Recession’s Opportunity: A Slew of Retail Formats Plot Aggressive Growth

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The retail and shopping center industries may be down in the dumps, but some companies are looking on the bright side and still expanding. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Caroline Pieper-Vogt

Human Resources

Clarins Restructures Sales Force

Cosmetics and fragrance marketer Fusion Brands Inc. has appointed Caroline Pieper-Vogt as its new chief executive officer.

clock May 28, 2009Gillian Koenig

Human Resources

Richemont Taps Wikstrom for Exec Post

Retail veteran Marty Wikstrom will oversee Richemont’s Chloe, Azzedine Alaia, Alfred Dunhill, Lancel and Shanghai Tang businesses.

clock May 29, 2009Nina Jones


Tiffany Maintains Outlook Despite Fall in Net

Jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. sees some improvement in May sales and reaffirms guidance.

clock May 29, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Hugh Dancy, Christopher Bailey, Orlando Bloom and Claire Danes.


Burberry’s London Fog

The British brand celebrates its new U.S. headquarters.

clock May 29, 2009Vanessa Lawrence


Raynor Resigns From UNITE HERE

Set to join breakaway union Workers United.

clock May 29, 2009Ross Tucker


Wells Fargo Raises Hartmarx Deal Doubts

Wells Fargo charged Emerisque lacked the financing to buy the American apparel firm or a commitment to U.S. jobs if a deal can be struck.

clock May 29, 2009Vicki M. Young


Retail Stocks Finish Down in May

The S&P Retail Index dropped 6 percent last month to end at 318.92.

clock June 1, 2009Evan Clark


Oilily U.S. Parent Files Chapter 11

The parent company of the Oilily chain, which operates 25 stores in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday.

clock June 1, 2009WWD Staff

Astronauts in Louis Vuitton’s latest campaign.


Memo Pad: Astronauts Star in Vuitton Ads… Same-Sex Wedding Celebrations…

Vuitton ads feature astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Jim Lovell and Sally Ride, marking the 40th anniversary of “One giant leap for mankind.”

clock June 1, 2009WWD Staff

A Poleci sketch by Jeffrey Chow.


Chow Joins Poleci as Head Designer

Poleci has appointed Jeffrey Chow head designer for the brand.

clock June 1, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Retailers Bob and Jack Mitchell with Stan Tucker, formerly of Burberry


Industry Pays Tribute to Stan Gellers, Former DNR Editor

Men’s wear leaders convene Thursday at a memorial service for Stan Gellers, the former DNR senior editor and columnist who died in March.

clock June 1, 2009David Lipke

The Pink Slip boutique


Pink Slip Boutique Expands in Grand Central

Amid recession-driven layoffs, Margo Andros is giving a positive twist to the expression “pink slip.”

clock June 1, 2009Karyn Monget

One side of the economy that was reflected at ReCon: A rendering of the massive CityCenter project which had been stalled over financial issues.


Retail Concepts Look to Grow at ReCon Convention

A plethora of projects were discussed at this year’s ICSC ReCon convention, but it was a decidedly quieter affair.

clock June 1, 2009Sharon Edelson

Peaches Geldof in a new Miss Ultimo ad.


Peaches Geldof Featured in Miss Ultimo Campaign

Peaches Geldof has been named the new model for lingerie label Miss Ultimo and will be featured in an ad campaign.

clock June 1, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Kate Goes Vintage… Homecoming for Dior… Posen’s Posse…

Kate Moss is adding some vintage to her fragrance wardrobe.

clock June 1, 2009WWD Staff

Styles from Project PEP  by Jimmy Choo.

Designer and Luxury

Jimmy Choo Creates Charity Line for Elton John Foundation

Jimmy Choo, known for sharp stilettos and edgy clutches, is showing its softer side.

clock June 1, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Vacheron Constantin’s Mexico watch from its Métiers d’Art Les Masques collection.

Designer and Luxury

Vacheron Constantin to Unveil Ltd. Edition Watches

Watch collectors, take note. Vacheron Constantin is finally unveiling the third — and last — set of its Métiers d’Art Les Masques collection.

clock June 1, 2009Venessa Lau


Findings: Viva Taps Rianna… Tre Chic…

Viva International Group has named Sal Rianna chief financial officer and chief administrative officer.

clock June 1, 2009WWD Staff

Deborah Devonshire at Chatsworth in 1970.


Noble Effort: Notes From the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

Her eyesight is failing and she can’t read much anymore, but that hasn’t dampened the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire’s passion for the written word.

clock June 1, 2009Samantha Conti

Karl Lagerfeld snaps Moscow.

Fashion Features

Lagerfeld’s Moscow Adventure

Karl Lagerfeld and Naomi Campbell visit Moscow for a presentation of Chanel’s Paris-Moscow collection.

clock June 1, 2009Alastair Gee

Fashion Scoops

Williamson to Show in London

Today Matthew Williamson will reveal his decision to show in London in September.

clock June 1, 2009Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Lacroix Vows Fight to Keep House Alive

Christian Lacroix has told his collaborators he will give “200 percent” to keep the 22-year-old couture house intact.

clock June 1, 2009Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil


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Theresa May announces her resignation outside No.10 Downing Street


Theresa May Steps Down as U.K. Prime Minister, Pound Surges

clock May 24, 2019Fiona Ma

Social Studies