Adapt or Go Extinct: Men’s Specialty Stores Face Battle for Survival

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“I’m scared to death about the future of men’s specialty retailing.” Those are the words of Hill Stockton, the owner of Norman Stockton Inc., one of the country’s premier men’s specialty stores.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business Features

Li & Fung Profit Gains 39 Percent

Li & Fung reports record earnings despite a 6 percent drop in revenues in 2009.

clock March 24, 2010Jennifer Cardenas


Delia’s Posts Loss in Fourth Quarter

Sales dip 1.4% for Qtr.

clock March 24, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Verse knit top, Nobilita leggings


Value and Novelty Reign at L.A. Market

Retailers closely manage spending at Cooper Design Space, Brighte, Designers & Agents, Focus Apparel & Accessories and the Transit Shoe Show.

clock March 25, 2010WWD Staff


Adidas Extends NBA Deal

Adidas extends global partnership with the National Basketball Association to include exclusive rights to all NBA apparel in Europe.

clock March 25, 2010Emilie Marsh

Bar Refaeli at the Passionata event in Paris.


Passionata Line Aims for U.S.

Passionata, the younger, more affordable sister of Chantelle that was launched in the late Eighties, is eyeing the American market.

clock March 25, 2010Katya Foreman

Designer and Luxury

CFDA Sets Spring Show Boundaries

CFDA memo discusses goals for September shows, which will overlap with Rosh Hashanah for the first time in recent memory.

clock March 25, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Government and Trade

In Brief: Fake Goods Seized in Miami

CBP estimates $5.2M in counterfeit goods found.

clock March 25, 2010WWD Staff


Marcolin Boosts Profit in 2009

Sales rise in Italy but declined in rest of Europe.

clock March 25, 2010Luisa Zargani

Kim Alexis in Curve Appeal.


A Focus on Fit for Curve Appeal

The line Curve Appeal is designed to perform as denim shapewear.

clock March 25, 2010Ross Tucker

A Look from DRT Jeans.


Dish Jeans Enters Men’s Market With DRT

Vancouver’s Dish Jeans Ltd. is out to capture a more style-conscious male who is still committed to the durability of his denim.

clock March 25, 2010Ross Tucker


Retail Stocks Slip 1.1% Wednesday

The S&P Retail Index declined 5.12 points to 446.25, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.5 percent.

clock March 25, 2010Evan Clark

Milly’s Web site.


Milly Launches E-Commerce

Contemporary brand Milly is going ultramodern with the launch of e-commerce this week.

clock March 25, 2010Sharon Edelson

A rendering of the Jean Nouvel design.

Fashion Scoops

Nouvel’s Serpentine… Gaga’s Glasses?… Ain’t it Ritch(ie)…

Pritzker Prize-winning Jean Nouvel designs the annual summer pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery.

clock March 25, 2010WWD Staff

Maria Cornejo

Designer and Luxury

Maria Cornejo Laying Solid Foundation for Men’s

Maria Cornejo may be in for a long uphill climb with men’s wear, but slow and steady is how her women’s business came to be.

clock March 25, 2010Jean Scheidnes

Kilgore Trout is focusing on key vendors.


Independent Stores Face Uphill Battle for Survival

“I’m scared to death about the future of men’s specialty retailing,” said Hill Stockton, the third-generation owner of Norman Stockton Inc.

clock March 25, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Eddie Redmayne channels a youthful sophistication in a Marc Jacobs camel hair jacket and cashmere T-shirt worn with Rag & Bone wool pants.

Fashion Features

True Colors: Actor Eddie Redmayne’s Broadway Debut

Eddie Redmayne, who picked up an Olivier award this week, tackles a stormy role in “Red,” a new play about the life of artist Mark Rothko.

clock March 25, 2010Vanessa Lawrence


Daily Stock Wrap: March 24, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock March 25, 2010WWD Staff


German Cosmetics Group Predicts Slight Growth

VKE, Germany’s association of cosmetics producers, predicts small but positive growth of 1 percent in 2010 in the selective market.

clock March 25, 2010Susan Stone


Douglas Sales Inch Ahead

In the five months ended Feb. 28, Douglas Group’s sales rose 1.4 percent to 1.6 billion euros, or $2.32 billion.

clock March 25, 2010Melissa Drier

The facade of the new l’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.

Designer and Luxury

Chambre Syndicale School to Move

L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, which has schooled the likes of Yves Saint Laurent and Issey Miyake, relocating to 119 Rue Réaumur.

clock March 25, 2010Katya Foreman

Marketing and Promotion

Beauty Sales Decrease in ’09

The U.S. prestige beauty industry struggled in 2009, with all product categories posting declines, according market research released by The NPD Group.

clock March 25, 2010Molly Prior

Jim Marshall at Woodstock.


Jim Marshall, Rock Photographer, Dead at 74

Jim Marshall, whose lens captured some of the most legendary moments of the classic rock era, was found dead in his New York hotel room.

clock March 25, 2010Jean Scheidnes

A look from Little Black Dress.

Designer and Luxury

Dark Angel: Angel Sanchez Launches a Capsule Collection

Venezuelan fashion designer Angel Sanchez is setting his sights on the classic LBD.

clock March 25, 2010Venessa Lau

Melanie Laurent


Curtain Call: French Film Actresses on Stage

Mélanie Laurent, Audrey Tatou and Emilie Dequenne are trying their hand at Parisian theater.

clock March 25, 2010Chantal Goupil

Rosemarie DeWitt


Rosemarie DeWitt’s Sister Act

The actress Rosemarie DeWitt delves into addiction and family dysfunction in the play “Family Week.”

clock March 25, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Inside the Jake store.


Chicago’s Jake Boutique Closing Soon

Luxury store Jake is the third high-profile retailer to shut in Chicago this year.

clock March 25, 2010Beth Wilson

Glamour Magazine


Glamour-ous Shopping… Lara Stone vs. Eva Mendes… Diesel Departure…

April’s German Glamour is not only the heftiest in its history, it also marks the biggest-ever “Glamour Shopping Week.”

clock March 25, 2010WWD Staff


Barbara Bui Posts Loss in 2009

Barbara Bui posted a small net loss in 2009, putting an end to four years of growth.

clock March 25, 2010Joelle Diderich


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