The New Gentleman

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Established men's wear designers are going back to their roots this season, and no one knows his brand heritage better than Ralph Lauren.See List at Left for All of This Issue's Articles

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Aeffe Sales Up 0.5 Percent in 2008

Chairman anticipates difficult year ahead, focuses on cost controls.

clock February 4, 2009Andrew Roberts


Baugur Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Icelandic investor Baugur Group— which holds stakes in Saks, Matthew Williamson, and House of Fraser — is rapidly unraveling.

clock February 4, 2009Samantha Conti and Nina Jones


Polo Third-Quarter Income Falls

Brand reports decline of 6.6 percent.

clock February 4, 2009Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

Tumi Taps New CEO

At Tumi, current ceo Laurence Franklin will be succeeded by Jerome Griffith from Esprit.

clock February 4, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Jill Biden, Judith Jameson and Marian Robinson


Alvin Ailey Celebrates Anniversary in D.C.

Marian Robinson, mother of First Lady Michelle Obama, joined Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden in celebrating Alvin Ailey’s 50th anniversary tour.

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Rufus Wainwright


Dance Dance Revolution at Armitage Gone! Event

New Yorkers got to channel their inner Sex Pistols at Capitale Tuesday night when the dance company Armitage Gone! held its annual benefit.

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Hudson’s Bay to Cut Jobs

The Toronto-based Hudson’s Bay Trading Co. is eliminating 1,000 positions, or 5 percent of its workforce.

clock February 4, 2009David Moin


Diesel Opens Latest Miami Unit

The newest Diesel store in Miami opened in a 2,800-square-foot space on Lincoln Road, previously home to a popular independent bookstore.

clock February 5, 2009Rebecca Kleinman

Danny Guez


Rast’s Guez Partners With 2 B Free for New Line

New knitwear line Country Love, created by Danny Guez and the founders of 2 B Free, begins shipping to stores this month.

clock February 5, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

Distressed boyfriend jeans from J Brand Boutique.


J Brand Introduces New Boutique Line

J Brand’s higher priced denim collection will be sold in specialty stores.

clock February 5, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

Hilary Duff wearing a look from Femme for DKNY Jeans.

Ready To Wear

Hilary Duff to Launch Line for DKNY Jeans

Pop singer Hilary Duff is collaborating with DKNY Jeans to release Femme, a new collection due out this fall.

clock February 5, 2009Julee Kaplan

Look from The Row.

Designer and Luxury

Olsens Launch Men’s Wear

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row branches into men’s wear.

clock February 5, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Chiara Clemente


Chiara Clemente on Art

The 31-year-old director Chiara Clemente smiles easily as she discusses “Our City Dreams,” a new documentary exploring the work of female artists.

clock February 5, 2009Vanessa Lawrence

Heinz Krogner


Esprit Profits Fall in First Half

A double-digit increase in retail sales couldn’t save Esprit Holdings Ltd. from a decline in first-half profits.

clock February 5, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Retail Stocks Dip 2.3 Percent Wednesday

Investors pushed retail shares down as they girded for signs of continued weakness.

clock February 5, 2009Evan Clark

Business Features

Jones Expands Board

Jones Apparel Group Inc. has elected Robert L. Mettler and Margaret H. Georgiadis to its board.

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Katie Couric

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Waiting for Michelle’s RSVP… Wholly Toledo…

Katie Couric, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling will take to the catwalk in the Feb. 13 Heart Truth Red Dress Collection. Michelle Obama has yet to RSVP.

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IT Holding’s Shares Soar

IT Holding’s stock rose 32 percent after confirming it may open its capital to private equity.

clock February 5, 2009Andrew Roberts

Designer and Luxury

Milan Shows Cut a Day

While still tentative, Milan shows are now scheduled to take place from Feb. 25 to March 3.

clock February 5, 2009Luisa Zargani

A silver cuff with diamond tip from Abraxas Rex for Alexander Wang.


Alexander Wang and Paris Kain to Unveil Jewelry

On Feb. 14, designer Alexander Wang unveils a new collaboration with jewelry designer Paris Kain of Abraxas Rex.

clock February 5, 2009Venessa Lau


China Bolsters Textile, Apparel Makers

China’s State Council on Wednesday agreed to raise rebates on export taxes for textiles and apparel.

clock February 5, 2009Kathleen E. McLaughlin


Dior Taps New Head in Japan

L’Oréal veteran Hervé Perrot joins Christian Dior as president of its fashion and fragrance businesses in Japan.

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The new scent.


Anthousa Teams With Noted Wallpaper Maker

Anthousa has collaborated with custom wallpaper company de Gournay of London on a limited edition fragrance launching this month.

clock February 5, 2009Rachel Brown

Anil Kapoor and Diana Ross


Memo Pad: Elle Lunches With DVF… Time Warner Loses $16 Billion…

It was so good it could have been a joke. Diana Ross, James Frey and a Philadelphia Eagles linebacker walk into a bar…

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Daily Stock Wrap: February 4, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock February 5, 2009WWD Staff

Polo by Ralph Lauren

Designer and Luxury

The New Gentleman: Ralph Lauren Men’s Collections

The diversity of the Ralph Lauren men’s collections, presented this week, emphasized tradition while courting new customers with more modern fare.

clock February 5, 2009Jean Scheidnes


Today's Must Read

Sephora is acquiring Feelunique.


Sephora Acquiring Feelunique, the U.K. Online Prestige Beauty Seller

clock July 23, 2021Jennifer Weil and Samantha Conti

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