Retail Stocks Are Up; British Designers Struggle in Russia

Ginnifer Goodwin in Matthew Williamson for H&M.

• Retail stocks rose 5.8 percent last week. Experts hope this means we've hit rock bottom and that the worst is over. [WWD]

• A jewelry-maker is suing Kohl's, alleging that the chain broke contract by canceling an order for jewelry that was part of Vera Wang's Simply Vera line. [WWD]

• British designers including Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, and Alexander McQueen are closing stores in Moscow due to disappointing sales. French and Italian labels are faring much better. [Independent UK]

• The Rodarte designers are making a wedding dress for their friend, filmmaker Miranda July. Her fiancé, Mike Mills, owns a pair of Rodarte pajamas. [WWD]

• Ginnifer Goodwin wore a Matthew Williamson for H&M dress to a party she hosted in Las Vegas over the weekend. The line hits stores for normal people to buy on April 23. [Grazia]