Fashionable Frugality: As Economy Limps Along, ‘Restraint’ Is the Mantra

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David S. Kwiat

Human Resources

David Kwiat Dies at 94

He died on Monday at his Long Island home.

clock August 12, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

Marc New York’s cotton twill trench, $148.

Fashion Features

Item of the Day: Trenchcoats

The classic topper is a winner at myriad price points.

clock August 17, 2010Kim Friday

The Shopkick homepage promoting the mobile application.

Marketing and Promotion

Shopkick’s Launch Targets Consumer Behavior

New smartphone app allows consumers to earn “kickbucks.”

clock August 17, 2010Vicki M. Young

A summer look from Marimekko.

Ready To Wear

Marimekko to Strengthen U.S. Presence

Marimekko, a major Finnish design house, will open a showroom in New York.

clock August 17, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Alec Baldwin

Parties

Celebs Mingle at East Hamptons Authors Night

Celebs, authors mingle and promote their latest work at the 6th annual East Hamptons Authors Night.

clock August 16, 2010WWD Staff

Visitors from about 180 companies attended the Kingpins denim show in New York.

Textiles

Denim Firms Tout Stretch at Kingpins

Softer fabrics were a key trend at the 2011 Kingpins denim textile show.

clock August 17, 2010David Lipke

Simon Doonan with designs from his Costume Couture for Target collection.

Fashion Features

Simon Doonan Says Trick or Treat

The Barneys New York creative director will design sophisticated Halloween costumes for Target.

clock August 17, 2010Sharon Edelson

Charlotte Russe at Santa Monica Place.

Retail

Charlotte Russe Gets Fresh Look, Strategy

The retailer’s new CEO Jenny Ming looks to attract twentysomethings.

clock August 17, 2010Rachel Brown

A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz’s silk dress. Kelsi Dagger shoes.

Fashion Features

Eveningwear Under $600: The Price Is Right

Many industry types say evening gowns that cost between $300 and $800 fall into “the sweet spot.”

clock August 17, 2010Jessica Iredale and Antonia Sardone

A rendering of Harper’s Bazaar’s accessories exhibit.

Media

Magazines Hype NY Fashion Week… The Value of ‘Interactive Periodicals’…

The drum roll to New York Fashion Week is already beating loudly, and magazines are pulling out all the stops to propel the hype.

clock August 17, 2010WWD Staff

Orla Kiely’s signature women’s fragrance.

Fragrance

Orla Kiely Introduces Signature Eau de Parfum

Orla Kiely, known for using bold and colorful prints, has begun a rollout of a women’s fragrance.

clock August 17, 2010Brid Costello

Inside the Destination XL Las Vegas store.

Retail

Casual Male Unveils First Superstore

Casual Male’s Las Vegas unit combines all company formats under one roof.

clock August 17, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

High-end Russian retailers are expected to suffer because of the fires moving closer to Moscow.

Retail

Russian Retail Hit by Forest Fires

As a thick blanket of smoke descended upon Moscow, the city turned into a ghost town.

clock August 17, 2010Miriam Elder

Government and Trade

Pakistan Floods Take Toll on Cotton Crop

Up to 700,000 acres of Pakistan’s cotton cropland is under water.

clock August 17, 2010Mahlia S. Lone

Women’s looks from the debut 222 collection.

Ready To Wear

Maroon 5’s Adam Levine Launches Fashion Line

The Maroon 5 frontman will join music stars like Justin Timberlake by launching a fashion line.

clock August 17, 2010David Lipke

Bonded child laborers working at a “zari” (thread made from wire) factory were rescued during a joint operation by police and a nongovernmental organization in New Delhi in December.

Government and Trade

India’s Apparel Industry Fears Boycott

Child labor abuses spark worry among manufacturers.

clock August 17, 2010Mian Ridge

Elisabeth Moss in Topshop.

Fashion Features

Affordable Fashions Grace the Red Carpet

Stylish women such as Natalie Portman flaunt bargains.

clock August 17, 2010WWD Staff

Hilary Duff, in a Vera Wang wedding gown, weds Mike Comrie.

Fashion Scoops

For Vera Wang, Silence is Golden… Khloe Kardashian Develops a Scent…

It has been one busy summer for Vera Wang — too bad she can’t talk about it.

clock August 17, 2010WWD Staff

Urban Outfitters Upper West Side store.

Textiles

Frugality in Fashion Amid Economic Slump

Now more than ever, Americans are bragging about their rock-bottom fashion finds.

clock August 17, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

The Crystals.

Designer and Luxury

Donna Karan, YSL to Launch at The Crystals

Las Vegas’ newest shopping emporium, The Crystals at CityCenter, is getting another injection of luxury.

clock August 17, 2010Rachel Brown

Financial

Urban Outfitters Eyes New Formats

Urban Outfitters Inc. reported strong earnings on Monday — and revealed its plans to roll out several new formats in the months ahead.

clock August 17, 2010Sharon Edelson

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: August 16, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock August 17, 2010WWD Staff

Fall’s Color Harvest

Retail

Consumer Trend: Fall’s Color Harvest

It turns out consumers are even being economical when it comes to the colors they wear.

clock August 17, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Hero Cosmetics Rescue Mission Holiday Kit

Beauty

Holiday Shopping in Beauty Focuses on Discounts, D-to-c

clock 13hAllison Collins

Social Studies

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