Power of a Cash Hoard: Polo Sets Investment In Retail, E-commerce

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Shares of American Apparel fell more than 40 percent Wednesday.


American Apparel Facing New Credit Crisis

American Apparel says it expects to default on a debt-to-earnings requirement in its credit agreement.

clock May 19, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Christian Louboutin and Diane von Furstenberg will open stores at Highland Park Village in September, and Jimmy Choo will begin remodeling in August.


Retail Heats Up in Dallas

Hit by the recession and an abundance of new construction, retail occupancy in Dallas has been sliding since 2008.

clock May 20, 2010Holly Haber

Susan Posnick cosmetics are bowing at FIG.

Ready To Wear

Fresh Faces at FIG

Two Southwest companies, cosmetics maker Susan Posnick and accessories brand Mi Energia, will make their fashion trade show debuts at Fashion Industry Gallery.

clock May 20, 2010Holly Haber

Dana Stein is a new resource at FashionCenterDallas.

Ready To Wear

Turning the Corner at FashionCenterDallas

Positive sales reports and growing market attendance are boosting optimism at FashionCenterDallas.

clock May 20, 2010Holly Haber

Prada’s wool cardigan worn with Missoni’s cotton shirt, Gucci’s wool pants and Paul Smith scarf.

Fashion Features

Fall 2010 Men’s Knitwear Trend: Common Thread

For fall, designers found in knits the catalyst for this season’s touch of sophistication.

clock May 20, 2010Alex Badia

Inside United Nude.

Fashion Scoops

Nude on the Bowery… Host No More…

Kim Cattrall, Kirsten Dunst and Kim Kardashian are due to attend United Nude’s New York flagship unveiling tonight.

clock May 20, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

PPR Sees Little Euro Impact

The weak euro should have little effect on 2010 sales at retail-to-luxury group PPR.

clock May 20, 2010Joelle Diderich


Memo Pad: People Don’t Need People… InStyle Dives In…

It seems People magazine’s recent successes have done little to prevent some of its top editors from jumping ship.

clock May 20, 2010WWD Staff

Jones will launch Andrew Marc men’s denim in 500 department store doors.


Jones Makes First Men’s Denim Push

Jones Apparel is set to make its first big push into the men’s denim market, and has signed a licensing and distribution agreement with Andrew Marc.

clock May 20, 2010David Lipke

Ralph Lauren's 23,000-square-foot flagship in Paris.

Designer and Luxury

Polo Plans Aggressive Investment

Polo’s president Roger Farah sees rebound, although not back to pre-recession levels.

clock May 20, 2010Vicki M. Young and Evan Clark

Alice Ritter

Designer and Luxury

CFDA Fashion Incubator Is Ready to Go

New space fosters emerging talent.

clock May 20, 2010Marc Karimzadeh


Chico’s Stock Hit Wed. on Margin Concerns

Chico’s beats first-quarter estimates with better sales and first-quarter profits that more than doubled.

clock May 20, 2010WWD Staff



Target 1st-Qtr. Profits Gain 28.5%

Target Corp.’s first-quarter profits rise, boosted by apparel and home sales.

clock May 20, 2010Sharon Edelson and Evan Clark


Daily Stock Wrap: May 19, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock May 20, 2010WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Alewya Demmisse in "Tall are the Roots."


For Byredo, Filmmaker Fenn O’Meally Captures the Zeitgeist of Today

clock 10hJennifer Weil

Social Studies

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