Not a Happy Consumer: Retailers’ Profits Rise, Yet Shoppers Still Wary

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Claiborne Trims Loss, Iconix Net Gains 28.6%

Liz Claiborne’s losses narrowed in the fourth quarter and the Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand and Kate Spade businesses collectively managed an operating profit.

clock February 23, 2010Evan Clark and Matthew Lynch

David Shrigley


Pringle Hosts After Show Party at Hip London Eatery

Guests including Tilda Swinton, David Shrigley and Liberty Ross piled into Hix – Mark Hix’s new Soho restaurant for the Pringle after show party.

clock February 23, 2010WWD Staff

Ashard Richley, AccessoriesTheShow

Accessory Trends

AccessoriesTheShow Tilts to the Practical

AccessoriesTheShow’s 300 lines lured buyers with spring and summer merchandise aimed at consumers seeking affordable, practical pieces.

clock February 24, 2010Rachel Brown

Hudson Jeans, ENK Vegas

Ready To Wear

ENK Vegas Vendors Tout Fashion, Price

Fashion at a price was the mantra at ENK Vegas at the Bellagio hotel.

clock February 24, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Il’Mio, Moda

Designer and Luxury

At Moda, Positive Outlook Boosts Business

The Moda show at the Venetian featured about 200 designer brands in bridge to designer categories.

clock February 24, 2010Anne Riley-Katz

stone&honey, Pool

Accessory Trends

Pool Provides Venue for Immediate Sales

The biggest draw at the Pool tradeshow appeared to be the Cash and Carry section, where buyers purchased product on the spot.

clock February 24, 2010WWD Staff

Prps Heirloom, Project


Motorcycle Looks in Focus at Project Las Vegas

Premium denim brands and contemporary sportswear labels tried to build on positive momentum at Project Las Vegas.

clock February 24, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Jessica Simpson Jeanswear, WWDMAGIC

Ready To Wear

Strategies Evolve at WWDMAGIC

Despite improved business, retailers are cautious at Las Vegas shows.

clock February 24, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran and Anne Riley-Katz

Human Resources

Wei Treatment Line to Roll Out at Space NK

Wei collection to reach Space NK stores in the U.K. this month, in the U.S. in March.

clock February 24, 2010Brid Costello

Burberry’s New York audience.

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Show’s 3-D Experience

Brand takes runway show to several cities with special events.

clock February 24, 2010WWD Staff

An ad image from Gucci’s new campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Gucci Launches New Ad Campaign

Gucci’s new institutional ad campaign focuses on two words aimed at capturing both the brand’s heritage and the future.

clock February 24, 2010Alessandra Ilari and Rachel Mascetta

A design from “The Art of Craftmanship Revisited: New York.”

Fashion Features

LVMH, Parsons Team Up for Contest

Parsons The New School for Design and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton teamed to spread awareness on the importance of craftsmanship.

clock February 24, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

Government and Trade

Fashion Delivers Raises $20M in Products for Haiti

Fashion Delivers for Haiti has raised $20 million of donated apparel and home furnishing goods for the people of the earthquake-ravaged country.

clock February 24, 2010Liza Casabona

Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Fall 2010

Designer and Luxury

Ferragamo Focuses on Heritage

Designer Massimilano Giornetti readies his first women’s collection for the Florentine luxury goods house, Ferragamo.

clock February 24, 2010Alessandra Ilari


LVMH Launches…… Danziger’s Delight… Olympic Style…

LVMH will launch the full version of its long-promised arts and luxury media site,, on Thursday.

clock February 24, 2010WWD Staff

Michael Warner, Vivienne Tam and Steven Sall.


Vivienne Tam Enters Better Market

Vivienne Tam has teamed up with Republic Clothing Group to create a new brand, Vivienne Vivienne Tam.

clock February 24, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Mary-Kate Olsen, Kate Hudson, Kristen Stewart, Claire Danes, and Mia Wasikowska

Fashion Scoops

Armani to Exhibit Red Carpet Dresses… Dior Across the Decades…

Giorgio Armani red-carpet looks will be on view at the Armani/Fifth Avenue flagship starting next week.

clock February 24, 2010WWD Staff


In Brief: Zumiez to Close Facility

Responsibilities to be picked up by new facility in California.

clock February 24, 2010WWD Staff


Carrefour to Close 21 Belgian Stores

Carrefour Belgium, a subsidiary of Carrefour SA, on Tuesday revealed plans to shutter 21 stores in Belgium.

clock February 24, 2010Katya Foreman


New York Boutique Owner Arrested

David Cohen, owner of seven clothing stores in Manhattan, arrested for allegedly failing to pay proper legal wages and “trying to impede” an AG investigation.

clock February 24, 2010Elizabeth Morrow


Safilo Chairman Resigns

Safilo Group SpA said that chairman Vittorio Tabacchi and executive vice chairman Massimiliano Tabacchi have resigned.

clock February 24, 2010Luisa Zargani


L’Oréal Chairman Owen-Jones Passes Up $1.2M Bonus

L’Oréal chairman Lindsay Owen-Jones foregoes 2009 bonus of $1.2 million.

clock February 24, 2010Jennifer Weil

Macy’s has benefited from exclusive
offerings, such as Tommy Hilfiger.


Retailers’ Profits Rise, Yet Shoppers Still Wary

Macy’s, Target and Sears report improved results.

clock February 24, 2010WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Industry Lobbied With Their Wallets in 2009

Companies spent funds on influencing critical issues.

clock February 24, 2010Kristi Ellis


Daily Stock Wrap: February 23, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock February 24, 2010WWD Staff


Blue Nile Reports Jump in 4th-Qtr. Profits

Online jeweler Blue Nile registered a 54.6 percent gain in fourth-quarter profits.

clock February 23, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Melania Trump


Melania Trump Launching Costume Jewelry

Melanie’s Trump line, Melania Timepieces & Jewelry, will debut on QVC.

clock February 24, 2010Sophia Chabbott


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