Seeing a Ray of Hope: Fed’s Outlook, Macy’s Spark Retail Stock Rally

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Fashion Scoops

Forbes Names Uniqlo Tycoon Japan’s Richest Man

Fast Retailing chairman and ceo Tadashi Yanai is currently worth $6.1 billion.

clock February 19, 2009WWD Staff


Takashimaya to Open Shanghai Flagship in 2012

Japanese department store operator to open 8-level store in western suburb of the city.

clock February 23, 2009Amanda Kaiser and Koji Hirano

Just Cavalli RTW Spring 2009


Just Cavalli Show Cancelled

Just Cavalli, produced by troubled manufacturer Ittierre, calls off Milan show.

clock February 24, 2009Luisa Zargani and Luisa Zargani


Versus to Relaunch in Milan

Versus, the line originally launched by Gianni Versace, will make a comebackon March 1, with Donatella Versace leading as creative director.

clock February 24, 2009Alessandra Ilari and Carolyn Angel

Although Macy’s profits and revenues dropped in the quarter, the retailer’s results were better than expected.

Business Features

Fed’s Outlook, Macy’s Spark Retail Stocks Rally Tuesday

Encouraging news boosted retail stocks to their best day in more than two months.

clock February 24, 2009David Moin and Sharon Edelson and Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

Business Features

Neiman Marcus Cutting 450 Employees

Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus made a second round of job cuts, and is reducing some salaries.

clock February 24, 2009Holly Haber

Calvin Klein RTW Fall 2009

Fashion Trends

Fall 2009 Runway Trend: Bare Essentials

Designers gave styles the cold-shoulder treatment for fall, filling the New York runways with asymmetric-neckline dresses for day and night.

clock February 24, 2009WWD Staff

André Lima

Fashion Features

Foreign Buyers Jump on Bargains in Brazil

Attractive prices prompted buyers at Brazil’s two biannual fashion events.

clock February 25, 2009Michael Kepp

Most items for the spring collection from Ali Ro, like the boyfriend blazer and print dress here, are keeping stable prices, but to help retailers, the company is offering a capsule collection of lower-priced pieces.

Ready To Wear

Mainstream Vendors Reduce Wholesale Prices

Mainstream designers lower wholesale prices, launch less expensive capsule collections, and trim away expensive pieces.

clock February 25, 2009Whitney Beckett

Mark Buxton with his line.


Mark Buxton Crafts Scents to Capture an Experience

Perfumer Mark Buxton, who launched his own line of scents in Russia six months ago, is expanding the collection to multiple European markets this month.

clock February 25, 2009Susan Stone

Work continues on the Burj Dubai, where Giorgio Armani has his hotel and residences.

Business Features

Italian Enterprises Delayed in Dubai

Dubai’s economic troubles slow many Italian fashion houses’ projects throughout the city.

clock February 25, 2009Luisa Zargani

An illustration from Stella McCartney’s exclusive collection for

Designer and Luxury

Stella Designs Capsule Collection for Net-a-porter

Stella McCartney has a summer exclusive in store for

clock February 25, 2009Marc Karimzadeh


Coach Trimming 10% of U.S. Corporate Staff

Coach Inc. on Tuesday joined the growing list of fashion firms cutting jobs, revealing plans to lay off 10 percent of its U.S. corporate staff.

clock February 25, 2009WWD Staff


Carrefour in Talks for Russian Chain

Carrefour Group said negotiating the acquisition of Sedmoï Kontinent (“Seventh Continent” in English), one of the largest Russian supermarket chains.

clock February 25, 2009Katya Foreman and Alastair Gee

The streets of London have grown quiet.

Fashion Features

Letter From London

Can life get any more bleak on this chilly island?Gastropubs and restaurants across the U.K. are folding by the day, and divorces are rising.

clock February 25, 2009WWD Staff

Lundström’s recycled polyester and Lycra spandex parka for fall.

Ready To Wear

Linda Lundstrom Relaunches Bridge Line

It’s a new era for Linda Lundstrom.

clock February 25, 2009Holly Haber

Hong Kong-based retailer Lane Crawford is shifting away from last season’s black-and-white “Transitions” campaign and entering the world of the blogosphere.


The Post Without Liz Smith… Lane Crawford’s Blogger…

The New York Post’s Liz Smith will no longer have a column running in the daily paper by the end of the week.

clock February 25, 2009WWD Staff

Business Features

Wal-Mart to Drive Iconix Growth

Iconix Brand Group Inc. anticipates overall revenue growth in 2009 with Wal-Mart’s help.

clock February 25, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Rep. Hilda Solis

Government and Trade

Senate Confirms Solis as Labor Secretary

California Rep. Hilda Solis sailed through the Senate vote, making her the first Latina ever elected to secretary of labor.

clock February 25, 2009Kristi Ellis


LVMH Foundation Hits Road Bump

Plans by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis to open a Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation in the Bois de Boulogne here next year may not bloom.

clock February 25, 2009Katya Foreman

Costume Dept


Buyers Hunt for Values at MAGIC

MAGIC was marked by lower attendance, and buyers looking for deals along with items that pop on the shelves.

clock February 25, 2009WWD Staff


Ready To Wear

Project Show Packs Trend Punch

While this year’s Project Las Vegas was smaller, traffic was heavy and steady on the show floor, vendors said.

clock February 25, 2009David Lipke

Alpinestars by Denise Focil


Pragmatism Reigns at ENK Vegas

Vendors offer lower-priced items and wearable, innovative pieces at ENK Vegas.

clock February 25, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran and Brenner Thomas



Searching for Freshness at MRket Show

Independent specialty stores look for compelling products.

clock February 25, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and Brenner Thomas


Efrem Gerszberg Set to Acquire Hampshire Group

Acquisition by NAF would take company private with a value of over $30 million.

clock February 25, 2009David Lipke

A bronze rat head from the Qing Dynasty.

Fashion Scoops

YSL’s Big Hit… Fancy Footwork for Posh… K-Fed’s Fashion Foray…

There is clearly still money around — just ask the folks at Christie’s handling the Yves Saint Laurent art auction.

clock February 25, 2009WWD Staff

Sarah Brown, Stephen Jones and Erin O’Connor

Fashion Scoops

Stephen Jones and First Lady Sarah Brown at the V&A

“Oh gosh, they’re all wearing hats!” said a shocked Stephen Jones.

clock February 25, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: February 24, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock February 25, 2009WWD Staff

The double-breasted Suit: Jack Victor

Ready To Wear

Trade Show Trends: Magic and Project

Some of the trade show trends, as seen at Magic and Project.

clock February 25, 2009WWD Staff


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