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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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In Acquisition Mode: NRDC Buys Peter Som, Says More Deasl Ahead

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Overview

In a small deal presaging potential bigger developments, NRDC Equity Partners LLC has bought a majority stake in Peter Som Inc. and has high-end retail on its radar.

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Fashion Features

Aveda Goes for Green Backstage

Aveda sees backstage at New York Fashion Week as fertile ground for environmentalism.

clock September 7, 2007Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Malin + Goetz’s Retail Push

Hair, face and body care brand Malin + Goetz plans to unveil in October a newly expanded version of its namesake store in Chelsea here.

clock September 7, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Revamped Redken for Men Rolls Out

Redken has retrenched its Redken for Men line in an effort to better target guys’ hair care concerns.

clock September 7, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Beauty Behind the Scenes

Celebrity hijinks. Tearful scenes. Cameras everywhere.

clock September 7, 2007Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Soap & Glory Making U.S. Debut at Target

Soap & Glory has Target in its sights. The irreverent beauty brand introduced by Marcia Kilgore here last year makes its U.S. debut through the Target chain this week.

clock September 7, 2007Brid Costello

Beauty Features

A Second Act for Clarins’ Double Serum

Groupe Clarins is rejuvenating one of its antiaging stalwarts.

clock September 7, 2007Ellen Groves

Financial

Critical Mass: Former Revlon Exec Creates Firm to Reward Loyalty

Conventional wisdom is that loyalty programs can help lure shoppers not currently frequenting their respective stores.

clock September 7, 2007Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

Fekkai’s Penetration of California Kicks Off With New Melrose Salon

After 10 years on Rodeo Drive, Frederic Fekkai is adding his name to the vaunted Melrose Place roster.

clock September 7, 2007Rachel Brown

Beauty Features

Calidora Combines Technology With TLC in Skin Clinic Chain

With Botox and Restylane becoming mainstream, there’s a growing crop of clinic-specialty store hybrids that aim to lure those who’ve gone under the needle.

clock September 7, 2007Rachel Brown

Financial

Retailers Report August Sales Surprise

Despite a gloomy looking economic picture, retailers posted better-than-expected August same-store sales Thursday with results racing ahead of analyst estimates.

clock September 7, 2007Liza Casabona

People

Out and About

Fashion Week had an unusually civilized interruption on Thursday, when Donatella Versace hosted a ladies luncheon to launch her new Hit bag at her Fifth Avenue boutique.

clock September 7, 2007WWD Staff

Baggage Claim

Symbolic? Compelling? Emblematic? Tick. Functional? Tick again.

clock September 7, 2007Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Armani: No Plans to Retire

Giorgio Armani vision remains focused on making women look beautiful, not on the road to retirement recently chosen by Valentino.

clock September 7, 2007Rusty Williamson

Financial

Kellwood Posts Loss, Outlines Reorganization

Coming off a second-quarter loss, the company laid out plans to streamline its women’s sportswear business and restructure its executive suite.

clock September 7, 2007Whitney Beckett and Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Financial

In Brief: Wet Seal Picks CEO… Movado Net Ticks Up…

Wet Seal Inc. has tapped Edmond Thomas to lead its turnaround effort.

clock September 7, 2007WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Arden’s Antiaging Plans

Elizabeth Arden plans to lay a foundation for younger skin by leveraging the power of two of its proven antiaging franchises.

clock September 7, 2007Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

A Model Idea: Catwalkers to Launch Hair Care With Toni & Guy

Hair care has jumped into the fame game.

clock September 7, 2007Brid Costello and Lucie Greene

Fashion Features

William Lauder On the Issues

William P. Lauder appeared as part of a Newsmaker Forum of the Cosmetic Executive Women Wednesday evening in a freewheeling question-and-answer session centering on brand building and distribution strategy.

clock September 7, 2007Pete Born

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Balancing Act… Stand Tall… Here’s Looking at YouTube…

Given that it occurred during fashion week, the party for Nina Garcia’s “The Little Black Book of Style” by necessity involved multitasking for all.

clock September 7, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Quiksilver to Launch Young Contemporary Line

Roxy, Quiksilver’s surf-inspired junior brand that racked up $647 million in sales last year, is getting a big sister.

clock September 7, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Luxe Makeover: Natick Collection Eyes Boston Shoppers

Birch trees are a major decorative element at the new Natick Collection luxury mall that opens here today, but this woodsy-themed shopping center is taking aim at the big city nearby.

clock September 7, 2007Katherine Bowers

Fashion Features

Feminine Mystique

How do you define graceful glamour? For New York designers, the look takes on many forms – from pretty florals to Hepburn-esque trousers to all-out sexy gowns.

clock September 7, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Seen but Not Heard… Too Many Cooks… Hatcher in the House…

The security guard proved to be right on target when he said that Demi Moore and Hilary Swank “don’t want nothing to do with” the camera crews at the Miss Sixty show.

clock September 7, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Girls About Town

Whether ladylike or tough, decorated or sleek, one thing’s for sure — these looks are made for cool girls everywhere.

clock September 7, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

In Acquisition Mode: NRDC Buys Peter Som, Says More Deals Ahead

In a small deal presaging potentially bigger developments, NRDC Equity Partners LLC has bought a majority stake in Peter Som Inc. and has high-end retail on…

clock September 7, 2007David Moin

Fashion Features

Kramer Tapped for Miele Label

Alex Kramer’s front-row perch at Carlos Miele’s New York Fashion Week show on Thursday was not merely a social call.

clock September 7, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

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