Retail’s New Discipline: Keep Inventories Lean And Do More With Less

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With a new level of discipline tied to the times, retailers are hoping to eke out more profit with a lot less inventory.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Christian Lacroix RTW Fall 2009

Designer and Luxury

Crunch Time at Lacroix

It’s coming down to the wire for Christian Lacroix.

clock July 7, 2009Miles Socha

Giambattista Valli


Valli Signs New Licensing Deal

After a five-year run, Giambattista Valli has ended its licensing agreement with Gilmar Group to sign with Mariella Burani Fashion Group.

clock July 6, 2009Alessandra Ilari

A “Reine de Quartzie” pendant in platinum, white gold, diamonds and charoite.


Dior Doyenne: Victoire de Castellane Talks Fine Jewelry

Leave it to Victoire de Castellane, designer of Dior Joaillerie, to turn the macabre into the magnificent.

clock July 6, 2009Katya Foreman

Prepping for Christian Dior's Couture show.

Fashion Features

The Making of the Dior Couture Show

Monday looked like moving day at the house of Dior. But it wasn’t. Instead, the couture show was coming home.

clock July 6, 2009Ellen Groves

Vera Wang Resort 2010

Ready To Wear

Fighting Recession, Fashion Designers Sharpen Prices

First-rate service, customized designs and sharper prices are among the tactics ready-to-wear labels are putting into play in response to the economic downturn.

clock July 7, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Demi Moore tweeted about this Prabal Gurung dress.

Designer and Luxury

Designers Navigate Social Networking

After Demi Moore tweeted a picture of herself wearing a feathered dress designed by Prabal Gurung, her followers wanted to know who made it.

clock July 7, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

The Tents at Bryant Park are a big attraction.


September N.Y. Fashion Shows Shaping Up

The Fourth of July is barely over, but many designers are already positioning for time slots for their September runway shows in New York.

clock July 7, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Looks from Life/After/Denim, launching this fall.

Ready To Wear

Life/After/Denim Offering Style at a Price

Men who need a wardrobe to wear after college can seek refuge in Life/After/Denim.

clock July 7, 2009WWD Staff

Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O.


Bioderma in Italian Push

Bioderma, the French skin and hair care brand, is making a push in Italy.

clock July 7, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Protesters in Honduras.

Government and Trade

Industry Supports Regional Trade Pacts

Doha has been delayed by a range of complex issues, while many American firms support the existing regional pacts.

clock July 7, 2009Liza Casabona

President Barack Obama

Government and Trade

What to Watch: U.S. Trade Agenda in Limbo

Trade initiatives are taking a back seat to health care and energy issues in Obama administration.

clock July 7, 2009Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

WTO Warns Protectionism on the Rise

Textiles, apparel, motor vehicles, parts, iron, steel, and chemical products, have been the manufactured goods most affected by new protectionist measures.

clock July 7, 2009John Zarocostas

Texworld USA has added an area dedicated to denim mills.


N.Y. Textile Shows Face Gloomy Climate

The bad economic news has picked up and will be fresh in buyers’ minds as they hunt for fabrics at Première Vision Preview and Texworld USA.

clock July 7, 2009Ross Tucker

The redesigned Guess flagship in New York.


Guess Reopens SoHo Flagship

Guess’ SoHo unit will serve as global model for the denim brand.

clock July 7, 2009Ross Tucker

Designer and Luxury

New Report Sees Luxury Struggling

HSBC report sees flat or limited growth for luxury in 2010, with brighter view on soft luxury items such as leather goods.

clock July 7, 2009Andrew Roberts

A rendering of the Links of London flagship on Madison Avenue.


Links of London Seeks U.S. Growth

With a new president for North America, a repositioned product line and the relaunch of its Web site, Links of London is embarking on U.S. expansion.

clock July 7, 2009Sharon Edelson

A look from Isaora.


Isaora Brings Street Aesthetic to Ski

Marc Daniels loves the outdoors but felt the bright, oversize apparel that had become de rigueur for snowboarders looked a bit ridiculous off the slopes.

clock July 7, 2009Jean E. Palmieri


Safilo Talks Intensify

Two private equity firms Bain Capital and PAI Partners said discussing stake in the Italian eyewear firm, Safilo Group SpA.

clock July 7, 2009Andrew Roberts


Former Saks Saleswoman Gets 3 Months in Jail

A former top Saks Fifth Avenue fine jewelry saleswoman was sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail and fined $96,000 for stealing from the retailer.

clock July 7, 2009Matthew Lynch


In Brief: Neiman’s New CMO… Lifestyle Taps Lenzo…

The Neiman Marcus Group Inc. said Monday Wanda Gierhart has been named senior vice president, chief marketing officer.

clock July 7, 2009WWD Staff


L.A. Fashion District Braces for Michael Jackson Memorial

Thousands of Michael Jackson fans are headed to the Staples Center, and they could hamper business activity in downtown L.A.

clock July 7, 2009Rachel Brown

Saks is operating with much leaner inventory levels.


Retailers Do More With Less Inventory

Saks and Macy’s are among the retailers showing new discipline in response to the slowdown in consumer spending.

clock July 7, 2009Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri

Marion Cotillard

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Dior: Gray Matter

The Dior couture show on Monday couldn’t possibly start until the arrival of the house’s face, Marion Cotillard.

clock July 6, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Stéphane Rolland: Three’s a Charm

At Stéphane Rolland’s couture show on Monday, Emmanuelle Béart was enraptured.

clock July 6, 2009WWD Staff

Roberto Cavalli cocktail dress.

Fashion Scoops

Cavalli Made-to-Measure… Armani’s Ladies… The Obamas Are Wearing…

Roberto Cavalli is launching a made-to-measure service.

clock July 7, 2009WWD Staff

Perusing the sundresses.


Yacobian on Turning Visitors Into Buyers

Consultant Toni Yacobian’s program aims to boost sales in department stores.

clock July 7, 2009David Moin

An ad from Bottega Veneta.


Memo Pad: Bottega Veneta Targets Newspapers… Brit Spears Again…

Forget new media darlings. Bottega Veneta is a print believer — and newspaper print at that.

clock July 7, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: July 06, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock July 7, 2009WWD Staff


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Net-a-Porter's fine watches and jewelry campaign


Fine Jewelry Sales Robust Despite Lockdown 2.0, Say Retailers

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