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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.

clock 7hDavid Moin

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

The Saks Race Is On

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Overview

In the race for the component parts of Saks Inc., The Blackstone Group is said to be eyeing a bid for the Saks Fifth Avenue chain.

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The Saks Race Is On

In the race for the component parts of Saks Inc., The Blackstone Group is said to be eyeing a bid for the Saks Fifth Avenue chain.

clock August 26, 2005Vicki M. Young and Sharon Edelson

Financial

The Contenders Eyeing Saks

The bidders for Saks Inc. and its assets include a retailer with $1.3 billion in sales and a vendor with one foot in retail, as well as private equity firms flush with cash and eager to invest it.

clock August 26, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Chico’s 2Q Earnings Rise On Robust Sales Gain

A 34.6 percent jump in second-quarter revenues bolstered Chico’s FAS Inc.’s bottom line, which rose 38.4 percent in the quarter.

clock August 26, 2005Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Art, Antiques And Denim

One doesn’t normally head to the local art and antiques gallery to shop for the perfect pair of premium jeans.

clock August 26, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Guess Watches: Timex Out, Fossil In

Guess Inc. has decided it is time to make a move with its watch division, as sources said it has parted ways with Timex Corp. in favor of Fossil Inc.

clock August 26, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

Retail Features

Vuitton’s Exclusive High-Roller Invites

Louis Vuitton has invited 100 of its top clients to the opening of the world’s biggest Vuitton shop on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, Oct. 10 and 11.

clock August 26, 2005Miles Socha

Financial

Belk 2Q Earnings Leap 15.4%

Net income for the quarter ended July 30, excluding noncomparable items, rose 23.3 percent, to $18.5 million from $15 million in the year-ago period.

clock August 26, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“Designer has been our top-growing category. This demonstrates our commitment to designer. We want to grow it and work at it.”

clock August 26, 2005WWD Staff

Marketing and Promotion

Reebok Signs Israeli Violinist

Reebok has spent the last few years signing deals with male musicians such as Jay-Z and 50 Cent, and now the company has tapped a female artist.

clock August 26, 2005Melanie Kletter

Beauty Features

Diddy’s Memorable Day

Sean Combs, who now wants to be called just “Diddy,” has dubbed his debut men’s fragrance with The Estee Lauder Cos. Unforgivable.

clock August 26, 2005Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Biotherm’s New Lift Set to Launch

Biotherm is out to give thirtysomething women a lift — literally — with its newest moisturizer.

clock August 26, 2005Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Juara’s Modern Spin on Indonesian Tradition

The skin care brand Juara may be inspired by ancient Indonesian beauty rituals, but its range of products is hardly old-fashioned.

clock August 26, 2005Bryn Kenny

Beauty Features

Sharoni Takes Walk Down Memory Lane

Yuki Sharoni has spent nearly the past two decades of his life in the States, but when it came time to develop his first product line, he drew inspiration from his childhood in Israel.

clock August 26, 2005Bryn Kenny

Retail Features

Critical Mass: Offbeat Accessories Pepper Beauty Mix

Mass market retail buyers report that add-on beauty sales are what they are striving for as they hope to lift sales over an anemic 2004.

clock August 26, 2005Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

Modele Tailors Cosmeceuticals for U.S.

Modele, a Canadian skin care line, is making inroads in the U.S. market by appealing to retailers’ growing fondness for niche brands.

clock August 26, 2005Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Maria Sharapova Serves Up Scent

Maria Sharapova and her new doubles partner, Parlux Fragrance, hosted a raucous tea party Thursday evening to fete the upcoming launch of her first fragrance.

clock August 26, 2005Megan McIntyre

Retail Features

Whole Foods Puts Spotlight on Beauty

Sure, Whole Foods Market stocks everything organic, but this retail cornucopia of all things natural wants to remind its shoppers it’s in the beauty business, too.

clock August 26, 2005Molly Prior

Beauty Features

QVC Aims to Bolster Beauty Business With Fall Catalogue

QVC is launching a beauty catalogue in September in time to highlight the season’s makeup and hair product trends to its best beauty customers.

clock August 26, 2005Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Publisher Shuffle at Conde Nast

Conde Nast on Thursday shifted Louis Cona into the publisher’s slot at The New Yorker.

clock August 26, 2005Sara James

Memo Pad: Teen Scene Stealers … Mean Girls … Graydon ‘Flation

Sources within Conde Nast said this is a test run for a “Laguna Beach” spin-off, though others have said it’s possible the episodes would just be incorporated into the show’s regular season.

clock August 26, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Sigrid Olsen’s Breakout: More Stores, New Line

The Sigrid Olsen brand is betting on its founder’s artistic sensibility and distinctive use of color as it expands into retail and licensed merchandise.

clock August 26, 2005Katherine Bowers

Textiles

EU, China Talk Trade, U.S. in Wings

As U.S. officials prepare to continue negotiations for an import agreement with China, EU officials are talking to the Chinese about fixing their deal.

clock August 26, 2005Evan Clark

Textiles

EU Deal Causes Stir For Hong Kong Firms

The EU-China quota deal signed in June was supposed to provide some certainty for textiles and apparel trade, but instead has led to confusion.

clock August 26, 2005Vicki Rothrock

Fashion Features

First August StyleMax Draws Strong Crowds

Attendance reached record levels at Chicago’s first-ever August edition of StyleMax.

clock August 26, 2005Beth Wilson

Textiles

China Seeks to Improve Labor Image

China’s National Textile & Apparel Council is working on a plan to compel companies to abide by social compliance standards and Chinese laws.

clock August 26, 2005Vicki Rothrock

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