Breathing a Bit Easier: Prada Gets Extension On Repayment of Debt

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The lenders to Bertelli and his wife’s investment vehicle Prada Holding BV have agreed to postpone until 2012 the term payment of 450 million euros, or $641.8 million, of the group’s debt.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Marketing and Promotion

In Brief: Richman, Litman to be Honored

Sandy Richman and Tony Litman, co-owner of Stony Apparel, will be honored as the “2009 People of the Year.”

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China’s Textile Sector Squeezed

China’s economy might be growing faster than almost any other country’s, but the mood within the nation’s textile and apparel sector is decidedly somber.

clock August 4, 2009Lisa Movius


SEC Seeks $22.6 Million Judgment on Conaway

Lawyers for former Kmart ceo Charles Conaway have filed motion for new trial after a guilty verdict.

clock August 4, 2009Matthew Lynch

Bobbi Brown and Lauren Bush

Fashion Scoops

Bobbi Brown Helps… Kanye West Wows Webster Hall… Don’t Text Ciara…

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Lauren Bush are teaming up to launch for fall the Feed 10 Pouch.

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Siam Paragon in Bangkok.

Government and Trade

Flu Worries Threaten Bangkok Recovery

Retailers in Thailand are confronting the spread of swine flu.

clock August 4, 2009Joyce Barrett

Government and Trade

Shopping Centers Open in Thailand

Central Plaza Chonburi, a 1 million-square-foot, $7 million mall just outside Bangkok, opened in May.

clock August 4, 2009Joyce Barrett

The First Lady wearing Peter Soronen, with her husband President Obama.


Memo Pad: American Beauty… Rachel Zoe Dot Com

The September issue of Vanity Fair includes its assessment of this year’s best dressed.

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Gianfranco Ferré’s In the Mood for Love.


Ferré Launching ‘In the Mood for Love’ Perfume

Gianfranco Ferré perfumes is undergoing a youthful transformation. Spearheading the brand’s freshened-up face is a new fragrance called In the Mood for Love.

clock August 4, 2009Stephanie Epiro


Suppliers Face Rising Pressure on Sustainability

Textile and apparel manufacturers, facing increased pressure to develop and implement sustainability programs, got another prod last month.

clock August 4, 2009Ross Tucker

Apparel and textile imports from sub-Saharan Africa fell 11.5 percent through May.

Government and Trade

USTR Kirk to Urge African Nations to Diversify

USTR seeks alternatives to apparel, textiles as economic growth engines.

clock August 4, 2009Kristi Ellis and Ross Tucker and Liza Casabona

Bracing for a Crucial Season in Fashion

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Firms Brace for a Crucial Season

Fall looms a make-or-break season for smaller fashion firms.

clock August 4, 2009Marc Karimzadeh


Street Style

Endless Summer: Fashion, Mud and Music at All Points West

Amid ankle-deep sludge, music fans came to see Jay-Z, Vampire Weekend, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tool, The Ting Tings and Lykke Li at the All Points West festival.

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Jules De Martino and Katie White of The Ting Tings


Chatting Up The Ting Tings

WWD caught up with The Ting Tings’ Katie White and Jules De Martino at All Points West, just hours before their high-energy Saturday night set.

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Naomi Sims, circa 1972.


Naomi Sims, Model, Dies

Naomi Sims, the legendary African American model who broke racial barriers, died in Newark on Saturday.

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The Houston Galleria, which will become home to Charming Charlie.

Real Estate

Malls Look to Smaller Retailers

Regional players are being pursued as vacancies rise in malls.

clock August 4, 2009Holly Haber

The sixth floor of the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship.

Designer and Luxury

Saks Unveils New Men’s Private Collection

For President Obama, it was the beer summit. For Saks Fifth Avenue, it’s the men’s wear summit.

clock August 4, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Patrizio Bertelli and Miuccia Prada.

Designer and Luxury

Prada Receives Loan Extension

Banks delay repayment until 2012 for the luxury fashion house Prada.

clock August 4, 2009Andrew Roberts

Two views of Neiman Marcus’ San Fernando Valley store.


Fashion Refinancing Back In Vogue

Firms buy financial flexibility, but often at a price.

clock August 4, 2009Evan Clark


Daily Stock Wrap: August 03, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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Social Studies

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