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Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

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

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

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

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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.

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In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Retail’s Latest Worry: Rocketing Gas Prices Cost Shoppers Billions

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With war, terrorism and the weak economy weighing on consumers, soaring gas prices are now taking more cash from them - and retailers.

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Industry, Gov’t Team Up on Ergonomics

Apparel and footwear groups are voluntarily signing alliances with the government in an effort to reduce ergonomic injuries in the workplace.

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Mustique Sets the Mood For Spring Hilfiger Campaign

NEW YORK — Tommy Hilfiger will feature a new onsert breaking Friday in the April issue of W magazine that speaks directly to the designer’s inspiration for his spring collection.

Shot in Mustique, the 24-page onsert features…

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Fashion Features

Japan’s Luxury Future

Merrill Lynch analyst Antoine Colonna discusses the state of the luxury market in Japan in this new WWD feature.

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Financial

Perry Ellis Net Up 191.8%, Boosted by Jantzen Brand

NEW YORK — Swim trunks look good on Perry Ellis International Inc.

The Miami-based firm, with help from the recently added Jantzen swimwear business acquired from VF Corp., dramatically improved its fourth-quarter financial…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: May Co.’s Irwin Zazulia, 61

NEW YORK — Irwin Zazulia, a 28-year veteran of May Department Stores Co. who spent 20 years as president and chief executive of May’s Washington D.C.-based Hecht’s division, died Tuesday morning of cardiac arrest, the company said….

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Shuttered-Bugs … Flying Solo … Ivory Tower …

SHUTTERED-BUGS: Fur protesters weren’t the only disruption during Paris Fashion Week. Several photographers were taken into custody by police at the Chanel show on Monday for allegedly violating intellectual property laws in France….

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Fashion Features

Bon Jourdan

Patrick Cox doesn’t like to waste time. Just named creative director of France’s luxury footwear and accessories brand Charles Jourdan in January, he has already brought together a capsule collection of 40 pieces that he plans to unveil in…

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Fashion Features

Bag Watch

Bag addicts, rejoice — there are a few new things to add to your must-have list for fall. Christian Louboutin, maker of some of the world’s sexiest stilettos, is expanding his collection to include handbags. There are 14 new styles in all,…

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Fashion Features

The Suit Case

PARIS — There’s an elegant mood sweeping through fashion, and Karl Lagerfeld caught it in his fall collection for Chanel. But elegance often comes with a twist these days, and the line was also au courant, this time with a bit of a…

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Fashion Features

Retail’s Latest Worry: Rocketing Gas Prices Cost Shoppers Billions

With war, terrorism and the weak economy weighing on consumers, soaring gas prices are now taking more cash from them – and retailers.

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Fashion Features

Beverly Hills Postpones Walk of Style Ceremony

The threat of war had its first Oscar-related impact Tuesday as the Rodeo Drive Committee postponed its inaugural induction for the Walk of Style.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Rolex Departure … Spiegel’s Dwindling Options … Want Freedom Fries with That? …

ROLEX DEPARTURE: Martha Nype Webster has left Rolex Watch USA, sources told WWD. Company executives could not be reached for comment. Webster spent 19 years at W magazine, rising to vice president and corporate publisher for fine jewelry and watches…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Week: Full Steam Ahead

LOS ANGELES — It’s supposed to be the grandest fashion week here yet, complete with professionally staged shows, an unprecedented schedule and buyers and press from the East Coast and abroad.

But will war — or the threat of…

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Quiksilver Mounts Chinese Strategy

LOS ANGELES — Maybe the surf’s not quite up in China yet, but Quiksilver Inc. is ready to make waves in the retail-hungry country.

The Huntington Beach, Calif.-based maker of surf, skate and snowboard apparel has partnered with…

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Financial

Strong Margins Buoy Ann Taylor Profits

The suit came back for Ann Taylor Stores in the fourth quarter, and there were profits tucked into the pockets, as it posted net income of $16.1 million.

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People

Suzy

Being prepared for a special Oscar delivery…going to Hell (and Heaven) with the Young Lions…Prince Charles’ royal pain.

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Fashion Features

Wella Sale Possibilities Percolating

BERLIN — Henkel’s addition to the bidding battle for Wella Group has heated the simmering speculation about a possible Procter & Gamble takeover of the hair care giant to the boiling point.

On Tuesday, a leading German financial…

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Fashion Features

H&M Plans First Italian Opening

MILAN — Cheap and chic fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB will open its first Italian store in Milan this September.

The 17,222-square-foot unit will be on Corso Vittorio Emanuele, a major shopping strip that is already home to a few…

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Fashion Features

Marisa Christina: Sweater or Not

Marisa Christina is leaving behind the conversational, schoolteacher sweaters and going for a more sophisticated look come fall.

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Fashion Features

One Girl With Pull

DALLAS — Knitwear is the focus at One Girl Who, a new sweater line hitting stores this fall.

The collection will feature some 150 styles and 400 pieces, in solids, stripes, embroideries, appliqués and prints. Fine and heavy gauges,…

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