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Retail

Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

clock 6hDavid Moin

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 28mMiles Socha

Retail

Aéropostale Bankruptcy Jeopardizes 10k Jobs

Teen retailer Aéropostale is awaiting a decision from a bankruptcy judge that is likely to impact whether it can find a buyer.

clock 9hVicki M. Young

In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Neutral Zone

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Overview

Designers are looking to a lighter palette for their latest frames, with beiges, creams and cosmetic shades leading the way.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Eyewear

In the Mix: Michael Nelson Eyes First Collaboration

The New York-based fair-trade designer has teamed with Selima Optique on a collection of handmade Italian sunglasses.

clock July 28, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Jewelry

Chow Tai Fook Plots Expansion for Hearts on Fire

The Chinese giant bought the Boston-based diamond specialist for $150 million last month.

clock July 28, 2014Kate Whitehead

Handbags

In the Mix: Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Bao Bao Issey Miyake is among the many innovative brands to come out of one of Japan’s most well-known fashion houses.

clock July 28, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Jewelry

In the Mix: Stats & Facts

Gold consumption in China rose 32 percent to a record 1,065.8 metric tons last year.

clock July 28, 2014WWD Staff

Department Stores

Neiman Marcus Links With Jewelry Designer Maria Canale

The designer is hosting “luxe” dinners at Neiman’s stores and breaking bread with top customers.

clock July 28, 2014David Moin

Eyewear

Vision Quest: Eyewear Focuses on the Future

Sunglasses have joined the ranks of must-have accessories, and makers are capitalizing on demand by offering more styles, brands and features than ever.

clock July 28, 2014Lauren McCarthy and Alessandra Turra

Eyewear

Eyewear Trend: Neutral Zone

This season’s sunglasses look fresh in muted shades of beige, taupe and blush.

clock July 28, 2014Roxanne Robinson

Handbags

The Changing Chinese Aesthetic

A new, subtler form of imitation products is emerging from the country’s factories.

clock July 28, 2014Casey Hall

Jewelry

Hong Kong: Indie City

The jewelry-obsessed island is spawning a slew of independent jewelers.

clock July 28, 2014Bambina Wise

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