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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 9hDavid 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 3hMiles 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.

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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

Charting Next Move: Gap Board Said to Meet as Sale Talk Swirls

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Overview

Amid a whirlwind of speculation about what will happen at Gap. Inc., from asset sales to going private to executive departures, two things are certain — there is no easy fix and it won't be an easy business to sell.

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Financial

Charting Next Move: Gap Board Said to Meet as Sale Talk Swirls

Market experts concur that Gap won’t be easy to fix, nor will it be easy to sell.

clock January 10, 2007David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad: Seeking The Crown

The annual Conde Nast publishers’ meeting in Naples, Fla., is only three weeks away, so naturally speculation is rampant over who might take home the Publisher of the Year prize.

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Fashion Features

NYPD Hits Counterfeiting Jackpot

Score one for the good guys.

clock January 10, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

John Varvatos Taps President

John Varvatos has found a new president.

clock January 10, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Avon Sets Plan for New Distribution Center

Avon Products Inc. will charge into the next phase of its multiyear turnaround program by restructuring its U.S. distribution network.

clock January 10, 2007Molly Prior

Fashion Features

In Brief: Libertine Case … New Doneger Division … Nike Taps O’Neill

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

clock January 10, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Lancome’s Latest Fan: Clive Owen

Actor Clive Owen has signed on to become the face of L’Oreal’s Lancome Men and Hypnose Homme.

clock January 10, 2007Jennifer Weil

Retail Features

Dolce & Gabbana to Redesign New York Flagship as Separate Units

Dolce & Gabbana will close its 8,000-square-foot flagship at 825 Madison Avenue on Jan. 19 for a six-month expansion and renovation.

clock January 10, 2007Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Buyers on the Upswing at FAME and Moda

Buyers shopped at the Moda and FAME trade shows with slightly higher open-to-buys seeking dresses and novelty pieces.

clock January 10, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Newly Acquired CJ Apparel Shuffles Management Team

After acquiring Apparel Holdings Group last week, Hilco Consumer Capital LLC, based in Toronto, is shaking up management.

clock January 10, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Lapo Elkann’s ‘Independent’ View

As Lapo Elkann was recovering from a near-lethal cocaine overdose about a year ago, the subsequent media assault forced him to do some deep soul-searching.

clock January 10, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Import Battle Lines Set as House Passes Cargo Screening Bill

Apparel importers were gearing up to make the case against a mandate to screen all U.S.-bound cargo containers at foreign ports as the House passed a national security bill Tuesday night.

clock January 10, 2007Kristi Ellis

Technology

Designs on Good Deeds Earn WWD Awards

Collaboration emerged as a central theme among the 2006 winners of the WWD Exec Tech Community Service Awards.

clock January 10, 2007Denise Power and Cate T. Corcoran

Technology

Bits & Bytes

Members of online community ShareYourLook can browse the site to see what people are wearing all over the world by searching on a tag such as “leggings” or viewing randomly generated groups of photos from the site on a page called “The Wall.”

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Technology

Web New Route for Young Designers

For a young designer just starting out, the Web can be the perfect stepping stone from nothing to something.

clock January 10, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

Fashion Features

Hollywood’s Battle of the Baubles

The awards-season red carpet has become a corporate battleground for jewelry companies jostling for brand recognition by enticing stars to wear their gems.

clock January 10, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obituary: Earle K. Angstadt Jr., 80, Led A&F, McCall Pattern

Earle K. Angstadt Jr., a former president and chairman of Abercrombie & Fitch, died Sunday in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 80.

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Fashion Features

The Rap on Coolio’s New Collection

While most celebrities entering fashion at least attempt to come up with a pseudo-psychological design philosophy, rapper Coolio is unapologetically honest about his overtly chauvinistic design aesthetic.

clock January 10, 2007Amanda Kaiser

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