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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

In Wal-Mart’s Fashion: Store Revamps Juniors, Plans Additional Brands

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Overview

Wal-Mart is gunning for a bigger slice of apparel. Having successfully introduced Metro 8, a trend-driven contemporary women's brand, and returned George to its modern, classic roots, the retail giant has big plans to build on those initiatives.

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Financial

In Wal-Mart’s Fashion: Store Revamps Juniors, Plans Additional Brands

After successes with Metro 7 and George, Wal-Mart is now taking aim at the junior category with No Boundaries.

clock March 27, 2006Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Supercenter: From Fashion to Truffles

Sales associates wear khakis and navy polo shirts and the public announcements have been silenced.

clock March 27, 2006Holly Haber

Fashion Features

Diesel’s Riveting Jewelry

The Italian premium denim house is unveiling its jewelry collection at this week’s Baselworld Watch & Jewellery show in Basel, Switzerland.

clock March 27, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Memo Pad: At Home With Hamish … Pez Dispensed … Wranglers Head West

Vogue Living is a go for November, with Vogue’s European editor at large, Hamish Bowles, at the helm.

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Come Together … Gove Exits Zale

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

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People

Art of Shopping

Ralph Lauren’s flagship was the site Tuesday night of a fund-raiser for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

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People

Vive La DiffErence

When rioting erupted in the suburbs here late last year, the world was shocked to see television images of burning cars and violent confrontations between youth and police.

clock March 27, 2006Chantal Goupil

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: All of Helmut’s Men … Kate The Great … Moving On …

Less than two weeks after Link-Theory Holdings Co. agreed to buy Helmut Lang from Prada, sources in Italy say executives are targeting ex-Helmut Lang…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Simpson and Paves Doing Hair … J&J’s French Unit Buys Vendome … L’Oreal Raises Stake in Body Shop

Jessica Simpson and her hairstylist, Ken Paves, have partnered with Hair U Wear, which makes and distributes wigs and hair extensions, to create a line of extensions slated to hit salons this fall.

clock March 27, 2006Michelle Edgar

Retail Features

Priscilla of Boston Taps Sweet as Design Head

Priscilla of Boston has named Melissa Sweet as design director of the Priscilla of Boston bridal collection.

clock March 27, 2006Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

On the Darker Side – David Meister, Collection Bebe, Louis Verdad, Bradley Bayou, Juan Carlos Obando

The L.A. runways were awash in cool sophistication this season as designers worked both the simple and the edgy, from structured suits to chic gowns.

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Fashion Features

Heavy Metal

The Eighties are back.

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Fashion Features

Rockin’ the House

Meanwhile, in Partyland, the scene was relatively tame, with just a few random bursts of energy, echoing the mood at the Smashbox tents.

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Fashion Features

Scene Around Town

A look at some of the names at L.A. Fashion Week.

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Fashion Features

Luxury and Comfort Grab the Action

The aesthetics of the product were the main ingredient for getting orders at this month’s fall-transitional market.

clock March 27, 2006Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Watering Hole

Villa Berulia, the oldest remaining Manhattan restaurant catering to what innerwear executives call Lingerie Lane clientele, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month.

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Fashion Features

Designer Looks Propel Solstice to Double Doors

Buyers of designer shades will have more places to get their fashion fix now that Solstice Sunglass Boutiques is expanding.

clock March 27, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Zenith Courts Women With Haute Watches

Traditionally, Swiss manufacturers have considered women to be uninterested in complicated mechanical creations.

clock March 27, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Findings: A Super Spectacle … Rare Finds

Vogue Eyewear is looking to boost its reputation for sunglasses in the U.S. and has called on Gisele Bundchen to help with the task.

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Financial

WWD Stock Index Stays On Track

Government housing data that suggests a cooling market took the steam out of earlier broader stock gains last week, but merger and acquisition speculation bolstered components within the WWD Composite Stock Index.

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Financial

Trina Turk Leases Meatpacking Site

Trina Turk’s two-year search for a store in Manhattan has ended with the designer signing a lease for a 2,500-square-foot space in the Meatpacking District.

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Fashion Features

U.S. Tariffs Cited in WTO Trade Review

The international trading community Friday lauded the openness of the U.S. economy and trade regime.

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Financial

Claude Arpels Exits Redwall Post

Claude Arpels, the executive who helped shape the Redwall Group and spearheaded the expansion of the company that controls Borbonese, has left his post.

clock March 27, 2006Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

The Liz Line

A chronology of key events in the history of Liz Claiborne Inc.

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Financial

The Change Agent

As if transforming a $2 billion apparel company into a multi-channel, $4.85 billion conglomerate in 12 years weren’t enough, Paul Charron still needs some reassurance that he is doing a good job.

clock March 27, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

The Start of Something Big

Some people approaching their 50th birthday might flirt with the idea of winding down their careers and buying a retirement home in Florida.

clock March 27, 2006Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

Seeds of a Giant

When Jerome Chazen’s grandson recently asked whether he was ever on the cover of Fortune, the answer was a resounding “yes.”

clock March 27, 2006Vicki M. Young

Retail Features

Retail Strategy Takes Off

With no end to department store consolidation in sight and the venue losing market share to mass merchants and luxury retailers, Liz Claiborne is ramping up its direct-to-consumer business, which encompasses outlet and full-price stores and the…

clock March 27, 2006Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Claiborne Program Fights Domestic Violence

When it comes to giving money to charity, some companies prefer spreading the wealth across different organizations.

clock March 27, 2006Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

The International Angle

Since Liz Claiborne Inc. purchased Mexx Group BV in 2001, the American firm has used the Amsterdam apparel and accessories business as a platform to launch its stable of American brands in the European market.

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Retail Features

Retailers Weigh In

After years of collaboration, retailers describe Liz Claiborne Inc. as a top-notch supplier, innovator and business partner.

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Financial

Tracking the Stock

If an investor’s mantra is holding onto shares for the long term, then Liz Claiborne has been a solid performer in the past 25 years.

clock March 27, 2006Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

Buchman’s Path

Sitting in her Broadway showroom this month, Dana Buchman reminisced about her first encounter with Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg in 1982.

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Financial

The Tracy Transition

Liz Claiborne’s acquisition of Ellen Tracy in 2002 for $180 million was a trophy for Claiborne chief Paul Charron.

clock March 27, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Olsen’s Arts and Crafts Movement

Sigrid Olsen is celebrating a milestone of her own this year — 20 years in business.

clock March 27, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

On the Right Track

In the beginning, there was the tracksuit.

clock March 27, 2006Rose Apodaca

Fashion Features

C&C: Charging Ahead in Growth Mode

A little more than a year into being part of the Liz Claiborne Inc. family, the founders of C&C California are finally grasping just how far they can stretch out.

clock March 27, 2006Rose Apodaca

Fashion Features

Scoring in Moderate

Low prices mean high volume at Liz Claiborne.

clock March 27, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

A Diversified Beauty Plan

Twenty years after launching its first fragrance, the cosmetics arm of Liz Claiborne Inc. continues to evolve.

clock March 27, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Multicategory Master

Fashion is, by nature, all about change, and nowhere is that more true than in the accessories category, according to Dina Battipaglia, president of the Liz Claiborne brand and contemporary accessories at Liz Claiborne Inc.

clock March 27, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

It’s a Man’s World, Too

When Liz Claiborne introduced Claiborne men’s wear in 1985, the aim was to create a sportswear collection that was smart, comfortable and wearable.

clock March 27, 2006Sandra Nygaard

Fashion Features

In Their Own Words

Never at a loss for words, Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg always spoke their minds, on topics ranging from design, global sourcing and domestic production to their successors.

clock March 27, 2006Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

You’ve come a long way, baby

In 1976, Liz Claiborne founded a company that in many ways reflected the women’s movement of that era and planted the seeds of what was to become a top apparel resource.

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