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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at 92

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

clock 2hMiles Socha

Retail

Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

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

clock 13hDavid 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 8hMiles Socha

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

The Kellwood Shakeout: Search Said to Be On For New CEO at Vendor

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Overview

Another major vendor might be in line for a management change. According to sources, Sun Capital Securities Group LLC, has hired Russel Reynolds Associates Inc. to search for a replacement for Kellwood chairman, ceo and president Robert C. Skinner Jr.

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Merchandising

Retailer Puts Faith in Single-Minded Strategy

Heather Rifkin isn’t the dress type.

clock May 8, 2008Rebecca Kleinman

Fashion Features

Guez Returns With Aspirational Dylan George

Danny Guez is diving back into denim with a new label, Dylan George, targeting upwardly mobile women and men between the ages of 24 and 42 who have lots of disposable income.

clock May 8, 2008WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

Habitual Changes Hands

Premium denim label Habitual has a new owner.

clock May 8, 2008Ross Tucker

People

Eye: The Morning After

Her flight from New York after the Met gala was canceled and rerouted through Miami, and her luggage got lost, but Stella McCartney didn’t let travel…

clock May 8, 2008WWD Staff

Lifestyle

The Suite Life

The top 10 luxury hotel brands ranked by high-net-worth female consumers.

clock May 8, 2008Cecily Hall

Human Resources

The Kellwood Shakeout: Search Said to Be On For New CEO at Vendor

Another major vendor might be in line for a management change.

clock May 8, 2008Lisa Lockwood

Handbags

Karl Bags It

Consider the newly launched Karl Lagerfeld line of handbags and luggage an homage to the master himself.

clock May 8, 2008Sarah Haight

Design

Rucci Among Design Winners

Ralph Rucci, Pentagram’s Michael Bierut, architect Tom Kundig, longtime Sears Roebuck designer Charles Harrison and Google will be among the recipients of…

clock May 8, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Isabella Fiore Sold

Handbag firm Isabella Fiore has been acquired by Fab Starpoint, an 11-year-old accessories company specializing in licensed kids’ accessories, for an undisclosed sum.

clock May 8, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Telling All — At Least About The Face… Rising Son…

Plastic surgery may be a well-trod topic in women’s magazines, but that doesn’t mean their editors are volunteering how much of it they’ve had.

clock May 8, 2008Katya Foreman and Irin Carmon and Stephanie D. Smith

Financial

Burani Acquires Mandarina Duck

What’s up, Duck? Quite a lot.

clock May 8, 2008Andrew Roberts and Chiara Hughes

Fashion Features

Young Designers Impress in Hyeres

Underlining its status as an international launchpad for new talent, 400+ industry professionals were at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography.

clock May 8, 2008Ellen Groves

Design

Armani Unveils Hotel Designs

Giorgio Armani and Emaar Properties have provided a preview of what the first Armani hotel will look like.

clock May 8, 2008Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Letter From Portland: A Northwest Passage

The City of Roses in northwest Oregon may be known for rainy weather, but even on the wettest days, few people here use umbrellas.

clock May 8, 2008Joanna Ramey

Retail Features

Portland: Store Scene

Portland may practice eco-friendly policies such as promoting sustainable construction and open space urban planning, but that’s not shopping retail.

clock May 8, 2008Joanna Ramey

Lifestyle

Portland: Vital Stats

City population… Metro area population… Average private industry wage…

clock May 8, 2008Joanna Ramey

Merchandising

Merchants Scour Shows for Holiday Hits

It’s only May, but at this season’s Intermezzo and Designers & Agents trade shows, the holidays were in the air.

clock May 8, 2008Julee Kaplan

Specialty Stores

Johnny Brings Cupcakes to Los Angeles

A new kind of cake is coming to Los Angeles next month: the T-shirt line Johnny Cupcakes.

clock May 8, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Trends

Gentle Persuasion

Dressed up doesn’t have to mean fussy. This fall, junior designers are keeping things easy and cool with feminine frocks in muted plaids and bold prints.

clock May 8, 2008Leila Baboi

Financial

Hermes Sales Forge Ahead 13.4 Percent

Proving itself a luxury thoroughbred, Herm??s International said Wednesday that sales raced ahead 13.4 percent in the first quarter to 415.1 million euros,…

clock May 8, 2008Miles Socha

Financial

Marketing Costs Hit Puma Net

German sporting goods and apparel retailer Puma AG saw its first-quarter net earnings slide nearly 7 percent due to high marketing and retail investments.

clock May 8, 2008Ellen Groves

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: More Than A Ring… Hammer Time…

Eli Manning and the New York Giants may have won Super Bowl XLII in February, but they’re still not sporting their championship rings.

clock May 8, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Henkel Beauty Division Sees 8 Percent Net Gain

The cosmetics and toiletries division of the Henkel Group boosted first-quarter operating earnings by 8 percent, or 13.4 percent on a currency adjusted…

clock May 8, 2008Melissa Drier

Legal

In Brief: Dow Drops… Another Escada Bidder…

Stocks fell sharply Wednesday as oil prices soared and investors anticipated mediocre same-store sales results, which are released today.

clock May 8, 2008WWD Staff

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