Scoring Some Hits: Misses’ Market Sees Marked Turnaround

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Retailers, from Ann Taylor to Macy's, believe this could be the year the misses sector crawls out of its hole and reverses declines. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Liberty Posts 19.5% Revenue Increase

Liberty’s net loss totaled $8.1 million in 2009.

clock March 30, 2010Nina Jones


Charming Shoppes to Close 100-120 Stores

The nation’s premier plus-size specialty retailer, Charming Shoppes, will continue to downsize in 2010.

clock March 30, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Business Features

Consumer Confidence Stronger in March

Conference Board measure adds more than 6 points to 52.5.

clock March 30, 2010Vicki M. Young


Barneys to Open More Co-Ops

Barneys to open Co-Ops in Brooklyn, Santa Monica, reflecting renewed optimism about business generally.

clock March 30, 2010David Moin

Retail Road Map: Data from a simplified, 10-question Census 2010 form will help firms make key decisions on what to sell, how to market it and where to open or close stores.

Marketing and Promotion

Census 2010 Offers Industry Window to the Future

The 2010 U.S. Census will be an information-driven crystal ball for the fashion crowd.

clock March 31, 2010Valerie Seckler

Ann Taylor’s relaxed Parisian chic for fall.

Ready To Wear

Misses’ Market Sees Marked Turnaround

Retailers, from Ann Taylor to Macy’s, believe this could be the year the misses sector crawls out of its hole and reverses declines.

clock March 31, 2010David Moin


Penney’s, Wet Seal Targets of Hacker Ring

Court documents show attempts to access customer records of retailers including J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and The Wet Seal Inc.

clock March 31, 2010Matthew Lynch

A look by Ranna Gill.

Ready To Wear

Buyers Scoop Up Leather, Textured Styles at Dallas Market Center

Retailers scooped up leather and fur styles, but also reported wildly disparate results for the first three months of the year.

clock March 31, 2010Holly Haber

Designer and Luxury

Pellat-Finet to Open in Moscow

French designer Lucien Pellat-Finet is exporting his eponymous label of cashmere sweaters to Moscow for his seventh boutique, which will open in April.

clock March 31, 2010Natasha Montrose


Penney’s Ullman Sees Pay Slide

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. chief Myron E. “Mike” Ullman 3rd’s compensation fell 42.3 percent last year, landing at $8.8 million.

clock March 31, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Jason Hoppy and Bethenny Frankel from OK! magazine.


Bethenny Frankel’s Precious Memories… Hires Mack… Taking Off…

Bethenny Frankel’s ceremony at the Four Seasons restaurant on Sunday garnered a fair amount of attention on the gossip Web sites.

clock March 31, 2010WWD Staff

A visual for Dream Cream featuring La Toya Jackson.

Human Resources

La Toya Jackson Poses for Alessandro Cream Ad

La Toya Jackson, Michael Jackson’s sister, appears in ad for Alessandro Dream Cream moisturizer, priced at $226.69 at current exchange.

clock March 31, 2010Susan Stone

A Furla handbag for fall.


Furla CEO Exits

Furla SpA said Tuesday chief executive officer Paolo Fontanelli has left the company at the end of his three-year contract.

clock March 31, 2010Luisa Zargani


Moscow Stores Seek Return to Normalcy After Attacks

Shops, streets and cafes in Moscow bustled with energy, a day after two suicide bombers killed at least 38 people .

clock March 31, 2010Miriam Elder

Government and Trade

Pakistan Court Sides With Yarn Mills

Pakistan court issued an order Tuesday that puts off the government’s yarn export quota restriction, which is aimed at boosting domestic knit production.

clock March 31, 2010Mahlia S. Lone

From Rodarte’s Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the demonstrative raw appeal of a hand-knit open-worked wool sweater and a wool fringe skirt.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2010 Fashion Trend: Yarn Storming

Artsy knits have long been around on the fringe of fashion, but now they are front and center.

clock March 31, 2010Mayte Allende

The Talaris saddle by Hermès.

Fashion Scoops

Hermès Saddles Up… No Sale for Harrod’s… Amies Men’s Model…

Hermès just propelled the horse saddle into the 21st century.

clock March 31, 2010WWD Staff

A look from Jackie Rogers.

Designer and Luxury

Jackie Rogers Returns to Men’s Wear

Jackie Rogers will unveil her first men’s collection in recent memory today with an eight-look runway presentation at her Madison Avenue store.

clock March 31, 2010Brenner Thomas

Designer and Luxury

Jil Sander Men’s Show Set for Pitti

Jil Sander and its creative director, Raf Simons, will show at Pitti Immagine Uomo instead of the Milan men’s collections.

clock March 31, 2010Emilie Marsh

David LaChapelle’s “Rape of Africa” will be among the items up for bid.

Designer and Luxury

Designers and Luxury Firms Push Earth Day

Designers Going Green with Christie’s for Earth Day

clock March 31, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

A Kipling bag.


Kipling, Macy’s Launch Partnership

Macy’s becomes exclusive distributor for Kipling’s handbags and accessories.

clock March 31, 2010Caroline Tell


PVH Pushing Cash Flow for Tommy Deal

PVH inked deal to acquire Tommy Hilfiger from Apax Partners, but still has to secure financing for the $3 billion acquisition.

clock March 31, 2010Evan Clark


Daily Stock Wrap: March 30, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock March 31, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Angelina Jolie’s Pony Tale

Before Angelina Jolie took her new Akris ecru horsehair handbag out on the town, her stylist called the brand asking about the animals’ treatment.

clock March 31, 2010WWD Staff


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