Gauging Retail Shares: Challenging Year Ahead After a Buoyant 2009

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Hello, 2010. Be kind. That’s retailers’ likely New Year’s wish as they hope their nascent sales turnaround follows the lead of the sector’s stocks, which rallied back 47.2 percent last year as the credit SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Incu launched Topshop and Topman’s collections in its Paddington flagship in late October, contributing to 2009’s 10 percent sales spike.


Australian Retailers See Strong Summer

Summer days and fashion — that’s the mix Australian retailers are hoping will resonate for customers trying to shake off the recession’s residue.

clock January 4, 2010Stephanie Epiro

Philip H. Knight

Business Features

Nike Chairman Moved 20 Million Shares to Three Trusts

Nike co-founder Philip H. Knight still owns 65.7 million shares.

clock January 4, 2010Matthew Lynch


Shiseido Acquires Swiss Distributor

Shiseido will establish a Shiseido Group sales company in Switzerland this month by acquiring 100 percent of the shares of the current distributor

clock January 4, 2010Koji Hirano


Kotur Launching Day Bags

With a four-year-old business steeped in clutches, minaudières and evening cases, Kotur is launching a line of day bags.

clock January 4, 2010Sophia Chabbott


Hugo Boss to Close Cleveland Plant

Months of labor negotiations have failed to rescue a Hugo Boss men’s suit factory in Cleveland, thereby handing another defeat to American manufacturing.

clock January 4, 2010Jean Scheidnes

The Barrick Goldstrike open pit mine in Nevada.


Gold Mining Controversies Spur Social Responsibility

Jewelers are making a commitment to ethical sourcing of gold.

clock January 4, 2010Sophia Chabbott

A display of sexy La Senza bras in Pakistan.


Pakistan’s Undercover Dilemma

Pakistan sees shift toward more Western dressing in women’s foundations.

clock January 4, 2010Mahlia S. Lone


Intimate Notes: Hanes Does Mount Everest… Femmy Honorees…

Hanesbrands Inc. will be sending a high school student on a cultural adventure to the Mount Everest base camp this spring.

clock January 4, 2010WWD Staff

S&P Retail Index outshined the Dow Jones Industrial Average last year.


Gauging Retail Shares: Challenging Year Expected

Retail stocks rallied back 47.2 percent last year as the credit markets loosened and the recession eased, but economy could throw a few more curveballs.

clock January 4, 2010Evan Clark and Alexandra Steigrad and Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

Prabal Gurung

Designer and Luxury

Ecco Domani Names Foundation Winners

In the women’s design category, the Ecco Domani award recipients are Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra, Ross Menuez, Phillipe Rollano and David Trujillo.

clock January 4, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Jude Law and Sienna Miller in the Caribbean.


Escape Route: Designers and Celebrities on Holiday

Jude Law and Sienna Miller hit the beach as they rekindled their romance. Marc Jacobs caught some sun too, and Shakira chilled out in Uruguay.

clock January 4, 2010WWD Staff

Givenchy’s nylon and spandex tights with a dress from Trias, Calvin Klein’s bra and Stuart Weitzman’s shoes.


Fall 2010 Legwear Trend: Upper Crust

This fall, cool design features — such as rhinestones, studs and intricate patterns — are popping up on tights and socks with a healthy dose of uptown chic.

clock January 4, 2010Court Williams


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A still from the Chanel-Pharrell capsule collection film


EXCLUSIVE: Pharrell Williams Features in Short Film for Chanel…

clock 8hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies