Macy’s Comps Rise, But Market Jittery

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Even a strong reading on May same-store sales might not be sufficient to calm growing concerns about the economy in the second half as anxiety about Main Street on Wednesday spread to Wall Street.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail

Barneys New York Expands Web Site

Luxury retailer says e-commerce channel is the fastest growing part of its business and wants to keep the momentum going.

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Macy’s

Business Features

Macy’s Comps Rise, But Market Jittery

A larger pool of retailers is expected to turn in mixed results today.

clock June 1, 2011Evan Clark

Jos. A. Bank

Financial

Jos. A. Bank Sees Rare Miss in First Quarter

Stock declines 13 percent after retailer falls short of analysts’ expectations.

clock June 1, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Employees dance at one of the company’s holiday parties.

Retail

Creating a Corporate Culture of Fulfillment

For over a decade, Men’s Wearhouse has landed on Fortune’s list as one of the 100 best companies to work for.

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George Zimmer

Retail

The Men’s Wearhouse Promise

Founder George Zimmer has been the company’s spokesman for more than 25 years and guarantees customers will like the way they look.

clock June 2, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Douglas Ewert

Retail

Douglas Ewert Charts a Course for the Future

Newly named Men’s Wearhouse ceo to focus on international expansion and Internet growth.

clock June 2, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

George Zimmer

Retail

George Zimmer In Person

The Men’s Wearhouse founder never lost sight of his core values while building the country’s largest men’s specialty store chain.

clock June 2, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

1971-1972: George Zimmer is introduced to the apparel trade when traveling to Hong Kong to work for his father, who owns a coat manufacturing business.

Retail

Men’s Wearhouse Timeline

Major events in the history of the company.

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A look from Tim Coppens’ line.

Designer and Luxury

Tim Coppens Launches Line at Barneys

Designer infuses a sense of sporty athleticism and technical details into his new men’s wear collection.

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A piece from Andy Roddick's signature line with Lacoste.

Retail

Andy Roddick to Launch Line With Lacoste

After six years endorsing the brand, the tennis star will introduce his own signature collection of performance apparel this fall.

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Nike’s Make Yourself team shot by Annie Leibovitz.

Media

Memo Pad: Nike’s Women’s League… Hearst Is Shaking Things Up…

Nike is tapping talents including Annie Leibovitz and Maria Sharapova for its Make Yourself girl power campaign.

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A view of Mercer Street.

Designer and Luxury

Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga to Open in SoHo

Mercer Street, anchored by the Mercer Hotel, continues to attract luxury brands.

clock June 2, 2011Sharon Edelson

People

Man of the Week: Jim Tressel

The shamed Ohio State football coach’s overall look is fine, but the execution is horrific.

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This 2011 untitled work depicts King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

Lifestyle

Baghdad at the Venice Biennale

Rising art star Ahmed Alsoudani from Iraq, a favorite of François Pinault’s, will show in three separate exhibitions at the art fair.

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Designer and Luxury

Todd Oldham’s Old Navy Suit Gets New Life

Federal appellate court ruled Wednesday that the Manhattan district court erred in dismissing two counts and sent them back for further consideration.

clock June 2, 2011Vicki M. Young

Designers Steven Cox and Daniel Silver in their New York studio.

Designer and Luxury

Duckie Brown Launches Women’s Line

Mrs. Brown, as the collection is named, puts the spotlight on a girl’s cool inner tomboy.

clock June 2, 2011Venessa Lau

Natalia Vodianova in Valentino Garavani shot by Paolo Roversi.

Fashion Scoops

Couture Week Preview… Ferragamo Is Gotham Bound…

Couture week in July promises parties fantastical enough to rival the high fashions on the runway.

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Chantal Thomass

Activewear

Lingerie Brand Chantal Thomass Sold

Family-owned Groupe Chantelle said it has acquired the French label from DB Apparel.

clock June 2, 2011Katya Foreman

Government and Trade

Pace of Apparel Production Slows

Survey from the Institute for Supply Management shows decline in expansion.

clock June 2, 2011Kristi Ellis

Financial

Analysts Wary of P&G, Unilever Reports

Antitrust issues are seen as an insurmountable deterrent to mega-merger.

clock June 2, 2011Molly Prior

Designer and Luxury

Fendi to Open More China Stores

Company plans to increase the number of units in the country to 20 from 16 by the end of 2012, ceo Michael Burke said.

clock June 2, 2011Brett Cole

Stephen I. Sadove

Retail

Saks Fifth Avenue’s CEO Talks Better Productivity

Stephen Sadove told WWD that the department store is gaining market share.

clock June 2, 2011David Moin

Yves Saint Laurent Resort 2012

Designer and Luxury

Yves Saint Laurent’s Stefano Pilati on Poppies, Bloggers and the Fun Factor

WWD caught up with the designer before he presented his resort collection, in which he mashed up the breezy yachting life with the humble poppy flower.

clock June 2, 2011Venessa Lau

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Social Studies

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