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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.

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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.

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Eye

French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

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In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Nature Hammers Florida: Wilma Cripples Retailing, No Lasting Impact Seen

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Overview

Hurricane Wilma paralyzed business in much of Florida, leaving uncertainty as well as hope after nature's wrath. For many retailers, Florida is the biggest or among the top three markets in store count.

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Retail Features

Nature Hammers Florida: Wilma Cripples Retailing, No Lasting Impact Seen

Just when the retail industry thought it couldn’t get worse, Hurricane Wilma slammed into South Florida on Monday, damaging property and psyches.

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Retail Features

Bernardo Fashions, Warnaco Aid Hurricane Victims

Some companies donate excess inventory, but Seventh Avenue’s Bernardo Fashions is in the midst of manufacturing 900 women’s drawstring pants for donation to the nonprofit Fashion Delivers for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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Financial

Reebok’s 3Q Earnings Surge 43.9% But Adidas Deal Causes Retail Jitters

Reebok’s pending sale to Adidas for $3.8 billion is having a negative impact on the firm’s performance, but earnings in the third quarter were robust.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: New Fed Chief … Federated Closings

NEW FED CHIEF: President Bush on Monday tapped his top economic adviser, Ben S. Bernanke, to succeed Alan Greenspan as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. Bernanke must now be confirmed by the Senate. Bernanke, 51, was appointed by…

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People

Best in Show

The social world came, coiffed and gleaming, to the International Fine Arts and Antique Dealers Show at the Armory on Park Avenue Thursday night.

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People

Portrait of a Lady

LONDON — With a biography released earlier this year, the upcoming biopic film “Fur,” which just wrapped up shooting in New York with Nicole Kidman, and the traveling exhibition “Diane Arbus Revelations,” which kicked off…

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People

Chic of the Week

It’s a common practice nowadays among front-row starlets and socials to arrive at a fashion show decked out in the designer’s duds. But what to do when the event features 10 different collections? Try the approach of rising actress…

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Memo Pad: Wallace Walks … Manhunt … Going Postal …

Wenner Media executives got some bad news on Friday when Bob Wallace, head of the company’s books division, resigned.

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Financial

Goody’s Board Prefers Prentice-GMM Offer

Goody’s board favors a cash offer of $8.85 per share from Prentice Capital Management and GMM Capital over a bid by affiliates of Sun Capital.

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Fashion Features

A Little Flirtation

Azzedine Alaïa is getting fresh.

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Fashion Features

The Wedding Planner

Pat Kerr was cool and collected two hours and 15 minutes before the bridal designer’s 25th anniversary fashion show and retrospective.

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Fashion Features

Drama Class – Morphine Generation, Carlos Rosario

All the world was a stage for Los Angeles designers, drawing influence from everything from Spain and theatrical Twenties to gritty rock ‘n’ roll.

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Fashion Features

Last Looks – Jared Gold, Trina Turk, J’aime by Jaime Pressly, Iron

Jared Gold: Despite the ghoulish makeup, Jared Gold featured wearable clothes, such as sweet ruffled dresses, cropped jackets and a beautiful Goth coat and cape, along with playful details, as in rickrack and…

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Fashion Features

Bye-bye, Bohemia

The prim and proper look appeared to have taken over the Chateau Marmont’s garden for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runway show, which capped off Los Angeles Fashion Week on Friday.

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Fashion Features

Catering to Brides’ Ever-Changing Moods

Vera Wang purchased nine dresses before her wedding, so her firm is among a crop of bridal resources offering more gown choices for brides.

clock October 25, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Carolina Herrera’s Private Affair on Madison

Carolina Herrera is giving brides-to-be a space to call their own.

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Fashion Features

As the World Turns: U.S. Trade Point Man Faces Global Tests

USTR Rob Portman has brought an adventurous spirit, a Midwestern work ethic and political savvy to his Cabinet-level post.

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Fashion Features

Industry Forges on as China Talks Sputter

A deal to regulate Chinese imports might still come to pass, but U.S. textile firms and apparel importers are starting to move on as the prospects for an…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: L’Oreal Revenues Rise 7.1% … St. Tropez Denies Sale Report … NPD Taps Global Beauty President

L’Oreal reported strong third-quarter sales and said it’s on track to meet full-year goals of EPS exceeding 10 percent and a sales gain of 5 to 6 percent.

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Fashion Features

The Kite Designers

Francisco Costa printed, Sylvia Heisel stitched and Peter Som stenciled.

clock October 25, 2005Amy S. Choi

Retail Features

Holt Renfrew Names VP of Women’s Wear

NEW YORK — Holt Renfrew & Co., Canada’s luxury retailer based in Toronto, finally filled a key slot last week by naming David Asher vice president of women’s wear.

Asher will join Holt Renfrew on Jan. 1. He succeeds…

clock October 25, 2005David Moin

Financial

Wal-Mart Sets New Workers’ Health Plan

Countering criticism that Wal-Mart’s health care benefits are too expensive, ceo H. Lee Scott revealed details of a low-cost insurance plan for workers.

clock October 25, 2005Katherine Bowers

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