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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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Retail

Retailers Conservative on Holiday Plans

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

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In Focus

Roger Federer on His New Nike Collab

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

The Last Queen

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Overview

Philanthropist, social doyenne, symbol of WASP aristocracy, Brooke Astor was a New York icon. And her longevity was as much a part of her immense legacy as anything.

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Financial

Security, Infrastructure Focus of New Legislation

Congress took several legislative steps to improve the nation’s complex and aging network of highways, railways and ports before it adjourned for the August recess, leaving retailers concerned about cost and implementation, but port authorities…

clock August 14, 2007Kristi Ellis

Financial

APL Introduces Suez Express Service

Ocean carrier APL is looking to the Suez Canal to provide alternatives to the congestion and continual threat of strikes at West Coast ports.

clock August 14, 2007Ross Tucker

Textiles

A Touch of Summer at N.Y. Print Shows

Exhibitors at last week’s Direction and Printsource textile design shows here found buyers breaking away from the traditional and on the hunt for seasonal favorites that had been updated with modern touches.

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Textiles

Honduras Facing Socks Tariff

Turning to the safeguard provision of the Central American Free Trade Agreement for the first time, the Bush administration will consider imposing tariffs on imports of socks from Honduras.

clock August 14, 2007Evan Clark

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Physicians Formula Posts Loss… Acqua di Parma for Men…

Physicians Formula Holdings Inc. experienced a net loss of $523,000, or 4 cents a diluted share, during the second quarter due to a noncash charge tied to after-tax, stock-based compensation and a onetime secondary equity rights offering.

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Financial

Market Continues to Weigh Liquidity Issues

Monday was a tough day to be trading stocks.

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Fashion Features

Crikey, Mate! Bindi Irwin To Launch Kids’ Apparel

Bindi Irwin may be best known for following in her late “Crocodile Hunter” father Steve Irwin’s footsteps as an environmental conservationist, but as it turns out, the eight-year-old is also a budding fashion entrepreneur.

clock August 14, 2007Julee Greenberg

Financial

Retail Sales Rise in July

July sales at apparel and accessories stores rose a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent versus June as department stores posted a 1.6 percent increase.

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Retail Features

Group Lobbies Against Garment District Rezoning

The Garment District is under attack, according to those who gathered on Wednesday to discuss Garment District Rezoning: The End of the Fashion Industry in New York?

clock August 14, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Nike’s Parker Nets $6.2M

Nike’s two highest-paid executives received compensation packages totaling more than $11 million in fiscal 2007.

clock August 14, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Chanel’s Beverly Hills Revamp

The Chanel boutique on Rodeo Drive will reopen on Wednesday after an eight-month renovation, revealing a feminine new design that pays tribute to the house’s legendary founder, Coco Chanel.

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Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Weekly Reader… Not In Vogue… Celebrity Journal…

News travels fast, and according to the first-half figures reported by Audit Bureau of Circulations, it seems both newsweeklies and celebrity weeklies are having trouble keeping up with the flow of information.

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Fashion Features

Macy’s Slates Distribution Center in Illinois

Seeking to get merchandise to stores and customers quicker, Macy’s Inc. will build a state-of-the-art distribution center in Minooka, Ill., approximately 50 miles southwest of Chicago.

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People

Michelle My Belle

Michelle Pfeiffer once credited Giorgio Armani, to whom she turned for every public appearance, with keeping her off the worst-dressed list.

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Fashion Features

Graceland

Loss is something Elvis Perkins is all too familiar with.

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Fashion Features

The Last Queen

Philanthropist, social doyenne, symbol of WASP aristocracy, Brooke Astor was a New York icon.

clock August 14, 2007Lorna Koski and Mort Sheinman

Fashion Features

A Controversy Goes Public

When Brooke Astor’s name flared into the headlines in July 2006, many people didn’t even realize the great lady was still alive.

clock August 14, 2007Mort Sheinman

Retail Features

Horsing Around

It was a long weekend for Elie Tahari, beginning on Saturday with a trip to the hospital.

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Fashion Features

J. Crew Line Goes Luxe

J. Crew is taking its fashion to the next level — luxury — with the J. Crew Collection.

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Fashion Features

Abercrombie in Deal for SoHo Space

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has signed a lease to open a 40,000-square-foot store at 600 Broadway between Houston and Prince Streets in SoHo, according to informed sources.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: ASDA Loses George Chief… Wage Woes for Arcadia… Taking China to the WTO…

Angela Spindler, managing director of the George line at Asda, Wal-Mart’s U.K. arm, has abruptly stepped down from her post and quit the company.

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