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Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

clock 4hMiles Socha

Business

Prada Profits Slump 25% in H1

Revenues dropped 15 percent, despite the "first signs of improving trends in mainland China.”

clock 4hGordon Sirlisi

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 14hRachel Strugatz

Retailing’s Online Race: Federated Ups the Ante With $1B Sales Target

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Overview

Trying to narrow the gap with rivals such as J.C. Penney, Federated Department Stores Inc. is spending another $100 million to beef up Internet operations and crack $1 billion in direct-to-consumer sales by next year.

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Financial

Reebok Files Suit Versus Nike Alleging Patent Infringement

Reebok International Ltd., a subsidiary of Adidas International, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nike over alleged infringement of its collapsible shoe technology.

clock April 5, 2007Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

Boselli Reelected to Head Camera

Members of the Italian chamber of fashion have unanimously reelected Mario Boselli president of the association for the next three years, his third term in the post.

clock April 5, 2007Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Brand Power

The top 12 most searched-for apparel brands online in February.

clock April 5, 2007Cecily Hall

Fashion Features

Arizona Art at DIFFA

Denim reached artistic heights and stratospheric prices at DIFFA Dallas’ annual benefit extravaganza Saturday night.

clock April 5, 2007Holly Haber

Fashion Features

A Scandinavian Blends Italy and Japan in J. Dauphin

Swedish designer Johanna Dauphin is working up a formula for the perfect fit, blending Italy’s finest fabrics and high-quality Japanese twills with her clean-cut Scandinavian style.

clock April 5, 2007Emilie Marsh

Fashion Features

Superfine Expands Into Men’s Wear, Accessories

Superfine, the British denim brand, is diversifying so it can dress its customers from head to toe.

clock April 5, 2007Lucie Greene

Financial

Looks Matter: Wal-Mart Hopes Facelift Boosts Profits

Heavy customer use has taken a toll on the four-year-old Wal-Mart in Crenshaw, Calif., a suburb in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley.

clock April 5, 2007Katherine Bowers

People

Brava Tutti

Some might lament the arrival of a 40th birthday, but not the Metropolitan Opera. On Tuesday night, the venerable institution threw itself a swank million-dollar bash celebrating four decades at its Lincoln Center home.

clock April 5, 2007WWD Staff

People

Top Design

“We had an Extreme Bar Makeover,” says Mark Grossich, standing proudly in the middle of his latest project – the newly renovated Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Terminal.

clock April 5, 2007Emily Holt

The Inside Man

“Pain, pain, pain, curtain call,” deadpans Jeff Daniels of his latest theater experience.

clock April 5, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

Fashion Features

Hip-Hop’s Fashion Evolution

Hip-hop fashion has grown up. Inspired by the vibe of the streets, so-called urbanwear is veering away from logos and celebrity names.

clock April 5, 2007Julee Greenberg

Financial

Beauty Beat: Quest Buoys Sales at Givaudan… Clarins, Self Team For “Challenge”… L’Oreal Honors “Women Of Worth”

Boosted by its acquisition of Quest, fragrance and flavors supplier Givaudan announced first-quarter sales of 890 million Swiss francs, or $722 million at…

clock April 5, 2007WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Made Men… Waiting Time… Stitching Up

Does a scattershot list of gay Timesmen a mafia make? According to Out magazine’s media-heavy Power 50 list, which ranked several New York Times reporters a collective seventh on the list, it does, even if many of its made men don’t actually know…

clock April 5, 2007WWD Staff

Living Dolls

The Botticelli-esque piano chanteuse is back, this time with a bevy of fashion-forward alter egos. They’re known as the American Doll Posse – Santa, Clyde, Isabel, Pip and, of course, Tori – and they’re a force to be reckoned with.

clock April 5, 2007Tara Bonet-Black

Retail Features

In Brief: Dior Ouster In Japan… Belk Net Climbs

Citing its zero-tolerance policy for substance use, Christian Dior said Wednesday that it immediately fired an executive in Japan who was arrested this week for alleged drug possession and importing.

clock April 5, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Retailing’s Online Race: Federated Ups the Ante With $1B Sales Target

Federated Department Stores Inc. is spending another $100 million to beef up Internet operations and crack $1 billion in direct-to-consumer sales by next year.

clock April 5, 2007David Moin

Financial

Analysts Handicap the Future of Jones

Speculation swirled around the future of Jones Apparel Group after the disclosure that president and chief executive officer Peter Boneparth’s contract will not be extended beyond March 31, 2009.

clock April 5, 2007Vicki M. Young

Retail Features

Iris’ First U.S. Store Set for New York

The Meatpacking District is luring yet another international brand.

clock April 5, 2007Sharon Edelson

Financial

Italy’s Gruppo Coin Turns Profit in 2006

Gruppo Coin SpA, which bills itself as Italy’s largest clothing retailer, swung into profitability last year after seven years of losses.

clock April 5, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Kelly Gray to Launch Women’s Line

Kelly Gray is taking the next step in her double life.

clock April 5, 2007Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Calvin In Japan… Bergdorf Bling

A desolate West Side warehouse turns into a hot lounge for a night, or a rave is thrown atop 7 World Trade Center: A Calvin Klein party is never just another soiree.

clock April 5, 2007WWD Staff

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