Feeling Economy’s Bite: Top Vendor Executives See Pay Decline 25.6%

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Apparel vendors felt the sting of a slower economy very directly in 2008 — right in their wallets.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Massimiliano Giornetti

Designer and Luxury

Ferragamo’s Giornetti to Design Women’s Collections

Ferragamo’s men’s wear designer, Massimiliano Giornetti, will now also design the women’s collections, replacing Cristina Ortiz.

clock July 30, 2009Alessandra Ilari and Rachel Mascetta


Escada Improves Bond Exchange Offer

Escada has for the third time improved its exchange offer for bondholders as well as extending the exchange period.

clock July 29, 2009Melissa Drier

Business Features

Jones Net Rises 23.5 Percent

Cost cutting boosts bottom line.

clock July 29, 2009Vicki M. Young

Tod’s handbag

Business Features

Tod’s Reports Uptick in First Half

Shoes boost sales, but leather goods, accessories and apparel see decline.

clock July 30, 2009Luisa Zargani

In a Jaked swimsuit, Federica Pellegrini became the first woman to break four minutes in the 400-meter freestyle.


FINA Ratifies Ban on High-Tech Swimsuits

FINA, competitive swimming’s governing body, bans the use of buoyant, long-length swimsuits starting next year.

clock July 30, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Ralph Lauren


WWD List: The Highest Paid Vendor Executives

Top vendor executives ranked by the value of their 2008 compensation.

clock July 30, 2009Cecily Hall and Alexandra Steigrad


Top Vendor Executives’ Pay: #11-20

Top vendor executives ranked by the value of their 2008 compensation.

clock July 30, 2009Cecily Hall and Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Counterfeiter Chu Gets 97-Month Sentence

Ring leader convicted of smuggling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of accessories and apparel.

clock July 30, 2009Matthew Lynch

Ang Lee directing Emile Hirsch in “Taking Woodstock.”


Ang Lee’s Woodstock

Moviegoers expecting Ang Lee’s latest film, “Taking Woodstock,” to be a tribute to the 1969 music festival might be surprised.

clock July 30, 2009Priya Rao

Daphne Guinness

Human Resources

Daphne Guinness’ New Fragrance

The British heiress chats about her new perfume venture.

clock July 30, 2009Amanda FitzSimons



County Vote Goes in Boscov’s Favor

Loan guarantee clears way for acquisition of Boscov’s chain by family interests.

clock July 30, 2009Kate Fleisher

Ready To Wear

Chaus Extends Deal With China Ting… Size Matters…

China Tin will serve as exclusive supplier of Asian-made merchandise for Chaus.

clock July 30, 2009WWD Staff

Human Resources

Mexx Adds Three Executives

In an effort to build its Mexx Worldwide business, Liz Claiborne Inc. has hired three top executives, all starting on Nov. 1.

clock July 30, 2009Julee Kaplan


Mandell Steps Down as Hampshire President

Richard Mandell will be succeeded by Heath Golden at Hampshire Group.

clock July 30, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Leslie Blodgett


Bare Escentuals Profits Drop in Second Quarter

Results hurt by currency, softness in direct business.

clock July 30, 2009Matthew Lynch


Top Vendor Execs See Pay Decline 25.6%

Some executives forfeit their bonuses as companies scale back.

clock July 30, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Beige Book Hints at Economic Improvement

Anecdotal accounts in the Beige Book report indicated some stabilization in the overall economy, but retail stocks dipped yesterday.

clock July 30, 2009Kristi Ellis


Daily Stock Wrap: July 29, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock July 30, 2009WWD Staff

Hussein Chalayan at the Soho Grand.

Designer and Luxury

Chalayan’s New Channels

Hussein Chalayan discusses his new denim collaboration with J Brand, criticizes Kate Moss’ line and bemoans being labeled “avant-garde.”

clock July 30, 2009Jessica Iredale

Styles from Rad by Rad Hourani.

Fashion Scoops

Hourani’s New Line… Final Cut for Fashion’s Night Out… Wise Out…

There’s a new name to add to the list of young designers who have introduced a secondary line: Rad Hourani.

clock July 30, 2009WWD Staff

Sanford “Sandy” Glanzrock


Obituary: Sanford Glanzrock, 82

Services have been held for Sanford “Sandy” Glanzrock, a veteran men’s wear executive who died July 15 following complications resulting from heart surgery.

clock July 30, 2009WWD Staff

The Standard Boardshorts by Quiksilver vending machine.


Quiksilver Partners With The Standard on Boardshorts

Quiksilver boardshorts and bikini will be distributed via poolside vending machines at Standard Hotels.

clock July 30, 2009David Lipke

Gary Cohen


New Earnest Sewn President Faces Stiff Challenges

Earnest Sewn has named Gary Cohen president of the U.S. business.

clock July 30, 2009David Lipke

A suit from L’Space by Monica Wise.


Swim Shows Stick to Basics

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim drew 15,000 people.

clock July 30, 2009Elizabeth Thurman and Brenner Thomas


Memo Pad: About Elle… Quarterly Earnings… Google Goliath…

Lagardère Active, parent company of Hachette Fillipacchi, denied that it was in talks to take over Elle.

clock July 30, 2009WWD Staff

A cotton Vilebrequin swimsuit worn with a cotton Boss Orange shirt.

Fashion Features

Men’s Swim Trend: The Beach Boys

Swimwear trends for spring 2010

clock July 30, 2009Alex Badia

The collections will debut this spring.


Lucky Brand Inks Underwear License

Lucky Brand has inked a license agreement for underwear, loungewear and sleepwear with Israel-based Delta Galil Industries Ltd.

clock July 31, 2009David Lipke


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