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Retail

Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

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

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Eye

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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In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Fashion Brands Use Scarcity as Strategy With Limited Editions

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Overview

Can fashion be collected with the fervor of fine art? Judging from the ongoing success of the booming limited edition business, it would seem so.

From This Issue

Fashion Features

Bottoms Up

Pants, Skirts and Shorts Go Shorter for Summer 2006.

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Fashion Features

Adult Education

Laundry 101.

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Fashion Features

Market Basket: Fashion Foursome…

To try to drum up interest in Manhattan’s northernmost shopping area, four Harlem-based fashion resources are teaming up to stage an Aug. 16 runway show at the River Room of Harlem.

clock August 7, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Quest Deal Weighs on Givaudan’s Net Profit in 1st Half… Men’s Line Heads to Stores…

For the first half of 2007, Givaudan posted a net profit of 86 million Swiss francs, or $70 million at average exchange, down 67.7 percent over the same period in 2006. This was primarily due to the integration of Quest International.

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Textiles

pH Balance

Today through Aug. 9, the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan is playing host to the twin textile-design exhibitions Printsource and Direction.

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Textiles

Some Brands Balk at Invista’s XFit Fee Plan

Premium denim brands have given Invista high marks for the performance of its XFit Lycra spandex stretch technology, but some are less enthused about the company’s decision to charge a licensing fee to use it.

clock August 7, 2007Ross Tucker

Textiles

China Quota Call Shakes Up Global Wool Industry

The Chinese government’s announcement that the country’s wool quota for the year had been filled has taken the global wool industry by surprise and raised concerns there could be sharp increases in tariffs on its raw wool imports.

clock August 7, 2007Ross Tucker and Patty Huntington

Textiles

Congress Puts China Currency Bills in Play

The Democratic-controlled Congress, intent on recasting the trade agenda, headed into a monthlong recess last week after setting measures in motion that could set punitive tariffs on Chinese imports if the country doesn’t revalue its currency.

clock August 7, 2007Kristi Ellis

People

Will & Grace

In her breakout film “Maria Full of Grace,” she played a pregnant teenage drug mule, followed two years later by “Fast Food Nation,” in which she was a Mexican immigrant trying to make ends meet in a filthy meat factory.

clock August 7, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

People

Eye Scoop: Shore Thing…

A shimmering Lake Tahoe and towering Sierras provided an entrancing backdrop on Saturday for The League to Save Lake Tahoe’s annual benefit, sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Royal Cruises

Even the littlest princesses need a break, so this summer European royals of all ages are deserting stuffy palaces for posh beachside resorts.

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Financial

Retail Issues Rebound

Retail shares bounced back Monday in intraday trading after the S&P Retail Index fell to its lowest point in nearly 11 months, then rallied to close up 2.2 percent to 478.89.

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Financial

Karyn Fenn Resigns Topshop Post

Karyn Fenn, joint managing director of Topshop and part of the team that replaced Jane Shepherdson, has resigned. She will remain in her post until January, a Topshop statement said Monday.

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Financial

Hunters and Gatherers

Women shop, men buy; and why.

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Fashion Features

Bottoms Up

Pants, Skirts and Shorts Go Shorter for Summer 2006.

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Fashion Features

Bottoms Up

Pants, Skirts and Shorts Go Shorter for Summer 2006.

clock August 30, 2007WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Fashion’s Red Carpet Ride

Under the Celebrity Influence.

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Fashion Features

Brazil Brands Reach Out

In Brazil, where fashion labels are generally content to serve the domestic market and rarely seek foreign footholds, a couple of brands are getting aggressive about breaking out.

clock August 7, 2007Michael Kepp

Fashion Features

Fashion Brands Use Scarcity as Strategy With Limited Editions

Can fashion be collected with the fervor of fine art?

clock August 7, 2007Robert Murphy

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Champagne Wishes… Missoni’s New Man… Chanel Gallery…

Neiman Marcus is celebrating its 100th anniversary this fall, and has arranged for dozens of its best vendors to provide special merchandise for the occasion.

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