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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.

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

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

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Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

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Mickey’s Manifesto: J. Crew CEO Preaches “A Trade Up to Quality”

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Overview

Millard "Mickey" Drexler isn't out to completely redefine the designer business. He's just out to capture more and more of those customers.

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Financial

Web, Women’s Lead Nordstrom Growth

Nordstrom’s Web site has emerged as the chain’s “biggest door” and largest growth initiative, while the main merchandise opportunity is in women’s.

clock March 14, 2007David Moin

Financial

American Eagle Doles Out Bonuses

Teen retailer American Eagle Outfitters granted top executives bonuses and long-term incentives worth more than $7.4 million for meeting the company’s financial goals for 2006, according to a filing Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

clock March 14, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Roswell Brayton Jr., 55, Woolrich Chief Executive

Roswell Brayton Jr., president and chief executive officer of Woolrich Inc., who repositioned the 177-year-old apparel company as a lifestyle brand, died…

clock March 14, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Sarah Jessica Parker Does Affordable Fashion

Sarah Jessica Parker is the latest celebrity to be bitten by the fashion bug.

clock March 14, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Beauty Beat: Revlon Posts $5.5M Loss in 4th Qtr… Inter Parfums Net Up

Revlon has returned the focus to its marquee brand, but the beauty firm continued to deal with the fallout from a tough 2006.

clock March 14, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief

The Senate voted 60 to 38 Tuesday for a national security bill that would set timetables and benchmarks for 100 percent scanning of all U.S.-bound cargo containers at foreign ports, but provided a waiver for the Secretary of Homeland Security if the…

clock March 14, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Loews Escapes Uniformity With Style

“Less is more,” Tisch said, describing his taste for “looking classy with not a lot of frills.”

clock March 14, 2007Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Designers to Watch in Los Angeles

The designers showing during fashion week have backgrounds as varied as their points of view.

clock March 14, 2007Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Back to Downtown: Runway Branches Out

Fashion week is branching out from Culver City and returning to its roots in the downtown garment district here during the three days before Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios.

clock March 14, 2007Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

L.A. Fashion Week Calendar

8 p.m.: Bebe Sport and Eva Longoria party, Skybar at Mondrian Hotel, 8440 Sunset Boulevard

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Fashion Features

Ellesse Resurrects Ski Collection

Ellesse is returning to its ski-bunny beginnings. After more than a decade off the slopes, the Italian activewear company is launching a full performance ski collection for fall 2007.

clock March 14, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Adidas by Stella McCartney Adds Dance

Adidas by Stella McCartney is feeling the rhythm, adding dance apparel and footwear for fall 2007.

clock March 14, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Bill Blass Hits Home With License

Bill Blass is headed home. The house, which recently added a fragrance to its designer options, is moving from runway to home at the end of this year.

clock March 14, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Better Knits Embrace Novelty for Fall

Forget the understated sophistication of the last few seasons – novelty is back in the better knit department.

clock March 14, 2007Whitney Beckett

Textiles

Better Knit Trends

Knitwear will be overflowing with patterns, distinct shapes, unusual gauges and embellishment for fall. Here, the key looks:

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Textiles

Fitlogic Aims To Provide Universal Fit

Cricket Lee wants to spare women from ever trying on a pair of pants in a dressing room again.

clock March 14, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Mickey’s Manifesto: J. Crew CEO Preaches “A Trade Up to Quality”

Millard “Mickey” Drexler isn’t out to completely redefine the designer business. He’s just out to capture more and more of those customers.

clock March 14, 2007David Moin

Financial

Retail Sales Drop in Feb., Lenders Weigh on Stocks

February sales fell at specialty and department stores compared with the previous month, contributing to a sell-off on Wall Street Tuesday that wiped out three days of gains.

clock March 14, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Sen. Kennedy Blasts Raid As Immigrant Workers Held

A Department of Homeland Security raid at a Massachusetts leather goods company that resulted in the detainment of hundreds of immigrant workers has drawn fire from Sen. Edward Kennedy (D., Mass.).

clock March 14, 2007Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Twice As Nice… Honoring Arnault… Green’s Getaway

Forget the pearl earring: Scarlett Johansson is a girl becoming synonymous with Louis Vuitton handbags. The actress, who appears in the French brand’s current campaign, will do an encore in the forthcoming fall-winter spots as well.

clock March 14, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Humane Society Seeks Fur Investigation

The Humane Society petitioned the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday to investigate and enforce alleged violations of the Fur Products Labeling Act by 14 retailers and brands, including Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Michael Kors and Andrew Marc.

clock March 14, 2007Evan Clark

Retail Features

Gucci Opens in Mexico City

Gucci will open a two-story, 4,844-square-foot flagship on Presidente Mazaryk Street in Mexico City today, joining luxury retailers such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Chanel, Tiffany & Co. and Cartier in the tony neighborhood of Polanco.

clock March 14, 2007Sharon Edelson

Memo Pad: Snatch And Go… No Reign In Spain

Mary Berner has poached her first lieutenant from her old stomping grounds at Conde Nast to join her at Reader’s Digest – Suzanne Grimes, senior vice president of Conde Nast Media Group.

clock March 14, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Designer Cheer

If Monday night’s warm-up to the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s annual awards ceremony was any indication, this year’s shindig will be one for the scrapbook.

clock March 14, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

West Side Stories

Strong women, from Harriet Quimby to Victoria Beckham and the Queen of Hearts, have inspired some of L.A.’s most intriguing fall collections.

clock March 14, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

More Bright Ideas

“The bold, graphic and modern look of the Op Art and Pop Art movements as embodied by the work of Victor Vasarely.” – Sue Wong

clock March 14, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Imitation of Christ

After launching Imitation of Christ in Los Angeles seven years ago, Tara Subkoff, who splits her time between the West Coast and New York, is back with a new look at a higher price point.

clock March 14, 2007Marcy Medina

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