Lost Generation: Unemployed Forcing Major Shifts in Retail

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The legacy of the Great Recession is starting out as a dull ache that could last a generation. It's already forcing retailers to rethink their businesses.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Sass & Bide RTW Spring 2011

Mergers and Acquisitions

Australia’s Myer Buys Majority Stake in Sass & Bide

Retailer purchases 65 percent stake for $42.80 million.

clock February 7, 2011Patty Huntington

Look from Serikos.

Retail

Milano Unica Outlook: Uptick Through Innovation

Exhibitors use technology, fresh blends to attract buyers.

clock February 8, 2011Sofia Celeste

Senso exhibit at the fair

Retail

Raw Material Jitters Loom Over Pitti Filati

Despite price problems, Italian fabric firms upbeat about 2011.

clock February 8, 2011Sofia Celeste

Leyendecker’s silk chiffon and silk lace dress.

Sportswear

ENK Preview: The New Crew

Some labels to watch for at the trade show in Las Vegas next week.

clock February 8, 2011WWD Staff

Ready To Wear

ENK Vegas at a Glance

The where and when for next week’s trade show.

clock February 8, 2011WWD Staff

Ralph Lauren Collection Denim

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren Introduces Luxury Denim

Designer aims to reinvent the American classic by giving it a more luxurious twist than ever before.

clock February 8, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

The “Linda Vista” cover art.

People

Henry Wolfe Opens Up About His Music

Up-and-coming singer and composer Henry Wolfe’s first album, “Linda Vista,” is due out April 5.

clock February 8, 2011Karyn Monget

Melissa Leo

People

Melissa Leo, Considered

Last week the actress took out a series of ads in the Hollywood trades that caused a minor sensation.

clock February 8, 2011Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

Donna Karan’s Virtual Trunk Show… Carven Calling…

Donna Karan is taking social networking to another level by offering a virtual trunk show for her fall collection.

clock February 8, 2011WWD Staff

Hilary Swank

Media

Memo Pad: Super Bowl Sightings… Sarah Chubb Exits Condé Nast…

GQ, Lacoste and Cadillac partnered to host a box of celebs and clients at the Super Bowl.

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Kelly Wearstler (right) with a look from her Fall 2011 Collection.

Designer and Luxury

Kelly Wearstler: Going for All

She’s already conquered the interior design world. Next up: fashion.

clock February 8, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Urban Outfitters campus at the Navy Yard.

Denim

Urban Outfitters Debuts BHLDN Collection

New retail concept is the firm’s attempt to put its stamp on the bridal business.

clock February 8, 2011Sharon Edelson

Ready To Wear

Accessories, New Lines Stand Out at Pitti W

Turnout to the women’s wear trade show in Florence remained flat with 4,400 visitors attending the exhibition.

clock February 8, 2011Katya Foreman and Kerry Olsen

Tribune Standard

Ready To Wear

Designers Making Encores

WWD checks in with four fashion veterans launching new ventures for fall.

clock February 8, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

The Unemployment Curve

Retail

The Lasting Impact of Unemployment

Joblessness leaves its mark on spending, young consumers.

clock February 8, 2011Evan Clark

A look by Petro Zillia.

Retail

Forever 21 Adds Two Designer Lines

A collection designed by Petro Zillia bowed last week, while another by Rory Beca will be unveiled on March 4.

clock February 8, 2011Sharon Edelson

Financial

Loehmann’s Reorganization Plan Ok’d

Retailer plans to exit bankruptcy court protection by March 1.

clock February 8, 2011Vicki M. Young

Beauty Features

L’Oréal Takes Local-First Approach

Company is using “reverse innovation” in “new” — or emerging — markets, which are key in the quest of doubling its consumer base.

clock February 8, 2011Jennifer Weil

Essentialist

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Social Studies

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