Mass Players See Drop in Share of Apparel Sales

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Mass merchants’ viselike grip on value appears to be slipping. As consumers cautiously return to spending during the slow economic recovery, discounters experienced a 7.5 percent decline in apparel sales.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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L’Oréal Sales Inch Up, Firm Wins Key Legal Ruling

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that eBay may be liable for trademark infringements made by users on its site.

clock July 12, 2011Jennifer Weil

Erroll Morris


Errol Morris Proves Master of Timing With ‘Tabloid’

The documentary filmmaker screened his latest, which turns the lens back on the tabloid press, in New York on Monday.

clock July 12, 2011Alessandra Codinha


Growing Store Network Lifts Levi’s Into the Black

Revenues are up 11.9% with growth worldwide and strength in the company’s retail operations.

clock July 12, 2011David Lipke

On the streets of Berlin Fashion Week and Bread & Butter.

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: Berlin

Summer in Berlin is a sartorial sight — especially when the city’s fashion week and Bread & Butter trade show take over the scene.

clock July 13, 2011WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Vietnam Gains Import Share as China Growth Flattens

U.S. trade deficit up sharply.

clock July 12, 2011Kristi Ellis

The new Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren line.


Innovation Served Up at Bread & Butter

The three-day trade show drew about 100,000 visitors to Tempelhof Airport in Berlin.

clock July 13, 2011Jennifer Wiebking

A view of the Brandenburg Gate from the Mercedes-Benz lounge.

Designer and Luxury

Recap: Berlin Busts Out

The German capital is staking its claim as a fashion hot spot with a solid response to its recent trade and runway shows.

clock July 13, 2011Melissa Drier and Susan Stone

Robert Gottlieb


Checking In With Robert Gottlieb

The legendary book editor tells his story.

clock July 13, 2011Lorna Koski

Courtney Love and Malin Akerman


‘Sarah’s Key’ Sparks the Crying Game

Osteria del Circo provided a recovery room of sorts on Monday night following a screening of the much-lauded tearjerker at the Museum of Modern Art.

clock July 13, 2011Matthew Lynch

Raquel Zimmermann in the Alexander Wang video.

Fashion Scoops

Alexander Wang Gets Gritty… Miu Miu in Shanghai…

Alexander Wang will launch his fall ready-to-wear promotional video with a series of nighttime projections around New York tonight.

clock July 13, 2011WWD Staff


Peter Manso Bristles Over New York Times’ Review

The author of “Reasonable Doubt” has fired off a 700-word letter to the newspaper in response to Dwight Garner’s stinging review Sunday.

clock July 13, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg


Serruya Boosts Investment in American Apparel

The company is seeking new retail partnerships with department stores.

clock July 13, 2011David Lipke

A view of Dolce & Gabbana’s online store.


Dolce & Gabbana Amps Up E-commerce

Early adopters of all things digital, the brand today launches a global e-commerce site with Yoox.

clock July 13, 2011Alessandra Ilari

Designer and Luxury

LVMH in Pledge to Women

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton signaled its commitment to promoting more women to senior executive positions.

clock July 13, 2011Joelle Diderich


Mass Merchants See Drop in Apparel Dollars

Discounters’ apparel sales and market share decline as specialty and department stores grow.

clock July 13, 2011Arnold J. Karr

The Burberry Skin advertising image.

Body Care

Burberry Reveals New Women’s Scent

Burberry Body is due out Sept. 1 and will feature model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as its face.

clock July 13, 2011Jennifer Weil


Today's Must Read

Imaan Hammam featured in the Victoria's Secret Swim Spring 2021 Campaign


L Brands Spinning Off Victoria’s Secret

clock 14hEvan Clark

Social Studies

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