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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

The Domino Effect: Saks Confirms Wilson, Aronsson to Join DKI

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Donna Karan is preparing to embark on a romance with a new partner in Jeffry M. Aronsson, ceo of Marc Jacobs, who is moving to DKI.

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Cuff ’Em

NEW YORK — It’s a brand-new Gap — at least, that’s the idea. The specialty chain, with 987 stores in the U.S., is introducing its first collection designed by Pina Ferlisi, who is taking the retailer into fresh fashion…

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The Domino Effect: Saks Confirms Wilson, Aronsson to Join DKI

Donna Karan is preparing to embark on a romance with a new partner in Jeffry M. Aronsson, ceo of Marc Jacobs, who is moving to DKI.

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Fashion Features

Bush Imparts Quotas On Some China Imports

The Bush administration is taking on China with commercial clout — and quotas — on bras, dressing gowns, robes and knit fabric.

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Fashion Features

Burberry Net Surges 161.9%

LONDON — Rising sales and the absence of charges from its initial public offering helped Burberry Group plc to more than double its first-half profits.

In the six months ended Sept. 30, net income skyrocketed 161.9 percent to $70.8…

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Fashion Features

Design Firm Sues Kate Spade

NEW YORK — Kate Spade LLC has been hit with a lawsuit from Platform LLC, a design firm Spade hired two years ago to help it enter the home category, alleging breach of contract among other associated charges.

Platform is represented by…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Money Man…Spiegel’s Win…Burgeoning Burani…

  • MONEY MAN: Gottschalks Inc. tapped J. Gregory Ambro as chief administrative and financial officer, succeeding Michael Geele, who resigned “to pursue other opportunities” on Oct. 3. Kevin Bradshaw, vice president of finance,…

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People

Suzy

Carolina Herrera Jr. has a movie and an engagement on her plate; News of Nicole, Lenny and Jude; Americans for the Arts celebrate in sparkling style.

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Fashion Features

Wilson’s Next Challenge: SFA

By taking the reins of Saks Fifth Avenue after running Donna Karan, Fred Wilson is jumping from one daunting assignment to another.

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Fashion Features

Jeffry M. Aronsson to Join Donna Karan

NEW YORK —?When word started to get around three weeks ago that Fred Wilson was heading to Saks Fifth Avenue, it was as if someone had slipped Donna Karan divorce papers while she was on her honeymoon.

Karan, a designer who has held an…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Out Of The Pink…Born Again…Taking Tenhaken

Francois Steiner is leaving shirtmaker Thomas Pink to take over as president at Kenzo fashion house, according to sources in…

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Fashion Features

Jean Therapy

The Gap brand is embarking on a major fashion makeover and introducing a new head designer to the world: Pina Ferlisi.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Dior Looks to ‘Capture’ Younger Set … Henkel Profits Up 11.7%

PARIS — Parfums Christian Dior hopes to capture a new wrinkle-wary audience with its line of antiaging products called Capture First Action.

Starting worldwide in January 2004, the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned firm will…

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Fashion Features

Retail Apparel Prices on the Rise

WASHINGTON — Retail prices for women’s apparel during October increased a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent, more than reversing September’s 0.3 percent decline, the Labor Department reported Tuesday in its Consumer Price…

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Fashion Features

Sears Appoints Simigran GMM of Women’s Apparel

NEW YORK — Sears, Roebuck & Co. has turned to Lands’ End yet again for help with its apparel business.

Sears on Tuesday said it had promoted Patti Simigran to the post of senior vice president and general merchandise manager of…

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart Creates Office of Diversity

BOSTON — Wal-Mart said Tuesday it has formed an office of diversity and assigned one of its top-ranking women, Charlyn Jarrells Porter, to run it.

The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer has also hired AT&T’s vice president of…

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Financial

Zale’s Quarter Lacks Luster

NEW YORK — Red ink was the common denominator among several specialty stores reporting quarterly results on Tuesday.

Zale Corp., United Retail and Gadzooks all saw their losses widen in the just-concluded quarter. Cato Corp.’s…

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Fashion Features

Stars in Dallas

DALLAS — Persistence paid off at the Dallas Fashion Awards, where most of the companies collecting trophies have logged many years at the International Apparel Mart.

Winners in the women’s categories were:

  • R.J. Graziano…

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Fashion Features

Down to the Wire on Rodeo Drive

BEVERLY HILLS — Talk about a nail-biter. Only a week before the holiday shopping season shifts into high gear, workers here are trying to wrap up construction that has crippled traffic in this city for the past three months.

Since August,…

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Fashion Features

Blue Willi’s: Spreading From Seattle

LOS ANGELES — There’s nothing willy-nilly about Blue Willi’s U.S. retail push.

After testing two stores in Seattle for a year, executives at the eight-year-old Danish updated misses’ line see 13 stores in the U.S. by…

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Fashion Features

The Winners’ Circle

Fifteen fashion houses, 11 in women’s wear categories, went home with a coveted Femme trophy at the Oct. 25 gala for the 28th annual Dallas Fashion Awards, held in the Great Hall of the International Apparel Mart. Here, WWD takes a look at the…

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