Signs of the New Times: Retailers’ Markdowns Are Sprouting

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Jessica Alba


Spring Lam

Jessica Alba and Derek Lam land at a luncheon at the Tod’s Rodeo Drive boutique to benefit Couture Cares.

clock April 17, 2009WWD Staff

KaDeWe in Germany


Arcandor Spinning Off Premium Stores

Arcandor to spin off premium department store operations and portion of catalogue business into a separate company called Atrys.

clock April 20, 2009Melissa Drier


NAF Closes In on Hampshire

NAF Holdings revealed Monday it had amassed more than 85 percent of Hampshire’s outstanding shares.

clock April 20, 2009Matthew Lynch


Banking Concerns Push Retail Stocks Down Monday

The S&P Retail Index slumped 12.65 points.

clock April 20, 2009Evan Clark

Colby McWilliams

Business Features

Neiman Marcus’ Colby McWilliams to Retire

Men’s fashion director announces retirement after 37 years with upscaleretailer.

clock April 20, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Guatam Sayal

Leather Goods

Buyers Seek Deals at Hong Kong Leather Fair

Buyers at the Asia Pacific Leather Fair in Hong Kong hoped to negotiate better prices, as the leather industry is undergoing one of its bleakest periods.

clock April 21, 2009Andrea Li

There were 225 exhibitors at the show.


Economy Impacts L.A. Textile Show

A slowing economy loomed over new trade show, Los Angeles International Textile show.

clock April 21, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran


Perelman Proposes Revlon Stock Deal

If Revlon Inc. majority stockholder Ronald Perelman’s stock deal would pay Revlon’s shareholders an annual cash dividend of 12.5 percent for four years.

clock April 21, 2009Evan Clark

A limited edition bag, with Selleria handles, created for the “Craft Punk” event.

Designer and Luxury

Scrap Mettle: Fendi Kicks Off ‘Craft Punk’ Event

Fendi’s Craft Punk show will launch during Salone del Mobile in Milan.

clock April 21, 2009Miles Socha

Beth Ostrosky Stern and Jeff Mahshie

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Puppy Love at L&T… Chloé Celebrates…

Lord & Taylor had the exclusive on puppy love… Kate Bosworth and Chloë Sevigny will host a party at Milk Studios for Chloé…

clock April 21, 2009WWD Staff

Business Features

General Growth Fallout Seen Continuing

Since General Growth filed for bankruptcy last week, tenants may see less maintenance staff at shopping malls.

clock April 21, 2009Vicki M. Young

A view of The Plaza.

Designer and Luxury

Douglas Hannant to Open at Plaza

Douglas Hannant will open his first freestanding store at The Plaza Retail Collection.

clock April 21, 2009WWD Staff

Kaufmanfranco’s crystal and sequin-embroidered silk chiffon dress. Elizabeth Locke cuffs, Hue tights and Christian Louboutin shoes.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2009 Fashion Trend: The Midas Touch

Fall’s sparkle comes from a variety of versions of gold.

clock April 21, 2009Bobbi Queen


Wal-Mart’s Scott Gets $30.2M Payday

Wal-Mart president and ceo H. Lee Scott received a pay package valued at $30.2 million, a 4.6 percent drop, for the fiscal year.

clock April 21, 2009Evan Clark and Sharon Edelson

Marc by Marc Jacobs store in London.

Designer and Luxury

Marc by Marc Boutique Swings Into London

Earlier this month, Marc by Marc opened its first British store in a former bank.

clock April 21, 2009Nina Jones


Decadestwo Pop-Up to Take Manhattan

Selma Blair and Rachel Zoe have donated clothing to Decadestwo in New York.

clock April 21, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Tracey Ullman


Memo Pad: Tracey As Miuccia… Jossip Down, Up…

Tracey Ullman got around to the fashion world… Shelly Branch and Sue Callaway are suing Penguin’s Gotham Books…

clock April 21, 2009WWD Staff

Arnold Scaasi


Arnold Scaasi’s Front Row View on First Ladies

Does experience count when dress-ing the First Lady?

clock April 21, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg and Bridget Foley

Sean “Diddy” Combs will announce the contest on Wednesday.


Sean John Seeks ‘Faces of the Future’

Starting Wednesday, Sean John will kick off an online search, entitled The Faces of the Future.

clock April 21, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Designer and Luxury

Varvatos Teams With Island for Battle of Bands

John Varvatos Enterprises has partnered with Island Records and Spin to create a rock band talent competition.

clock April 21, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Spring sales are happening sooner than ever.


A New Approach: Spring Markdowns Sprout Early

Recession prompts retailers from Bergdorf Goodman to J.C. Penney to introduce price cuts earlier than ever.

clock April 21, 2009David Moin and Holly Haber and Sharon Edelson

Chester French’s Max Drummey and D.A. Wallach.


French Class: Meet Chester French

Pop’s hottest rock band duo Chester French are pale-faced Harvard grads.

clock April 21, 2009Lauren Benet Stephenson

Beyoncé Knowles in Balmain.


Marching Orders: Celebs Wear Military-Style Jackets

Beyoncé Knowles, Kanye West and Rihanna have all been spotted sporting cadet-style jackets.

clock April 21, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: April 20, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock April 21, 2009WWD Staff

Some of Stila’s spring 2009 offerings


Patriarch’s Plans for Stila

Nearly a month after furloughing its entire employee base and igniting bankruptcy rumors, Stila is headed back into business.

clock April 21, 2009Julie Naughton and Rachel Brown


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Sergio Rossi


Sergio Rossi Pays Tribute to Namesake Founder

clock 8hLuisa Zargani

Social Studies