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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.

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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

China Pressure Cooker: Ethical Questions Grow Over Low-Cost Sourcing

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Overview

Low prices are coming at a cost that consumers and fashion companies can no longer ignore.

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Fashion Features

J’aime Collection Courts Wider Audience

Jaime Pressly is on a roll with an Emmy, a baby and now a lifestyle fashion collection launching for spring.

clock October 2, 2007Rusty Williamson

Fashion Features

La Vie Boho

Call it hippie minus the dippy. A lightly bohemian style, seen in everything from fringed scarves to tribal embellishments, made its presence felt on the Paris runways.

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Fashion Features

More From the Shows…

Robert Normand’s sun-kissed beachy collection offered floor-sweeping T-shirt dresses splashed with floral prints and colorful abstracts, plus bubble-shaped batik minis that were charming.

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Fashion Features

Eco-Friendly Fabrics Fetch Premiums at Premiere Vision

Visitors to the eco-friendly section of Première Vision applauded the diversity of fibers on offer, as well as the wide range of ultralightweight fabrics.

clock October 2, 2007Katya Foreman

People

Foreign Affairs

Even the most evolved men sometimes have a hard time dealing with their wives’ success.

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People

Eye Scoop

Some actors figure out their characters through the accent. Others do it through their backstory.

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People

Piano Man

Stricken with a series of hand injuries that left him unable to perform and sometimes unable to play a single note on the piano, Murray Perahia worried a few years ago that his musical career might come to an end.

clock October 2, 2007Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

YSL Exhibits Past Creations for Stage, Screen

Everyone knows fashion is theater. But what happens when theater becomes fashion?

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Too Faced Returns Lipstick to Lineup… Changes at Hermes…

Too Faced co-founder Jerrod Blandino believes women are beginning to opt for a bolder lip — whether shiny or matte.

clock October 2, 2007Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Leda Pucci, Mannequin Manufacturer, 87

Leda “Lee” Pucci, who with her late husband Nicholas founded the Pucci Manikin Co. in the basement of their Mount Vernon, N.Y., home in the Fifties, died of…

clock October 2, 2007David Moin

Fashion Features

Asics Chairman Kihachiro Onitsuka, 89

Kihachiro Onitsuka, chairman of Asics Corp., a leading footwear and activewear company, died of heart failure in a hospital in Kobe, Japan, on Saturday. He…

clock October 2, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

China Pressure Cooker: Ethical Questions Grow Over Low-Cost Sourcing

Low prices are coming at a cost that consumers and fashion companies can no longer ignore.

clock October 2, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Labor Shortages Push Wages Up

After nearly two decades of stagnant wages and poor labor conditions, China’s manufacturing workers have started demanding higher salaries, pushing up the price of production nationwide.

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Memo Pad

Memo Pad: French Letter Day… Oldies But Goodies… Net Moves…

Jonathan Newhouse, chairman of Conde Nast International, is to receive an award of merit from the French government and will be pinned as an Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters during a ceremony in Paris on Jan. 16.

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Ralph Lauren Honored For Cancer Care Center

At Ralph Lauren’s 40th anniversary show and black-tie dinner here last month, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that if asked for a great New Yorker, central casting would send the designer.

clock October 2, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Karl Lagerfeld Entering Eyewear

Glasses are as much a part of Karl Lagerfeld’s image as white shirts and slim-fitting suits.

clock October 2, 2007Caroline Tell

Fashion Features

Donna Widens Scope of Urban Zen Brand

Donna Karan has turned to fashion to further her humanitarian efforts.

clock October 2, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Tailor Made… Screen Saver… Time and Space…

Hedi Slimane has been replaced by none other than Karl Lagerfeld — as the photographer of the Dior Homme campaign.

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Financial

Giorgio Armani’s Big Payday

It’s a $346.5 million payday for Giorgio Armani.

clock October 2, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Young Leaves Donna Karan

Bonnie Young, senior creative director for Donna Karan Collection, has left the company to focus exclusively on her namesake children’s wear label.

clock October 2, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Retail Stocks Get Bump as Dow Sets Mark

Wall Street rallied to a record high Monday amid speculation that the subprime mortgage crisis has bottomed out, and apparel retail stocks benefited.

clock October 2, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Financial

In Brief: United Retail Waits No More… Oldies But Goodies…

Although the latest handbags from Prada, Gucci and Bottega Veneta are coveted, their vintage counterparts are rare.

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