Bad Weather Slams Retailers From Midwest to New England

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Just as the economy seems to be recovering, Mother Nature keeps dumping on retailing.There’s been about a storm a week since New Year’s, but the latest on Tuesday and Wednesday was the worst.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Mélanie Thierry in the fragrance ad.

Fragrance

YSL’s Belle d’Opium Spot Pulled in U.K.

Standards agency ruled the spot “could be seen to simulate the effect of drugs on the body.”

clock February 2, 2011Nina Jones

Samuel L. Jackson and Cormac McCarthy

Parties

‘The Sunset Limited’ Stops in New York

Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones attended a Cinema Society-hosted party for the film.

clock February 2, 2011Matthew Lynch

Financial

J. Crew Threatens to Countersue Shareholders

Retailer maintains it has abided by January settlement in takeover clash.

clock February 2, 2011Evan Clark

“Soft tailoring that wraps the body.” — Steven Cox and Daniel Silver, Duckie Brown

Fashion Features

Designer Inspirations: The Aha Moment

Men’s designers reveal their inspirations for fall.

clock February 2, 2011Luis Campuzano

Jennifer Aniston

Fragrance

Jennifer Aniston on Scents, Babies and Tabloids

The actress’ eponymous fragrance will have a three-month exclusive at Sephora before rolling out to additional prestige distribution.

clock February 3, 2011Julie Naughton

The making of the advertising campaign for H&M’s Conscious Collection.

Retail

H&M Launches Conscious Collection

Line will be made from fabrics such as organic cotton, organic linen, Tencel and recycled polyester.

clock February 3, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Man of the Week: John Daly

Professional golfer makes a mockery of an elegant sport.

clock February 3, 2011WWD Staff

Anya Hindmarch's first men's bag, called the Dylan Jones.

Media

Memo Pad: Meet the Dylan Jones

Dylan Jones, the editor of British GQ, has teamed up with Anya Hindmarch to create the designer’s first men’s bag, called the Dylan Jones.

clock February 3, 2011Samantha Conti

A look from Raf Simons’ fall 2011 runway.

Ready To Wear

Raf Simons Men’s to Be Sold in New York

Designer will conduct a sales campaign for his fall 2011 men’s wear collection during New York Fashion Week.

clock February 3, 2011Miles Socha

Original Penguin is famous for its brand's distinct logo

Retail

Original Penguin to Add to Retail Stable

Brand is planning an aggressive rollout of stores both domestically and internationally.

clock February 3, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

A look from Lucky Legend.

Denim

Lucky Brand Expands Its Legend Line

Lucky Legend will have four collections a year.

clock February 3, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Egypt

Retail

Stat Fact: Egypt Import

Value of the men’s and boys’ cotton, wool and man-made fiber slacks and shorts imported from Egypt.

clock February 3, 2011WWD Staff

Carlos Quirarte and Matt Kliegman

Fashion Features

Boys’ Night Out: The Nice Guys of Nightlife

Owning a bunch of destination nightclubs and having magazines ask for your top picks of cool things to do is one of the holy grails of Manhattan manhood.

clock February 3, 2011Jessica Iredale

Brooke Shields after her show "In My Life."

People

Q&A With Brooke Shields

WWD joined the actress-cum-singer backstage at her new cabaret show for a quick chat.

clock February 3, 2011Venessa Lau

Peter Martins and Susan Stroman onstage in the David H. Koch Theater.

Parties

New York City Ballet Hosts Benefit

Well-heeled arts patrons braved inclement weather to attend the benefit at the Lincoln Center.

clock February 3, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Valentino

Couture

Couture Council to Honor Valentino

The designer will receive his nod for artistry in fashion this September.

clock February 3, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Anna Hu

Fashion Scoops

Anna Hu to Be Honored… Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s Acting Debut…

Anna Hu is scheduled to receive the “Artistic Vision of the Year” award from the China Institute.

clock February 3, 2011WWD Staff

South Coast Plaza set for the Year of the Rabbit.

Retail

West Coast, Hawaii Retail Warms to Chinese New Year

Holiday has gone from being treated as a curiosity to a serious shopping occasion.

clock February 3, 2011Rachel Brown

Rupert Murdoch and Jesse Angelo

Media

Jesse Angelo: Rupert Murdoch’s Main Man

Meet the wily wunderkind editor chosen to run News Corp.’s $30 million iPad daily.

clock February 3, 2011John Koblin

NAHM RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Changelings: NAHM

Ally Hilfiger and Nary Manivong introduce their collection on Feb. 11 at Milk Studios.

clock February 3, 2011Bridget Foley

Snow overtakes State Street in Chicago.

Retail

Bad Weather Slams Retailers From Midwest to New England

Just as the economy seems to be recovering, Mother Nature keeps dumping on retailing.

clock February 3, 2011David Moin and Holly Haber and Sharon Edelson and Beth Wilson

Ammara RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Changelings: Ammara

Ammara Yaqub’s new collection targets a more mature customer at a lower price point.

clock February 3, 2011Venessa Lau

Libertine RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Changelings: Libertine

When the label returns to New York Fashion Week after a two-year hiatus, audiences will notice a significant volte-face.

clock February 3, 2011Venessa Lau

Essentialist

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Business

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clock 5hAlexandra Pastore

Social Studies

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