A Return to ‘Offense’: Saks Inc. Eyes Growth As Loss Narrows in Qtr.

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The Saks Fifth Avenue flagship.

Business Features

Saks Eyes Growth As Loss Narrows in Qtr.

Saks Inc., after sharply narrowing its fourth-quarter loss, is “carefully moving from defense to offense.”

clock February 24, 2010David Moin

Kate Moss


Love Ball Charity Event Spotlights Fashion’s Finest

Guests at the Roundhouse included Kate Moss, Elizabeth Hurley, Stella McCartney, Donna Karan, Jade Jagger, Diane Von Furstenberg and Mario Testino.

clock February 24, 2010WWD Staff


TJX, Specialty Retailers Top Expectations

TJX Cos. Inc.’s net income jumped 57.6 percent to $395 million for the three months ended Jan. 30. Zale, Chico’s and Limited also see results rise.

clock February 24, 2010WWD Staff


Macy’s Reopens After Small Fire

Macy’s Herald Square flagship was partially evacuated after an electrical fire in the building’s lower level, but no shoppers or employees were injured.

clock February 24, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg


GGP in Deal for Bankruptcy Exit

General Growth Properties stands to receive $2.63 billion capital infusion from Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

clock February 24, 2010Vicki M. Young

Armani-designed stage look for Lady Gaga.

Fashion Scoops

Foxy Lady: Gaga To Wear Armani and Prada on Tour

Lady Gaga has tapped two fashion houses — Armani and Prada — to help outfit her for the overseas leg of her Monster Ball tour.

clock February 24, 2010WWD Staff

DKNY by Peerless Clothing

Ready To Wear

At MRket Show, Vendors Tout Retro Styles

Traditional vendors hawking everything from Italian luxury to value-driven sportswear cheered retailer traffic and the growing sense of optimism at MRkt.

clock February 25, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and Brenner Thomas

Looks from Rocawear.


Men’s Market Sees Bright Future at Vegas Shows

At MAGIC, Project, MRket, Capsule and ENK Vegas, the mood was definitely lighter among men’s wear buyers shopping the trade shows.

clock February 25, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke and Brenner Thomas

The SR Shirts & Stuff booth.


Off-Price Specialist Trade Show Benefits From Recession

At least one segment of the market is benefiting from the recession — the off-price sector.

clock February 25, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

A cashmere cardigan from Loft 604.


Pool Trade Show Showcases New, Indie Brands

The Pool Trade show featured new additions to its men’s wear roster.

clock February 25, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Calvin Klein RTW Fall 2010

Fashion Trends

Fall 2010 Runway Trend: On the Surface

Textural interest isn’t always about bulk. This season, designers opt for leaner shapes in tactile fabrics.

clock February 25, 2010WWD Staff

Seven For All Mankind


Project Buyers Seek Americana Looks

Vintage and rustic Americana looks predominated at Project for fall, as buyers waded through a plethora of plaid wovens, vintage khakis and straight-leg denim.

clock February 25, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke and Brenner Thomas

Gwyneth Paltrow in Hogan’s block wedges.

Designer and Luxury

Della Valle Aims to Build Hogan

Diego Della Valle has built Hogan in his typical slow but steady way — and now he wants to take it up a notch.

clock February 25, 2010Alessandra Ilari

The cloister at Milan University where the Missoni show is being held.

Fashion Features

Tight Schedule, Traffic Ban Squeezes Milan Shows

Milan Fashion Week shows take place amid a traffic ban, but the city will grant special permission to everyone associated with fashion week.

clock February 25, 2010Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Said Heading to Upper West Side

Burberry is coming to the Upper West Side of Manhattan, which has recently become a magnet for better brands.

clock February 25, 2010David Moin



Men’s Wear Trends From Vegas Market

A look at some of the trends seen in Vegas.

clock February 25, 2010WWD Staff

Acne Pop Collection, Capsule

Ready To Wear

Capsule Courts Contemporary Crowd

Capsule was bigger than ever this season — hosting 175 brands in a 75,000-square-foot ballroom at The Venetian.

clock February 25, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke and Brenner Thomas

Victorinox, ENK


ENK Vegas Showcases Denim, Contemporary Brands

Denim and contemporary brands predominated at ENK Vegas, which was staged in adjoining ballrooms of the Bellagio hotel.

clock February 25, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke and Brenner Thomas

Sitbon Laundry

Designer and Luxury

Workroom Launches With Directional Brands

Advanstar Communications, owners of MAGIC, Project and Pool, launched a boutique show this season called Workroom.

clock February 25, 2010David Lipke

Richard Nicoll for Cerruti

Designer and Luxury

Paris Preview: Ones to Watch

A few names to note on the Paris fashion scene.

clock February 25, 2010WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Industry Sees Pros and Cons in Jobs Bill

$15 billion measure offers tax breaks to businesses for hiring workers.

clock February 25, 2010Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Kirk Talks Trade at RILA Meet

USTR Ron Kirk provided additional details about the TPP agreement ahead of negotiations set to begin in March.

clock February 25, 2010Liza Casabona

The Strellson scent.


M&W Prestige Cosmetics to Launch Strellson Scent

M&W Prestige Cosmetics, the selective arm of Mäurer & Wirtz, has entered its third act.

clock February 25, 2010Susan Stone


True Religion Posts Double Digits Sales, Earnings Gains

For the three months ended Dec. 31, premium denim label True Religion saw earnings rise 15.2 percent.

clock February 25, 2010Ross Tucker

The new CH Carolina Herrera store on Mount Street in London.

Designer and Luxury

Carolina Herrera Opens in London

New CH Caroline Herrera shop, at 120 Mount Street, across from the Connaught Hotel, spans 1,845 square feet over two levels.

clock February 25, 2010Samantha Conti

The new Marc Jacobs Collection store on Rush Street in Chicago.

Designer and Luxury

Marc Jacobs Opens on Chicago’s Rush Street

Marc Jacobs opens a sparkling, 3,000-square-foot store in Chicago. The brand finds that providing merchandise at a variety of price points paid off.

clock February 25, 2010Beth Wilson


Teen Vogue Does Decor… Open to Bloggers… A Blow to Brant…

Teen Vogue to launch a line of fashion bedding and room decor for holiday selling.

clock February 25, 2010WWD Staff

Alexander McQueen.

Fashion Scoops

Remembering Alexander McQueen… Guinness Show… Vera Wang’s Vancouver…

A private funeral service for Lee Alexander McQueen will take place today. The service is for family only, a spokeswoman said.

clock February 25, 2010WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: February 24, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock February 25, 2010WWD Staff


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