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An American Apparel store in Toronto.

Business Features

Retail Stocks Rise 0.5% Monday

Moody’s downgrade of Greece’s government bonds into junk territory erased a three-digit advance by the Dow.

clock June 14, 2010Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Isabella Blow

Designer and Luxury

Isabella Blow’s Wardrobe Sold

Christie’s has called off the planned auction of the late Isabella Blow’s wardrobe after a private buyer, thought to be Daphne Guinness, bought the lot.

clock June 14, 2010Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Au Revoir, Carrousel!

Fashion is bidding au revoir to the Carrousel du Louvre.

clock June 14, 2010Bridget Foley


Damiani Posts Loss

Italian jeweler Damiani Group posted a net loss of 18.2 million euros.

clock June 15, 2010Luisa Zargani


Frederick’s of Hollywood Moves to Licensing

Frederick’s of Hollywood posts third-quarter profit despite lower sales.

clock June 15, 2010Vicki M. Young

Invista’s Cordura brand launched a new denim fabric at the show.


At PV Denim Fair, Tailored Looks a Rising Trend

A new tailored take on jeans is set to take some of the limelight from the market’s enduring skinny stretch styles.

clock June 15, 2010Katya Foreman

Protesters at the Foxconn factory.

Government and Trade

China Labor Prices Seen Rising

Suicides at electronics factory put working conditions in the spotlight.

clock June 15, 2010Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Sam Wasson's book "Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.".


Beach Reads: Sam Wasson’s “Fifth Avenue, 5 a.m.”

Author Sam Wasson reveals the secret to the staying power of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

clock June 15, 2010Sarah Haight


Memo Pad: Murdoch Buys Skiff Platform… Glamour Hire…

How convinced is Rupert Murdoch that readers will learn to pay for online journalism? He bought a newsstand and invested in a cash register.

clock June 15, 2010WWD Staff


Former Aeropostale Supplier Indicted on Fraud Charges

Douglas Dey, the owner of a former supplier of Aéropostale, was arraigned in Brooklyn federal court in connection with a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme.

clock June 15, 2010Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

Loehmann’s Names Chief Operating Officer

Loehmann’s Inc. has named Joseph Melvin chief operating officer, succeeding Robert Glass, who is retiring after more than 15 years with the company.

clock June 15, 2010David Moin

The Michael Kors unit will launch on Rue Saint-Honoré.

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Launching Paris Store

Michael Kors plans to open its largest store in the City of Light for spring 2011.

clock June 15, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Sloane Crosley


Beach Reads: Sloane Crosley’s ‘How Did You Get This Number’

Publicist and writer Sloane Crosley pens another light-hearted collection of essays.

clock June 15, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Sam’s Club store.


Sam’s Club Raises Apparel Profile

Performance contrasts with parent Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

clock June 15, 2010Sharon Edelson

A resort look from Cut 25.

Fashion Features

Cut Loose

Yigal Azrouël is getting in on the contemporary game with a new label, called Cut 25.

clock June 15, 2010Venessa Lau

A look from Pierre-Henri Mattout.

Designer and Luxury

Mattout Relaunches Men’s Collection

Pierre-Henri Mattout has relaunched his line after a two-year furlough.

clock June 15, 2010Jean Scheidnes

Carrousel du Louvre

Fashion Features

No More Spins On the Carrousel

Some eras end loudly. In Paris, a fashion era closed last March with so little noise no one noticed at the time.

clock June 15, 2010Bridget Foley

Designer and Luxury

Ballantyne Sets New Course

Ballantyne is reshaping its future under a new chairman and creative director.

clock June 15, 2010Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

G-20 Leaders Urged to Limit Restrictive Measures

Global agencies detail growth of protectionism.

clock June 15, 2010John Zarocostas

Ralph Lauren in the courtyard of the Paris flagship.

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren to Shed Part of Polo Stake

Ralph Lauren could soon be almost $900 million richer.

clock June 15, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Human Resources

Franchina Elected President of Colipa

Fabio Franchina has been elected The European Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association’s new president for a two-year term.

clock June 15, 2010Kerry Olsen


Daily Stock Wrap: June 14, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock June 15, 2010WWD Staff

Lancel’s new Le Brigitte Bardot.

Fashion Scoops

Bananas About Bardot… Book It, Justin Timberlake… Chanel Heads West…

Lancel has dropped using leather in favor of plant-derived and man-made materials for Le Brigitte Bardot bag.

clock June 15, 2010WWD Staff

Sephora’s new Milan flagship.

Color Cosmetics

Make Up For Ever Holds Body Painting Event in Milan

To mark the launch of Make Up For Ever’s beauty school at Sephora’s first Milan flagship, which was opened in March, the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned perfumery put on a spectacle.

clock June 15, 2010Kerry Olsen and Matthew W. Evans


Today's Must Read

The Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway show at Phipps Plaza.


Simon Property Boosts Outlook as Retail Rebounds

clock 15hDavid Moin

Social Studies

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