Does Rampage… From ‘Mamma Mia!’ to Movado…

Rampage is stepping it up a notch with a new face — Gisele Bündchen…. Amanda Seyfried has signed on as a brand ambassador to Movado…

clock January 27, 2009WWD Staff

The Virgins in the Barneys mailer.


Different Strokes for Barneys Folks

Simon Doonan has given Barneys’ spring catalogue, featuring New York-based rock band the Virgins and crocodile laser clutches, his seal of approval.

clock January 27, 2009Sharon Edelson and Jean E. Palmieri

The Mall of America is offering GWPs for its on-site amusement park.

Ready To Wear

Fashion World Orders Optimism

Despite deepening recession, fashion insiders insist a little optimism is essential.

clock January 27, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Lanvin Men's Fall 2009


Risky Moves in Paris Men’s Shows

Buyers weigh in on French men’s wear designers and their daring moves.

clock January 27, 2009WWD Staff

Glenn Close and Giorgio Armani

Fashion Scoops

From the Paris Runways… Michelle’s Controversy Swirls…

Glenn Close kicked back at the Giorgio Armani Privé couture show Monday.

clock January 27, 2009WWD Staff


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