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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 8hDavid 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 2hMiles 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 10hVicki M. Young

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Highest-Paid Vendors: Ralph Lauren Is No.1, Earning $25.9M in ’06

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Overview

Ralph Lauren is tops once again. The chairman and chief executive office of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. ranked as the highest-paid executive of an American vendor in 2006, with a $25.9M pay package. He topped the list for the third year in a row.

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Fashion Features

Sean John Gives Women’s Wear Another Try

Sean “Diddy” Combs isn’t giving up on women. The hip-hop mogul is in the news for his personal drama with ex-girlfriend Kim Porter, and his company Sean John has had difficulties in women’s apparel in the past.

clock August 2, 2007Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Express Turns to Web For Fall Style Search

Express wants to energize the back-to-school denim rush by offering customers the chance to become professional stylists for a day.

clock August 2, 2007Ross Tucker

Retail Features

Denim Dish: Farmer Jeans Plants First Retail Seed in Los Angeles

When denim company Farmer Jeans went hunting for space in Los Angeles to open its first store, the company veered away from the city’s tony Westside areas where premium denim companies such as Paige Premium Denim and AG Adriano Goldschmied launched…

clock August 2, 2007Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Pucci, Seven For All Mankind Partner

When a fashion brand like Emilio Pucci joins forces with premium denim maker Seven For All Mankind, a crystal ball probably isn’t needed to guess the outcome — colored jeans.

clock August 2, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Sizing Up Swim

Sensing a mounting demand for D-cup swimwear, Raj Manufacturing last year retooled its Next by Athena brand to offer up to a D cup in lingerie-style sizing.

clock August 2, 2007Rachel Brown

People

Speech Therapy

It wouldn’t be unreasonable to think director-writer Jeffrey Blitz suffers from some kind of verbal fixation.

clock August 2, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

People

Leg Work

New York Fashion Week is still over a month away, but catwalk favorite Hana Soukupova has been putting her endless gams on overdrive this summer.

clock August 2, 2007WWD Staff

Retail Features

Sweet Smell of Success

Young Hollywood has developed a thing for a certain white powder, though this time it’s not the sort landing starlets on tabloid covers and in court.

clock August 2, 2007Emili Vesilind

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Avon Names Witherspoon Spokeswoman… Inter Parfums SA Buys Lanvin Division… True Religion to Expand Into Scents

Reese Witherspoon is going global with Avon Products Inc.

clock August 2, 2007Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Subkoff Plans to Sell Imitation of Christ

Imitation of Christ founder Tara Subkoff is seeking to sell the label to pair the manufacturing, advertising and distribution expertise of a strategic partner with her design talents.

clock August 2, 2007Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Burberry Exec Tapped To Lead Georg Jensen

Ulrik Garde Due, a senior vice president at Burberry Ltd., has been named as chief executive officer of Georg Jensen and will take up his post Nov. 1.

clock August 2, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

In Brief: New Trade Bill… Global Brands Group Hire… A Sweet Move…

Sens. Max Baucus (D., Mont.) and Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) introduced an omnibus bill Wednesday designed to strengthen U.S. enforcement of trade agreements and use of domestic trade remedy laws.

clock August 2, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Emporio Armani to Launch E-commerce Site in U.S.

Giorgio Armani is known to be tireless and hands-on about building his business. However, there is one store opening the designer will have to miss — the reproduction of his Via Manzoni megastore in Second Life.

clock August 2, 2007Luisa Zargani

Financial

Jones Apparel Posts $47.1M Loss in Qtr.

Jones Apparel Group said its board agreed that Fast Retailing Co. Ltd.’s $900 million cash offer for Barneys New York was superior to a previously accepted bid from Dubai-based Istithmar.

clock August 2, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Dressing Like J.Lo… Working The Mall…

Many a fan would love to spend a day in Jennifer Lopez’s shoes, let alone her dress or her jewelry.

clock August 2, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Boys’ Club

Top vendor executives ranked by the values of their annual compensation packages in 2006.

clock August 2, 2007Cecily Hall and Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Highest-Paid Vendors: Ralph Lauren Is No. 1, Earning $25.9M in ’06.

Ralph Lauren is tops once again.

clock August 2, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Building Trust… Camera Ready… Growing but Shrinking…

Maybe all the celebrities were taken for Conde Nast’s “Point of Passion” campaign.

clock August 2, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Bill Blass in Deal to Do Fur

Peter Som, newly minted creative director of women’s at Bill Blass, already has another category to sink his teeth into.

clock August 2, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

G-III Apparel Adds Ellen Tracy License

Seeking to expand a portfolio that includes Guess, Cole Haan and Kenneth Cole, G-III Apparel Group Ltd. has signed a licensing deal with bridge brand Ellen Tracy to produce women’s suits and dresses.

clock August 2, 2007Molly Fergus

Fashion Features

Mommy and Me

In what is proving to be a fun niche in the swim industry, more designers are fashioning mother-daughter swimwear, tapping into what they say is a trend that had its genesis in street clothes and T-shirts, but has since overlapped into all categories.

clock August 2, 2007Kavita Daswani

Textiles

Senate Committee Passes Bill Targeting China Manipulation

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would pressure China to raise the value of its currency by giving the Treasury Department more leeway in finding China guilty of currency manipulation.

clock August 2, 2007Kristi Ellis

Financial

Urban Brands Taps New President

Urban Brands Inc. on Wednesday named Steve Newman, former president of Brooks Brothers and Eddie Bauer, to be president of the women’s specialty apparel chain.

clock August 2, 2007Molly Fergus

Fashion Features

Earnest’s Perennial Pop-up

A pop-up store is, by its very nature, temporary. Earnest Sewn, however, has made the transitory concept a permanent feature of its An Earnest Cut & Sew store at 821 Washington Street in the Meatpacking District.

clock August 2, 2007Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Lane Crawford Expanding in China

Hong Kong retailer Lane Crawford is charging into Mainland China.

clock August 2, 2007Robert Murphy

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