Game Plan for Neiman’s: Stick to Luxury Goods But Rebalance Prices

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Designer and Luxury

Richemont Sales Fall 16 Percent

American region and watch category among worst performers in five-month period.

clock September 9, 2009Samantha Conti


Talbots Cuts Second-Quarter Loss

The Talbots Inc. expects the consumer climate to remain weak for the rest of this year.

clock September 9, 2009Evan Clark

Fabergé returns on the Web.


Fabergé Relaunches With Online Boutique

The site aims to satisfy customers worldwide with virtual browsing, highly-detailed images of the jewels, and a multilingual sales staff.

clock September 9, 2009Samantha Conti

Walter Cronkite in 2006.


President Obama Remembers Walter Cronkite

Memorial service for Walter Cronkite was a pretty spectacular send-off with President Obama and Bill Clinton delivering speeches.

clock September 9, 2009Jacob Bernstein

Inside the Levi's Rome flagship.


Levi’s Sets Course in Europe With Rome Flagship

Levi Strauss & Co. is celebrating the official opening of its largest Levi’s store in Europe today, a 6,480-square-foot flagship in Rome.

clock September 10, 2009Luisa Zargani

A look from Helmut Lang’s denim collection.


Helmut Lang Label Designs Imaginative Denim

Helmut Lang designers Michael and Nicole Colovos and Theory president look to reinvent denim category with new concept.

clock September 10, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Inside the new D&G Milan Flagship.

Designer and Luxury

D&G Unveils New Store Format

The evolution of D&G from sassy to classy has culminated in a revamped store concept revealed with the reopening of the brand’s Milan flagship.

clock September 10, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Designer and Luxury

Versace Names U.S. CEO

Fashion house Versace taps Michele Sodi in a reorganization of the division.

clock September 10, 2009Marc Karimzadeh


Daily Stock Wrap: September 9, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock September 10, 2009WWD Staff


Beige Book: B-t-s Spurs Sales in Some Areas

Retail stocks enjoy fourth consecutive day of gains.

clock September 10, 2009Liza Casabona

Color Cosmetics

MAC and Dsquared Create ‘Ziegfeld Follies’ Makeup

When it comes to makeup, Dsquared’s gal is no wallflower.

clock September 10, 2009Stephanie Epiro

The Wall Street Journal Fall 2009


Memo Pad: Figuring Out Luxury… Crazy 3-D Ads…

Having launched a luxury glossy amid the current economic downturn, The Wall Street Journal’s quarterly magazine is trying to roll with the punches.

clock September 10, 2009WWD Staff

Inside Merci Gap.


Merci Beaucoup: New Pop-Up Concept Store Debuts

Merci temporary boutique opens in New York today, courtesy of Gap.

clock September 10, 2009Jessica Iredale


Phelps Renews Speedo Contract

Michael Phelps plans to keep swimming competitively and endorsing Speedo for four more years.

clock September 10, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Beauty Features

Women Sticking to Makeup Habits

Ninety percent of women polled in the U.S. and Europe haven’t changed their makeup usage during the economic crisis.

clock September 10, 2009Jennifer Weil

Neiman Marcus reported a comps increase of 2.9 percent.


Neiman’s Sticks to Game Plan

Retailer Neiman Marcus to maintain focus on luxury goods while fine-tuning prices.

clock September 10, 2009David Moin

A look from Errol.

Designer and Luxury

Fresh Takes: New York Designers to Watch

From Catherine Deneuve to photographer Neil Krug, the next generation of designers is working a myriad of inspirations for spring.

clock September 10, 2009Venessa Lau and Mayte Allende

Denim shorts at April 77


Capsule Lures Streetwear, Independent Labels

The Capsule show almost tripled in size in its second outing in Las Vegas, featuring 110 brands, compared with 40 in February.

clock September 10, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke

A look from Bambu.


Pool Draws a Targeted Assortment

Pool may be the smallest member of the MAGIC family, but it’s among the most targeted — centering around emerging, art and design-driven brands.

clock September 10, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Double-face shirts at Arn Mercantile


Diversity, Freshness Help Energize MAGIC

MAGIC housed an eclectic mix of brands such as DKNY, European brands like Arn Mercantile, and category powerhouses such as PVH’s furnishings division.

clock September 10, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke and Brenner Thomas

Converse by John Varvatos


Encouraging Signs at Project

A focus on value, strength in denim and an encouraging retail outlook among men’s buyers and vendors were key themes at the Project show in Las Vegas.

clock September 10, 2009David Lipke and Brenner Thomas


ENK Vegas Grows Vendor Base

The ENK Vegas checklist included value pricing, immediate deliveries and fashion differentiation.

clock September 10, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke and Brenner Thomas


Ready To Wear

Retailers Shop Value and New Classics at MRket

In two short years, MRket has cemented its position as the leading trade show for dressy and classic men’s wear brands.

clock September 10, 2009Brenner Thomas and Jean E. Palmieri


Off Price Specialist Show Grows

The lingering recession helped the Off Price Specialist Show boost both its retail attendance and exhibitor count.

clock September 10, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Men’s Wearhouse is running buy-one-get-one-free promotions.


Promotions Paying Off at Men’s Wearhouse

The promotional posture instituted at The Men’s Wearhouse at the end of last year continues to pay dividends.

clock September 10, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

A look from a new collection by Phillip Lim.

Designer and Luxury

Lim For Him: Phillip Lim Stands By His Man

Phillip Lim’s men’s line will have its first stand-alone presentation on Friday at New York Fashion Week.

clock September 10, 2009Jean Scheidnes



Life of the Party: Good Times Return to Fashion Week

Fun is back, from Marc Jacobs’ upcoming bash with Lady GaGa to Diane von Furstenberg’s trio of celebrations.

clock September 10, 2009Amanda FitzSimons

Dries Van Noten and Maggie Gyllenhaal


Eye: Maggie and Dries

Maggie Gyllenhaal attends luncheon honoring Belgium designer Dries Van Noten.

clock September 10, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Scoops: Nerd-y Plumes… Call Betsey… Robert Isabell’s Will…

Moncler has teamed up with Pharrell Williams, according to sources.

clock September 10, 2009WWD Staff


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