Back in the Game: Philo Returns

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Hermes Birkin bag.


Hermès Cites ‘Robust’ Holiday Sales

Fourth-quarter revenues rose 6.2 percent, despite a 13 percent drop in Japan.

clock February 6, 2009Miles Socha

Natalia pour Etam lingerie collection.

Designer and Luxury

Vodianova Dons Designer Hat

Model Natalia Vodianova unveils signature collection for lingerie giant Etam.

clock February 6, 2009Katya Foreman


Baugur Group Subsidiary in Bankruptcy

BG Holding ehf, a subsidiary of Baugur Group which holds stakes in several British retailers, was put into administration in the U.K. Friday.

clock February 9, 2009Nina Jones


Safilo Talks Said at Stalemate

Safilo Group SpA’s plans to remedy its financial ills and bring in private equity may have hit a snag.

clock February 9, 2009Andrew Roberts



Specialty Spin-offs Face Uphill Climb

Many secondary nameplates have yet to hold their own in tough retail climate.

clock February 9, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Sears Switches CIO’s

Sears Holdings Corp. said it has brought in a new chief information officer: Timothy Kasbe.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff


American Eagle Sues Citigroup Unit

AEO alleges fraud in sale of illiquid securities.

clock February 9, 2009Vicki M. Young


Iconix Sues Rampage Founder Hansel

Iconix seeks $2.5M in damages for alleged violation of non-compete provisions.

clock February 9, 2009Matthew Lynch


Industry Job Losses Mount in January

Unemployment rate jumps to 7.6 percent.

clock February 9, 2009Liza Casabona

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce in “Nine.”

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Men in Black… Maier by the Sea… Jason Wu’s Big Night

The film “Nine” will feature a cameo with Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce playing the roles of priests.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

The latest Tommy Hilfiger campaign is shot throughout Los Angeles.


Memo Pad: Tommy on the Road… Mancone Joins Armani…

Tommy Hilfiger’s ad campaign is introducing a new theme for spring that will celebrate U.S. cities.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

A stand at the CurveNY show.


Curve Lingerie Shows Expect Solid Attendance

CurveNV and CurveNY trade fairs benefit from the loss of a competitor, Lingerie Americas.

clock February 9, 2009Karyn Monget


LVMH Pulling Fendi Scent

Just 18 months after relaunching the Fendi fragrance business, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton announced Friday it will pull the brand’s scent off the market.

clock February 9, 2009Stephanie Epiro and Jennifer Weil

Skin Care

Nu Skin Profits Spike

Skin care product launches in China and year-ago restructuring charges helped Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. more than double its fourth-quarter profits.

clock February 9, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Noah Wrubel


Bare Necessities CEO Talks About Internet Success

A seminar, “Getting Intimate With the Internet,” discussed ways to boost business.

clock February 9, 2009Karyn Monget

Anthony Peto hat.

Accessory Trends

Premiere Classe Feels Economy’s Pinch

Foreign retailer attendance was down at Premiere Classe and the concurrent Who’s Next trade shows in Paris.

clock February 9, 2009Katya Foreman

Phoebe Philo

Designer and Luxury

Back in the Game: Philo Returns

Phoebe Philo’s first designs for Celine will be unveiled in June.

clock February 9, 2009Miles Socha

A Chado Ralph Rucci by Leonello Borghi bag.


An Accessories Alliance: Ralph Rucci and Leonello Borghi

It all started with that fashionable confidante, the hairdresser.

clock February 9, 2009Sarah Haight

Phelicia Dell’s design for DVF.


Findings: Project Handbags… Jessica Simpson’s Jewelry…

Diane von Furstenberg staged an accessories competition to help women in developing nations advance their businesses.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Chris Arlotta’s cashmere sweater, T-Luxury’s cotton and modal tank top for Anthropologie and Josie Natori’s silk tap shorts; necklace by Carol Horn vintage.

Fashion Trends

Fall Lingerie: Art Forum

Some lingerie designers like their luxury simple: easy, no-frills shapes in rich materials.

clock February 9, 2009Bobbi Queen

Ginnifer Goodwin


Ginnifer Goodwin’s Biggest Date Yet

The actress Ginnifer Goodwin comes into her own in the romantic comedy, “He’s Just Not That Into You.”

clock February 9, 2009Rachel Brown


Wolfgang Ley Collection Files for Bankruptcy

After less than a year in operation, Ley International Fashion Company AG succumbed to the global recession and filed for bankruptcy in Munich on Friday.

clock February 9, 2009Melissa Drier

Miranda Lee Richards


Flower Child: Singer Miranda Lee Richards

Miranda Lee Richards’ sound has garnered her comparisons with Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris.

clock February 9, 2009Marcy Medina

Workers manufacture down jackets at the Quanli Garment Factory in Pinghu, Zhejiang Province, China.

Government and Trade

Obama Seen as Tough on China Policy

Obama’s tough stance on China and its currency policies is leaving industry executives nervous.

clock February 9, 2009Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Anya Hindmarch


Eye Scoop: Dinner With Anya Hindmarch

The downpours that deluged Los Angeles last week made Jamie Tisch’s fireplace-filled home an ideal setting for an intimate 20-person dinner.

clock February 9, 2009WWD Staff

Christian Dior, February 2008 Paris.


Dior RTW, Luxe Thrive in Tough Economy

Categories are on growth track.

clock February 9, 2009Miles Socha


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Manish Chandra, Poshmark


Poshmark Slumps After Big IPO Increase

clock 5hEvan Clark

Social Studies

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