Retailers Add Back 258,300 Jobs With Big Gains at Specialty Stores

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From This Issue


Burberry Revenues Rise 4.6 Percent in Quarter

Wholesale revenues expected to be down 15 percent in current half due to “cautious buy.”

clock October 14, 2009Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Rodolphe Founder Exits Franck Muller

Executive laments lack of development of smaller brands at Swiss watch firm.

clock October 14, 2009Elena Berton

Human Resources

Giorgio Armani Touted for Senate Post

Santo Versace urges senator for life honor for designer.

clock October 14, 2009Luisa Zargani

Charlotte Russe storefront.


Advent Buys Charlotte Russe for $380M

Private equity firm Advent buys teen retailer Charlotte Russe, and appoints Jenny Ming president and ceo.

clock October 14, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Memo Pad: Globe Sale Called Off… Close to Home at Mag Conference…

The New York Times Company is no longer interested in exploring the sale of the Boston Globe, and related businesses.

clock October 14, 2009WWD Staff

Paulette Garafalo

Designer and Luxury

Bally Americas Names Garafalo Ceo

Paulette Garafalo succeeds Steven LaGuardia as chief executive officer of Bally Americas.

clock October 15, 2009Sophia Chabbott

The Brioni fragrance.

Designer and Luxury

Brioni Launches Men’s Scent

Fifty years after its last foray into fragrance, Brioni today will begin rolling out a signature limited edition men’s scent.

clock October 15, 2009Brid Costello


Dallas Market Center Calendar

Women’s and Children’s Apparel Market, Oct. 22 to 25; FashionCenterDallas at the World Trade Center

clock October 15, 2009WWD Staff

The entrance to the Neiman Marcus flagship.

Real Estate

Texas Retailers Feel Recessionary Pressures

Retailers here were shielded from some of the worst fallout of the recession because of the diverse economy, and revenue from the oil industry.

clock October 15, 2009Holly Haber

Colombia comes to Dallas: Look By Beatriz Camacho.

Ready To Wear

DMC Highlights Colombian Designers

Colombian designers Francesca Miranda and Beatriz Camacho head to Dallas Market Center.

clock October 15, 2009Holly Haber

Stacking bracelets by Diana Warner New York at FIG.


FIG Adds Showrooms for October Market

Fashion Industry Gallery will cut the ribbon on three new showrooms and host more than 100 resources at its Shop temporary show at market, Oct. 22 to 24.

clock October 15, 2009Holly Haber

Black-tie spy Sean Connery as James Bond.


Men on Film

Movies and TV shows that changed the suit.

clock October 15, 2009Brenner Thomas

Don Draper’s sleek style has become a marketable touchstone for suit retailers.


‘Mad Men’ Designer Brings Style to the Masses

The sartorial influence of “Mad Men” — which has inspired runway collections — proves the adage “what goes around comes around.”

clock October 15, 2009Brenner Thomas

Calvin Klein Men's Spring 2010

Designer and Luxury

Calvin Klein Men’s Collection to Show in N.Y. Again

Calvin Klein Collection has confirmed plans to present its fall 2010 men’s runway show in New York in February.

clock October 15, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Ready To Wear

Capsule Trade Show Expands Into Women’s

The Capsule trade show will launch a new women’s edition next season in New York, slated for Feb. 22 and 23 during market week.

clock October 15, 2009David Lipke

A look from the Edward line.

Fashion Features

Duckie Brown and Odin Launch Edward Line

Edward, the collaboration between Duckie Brown and the influential boutique Odin, will launch Nov. 1.

clock October 15, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Ermenegildo Zegna new Honk Kong store.

Designer and Luxury

Zegna Continues Store Rollout Plan

Ermenegildo Zegna is pressing ahead with expansion in established and fast-growth emerging markets.

clock October 15, 2009Emilie Marsh


Fashion Industry Gallery Market Calendar

Fashion Industry Gallery Market Calendar: Oct. 22 to 24, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Oct. 21 and Oct. 25, by appointment only.

clock October 15, 2009WWD Staff

Malo RTW Spring 2010


Ittierre Seeks More Funding

After securing a $44 million line of credit in February, Ittierre SpA has asked for an additional banking facility.

clock October 15, 2009Andrew Roberts

Iceberg RTW Spring 2010

Designer and Luxury

Gilmar Taps Iceberg Designer

Gilmar SpA has named Massimo Trumbatore artistic director of its Iceberg women’s line, starting with the fall 2010 season.

clock October 15, 2009Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Protesters Target Labor Abuses in Uzbekistan

Three dozen protestors gathered at the Embassy of Uzbekistan on Wednesday on recent report of alleged child labor and forced labor violations.

clock October 15, 2009Liza Casabona


Daily Stock Wrap: October 15, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock October 15, 2009WWD Staff

Bailey’s leather and tulle jacket, Modern Lovers’ cotton shirt, Pleasure Doing Business’ polyester, elastane and rubber skirt. Tarina Tarantino earrings; House of Love necklace; Charles David shoes.


VV Brown On the Verge

VV Brown, the 25-year-old pompadoured singer hopes to top the Billboard charts when her debut album, “Traveling Like the Light,” drops in February.

clock October 15, 2009Amanda FitzSimons and Jennifer Weil

One of Victoria Gitman's purse paintings.


Close Inspection: Victoria Gitman’s Point of View

Artist Victoria Gitman’s ultra-precise paintings of handbags are on display in Los Angeles this month.

clock October 15, 2009Nick Axelrod

Ronit Elkabetz


Paris’ New Breakout Star: Ronit Elkabetz

Israeli actress Ronit Elkabetz wins over French audiences in “Jaffa.”

clock October 15, 2009Chantal Goupil

Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine.


Florence Nightingale

WWD interviews hot Brit singer Florence Welch.

clock October 15, 2009Christina Roperti

Thakoon Panichgul

Fashion Scoops

Teen Vogue Doles Career Advice… Jason Wu Heads East…

Rules to getting ahead in the fashion industry are outlined by the biggest influencers in “The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion.”

clock October 15, 2009WWD Staff

A gown from Badgley Mischka’s new Mark and James’ bridal collection.

Designer and Luxury

Badgley Mischka Create More Affordable Bridal

Gowns Retail between $2,000 and $4,000.

clock October 15, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Save the Garment Center Rally Planned

With New York City’s election less than three weeks away, Save the Garment Center activists are hopeful their upcoming rally will stir up some political action.

clock October 15, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


Dow Tops 10,000 Wednesday, Retail Up 1.7%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 10,000 Wednesday.

clock October 15, 2009Evan Clark and Liza Casabona

Looks from Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez, launching for fall 2010.


Disney Star Selena Gomez Launching Fashion Brand

In her latest role as fashion designer, Selena Gomez is dreaming loud.

clock October 15, 2009Julee Kaplan

To mark the launch of Gucci Eyeweb the brand will unveil a global, multilingual, social networking microsite.

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Latest Luxe Brand to Use Social Media

Gucci will launch a social networking microsite today for its new sunglasses line, and other luxe brands offering similar interactive online experiences.

clock October 15, 2009Samantha Conti

The Kingpins show drew more than 200 people.


Kingpins Makes Strong Debut in Hong Kong

The boutique denim textile fair Kingpins drew a large crowd of potential buyers and praise from exhibitors during its first showing in Asia.

clock October 15, 2009Ross Tucker and Jennifer Cardenas

Skinny look from Easy Money.


Glasser, Rucker Strike With Easy Money

Denim veterans Michael Glasser and Joie Rucker are looking to score two hits within a year at Nordstrom with the launch of Easy Money.

clock October 15, 2009Ross Tucker

Bruce Wasserstein


Bruce Wasserstein Dies at 61

Bruce Wasserstein, who died Wednesday at age 61, was known as one of Wall Street’s most voracious dealmakers.

clock October 15, 2009WWD Staff

Michael R. Kingston

Business Features

WWD Forum: Ann Taylor Gets Personal

Information technology — particularly when used to compile customer data — can play a major role in making a sale.

clock October 15, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Charlene P. Sawyers


WWD Forum: P&G’s Sawyers Advises Keeping It Simple

In the digital world, it’s not just about an idea, but an ideal; simplicity cuts through the barrage of online brand messages,.

clock October 15, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Norma Kamali

Business Features

WWD Forum: Norma Kamali Responds to Democratization

When Norma Kamali addresses the democratization of fashion she can truthfully say she is putting her money where her mouth is.

clock October 15, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Marketing and Promotion

WWD Forum: Charlotte Russe Jumpstarts E-Commerce

Charlotte Russe encourages shoppers to invite friends to follow along.

clock October 15, 2009Evan Clark

Laura McEwen

Business Features

WWD Forum: Millenials Are The New Influencers

Millennials are more influential than Baby Boomers thanks to the Internet and social media.

clock October 15, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Geoff Atkinson

Marketing and Promotion

WWD Forum: Evolves

Geoff Atkinson, svp of customer relationship management at, discusses how reviews drive the web site.

clock October 15, 2009Evan Clark

Brian Kalma


WWD Forum: Zappos Builds its Social Network

At Zappos, every employee is encouraged to tweet, post photos and videos, comment and blog freely on behalf of the $1 billion company.

clock October 15, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Dennis McEniry

Beauty Features

WWD Forum: Estée Lauder Embraces Social Technology

Social technology is bringing the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. full circle — back to the kind of personal touch founder Estée Lauder advocated.

clock October 15, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Makoto Yamada

Marketing and Promotion

WWD Forum: FeliCa Looks to Reinvent Retail Technology

FeliCa cards are tapped on a console, or even a TV remote control, and can process transactions in 0.2 seconds.

clock October 15, 2009Evan Clark

Marc Gobe

Marketing and Promotion

WWD Forum: Gobé Discusses Connecting With Shoppers

Marc Gobé, founder of Emotional Branding, speaks about fashion brands and social media.

clock October 15, 2009Evan Clark


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