12 Global Cities Plan Major Retail Initiative

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Stores in 12 majorcities worldwide will band together to stage“Fashion’s Night Out.”SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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S&K Famous Brands to Liquidate

Hilco, Gordon Bros. expected to submit bids for bankrupt men’s chain.

clock May 20, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Dan Caten, Dita Von Teese, Paris Hilton, and Dean Caten.


Caten Twins Shine in Cannes

Paris Hilton and Dita Von Teese celebrate Dsquared2’s first French store and new vintage-inspired eyewear line.

clock May 20, 2009Ellen Groves

Ann Taylor

Business Features

Target, Others Top Muted Estimates

Low expectations paid some high dividends for retailers, including Target and AnnTaylor, reporting first-quarter results on Wednesday.

clock May 20, 2009Evan Clark and Alexandra Steigrad and Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr and Matthew Lynch

Jim Gold, Terry Lundgren, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Anna Wintour.


Calling All Shoppers: 12 Cities Plan Major Retail Initiative

Fashion’s Night Out seeks to jumpstart retail sales this fall.

clock May 20, 2009David Moin and Rosemary Feitelberg

Karmel & Alden has landed at CMC.

Ready To Wear

New Lines at L.A. Market

Lines making their Los Angeles debuts during market week.

clock May 21, 2009Sara Lerner

Ready To Wear

Outlook Brightens for Fall II Market in L.A.

As shoppers cautiously return to stores, buyers are geared up for the fall II-holiday market taking place downtown June 12 to 16.

clock May 21, 2009Marcy Medina

Ready To Wear

Los Angeles Market Calendar

Los Angeles Fashion Market, Fall II/Holiday 2009, June 12 to 16.

clock May 21, 2009WWD Staff

Dior Homme’s wool jacket, Kostym by Cheap Monday’s cotton shirt and Ksubi’s cotton and spandex denim jeans

Fashion Features

Men’s 2009 Fashion Trend: Girl on Guy

Borrowing from the boys is not exactly a revolutionary sartorial concept for most modern-day women.

clock May 21, 2009Vanessa Lawrence


Memo Pad: Second Life… March of the Penguin… Miranda Kerr’s Kiss…

When Conde Nast Portfolio folded last month, Advertising Age reported the magazine’s companion Web site, Portfolio.com, might stay alive in some form.

clock May 21, 2009WWD Staff


Global Foreign Investment Falling

Recession caused steep drop in foreign investment.

clock May 21, 2009John Zarocostas


Kensie Signs Deal for Denim Line

Kensie has signed a licensing deal with the New York-based Alpha Garment Inc. to produce a Kensie denim collection for fall 2009 selling.

clock May 21, 2009Julee Kaplan

Human Resources

Adidas AG Taps Executives

Adidas AG on Wednesday named top executives to head sales and retail at its Adidas and Reebok brands.

clock May 21, 2009Miles Socha

Government and Trade

Obama’s China Policy Defended by Geithner

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner went on the defensive before a Senate panel, outlining why the agency declined to cite China for currency “manipulation.”

clock May 21, 2009Kristi Ellis


Daily Stock Wrap: May 20, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock May 21, 2009WWD Staff


N.C. Court Upholds Tax Ruling Against Wal-Mart

Court decides state could recalculate taxes owed by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to include its subsidiaries.

clock May 21, 2009Matthew Lynch


Jones Shareholders Win ‘Say on Pay’

Jones CEO Wes Card reveals he declined $800,000 bonus in 2008.

clock May 21, 2009Vicki M. Young

Real Estate

Dallas’ Highland Park Village Sold

Business executive Ray Washburne makes purchase of open-air shopping center Highland Park in Dallas for an estimated $160M.

clock May 21, 2009Holly Haber

Behind the scenes with Emily DiDonato on a Maybelline New York ad shoot.

Human Resources

Maybelline Signs Model Emily DiDonato

Maybelline New York has signed model Emily DiDonato as a new spokeswoman for the brand.

clock May 21, 2009Andrea Nagel

Marketing and Promotion

On the Bright Side: Shoppers Buy Beauty Online

Despite the economy’s impact on purchasing across most retail channels, the Internet has been a bright spot for beauty.

clock May 21, 2009Matthew W. Evans

A look from Hartmarx.


Emerisque’s Bidding on Hartmarx a Third Time

Third offer by Emerisque for bankrupt clothier Hartmarx expires today.

clock May 21, 2009Vicki M. Young

Ready To Wear

Sean John Enters Spain

Sean John has made its first major apparel foray into a market outside North America via a distribution agreement with Spanish department store El Corte Inglés.

clock May 21, 2009David Lipke

A rendering of MAGIC’s new format for its Men’s showcase.

Business Features

Magic Revamping Men’s Area for August

Men’s, usually home to classification manufacturers and traditional sportswear brands, will sport a revamped format.

clock May 21, 2009Brenner Thomas


Eye: Graydon Carter Testifies at Astor Trial

Graydon Carter, testifying in the trial of Anthony Marshall, recalled society doyenne Brooke Astor was forgetful in later years.

clock May 21, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Abbie Cornish


Poetry in Motion: Abbie Cornish in ‘Bright Star’

The Australian actress Abbie Cornish goes period in “Bright Star.”

clock May 21, 2009Katya Foreman


Jack Victor Set to Acquire Riviera

Tailored clothing company Jack Victor Ltd. is close to acquiring Riviera Inc., a better trouser company, according to market sources.

clock May 21, 2009Brenner Thomas

Brad Pitt in a Tom Ford pastel two-piece suit, white shirt and a gray cashmere scarf wrapped around his neck and tucked into the shirt.


Brad Pitt Hits the Red Carpet in Cannes

Brad Pitt wore a pastel Tom Ford suit to the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s latest film “Inglourious Basterds.”

clock May 21, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Giorgio Armani Recovering From Illness

Giorgio Armani is recovering from a case of hepatitis, according to the fashion house.

clock May 21, 2009Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Lanvin Posts Profit, Sales Gain 29 Percent

Lanvin, fueled by the creativity of Alber Elbaz, can face the economic crisis “in a healthy way,” said executive vice president Thierry Andretta.

clock May 21, 2009Miles Socha

A rendering of the new Ron Herman.


Ron Herman to Open in Tokyo

Ron Herman is going global.

clock May 21, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Brooke Shields

Fashion Scoops

Cocktails With Brooke Shields… Vuitton’s Gardening… Knit Hit…

Brooke Shields and jeweler Kimberly McDonald hosted a cocktail party at Les Deux Tuesday night to celebrate McDonald’s latest collection.

clock May 21, 2009WWD Staff

Adam Lambert

Color Cosmetics

Glitterama: Adam Lambert’s Glam Look

While a stylish group of guys are subtly working women’s clothes into their ensembles, “American Idol” fan-favorite Adam Lambert has a more flamboyant look.

clock May 21, 2009WWD Staff


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