Heading Into Overtime: Stores Eye Post-Holiday To Bolster Bottom Line

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The gifts haven’t been opened yet, but retailers who kept a lid on inventories to try to squeeze out profits are looking to holiday’s second season. SEE LIST AT LEFT

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Style from Missoni's new collections.

Designer and Luxury

Missoni Previews Capsule Collections

Tired of counterfeiters, Angela Missoni has introduced four capsule collections dedicated to zigzags, space-dyed motifs and black.

clock December 24, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Spring 2010 look from The Limited.

Ready To Wear

Jodi Arnold’s Artsy Take for The Limited

Designer Jodi Arnold applied her signature style to mixable separates and sensible dresses in her first collection — for spring — at The Limited.

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Bottega Veneta linen shirt and Jil Sander cotton shorts. Dockers belt; Paige Novick bracelet; Sku bracelets; Louis Vuitton shoes.


Pre-Spring Becoming Key at High-End Stores

The season known most often in men’s wear as pre-spring is increasingly becoming a major cash generator for high-end retailers.

clock December 24, 2009Jean E. Palmieri


Citizens of Humanity Bolsters Executive Team

Amy Williams joined Citizens of Humanity and is working directly with Jerome Dahan and his partner, denim industry legend Adriano Goldschmied, on the business.

clock December 24, 2009Ross Tucker


Ready To Wear

A Trio of Lines for the Contemporary Clique

New brands Sinclaire 10, Rosel, Rolando Santana join the contemporary sportswear segment next year.

clock December 24, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg and Julee Kaplan

Jerome Dahan and Adriano Goldschmied


Denim Wash Conference Focuses on Innovation, Green Trends

Denim makers say efforts to promote sustainability are being hampered by a reluctant industry and price-conscious consumers.

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Age Delay items from Alpha H.

Skin Care

Alpha H Making Move Into U.S. and Japan

Alpha H is cranking up its international launch plans next year.

clock December 24, 2009Brid Costello

A variety of bags.


Start-up LaudiVidni.com Offers Custom Bags Online

Web store LaudiVidni.com was started on the premise that consumers want to get in on the fun of designing their own handbags.

clock December 24, 2009Cate T. Corcoran


Study: Women to Spend Less on Cosmetics in ’10

Purchasing decline of 8.7% projected in AlixPartners study.

clock December 24, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Martha Stewart


Media’s Twit Wits… The Romantics… Stetson’s New Website…

Elle creative director Joe Zee, Martha Stewart and Dave Zinczenko send holiday Twitter updates.

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A Finish Line store location.


Finish Line Returns to Profitability

Finish Line’s cost controls and positive same-store sales help third-quarter results.

clock December 24, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Revlon Execs Sued Over Exchange Offer

Suit alleges breach of fiduciary duty by Revlon’s board.

clock December 24, 2009Evan Clark

Government and Trade

In Brief: Cargo Volume Seen Heavier

Import cargo volume at major U.S. retail container ports is expected to increase.

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Retail Stocks Score Fourth Straight Gain Wed.

S&P Retail Index rose 2.18 points; pick up 0.5% as Dow ahead slightly on housing data.

clock December 24, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Kartell Boheme gruppo vases

Designer and Luxury

At 60, Kartell’s View Is Clear

Kartell, the industrial design company, can flaunt unrivaled fashion ties and designs footwear to boot.

clock December 24, 2009Alessandra Ilari

A Claire’s ad.


Claire’s Raises the Fashion Quotient

Claire’s Stores Inc.’s European president, Kenny Wilson, wants to infuse the brand’s products with more stylish elements.

clock December 24, 2009Nina Jones

Kookai store in London.

Ready To Wear

Kookai Grows Up

Kookai, the French contemporary label, repositions to appeal to a more sophisticated customer.

clock December 24, 2009Nina Jones

Ralph Lauren St. Moritz store.

Fashion Scoops

Ralph’s Apres-Ski… Menichetti’s Return… Coco de Mer Opens in N.Y….

Polo Ralph Lauren is taking to the slopes over the holidays.

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Valentino RTW Spring 2010


Valentino Owners Buy Back Part of Debt

The repurchase plan for Valentino confirmed a WWD report this month.

clock December 24, 2009Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Senate Renews Two Trade Preference Programs

GSP and Andean pacts extended for another year.

clock December 24, 2009Liza Casabona

1963 FERRARI 250 GTO

Designer and Luxury

Luxury Carpool: Top Prices For Historic Cars

Top prices for historic cars sold in the last 18 months.

clock December 24, 2009Suzanne Blecher

Shopping in New York City.

Business Features

Retailers Look to Holiday’s Second Season

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and department store chains will offer even deeper discounts to shoppers after the holidays to bolster bottom line.

clock December 24, 2009David Moin and Sharon Edelson and Cate T. Corcoran and Anne Riley-Katz

Dsquared2 cotton and linen shirt and Michael Bastian nylon shorts. Persol sunglasses; Paige Novick bracelet; Sku bracelets.

Designer and Luxury

Resortwear 2010 Men’s Trend: Luxe Heat

For resort, designers showcased the perfect blend of rich bohemian and casual elegance that underscored an overall feeling of escapism.

clock December 24, 2009Alex Badia


Daily Stock Wrap: December 24, 2009

Today’s gainers and losers

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Today's Must Read

Agi & Sam designer Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton, Shaun Samson, Nasir Mazhar, Lee Roach, Joseph Turvey and Kit Neale.


Whatever Happened to These Emerging London Men's Wear Designers?

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Social Studies

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