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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 14hMiles 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 20hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 11hAlexandra Steigrad

Circling Saks Inc.: Board Meets as Deadline Looms for Bids

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Overview

After a two-day meeting of the Saks Inc. board this week, expectations mounted that just about the entire company could soon be sold.

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Financial

Circling Saks Inc.: Board Meets as Deadline Looms for Bids

After a two-day meeting of the Saks Inc. board this week, expectations mounted that just about the entire company could soon be sold.

clock August 12, 2005David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Financial

After the Probe: Hilfiger Touts Growth in Europe

After being cleared by federal investigators, Tommy Hilfiger executives trumpeted some bright spots, namely Europe business and Karl Lagerfeld.

clock August 12, 2005Lisa Lockwood

Retail Features

PacSun Launches Third Format

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. is tapping deeper into the accessories craze.

clock August 12, 2005Michelle Tyree

Fashion Features

Lauren Touts Company ‘Vision’

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.’s annual meeting on Thursday was a very brief affair.

clock August 12, 2005Vicki M. Young and Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“I don’t care how hot it is outside, I’m going to wear it now!”

clock August 12, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: New At Jacob

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

clock August 12, 2005WWD Staff

Beauty Features

P&G’s Prestige Plans for Fall

P&G Prestige Products will introduce two designer fragrances, Arpege Pour Homme and Paul Smith Floral, in U.S. specialty stores this fall.

clock August 12, 2005Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

New Scents Offer Essence of Donna

Donna Karan plans to mix things up at fragrance counters this fall with the launch with licensee Estee Lauder of Donna Karan Essence.

clock August 12, 2005Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Second Shift

Beauty may be their day job, but some of the beauty industry’s finest moonlight at occupations far removed from hair, makeup and nails.

clock August 12, 2005Julie Naughton

Retail Features

Perfumania Reinvents Itself

Perfumania is tweaking its merchandising, streamlining its fragrance selection and adding exclusive bath, spa and cosmetics items.

clock August 12, 2005Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Bath Devotees Have a Leader in Kogut

Either you’re a bath person or you’re not. There’s really no in between.

clock August 12, 2005Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Suffering Nail Category Poised for Growth

There’s been a lot of nail biting over the nail category during the past three years.

clock August 12, 2005Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

Juvena Enters Eye Treatment Arena

Juvena of Switzerland will broaden its focus on skin care this fall by expanding its Juvedical line to include eye treatments.

clock August 12, 2005Sarah Ascione

Beauty Features

Creed Launches Love in White

Inspired by the travels of Creed’s master perfumer Olivier Creed, Love in White will launch at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York City flagship and Bergdorf Goodman in September.

clock August 12, 2005Bryn Kenny

Beauty Features

Snippets: Urban Decay Gets Feistier … CEW Networks … Freshly Squeezed

Urban Decay will launch Feisty Kitten Lip Palette, which features six shades of lip gloss and a mini applicator brush, this month.

clock August 12, 2005WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Wen Is Now for Stylist Chaz Dean

It was bound to happen at some point: a hair care line that doesn’t offer shampoo.

clock August 12, 2005Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Cumming Kicks Off Extracts

Now in its 18th edition, Extracts will feature 120 exhibitors, from aromatherapy products to skin care to fragrance suppliers.

clock August 12, 2005Bryn Kenny

Circulation Crisis: Anxiety Mounts

It may seem the magazine industry has weathered the worst of the circulation scandal, but publishing executives said the worst is yet to come.

clock August 12, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Memo Pad: Meredith Grows It’s Own … Hitting Up Target … Clap On …

Five Meredith Corp. titles got new publishers this week, including Fitness and Child, both of which were acquired from Gruner + Jahr back in May.

clock August 12, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Target, Kohl’s See Strong 2Q Growth

Target Corp. beat expectations in the second quarter and said it’s upping the fashion content for fall, while Kohl’s bottom line jumped 27.4 percent.

clock August 12, 2005Vicki M. Young

Textiles

U.S., China to Discuss Long-Term Trade Deal

U.S. trade officials said they will begin negotiations on a broad textile quota restraint agreement with China next week in San Francisco.

clock August 12, 2005Kristi Ellis

Financial

Urban Outfitters Profits Vault 49.2%

Urban Outfitters clicked with its teen and college-age fans in the second quarter, as earnings soared 49.2 percent and revenue gained 32.2 percent.

clock August 12, 2005Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

Emily Procter to Highlight New Charriol Ad Campaign

Swiss fine jewelry and watch brand Charriol has signed on a new face: Emily Procter, star of “CSI: Miami” and “The West Wing.”

clock August 12, 2005Ashley Baker

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Italian Idyll … Donatella Does London

Trust Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to start a trend on their vacation.

clock August 12, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Department, Specialty Store Sales Fall

Retail sales were lackluster across the board in July, as department stores and specialty chains saw sales dip, the Commerce Department reported.

clock August 12, 2005Kristi Ellis

Beauty Features

Arden Cuts Loss in 4th Quarter

Net sales rose 21 percent to $187.1 million from $154.6 million.

clock August 12, 2005Liza Casabona

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