Gauging Their Worth: H&M, Vuitton, Wal-Mart Top Brand Value Study

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Business Features

Consumer Confidence Falls in June

Both components decline.

clock June 30, 2009Vicki M. Young

Eyewear brand Kaenon is establishing a beachhead in the Midwest with the help of spokeswoman Danica Patrick.

Ready To Wear

California Brands Look to Grow in Midwest

West Coast brands like Oakley and Joe’s Jeans look to the Midwest as the California economy stagnates.

clock July 1, 2009WWD Staff

Robbers smashed Blue Genes’ front door with a rock to get in after hours.


Robbery Spree Hits Atlanta Stores

Boutique store owners fear for their merchandise after denim robbery spree in Atlanta.

clock July 1, 2009Elizabeth Thurman


Sean John Opens in Atlanta Airport

A licensed Sean John store opened in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on June 18.

clock July 1, 2009David Lipke


Industry Uncertain About Retail Stock Rebound

Economic challenges persist, challenging ‘early cycle’ theories.

clock July 1, 2009Evan Clark

Judge Sonia Sotomayor at the White House with President Obama and Vice President Biden.

Government and Trade

Judge Sotomayor’s Fashionable Past

Court nominee Sotomayor worked actively in anti-counterfeiting.

clock July 1, 2009David Lipke

Julie Greiner and Jeff Gennette


Gennette, Greiner Spearhead Macy’s Localization

New chief merchandising officer for Macy’s is unearthing important information that will reveal the choicest growth opportunities for the $25 billion company.

clock July 1, 2009Jean E. Palmieri


Who’s Who: The New Macy’s Structure

Under the company’s new centralized organization, key players are broken down into two categories, one merchandising and one planning.

clock July 1, 2009WWD Staff

Marketing and Promotion

Gap Said to Pick New Agency

Gap may designate Crispin Porter + Bogusky for the Gap brand, according to sources. The brand has worked with Laird + Partners since 2002.

clock July 1, 2009David Moin

A refusal to discount and a tight grip on distribution placed Louis Vuitton atop luxury brands. Here, an ad in Vogue.

Marketing and Promotion

H&M, Vuitton, Wal-Mart Top Brand Value Study

H&M, Louis Vuitton and Wal-Mart, respectively, are ranked as the world’s most valuable apparel, luxury and retail brands this year, according to a study.

clock July 1, 2009Valerie Seckler

Madonna in Louis Vuitton’s fall ad.


Madonna in New Vuitton Ads

Marc Jacobs was so pleased with this spring’s Louis Vuitton campaign featuring Madonna that he was eager to do an encore.

clock July 1, 2009Miles Socha

Cover of Vibe Magazine


Memo Pad: Vibe Magazine Folds… Susan Reed Leaves O… Crying for Michael…

Urban music magazine Vibe is closing after 16 years.

clock July 1, 2009WWD Staff

The Halston fragrance duo.


Halston’s New Scent Formula

As it is doing with its fashion, Halston is hoping for a revival in fragrance.

clock July 1, 2009Julie Naughton

Bjorn Larsen

Retail Lures Students With Discounts

Web site Edhance, led by a young Norwegian businessman, links retailers to students.

clock July 1, 2009Katherine Bowers

Carrefour in Beijing.


Carrefour to Push Price Cuts

New Carrefour ceo Lars Olofsson sets out three-year plan for growth.

clock July 1, 2009Elena Berton

Frock by Tracy Reese silk dress. Belt by 213 Industry; Louis Vuitton bangles; Alexis Bittar cuff; Omnatura rings; Brian Atwood shoes.

Fashion Features

Tween Queen: The Rise of Demi Lovato

With her own Disney Channel sitcom, movies, a concert tour and album, “Here We Go Again,” Disney starlet Demi Lovato is poised for tween-world domination.

clock July 1, 2009Nick Axelrod

A look from Sasha Fierce for Deréon, launching for back-to-school selling.


Beyoncé and Tina Knowles Launch Sasha Fierce

Beyoncé and Tina Knowles plan to launch a new junior apparel label, Sasha Fierce for Deréon, for back-to-school selling.

clock July 1, 2009Julee Kaplan

A Norman Norrell “Mermaid” dress, circa 1972, for $5,500 at The Way We Wore.

Designer and Luxury Expands Into Vintage Couture Clothes

The eight-year-old is adding vintage couture and designer clothes to its existing selection of some of the best antiques from major dealers.

clock July 1, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

A Chanel bracelet, Eighties era, with a dangling logo.

Fashion Scoops

Scooping Up Chanel

Chanel connoisseurs eager for a taste of the Eighties and early Nineties should head to Resurrection.

clock July 1, 2009WWD Staff

Marilyn Minter in her studio.

Fashion Scoops

Marilyn Minter Does Madonna… Armani Afloat… Wedding Party…

Madonna fans heading to the latest leg of her Sticky & Sweet tour are in for a surprise.

clock July 1, 2009WWD Staff

An American Apparel store.


ICE Issues Citation to American Apparel

Up to one-third of American Apparel Inc.’s manufacturing employees in Los Angeles may be working illegally.

clock July 1, 2009David Lipke


Daily Stock Wrap: June 30, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock July 1, 2009WWD Staff


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