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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.

clock 13hDavid 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 7hMiles 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.

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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

May Co.’s CEO Search: Strong Vision Needed To Mount A Turnaround

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Overview

Gene Kahn's sudden resignation from May Deparment Stores Co. on Friday could unleash a whirlwind of change at the troubled St. Louis-based retailer.

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Financial

Workers Are Owners at Nicaraguan Factory

The Women’s Manufacturing Cooperative in Nicaragua is owned by its 47 employees, an apparent enigma in the world of apparel production.

clock January 18, 2005Scott Malone

Textiles

Lenzing Plans China Adventure

NEW YORK — Looking to establish a presence in the Chinese textile market, Lenzing AG will build a rayon plant in the rapidly developing nation through a joint venture with Nanjing Chemical Fibre Co.

The plant is set to open during the…

clock January 18, 2005Evan Clark

Textiles

WTO Chief Calls for Tsunami Aid

GENEVA — The chief of the World Trade Organization told member countries last week that their governments should offer better market-access terms to help tsunami-stricken countries.

“The WTO shares a responsibility to assist…

clock January 18, 2005John Zarocostas

Textiles

Swatches: Kaltex Names U.S. President … Rosario Promoted … YKK Taps Jutras

KALTEX NAMES U.S. PRESIDENT: Mexican denim mill Grupo Kaltex this month named former Galey & Lord executive Robert McCormack to serve as president and chief executive officer of its Kaltex America unit.

He reports to Rafael…

clock January 18, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

It’s Showtime in the Beltway

Veterans of Inaugural week offer some wardrobe advice, especially for those who aren’t going to get around Washington in VIP style.

clock January 18, 2005Joanna Ramey and Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Congress to Tackle Bush Agenda

President Bush has exuded confidence about his agenda given the GOP strength in Congress and he’ll need those votes for key legislative battles.

clock January 18, 2005Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

Ann Hand’s Capital Jewels

WASHINGTON — The status jewelry this inaugural season isn’t Harry Winston diamonds, vintage platinum or signature Chanel. Instead, it’s the pearl-studded eagles, armed forces pendants and insignia-laden cuff links and brooches that…

clock January 18, 2005Susan Watters

Fashion Features

Just Cavalli Opens First Store in Milan

MILAN — Forget the animal prints — Roberto Cavalli is now all into fairy tales and Hollywood divas. And his first Just Cavalli store in Milan, due to open Sunday during the men’s shows here, strongly reflects his desire to move…

clock January 18, 2005Luisa Zargani

Financial

WWD stock index Rises 0.8%

NEW YORK — For a second week, investors were more keen to dump shares as several companies from a variety of sectors warned that fourth-quarter profits would come in lower than originally forecast.

But in the retail and apparel segments,…

clock January 18, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Wholesale Prices Flat in December

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for U.S.-produced women’s and girls’ apparel were unchanged in December compared with November, but posted a 0.3 percent gain against a year ago, according to the Labor Department’s Producer Price…

clock January 18, 2005Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

Le Coq Sportif’s Rooster Crows Again

Former Fila U.S. president Jon Epstein is spearheading the U.S. relaunch of Le Coq Sportif, the sports lifestyle label with the French rooster logo.

clock January 18, 2005Melanie Kletter

Financial

Sara Lee Hires Sachs to Broker Deal

PARIS — Eager to sell its troubled apparel business in Europe, Sara Lee Corp. has tapped Goldman Sachs to broker a transaction, according to a spokeswoman for the Chicago-based food and apparel giant.

Last week, Sara Lee distributed an…

clock January 18, 2005Robert Murphy

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Hutchison to Buy Marionnaud

PARIS — The face of beauty retailing is about to undergo a dramatic change.

If given the green light, A.S. Watson’s friendly acquisition of Marionnaud Perfumeries will create the world’s largest perfumery cosmetics seller,…

clock January 18, 2005Jennifer Weil and Brid Costello

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Tuesday: Turkish Fashion Fabric Exhibition, New York (through Wednesday).

Innovation Asia, Printsource New York and Direction, New York (through Thursday).

The Super Show, Orlando (through Wednesday).

Hong Kong…

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Financial

In Brief: Dolce Doings … Tesco to Unveil Nonfood Stores

DOLCE DOINGS: Dolce & Gabbana is forecasting another year of double-digit sales growth. Consolidated revenue for the fiscal year ending March 31 will grow about 20 percent to 703.8 million euros, or $922.2 million at current…

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Retail Features

May Co.’s CEO Search: Strong Vision Needed To Mount A Turnaround

With its chief executive, Gene Kahn, forced out last week, a much different future is on tap for The May Department Stores Co.

clock January 18, 2005David Moin

Retail Features

Gene Kahn at the May Co. Helm

May 1998: Gene Kahn, regarded as a strong merchant with a wide range of department store experience, succeeds David Farrell as chairman and ceo of May Co.

July 2000: May announces it will buy the David’s…

clock January 18, 2005WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Circ Woes Continue … Something New … Sentimental Reasons

CIRC WOES CONTINUE: How did Gruner + Jahr end up having to reclassify 165,000 subscriptions as nonpaid, a change that caused five of its six titles to miss rate base? That’s the $10 million question — roughly the amount at…

clock January 18, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Louis Vuitton Builds on Watch Line

PARIS — It’s hip to be square, no matter the time zone, chez Louis Vuitton.

That’s because the French luxury firm’s latest watch, the Speedy, boasts an ice blue face reminiscent of a retro TV screen, with some styles…

clock January 18, 2005Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Around the Globes

The Golden Globes on Sunday night showcased an array of styles that ranged from beautiful to, well, Desperate. Here’s the lo-down.

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People

Gold Rush

The parties of the Golden Globe Awards

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People

Clear Beauty

More modern looks at the Golden Dlobe awards this year.

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People

The Real Deal?

As the pressure to dress stars escalates, it should come as no surprise that money has become involved as well.

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People

Rodeo Walk of Style Honors Testino and Ritts

Photographers Mario Testino and the late Herb Ritts will share the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award this year.

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Financial

Investment Trust Purchases 51% Stake in Dallas Market

DALLAS — CNL Income Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust, has agreed to purchase a 51 percent stake in the Dallas Market Center campus, including the World Trade Center, Dallas Trade Mart, International Floral and Gift Center and…

clock January 18, 2005Holly Haber

Financial

Italy Concerned Over China

MILAN — It’s just a little more than two weeks into 2005 — and the era of no quotas on textiles and apparel among the nations of the World Trade Organization — and while the feared invasion of low-cost fashion from China has…

clock January 18, 2005Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Invista Reorganizing Apparel Operations

NEW YORK — Invista, producer and marketer of Lycra spandex and other premium fibers, resins and intermediates, on Monday announced a reorganization in its apparel division.

Invista Apparel will now have two operating regions in Asia, one…

clock January 18, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

NRF Sees Spending Growth Slowing in ’05

NEW YORK — Spending with abandon? Don’t look for it from American consumers, according to the National Retail Federation, which is forecasting GAFS sales increasing 3.5 percent this year compared to a far healthier 6.7 percent last…

clock January 18, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Moncler Looks To Ghesquiere

Moncler, the historical French outerwear brand, is turning to Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquiere to give its high-tech down jackets a cool urban spin.

clock January 18, 2005Alessandra Ilari

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