Some Holiday Cheer: Season Starts Strong For Stores in Europe

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Shoppers across Europe are loosening their purse strings for the Christmas season, according to retailers, who are upbeat about sales so far.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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H&M Reports Drop in Same-Store Sales

Fast-fashion retailer H&M posts seven months of declines, but says that sales were off to a “satisfactory start” in December.

clock December 15, 2009Tina Isaac

Marion Cotillard in Dior.


67th Golden Globe Nominees Announced

Hollywood’s red carpet season got underway today with announcement of the 67th annual Golden Globe nominations.

clock December 15, 2009Emily Holt

Dave McTague

Business Features

Dave McTague Named Cole Haan CEO

Current chief Jim Seuss is leaving the company.

clock December 15, 2009Caroline Tell

Philippe Apeloig

Marketing and Promotion

Q&A With Philippe Apeloig

Philippe Apeloig is a man out of time. The graphic designer and typographer defiantly closes his eyes to trends and fashions of the moment.

clock December 16, 2009Valerie Seckler


Jury Convicts Leader of Gem Robbery Gang

A federal jury has convicted the leader of a gang of thieves linked to a robbery spree that included the heist of $4 million to $5 million in diamonds.

clock December 16, 2009Matthew Lynch

Inside the êShave store.


EShave Opens in Rockefeller Center

EShave, the men’s grooming marketer, has moved into the concourse level of 30 Rockefeller Center and now operates two stores, both in Manhattan.

clock December 16, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Canadian teen singer Nikki Yanofsky pairs her youthful yet sophisticated style with a smooth sound on her album, to be released in March. Here, she works her girly side in Contrarian’s cotton dress and L.A.M.B. shoes.


Singer Nikki Yanofsky Pipes Up

Nikki Yanofsky, the 15-year-old Canadian singing sensation, will release her debut album, tentatively named “New to Me,” this spring.

clock December 16, 2009Priya Rao


In Brief: Appeal in Chanel Case

World Tricot said it would appeal a recent ruling by the French commercial court that cleared Chanel of counterfeit allegations.

clock December 16, 2009WWD Staff

Antony Karabus, Karabus Management


CFOs Say Customer Outreach Not Hurt by Marketing Cuts

Participants in Karabus survey reported steady or greater advertising outreach.

clock December 16, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Retail Stocks Drop 1.2% Tuesday

S&P Index fell 1.2 yesterday, as pressure on margins at Best Buy worries investors.

clock December 16, 2009Evan Clark


Daily Stock Wrap: December 15, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock December 16, 2009WWD Staff

Bendel’s at South Coast Plaza.

Designer and Luxury

Henri Bendel Launches New Concept in California

Concept stores focus solely on Bendel-branded merchandise, including jewelry and accessories, beauty products and an assortment of edibles.

clock December 16, 2009Anne Riley-Katz


Replay Gets New Majority Owner

Equibox Holding SpA, a special-purpose acquisition vehicle, has acquired a 60 percent stake in Fashion Box SpA, owner of the Replay.

clock December 16, 2009David Lipke

Shoppers wait on line for entry at the Abercrombie & Fitch in Tokyo.


Abercrombie & Fitch Creates Stir in Tokyo

Abercrombie & Fitch’s new flagship opening in Ginza drew hundreds of shoppers; models, many barely dressed, roamed the shop floor.

clock December 16, 2009Kumi Matsushita and Kelly Wetherille

Ready To Wear

Charlotte Ronson Brings Japanese Operations In-House

After five years, Charlotte Ronson has parted ways with her Japanese licensee, Sanei International.

clock December 16, 2009Julee Kaplan


Playboy Inks Jewelry License

Playboy Enterprises has tapped Silver Moon Creations Inc. to produce a collection of fine, costume and body jewelry under the Playboy brand.

clock December 16, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Government and Trade

U.S.-Made Apparel Prices Rise

Wholesale prices for U.S.-made apparel rose 0.2 percent in November compared with October, and prices on all domestic goods also advanced.

clock December 16, 2009Liza Casabona

Zooey and Emily Deschanel, both in vintage.

Fashion Scoops

Zooey Deschanel’s Puppy Love… Holiday Surprise for Rodarte…

Zooey Deschanel told WWD she just got back from a belated honeymoon with Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard.

clock December 16, 2009WWD Staff

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld as the face of Esprit’s women casual range.


Esprit Plots Growth, Seeks Revival in U.S.

Esprit is trying to recapture the glory days when founders Doug and Susie Tompkins, who were then husband and wife, were running the company.

clock December 16, 2009Sharon Edelson


NRF Convention Stays in New York

The retail industry’s biggest gathering is staying in New York and will not relocate to Washington, D.C. after all.

clock December 16, 2009David Moin


Memo Pad: Role Call… Glossy WSJ. Increasing Circulation…

“Gossip Girl” cast Teen Vogue editor Amy Astley for a scene on the popular show.

clock December 16, 2009WWD Staff

The storefront of Harvey Nichols in London.

Business Features

European Retailers Upbeat About Christmas

Shoppers across Europe are loosening their purse strings for the holiday season, according to retailers.

clock December 16, 2009WWD Staff

An image for the fall 2009 Lee Cooper collection.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Emerisque Prowling for More Brands

Emerisque’s ceo says the firm is “currently in discussions” with some brand owners, bankers and private equity groups.

clock December 16, 2009Vicki M. Young


WWD, JCK to Produce Magazine

Women’s Wear Daily and JCK magazine have formed an alliance to produce WWD/JCK Magazine.

clock December 16, 2009Sophia Chabbott


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