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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.

clock 13hDavid Moin

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 8hMiles Socha

Eye

French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at 92

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

Avon Calls Up Jeter: Yankees Captain Signs Deal for Fragrance

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Overview

Derek Jeter is out to take his grooming regimen to the American masses. The captain of the New York Yankees will step up to the plate for Avon this fall with his very own men's fragrance, Driven.

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Fashion Features

Avon Calls Up Jeter: Yankees Captain Signs Deal for Fragrance

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has signed a fragrance deal with Avon.

clock July 31, 2006Michelle Edgar

Financial

Majority Stake of Sigerson Morrison Sold

Sigerson Morrison, the footwear firm that grew from making custom-made shoes for private clients to a $30 million business with two lines and a high-end handbag collection, has a new owner.

clock July 31, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Financial

Valentino Net Soars, Norsa to Exit

Michele Norsa, chief executive of fashion house Valentino SpA, plans to step down at the end of September.

clock July 31, 2006Amanda Kaiser and Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock July 31, 2006WWD Staff

People

Baby Talk

To many women who reside in tony brownstones above 64th Street, charity work means little more than attending committee meetings, drumming up money from a few pals and getting photographed at the annual soiree in the sponsor’s finery.

clock July 31, 2006Emily Holt

People

Hard News

“Scoop,” the new Woody Allen movie, tells the story of a young woman who falls in love with a man who may or may not be a serial killer.

clock July 31, 2006WWD Staff

People

Cocoa Nut

Max Brenner is out to change Americans’ eating habits.

clock July 31, 2006Amanda FitzSimons

Fashion Features

Dolce & Gabbana Taps Animal Magic

Dolce & Gabbana is ready to pounce on accessories.

clock July 31, 2006Courtney Colavita

Fashion Features

Jewelers Join Forces for Lead Safety

In the wake of California’s Proposition 65, legislation is now being proposed in several other states to regulate the amount of lead in fashion jewelry.

clock July 31, 2006Laura Klepacki

Fashion Features

Marc Jacobs Doubles Its Vision for Sunwear

Marc Jacobs has set its sights on the entry-level sunglass business.

clock July 31, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Findings: Falchi’s Youthquake … Chanel’s Gems … Charmed Life …

Carlos Falchi is keeping busy this market.

clock July 31, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Gems the Rx for Medical IDs

When the daughter of a friend was diagnosed with epilepsy and upset about wearing what she considered an unattractive medical identification bracelet, Julie van Hees-Aidner came up with an idea.

clock July 31, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

RTW Invasion Spurs A Boost in Creativity

A battalion of European designer brands has recently sprouted lingerie lines emblazoned with their respective house codes.

clock July 31, 2006Katya Foreman

Retail Features

First Gap Franchises Set for Far East

Gap’s first licensed stores in the Far East, including a flagship in Singapore, will be announced today.

clock July 31, 2006David Moin

Retail Features

Wal-Mart Exiting Germany

In the end, Germany was an expensive exercise for Wal-Mart that will cost the retailer $1 billion to exit.

clock July 31, 2006Melissa Drier and Sharon Edelson

Financial

Three Firms Bid For London Fog In Court Auction

The London Fog brand is about to be sold through the bankruptcy court process.

clock July 31, 2006Vicki M. Young

Financial

Accessories, Apparel Boost Tod’s First-Half Sales

Tod’s SpA’s first-half sales grew at a double-digit rate on increasing demand for its bags, shoes and apparel in all markets.

clock July 31, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Nevada Apparel Files Lawsuit Versus Topshop

Nevada Apparel Corp., a New York-based women’s clothing company, has entered into litigation against Arcadia, the parent of U.K. retailer Topshop, concerning the Topshop brand name.

clock July 31, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

As Foot Locker Prepares to Be Sold, Puma Takes a Hit

Financial and market sources said Puma was asked to take back product on orders already shipped and that sales of back-to-school offerings are likely to be hurt by discounts at retail on Puma merchandise.

clock July 31, 2006Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Doneger Group Names Morrison Fashion Director

The Doneger Group has appointed Roseanne Morrison fashion director, a new position at the 60-year-old merchandising and fashion consulting organization.

clock July 31, 2006David Moin

Financial

Half-Year Stock Report: WWD Composite Sheds 1.1 Percent

At the year’s midpoint, the bears roared.

clock July 31, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

New Products Drive Under Armour Earnings

Citing new product launches, Under Armour Inc. delivered robust earnings and sales for the second quarter.

clock July 31, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Three Executives Named to Wells Fargo Posts

Wells Fargo Retail Finance said three new executives joined its headquarters office in Boston this month.

clock July 31, 2006Liza Casabona

Memo Pad: Vanity Fashion Plates

Despite being infamous for frumpiness, journalists didn’t do half badly on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed list.

clock July 31, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

House Passes Minimum Wage Hike

The House passed the first minimum wage increase in a decade early Saturday morning.

clock July 31, 2006Kristi Ellis

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