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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 10hDavid 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 4hMiles Socha

Retail

Aéropostale Bankruptcy Jeopardizes 10k Jobs

Teen retailer Aéropostale is awaiting a decision from a bankruptcy judge that is likely to impact whether it can find a buyer.

clock 12hVicki M. Young

In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

De la Renta’s New Deal: O Oscar Line to Launch Exclusively at Macy’s

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Overview

Federated Department Stores Inc., Oscar de la Renta and Kellwood Co., which makes the licensed O Oscar sportswear collection, will today unveil an exclusive deal to relaunch O Oscar de la Renta for exclusive distribution in Macy's.

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Fashion Features

Europe’s Embargo Crisis Brings Balance

When millions of sweaters, bras, trousers and blouses were seized and held hostage in European customs warehouses last August, it hardly resembled the end…

clock September 19, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Congress Leaves Trade Issues in Flux

The Congressional trade agenda is being stymied by election-year pressures.

clock September 19, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

With Quotas Back, Firms Diversify

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have been holding shipments of shirts and sports jerseys from a particular brand.

clock September 19, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Hong Kong Firms Adapt to China Restraints

It isn’t enough for sourcing companies simply to rely on the core business anymore.

clock September 19, 2006Vicki Rothrock

Fashion Features

Looking for Ways to Ease Congestion

Congestion on U.S. highways and railroads and at ports is getting worse and the impact of an impending freight capacity shortage could be substantial for companies like Wal-Mart.

clock September 19, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Debating the Dollar’s Dynamic And China’s Currency Policy

Financial market experts are divided over whether the weak dollar could experience a sharp devaluation.

clock September 19, 2006John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

U.S. Trade Deficit Impacts Global Economy

Americans shopping in Wal-Mart or Macy’s or just about any store find themselves in a sea of foreign-made clothing and accessories.

clock September 19, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Hard Road Ahead for Stalled WTO Doha Talks

The chances of getting the derailed Doha Round global trade talks back on track after their dramatic meltdown in July will require a combination of effective diplomacy and an the political will of key countries to drop entrenched positions.

clock September 19, 2006John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

South Africa Reaches Deal on Quotas With China

The South African government, supported by the textile manufacturing sector, and the country’s top retailers have been heading for a showdown since June.

clock September 19, 2006Bambina Wise

Fashion Features

Dropping Quotas Fuels Indian Apparel Sector

The lifting of global quotas on textiles and apparel has spurred Indian exports, and is sharply increasing the demand for cotton and putting pressure on prices, a top Indian executive said.

clock September 19, 2006John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

De la Renta’s New Deal: O Oscar Line to Launch Exclusively at Macy’s

Federated Department Stores, Oscar de la Renta and Kellwood Co. have struck a deal to relaunch O Oscar de la Renta as a better line at Macy’s.

clock September 19, 2006Marc Karimzadeh and Whitney Beckett

Financial

Beauty Beat: Revlon, Jack Stahl to Part Ways

After a four-year turnaround effort at Revlon, Jack Stahl has left the beauty firm’s top post after a series of calamitous setbacks.

clock September 19, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

In Brief: New CFO At VF Jeanswear … Delta Galil USA Names CEO … Director In Dallas

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

clock September 19, 2006WWD Staff

People

Fair Ladies

Cordelia de Castellane, wearing sleek Emanuel Ungaro from her days in the press office there, revealed she’s dabbling in children’s wear.

clock September 19, 2006WWD Staff

People

Bags of Stories

Louis Vuitton gave artists carte blanche to create works around its iconic bags, the results of which were unveiled at its gallery in Paris.

clock September 19, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Stores Strive to Appease Shoppers

As fashion continues to gain more of a worldwide scope, specialty store owners are on the march to improve service to hold onto customers in an increasingly competitive business.

clock September 19, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Claiborne Sets Asian Plan For Juicy Couture Growth

Juicy Couture, one of Liz Claiborne Inc.’s most visible brands, is expanding its presence to Asia.

clock September 19, 2006Lisa Lockwood

Financial

Mispelaere Exiting Chloe To Take Position at Gucci

Yvan Mispelaere, slated to take a bow at the end of the Chloe show here on Oct. 7, is also bowing out of the company and heading to Gucci, WWD has learned.

clock September 19, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Milano Unica Rebounds in Return to Home Venue

A return to its home in the city proved to be a good-luck charm for the third edition of Italian textile fair Milano Unica.

clock September 19, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Financial

NRF Sees 5% Hike in Yule Sales

The National Retail Federation’s annual holiday forecast predicts overall retail sales increasing 5 percent this year to $457.4 billion.

clock September 19, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Mercedes-Benz Back in N.Y. Fashion

Olympus is out and Mercedes-Benz USA is in as the title sponsor of what appears to be IMG’s siteless New York Fashion Week.

clock September 19, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail Features

Fair Indigo Takes Multipronged Strategy

Former Lands’ End executives launched apparel firm Fair Indigo on Monday, with a multichannel strategy and a lofty goal of fair worker wages.

clock September 19, 2006Denise Power

Fashion Features

European Designers Blast Models-by-Weight

The organizer of Paris Fashion Week, Oct. 1 through 8, said Monday it has no plans, nor does it have authority, to enforce a ban on too-skinny models like the one in effect at Madrid’s government-subsidized runway shows this week.

clock September 19, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Big Brands Give Lift to Job Fair

With fashion week winding down last Friday, more than 800 people seeking jobs in the industry got down to business at WWD Fashion Career Expo.

clock September 19, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Japan Aims to Take Fashion Lead

Japan is committed to taking a more prominent role on the international fashion scene.

clock September 19, 2006Koji Hirano

Memo Pad: Tents Online … Reading — And Watching … Paging The Concorde

Both Style.com and New York’s nymag.com added a number of blogs, video diaries and special contributors to beef up fashion week coverage, but whose online investments paid off most?

clock September 19, 2006WWD Staff

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