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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 15hMiles 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 21hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 11hAlexandra Steigrad

Barneys Struts Its Stuff: Boston Flagship Opening Marks New Growth Plan

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Overview

With confidence and cool, quirky attitude, Barneys New York on Friday is bringing its brand of modern luxury to this city synonymous with the preppy look. The store opening in the Copley Place complex is Barneys first new flagship since 1993.

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Retail Features

Barneys Struts Its Stuff: Boston Flagship Opening Marks New Growth Plan

With confidence and cool, quirky attitude, Barneys New York on Friday is bringing its brand of modern luxury to this city synonymous with the preppy look.

clock March 9, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

In Brief: Lim To Honor Four

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

clock March 9, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Polo Aces Wimbledon Sponsorship

Polo Ralph Lauren is a winner at Wimbledon.

clock March 9, 2006Melanie Kletter

Financial

Tiffany’s Reports Fakes Seized

A Tiffany regional manager of security linked the confiscated items to eBay auction sites, according to a company statement.

clock March 9, 2006Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Euro Star … Window Watchers … Line And Verse …

Guess which New York specialty retailer is eyeing international expansion? Scoop.

clock March 9, 2006WWD Staff

People

Day’s Work

Long before she became an icon, long before the famous boyfriends and the scandals, Kate Moss was a gawky, 15-year-old model waiting for a break.

clock March 9, 2006Nina Jones

People

Bella Donna

If James Bond had a restaurateur girlfriend, Donatella Arpaia would be it.

clock March 9, 2006Whitney McNally

Memo Pad: Near Miss

It’s not characteristic of Atoosa Rubenstein to fly under the radar, but that’s what the Seventeen editor in chief has been doing since her MTV reality show, “Miss Seventeen,” ended its two-month run in December.

clock March 9, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Michalsky Is Leaving Adidas Post

Michael Michalsky, head designer of Adidas, is leaving the German active sportswear house, possibly to develop his own lifestyle brand.

clock March 9, 2006Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Fiorucci Expanding To Canada, Asia, U.S. … Bogner Turns Up the Heat … Boost for Blue Holdings

Elio Fiorucci made history in the Seventies with his eye-popping graphics, cheeky advertising and fun-loving clothing. His brand lives on under a different ownership, Edwin Co. Ltd.

clock March 9, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Alexander Wang Looks Beyond Cashmere

Alexander Wang, designer of the cashmere collection of the same name, is breaking out of his comfort zone.

clock March 9, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Betsey Johnson Fetes First Swim Line

Betsey Johnson’s first swim collection has all the hallmarks the designer is known for: frilly, girly looks that are sexy but wearable.

clock March 9, 2006Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Lisa Kline Is Lovin’ It

Kline, the hip Los Angeles retailer, hosts her share of celebrities, but is currently fawning over the world’s most famous redhead: Ronald McDonald.

clock March 9, 2006Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

Short Cuts

Who would have thought that shorts could transcend seasons?

clock March 9, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Autumn in New York

Top collections based on the number of Style.com page views during the first 12 days they were posted online.

clock March 9, 2006Cecily Hall and Emily Kaiser

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Beiersdorf Cultivating La Prairie Group

Beiersdorf would like to double revenues of its La Prairie Group in the next five years.

clock March 9, 2006Melissa Drier

Fashion Features

U.S. and Malaysia Take Steps Toward Free Trade Agreement

U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman said Wednesday that the U.S. and Malaysia have agreed to begin negotiations for a free trade agreement.

clock March 9, 2006Kristi Ellis

Financial

Penney’s Party: Quite an ‘Experience’

J.C. Penney opened on Broadway last Thursday night with its J.C. Penney Experience pop-up store at One Times Square.

clock March 9, 2006David Moin

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