Retailers Digging Out In Last-Minute Push To Recoup Lost Sales

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Phi Brand to Shutter in January

Phi, the critically-acclaimed label founded by Susan Dell in 2003, is closing, another victim of the recession.

clock December 21, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Anthony Marshall arriving at court.


Anthony Marshall Sentenced to 1 to 3 Years

Anthony Marshall has been sentenced one to three years in state penitentiary.

clock December 21, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Business Features

Gabriella Forte to Exit Dolce & Gabbana

Gabriella Forte is leaving the company, effective Jan. 1.

clock December 22, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg and Alessandra Ilari

Government and Trade

Canadian Firms Look Beyond U.S. for Exports

The U.S. accounted for 85 percent of all Canadian clothing exports last year, but that figure is down 11 percent from 2001.

clock December 22, 2009Brian Dunn

President Obama said last month he is looking to broaden the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Government and Trade

Trade Issues to Heat Up in New Year

The domestic apparel and textile industry has gotten its first clear signals the Obama administration will pursue a more active trade policy next year.

clock December 22, 2009Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Weatherproof’s cotton sateen coat over Matthew Ames’ silk georgette dress. Hunter boots; Totes umbrellas.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2010 Trenchcoat Trend: Rainbow Bright

Like a diamond, the classic beige trenchcoat is forever. Yet designers are adding lots of gentle fresh shapes and a bevy of brights.

clock December 22, 2009Bobbi Queen

Government and Trade

Senate Health Bill Sets Employer Mandates

Retailers face more responsibility in providing health care coverage.

clock December 22, 2009Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Ben Sherman has turned to a third party merchandiser
to handle most of its in-store support.


Outsourcing on Rise as Stores Cut Costs

Outsourcing doesn’t only take place in India — it’s also happening at the local mall.

clock December 22, 2009Brenner Thomas

The ad for Eva Longoria Parker’s fragrance.


Eva by Eva Longoria Scent to Launch in Spring

Eva Longoria Parker has delved deeper into beauty with a signature women’s scent.

clock December 22, 2009Matthew W. Evans


Walgreen’s Profits Up 19% in 1st Qtr.

Same-store sales for Walgreen’s rise 4.9% as net income beats Wall Street estimates.

clock December 22, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Naomi Campbell


Memo Pad: Naomi Campbell in Court… Airbrushing Ban Gains Momentum…

Naomi Campbell has dropped a case against her former personal assistant, according to London’s Evening Standard.

clock December 22, 2009WWD Staff

Prince Pavlos and Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece.


Royal Standard: A Fete for Princess Marie-Chantal and Prince Pavlos

Princess Marie-Chantal and Prince Pavlos of Greece are celebrated with a dinner at the Standard Hotel in New York.

clock December 22, 2009WWD Staff

Rihanna and Karl Lagerfeld


Extreme Necklaces

These trend setters are donning extreme necklaces.

clock December 22, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: December 10, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock December 22, 2009WWD Staff


S&P Upgrades Burlington Coat’s Debt

Burlington Coat Factory plans to reconfigure its $800 million asset-based credit facility.

clock December 22, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Judge Halts Macy’s-Calvin Klein Chocolate Giveaway

Confectioner sues over Macy’s-Calvin Klein chocolate giveaway, granting an Oregon sweet shop’s request for a restraining order.

clock December 22, 2009Matthew Lynch


Retail Stocks Rise 1.7% Monday

Investors looked past the snow that blanketed the East Coast and pushed up retail stocks 1.7 percent Monday.

clock December 22, 2009Evan Clark

Government and Trade

Brazil Eyes Sanctions for U.S. Cotton

Brazil may impose punitive sanctions in response to the U.S.’ failure to scrap cotton subsidy programs found in breach of global rules.

clock December 22, 2009John Zarocostas

Chloé boutique in Beirut.

Designer and Luxury

Dior, Chloé Launch Beirut Boutiques

With Christian Dior and Chloé launching boutiques last week in Beirut, the Lebanese capital is seeing a luxury fashion revival.

clock December 22, 2009Emilie Marsh and Tina Isaac


Bluefly Gets $15M Boost

Bluefly said it will receive $15 million from Rho Ventures, giving the troubled company more working capital with which to buy inventory and acquire customers.

clock December 22, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

A Karl Lagerfeld-created princess doll.

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld’s New Toy… Zara Phillips Designs… The Great Vionnet Rescue…

Karl Lagerfeld creates a charity doll for Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation.

clock December 22, 2009WWD Staff

Shopping in New York City


Stores Push to Recoup Lost Sales

Retailers have no illusions about miracles in the final stretch of a mostly muted holiday season.

clock December 22, 2009David Moin and Holly Haber and Sharon Edelson and Vicki M. Young and Liza Casabona

An Hermès bag.

Designer and Luxury

Hermès to Back Brand in China

Hermès International is backing a new brand in China that is set to launch for spring.

clock December 22, 2009Jennifer Weil

Uniqlo storefront


Uniqlo Ramps Up Growth in Europe

The pace of Uniqlo’s European expansion is at a gallop.

clock December 22, 2009Jennifer Weil


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