A Vote of Confidence: Shares of Key Retailers Soar to 52-Week Highs

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The S&P Retail Index inched up 0.4 percent Monday to 436.89 — a level not seen since December 2007.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Emma Hill and Alexa Chung.

Fashion Scoops

Alexa Chung’s Mulberry Bag in Hong Kong

Alexa Chung and Emma Hill flew to Hong Kong for a whirlwind press launch of the new Mulberry S/S10 line and Alexa bag.

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Lindsay Lohan

Designer and Luxury

Lindsay Lohan No Longer Involved With Ungaro

Lindsay Lohan turned up at Kenzo yesterday, and when asked why she hadn’t been at Ungaro, she replied: “I don’t work for them anymore.”

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Designer and Luxury

Valli Terminates Burani Contract

Paris-based designer Giambattista Valli severs ties with Mariella Burani Fashion Group.

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Vanessa Paradis to Appear in Chanel Handbag Ads

Vanessa Paradis to appear in Chanel handbag ads. Also, Lagerfeld was just notified that he is to be decorated as a commander of the French Legion of Honor.

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Sandra Bullock in Marchesa


Vanity Fair’s Oscar Bash Draws A Crowd

Vanity Fair’s bash at the Sunset Tower Hotel was packed like sardines, drawing Cameron Diaz, Carey Mulligan, Amanda Seyfried and Amy Adams.

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Betty White and Victoria Beckham


Elton John’s Oscar Affair

Elton John held his annual Academy Award viewing party at the Pacific Design Center Sunday night which benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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The Port of Long Beach saw container volume rebound 7 percent in January.

Government and Trade

West Coast Ports Fight to Stay on Top

Twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach seen struggling this year, despite signs the ports’ economic fortunes are on the upswing.

clock March 9, 2010Rachel Brown

Government and Trade

Report: Streamlining Shipping Key for Trade Growth

World Bank survey says streamlining Customs clearance for shipments and boosting infrastructure could increase trade in emerging nations.

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Styles from 1967.

Designer and Luxury

Cardin on Cardin

Pierre Cardin, the last postwar couturier still heading his own label, speaks to WWD.

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Twiggy with a bag from the Twiggy London line.

Designer and Luxury

Twiggy, HSN Team for Lifestyle Brand

Iconic English model Twiggy to launch line on HSN on April 3.

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A dress sketch from the Jason Wu and Bergdorf Goodman collaboration.


Bergdorf Woos Jason Wu

Jason Wu, a favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama, has teamed up with Bergdorf Goodman to launch a limited edition capsule collection.

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Looks from the “Yves Saint Laurent” exhibit.

Fashion Features

YSL Exhibit Opens This Week

The exhibit showcases mores than 300 outfits by the late French couturier Yves Saint Laurent.

clock March 9, 2010Joelle Diderich

Kylie Minogue

Fashion Scoops

Kylie Minogue Shakes at Yves Saint Laurent

Kylie Minogue, Catherine Deneuve and Loulou de la Falaise sat front row at Yves Saint Laurent.

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Government and Trade

Brazil Targets U.S. Goods for Harsh Sanctions

Retaliatory tariffs are response to U.S. cotton subsidies ruled illegal by WTO.

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Brooke Shields

Fashion Scoops

Brooke Club

Brooke Shields was the surprise guest at the Giambattista Valli show on Monday.

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Online Apparel Sales Predicted to Reach $45B

Forrester study sees clothing, accessories and footwear becoming clear e-commerce leaders.

clock March 9, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Business Features

$1.1M Shoe Mania Settlement Sought

Judge’s approval would end wage and hour dispute.

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Retail Stocks Reach New Highs

The S&P Retail Index inched up 0.4 percent Monday to 436.89 — a level not seen since December 2007.

clock March 9, 2010Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Cynthia Rowley to Launch Bridesmaid Dresses in Spring

Cynthia Rowley Bridesmaids will feature such elements as drop-waisted styles and tulle skirts, inspired by her runway collections.

clock March 9, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Seda Domanic and Matthew Williamson


Memo Pad: Celebrating the Launch of Turkish Vogue… Oscars Tweaks Help…

Turkish Vogue welcomed Riccardo Tisci, Olivier Theyskens and Matthew Williamson at the Crillon for the magazine’s launch on Sunday night.

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The Gillette Fusion ProSeries line.


Gillette Launching Men’s Fusion ProSeries

Gillette Fusion ProSeries line said to be more extensive than previous men’s skin care line, Gillette Complete Skincare.

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Maya Gabeira wears a new swimsuit with XtraLife Lycra.


Invista Partners With Billabong

Ad will feature big wave surfer Maya Gabeira, for whom Billabong has designed a signature two-piece swimsuit with Invista’s XtraLife Lycra.

clock March 9, 2010Karyn Monget

Fashion Scoops

Binn There, Done That… Pierre Hardy Hosts a Party… Site Specific…

Tom Binns can now add handbag designer to his résumé.

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Daily Stock Wrap: March 08, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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