And in This Corner…: Financo’s Fiery Forum Debates Retail Future

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Metro Profits Slip 3 Percent

German retailer lauds “very satisfactory” Christmas at Galeria Kaufhof.

clock January 12, 2010Melissa Drier


Richard Beckman Resigns

Fairchild ceo to join e5 Global Media.

clock January 12, 2010Marcy Medina and Amy Wicks

Left Coast at Designers & Agents

Designer and Luxury

D&A Looks to a Better Summer

Mood at second edition of Designers & Agents is hopeful.

clock January 13, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Judith March at Fame

Ready To Wear

Fame Trade Show Well-Priced for the Economy

The new year saw a strong start for Fame, where traffic, not to mention energy, was up.

clock January 13, 2010Jessica Iredale

Hanna at Moda Manhattan

Ready To Wear

Vendors Emphasize More Sizes, Versatility at Moda

Moda Manhattan’s buzzword was “optimistic.”

clock January 13, 2010Sarah Haight

Milly at Intermezzo

Ready To Wear

Intermezzo Trade Show Sees Traffic Pick Up

ENK chairman reports buyers were writing large orders at Intermezzo.

clock January 13, 2010Sarah Haight

Zashi at Nouveau Collective

Ready To Wear

Buyers Seek Values at Nouveau Collective

Store owners seek accessories, items under $100 at the Nouveau Collective trade show.

clock January 13, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Business Features

Hugo Boss Taps New Execs

Mark Langer has been named managing board member and cfo of Hugo Boss.

clock January 13, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Arnault and Pinault Breaking Bread… Tahari Picks a Tent…

Bernard Arnault and François Pinault, the once-warring luxury titans and their spouses, are cohosting a charity dinner.

clock January 13, 2010WWD Staff

Scarce's kid line will launch for back-to-school.

Fashion Features

Scarce Brings Rocker Vibe to Children’s Wear

Topsville, the children’s wear division of Jaclyn Inc., is launching Scarce, a premium fashion label with a rock-’n’-roll vibe for boys.

clock January 13, 2010David Lipke

Sketches from Completely Me by Liz Lange, launching on HSN next month

Ready To Wear

Liz Lange Teams with HSN

Designer Liz Lange, known best for her maternity collections, will try her hand at a non-maternity sportswear collection.

clock January 13, 2010Julee Kaplan

Government and Trade

U.S. Imports Rise in Nov.

While imports to the U.S. rose in November, but U.S. trade deficit is predicted to widen.

clock January 13, 2010Liza Casabona


Retail Stocks Fall 1.2 Percent Tuesday

The third consecutive day of declines.

clock January 13, 2010Evan Clark


Skin Care Guru Zein Obagi in Lawsuit

Complaint claims firm played ‘bait, switch and delay’ on founder’s new venture.

clock January 13, 2010Matthew Lynch

Tory Burch Pre-Fall 2010

Designer and Luxury

Industry Vets Debate Luxury’s Future

It’s a new year and the high-end apocalypse predicted by some retail pundits hasn’t materialized.

clock January 13, 2010Sharon Edelson

Government and Trade

U.S. Investigates Cadmium in Jewelry

Dangerous levels of the heavy metal cadmium have been found in children’s jewelry.

clock January 13, 2010Liza Casabona

Bruce Rockowitz and Millard Drexler.


Financo’s Fiery Forum Debates Retail Future

At Financo forum, senior retail execs testily debated price, the Internet and expansion.

clock January 13, 2010David Moin and Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri

The Life is good franchise is now worth over $100 million.

Ready To Wear

Life Is Good’s Success Proves Optimism Sells

Life is good Inc. T-shirt business founders credit their success to the unrelenting optimism of the human spirit.

clock January 13, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Ready To Wear

Salter May Exit Hilco Consumer Capital

Jamie Salter, chief executive officer of Hilco Consumer Capital, the private equity firm, may be exiting the company he founded.

clock January 13, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Susan Boyle YouTube channel

Marketing and Promotion

Challenge for 2010: Consumers Get Choosier

Pre-recession spending spree isn’t likely to resume anytime soon.

clock January 13, 2010Valerie Seckler

A nylon and Lycra spandex monokini with asymmetric cutouts by Poko Pano, worn with a DemyLee cashmere cardigan, Giles & Brother by Philip Crangi bracelet and Converse Jack Purcell sneakers.

Fashion Trends

Summer 2010 Swimwear Trend: Life’s A Beach

A summer breeze blew through swim market.

clock January 13, 2010Kim Friday

Angela Missoni, Margherita and Teresa Maccapani Missoni


Memo Pad: En Famille… Versace’s Press Change…

It was a family reunion at Missoni for the spring ad campaign.

clock January 13, 2010WWD Staff

Margiela’s military sock sweater.

Designer and Luxury, Resurrection to Sell Iconic Margiela Pieces

About one thousand Maison Martin Margiela pieces, mostly unworn, will be sold from the estate of Marcia Berger.

clock January 13, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Katy Perry

Human Resources

Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne Tapped for Proactiv

Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry and Jenna Fischer named celebrity spokeswomen for Proactiv Solution acne franchise.

clock January 13, 2010Rachel Brown


Bloomingdale’s Outlets Said in the Works

Bloomingdale’s is pushing forward to launch outlets, becoming a Johnny-come-lately into a potentially very lucrative channel of distribution.

clock January 13, 2010David Moin


Sears Taps Wal-Mart Veteran James Haworth

Haworth named evp and president of retail services.

clock January 13, 2010Evan Clark


Daily Stock Wrap: January 12, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock January 13, 2010WWD Staff


2010 Must-Haves: What Consumers Want

Tech toys will be prominent on must-have lists at the dawn of the new decade.

clock January 13, 2010Valerie Seckler


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