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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 11hMiles 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 17hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 8hAlexandra Steigrad

In the Wake of Katrina: Big Easy’s Big Struggle To Get Back to Business

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Overview

Yvonne La Fleur sat alone in her dimly lit namesake women's specialty store here, a fixture in the affluent Uptown neighborhood of shops, cafes and residences dating to the late 18th century.

From This Issue

Fashion Features

Scene

A roundup of the newest places to go during the upcoming trade show season.

clock November 23, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Reaching Out

Paris trade show organizers work to increase their appeal in the face of competition from China.

clock November 23, 2005Emilie Marsh

Fashion Features

Hanging Tough

U.K. event organizers persevere in spite of obstacles.

clock November 23, 2005Lucie Greene and Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Joining Forces

Italian fairs move forward by working together.

clock November 23, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Vision Quest

Rival shows battle over the direction of Turkish trade fairs.

clock November 23, 2005Suna Erdem

Fashion Features

Lost in Transition

The demise of Barcelona Fashion Week signals a changing climate for Spanish trade shows.

clock November 23, 2005Barbara Barker

Fashion Features

Recipe for Success

The right mix of exhibitors and proper timing can make or break an event.

clock November 23, 2005Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Weathering the Storm

Australia’s trade shows chart different paths through murky economic waters.

clock November 23, 2005Patty Huntington

Fashion Features

Looking Ahead

Trade show organizers are planning for the future despite China’s ongoing quota issues.

clock November 23, 2005Vicki Rothrock

Fashion Features

Go Canada

Canadian fashion weeks gain popularity as the industry prepares for the 2006 trade show season.

clock November 23, 2005Brian Dunn

Fashion Features

Dollars and Sense

A strong euro means European buyers will outnumber Americans at Brazilian trade events.

clock November 23, 2005Michael Kepp

Fashion Features

Calendar

The upcoming Trade Shows calendar.

clock November 23, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Youth Movement

Japanese trade shows focus their efforts on young and lesser-known designers.

clock November 23, 2005Koji Hirano

Financial

In the Wake of Katrina: Big Easy’s Big Struggle To Get Back to Business

The obstacles are formidable for New Orleans merchants that were spared major water and wind damage and are trying to get back to work.

clock November 23, 2005Sharon Donovan

Financial

Along the Gulf, Navigating Next Steps

The Village Drummer, a women’s specialty store in Gulfport, Miss., once had an enchanting view of the Gulf of Mexico. All that’s left is the foundation and a tin roof.

clock November 23, 2005Holly Haber

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Lauder Opens Research Center in China … Daub Succeeds Schaffner at Symrise

The Estee Lauder Cos. opened its first research center in China Tuesday, a step toward broadening the company’s knowledge of the important Asian market.

clock November 23, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Juicy Signs Licensing Deal With Movado

Adding to its brand extensions, Juicy Couture has signed a licensing deal with Movado Group to design, produce and distribute a watch collection.

clock November 23, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

In Brief: Strenesse Shift

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

clock November 23, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Holiday Outlook Brightens, With Caution

Retailers have renewed optimism about the holidays, as a spate of factors have converged two days before Black Friday, the selling season kickoff.

clock November 23, 2005Meredith Derby

Memo Pad: Bird Is The Word

Since Thanksgiving is the one national holiday built entirely around food, WWD asked various food writers, editors of foodie magazines and lifestyle gurus what they were planning to cook up this year.

clock November 23, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

Dolce & Gabbana Doubles Space on Rodeo Drive

Dolce & Gabbana has doubled the pleasure of devotees in its expanded and refurbished Rodeo Drive door that was promoted to flagship status.

clock November 23, 2005Rose Apodaca

Fashion Features

Avenue’s Fashionable Expansion Plan

Plus-size chain Avenue, with 505 stores in 37 states, is updating its merchandise to increase sales and attract a younger customer.

clock November 23, 2005Rusty Williamson

Retail Features

Questrom Joins Jones Board

Allen Questrom was elected to the Jones Apparel Group Inc. board, bringing the total number of members to 10.

clock November 23, 2005Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

West African Countries Offer New Cotton Subsidy Proposal

West African cotton-producing nations Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali have offered a fresh proposal on elimination of cotton subsidies in advance of next month’s crucial meeting of the Doha Round of global trade talks.

clock November 23, 2005John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Roots Olympic Collection Goes Retro

U.S. athletes at the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, will pay homage to retro skiwear and their hosts with their opening- and closing-ceremony outfits.

clock November 23, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

House, Senate Pass Measures Upping Counterfeit Penalties

Congress is confronting counterfeiting head-on at a time when bogus footwear and apparel are costing U.S. companies billions of dollars in lost sales a year.

clock November 23, 2005Kristi Ellis

Financial

AAFA Talks About Preventing Knockoffs

Companies looking to fortify intellectual property rights need to focus their resources on protecting their brands before they’re knocked off.

clock November 23, 2005Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

Linley’s Labors

After 20 years of crafting luxury furniture, David Linley still can’t keep his hands still.

clock November 23, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

North Korea: Calling All Architects

This capital was razed in 1952 and immediately rebuilt in a gigantic version of Western Modernism.

clock November 23, 2005Arnaldo Farnese

Fashion Features

Schorr Takes Another Shot at ‘Helga’

More than 35 years after Andrew Wyeth painted his neighbor, “Helga,” photographer Collier Schorr has reinvented her with a new book and art exhibition titled “Jens F.”

clock November 23, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail Features

Holiday Fantasies Behind Glass

Beautiful women wearing tattered clothing and worn shoes. It’s no wonder New York retailers love fairy tales.

clock November 23, 2005Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Paul Smith Goes West – in the Pink

Sir Paul Smith’s first West Coast store, in Los Angeles — rectangular, concrete and bright pink — will be a rubbernecker’s delight.

clock November 23, 2005Samantha Conti and Michelle Dalton Tyree

Fashion Features

Atlanta’s Whale-Sized Attraction

The dramatic Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest, opens here today and it’s the biggest thing to happen in the city since the 1996 Summer Olympics.

clock November 23, 2005Georgia Lee

Financial

Saks’ Newberg Resigns Post

Sue Ann Newberg, vice president and divisional merchandise manager for fine jewelry and watches at Saks Fifth Avenue, has resigned.

clock November 23, 2005Sophia Chabbott

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