Haves and Have Nots: Firms Loaded With Cash In Position to Diversify

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Isetan Mitsukoshi First-Half Net Slides 66%

Retailer Isetan Mitsukoshi posted an operating loss as Japanese consumers cut back on spending.

clock November 9, 2009Koji Hirano

Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o in Puma’s new kit for the 2010 African Cup of Nations.

Business Features

Puma Net Falls 23.6 Percent

Activewear firm Puma pins hopes on World Cup for uptick in business.

clock November 9, 2009Emilie Marsh

Thakoon Panichgul


Thakoon Panichgul Takes Creative Post at Tasaki

Designer Thakoon Panichgul making foray into fine jewelry for Japanese firm, Tasaki.

clock November 9, 2009Sophia Chabbott


Karen Duffy Says Goodbye to Zac Posen

Karen Duffy, Zac Posen’s vice president of communications, has left the company.

clock November 9, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Cacharel RTW Spring 2010

Designer and Luxury

Cacharel, Aeffe Strike Deal

Aeffe Group will be responsible for the manufacturing and distribution of Cacharel’s women’s wear collection from next year.

clock November 9, 2009Elena Berton

Marketing and Promotion

Madonna Strikes Pose in Brooklyn for Dolce & Gabbana

Madonna did indeed strike a pose for Steven Klein to appear in the new Dolce&Gabbana spring ad campaign, shot in a Brooklyn studio.

clock November 9, 2009Chiara Hughes


Goodman Joining Sears as Chief of Apparel and Home

Executive John Goodman was most recently CEO of Charlotte Russe.

clock November 9, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Retail Stocks Reach 52-Week High Monday

Retail stocks hit a new 52-week high Monday; Investors around the world were cheered that G-20 officials plan to stick with existing monetary policies.

clock November 9, 2009Evan Clark

A look from Francesca Miranda.

Ready To Wear

Vendors See Buying Pick Up in Dallas Market

Seeds of recovery emerged during the market at FashionCenterDallas.

clock November 10, 2009Holly Haber

Wal-Mart has nearly $8 billion stockpiled.


Firms Loaded With Cash in Position to Diversify

Strong firms seek outlets for accumulated funds.

clock November 10, 2009Evan Clark

Government and Trade

Apparel Importers Pressure Suppliers as Sales Lag

Apparel importers are looking to their suppliers to provide greater value and efficiency as they confront a challenging holiday season.

clock November 10, 2009Ross Tucker

Kim Glas

Government and Trade

Glas Embraces Key Industry Role in Commerce Department

Kim Glas takes on CITA chair and OTEXA posts.

clock November 10, 2009Liza Casabona

Keqiao Fair Show attendance rose 17 percent to nearly 24,000.


China’s Keqiao Fair Shows Staying Power

The recent edition of the China Keqiao International Textile Expo might not have been a blockbuster, but organizers said attendance was up more than 17 percent

clock November 10, 2009Lisa Movius

Gail Strickler

Government and Trade

Gail Strickler Brings Know-How to USTR Post

Former textile executive to tackle trade and compliance issues.

clock November 10, 2009Liza Casabona and Ross Tucker

Government and Trade

China Targeted in Antidumping Measures

WTO reports details antidumping cases.

clock November 10, 2009John Zarocostas

Human Resources

Destination Maternity’s Matthias to Retire

Destination Maternity Corp. said Monday that Rebecca Matthias, co-founder, company president and chief creative officer, will retire on Sept. 30.

clock November 10, 2009Sharon Edelson

A dress from Lisa Perry’s resort collection.


Lisa Perry Opening Uptown Store

With her temporary store on Spring Street in SoHo closed since August, Lisa Perry is packing up her design studio and heading to her next adventure.

clock November 10, 2009Sharon Edelson

Students of the Harvey Milk School with the four gowns created at the Polo Fashion School.

Designer and Luxury

Polo Fashion School’s Newest Grads

Ralph Lauren fashion program inspires inner-city youth from Harvey Milk School.

clock November 10, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Lord Freddie Windsor in his Hardy Amies gray morning suit for his wedding in September.


Hardy Amies Retrospective Bows in London

English label Hardy Amies opened its archive to the public at its refurbished landmark headquarters on London’s Savile Row.

clock November 10, 2009Emilie Marsh


Inter Parfum Profits Increase 17.4 Percent

Third-quarter profits at New York-based Inter Parfums Inc. increased 17.4 percent to $7.3 million from $6.2 million.

clock November 10, 2009Matthew W. Evans


In Brief: Forever 21 Founders to Give Deposition

The founders of Forever 21 will be deposed in a copyright lawsuit filed by Express, a Los Angeles judge ruled.

clock November 10, 2009WWD Staff


IT Holding Restructuring Under Review

Italian minister of economic development to make decision.

clock November 10, 2009Andrew Roberts

The December 2009 cover of Self magazine.


Memo Pad: A Better Self in 2010… Metropolitan Home Shuttered…

In addition to the ad market, Self suffered another blow when the magazine was criticized for over-retouching Kelly Clarkson on its cover.

clock November 10, 2009WWD Staff

Sam Roddick in front of “Journey.”


‘Journey’ Art Exhibit Depicts Human Trafficking

Coco de Mer founder Sam Roddick spent much of the past few days scouring Manhattan for 400 condoms in a rainbow of colors.

clock November 10, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

A spring look from Chetta B.

Ready To Wear

Chetta B Repositions for Spring

Brand Chetta B moves to be a better resource after years of being bridge.

clock November 10, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

A women’s Columbia Omni-Heat jacket.


Columbia Launching New Thermal Technology

Omni-Heat represents firm’s ‘most significant investment.’

clock November 10, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Looks from Badgley Mischka’s American Glamour collection for HSN.

Designer and Luxury

HSN, Badgley Mischka Ready for TV Closeup

New partnership brings Badgley Mischka’s glamour to televisions nationwide.

clock November 10, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Rebecca Taylor’s version in silk worn under an airy cotton shirt. Dianora Salviati scarf; Ruby Kobo and Ted Rossi bracelets; Laurence Dacade booties.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2010 Fashion Trend: Blossom Time

Floral motifs, from designers such as Diane von Furstenberg and Rebecca Taylor, are blooming for spring.

clock November 9, 2009Mayte Allende

Alicia Keys

Fashion Scoops

Pop-Up Star Alicia Keys… DVF Does Chicago… Republic Party…

Alicia Keys will make her design debut later this month.

clock November 10, 2009WWD Staff

Michael Kors at his new store.

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Unveils New Michigan Avenue Digs

Chicago got a double dose of Michael Kors last week as the designer unveiled his latest Michael Kors Collection store along Michigan Avenue Wednesday.

clock November 10, 2009Beth Wilson

Mario Testino’s shot of Copacabana beach.


Mario Testino Takes Rio

The photographer publishes his ninth book, an homage to Rio de Janeiro.

clock November 10, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Talulah Riley with Tom Sturridge.


The Breakout Brits of ‘Pirate Radio’

Tom Sturridge and Talulah Riley co-star with Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans and Bill Nighy in the new film, “Pirate Radio.”

clock November 10, 2009Samantha Conti


CEOs Offer Perspectives as Summit Begins

The 13th annual WWD Retail/Apparel CEO Summit opened at the St. Regis Hotel.

clock November 10, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: November 09, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock November 10, 2009WWD Staff

Old Navy

Real Estate

The Boom Continues on West 34th Street

Local real estate sources said the Conway’s stores at 245 West 34th Street and 225-253 West 34th Street are on the market.

clock November 23, 2009Sharon Edelson


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