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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 12hMiles Socha


Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 18hMiles Socha


Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 9hAlexandra Steigrad

Retail Holiday Forecast: Modest Sales Increases Amid Consumer Worries

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The Christmas season beckons retailers-- even at the height of summer -- with a multitude of challenges in a year that will seriously test them.

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Retail Holiday Forecast: Modest Sales Increases Amid Consumer Worries

The Christmas season beckons retailers– even at the height of summer — with a multitude of challenges in a year that will seriously test them.

clock July 27, 2005David Moin


Tod’s Sales Up, Growth Seen Slowing

Tod’s posted a 21.8 percent jump in first-half revenue to $305.5 million, but results indicate slowing sales growth in the second quarter.

clock July 27, 2005Amanda Kaiser


Consumer Confidence Declines in July

The Consumer Confidence Index fell in July, breaking a three-month upswing due to job worries and rising fuel prices at the pump.

clock July 27, 2005Vicki M. Young


In Brief: U.S. Invests Abroad … New Resource … Lucy Secures Funding

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock July 27, 2005WWD Staff


Importers Scramble to Avoid Safeguard Limits

U.S. importers have rushed to beat embargoes on Chinese goods by moving up production, taking to air freight and filling bonded warehouses.

clock July 27, 2005Evan Clark


EU Retailers Seek More Sweater Quota

The EU’s executive arm, the European Commission, announced Friday that the limit for sweaters as agreed to under the EU-China textile agreement of June 10 had been reached.

clock July 27, 2005John Zarocostas

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Cartier to Customize Scents

To herald the start of this fragrance venture, Cartier’s fragrancer for the project, Mathilde Laurent, will hold consultations with customers, during which she will custom blend essential oils to create scents that will only be available at Rue de la…

clock July 27, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Fashion Scoops: Power Hitters … Getting Desperate

Coty’s next celebrity scent will capitalize on the star power of not one, but five personalities.

clock July 27, 2005WWD Staff


Australian Wool Industry in Two-Sided Tangle

Australia’s wool industry is stepping up efforts to defuse the effects of a PETA-led boycott that has gained momentum in the last year.

clock July 27, 2005Ross Tucker

Memo Pad: Mirabella On Jane … Q’D Up … Truman’s Walkabout …

Filipa Fino started her new job as Vogue’s senior accessories editor on Monday.

clock July 27, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Doneger’s Wolfe on Fashion’s Future

From Seventies disco to Nineties minimalism, every decade has its defining fashions.

clock July 27, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Pendleton Shifts Focus on Trends

Pendleton is attracting younger shoppers and building sales with a sharper fashion focus, while also playing up its heritage.

clock July 27, 2005Rusty Williamson

Fashion Features

Why Fashion Keeps Bottling Celebrity Pop

Celebrities are the thread tying together American pop culture and, as such, provide a platform for fashion marketers that should keep gaining ground at least until the turn of the decade.

clock July 27, 2005Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

The Glow Show

The Natural History Museum here is showing all facets of the diamond, the glitter and the grit, in a major exhibition that features some of the world’s most precious gems.

clock July 27, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Bringing Hans Christian Andersen’s Fables to Life

The script, which Merritt conceded doesn’t make much sense, is basically a collage of 180 fairy tales with no attempt to tie them together.

clock July 27, 2005Marshall Heyman

Retail Features

New York City’s Other Fifth Avenue

Within the past few years, a spate of new, unique apparel stores have opened, or are planning to open, on Fifth Avenue.

clock July 27, 2005Meredith Derby


For St. John, the Future Is Now

With the last two family members out of St. John’s daily operations, ceo Richard Cohen now shoulders responsibility for the brand’s future.

clock July 27, 2005Rose Apodaca

Retail Features

West Watch: Jesse’s Other Girl … Courtney Expands … Beverly Center Boss

The Beverly Center mall, located at the edge of Beverly Hills and Hollywood, named Aj D. Jemison as its general manager.

clock July 27, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

BCBG Bares New Ads — Literally

BCBG Max Azria Group is peeling back the coverage in its new fall campaign –including one ad featuring a model, an oversized red leather bag and not much else.

clock July 27, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller


UNITE on Verge Of AFL-CIO Split

As a result, the leaders of those unions have withdrawn from running for the AFL-CIO’s executive council.

clock July 27, 2005Ross Tucker


House Democrats Defeat China Bill

House Democrats defeated a bill addressing China’s trading practices on Tuesday, setting the stage for a showdown later this week on CAFTA.

clock July 27, 2005Kristi Ellis

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