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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.

clock 4hMiles 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.

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Fendi’s Smaller House: Italian Luxe Firm Opens New Store on Fifth Ave.

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Overview

To hear Fendi executives tell it, the company's original flagship on Fifth Avenue was too big, dark and cavernous. So when they got the opportunity, they went in the opposite direction, building a smaller, brighter and airier store.

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Retail Features

Fendi’s Smaller House: Italian Luxe Firm Opens New Store on Fifth Ave.

To hear Fendi executives tell it, the company’s original flagship on Fifth Avenue was too big, dark and cavernous.

clock November 2, 2005Sharon Edelson

Financial

Wal-Mart Not Bidding on Hilfiger

First-round bids for Tommy Hilfiger were due last week, and Wal-Mart was not among the bidders.

clock November 2, 2005Vicki M. Young

Retail Features

Dueling Wal-Mart Documentaries

The contentious debate over Wal-Mart’s impact on American society is coming to screens in two documentaries that present starkly different views of the world’s largest retailer.

clock November 2, 2005Katherine Bowers

Fashion Features

In Brief: Wal-Mart Lawsuit … Hartmarx Purchases … New Boss Keeps Time

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

clock November 2, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Ginny H Breaks Out on Her Own

Ginny Hilfiger isn’t looking to follow in her brother’s footsteps — at least not completely.

clock November 2, 2005Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Execs Talk Change at FIT

The fashion business must embrace constant change and develop talent in order to thrive, industry leaders said during a symposium at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

clock November 2, 2005Julee Greenberg

Financial

Stressed Shoppers Grab for the Controls

A “highly pressurized moment” in the lives of Americans, one dubbed the “Armageddon sensation” by futurist Faith Popcorn, is likely to influence the way we shop and the kinds of fashion we prefer, among other things.

clock November 2, 2005Valerie Seckler

Financial

Consumer Spending? Follow the Wages

Is predicting consumer spending behavior more of an art or more of a science?

clock November 2, 2005Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

U.S., China ‘Closer’ To Deal on Imports

The U.S. and China are “inching closer” to a deal that would regulate Chinese apparel and textile imports, but negotiators have substantive disputes to resolve.

clock November 2, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: W&J Looks for Payoff With Lotto … Boots Profits Soar in First Half

Aiming for its first global fragrance champion, Turin-based cosmetics manufacturer Weruska & Joel marked an eight-year licensing deal it signed recently with athletic brand Lotto here by unveiling Lotto Man and Lotto Woman fragrances.

clock November 2, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Generra Taps DiPersia Pres

Stacey DiPersia has been named president at Generra, the women’s and men’s contemporary sportswear brand.

clock November 2, 2005Julee Greenberg

Memo Pad: Foster Son Returns … Recycling Binn

Men’s Journal has a new editor in chief, and it’s a big name indeed: Jann Wenner.

clock November 2, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

Fool for Love

Brian Sack found out the hard way that money can’t buy love. It can, however, in a circuitous, slightly odd way, buy a little slice of fame.

clock November 2, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

SIMM Fair Follows Feminine Trend

The wave of femininity that washed over the spring season was not lost on the biannual apparel fair, known as SIMM, held here in September.

clock November 2, 2005Barbara Barker

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Marc on Katrina … Domestic Donatella … Smith’s World …

Marc Jacobs isn’t shy when it comes to lending a helping hand to those in need.

clock November 2, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Tarrant Cuts Forecast, Stock Drops 38%

Tarrant Apparel Group, reeling from the impact of retail consolidation, quota safeguard measures and a denim glut, slashed its full-year forecast for revenue and net profit.

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Fashion Features

Temperley Joins Melrose Place Club

Designer Alice Temperley hopes that, when she opens her first West Coast boutique here on Friday, savvy Angelenos will be ready to embrace what she calls “a very English label.”

clock November 2, 2005Michelle Dalton Tyree

Fashion Features

L-R-G to Enter Women’s Urban Market With Luxirie

L-R-G, the men’s label spanning the skateboard and hip-hop markets, is starting a women’s line for spring called Luxirie that it hopes to position between urban brand Baby Phat and designer label Marc Jacobs.

clock November 2, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

Sophisticated, Clean Looks Return to Atlanta Show

After several seasons of over-the-top glitz and bohemian looks, buyers at AmericasMart reacted well to a more stylish direction in the market.

clock November 2, 2005Georgia Lee

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