The Circulation Gauge: Newsstand Sales Slide As Economy Hits Titles

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The latest figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations will show another half of declines in single-copy sales. Aside from a few standouts, most titles reported double-digit drops.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Esprit Full-Year Net Slumps 26%

Challenging macroeconomic conditions and exchange rates hurt the company.

clock August 26, 2009Andrea Li

Robert Kennedy, Edward Kennedy and John Kennedy in the 1950's.

Government and Trade

Sen. Edward Kennedy, Champion of Workers’ Rights, Dies at 77

Kennedy worked to reform the health care system, increase the minimum wage and help unions organize.

clock August 26, 2009Kristi Ellis

Business Features

Tod’s Profits Rise in Half

Italian luxury shoe and leather group posts a 3 percent rise in first-half earnings and revenues.

clock August 26, 2009Andrew Roberts


Specialty Stores Struggle in Q2

The women’s plus size retailer missed Wall Street’s estimates for the second quarter, tripped up by lagging consumer demand and worse-than-expected sales.

clock August 26, 2009Evan Clark and Alexandra Steigrad

Guess’ SoHo store features denim.


Guess Earnings Climb 10.6 Percent

Booming sales in its European operations coupled with cost reductions lifted Guess Inc. to record sales and earnings during the second quarter.

clock August 26, 2009Ross Tucker

Serena Williams, John McEnroe and Rafael Nadal offered words of encouragement to young fans.


Nike Unveils U.S. Open Looks

Nike brought out some of its brightest tennis stars to preview their U.S. Open attire and raise money for local youth charities.

clock August 27, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Stefano Rosso


Italians Turn to Big Name Brands

Italian shoppers are turning their attention back to the tradition and know-how of historic brands after spending seasons chasing the latest up-and-comers.

clock August 27, 2009Luisa Zargani

Tops from Citizens of Humanity’s new collaboration with Will Lemon.


Citizens of Humanity Partners With Will Lemon

Collection features tops in special printing technique

clock August 27, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

The first Lee store at The Crossings Premium Outlets.


Lee Launches First Retail Store

Brand seeks to grow at outlets.

clock August 27, 2009Ross Tucker

Naomi Watts and Gwyneth Paltrow both in Stella McCartney with the designer.


Stella McCartney’s Family Affair

Celebs and socials spend an afternoon in the Hamptons shopping and riding ponies.

clock August 27, 2009WWD Staff

Mixed media sketch of Sophie Ward.


Fall’s Hot Fashion Illustration Blog

Artist Danny Roberts’ drawings move from cyberspace to the retail floor.

clock August 27, 2009Patty Huntington

Nina Griscom


Nina Griscom Closes Shop

The social fixture’s namesake boutique will shutter its business this fall.

clock August 27, 2009WWD Staff

The World Trade Center hosted the three-day show.


Sportswear Rules at Dallas Men’s Show

A continued slide in tailored clothing sales prompted retailers at the Men’s Show Dallas Collective to focus on sportswear.

clock August 27, 2009Holly Haber

An illustration of the new line.


Robert Talbott Launching Tailored Clothing

California luxury brand Robert Talbott is finally adding suits to its lineup.

clock August 27, 2009Brenner Thomas

Designer and Luxury

Varvatos to Open at Hard Rock in Vegas

John Varvatos will raise the curtain on his newest rock-inspired retail concept in Las Vegas next week.

clock August 27, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Acne’s cotton denim jeans and DKNY Jeans’ cotton shirt. Clae sneakers.

Fashion Features

2010 Men’s Spring Trend: Denim Bar

After a period of immaculately clean superskinny fits dominating the jeanswear market, the big news for spring is the straight-leg distressed look.

clock August 27, 2009Alex Badia

Designer and Luxury

MyGoodDeed, IMG Commemorate Sept. 11

Organizations team up for online auction to benefit Sept.11 and fashion charities.

clock August 27, 2009Marc Karimzadeh


Underwear, Fleece Show Resilience

What are American consumers buying this year?

clock August 27, 2009Cecily Hall and Suzanne Blecher

The Royal Apothic scents.


Home Fragrance Brand Royal Apothic to Debut in September

Employed by a beauty company and remodeling houses during his off hours, Sean O’Mara was straddling two industries.

clock August 27, 2009Rachel Brown

Color Cosmetics

Topshop to Launch Makeup

Fast-fashion favorite Topshop will shake up the makeup market next spring.

clock August 27, 2009Brid Costello

Calvin Klein Steel microfiber low-rise trunk, $24


Growing Pains

The top 10 apparel product categories for the first half of 2009.

clock August 27, 2009Cecily Hall


Daily Stock Wrap: August 26, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock August 27, 2009WWD Staff

Carerra sunglasses.


Safilo Denies Carrera Sale

Safilo Group SpA will not sell house brand Carrera and is highly unlikely to sell the Smith brand to reduce crippling debts.

clock August 27, 2009Alison Roberts

A piece from the wardrobe.

Fashion Scoops

Sixties On Sale… Marc Jacobs on Film…

The extensive personal wardrobe of Marit Allen, the former Vogue editor and costume designer who died last year, will be auctioned by her family next month.

clock August 27, 2009WWD Staff


New Luxury Site Launches in Japan

A new luxury e-commerce site is launching here as online sales gain momentum in Japan.

clock August 27, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Cover of GQ featuring Jennifer Aniston.


Newsstand Sales Fall, but Overall Circulation Steady

It may be summertime, but the living isn’t easy for magazine publishers.

clock August 27, 2009Stephanie D. Smith


Memo Pad: RDA Still Expanding

Reader’s Digest Association filed for Chapter 11 protection on Monday, but that doesn’t mean Reader’s Digest the magazine is going away anytime soon.

clock August 27, 2009Amy Wicks

Dominick Dunne


Dominick Dunne, Writer, Age 83

Dominick Dunne, the ubiquitous society figure, best-selling author and controversial columnist for Vanity Fair, died in New York Wednesday at age 83.

clock August 27, 2009Jacob Bernstein


Today's Must Read

Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.


Industry Pays Tribute to Model Nick Kamen

clock 22hTianwei Zhang

Social Studies

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