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Retail

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.

clock 2hMiles 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.

clock 10hVicki M. Young

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

A New Ball Game: Adidas-Reebok Deal to Create $11B Giant

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Overview

Adidas' blockbuster deal to buy Reebok International for $3.8 billion will alter the global athletic landscape and create a challenge for Nike.

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Retail Features

Sale Seekers

Expanded online edition of the 15 most popular retailers among women who only buy clothing on sale or at a discount.

clock August 4, 2005Cecily Hall

Financial

A New Ball Game: Adidas-Reebok Deal to Create $11B Giant

Adidas’ blockbuster deal to buy Reebok International for $3.8 billion will alter the global athletic landscape and create a challenge for Nike.

clock August 4, 2005Melanie Kletter

Financial

Adidas 2Q Net Surges

As Adidas-Salomon AG was announcing its purchase of Reebok on Wednesday, it also reported strong second-quarter results.

clock August 4, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

In Brief: Nike’s Blue Ribbon … Gildan’s Profit Group

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

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Fashion Features

CFDA, Vogue Fund Names 10 Finalists

The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue magazine have selected 10 finalists for the second annual awards from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

clock August 4, 2005Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

Mizrahi Designs ‘Semi-couture’ for BG

For his next project the designer wanted to hit a spot somewhere in the middle, and so the idea of what he calls “semi-couture” was born.

clock August 4, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Douglas Earnings Dip … Mercier to Unveil Holiday Sets

In October, Laura Mercier will introduce six limited-edition bath and body holiday gift sets.

clock August 4, 2005WWD Staff

Memo Pad: Shape Ships Out … Leaving To Come Out

A big book deal for a star magazine editor one expects, but for a lowly sales assistant on the business side?

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Retail Features

Porsche Design Switches Retail Tactics

Porsche Design’s small leather goods, sunglasses, writing tools, timepieces and smoking accessories take their inspiration from Porsche automobiles.

clock August 4, 2005David Moin

Financial

Retail Brand Alliance Sells Casual Corner

Retail Brand Alliance is selling its Casual Corner Group Inc. business to Gordon Brothers Group.

clock August 4, 2005Vicki M. Young

Financial

KarstadtQuelle Sheds 75 Stores

KarstadtQuelle said it was selling 75 KarstadtKompact department stores, as well as the specialty store chains SinnLeffers and Runners Point.

clock August 4, 2005Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: CFDA Update … Galanos Takes Aim … Rock The Casbah

Carolyn Powers went all out with the Middle Eastern-inspired Dennis Basso fashion show she hosted at her Aspen ranch last week.

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Fashion Features

Intermezzo Has Record Turnout

Contemporary vendors showing at the Intermezzo Collections trade show in Manhattan shared a common sentiment: So far, so good.

clock August 4, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Retail Features

Nouveau Collective Gives Visitors What They Want

Nouveau Collective may not be the biggest show of the season, but organizers are aiming to make it the most hassle-free.

clock August 4, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Bolen Bids for Boomers … Star Jeans Signs Rising Star … Chip & Pepper on Bump Watch …

Chip & Pepper gives birth to Hot Mama … City Girl by Nancy Bolen aims for Baby Boomers … Star Jeans launches its first ad campaign.

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Retail Features

Retail Vet Parros Thinks Big With New Store Concept

Retail veteran John Parros opened his second Sophea Parros store today in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and has several more locations in the works.

clock August 4, 2005Michelle Tyree

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