Setting Filene’s Future: Syms Sees Synergies, No Big Changes Ahead

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Business Features

Finish Line to Sell Man Alive

Athletic shoe and apparel retailer said Monday that it is exiting its struggling urban-inspired Man Alive business.

clock June 22, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Second Possible Karstadt Bidder Emerges

German shopping center developer Management für Immobilien AG (Mfi-Group) has emerged as a potential candidate.

clock June 22, 2009Melissa Drier

Black Fleece will have its own home in downtown San Francisco.


Brooks Brothers Adds Black Fleece Stores

Brooks Brothers will open Black Fleece stores in San Francisco and Tokyo, with additional plans to debut regular stores in Mexico this fall.

clock June 22, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Ruth Wilson


Eye: More Girls of Summer

Two European talents — Ruth Wilson and L’Aura — are heating up the season.

clock June 23, 2009WWD Staff

Jennifer Creel


Jennifer Creel’s New Shades

Jennifer Creel launches a new line of sunglasses.

clock June 23, 2009Vanessa Lawrence

Ready To Wear

Buying Heats Up at Dallas FIG

At Dallas FIG, buyers focus on items for immediate delivery through holiday, while purchasing labels like Plenty by Tracy Reese, Bailey44 and True Religion.

clock June 23, 2009Holly Haber


Liberty of London to Shutter Unit

Liberty of London’s Sloane Street store will close next month.

clock June 23, 2009Samantha Conti


Retail Stocks Fall 1.6% Monday

Retail shares dipped 1.6 percent Monday; in tough environment for jewelers, high-end jewelry firm Henry Dunay Designs filed for bankruptcy.

clock June 23, 2009Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young


Escada Reports Loss

Sales slide in quarter.

clock June 23, 2009Melissa Drier


Japan Department Store Sales Fall

In Japan, department stores’ May sales slid 12.3 percent to 511.2 billion yen.

clock June 23, 2009Koji Hirano

Marketing and Promotion

Echoes of the Great Depression

Study sees long-range impact on consumers.

clock June 23, 2009Dick Silverman

Vena Cava’s Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock at Gen Art.

Fashion Features

Struggling Gen Art to Host Benefit

Gen Art, trying to find its footing after losing some of its largest corporate sponsors, will host a benefit party.

clock June 23, 2009Jessica Iredale

Vionnet looks on display.

Designer and Luxury

Geometer of Couture: Vionnet Retrospective to Open in Paris

The exhibition “Madeleine Vionnet, Fashion Purist” at Les Arts Décoratifs museum is likely to spark a Vionnet renaissance across the runways.

clock June 23, 2009Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Elie Tahari’s Baubles… Where Raf Simons Reposes…

Elie Tahari’s East Hampton store just got a bit more precious.

clock June 23, 2009WWD Staff

Inside Culti.


Lifestyle Brand Culti to Open U.S. Flagship

Culti, the Italian design, beauty and spa brand, is readying the unveiling of a flagship in the U.S.

clock June 23, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Pakistan’s textile exports have fallen to $10.3 billion.

Government and Trade

Pakistan Seeks to Bolster Textile Firms

A major initiative by the government of Pakistan aims at boosting exports.

clock June 23, 2009Mahlia S. Lone

An exhibition hall at Pitti Filati.


Italian Mills Plan for a Colorful Pitti Filati

Italian spinners ar bringing bold colors and natural yarn to Pitti Filati yarn fair.

clock June 23, 2009Kerry Olsen

Government and Trade

China, U.S. Spar Over Trade

Buy local provisions stir anxiety.

clock June 23, 2009Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Andre Iguodala and Andrea John

Fashion Scoops

Fancy Footwork

Andre Iguodala, who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers, can be forgiven for frequently looking down during the Salvatore Ferragamo show on Monday.

clock June 22, 2009WWD Staff

Marcy Syms


Syms Plots Filene’s Future

Syms Corp. believes it just got the deal of a lifetime in Filene’s Basement.

clock June 23, 2009Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri

Kitson in Los Angeles.


Kitson Boosting Global Footprint

Los Angeles-based retailer launching two stores under license in Japan.

clock June 23, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Keira Knightley for Vogue was one of the best-selling magazine covers of 2008.


Memo Pad: Wolkoff Successor Picked at Vogue… Fun for Self…

Vogue has appointed Sylvana Soto-Ward as the director of special events, succeeding Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.

clock June 23, 2009WWD Staff

Jack Huston

Fashion Scoops

Disappearing Act

Jack Huston, nephew of Hollywood star Anjelica Huston, said at the Roberto Cavalli show that he was on his way to the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

clock June 22, 2009WWD Staff


Hartmarx Fields Offers From Many Bidders

Hartmarx Corp. is believed to have confidentiality agreements in place with seven potential bidders.

clock June 23, 2009Vicki M. Young and Brenner Thomas


Daily Stock Wrap: June 22, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock June 23, 2009WWD Staff


Memo Pad: Covering the Milan Men’s Shows

Editors at the men’s shows in Milan have a little more room to spread out this season thanks to a dip in attendance.

clock June 22, 2009WWD Staff

Jamie Dornan

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Calvin Klein

Three past and present Calvin Klein models took in the men’s Collection show from a not-so-familiar vantage point: the front row.

clock June 22, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Be My Guest

Riccardo Tisci, couturier at Givenchy, was perhaps the most surprising guest at Donatella Versace’s after-show dinner Sunday night.

clock June 22, 2009WWD Staff


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