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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 11hMiles 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 18hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 8hAlexandra Steigrad

Pelosi’s Drive for Ports: Industry Foresees Chaos In 100% Screening Plan

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Overview

The Democrats and Nancy Pelosi have not even taken control of the House yet and already they've upset retailers and apparel importers

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Fashion Features

Pelosi’s Drive for Ports: Industry Foresees Chaos In 100% Screening Plan

Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will bring a bill requiring full screening of cargo containers at foreign ports to a vote next month.

clock December 15, 2006Kristi Ellis

Retail Features

Retailers Poised for Markdowns Heading Into Holiday Home Stretch

With two weekends left before Christmas, retailers are facing unusually warmer weather and consumers who are waiting for the big sale.

clock December 15, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Dash Inks License for Pro-Keds Line

Hip-hop mogul Damon Dash is adding another element to his expanding empire.

clock December 15, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Moss Said in Scent Deal

Kate Moss is said to have signed a fragrance licensing deal with Coty Inc., the beauty firm that already boasts a star-studded roster of celebrity fragrance brands.

clock December 15, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Valentino Fashion Group Names CEO

Stefano Sassi, most recently ceo of Marzotto, has been named ceo of sister firm Valentino Fashion Group and the fashion house Valentino.

clock December 15, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“The customer’s mind is still on personal acquisition as opposed to gift-giving, although the strength in the fragrance business would indicate otherwise.”

clock December 15, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Vera Wang Exiting Fine Jewelry?

Vera Wang is set to abandon the fine jewelry business even as gold, diamond and precious stone jewelry seem to be hot tickets this holiday season, industry sources said.

clock December 15, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

In Brief: Polo Promotion … Fortunoff Names Geraghty

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

clock December 15, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Space NK Eyes America

Nicky Kinnaird, the queen of British niche retailing, is betting that the trademark specialty apothecary approach of her Space NK beauty boutiques will play well in the much larger, more bruising U.S. arena.

clock December 15, 2006Pete Born

Fashion Features

Jean Paul Gaultier Goes All White

Jean Paul Gaultier is gender-bending and revisiting past icons again with his new fragrance, called Fleur du Male, bowing for spring.

clock December 15, 2006Jennifer Weil

Fashion Features

European Beauty Retailers Bullish on Season

The holiday shopping season has kicked off full of cheer, and European perfumeries expect to close 2006 with solid gains.

clock December 15, 2006Jennifer Weil

Fashion Features

Adding Up Beauty: Cosmeceuticals Reach the Mainstream

Beauty is on a repeat collision course with science.

clock December 15, 2006Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Health Clinics Seen Pressuring Beauty

The nation’s drugstores are in the midst of a major repositioning that could have a long-term impact on the beauty department.

clock December 15, 2006Faye Brookman

Fashion Features

CVS Puts Final Touches on Southern California Comeback

CVS’s prowess at digesting competitors’ stores is being put to the test in Southern California.

clock December 15, 2006Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Ultra Shaping Lower East Side Look

An uptown salon on the Lower East Side seems, at first, like a fish out of water.

clock December 15, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Nivea Says ‘Good-bye’ to Cellulite

Taking cues from its European business, Nivea aims to make a big splash in the U.S. market with five products designed to firm, tan and renew skin.

clock December 15, 2006Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Snippets: Alberto-Culver Plant … Cohen To Bond … Cooking Up A Storm …

The Alberto-Culver Co. plans to build a 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Jonesboro, Ark., that is slated to begin production by early 2008.

clock December 15, 2006WWD Staff

People

Piazza San Marco

Costumed revelers at Marc Jacobs’ annual holiday bash, which had a Venetian carnival theme this year, clearly took the theme to heart.

clock December 15, 2006WWD Staff

Newspapers’ Future: Think Like a Magazine

While it’s no news circulation is slipping at major metropolitan newspapers such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, observers are asking why these publications are continuing to raise ad rates as some subscribers…

clock December 15, 2006Amy Wicks

Memo Pad: Sickly E-Mail … Starry Eyes … Are Things OK? …

Note to media executives: upgrade your Norton AntiSpam software.

clock December 15, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Chase Begins for the Golden Globes

Designers know the drill, and immediately after nominations for the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced here Thursday, the fashion industry sprung to action.

clock December 15, 2006Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

TV’s ‘L Word’ Leads to New Fashion Collection

“L”elements of Style, a new limited-edition collection of apparel, handbags and jewelry, inspired by the women of the television show “The L Word,” will launch Jan. 3.

clock December 15, 2006Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

The Pacific Northwest: Luxury’s Next Frontier

Can Gucci play in the land of grunge?

clock December 15, 2006David Moin

Retail Features

East Side Boutiques Take Niche Approach

There’s a lot to be said for doing only one thing and doing it well.

clock December 15, 2006Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Well Suited

Graphic gurus Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak of Paris-based M/M are dabbling in men’s wear for Japanese concept store Adelaide.

clock December 15, 2006WWD Staff

Retail Features

Pringle Sets Site for N.Y. Flagship

Pringle is making inroads in the U.S. and Japan, and plans flagships in both countries.

clock December 15, 2006Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Rider of the WWII Storm

It seemed like a rural idyll.

clock December 15, 2006Lorna Koski

Fashion Features

LaChapelle’s Berlin

Photographer David LaChapelle swept into Berlin on a wave of New York glamour, complete with entourage, for two exhibits of his work in the German capital.

clock December 15, 2006Damien McGuinness

Retail Features

AmericasMart Apparel Shifts Dates for Upcoming Markets

AmericasMart Apparel is changing three of its 2007 market dates from the traditional Thursday to Sunday to Sunday to Wednesday.

clock December 15, 2006Georgia Lee

Financial

Rocawear Adds Two Execs

Charles Soriano and Michael Isaacman have joined Rocawear in two key executive posts.

clock December 15, 2006Julee Greenberg

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