Retail’s New Year’s Diet: Wave of Store Closings Seen as Firms Reshape

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Emma Watson in Burberry Prorsum's spring 2010 ad campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Watson Works Her Magic – Once Again – For Burberry

Emma Watson has returned to London for her second Burberry ad campaign.

clock January 5, 2010Samantha Conti


Designer and Luxury

Prada Denies Richemont Rumor

Prada spokesperson rejected rumors that the luxury company is talks to sell a third of its shares to Compagnie Financière Richemont SA.

clock January 5, 2010Samantha Conti and Luisa Zargani



Wave of Store Closings Seen as Firms Reshape

Macy’s revealed it’s shutting down five units over the next two months, and other chains may follow suit.

clock January 5, 2010David Moin

Dsquared2’s silk dress and belt.

Fashion Trends

Pre-Fall 2010 Fashion Trend: Olive Garden

Olive tones are surfacing for pre-fall, on everything from chic dresses to cozy cardigans, for looks with a natural, elegant attitude.

clock January 6, 2010WWD Staff


Sally Quinn Calls to Oust Desirée Rogers… Editors Trying to Sleep…

Embattled White House Social Secretary Desirée Rogers has lost the support of Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn.

clock January 6, 2010WWD Staff


Belk Bolsters E-Commerce Team

Jon Pollack, executive vice president of sales promotion and marketing, has been given additional responsibility for Belk’s e-commerce business.

clock January 6, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Human Resources

Roc Apparel Taps Mazza

Roc Apparel Group, the licensee for men’s Rocawear sportswear, has named Fred Mazza executive vice president of sales.

clock January 6, 2010David Lipke

Tori Praver and Gabriel Aubry are featured in the spring ad campaign.


Warnaco, True Religion Upgraded Tuesday

Also, stocks for Liz Claiborne, Ralph Lauren and PVH rose yesterday.

clock January 6, 2010Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Disney will have a store in Times Square for the first time since 2000.


Disney Ups Retail Ante

Disney plots stores in Times Square and Southern California, taking an interactive theme park-style approach to revamping its retail profile.

clock January 6, 2010Anne Riley-Katz

Government and Trade

China Remains Silent on WTO Subsidy Deal

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said China agreed to eliminate many export subsidies, but the country’s government has yet to comment on the agreement.

clock January 6, 2010Kathleen E. McLaughlin

A look from Simply Vera Vera Wang.


Kohl’s Enlarges N.Y. Design Office

Retailer Kohl’s pushes private and exclusive brand strategy.

clock January 6, 2010David Moin

The upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver are anticipated to lift ad spending in the U.S.

Marketing and Promotion

Media Spending Forecast Improves

Banks and agencies expect to see a single-digit increase in media spending, with television and internet most likely to lead the comeback.

clock January 6, 2010Valerie Seckler

Opening Ceremony’s New York store.


Opening Ceremony Launching Shop at Ace Hotel

Opening Ceremony’s second New York outpost will open in February.

clock January 6, 2010Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Marc Jacobs Spokewoman Denies Wedding… Pringle’s Art Project…

On Tuesday, the blogosphere went into overdrive with reports that Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone said “I do.”

clock January 6, 2010WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Union Claims Saks Targeted Workers

Union alleged the pending layoffs at Saks are a response to its Dec. 1 petition to represent the Saks-employed workers in the cosmetics department.

clock January 6, 2010Matthew Lynch

Human Resources

Eunice W. Johnson Dies at 93

She created Fashion Fair in the 1970s to provide African-American women with cosmetics which matched their diverse skin tones.

clock January 6, 2010Julie Naughton

Charles Kleibacker, circa 1963.

Designer and Luxury

Charles Kleibacker, Fashion Designer, Dies at 88

Charles Kleibacker, nicknamed “Master of the Bias,” developed a loyal following for his designs with Pat Nixon and Irving Berlin’s wife among his clients.

clock January 6, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Customs officials sort through counterfeit goods.

Designer and Luxury

M.I.T. Professor Studies Effects of Counterfeiting

Professor Gosline said one of the greatest risks of counterfeit goods is their potential to alienate legitimate consumers.

clock January 6, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Last-minute shopping is expected to help lift December sales results.


Modest Upside Expected in Dec. Comps

Late shoppers and retail discipline seen helping holiday numbers.

clock January 6, 2010Alexandra Steigrad


Daily Stock Wrap: January 05, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock January 6, 2010WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

From left: Dior, Loewe, and Dries van Noten


Buyers Laud Cozy, Chic Offer From Paris Shows

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Social Studies

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