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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.

clock 11hDavid Moin

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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Retail

Aéropostale Bankruptcy Jeopardizes 10k Jobs

Teen retailer Aéropostale is awaiting a decision from a bankruptcy judge that is likely to impact whether it can find a buyer.

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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

Clarins’ Next Move?: Beauty Firm Suspends Trading in Shares

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Groupe Clarins sparked a global guessing game Thursday when it suspended trading in its shares on the Paris Bourse — and the leading theory is the group aims to go private.

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Financial

Clarins’ Next Move?: Beauty Firm Suspends Trading in Shares

Groupe Clarins sparked a global guessing game Thursday when it suspended trading in its shares on the Paris Bourse ? and the leading theory is the…

clock June 27, 2008Jennifer Weil

Designer and Luxury

Giambattista Valli Enters Bridal

Giambattista Valli has joined a growing band of designers saying “I do” to bridalwear.

clock June 27, 2008Katya Foreman

Designer and Luxury

Gareth Pugh Wins Andam Award

Paris Fashion Week has nabbed another hot London designer for its schedule.

clock June 27, 2008Nina Jones and Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

AJC Honors Jane Elfers

Upon receiving the National Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee, Jane Elfers, president and chief executive of Lord & Taylor, recounted…

clock June 27, 2008David Moin

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Remembrance of Gonzos Past… Free Art…

Few occasions could conceivably unite Graydon Carter, Jann Wenner and Terry McDonell, or entice them to share top billing as hosts, but remembrance of…

clock June 27, 2008WWD Staff

Design

Prize Architects Jam in London

While many Americans will be firing up their Fourth of July barbecues, scores of Londoners will be eyeing architectural replicas made of jelly.

clock June 27, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Design

Let There Be Light

Much could be drawn from artistic-looking lamps made from recyclable water bottles, but Berlin-based designer Johanna Keimeyer just wants to shed a little…

clock June 27, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Design

On the Drawing Board

For many, Murray Moss is the godfather of undiscovered design talent, always fishing around for the next big thing.

clock June 27, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Business Features

Investors Withhold Votes at Chico’s Meeting

Dissatisfied with the leadership of Chico’s FAS, some institutional investors withheld their votes Thursday for a key board member at the company’s annual…

clock June 27, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Christopher & Banks Net Slips 3.4%

Christopher & Banks Corp. Thursday reported better than expected results for the first quarter, but warned of a difficult second quarter ahead.

clock June 27, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Hermes in Deal With Yacht Maker

Herm??s International is on a transportation kick.

clock June 27, 2008Katya Foreman

Prestige

Caswell-Massey Taking Luxury Approach

Nine months after acquiring Caswell-Massey Co. Ltd., investment firm Equitium Group is giving the venerable personal care brand a high-end spin by expanding…

clock June 27, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Products

Roger & Gallet Poised for U.S. Growth

Roger & Gallet, the pioneering French personal care brand, has a new positioning ??? and it’s private. Private luxury, that is: Luxury that is intimate,…

clock June 27, 2008Andrea Nagel and Alissa Cherry

Hair

Bumble Revamps Curl Line

Bumble and bumble is aiming to give curly hair a new look and feel this fall with the relaunch of its Curl Conscious line.

clock June 27, 2008Michelle Edgar

Beauty Features

Beauty Eyes Tough 2nd Half

Luring beauty shoppers from other outlets, learning about Coty’s plans for Del Cosmetics and finding that one item that could be the next big hit are the…

clock June 27, 2008Faye Brookman

Skin Care

Korres Natural’s Packaging Spotlights Ingredient List

Sensing an urgency in the skin care market for labels that are transparent about what is in or is not in a product, Korres Natural Products is taking action…

clock June 27, 2008Andrea Nagel

Hair

Ken Paves Healthy Hair Looks to Add Strength

Celebrity hairstylist Ken Pav??s aims to add a splash of color to the hair care aisle with a new line of temporary, at-home color drops, as well as with…

clock June 27, 2008Alissa Cherry

Financial

Beauty Shoppers Curb Spending

In gloomy periods gone by, shoppers continued to seek out little luxuries: a lipstick instead of a designer handbag, or a fragrance in lieu of a gown.

clock June 27, 2008Molly Prior

Skin Care

Kerastase’s Skin Care Play

K??raskin Esthetics, the treatment line from L’Or??al Professional Products Division, is to skin K??rastase is to hair, according to company…

clock June 27, 2008Jennifer Weil

Skin Care

Mustela Takes on Sensitive Skin

Mustela, which makes personal care products for babies and moms-to-be, is launching its third baby line in July, this one targeting tots with sensitive…

clock June 27, 2008Alissa Cherry

Fragrance

Fragrance Back in Focus at St. John

St. John got back into the fragrance game when it relaunched its signature women’s scent at its freestanding stores last month.

clock June 27, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Fragrance

Noir Note

Ralph Lauren found inspiration for his new women’s fragrance, Notorious, in the film noir classics of Alfred Hitchcock and other Hollywood greats.

clock June 27, 2008Michelle Edgar

Fragrance

Paco Rabanne Goes for Gold With Latest Scent, 1 Million

No matter what their income bracket, young men will have a shot at smelling like a million next fall. That’s thanks to Paco Rabanne Parfums’ latest volley…

clock June 27, 2008Jennifer Weil

Obituaries

Corum Owner Severin Wunderman

Severin Wunderman, a well-respected figure in the Swiss watch industry and the owner of the Corum brand, died Monday after a stroke. He was 69.

clock June 27, 2008Robert Murphy

Human Resources

Former Lord & Taylor Creative Director Kermit Adler

Kermit Adler, a former creative director at Lord & Taylor, died June 17 from a blood clot and a stroke, according to Frank Tartaglia, a friend and former…

clock June 27, 2008David Moin

Forecasts and Analysis

Study: China Retail May Surpass Japan

China is poised to replace Japan as the world’s second-largest retail market by 2012, even as inflation slows some momentum from the consumer giant, a new…

clock June 27, 2008Evan Clark

Legal

Tesco Accused of Abuses

Tesco is the latest U.K. retailer to face allegations of human rights violations at factories supplying items for its clothing lines.

clock June 27, 2008Nina Jones

Designer and Luxury

Interest in YSL Designs Surging After His Death

Remembering Yves Saint Laurent, vintage guru Didier Ludot has filled the window of his Palais Royal boutique with around 20 embroidered suede creations by…

clock June 27, 2008Katya Foreman

Financial

Escada Posts Quarterly Loss

Escada Group’s profits and sales for the second quarter ended April 30 registered significant declines. Last week, Escada issued its second profit warning…

clock June 27, 2008Melissa Drier

Designer and Luxury

Giorgio Armani Puts Touch to Pens

E-mails and text messages are the rage, but Giorgio Armani is adding a collection of limited edition pens to its accessories lines.

clock June 27, 2008Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Sweater Game… On Point… Reno’s New Gamble…

Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro are coming back from the wilderness, with the relaunch of their namesake brand set for next spring, likely in Paris.

clock June 27, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Stocks Hit in Market Meltdown

The warnings and notes of caution came from the finance, automotive and technology sectors on Thursday, but by the time the bloodbath on Wall Street was…

clock June 27, 2008Jeanine Poggi and Matthew Lynch

Government and Trade

House Moves to Extend Apparel Monitoring Plan

The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $56.9 billion spending bill and instructed the administration to extend a Vietnam apparel monitoring…

clock June 27, 2008Kristi Ellis

Human Resources

In Brief: Claiborne Hire

Liz Claiborne Inc. has hired Elizabeth L. Reeves, senior vice president of human resources at Lincoln Financial Group in Philadelphia, as senior vice…

clock June 27, 2008WWD Staff

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