As Liz Claiborne Turns: The Changes Keep Coming

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Uniqlo’s Same-Store Sales Fall in January

The Japanese retailer said “positive sales” through December depleted its fall-winter inventory.

clock February 2, 2010Amanda Kaiser


New Look Plans IPO

British fashion retailer intends to raise $1.03 billion to fund expansion.

clock February 2, 2010Nina Jones

Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen and Bochic

Fashion Features

2010 Oscars: Dress Circle

The 82nd annual Academy Awards on March 7 will feature actresses with vastly different styles, from Sandra Bullock to Carey Mulligan.

clock February 2, 2010Marcy Medina


Ann Taylor Update Leads Retail Rally Tuesday

Ann Taylor was the standout on a day when the S&P Retail Index reclaimed the 400 mark.

clock February 2, 2010Arnold J. Karr and Matthew Lynch

Looks from Poleci.

Ready To Wear

Buyers Ordering Immediates at FIG

Buyers sought premium denim, knitwear, novelty tops and dresses for immediate delivery at the recent Fashion Industry Gallery show.

clock February 3, 2010Holly Haber

The Cure Sheer Cream


Natura Bisse to Launch Tinted Moisturizer

Natura Bisse tinted product, The Cure Sheer Cream, aims to bolster brand’s Cure line.

clock February 3, 2010Holly Haber

Marketing and Promotion

German Perfumery Sales Fall 1.6% in 2009

Heightened price sensitivity among consumers put Germany’s perfumeries under pressure in 2009.

clock February 3, 2010Melissa Drier


A Bathing Ape Signs Licensing Deal With Sanrio

Move over Pharrell Williams. Music and streetwear impresario Nigo has a new creative partner: Hello Kitty.

clock February 3, 2010Amanda Kaiser

Kellan Lutz in Calvin Klein Underwear ad.

Marketing and Promotion

Calvin Klein Underwear Taps Four New Models

Kellan Lutz of “Twilight” fame and Mehcad Brooks to appear in Calvin Klein underwear ads with a strong digital element.

clock February 3, 2010Jean Scheidnes

Elle Macpherson at the inauguration of her shop-in-shop in Printemps.


Elle Macpherson Intimates Launches in France

Elle Macpherson Intimates, which turns 20 this year and is distributed in 1,300 doors worldwide, has finally penetrated France’s innerwear market.

clock February 3, 2010Katya Foreman


PPR Eyeing Rentabiliweb Stake

PPR is set to join rival LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton as a minority shareholder in Rentabiliweb, a company which provides payment platforms for web sites.

clock February 3, 2010Joelle Diderich

Jason Wu in his new office.

Fashion Features

Jason Wu Thinks Big: A First Look at the Designer’s New Office

Jason Wu, the most conspicuous member of Michelle Obama’s fashion tribe, relocates his office and expands in all directions.

clock February 3, 2010Venessa Lau


In Brief: CIT Veteran Breuer Joins R&R

Former CIT associate is based in California office.

clock February 3, 2010WWD Staff


Workers Sue Caché on Labor Practices

Alleged violations against Cache center on overtime and minimum wage requirements.

clock February 3, 2010Matthew Lynch

Marcel Ostertag RTW Fall 2010

Fashion Features

Berlin Fashion Week Strong, but Buyers Still Scarce

The sixth edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin featured the most solid fashion lineup to date.

clock February 3, 2010WWD Staff

The Hendrix jeans from Textile Elizabeth and James.

Ready To Wear

Olsen Twins Launch Denim Project

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have yet another new project: denim-based secondary collection under the Elizabeth and James contemporary label.

clock February 3, 2010Venessa Lau

Karen Finley in The Jackie Look.

Fashion Scoops

Being Jackie… Sandra Bullock Helps Out… Karl Lagerfeld’s Dark Side…

Artist Karen Finley studied Jackie O’s favorite designers for her latest performance piece.

clock February 3, 2010WWD Staff

The Juicy Couture world flagship on Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street.

Ready To Wear

As Liz Claiborne Turns: The Changes Keep Coming

Juicy Couture and Lucky Brand Jeans both replace creative leadership this year.

clock February 3, 2010Evan Clark and Lisa Lockwood

Ready To Wear

Experts Weigh in on Juicy Designers’ Departure

The fashion industry has had a mixed track record when its comes to companies surviving the departure of founders-designers.

clock February 3, 2010Lisa Lockwood


Loft Gift Cards for Bloggers Stir Buzz

A new Loft blogging strategy has created some buzz, but not entirely the kind intended.

clock February 3, 2010David Moin

An ad for Gucci watches.


Va-Va-Veruschka… Kourtney Kardashian’s Weighty Issues… Rodarte Sport…

Two black-and-white snapshots from the Sixties will serve as the backdrop of Gucci’s new global watch campaign.

clock February 3, 2010WWD Staff

Business Features

Jan. Sales Seen Rising With Little Effect on Earnings

Analysts are concerned over first-quarter prospects.

clock February 3, 2010Alexandra Steigrad


Levi’s to Open in Meatpacking District

Levi Strauss is set to arrive in the fall at 414 West 14th Street in New York.

clock February 3, 2010David Moin


Daily Stock Wrap: February 02, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock February 3, 2010WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

A look from Kenzo's capsule collection with Kansai Yamamoto.


EXCLUSIVE: Kenzo Partners With Kansai Yamamoto on Capsule Collection

clock 7hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies

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