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The Economy

  1. recession store-ies
    New Filene’s Basement Owners Could Open an Upper East Side LocationThe new merchandise just might be that good.
  2. loose threads
    Adidas Profits Fall 97 Percent; Stella McCartney Details the Pitfalls of Her Met-Gala JumpsuitAlso, the gala raised $2 million less this year than last.
  3. eff the recession
    Breaking: Tiffany Acquires LambertsonMoney troubles? What money troubles?
  4. loose threads
    Prada Profits Down; MObama’s Vogue a Top SellerAlso, PPR employees protest layoffs in France and Carla Bruni wears Chanel.
  5. everybody freak out
    Swine Flu Threatens Luxury-Goods IndustryNo one is safe from the pigs. Not even the chic people.
  6. bad jewelry chains
    Is Claire’s Going Under?The store lost $570 million in the fourth quarter, so MAYBE.
  7. loose threads
    Escada Unveils Survival Plan; Jesus Luz Hits the CatwalkAlso, Gisele bets on soccer games and WINS.
  8. loose threads
    LVMH Revenues Increase; Kate Moss’s Balmain Dress Splits at the SeamAlso, Salma Hayek and François Henri-Pinaullt are having a second wedding.
  9. loose threads
    PPR’s Profits Dip; Audrina Patridge Wears Skimpy Outfit for PETA AdAlso, specialty boutiques are closing in L.A., and Rachel Bilson has a column in ‘In Style.’
  10. loose threads
    Coach Profits Fall; Dsquared2 Designers Get Radio ShowAlso, people in Malibu are still shopping, and Louis Vuitton hearts Al Gore.
  11. going saling
    Scared Retailers Claim Spring’s Sales Won’t Be As Epic As Fall’sBut they might crack and mark things down like crazy, anyway.
  12. recession store-ies
    New Madison Avenue Jeweler Evades a Quick CloseThe diamond retailer was nearly shuttered after one month.
  13. recession store-ies
    Want to Buy Filene’s Basement?Because the ailing chain is now for sale.
  14. recession store-ies
    Is Marc Jacobs Wiping Out Stores in the Village?Not everyone likes his little Bleecker Street empire.
  15. loose threads
    Talbots Down $366.5 Million; Michael Jackson Wears Ladies’ BalmainAlso, Rick Owens just opened a store in London with a plastic head, and Isaac Mizrahi has a new radio show.
  16. eff the recession
    Department Stores Dropped Christian Lacroix, and Now It’s on the Money HuntThe label’s owners are in talks to sell a stake to make up for losses.
  17. things are looking up!
    Retailers Aim to Cash In on Cheap Recession Real EstateAre you ready for another Topshop?
  18. loose threads
    Retail Stocks Are Up; British Designers Struggle in RussiaAlso, Kohl’s is being sued over its Simply Vera line and celebrities wear Matthew Williamson for H&M before everyone else.
  19. loose threads
    Retail Job Losses Still Depressing; Kelly Killoren Bensimon Fired by Saks?Also, Rei Kawakubo is helping Japanese ‘Vogue’ open a store that’s like a magazine you can walk into.
  20. loose threads
    More Layoffs at Condé Nast; Check Out Martin Margiela’s Mini-Wig CoatAlso, Isaac Mizrahi wants his Liz Claiborne line to be the cheapest thing on its Macy’s floor.
  21. bright sides
    Designer Clothing Prices DOWNLabels have come to realize they won’t sell for pre-recession prices.
  22. loose threads
    Versace Profits Down; Posh Spice Seen in Flip-flopsAlso, Louis Vuitton cast astronaut Buzz Aldrin for an upcoming ad and Marc Jacobs went hang gliding.
  23. loose threads
    H&M Profits Down for the First Time in Five Years; Oprah Delves Into William RastAlso ‘Hills’ executive producer Adam DiVello is really mad that Audrina got her own show.
  24. good news
    Saks’s Stock Is Up! So Is Liz Claiborne’s! And Others That Were Doing Really Badly!And it’s all thanks to Tim Geithner.
  25. oh dear
    Thom Browne Might Have to File for BankruptcySomeone must save him!
  26. loose threads
    Layoffs at Barneys; Nicole Richie Does Lady GagaAlso, Lady Gaga is coming to town for the Topshop opening!
  27. broke people
    Tiffany Is in the Hole and Sees No Way OutNo one’s buying diamonds anymore, and earnings are down 75 percent.
  28. broke people
    Barneys’ Spring Orders to Be Held Until Financing Proves Less SketchyThe store owes vendors millions, which is making the people who approve orders pretty uncomfortable.
  29. be glad you’re not in retail
    Buyers’ Trips to Europe Decidedly Not Fun AnymoreAt least you have no reason to be jealous of retailers who get to go to Europe for the shows.
  30. loose threads
    Bulgari Is Doing Quite Badly in the Downturn; Fall 2009 Balenciaga Top Costs $50KAlso the “toxic” fake snow at the John Galliano show forced Hamish Bowles to cover his nose and mouth.
  31. loose threads
    Neiman Marcus Down $509 Million; Showgoers in Paris Getting CrankyAlso, Simon Fuller is launching an online fashion-TV channel and Kate Moss already has fall 2009 Chanel.
  32. rich people
    Carla and Sarko’s Lavish Trip to Mexico Angers FranceShe broke out the diamond earrings!
  33. loose threads
    Urban Outfitters Profits Fall; Diane Von Furstenberg on Her Purple CoverAlso, ratings of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ are still strong, and Niki Taylor had a baby.
  34. loose threads
    Liz Claiborne Down $830 Million; John Galliano PontificatesAlso, Mulberry is doing well so far this year and the spring 2009 Elizabeth and James collection is out.
  35. broke people
    Barneys Not for Sale, But Still Kind of a MessIstithmar really screwed itself over on this one.
  36. eff the recession
    Italy Plans Fashion-Industry BailoutAfter they pledged money to the auto and domestic-appliance industries, fashion demanded its share of the pie.
  37. loose threads
    Layoffs at Valentino; Michelle Trachtenberg Doesn’t Want to Pay for ClothesAlso Thakoon Panichgul is so tired from Fashion Week he’s repeating outfits.
  38. eff the recession
    Getting a Job in Fashion Practically Impossible These DaysJust look at a recent fashion career expo with twice as many attendees and two-thirds fewer recruiters as last year.
  39. broke people
    Barneys Spring Orders HaltedThe move is temporary until Barneys tidies up its financial mess.
  40. recession store-ies
    Salespeople Now Kissing Up to Middle-Income ShoppersMaking shopping more awkward for everybody.
  41. show & tell
    Lohan Incites Only Mild Excitement at Charlotte Ronson ShowAnd Mark Ronson disapproves of Samantha’s D.J. job.
  42. Expensive Watches Make for Expensive RepairsThat ten-pound Patek Philippe you’ve been lugging around on your wrist may inflict even more damage to your wallet.
  43. Monique Lhuillier Shows Ripped Tights at Budget-Conscious PresentationBut it didn’t feel recession-y at all!
  44. bright sides
    The Economy Is Saving the Garment DistrictLower rents are a boon to local apparel-makers.
  45. loose threads
    Nike Plans Layoffs; Christian Siriano’s Payless Line ‘Hard and Rock-esque’Also, see more of Bar Refaeli in the new ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit issue.
  46. loose threads
    Phoebe Philo’s Celine Debut Pushed Back; Bar Refaeli Lands Sports Illustrated CoverAlso, Swarovski plans layoffs and former Obedient Sons designers unveil new label.
  47. desperate times
    Have Saks’ Crazy Sales Totally Effed Up Retail As We Know It?You can’t sell goods at 70 percent off for months and expect people to go back to full price.
  48. eff the recession
    Even Christian Dior Feels the Economy’s WrathRevenues were down in 2008. Down, we tell you!
  49. loose threads
    LVMH Isn’t Losing Money; Agyness Deyn Lands Love CoverAlso, Hermès made money over Christmas and Marc Jacobs’s boyfriend has an amazing T-shirt.
  50. bloodbaths
    Wall Street Journal Cans Fashion StaffWith just one week until Fashion Week, they must be insane.
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