Tough Times Roll On: Liz Claiborne Reports $90M Loss in Quarter

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Adidas expects the World Cup to enhance revenues.

Business Features

Adidas Net Drops 30 Percent

Revenues declined 6 percent in the third quarter.

clock November 4, 2009Emilie Marsh


Marks & Spencer Profits Drop 0.4 Percent

Retailer Marks & Spencer reported profits remained broadly flat in the first half, and remains “cautious” about holiday outlook and year ahead.

clock November 4, 2009Samantha Conti


Carrefour to Appeal Indonesia Ruling

Antitrust authorities order retail giant Carrefour to sell its stake in Alfa Retailindo.

clock November 4, 2009Elena Berton

William L. McComb


Liz Claiborne Reports $90M Loss in Quarter

Liz Claiborne Inc.’s third quarter loss deepens on topline troubles, and may change its name.

clock November 4, 2009Evan Clark


Warnaco Profits Rise In 3Q

Net grows despite revenue declines.

clock November 4, 2009Matthew Lynch

Madonna and Valentino


Valentino and His Glittering Entourage

Hugh Jackman, Adrien Brody, Marc Jacobs, Thakoon Panichgul, and Diane von Furstenberg attended the designer’s umpteenth party celebrating his documentary.

clock November 4, 2009WWD Staff


Time Warner Profits Fall… MSLO Declines…

Time Warner executives hope to cut $100 million in expenses from its publishing division.

clock November 4, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Cover Vogue's November 2009 issue.


Plagemann Named Vogue Publisher, Florio Role Expanded

Susan Plagemann, vice president and publisher of Marie Claire, will join Vogue as vice president and publisher.

clock November 4, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

A look from Dylan George.


Guez Brings New Blood To Dylan George

Dylan George, the premium denim brand founded last year by Danny Guez, is looking to ignite growth with the addition of executive talent.

clock November 5, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

A rendering of the Juicy Couture shop in Miami International Airport.

Ready To Wear

Juicy Couture to Open Airport Shops

Contemporary brand Juicy Couture plans to target customers when they travel.

clock November 5, 2009Julee Kaplan

Brian Reyes' signature.


WWD Postcard: Brian Reyes in Normandy

Designer Brian Reyes sends greetings from picture perfect Normandy!

clock November 5, 2009WWD Staff


Anne Bass’ Directorial Debut

Anne Bass, the social figure and dance patron, chronicles one young boy’s rise up the ballet ranks.

clock November 5, 2009WWD Staff

Ermenegildo Zegna’s suit and shirt, Alexander Olch tie, Dunhill tie bar, Asprey watch and Florsheim by Duckie Brown shoes.

Fashion Features

Spring Men’s Suit Trend: Mixed Doubles

The double-breasted suit represents for many the epitome of masculine power dressing, elegance and style.

clock November 5, 2009Alex Badia


B.U.M. Equipment to Relaunch

B.U.M. Equipment, the casual sportswear brand that had a profitable run in the Eighties and Nineties, is returning to market as a young men’s and juniors brand.

clock November 5, 2009Brenner Thomas


Obit: Felice Ferrante, Master Tailor

Felice “Phil” Ferrante, Saks Fifth Avenue’s master men’s tailor, died Oct. 15 after a long battle with cancer. He was 68.

clock November 5, 2009David Moin

Daymond John


FUBU Returning to U.S.

FUBU, an original player in hip-hop streetwear, is aiming for a comeback.

clock November 5, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Jim Edelman

Human Resources

Obit: Jim Edelman Dies at 68

Jim Edelman, director, senior buyer of tailored clothing for Macy’s, died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 68.

clock November 5, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Spurr’s spring presentation.


Emerging Brand Spurr Branches Out

Spurr is branching into two collections at different pricing tiers in an effort to position itself for global distribution.

clock November 5, 2009Jean Scheidnes


IFF Net Down on Charges in 3rd Qtr.

International Flavors & Fragrances profits fall 8.5 percent in period.

clock November 5, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Dresses from Rodarte, Narciso Rodriguez and Adrian’s design for Joan Crawford on display at the “American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion” show.

Designer and Luxury

FIT Show Looks at American Dressmaking

The incomplete cotton muslins on display in “American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion” are an indication FIT’s newest show delves into design.

clock November 5, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


In Brief: Polo Doubles Quarterly Dividend

Ralph Lauren doubles cash dividend and also authorizes additional $225M for stock repurchases.

clock November 5, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Akris Taps Beste as U.S. CEO

Former McQueen exec Melissa Beste named to run North American division of Akris.

clock November 5, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

A style from Diptych.

Fashion Scoops

Austrians in Tokyo… Anthropologie’s New Tie-Up…

A few of Austria’s up-and-coming fashion designers, including two Jil Sander alums, got a chance to showcase their talent for a Japanese audience.

clock November 5, 2009WWD Staff


Google to Unveil New Retail Search Tool

Google Inc. will today unveil a search function, called Google Commerce Search, especially designed for large online retailers.

clock November 5, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Government and Trade

U.S. Asks WTO for China Dispute Panel

European Union and Mexico also take issue with China.

clock November 5, 2009Liza Casabona

Allen Questrom


Top Industry Leaders Address Retail’s New Reality

Allen Questrom, Marshal Cohen and Stephen I. Sadove discuss the future of the retail industry.

clock November 5, 2009David Moin

Men’s plaid shirts, like this one from, are expected to be a hot seller this year.


Lower Inventories Brighten Outlook for Holiday

Retailers can expect sales to rise by as much as 2 percent for the holiday season.

clock November 5, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and Alexandra Steigrad


Daily Stock Wrap: November 4, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock November 5, 2009WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Emerald Fennell, Regina King, and Chloé Zhao


Get to Know the Female Directors Making History at the Golden Globes

clock 6hKristen Tauer

Social Studies

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