Shoring Up the Store: Istithmar Backs Barneys With Additional Funding

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Business Features

Recession Fears Linger as Stock Drops

Unexpected drop in March retail sales pushes retail shares down 2.5 percent Tuesday.

clock April 14, 2009Evan Clark and Liza Casabona and Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

CFDA Ratifies New Board Members

Tory Burch, David Yurman and Marcus Wainwright tapped.

clock April 14, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

David Jackson

Business Features

Istithmar Backs Barneys With Additional Funding

Istithmar said pumping over $25 million into the luxury chain Barneys to ensure fall deliveries and to ease liquidity concerns.

clock April 14, 2009David Moin

Levi’s president and ceo John Anderson.


Levi’s Earnings Fall 50.5 Percent

U.S. and European markets dragged down first-quarter results for denim giant Levi Strauss & Co.

clock April 14, 2009Ross Tucker

Dick Baker

Business Features

Former Ocean Pacific President Dick Baker Dies at 62

Executive was a 30-year industry veteran.

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“Pow! Right Between the Eyes” packs some surprises of its own, including two comedic forwards, one written by John Cleese, the other by Craig Ferguson.

Marketing and Promotion

Memorable Marketing: The Element of Surprise

Marketing consultant Andy Nulman, author of “Pow! Right Between the Eyes,” discusses “surprise marketing.”

clock April 15, 2009Valerie Seckler

A shot of Old Navy’s most recent weekly in-store promotion, which features discounts for all members of the family, including infants, toddlers, children, men and women.


Survey Finds ‘Family Friendly’ Store Traits

Price, convenience and assortment are among the key elements considered to be “family friendly.”

clock April 15, 2009Cecily Hall

Government and Trade

Domestic Wholesale Apparel Prices Rise in March

While wholesale prices for U.S.-made apparel increased, deflation remains a primary risk.

clock April 15, 2009Liza Casabona


Woolworth Deutschland Files for Bankruptcy

German retailer Woolworth Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG confirmed Tuesday it filed for bankruptcy over Easter weekend.

clock April 15, 2009Melissa Drier

Ready To Wear

Tommy Bahama Retools Women’s

With new team in place, Tommy Bahama brand boosts sales.

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The interior of Madison.


Madison, Diavolina Depart Robertson Boulevard

Rising rents force trendy L.A. boutiques, including Madison and Diavolina, to move to Third Street from Robertson Boulevard.

clock April 15, 2009Anne Riley-Katz


Jaye Hersh’s Intuition Looks East

Jaye Hersh is taking her Intuition boutique to Tokyo.

clock April 15, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Thea Green

Color Cosmetics

Beauty Exec Thea Green Rolls Out Lashes

Nail salon owner Thea Green is batting for the false lashes industry.

clock April 15, 2009Brid Costello

Chantal Thomass cosmetics for Nivea.

Color Cosmetics

Nivea, Chantal Thomass Team for Line

Nivea has teamed with lingerie designer Chantal Thomass to create a limited edition makeup collection.

clock April 15, 2009Ryan Stevens


Ferragamo Moves… Wasik Joins Stephens…

Linda Russell has been named senior vice president… Kenneth Wasik has joined Stephens Inc…

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A spring ad for the relaunched Calvin Klein white label.


Better Floors Lower Prices, Focus on Key Items

While department store better floors sputter because of the recession, companies hope a stream of launches and relaunches will help jump-start the sector.

clock April 15, 2009Whitney Beckett

Kevan Hall’s beaded and sequin silk cardigan and silk matelassé skirt, worn with Marni shoes.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2009 Fashion Trend: Earth, Wind and Fire

Subtle heat is the attitude for fall, as contemporary designers give Seventies classics a modern feel.

clock April 15, 2009Leila Baboi

Companies that don’t traditionally sponsor the MLB are partnering with the new Yankee stadium.

Marketing and Promotion

Apparel Firms Partner With Yankee Stadium

Tommy Bahama and Weatherproof Garment sponsor new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

clock April 15, 2009Brenner Thomas

A page from Lisa Perry’s new e-commerce site.

Ready To Wear

Lisa Perry and Lululemon Add E-Commerce

Lisa Perry and Lululemon are both extending their reach via e-commerce.

clock April 15, 2009Marc Karimzadeh and Whitney Beckett

Chanel No.5 interpreted by Studio Job.

Fashion Scoops

Interpreting Chanel No. 5… Lindsay Lohan’s Last Laugh…

25 artists and industrial designers create varied takes on the iconic Chanel No.5 bottle for Kuwait retailer Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah’s gallery.

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At the TriBeCa Ball.


Wild Things: Eccentric Fashion on the Social Scene

A selection of out-there looks from the party circuit.

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Allison Miller


Teen Queen: WWD Interviews Allison Miller

Allison Miller discusses her role as a perky teenager in the new comedy “17 Again.”

clock April 15, 2009Amanda FitzSimons

Thai protesters forced officials to close down several malls in Bangkok.

Government and Trade

Shopping Malls in Bangkok Reopen

Major shopping centers, like the upscale Siam Paragon at the heart of Bangkok’s retail district, are reopening after civil unrest.

clock April 15, 2009Joyce Barrett


Woman Fined $7.5M in Hermès Case

Taiwan court orders former Hermes employee to pay the French luxury goods house $7.5 million for the alleged sale of four fake Birkin bags.

clock April 15, 2009Glenn Smith


Invista in Settlement With EPA

In reaching a settlement with the EPA, fiber producer Invista will spend an estimated $500M to comply with environmental regulations.

clock April 15, 2009Matthew Lynch

The French Elle cover featuring Monica Bellucci.


Memo Pad: Monica Bellucci Revealed… Hachette Pay Cuts…

Monica Bellucci graces the cover of French Elle in a white Christian Dior cashmere sweater, but not a lick of makeup on her face.

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Daily Stock Wrap: April 14, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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