Protectionist Winds Stir in Fashion World

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Retail Stocks Gain in Week

The S&P Retail Index fell 4.64 points to 296.88 Friday.

clock March 30, 2009Evan Clark

Government and Trade

Obama Supports Afghan Duty-Free Zone

President Obama supports duty-free manufacturing zones in along Afghanistan and Pakistan borders, in an effort to help to bring stability to the regions.

clock March 30, 2009Kristi Ellis

A Ginch Gonch style.


Ginch Gonch Offers Playful Underwear for Women

Underwear firm Ginch Gonch to roll out 64 styles for women.

clock March 30, 2009Kavita Daswani


Castanea Buys Majority of Urban Decay Cosmetics

Private equity firm Castanea Partners purchases a controlling interest in Urban Decay Cosmetics.

clock March 30, 2009Rachel Brown


Compensation Falls for Avon CEO

Andrea Jung, chairman and chief executive officer of Avon Products Inc., took a 19.3 percent cut in total compensation during 2008.

clock March 30, 2009Arnold J. Karr

A look from Body Linens.


Body Linens Rolls Out Fuller Sleepwear Line

Body Linens plans to launch wholesale distribution of high-threadcount pajamas this year.

clock March 30, 2009Rachel Brown

The redesigned men’s wear section at Brown Thomas.


Brown Thomas Revamps Men’s Dept.

The men’s wear department at Dublin’s landmark department store Brown Thomas has just gotten a 9.4 million pound, or $13.7 million, facelift.

clock March 30, 2009WWD Staff

Zac Posen’s first-ever ad in Fanzine137.


Posen for an Ad… And More on Gianni Agnelli…

When Luis Venegas offered Zac Posen a double spread to create his ideal ad, the designer jumped at the chance.

clock March 30, 2009WWD Staff

The Veston by Tres Sleek features an all-in-one shrug with support sleeves.


Tres Sleek in Deal with Von Maur Stores

Shape line for arms to be sold at chain’s 24 units.

clock March 30, 2009Karyn Monget

A Braccialini bag.


Italian Craftmanship on Display at Mipel

At Mipel, leather goods firms showed innovative wares and traditional craftsmanship to beat the economic blues.

clock March 30, 2009Luisa Zargani

The interior of the store.

Designer and Luxury

Of Ice and Gems: Azagury-Partridge’s U.S Boutique

Jeweler Solange Azagury-Partridge is opening her first Stateside boutique on Madison Avenue.

clock March 30, 2009Venessa Lau

Pomellato’s new gemstone rings.


Pomellato Opening in Miami

Pomellato store in Miami projected to generate first-year sales of $3.8 million.

clock March 30, 2009Alessandra Ilari

A rendering of the new Tous store in Las Vegas.


Tous Plans to Open 29 Shops in U.S.

Spanish accessories firm Tous targets U.S. in expansion plans.

clock March 30, 2009Caroline Tell

Custo Barcelona’s sequin leggings with a dress from Alexandre Herchcovitch, Vittadini’s coat and boots by Christian Siriano for Payless.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2009 Legwear Trend: Decoration Day

This fall, Jillian Lewis, Cynthia Rowley, Michael Angel, and Diesel Black Gold pushed the limits of legwear design.

clock March 30, 2009Court Williams

Perrey Reeves


Art Stars and Celebs Turn Out for “Los Angeles” Exhibit

A party for the inaugural exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography drew Catherine Opie, Perrey Reeves, David LaChapelle, and Courtney Love.

clock March 29, 2009WWD Staff

The new Esprit.


Esprit Returns to California

Esprit has opened its first store in California since the Nineties on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade.

clock March 30, 2009Anne Riley-Katz


Yacobian, Traub Partner on Management System

The Yacobian Group LLC and Marvin Traub Associates, have formed a strategic partnership.

clock March 30, 2009David Moin

A fall look from Vera Wang’s Lavender.

Ready To Wear

Bumpy Time for Vera Wang Lavender

Lavender Label, Vera Wang’s contemporary line, hit hard by the economic downturn.

clock March 30, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Alfredo Canessa

Business Features

Obit: Canessa, Ballantyne Chairman, 62

Alfredo Canessa, chairman of Ballantyne and founder of the Malo brand, died Thursday night at 62.

clock March 30, 2009Luisa Zargani

Spring look from the Liz Claiborne collection, designed by Mizrahi.


Mad About Mizrahi: Macy’s Claiborne Show a Hit

Designer Mizrahi Hosts Fashion Show, Book Signing and Style Discussion for new Liz Claiborne line.

clock March 30, 2009Whitney Beckett

Human Resources

Rossignol to Cut 30 Percent of Workforce

Rossignol, the French ski and snowboard manufacturer, to cut 30 percent of employees in an effort to reach a positive operating profits.

clock March 30, 2009Lisa Lockwood

Ready To Wear

New Contemporary Show Set for Barcelona

The Brandery, a new contemporary urban fashion trade show, is planned for a July debut in Barcelona, Spain.

clock March 30, 2009WWD Staff

A look from the upcoming Zoe Tee’s Loves Gwyneth Paltrow collection.

Fashion Scoops

Gwyneth Paltrow Designs … Louis Vuitton’s Moonwalker…

Gwyneth Paltrow and Zoe Tee have teamed up… Word has it Louis Vuitton has tapped Buzz Aldrin for an upcoming advertising campaign….

clock March 30, 2009WWD Staff


Versace Profits Fall 30 Percent

Luxury firm Gianni Versace SpA profits decline, hit by nonrecurring charges.

clock March 30, 2009Luisa Zargani

Newer concepts such as Ruehl could close as specialty store space withers, said UBS.


Specialty Stores Face Space Squeeze

UBS Securities LLC expects 10% contraction in mall space devoted to retail channel.

clock March 30, 2009Evan Clark

A full-page ad by the Danish Fashion Institute during Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Business Features

Protectionist Winds Stir in Fashion World

Recession stirs economic nationalism.

clock March 30, 2009WWD Staff


Hat World Makes Acquisition

Hat World, Inc., a division of Genesco Inc., has acquired Impact Sports.

clock March 30, 2009WWD Staff

Anouk Lepere with Yasmin Le Bon in Lanvin.


Alber Elbaz Charms at Lanvin Summer Collection Presentation

Yasmin Le Bon, Zandra Rhodes, and Anouck Lepère were kept chuckling by Alber Elbaz at the presentation of his Lanvin summer collection.

clock March 29, 2009WWD Staff

Concord’s C1 Quantum Gravity.


Concord Tests Limits of Time

The Movado Group-owned watch firm, aims to show the industry and consumers its capabilities.

clock March 30, 2009Sophia Chabbott

The ophthalmic and sunglass frames will retail for $120 to $188.


Energie Launches Licensed Eyewear

Men’s denim brand Energie offering ophthalmic and sunglass styles.

clock April 3, 2009David Lipke


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Manish Chandra, Poshmark


Poshmark Slumps After Big IPO Increase

clock 15hEvan Clark

Social Studies

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