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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.

clock 11hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 17hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 8hAlexandra Steigrad

Helping One, Hurting One: Importers Are Scrambling To Cope With Safeguards

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Now that new quotas have been brought to bear on Chinese imports, vendors are rushing to ship before they get caught in a pinch.

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Financial

Helping One, Hurting One: Importers Are Scrambling To Cope With Safeguards

Now that new quotas have been brought to bear on Chinese imports, vendors are rushing to ship before they get caught in a pinch.

clock June 1, 2005Evan Clark

Textiles

EU’s Mandelson Remains Hopeful of China Deal

European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said Tuesday that there was an opportunity to broker a deal with China to stem its surging textile and apparel exports.

clock June 1, 2005John Zarocostas

Financial

Consumer Confidence Rebounds in May

Consumer confidence made a surprising jump in May, ending a four-month decline.

clock June 1, 2005Vicki M. Young

Financial

Federated, May Detail Possible Payouts

Shareholders of May Department Stores and Federated Department Stores have a lot to chew on before their July 13 meeting.

clock June 1, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

Versace Losses Reach $117.8M

Versace widened its losses in 2004 to $117.8 million, as sales dropped 20.6 percent to $396.8 million.

clock June 1, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

In Brief: Kohl’s May Sales … East Heads West … Dress Barn Case

KOHL’S MAY SALES: Kohl’s Corp. said Tuesday that sales for the four-week period ended May 28 rose 10.2 percent compared with the same four-week period a year ago. On a same-store basis, sales inched up just 0.2 percent. The retailer…

clock June 1, 2005WWD Staff

People

The Other Paris

Just who is this Paris Latsis, besides Paris Hilton’s similarly named fiance?

clock June 1, 2005Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Cosmoprod to Relaunch De Silva Brands … Lauder’s Tricon Awarded Chevalier

Cosmoprod to Relaunch De Silva Brands
MILAN — Italian beauty marketer Diana De Silva has a new business strategy in the making — thanks to an acquisition of the firm earlier this spring by Cosmoprod, a newly formed…

clock June 1, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Armani, EMAAR Sign Hotel Deal

Giorgio Armani and EMAAR Hotels & Resorts finalized their pact on Tuesday to create a chain of hotels and resorts.

clock June 1, 2005Amanda Kaiser

People

Fashion Scoops: Italian Initiative … Strenesse To N.Y. … Herman Honor …

ITALIAN INITIATIVE: In an act of patriotic spirit, Giorgio Armani, Donatella Versace, Valentino Garavani and Gianfranco Ferre are curbing their normally competitive…

clock June 1, 2005WWD Staff

People

Suzy

Capri is the place to be … Horsing around in Rome … The American Ballet Theatre celebrates opening night.

clock June 1, 2005Aileen Mehle

Fashion Features

Cruisin’ Right Along

Cruise continues with collections from Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Alessandro Dell’Acqua, while J.Crew adds luxurious details such as fur.

clock June 1, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Moderate Gets Fashion Infusion

The heat is on for moderate firms to speed up their production to keep up with consumer demand for the latest trends.

clock June 1, 2005Julee Greenberg

Marketing and Promotion

Making Ads Simply Irresistible

A growing number of marketing experts has been clamoring for branding that taps into people’s emotions, but author-consultant Mark Joyner is calling for a reason-based approach.

clock June 1, 2005Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Four Big Brands Strike Winning Chord

As fashion retailers scramble to find the next rich niche to mine, four brands, Liz Claiborne, Hanes, Jones New York and Talbots are proving among the most popular across two generations: Baby Boomers and Gen Xers.

clock June 1, 2005Valerie Seckler

Marketing and Promotion

Boomers: Divide and Conquer

It’s a mistake for marketers to paint Baby Boomers with too broad a brush, a reality evident in new findings that divide the generation into three psychographic groups.

clock June 1, 2005Valerie Seckler

Retail Features

In Hispanic Rite, Retailers See Sales Potential

Major retailers, such as J.C. Penney Co., as well as bridal chains like David’s Bridal and BridesMart Bridal and Internet entrepreneurs are trying to tap into the sales potential of the growing U.S. Hispanic population.

clock June 1, 2005Holly Haber

Retail Features

Cordero’s Handmade Plan

Her niche may be shoes, but Calleen Cordero is quickly becoming known for so much more.

clock June 1, 2005Michelle Tyree

Retail Features

Designers’ Oasis

In the past few years, Santa Barbara has seemed less like a resting place for surfers and retirees and more of a hot spot of fashion and design. The wind-swept city is home to no less than three collections — Karanina, Tamsen and Lucky…

clock June 1, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Top of The World

Five floors may not seem like much for a hotel, but they qualify as the tallest building in downtown Santa Barbara — the beautiful and quaint Hotel Andalucia. Nestled right at the top of the old-world Spanish-style hotel is El Cielo, Santa…

clock June 1, 2005Monica Schweiger

Retail Features

Bees in Their Bonnets

Easily one of the most peaceful pastimes for Los Angeles’ denizens is shopping, and while the usual arcades of fashion are perfectly fine, many of today’s savvy shoppers turn to any of the five Blue Bee boutiques located on Santa Barbara’s trendy…

clock June 1, 2005Melissa Magsaysay

Retail Features

The Best of the Rest On State Street

The beachside haven of Santa Barbara, Calif., has quietly turned into a fashion destination. Here are the hottest of the cool.

clock June 1, 2005Melissa Magsaysay

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