Japan Tragedy Unlikely to Dent Global Economy

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Overview

Japan is just starting the long process of digging out from last week’s massive earthquake, but economists say the country’s plight is likely to have only a small impact on the global economic recovery.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Fashion Features

DVF Awards Honor Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Smart

The Secretary of State and a group of other remarkable women whose accomplishments, often in the face of adversity, were among the recipients.

clock March 12, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Sportswear

Hunter to Launch Outerwear

The brand is offering eight styles, including a trench with a zip-out red lining, a hooded white parka with fur trim and an A-line wool peacoat.

clock March 14, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Frederick's of Hollywood

Financial

Frederick’s of Hollywood Inks Middle East Licensing Deal

An Abu Dhabi flagship will open in April.

clock March 15, 2011Evan Clark

Kelly Rutherford in Robin Brouillette with The School of American Ballet dancers.

Parties

ProAm Night at the School of American Ballet’s Winter Ball

The event drew a host of New York social fixtures to Lincoln Center on Monday night.

clock March 15, 2011Matthew Lynch

The Desigual booth, which played videos, attracted plenty of retailers.

Ready To Wear

Trend Report From N.Y. Fairs

There was consistent talk of a pickup in order writing and consumer spending at the latest round of apparel trade shows.

clock March 16, 2011WWD Staff

A look from Alice & Trixie at Ritz Group.

Business Features

Dallas Preview: Better Climate Brightens Prospects

Improved retail sales and appealing fall trends are expected to boost business at the upcoming Dallas Market Center.

clock March 16, 2011Holly Haber

Balliets

Retail

Dallas Preview: Supersize Me

Two veteran women’s luxury retailers have invested in big new flagships in the Southwest that are thriving.

clock March 16, 2011Holly Haber

Items from Gap's 1969 brand

Denim

Gap Aims to Expand 1969 Line

The premium denim collection will have a broader range of colors, fabrics and lengths.

clock March 16, 2011Rachel Brown

Ohne Titel RTW Fall 2011

Fashion Trends

Fall 2011 Trend: The Big Easy

Cozy got supersized on the fall runways as designers sent out textured, languid sweaters.

clock March 16, 2011WWD Staff

Looks from Cynthia Vincent’s spring collection.

Designer and Luxury

Cynthia Vincent Opens New York Store

Designer also recently launched the brand’s first e-commerce site, cynthiavincent.net, and a blog.

clock March 16, 2011Sharon Edelson

Donna Noce and members of her team.

Retail

White House|Black Market: Back to the Roots

President Donna Noce, who came on board in 2007, has focused on the brand’s DNA.

clock March 16, 2011Rebecca Kleinman

Fashion Scoops

J. Jill on the Block?… Christopher Bailey Adds to Accolades…

A source reports a deal was reached to sell J. Jill within the past week although the identity of the buyer could not be learned.

clock March 16, 2011WWD Staff

A flooded street in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

Financial

Japan Tragedy Unlikely to Dent Global Economy

Business is still disrupted as the country struggles with nuclear generators.

clock March 16, 2011Evan Clark and Alexandra Steigrad

A Pacific Sunwear store.

Financial

Weak Women’s Sales Leave PacSun at Loss

Firm plans to close 30 to 50 stores in 2011 to reduce struggling fleet.

clock March 16, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Benetton Profits Drop 16.4%

Italian manufacturer cites higher raw materials costs and sluggish sales in southern European markets.

clock March 16, 2011WWD Staff

Myron E. Ullman.

Financial

J.C. Penney’s CEO to Receive Pay Jump

Stock awards lift Myron E. “Mike” Ullman’s 2010 package, but not up to 2008 level.

clock March 16, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Kevin Burke

Government and Trade

Kevin Burke Takes Reins at K.I.D.S.

The president and ceo of the American Apparel & Footwear Association has been named chairman of Kids in Distressed Situations.

clock March 16, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Products

Johnson & Johnson Rejigs Exec Lineup

Key changes within beauty include naming Pericles Stamatiades company group chairman, Global Franchise Organization.

clock March 16, 2011Andrea Nagel

Brandon Holley

Media

Is Print in Vogue Again?

WWD talks with four magazine editors who gave up the ink-stained world for the Web — only to return.

clock March 16, 2011John Koblin

Self's iPad app

Media

Memo Pad: Self Magazine’s Digital Blitz

The lifestyle and health title launches its first iPad app today and introduces a new social media campaign guest starring April’s cover girl, Kim Kardashian.

clock March 16, 2011Amy Wicks

Katie Holmes

Designer and Luxury

Holmes & Yang on Display at Barneys

Katie Holmes and Jeanne Yang are touting their line with a series of trunk show appearances this week.

clock March 16, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Looks from the Limited.

Retail

Limited Ups the Status Quotient

Late summer deliveries, shown last week at Industria in Manhattan, featured chain prints, equestrian touches and classic shapes.

clock March 16, 2011David Moin and Kim Friday

Marketing and Promotion

L’Oréal Awards Women in Science

Five female scientists were honored for their professional accomplishments during the 13th annual For Women in Science award ceremony.

clock March 16, 2011Gabriella Karefa-Johnson

Gene Montesano and Barry Perlman

Denim

Lucky Brand Founders Launch Civilianaire

Gene Montesano and Barry Perlman are going back to basics with the new brand, which is based and made in Los Angeles.

clock March 16, 2011Rachel Brown

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

The Estée Lauder beauty hub at Debenhams

Business

Debenhams Collapses Hours After Arcadia Files for Bankruptcy

clock 2hSamantha Conti

Social Studies

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