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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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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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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

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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

Next for Neiman’s: Due Diligence Advances for Blackstone, Apollo

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Two investment firms might form a powerhouse alliance to go after Neiman Marcus. They are Apollo Advisors and the Blackstone Group.

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Next for Neiman’s: Due Diligence Advances for Blackstone, Apollo

Two investment firms might form a powerhouse alliance to go after Neiman Marcus. They are Apollo Advisors and the Blackstone Group.

clock March 28, 2005David Moin


Wal-Mart’s Coughlin Exiting Board

Wal-Mart disclosed late Friday that former vice chairman, Thomas Coughlin, had been asked to resign from the company board.

clock March 28, 2005Katherine Bowers


U.S. to Meet With China Trade Officials

U.S. trade officials will meet with their Chinese counterparts Tuesday, with the agenda including textiles and China’s bid for market-economy status.

clock March 28, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

In Brief: C&C Hire … Eisenberg Promoted

C&C HIRE: C&C California, fresh off its purchase by Liz Claiborne Inc., has named Tadd Zarubica to be vice president and general merchandise manager. It is the first key hire for the hot T-shirt company under the aegis of its…

clock March 28, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Tuesday: The Conference Board releases the March Consumer Confidence report.

Dessous China lingerie and beachwear show, and Yarn Expo, Beijing (through Thursday).

Wednesday: Intertextile Beijing…

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Beauty Dot-coms Pop Up on the Web

NEW YORK — As one of beauty’s newest e-commerce sites gets up and running, another is gearing up to go live June 1.

It’s About Me Cosmetics Inc., a cosmetics company formed in Toronto to introduce a Web venture called…

clock March 28, 2005Bryn Kenny

Fashion Features

Castagna Joins Cerberus

Vanessa Castagna will join Cerberus Capital Management on April 4 as a full-time senior member of the firm’s operations team.

clock March 28, 2005David Moin

Retail Features

Fendi: The Future Is Now

Despite the rumors swirling around Fendi, ceo Michael Burke is operating under the assumption that the brand’s future includes Karl Lagerfeld.

clock March 28, 2005Miles Socha

Retail Features

Retail Squeeze Gets Tighter

Retail consolidation and pressure to meet store demands for margin support and chargebacks is turning up the heat on lingerie makers.

clock March 28, 2005Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Laura Biagiotti: Bodywear for ‘Everyday’ Wear

MILAN — Lavinia Biagiotti is on a mission to create innerwear for women, not just for their husbands and boyfriends.

The 26-year-old daughter of Laura Biagiotti said she came up with the idea for a collection about a year ago. Rather than…

clock March 28, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Color in the Shades

Oversized plastic frames will still be in for summer, but they will come in a range of colors beyond basic black and tortoise shell.

clock March 28, 2005Emily Holt and Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Ecko Grows With Bags

NEW YORK — Marc Ecko Enterprises, the $1 billion urban apparel and outerwear company, has launched a brand called Red by Marc Ecko, with handbags the first category to hit the market.

The brand will offer a more grown-up version of some…

clock March 28, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Obituary: Gregg Weingerhoff, 49

NEW YORK — Gregg C. Weingeroff, owner and chief executive officer of Weingeroff Enterprises, a Cranston, R.I.-based jewelry business, and manufacturer of Jay Strongwater, a high-end home décor line, died in a plane crash…

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WWD Stock Index Dips 1%

NEW YORK — Inflation fears and a slight uptick in consumer prices had investors pulling out of the stock market last week.

As a result, the WWD Composite Stock Index fell 1 percent in the shortened holiday week, closing…

clock March 28, 2005Ross Tucker and Meredith Derby


Consumers Spending More on Home

NEW YORK — Although outpacing the rest of the nondurable goods sector, consumer expenditures on clothing and shoes still lag behind what shoppers spend on their homes.

For the fourth quarter of 2004, real personal consumption expenditures…

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Pattern Recognition

Spring bloomed at Marni’s Melrose Place boutique as celebrities toasted designer Consuelo Castiglione … One for the ages.

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Age-Old Questions

NEW YORK —The fashion crowd usually runs in the other direction when it comes to the issue of aging, but the group that gathered Wednesday night for Rachel Feinstein’s opening at the Marianne Boesky Gallery, including…

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Retail Features

Barneys Chicago Co-op Opens

CHICAGO — With a soaring, mirror-tiled replica of the Sears Tower to greet visitors, Barneys New York opened its newest Co-op venture in Chicago Thursday night.

The store, at 2209 North Halstead Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood,…

clock March 28, 2005Deb Pahl

Retail Features

L.A. Markets to Combine Events

Responding to negative feedback, organizers of Los Angeles market week will stage one unified event for spring products in October.

clock March 28, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

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