Fashion’s New Austerity: Charities Get the Chills From Economy’s Freeze

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Andrea Perrone, Brioni’s co-CEO.


Brioni Opens Croatian Flagship

Brioni has opened a flagship store in Zagreb, Croatia.

clock March 24, 2009Emilie Marsh

Business Features

Tod’s Profits Rise 8 Percent

Outlook for ’09 ‘positive’.

clock March 24, 2009Andrew Roberts

Look from RockStar Denim.


Grey in L.A.: L.A. Trade Shows See Less Buying

The stock market surge Monday as Los Angeles trade shows wound down did little to encourage business.

clock March 25, 2009WWD Staff

A look from the Samora show at the Cooper Design Space.

Ready To Wear

The Scene at Los Angeles Fashion Week

Los Angeles Market Week upped the runway ante in the absence of an official fashion week this season.

clock March 25, 2009Marcy Medina and Khanh T.L. Tran

Color Cosmetics

EU OK’s Cosmetics Safety Regulation

The European Parliament approved Tuesday new rules on cosmetics safety in the European Union.

clock March 25, 2009Jennifer Weil

Human Resources

Toshio Negami Promoted at Shiseido

Toshio Negami has been named president and chief executive officer of Decléor, Carita and Carita International, starting April 1 here.

clock March 25, 2009Jennifer Weil

Designer and Luxury

Donna Karan and DKNY to Open in India

Donna Karan Studio LLC, inking a boutique license deal with DLF Retail Brands Pvt. Ltd., will open stores in New Delhi next month.

clock March 25, 2009Marc Karimzadeh


Metro Profits Slip 3.9 Percent

Metro group’s Kaufhof chain sees increase in sales.

clock March 25, 2009Melissa Drier

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

Human Resources

Cacharel to Shutter Logistics Site in Nimes

French contemporary sportswear brand Cacharel on Tuesday said it plans to close its logistics site in Nimes, France, with the loss of around 100 jobs.

clock March 25, 2009Ellen Groves


In France, Beaumanoir Wins Fast Fashion Chain Morgan

The commercial court of Nanterre awards bankrupt retailer Morgan to Groupe Beaumanoir.

clock March 25, 2009Ellen Groves


Filene’s Basement Seen at Risk

Sources say Filene’s could be at risk for an involuntary bankruptcy because it seems to be have stopped paying its vendors.

clock March 25, 2009Vicki M. Young


Macy’s Offers Execs New Incentives

Macy’s to reward top executives, including Terry Lundgren and Thomas Cole, nearly 1.3 million shares of stock.

clock March 25, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Retail Stocks Slide 0.8 Percent Tuesday

Retail stocks held the bulk of Monday’s big gains as bailout talks continued on Capitol Hill.

clock March 25, 2009Evan Clark

Window shopping in Kiev.

Designer and Luxury

Eastern European Retailers Feel a Chill

In Eastern Europe, a nascent and previously expanding market for luxury goods firms, it isn’t only Russia that’s suffering.

clock March 25, 2009Alastair Gee

Terry Lundgren

Business Features

Lundgren Center to Hold Global Retailing Conference

John Varvatos, Stephen I. Sadove and Wal-Mart chief merchandising officer John Fleming are confirmed to speak at conference hosted by Lundgren Center.

clock March 25, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Cucinelli Expects 10 Percent Sales Gain in ’09

Cashmere is still king even in a downturn, at least according to Italy’s Brunello Cucinelli SpA.

clock March 25, 2009Emilie Marsh

David Ogilvy, “The King of Madison Avenue.”

Marketing and Promotion

David Ogilvy: Ad Man With Big Ideas

New book “The King of Madison Avenue” chronicles David Ogilvy’s life and professional philosophy.

clock March 25, 2009Valerie Seckler

Cheryl Swanson

Marketing and Promotion

Q&A With Branding Expert Cheryl Swanson

Optimism, familiarity and comfort are chords marketers can expect to strike with emotional resonance in these times of consumer retrenchment.

clock March 25, 2009Valerie Seckler

Fashion 101: School adjust to the economy.

Fashion Features

Fashion Schools Tailor Classes to Fit Economy

Design schools are reporting a near-record surge in applications, but jobs in the fashion field are down.

clock March 25, 2009Sarah Haight

Rachel Ashwell’s most recent book.

Fashion Scoops

Well With Rachel Ashwell… A Song for Vogue… ‘Twilight’ Fashion Frenzy…

Designer Rachel Ashwell insists she will reopen a Shabby Chic store soon…. Verve lead singer Richard Ashcroft will perform at British Vogue editor’s dinner…

clock March 25, 2009WWD Staff

J. Crew RTW Fall 2009

Fashion Features

J. Crew’s Lighter Note

Play’s the thing for fall at J. Crew.

clock March 25, 2009WWD Staff

The ChronoGraff.


Graff Launches First Watch Collection

Laurence Graff, who founded the diamond jewelry firm, will launch the company’s first watch collection this evening at a private event.

clock March 25, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Russell Simmons, Amanda Burden, Paula S. Wallace, Cornelia Guest, Robin Givhan, and William Ivey Long

Fashion Features

Russell Simmons and Cornelia Guest Honored at SCAD Awards

A few of this years’s winners of the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Style Etoile Awards were Russell Simmons, Cornelia Guest, and Robin Givhan.

clock March 25, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Views of the new Chloé boutique in Los Angeles.


Chloé Opens Airy, Feminine Flagship in L.A.

“It’s a wonderful house,” said an ebullient Ralph Toledano of Chloé’s flagship in Los Angeles.

clock March 25, 2009Miles Socha and Anne Riley-Katz


Calvin Klein Readies Denim, Fragrance Initiatives for Fall

Brand ad expenditures being cut, but will still be above $150 million in 2009 with big plans for Calvin Klein.

clock March 25, 2009David Lipke


Spanish Textile Sector to Receive Aid Package

The European Commission on Tuesday authorized an aid package worth 800 million euros for Spain’s beleaguered textile and clothing sectors.

clock March 25, 2009Barbara Barker

A Jones Apparel Group Inc. employee volunteering for Jones New York in the Classroom.

Business Features

Apparel Firms’ Budget Cuts Affect Charities Too

As apparel makers scale back on corporate giving, one of the main question marks hangs over the May 4 Costume Institute gala.

clock March 25, 2009Marc Karimzadeh and Whitney Beckett and Miles Socha and Julee Kaplan

Liz Claiborne Inc. employees volunteered through LizACTS for God’s Love We Deliver in November.

Business Features

Charities Pinched as Donations Drop

Charities that rely on corporate giving from the fashion and beauty industries have legitimate worries this year.

clock March 25, 2009Lisa Lockwood and Whitney Beckett


Memo Pad: Talk About Interview… ‘Last Emperor’ Buzz…

Some freelance writers who contributed to Interview say e-mails and phone calls have gone unanswered regarding payment.

clock March 25, 2009WWD Staff

Business Features

Talbots’ Store Head… Geneva Watch Co. Heads to N.Y….

John Fiske has been named executive vice president and chief stores officer of Talbots.

clock March 25, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: March 24, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock March 25, 2009WWD Staff


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