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What a trip! Forty years ago this coming weekend, a half a million people convened at Woodstock and rocked the world — fashion included. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Symrise’s Second-Quarter Profits Fall

Restructuring expenses and material costs hit earnings, while revenues remain stable.

clock August 6, 2009Melissa Drier


Retail Job Cuts Continued in July

Apparel stores trim 15,000 workers.

clock August 7, 2009Liza Casabona and Evan Clark


Retail Stocks Rise High Last Week

On Friday, S&P Retail Index advanced to the highest closing level this year, putting retail stocks 33.5 percent ahead since New Year’s Day.

clock August 7, 2009Arnold J. Karr

A worker at the Hart Schaffner Marx plant in Des Plaines, Ill.


Hartmarx Purchase Finalized

Emerisque Brands U.K. and SKNL North America B.V. breathed a sigh of relief Friday as they completed the acquisition of the assets of the bankrupt Hartmarx.

clock August 10, 2009Vicki M. Young


Conn Joins VF in New Retail Licensing Role

Iconix veteran David Conn to pursue retail licensed opportunities.

clock August 10, 2009Arnold J. Karr

925 Technology


Kenneth Cole Debuts 925 Line With a Flurry

Actress Marcia Gay Harden, who was wearing one of the new Kenneth Cole comfort shoes, said, “They are like walking on teeny little pillows.”

clock August 10, 2009Sophia Chabbott

A necklace by Erickson Beamon.


Vendors See Positive Signs at Accessories Shows

Buyers and vendors at Accessorie Circuit and AccessoriesTheShow trade fairs in New York showed some continued trepidation about the economy.

clock August 10, 2009Caroline Tell

Andrew Jassin


Experts Dispense Licensing Advice to Innerwear Firms

Intimate apparel club hosts seminar on the ins and outs of licensing.

clock August 10, 2009Karyn Monget


Gucci Goes After Counterfeiter’s Finance Firms

Gucci sues companies it alleges provided trade services to counterfeiters.

clock August 10, 2009Matthew Lynch

Looks from the Fiesta line.

Fashion Features

Children’s Story: Tangerine Sky Line Debuts

It’s all in the details for Tangerine Sky.

clock August 10, 2009Cecily Hall

Product from Hooray by Cynthia Rowley.

Fashion Features

Cynthia Rowley Launches Baby Line With Babies ‘R’ Us

The designer’s new line for babies is called “Hooray by Cynthia Rowley.”

clock August 10, 2009Julee Kaplan

Betsey Johnson in New York on Thursday.

Ready To Wear

Tulle Party: Betsey Johnson Celebrates 67

Betsey Johnson is celebrating her 67th birthday with some of her favorite people.

clock August 10, 2009Julee Kaplan

A current ad image featuring Jamie Dornan

Fashion Features

Calvin Klein Underwear Kicks Off Male Model Search

Calvin Klein and its underwear licensee, Warnaco Group Inc., are updating their Steel range of men’s underwear.

clock August 10, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Sui Delight… Mangia Macy’s…

It’s shaping up to be quite a year of accolades for Anna Sui.

clock August 10, 2009WWD Staff


Memo Pad: Sales Preview… Simon Fuller’s Style…

An early look at newsstand figures for women’s fashion magazines shows another six months of contraction during the first half of the year.

clock August 10, 2009WWD Staff

Red Hot Shop features products curated by Daily Candy.


Target to Redesign Web Site

Retailer Target to assume full control of its e-commerce website.

clock August 10, 2009Sharon Edelson

Only Hearts by Helena Stuart’s wrapped cotton top, Modal bralette and nylon and Lycra lace shorts.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2010 Lingerie Trend: White Turn

Delicate lace and eyelet details are perennial favorites for spring lingerie, but this season they’re showing up on sportier, less girly shapes.

clock August 10, 2009WWD Staff

What Comes Around Goes Around sweatshirt and UGG sandals; 3.1 Philip Lim vest, LNA top, and Frankie B. jeans; Creatures of the Wind poncho, and True Religion jeans; What Comes Around Goes Around shirt, Ksubi jeans, and Vans shoes; Mara Hoffman caftan.

Fashion Features

Woodstock at 40: Fields of Fashion

Faded blues, crochet, love beads and fringe. Sixties-inspired fare makes for a festival of groovy style.

clock August 10, 2009Roxanne Robinson and Kim Friday and Sarah Haight and Roxanne Robinson and Kim Friday


Today's Must Read

Isaias Hernandez is the creator of Queer Brown Vegan where he makes accessible environmental education content.


What Is Sustainability Amid New Rush of Digital Activism?

clock 8hKaley Roshitsh

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