The State of Barneys: Parent Vows Support Even as Rumors Swirl

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Business Features

Retail Sales Rise but Point to Slow Recovery

Specialty stores and department stores reported small sales gains compared with July, but yearly comparisons still showed the effects of the recession.

clock September 15, 2009Liza Casabona

Lady Gaga


Gaga for Marc Jacobs

The bash V magazine and Marc Jacobs threw at Hiro after his show Monday night was of pre-recession proportions.

clock September 15, 2009WWD Staff


Prada Names Suhl U.S. President and CEO

Sebastian Suhl, Prada S.p.A. chief operating officer, will take over the responsibilities of president and chief executive officer of PradaUSA.

clock September 15, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Business Features

Fazio to Leave Bergdorf for Spurr

Tommy Fazio, men’s fashion director of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, will be leaving the retailer to become president of men’s label Spurr.

clock September 16, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Sofia Coppola


Campion’s Champions: ‘Bright Star’ Premieres in New York

Vanity Fair hosts premiere of tearjerker biopic “Bright Star,” an early contender for the awards season races.

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Lucy Liu

Fashion Scoops

Mad for Max: Front Row at Max Azria

Lucy Liu, Mickey Rourke, brand spokesman Nastia Liukin, Lynn Collins, and Tinsley Mortimer sat front row.

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Mary-Louise Parker

Fashion Scoops

First-Timers: Front Row at Dennis Basso

Mary-Louise Parker was a Dennis Basso neophyte, while Joan Rivers was accustomed to the designer’s runway paparazzi spectacle.

clock September 15, 2009WWD Staff

A Fox monokini.


ASR Show Focuses on Innovation, Versatility

Board-sport brands, such as Hurley, DC Shoes, and Zoo York, sought to differentiate themselves at ASR Trade Expo.

clock September 16, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran and Anne Riley-Katz

Ready To Wear

Class@ASR Show Makes Debut

Smaller adjunct of Class trade show features upmarket brands.

clock September 16, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

A Shiri Abramson “Queen” dress.

Fashion Features

Paris Shows Focus on Ethnic, Pared-Down Looks

Prêt-à-Porter and Who’s Next shows see strong attendance.

clock September 16, 2009Alissa Demorest

Nathalie Djurberg “New Movements in Fashion,” 2006


Fashion Exhibits Draw High Attendance

A crowd at the International Center of Photography was reveling in fashion with a capital F.

clock September 16, 2009WWD Staff

Odin’s scent trio.


Retailer Odin to Launch Scent Trio

Fragrance is a numbers game for men’s fashion retailer Odin, which is set to launch a trio of unisex scents — dubbed 01, 02 and 03 — in late October.

clock September 16, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Government and Trade

Kohl’s Pays $425K Product Safety Fine

Kohl’s pays more than $400K to the CPSC while denying it sold children’s sweatshirts with drawstrings.

clock September 16, 2009Liza Casabona

Christina Makowsky

Ready To Wear

Life After Georgina: Christina Makowsky Launches Humanitarian Brand

After a 28-year retail career, Christina Makowsky has started a charitable fashion line.

clock September 16, 2009Lisa Lockwood

Sketch of the new Equipment line.

Designer and Luxury

Getting Equipped: Christian Restoin’s Label Returns

Serge Azria is reviving Equipment, the shirt collection launched in 1976 by Christian Restoin, husband of Paris Vogue editor Carine.

clock September 16, 2009Jessica Iredale

Government and Trade

Swatch Investigated by Antitrust Watchdog Group

Swatch Group said Tuesday one of its units is facing an antitrust investigation in Switzerland.

clock September 16, 2009Elena Berton

A look from Norma Kamali.


Cherokee Royalties, Profits Drop in Second Quarter

Mervyns liquidation, tightening of lines at Target cited.

clock September 16, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Retail Stocks Slip 0.1% Tuesday

S&P Retail dips despite Bernanke’s statement that recession is probably over.

clock September 16, 2009Evan Clark

Government and Trade

World Bank Report Shows Record Regulatory Reforms

131 economies implemented regulatory reforms, according to the World Bank.

clock September 16, 2009John Zarocostas

Barneys New York


Istithmar Vows to Support Barneys as Rumors Swirl

For Barneys New York, it appears to be business as usual — except the luxury chain remains cloaked in a heavy cloud of uncertainty regarding its future.

clock September 16, 2009David Moin and Vicki M. Young


Marketing and Promotion

Affluent Shoppers Head to Big-Box Stores

Big-box stores known for value, like Target and The Home Depot, are reeling in affluent consumers who have been hiding their luxury shopping bags.

clock September 16, 2009Valerie Seckler

Patrick Swayze on the cover of People


Memo Pad: People Names Names… Condé Nast Budget Cuts…

As Us Weekly celebrates its honorees for Best Dressed New Yorkers, People will unveil its Best and Worst Dressed List in this week’s issue.

clock September 16, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Versace Taps Marc Duhm

Gianni Versace SpA poached its third executive in four months from rival Jil Sander AG, naming Marc Duhm director of wholesale worldwide for the Versace label.

clock September 16, 2009Andrew Roberts

Designer and Luxury

Grauso Said Assuming Major Role at Vera Wang

Monday was Mario Grauso’s swan song as president of Carolina Herrera, but by Tuesday morning he was stationed at Vera Wang’s runway show.

clock September 16, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Scoop: Marcia Gay Harden Heads to Douglas Hannant

Fresh from a screening of the Drew Barrymore-directed “Whip It” in Toronto, Marcia Gay Harden arrived for the spring presentation.

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Fashion Scoops

Scoop: Twice Is Nice for Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim has found a way to stretch out fashion week by hosting a encore presentation of his spring runway show.

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Fashion Scoops

Tuning In: Front Row at Pamella Roland

“America’s Next Top Model” judges J. Alexander and Nigel Barker turned up at Pamella Roland, as did “Dancing with the Stars” alum Lisa Rinna.

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An Alber Elbaz illustration for Mika.

Fashion Scoops

Alber Elbaz’s Culture Club… Hindmarch Toolbox…

Alber Elbaz is heading to Italy next week — but to give a speech, not show a collection.

clock September 16, 2009WWD Staff

Franklin’s own goatskin hat from Coach; All jewelry, Franklin’s own.

Fashion Features

Long Live the Queen: Aretha Franklin on Fashion and Her Future

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, reminisces about the Obama inauguration and fashion choices.

clock September 16, 2009Nick Axelrod


Daily Stock Wrap: September 15, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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