The Forever Sale: Retailers Slow Pace of Markdowns

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A look from Click.


Buyers Proactive About Business

Seasoned store owners are ramping up their sales efforts.

clock May 14, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Marion Cotillard in Dior with Guillaume Canet.


Dior Fetes Cotillard at Cannes

Dior brought a flavor of the Orient to Cannes for its dinner honoring muse Marion Cotillard.

clock May 25, 2009Katya Foreman and Ellen Groves

Business Features

Improved Consumer Confidence Lifts Retail Shares

Investors drove the S&P Retail Index up 4 percent Tuesday on rise in Consumer Confidence Index.

clock May 26, 2009Evan Clark and Melissa Drier

Moschino Cheap & Chic Resort 2010

Fashion Show Reviews

Moschino Cheap & Chic Resort 2010

Rossella Jardini revisited the Fifties with feminine looks, a dash of sexy and an abundance of gingham in varying sizes.

clock May 26, 2009WWD Staff

Thread Social’s silk organza dress with rayon underlay. Megan Odabash bangles; Christian Louboutin shoes.

Fashion Trends

Holiday 2009 Fashion Trend: You’re So Transparent

Designers Nanette Lepore, Cynthia Rowley and Gemma Kahng are playing the transparency card this holiday season.

clock May 27, 2009Antonia Sardone


Penney’s to Add Alexander Julian Colours for Fall

J.C. Penney will add another venerable name to its men’s wear mix for fall — Alexander Julian.

clock May 27, 2009Jean E. Palmieri


Fribad Cosmetics Group Files for Bankruptcy

Fribad Cosmetics Group has declared bankruptcy.

clock May 27, 2009Susan Stone

Ed Hardy will anchor Audigier’s portfolio at MAGIC.

Marketing and Promotion

Audigier to Show at MAGIC

Advanstar Fashion Group reveals that Christian Audigier will bring his portfolio of brands to MAGIC this summer.

clock May 27, 2009Brenner Thomas

Britney Spears sparked 1 billion media impressions since Candie’s tapped her as the fashion brand’s spokesmodel.


The Perils of Celebrity Marketing

Famous faces can present brands with unexpected challenges.

clock May 27, 2009Valerie Seckler

Diane Kruger


Cannes Highlights

Hollywood heavies reflect on their favorite moments from the film festival.

clock May 27, 2009Katya Foreman and Ellen Groves

Mélanie Laurent


French Made: Interview With Mélanie Laurent

Melanie Laurent stars opposite Brad Pitt in Tarantino’s much-hyped WWII flick “Inglourious Basterds.”

clock May 27, 2009Katya Foreman

Forever 21 is looking to acquire 17 Gottschalks stores.


Forever 21 Sets Sights on Gottschalks Stores

Submits $17.7M bid for 17 Gottschalks locations.

clock May 27, 2009Matthew Lynch


Jury Deadlocked in Forever 21, Trovata Case

The federal jury deliberating allegations that Forever 21 knowingly copied the designs of Trovata told a judge Tuesday that it was deadlocked.

clock May 27, 2009Rachel Brown

Government and Trade

Judge Rejects Raynor Court Request

Bruce Raynor had pledged to seek an injunction against Wilhelm, but a U.S. district court judge denied his request.

clock May 27, 2009Matthew Lynch

Government and Trade

OSHA Cites Wal-Mart in ‘Black Friday’ Case

OSHA proposed a $7,000 fine, the maximum possible under the law, to Wal-Mart for inadequate crowd management at the time of the Black Friday trampling.

clock May 27, 2009Liza Casabona

A bestseller from Double Zero.


Vendors Express Optimism at Fame and Moda Manhattan

“The worst is behind us” was the prevailing sentiment at the FAME and Moda Manhattan trade shows.

clock May 27, 2009Nick Axelrod


The Forever Sale: Retailers Slow Pace of Markdowns

This past Memorial Day weekend, the traditional trigger for major spring clearances, stores appeared to take a more measured approach to markdowns and sales.

clock May 27, 2009David Moin


Memo Pad: Aggregating Style… Salvatore Moving On… On With LAetcetera…

As politics and fashion become more intertwined, The Huffington Post sees its style section as a major potential growth platform.

clock May 27, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Ferre to Launch Jewelry

Gianfranco Ferré is to launch jewelry under license with Damiani.

clock May 27, 2009Andrew Roberts

Seated: Vladimir Kagan, Chris Lehrecke, Kenny Scharf, Jens Risom. 
Standing:  Patrick Naggar,  Paul Mathieu, Kevin Walz, Ralph Pucci.


Ralph Pucci Tome ‘Show’ Feted in N.Y.

Anna Sui was among the hundreds of guests that steadily streamed through the Pucci showroom to fete “Show” book.

clock May 27, 2009David Moin

Oscar de la Renta’s sketch of the bubble-hemmed dress.

Fashion Scoops

High Style for Free… Cotillard’s Spin… Pop-Up Shops and Soda Pop…

Online shoppers at ideeli Inc., an invitation-only online site, will have a chance to win a one-of-a-kind dress by Oscar de la Renta.

clock May 27, 2009WWD Staff

Jonathan L. Bing, valedictorian Jessica Morganstern, LIM president Elizabeth S. Marcuse and Stephen I. Sadove.


Sadove’s Advice for Grads

Stephen I. Sadove knows a thing or two about branding and its relevance to college graduates.

clock May 27, 2009David Moin

Burberry is opening a new headquarters on Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

Designer and Luxury

Burberry to Unveil New York Headquarters

Burberry is ready to take Manhattan, unveiling its new Madison Avenue headquarters on Thursday.

clock May 27, 2009Samantha Conti

Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2009 Backstage

Designer and Luxury

Cavalli Rethinks Sale of Stake, Again

“I’m not so sure I want to sell in the end,” the designer Roberto Cavalli told WWD in an exclusive interview.

clock May 27, 2009Luisa Zargani

Mergers and Acquisitions

Escada Sells Primera Labels to Mutares AG

Escada has sold three of its Primera division labels — Apriori, Cavita and Laurèl — to the Munich-based holding company Mutares AG.

clock May 27, 2009Melissa Drier


Daily Stock Wrap: May 26, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock May 27, 2009WWD Staff


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