A Case of the Jitters: Retail Stocks Decline, Wal-Mart Outlook Cut

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Bernard Arnault.

Business Features

Arnault Spies More Demanding Customers After Downturn

“Nothing will be the same again,” LVMH chief tells luxury summit.

clock June 15, 2009Elena Berton

Jennifer Aniston in Prada.


Women in Film’s Award Night

At the Women in Film’s Annual Crystal and Lucy Awards, Jennifer Aniston and Holly Hunter took home top awards.

clock June 15, 2009WWD Staff


Brant Publications Sues O’Brien

Brant Publications has filed a lawsuit against ousted chief executive officer Glenn O’Brien for breach of contract.

clock June 15, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Business Features

Syms, Vornado Win Filene’s Auction

Bid of $62.4 million is said to assume more leases than Men’s Wearhouse, Crown combination.

clock June 15, 2009Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

An indigo blue dress by Abi Ferrin.

Ready To Wear

Tight Budgets, Better Mood at Dallas Market

A sense that better times were coming prevailed at the fall II and holiday market that ended its four-day run June 7 at FashionCenterDallas.

clock June 16, 2009Holly Haber

A view of the hand-made lace section in the new International City of Lace and Fashion in Calais.


Calais Cuts Ribbon on Lace Museum

A 19th-century red-brick factory reopened in Calais, the capital of lace, last week as a museum dedicated to the fabric it once produced.

clock June 16, 2009Katya Foreman


Swatches: Australian Wool Initiative… Parson’s Fur-Free Project…

Australian Wool Innovation has introduced a guide to sourcing merino wool garments in Bangladesh.

clock June 16, 2009WWD Staff

The McCartney Family Launches Meat Free Monday.

Fashion Scoops

Paul McCartney’s Veggie Spiel… Jacobs and Martone May Wed in Provincetown…

Sir Paul McCartney offered a recipe for vegetarian living in London Monday.

clock June 16, 2009WWD Staff

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

Business Features

Dolce & Gabbana to Cut Prices

Designers Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce aim to reduce prices for their clothing by 10 to 20 percent while maintaining quality.

clock June 16, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Brand Matter Signs New Caribbean Joe Licensee

Ivory International to make Caribbean Joe brand’s moderate-priced women’s and children’s apparel.

clock June 16, 2009Lisa Lockwood


Retail Stocks Slide on Wal-Mart Downgrade

Retail shares fell Monday, dropping 1.4 percent after Goldman Sachs cut Wal-Mart to “neutral” from “buy.”

clock June 16, 2009Evan Clark and Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Italian Fashion Sector Sees Uptick

Mario Boselli, head of Italy’s Chamber of Fashion, said “the past two months revealed better-than-expected retail sales.”

clock June 16, 2009Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Zenith Watch Brand Said Cutting Jobs

Trade union sources say 70 positions are being eliminated by Zenith, the Swiss watchmaker.

clock June 16, 2009Elena Berton

Ming Lam


In the Garment District: Saving Hands Behind the Brands

As Manhattan struggles to keep its glitz in the downtrodden economy, Garment Center tenants are distressed.

clock June 16, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


Marionnaud to Lay Off About 700 Employees

Marionnaud Group plans to lay off approximately 700 employees in France, or some 17 percent of its workforce there.

clock June 16, 2009Jennifer Weil


Reamir Barbershop to Give 100 Free Haircuts

In advance of Father’s Day, cuts will be given to out-of-work men.

clock June 16, 2009WWD Staff

An Ever Special Cut jacket for the upcoming Project Las Vegas.

Ready To Wear

Project Partners With Vendors for Exclusive Items

Project Las Vegas is initiating a new program in which select vendors create designs that will be exclusively available at the trade show in September.

clock June 16, 2009David Lipke

Brendan Hoffman, Jill Granoff, Karen Harvey, Stephanie George and Adam Lippes


Adam Lippes and Jill Granoff Discuss Recession Strategies

Panel discusses change in the new business environment.

clock June 16, 2009David Moin


Camuto Signs Red Carter for Jessica Simpson Swimwear

The Camuto Group, the New York-based master licensee for the Jessica Simpson brand, has signed a licensing agreement with Red Carter LLC.

clock June 16, 2009Julee Kaplan


California AG Sues Target

California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown, 20 district attorneys and the Los Angeles City Attorney sued Target Corp. on Monday.

clock June 16, 2009Marcy Medina

Place Vendôme in Paris.

Designer and Luxury

Jewelry Firms Focus on Security Measures

Recent police statistics have revealed a marked increase in raids on luxury jewelry across Europe.

clock June 16, 2009Elena Berton

The cover of the upcoming Martin Margiela book.


Memo Pad: Speaking of Margiela… Shulman’s Stance… ‘Boring’ Economy…

A book devoted to Martin Margiela includes essays from Jean Paul Gaultier. Also: Alexandra Shulman pans skinny sample sizes.

clock June 16, 2009WWD Staff

Michelle Pfeiffer


‘Cheri’ Amour: Michelle Pfeiffer Discusses Her Latest Role

Michelle Pfeiffer talks about tackling the role of an aging courtesan in the film “Cheri.”

clock June 16, 2009Nick Axelrod


Eye Scoop: Brooke Astor Trial Attracts Lawyers

Legal bills are piling up in the dispute over the late Brooke Astor’s estate.

clock June 16, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz


Daily Stock Wrap: June 15, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock June 16, 2009WWD Staff


Crombie Interested in Aquascutum

The owner of Crombie, the mid-market British coat and suit brand, has expressed an interest in the U.K. and European businesses of Aquascutum.

clock June 16, 2009Samantha Conti


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