Polo and Macy’s Go Up, But Markets Go Down

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Overview

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. bucked the trend Macy’s Inc. could not avoid as global stock markets plunged again Wednesday, sending yet more shivers down consumers’ and retailers’ spines.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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American Apparel shows signs of damage on Market street in Manchester.

Retail

British Retailers Count Riots Cost

Prime Minister David Cameron said that the government has set up a high street support scheme to “help affected businesses get back up and running quickly.”

clock August 10, 2011Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

Macy's

Business Features

Polo and Macy’s Go Up, but Markets Go Down

On a day when both firms reported double-digit growth in quarterly profits, investors pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average down almost 520 points.

clock August 10, 2011David Moin and Vicki M. Young and Evan Clark

Christian Louboutin red-soled peep-toe shoe

Business Features

Court Denies Christian Louboutin Injunction Against YSL

The ruling is a blow for the designer’s red-sole trademark.

clock August 10, 2011Evan Clark

Maura Egan

Media

Maura Egan to Exit Huffington Post

After almost five months, the publication’s deputy entertainment editor is leaving the Web site.

clock August 10, 2011Zeke Turner

A view of Unionmade.

Textiles

Unionmade Plots Expansion

The San Francisco specialty store is opening third unit in California next month.

clock August 10, 2011Rachel Brown

Jay Strongwater

Designer and Luxury

Twin Lakes Capital Buys Jay Strongwater

The luxury home furnishings and gift brand is sold at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

clock August 10, 2011David Moin

Neil Clifford

Handbags

Kurt Geiger Launches Accessories

The British footwear brand’s new collection, called “Everything but the Dress,” ranges from handbags to hairpins.

clock August 10, 2011Samantha Conti

Nanette Lepore

Designer and Luxury

Nanette Lepore to Open China Units

The designer signed a three-year agreement to open freestanding stores and shop-in-shops in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong.

clock August 10, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Kevin Willis flanked by Marcraft’s Gary and Jeff Brody.

Textiles

Marcraft Invests in Willis & Walker

Men’s big and tall brand to hold runway show during Fashion Week.

clock August 10, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Retail

Men’s Retailers Face Uncertainty On Eve of Shows

Merchants headed to Las Vegas seek strategies to offset financial roller-coaster.

clock August 10, 2011Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr and Alexandra Steigrad

Habitual

Designer and Luxury

Las Vegas Preview: Winning Hands

A number of men’s labels are launching or relaunching at the upcoming trade shows this month. Here, a sextet of collections vying for attention.

clock August 11, 2011Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke

Perfecto by Schott NYC’s jacket, Rogan’s T-shirt and Plain Jane Homme pants, all in cotton. Lucky Brand scarf.

Fashion Features

Men’s Spring 2012 Trend: Fashion Oasis

Las Vegas exhibitors are drawing inspiration from a joyful sabbatical for spring.

clock August 11, 2011Alex Badia

The campaign for Vera Wang’s jewelry line for Zales features model Rosie Tupper.

Designer and Luxury

Vera Wang and Zales Say ‘I Do’

Today, Zale Corp. will unveil a new strategic partnership with the Vera Wang Group to launch Vera Wang Love, a diamond jewelry collection.

clock August 11, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

MOTW

People

Man of the Week

The Federal Reserve chairman keeps his cool by acing a contemporary business dress code.

clock August 11, 2011WWD Staff

Thakoon’s silk shirtdress with lace trim and Ten Thousand Things 
for Gregory Parkinson belt.

Fashion Trends

Resort 2012 Trend: Cross-Cultural Chic

Designers have gone terrifically tribal for resort.

clock August 11, 2011Antonia Sardone

Media

Dunhill’s Brit Pack

The British luxury label is featuring men who speak to the essence of the brand in its print advertising campaign.

clock August 11, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Media

A Confident Rupert Murdoch

In a quarterly earnings conference call, Murdoch said Wednesday that he will remain as chairman and chief executive officer of The News Corp.

clock August 11, 2011John Koblin

Lance Armstrong

Fashion Scoops

Lance Armstrong, Living the Brand… American Apparel Plus…

After pedaling 110 miles in one day during last weekend’s Pan-Mass Challenge, Lance Armstrong made his way to Nantucket for a little R&R.

clock August 11, 2011WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

“The Future Streets” installation in the Meatpacking District.

Business

New York City Stores to Get More Outdoor Space to Welcome Shoppers

clock 2hRosemary Feitelberg

Social Studies

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