Topshop Has Landed: U.K. Retailer Unveils First Flagship in U.S.

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Finish Line Reports Fourth Quarter Loss

Finish Line Inc. said that it had a smaller fourth-quarter loss than expected.

clock March 30, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Retail Shares Dip 1.9 Percent Monday

S&P Retail Index fell 5.76 points on general market sell-off.

clock March 30, 2009Evan Clark and Matthew Lynch

Naz Toloui

Human Resources

Obituary: Naz Toloui, 44, Orlane Paris Exec

Naz Toloui, vice president of sales and education at skin care firm Orlane Paris, died of cancer at age 44.

clock March 31, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Designer and Luxury

Ann Albrizio, Well-Known Milliner, Dies at 97

Ann Albrizio, a former women’s and men’s hat designer, died March 23 at her home in Whitestone, N.Y. She was 97.

clock March 31, 2009William Cotto


Ittierre Administrators Express Confidence

Roberto Cavalli may think otherwise, but the administrators for Ittierre SpA are set on reviving the company’s fortunes.

clock March 31, 2009Andrew Roberts


Tarrant Fourth-Quarter Loss Hits $5.8M

Recession and the retail bankruptcies pushed Tarrant Apparel Group Inc. to a fourth-quarter loss.

clock March 31, 2009Matthew Lynch

Business Features

Housing Works Expands… Harper Quits Theo Fennell…

Housing Works seems to be cashing in on consumers’ newfound thriftiness.

clock March 31, 2009WWD Staff

Oscar de la Renta RTW Fall 2009

Designer and Luxury

Designers React to Stores Asking for Lower Prices

American designers tend to be more willing on price to bend than their European counterparts, like Prada and Givenchy.

clock March 31, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg and Marc Karimzadeh and Miles Socha and Alessandra Ilari

Organizers expect 215 exhibitors at the show.


L.A. Textile Shows Battle for Visitors

The Los Angeles International Textile Show is being challenged by newcomer GlobalTex and slashed budgets.

clock March 31, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

Barnwell County, with a population of 24,000, lost 1,000 jobs in four months.


South Carolina Mills Suffer Further Attrition

Two major textile employers, Milliken & Co. and Hanesbrands Inc., plan to shut plants in southwestern corner of South Carolina.

clock March 31, 2009Joyce Barrett

Topshop in SoHo shows off an Eighties-inspired ensemble


Topshop Lands in New York

Topshop and its over-the-top rock ’n’ roll merchandising have finally arrived in SoHo.

clock March 31, 2009David Moin

Beauty Features

L’Oréal Products Division Regroups in Europe

L’Oréal’s luxury products division will regroup its European production and logistics into one site in the north of France.

clock March 31, 2009Jennifer Weil


Sara Lee Could Sell Body Care Businesses

Sara Lee Corp. confirmed that the $13 billion company is considering divesting its Household and Body Care businesses.

clock March 31, 2009Molly Prior


Retail Veteran Wikstrom Expands Role at Richemont

Retail veteran and luxury investor Marty Wikstrom to advise on group’s soft goods brands — including Dunhill, Chloé and Lancel.

clock March 31, 2009Samantha Conti

A look from Tommy Bahama.


Oxford Posts $281.6M Loss in 4th Quarter

Oxford’s net sales for the quarter ended Jan. 31 fell 23.7 percent.

clock March 31, 2009David Lipke and Brenner Thomas

Lindsay Lohan in an ad for Fornarina.


Memo Pad: Does Lindsay Lohan Still Act?… The Web Goes On…

Lindsay Lohan appears in her first TV commercial as the new face of Fornarina… Internet advertising was up 10.6 percent in 2008…

clock March 31, 2009WWD Staff

Human Resources

Juicy Couture Hires Two New Execs

Juicy Couture’s newest executive hires are Ellen Rodriguez and Lisa Metcalfe.

clock March 31, 2009Julee Kaplan

Stevie Nicks


Nick of Time: Q&A With Stevie Nicks

For Stevie Nicks, it’s a busy few months, touring with Fleetwood Mac and promoting a solo album, The Soundstage Sessions, and a new DVD.

clock March 31, 2009Jacob Bernstein

The scene at last year’s ABT spring gala.


Social Season Tip Sheet

WWD’s guide to the spring swing.

clock March 31, 2009WWD Staff

Akira Naka RTW Fall 2009

Designer and Luxury

Japan Fashion Week Ramps Up Wearable Clothing

Against the backdrop of a recession, Tokyo’s trademark theatrics were kept to a minimum.

clock March 31, 2009Amanda Kaiser and Koji Hirano

Richard Chai and Ben Jones show off their collaboration.

Fashion Scoops

Puppy Love for Chai… VW and Björk?… Off With Their Suits…

“The dog is so me,” said designer Richard Chai.

clock March 31, 2009WWD Staff

Cynthia Steffe’s rayon and spandex turtleneck and Rachel Comey’s silk skirt. Carolina Amato hat with a Shop the Look brooch and Vassilisa scarf; Subversive Jewelry pin and Falke tights.

Fashion Features

Grey Gardens-Inspired Fashions: The Beale Deal

For fall, designers are offering up elements of Little Edie Beale’s eccentric style, including distinctive prints and layering pieces.

clock March 31, 2009Venessa Lau

Tory Burch RTW Fall 2009

Ready To Wear

Tory Burch Expands Her World

Tory Burch has signed two long-term Asian distribution deals.

clock March 31, 2009Julee Kaplan

Karl Lagerfeld at the exhibition’s opening.

Fashion Features

Chanel Sponsors Royal Costume Show at Versailles

Chanel-sponsored exhibit, “Fastes de Cour & Cérémonies Royales,” shows royal dress in the palace of Versailles.

clock March 31, 2009Tina Isaac


Susan Davidson Leaves Creative Design Studio

Designer incubator ceo departs.

clock March 31, 2009David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Study Says Luxury Market to Decline in 2009

Altagamma says luxury boom is over.

clock March 31, 2009Andrew Roberts


Daslu’s Tranchesi Released Awaiting Appeal

Eliana Tranchesi, owner of Rio fashion emporium Daslu, was released from prison late Friday while she appeals her conviction for forming a criminal ring.

clock March 31, 2009Michael Kepp


Daily Stock Wrap: March 30, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock March 31, 2009WWD Staff


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