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Business Features

Gottschalks Liquidation Set for Court Hearing

Stalking-horse group wins bid in Delaware bankruptcy court.

clock March 30, 2009Vicki M. Young

Opening Ceremony’s New York store.


Opening Ceremony to Expand in Japan With Onward

Onward and Opening Ceremony will hold a press conference Wednesday in Tokyo.

clock March 31, 2009Amanda Kaiser and Jessica Iredale

Stella McCartney


NRDC Honors Stella McCartney

Environmental group celebrates designer’s eco-efforts at its annual Forces for Nature gala.

clock March 31, 2009WWD Staff

Michelle Obama wearing Thakoon.

Fashion Features

Michelle Obama Travels in Style

Michelle Obama arrived on her first official trip to Europe in style, wearing Thakoon and later, Jason Wu.

clock March 31, 2009Marc Karimzadeh


Retail Stocks Rise, Consumer Confidence Steadies

S&P store monitor up 16.6 percent in March, 5.2 percent in 2009.

clock March 31, 2009Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr


P&G Sells Ethnic Brands to New Firm RCJP

P&G sells ethnic beauty brands to husband-and-wife team, Eric Brown and Renee Cottrell-Brown, who plan to return them to their former glory.

clock April 1, 2009Andrea Nagel


In Milan, Niche Fragrance Fair Debuts Thursday

A new niche fragrance fair called Esxence, will inaugurate its first edition here beginning Thursday.

clock April 1, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Marketing and Promotion

In Diverse Nation, Minority Buying Power Grows

Study shows Hispanic Americans leading growth in buying power.

clock April 1, 2009Dick Silverman

Ann Taylor

Marketing and Promotion

When the Rich Get Less Rich

Even after the recession, luxury consumption might continue to shrink.

clock April 1, 2009Valerie Seckler

Government and Trade

USTR Says Many Protectionist Trade Barriers Remain

USTR report cites China as major concern.

clock April 1, 2009Liza Casabona and Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

OECD Predicts Declines in Global Economy and Trade

OECD forecasts world output will contract 2.7 percent this year, and World Bank economists anticipate rich economies to decline 3 percent.

clock April 1, 2009John Zarocostas

The exterior of the 1,850-square-foot store.

Designer and Luxury

Tommy Hilfiger Opens First East Hampton Unit

Tommy Hilfiger opened its first store in East Hampton, N.Y., last week.

clock April 1, 2009Whitney Beckett

Fall sportswear from Sherry Cassin.

Ready To Wear

Sherry Cassin Launches Bridge Line

High-end fur outerwear and accessories label Cassin is launching a bridge sportswear line for fall called Sherry Cassin.

clock April 1, 2009Whitney Beckett

Cooper Martin pants are designed for people with limited mobility.

Ready To Wear

A Clothing Line for Those With Limited Mobility

Cooper Martin LLC’s start direct sales of pants for those with limited mobility in April.

clock April 1, 2009Whitney Beckett

Inside Gucci’s Sloane Street store.

Business Features

Di Marco Takes Hands-on Approach at Gucci

New CEO Patrizio di Marco talks strategy, revamped London store for Gucci.

clock April 1, 2009Luisa Zargani and Samantha Conti

Mills’ cover for the 1995 Sonic Youth album, “Washing Machine.”


Contains Graphic Content: Mike Mills

Indie favorite artist and filmmaker Mike Mills has his first retrospective book featuring his work with Marc Jacobs, Colette and Sonic Youth.

clock April 1, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

A LemLem with Crewcuts party dress.


Model Citizen: Liya Kebede’s LemLem Collection

Top model Liya Kebede tackles an acting career, a children’s clothing line and charitable causes.

clock April 1, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

The Royal Exchange at the heart of London’s financial center.


London Prepares and Dresses Casually for G-20 Summit

Demonstrations, traffic jams and more expected at the G-20 summit in London.

clock April 1, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Resort Season Becoming Scaled-Back Affair

Christian Dior, which last May staged a splashy, celebrity-studded megashow for its cruise collection in New York, is skipping the runway this season.

clock April 1, 2009Miles Socha


Ullman Earnings Exceed $10M in 2008

Pay package is 25.5% above prior year’s.

clock April 1, 2009Arnold J. Karr


John Gunn Named to Americas Post at Esprit

Former Hilfiger executive to oversee expansion in North and South America.

clock April 1, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Physicians Formula Posts $24.5M Loss

Physicians Formula Holdings Inc. reported a fourth-quarter loss of $24.5 million, citing retailers’ ongoing grip on inventory control.

clock April 1, 2009Molly Prior

The Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace.


Retail Fear and Closings in Las Vegas

Downturn marks new phase in the evolution of Las Vegas evolution.

clock April 1, 2009Rachel Brown and Anne Riley-Katz

Tiret’s customized Range Rover dubbed “The Coupe.”

Fashion Scoops

Damon Dash’s Ride… Pinault in a Jam… Tahari’s TV Blitz…

Tiret, the over-the-top luxury diamond watch firm cofounded by Damon Dash and Daniel Lazar, has a new “Coupe.”

clock April 1, 2009WWD Staff


Impairment Throws G-III to 4th-Qtr. Loss

Wilsons, Andrew Marc acquisitions cut into bottom line.

clock April 1, 2009Brenner Thomas and Arnold J. Karr


Memo Pad: Martha Stewart’s Millions… Men Looking Good…

Shareholders of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. may be more interested than usual in the company’s upcoming annual meeting.

clock April 1, 2009WWD Staff

Francisco Costa, in conversation with Valerie Steele.

Designer and Luxury

Francisco Costa: On the Making of a Designer

Francisco Costa, women’s creative director of Calvin Klein Collection, spoke to a FIT audience this week about his path to the top.

clock April 1, 2009Marc Karimzadeh


Daily Stock Wrap: March 31, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock April 1, 2009WWD Staff

Rubin Singer’s metal and silk lamé dress. Catherine Malandrino belt; bracelets by Alexis Bittar and Erickson Beamon; Hue tights and Christian Louboutin shoes.

Fashion Features

Super Power: Ciara’s Strong Side

Ciara Princess Harris — Ciara to her fans — brings three publicists, a personal assistant, a bodyguard and two rodent-sized dogs to her WWD photo shoot.

clock April 1, 2009Nick Axelrod


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