Shrinking by the Day: Wave of Store Closures Swamps Los Angeles

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An epidemic of specialty store closings and consolidations is sweeping through the Los Angeles region.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business Features

Coach Eyes ‘New Normal’ After Recession

Firm remains confident in its business outlook.

clock April 21, 2009Vicki M. Young

YSL ankle boot in black patent leather with “cage” heel in silver metal.

Business Features

PPR Sales Fall 2.6 Percent

PPR’s dip in first-quarter sales reflects the challenging market for luxury goods.

clock April 21, 2009Miles Socha

Items from Margiela.

Fashion Scoops

Maison Margiela Launches Home Line

Collection debuts at Salone del Mobile.

clock April 21, 2009Luisa Zargani

Hartwig Langer of Procter & Gamble

Human Resources

P&G’s Hartwig Langer to Retire

In the second top-level departure within two months at Procter & Gamble Co., Hartwig Langer announced his retirement Tuesday.

clock April 21, 2009Pete Born and Molly Prior

Penélope Cruz in vintage Chanel.

Marketing and Promotion

Women Cast Closer Eye on Fashion Brands

The number of women in the U.S. who say it’s becoming more important to them to wear specific fashion brands has almost doubled this year.

clock April 22, 2009Valerie Seckler

A shopper looks through clothing at a Goodwill store in Macon, Ga.


Thrift Shops Thrive Amid Recession

A survey of secondhand thrift shops found sales were up an average of 30 percent in more than 71 percent of the stores.

clock April 22, 2009Cecily Hall

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent’s cashmere wool blend sweater, Bobi’s cotton turtleneck and 4 Stroke’s cotton and T-400 pants. Christys’ Crown Series hat.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2009 Fashion Trend: Cozy Does It

Comfort counts for fall, as designers offer easy plaids, soft knits and worn denim.

clock April 22, 2009Leila Baboi

Peter Copping

Designer and Luxury

Copping Takes Over at Nina Ricci

French fashion house Nina Ricci has named Peter Copping as its new artistic director, confirming earlier reports by WWD that he would succeed Olivier Theskyens.

clock April 22, 2009Miles Socha

Hartwig Langer of Procter & Gamble

Human Resources

P&G’s Hartwig Langer to Retire

In the second top-level departure within two months at Procter & Gamble Co., Hartwig Langer announced plans to retire in January.

clock April 22, 2009Pete Born and Molly Prior


DKNY Inks License For Men’s Topcoats

Donna Karan International has added a new name to its growing roster of DKNY licensees: George Weintraub & Sons.

clock April 22, 2009WWD Staff


Hampshire Cutting Jobs, Expenses

Hampshire Group is shedding 75 jobs, as deadline for takeover by NAF Holdings looms.

clock April 22, 2009Matthew Lynch

Faith Hill as Grace Kelly, one of four covers for Redbook’s May issue.


Memo Pad: Gilles Bensimon’s New Gig… No Turnaround at the Times…

Gilles Bensimon has landed at Redbook… New York Times recorded $74M loss for the first quarter… Rachel Bilson lands a column in In Style…

clock April 22, 2009WWD Staff

Empty storefronts of Robertson Boulevard.


Down and Out: Store Closings Spread in L.A.

The shutdowns and consolidations are multiplying at Los Angeles boutiques.

clock April 22, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Government and Trade

EBay Pushes Its Crime-Fighting Efforts

Auction site has become the target of Congressional action.

clock April 22, 2009Kristi Ellis

Michael Gould, Brooke Garber Neidich, chairwoman of the NYU Child Study Center and Dr. Harold Koplewicz.


Bloomingdale’s Lunch Raises Funds for Child Research

Bloomingdale’s spring-summer fashion presentation and luncheon to benefit the NYU Child Study Center is becoming something of a tradition.

clock April 22, 2009Sharon Edelson

Malibu Lumber Yard


Reshaping Retail in Malibu, Calif.

The new Malibu Lumber Yard, a shopping plaza for the beach-chic community, is part of a move toward well-known brands.

clock April 22, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Government and Trade

UNITE HERE Takes Action Against Raynor

General executive board of UNITE HERE voted Tuesday to authorize the suspension of its general president, Bruce Raynor, for up to 90 days.

clock April 22, 2009Kristi Ellis


Dillards Take Pay Cuts in ’08

In addition to pay cuts in ’08, Dillard’s execs cut down on airplane use.

clock April 22, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Battle for Target’s Board Continues

Target rejects activist investor William Ackman push for single proxy card.

clock April 22, 2009Evan Clark

M Missoni Fall 2009

Designer and Luxury

M Missoni to Launch More Collections

M Missoni is expanding its product offer with accessories this summer and a new denim collection for spring 2010.

clock April 22, 2009Luisa Zargani

Ready To Wear

Hilfiger Discontinues Canadian Wholesale Operation

Tommy Hilfiger has discontinued its Canadian wholesale women’s and men’s business to concentrate exclusively on the expansion of its retail business there.

clock April 22, 2009Lisa Lockwood

Norma Kamali at Fashion Group Foundation’s trend panel.

Fashion Features

Panelists Tackle What’s Next for Fashion

What’s next for fashion, and how should the industry tackle the future?

clock April 22, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama Headlines Gala… Dekkers Closing…

At Tuesday’s “Welcome to Washington” tribute, Michelle Obama was billed… Marlies Dekkers closed its first U.S. boutique…

clock April 22, 2009WWD Staff

Patrick Robinson (right) with a model.


Blue State: Gap Updates Denim Choices

In the latest installment of Gap Inc.’s step-by-step makeover, denim is getting a major update.

clock April 22, 2009Jessica Iredale


Daily Stock Wrap: April 21, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock April 22, 2009WWD Staff


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