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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 8hMiles 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 14hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 4hAlexandra Steigrad

Luxury Stays Bubbly: Watches, Bags Drive LVMH Sales Up 10.5%

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Overview

The world's largest luxury group reported revenue growth across all business units and geographic regions, bolstering its confidence of achieving "very significant" growth in profits for the full year. LVMH is slated to report first-half earnings Sept. 6.

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Fashion Features

Luxury Stays Bubbly: Watches, Bags Drive LVMH Sales Up 10.5%

Led by strong demand for logo handbags, champagne and high-end watches, LVMH beat second-quarter forecasts.

clock July 26, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: City Switch … Rem In The Shade … Real Nicole? …

After four seasons, German designer Wolfgang Joop is saying adieu to New York Fashion Week and shifting his Wunderkind show venue to Paris.

clock July 26, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

CFDA/Vogue Selects Award Finalists

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund on Tuesday revealed the 10 finalists for its third round of awards.

clock July 26, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Consumer Confidence Heats Up in July

U.S. consumers were unexpectedly optimistic in July as consumer confidence rose for a second straight month.

clock July 26, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Retailers Lament Trade Talks Collapse

With the collapse of trade talks, the U.S. will likely focus on removing trade barriers with an arrangement of bilateral and regional agreements.

clock July 26, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

In Brief: New Phat VP … Rafe Names CEO

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

clock July 26, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Moret Group Flexes Its Muscle

What’s in a name? A lot, according to the apparel manufacturer and distributor formally known as Jacques Moret Inc.

clock July 26, 2006Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Indigo Moon Enters Lower-Priced Market

Novelty apparel manufacturer Indigo Moon Inc. will introduce a lower-priced line in hopes of widening its retail appeal.

clock July 26, 2006Whitney Beckett

Retail Features

A Good Deed From David Dartnell

Launched at Intermezzo last spring and at all four regional markets in June, the Deed line is geared to better specialty stores, and it landed NM Direct as its first account.

clock July 26, 2006Holly Haber

Retail Features

Armani’s Bond St. Casa

Armani Casa will open its first freestanding store in the U.K. in September, at 113 New Bond Street here.

clock July 26, 2006Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

London Fashion Looks to Grow

Changes are afoot at London Fashion Week, Sept. 18 to 22, with a big emphasis on generating business and buzz about London fashion.

clock July 26, 2006Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Th(e) Influencer’s Artful Connection With Consumers

With fashion looming as a lightning rod in today’s culture, Th(e) Influencer is out to spark the creativity of fashion marketers.

clock July 26, 2006Valerie Seckler

Memo Pad: Put On Restriction … Magic Fingers

The teen magazine category shrank for the second time this year on Tuesday when Time Inc. said it would shutter the print edition of Teen People, turning the brand into a Web-only enterprise.

clock July 26, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: First Klinger-Sephora Pairing Opens at NorthPark Center … Sales Rise 10% at Inter Parfums SA in 2nd Qtr.

Klinger Advanced Aesthetics is giving beauty seekers plenty of options at the treatment center it opened last Thursday at NorthPark Center that is the first to be connected to an adjacent Sephora, in accordance with the firms’ new partnership.

clock July 26, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Ella Moss Line Evolves Beyond T-Shirts

Ella Moss is not just about T-shirts.

clock July 26, 2006Marcy Medina

Financial

Beach Patrol Closing

Beach Patrol Inc., once among the top five U.S. swimsuit manufacturers, is closing amid intensifying competition in juniors swimwear.

clock July 26, 2006Rachel Brown

Retail Features

Size Matters at New Forever 21

Forever 21, the Los Angeles-based retailer of fashion-forward looks for less, has gone big in size and scope.

clock July 26, 2006Emili Vesilind

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