American Apparel Gets Key $15M Cash Injection

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The retailer on Thursday finalized a private placement of shares in American Apparel that gives the company breathing room on its burdensome debt and a cash cushion to finance operations.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Zoe Saldana and J.J. Abrams


J.J. Abrams Casts Heavy Hitters at Coach Benefit

The director drew Jennifer Garner, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson to a shopping party to benefit the Children’s Defense Fund.

clock April 21, 2011Marcy Medina

Prabal Gurung, Billy Reid and Eddie Borgo

Fashion Scoops

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Winners Feted at J. Crew

The event celebrated 2010 winner Billy Reid, runners-up Prabal Gurung and Eddie Borgo and their collaborations with the brand.

clock April 21, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

An American Apparel store.


American Apparel Gets $15M Lifeline

The cash injection averts a potential bankruptcy for the Los Angeles-based company.

clock April 21, 2011David Lipke

Simply Smooth’s Touch of Keratin.


Playing It Straight at Home

These four suppliers have recognized the market demand for at-home smoothing treatments.

clock April 22, 2011WWD Staff

A print ad for Armani Code Sport.


Armani Code Sport’s Elegant Game

Giorgio Armani’s latest scent was inspired by the seductive nature of athletic strength.

clock April 22, 2011Kerry Olsen and Pete Born

Pantene Pro-V’s plant-based Nature Fusion packaging for Western Europe.


Pantene Bottles Go Green

The first containers to utilize plant-based plastic will be shipped to stores in Western Europe this month.

clock April 22, 2011Andrea Nagel

Nioxin now has six regimens for thinning hair.


Nioxin Defines, Addresses Thinning Hair

Procter & Gamble Co. is launching new formulas and an education plan for stylists.

clock April 22, 2011Andrea Nagel

Alain Lorenzo


LVMH Scent Unit Sees Growth

LVMH Fragrance Brands, the structure merging the sales forces of Givenchy, Kenzo, Fendi and Pucci, has been in place since January.

clock April 22, 2011Jennifer Weil

Arlyne Roer

Human Resources

Obit: Arlyne Roer, Co-founder of Joey NY

“She was a pioneer and a true visionary, ” her daughter and ceo of the cosmetics company, Joey Chancis, said.

clock April 22, 2011Molly Prior

Robert Jongstra

Human Resources

P&G’s Robert Jongstra to Retire in January

He will step down from his current role of president, global salon professional, on May 1.

clock April 22, 2011Andrea Nagel

Reinold Geiger


L’Occitane en Provence Aims to Double Revenues

Beauty company is looking to drive business through store openings and development of other retail channels.

clock April 22, 2011Jennifer Weil

Nuxe Groupe’s best-selling Huile Prodigieuse.

Marketing and Promotion

Nuxe Zeroes In on U.S. Market

Plans for growth include expanding market coverage in Florida and Texas and signing on with a national chain.

clock April 22, 2011Jennifer Weil

Hugo Boss is inviting consumers to dress McLaren drivers.

Fashion Scoops

Hugo Boss’ Design Competition… Melanie Laurent to Wear Dior at Cannes…

To celebrate their 30-year partnership, Hugo Boss is inviting consumers to design the racing overalls worn by McLaren Formula 1 drivers.

clock April 22, 2011WWD Staff

“The New Rules of Retail: Competing in the World’s Marketplace”


Q&A: Robin Lewis, Author and Retail Analyst

In a discussion with WWD, the ceo of The Robin Report elaborates on the new rules of business and what retailers must do to succeed in the 21st century.

clock April 22, 2011David Moin


Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Takes Big Pay Cut

Michael Jeffries’ total compensation declined 36 percent to $23.2 million from $36.3 million in 2009.

clock April 22, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Zara’s first Australian unit bowed.


Zara Opens to Fanfare in Australia

Spanish fast-fashion giant is among a rash of international midmarket brands heading down under.

clock April 22, 2011Patty Huntington

Designer and Luxury

Olivier Rousteing Seen Succeeding Christophe Decarnin at Balmain

The French fashion house could reveal his appointment as early as next week.

clock April 22, 2011Miles Socha

A Jimmy Choo store.

Designer and Luxury

Jimmy Choo Sale Prospects Heat Up

Several companies are said to be vying for a stake in the brand — which is still not officially up for sale.

clock April 22, 2011Samantha Conti

Allison Parris’ recycled polyethylene dress and acrylic chain and cotton belt. Vegetarian Shoes microfiber boots, A.D.O. cuff and bangles made of reclaimed metals.

Fashion Trends

Eco-Trend: High on Green

These designers celebrate Earth Day year-round with their eco-conscious collections.

clock April 22, 2011WWD Staff

“Your Self-Portrait” by Kim Gordon.


Kim Gordon’s Word Play

Sonic Youth’s renaissance woman is taking her artwork to the web.

clock April 22, 2011Venessa Lau

The New York Times’ magazine


Memo Pad: Good News for New York Times’ Magazines… Target’s Calypso Clique…

The New York Times’ magazines saw “double-digit” increases in ad revenue in the first quarter, said Times Company ceo Janet Robinson.

clock April 22, 2011WWD Staff


Fingerhut Parent Plots IPO

Bluestem Brands looks to raise $150 million in an initial public offering.

clock April 22, 2011Evan Clark

Government and Trade

Union Group Alleges Global Workers’ Rights Violations

The International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation report covers 100,000 workers in 83 plants in three countries.

clock April 22, 2011Kristi Ellis


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