More Retail Evolution: Eddie Bauer in Chap. 11, A&F Shuts Ruehl Division

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The difficulty of coaxing money — whether out of the coffers of lenders or the wallets of consumers — overwhelmed two more specialty store chains on Wednesday.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Shoes from the H&M and Jimmy Choo collection

Business Features

H&M to Collaborate With Jimmy Choo

British accessories brand to create bags, shoes and clothes for Swedish fashion giant.

clock June 17, 2009Elena Berton

Sarah Jessica Parker in Donna Karan.

People

You’ve Got to Have Friends

On Tuesday night, Friends In Deed held its annual fundraiser at Balthazar, and there were many friends indeed, from Sarah Jessica Parker to Mike Nichols.

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Michelle Pfeiffer in Valentino.

Other

Mon Cheri

As an aging courtesan in “Cheri,” Michelle Pfeiffer schools Rupert Friend in the ways of love, but off-camera the actress didn’t have to do any hand-holding.

clock June 17, 2009WWD Staff

Eddie Bauer is making budget cuts.

Financial

Bauer Files Chapter 11, A&F Closes Ruehl

CCMP Capital Advisors slated to buy specialty chain for $202 million.

clock June 17, 2009Vicki M. Young and Alexandra Steigrad and Evan Clark

Business Features

Schoenfeld Named CEO of PacSun

Lead director Starrett to serve as non-executive chairman.

clock June 17, 2009Sharon Edelson

Look from Url Pickens.

Denim

Pickens Goes High End With Tailored Collection

Designer Earl Picksn is readying a 60-piece collection billed as “street couture” under his signature label Url Pickens.

clock June 18, 2009Ellen Groves

APC’s Wyndham Street store.

Denim

APC Opens Third Hong Kong Outpost

Unit is in the heart of the Central shopping district.

clock June 18, 2009Suzanne Harrison

Maurizio Donadi

Denim

Levi Strauss Launches Global Division

To underscore its authenticity in denim, Levi Strauss has created Levi’s XX, a global division that will develop premium collections and vintage reeditions.

clock June 18, 2009Ellen Groves

Citizens of Humanity’s Dylan boyfriend jeans are selling well at Holt Renfrew.

Ready To Wear

Hot Spring: What Contemporary Items Women Are Buying

The recession isn’t stopping girls from buying new summer clothes in the contemporary arena.

clock June 18, 2009Julee Kaplan

Government and Trade

CPSC Recalls Sweatshirts, Sweaters From Macy’s

CPSC recalls children’s garments, manufactured by Epic Threads and Greendog Hooded Sweatshirts, that violate drawstring guidelines.

clock June 18, 2009Liza Casabona

Ready To Wear

Trafik to Close Up Shop

Trafik, the contemporary trade show held in Miami’s South Beach, will not continue.

clock June 18, 2009Julee Kaplan and Elizabeth Thurman

John Daly in the Shagadelic shorts.

Sportswear

Daly Driving Loud Apparel Revival

If Tiger Woods’ red Nike polo shirt is a little too subdued for your dad this Father’s Day, try a pair of Shagadelic shorts instead.

clock June 18, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

John Bartlett opened a Claiborne shop in his West Village boutique.

Retail

Father’s Day Sales Expected to Be Slow

Americans are expected to spend an average of $90.89 on Father’s Day gifts this year.

clock June 18, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Intimates

Molly Grad Joins Gottex as Head Designer

Molly Grad has been tapped as head of designer for Gottex, while Africa Israel Investments is selling its stake in the swim firm.

clock June 18, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Loewe Taps Montague as CEO

Lisa Montague, who recently quit her post as Mulberry’s chief operating officer, has been named chief executive officer at Loewe, WWD has learned.

clock June 18, 2009Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

Tom Ford Opening in Dubai Mall

Tom Ford International establishes a beachhead in the Middle East today, opening a 3,000-square-foot store in the Dubai Mall.

clock June 18, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Inside Temperley London.

Designer and Luxury

Temperley to Open Pop-up Shop in the Hamptons

Temperley will open a pop-up shop and host a party with Christy Turlington to celebrate on July 18 at the temp location in East Hampton.

clock June 18, 2009Samantha Conti

The new scent.

Designer and Luxury

Ferretti Unveils Signature Scent With Arden

Elizabeth Arden Inc. and Alberta Ferretti unveiled the first fragrance under the designer’s moniker last week.

clock June 18, 2009Luisa Zargani

Financial

In Brief: Claiborne Notes

Liz Claiborne Inc. said Wednesday it will offer $75 million in convertible senior notes and use the proceeds to pay down outstanding debt.

clock June 18, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Syms Lands Filene’s

Court approves $62.4 million purchase of off-pricer Filene’s Basement by Syms and Vornado.

clock June 18, 2009Vicki M. Young

Retail

Arcandor Bankruptcy Hits More Units

Arcandor Group, the insolvent German department store, catalogue and travel group, filed applications for bankruptcy proceedings for a further 15 subsidiaries.

clock June 18, 2009Melissa Drier

Government and Trade

Retail Apparel Prices Drop Again in May

Retail prices showed the sharpest year-over-year decline in the Consumer Price Index since 1950.

clock June 18, 2009Liza Casabona

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: June 17, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock June 18, 2009WWD Staff

The new Hilfiger ad campaign.

Media

Memo Pad: Hilfiger’s Capitol Tour… Elle Launches Video Star…

As the fashion world continues to embrace Washington, designers are finding new ways to capitalize on the energy surrounding the White House.

clock June 18, 2009WWD Staff

The Standard Grill

Other

Eye Scoop: The Standard to Open Restaurant

The new Standard Hotel fires up its eatery The Standard Grill.

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Isabel Lucas

Other

Coming to America: Isabel Lucas

Isabel Lucas plays the Princeton astronomy-major girlfriend of Shia LaBeouf in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”

clock June 18, 2009Marcy Medina

A pair of tortoiseshell frames from Maison Bonnet.

Fashion Scoops

On Specs… Kira Redux?… D&G Will Open Virtual Doors…

Fans of the late Yves Saint Laurent’s dark tortoiseshell specs can now get their mitts on their own made-to-measure pair.

clock June 18, 2009WWD Staff

Rebecca Moses

Ready To Wear

Rebecca Moses Signs Deal With Li & Fung

Rebecca Moses is returning to fashion under her own name with a new partner and a new retail tier.

clock June 18, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Essentialist

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Details at Burberry RTW Spring 2020

Business

Burberry Profit Climbs 14% in H1 Due Partly to New Accounting Measures

clock 1hSamantha Conti

Social Studies