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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at 92

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

clock 1hMiles Socha


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


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

Chanel’s Big U.S. Push: Saks, Bergdorf Shops Boost Brand’s Profile

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For Chanel, New York has always been the second city. Now there is a readdressing of that balance as new shops, counter innovations and renovations are being channeled to key retail accounts in New York.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Government and Trade

Russia’s WTO Bid in Jeopardy

Georgian crisis throws up roadblocks.

clock September 3, 2008John Zarocostas

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Economic Woes Dictate Change at MAGIC

Vendors and retailers adopt new strategies.

clock September 3, 2008WWD Staff


Coldwater Creek’s Earnings Drop in Q2

Sales descend 4.8 percent during period.

clock September 3, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

ENK Seeks Selectivity in Contemporary Show

ENK International bucked conventional wisdom for its first contemporary-oriented trade show here.

clock September 3, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Project Geared to Practical Matters

FINDING NEW BRANDS THAT appeal to price-sensitive consumers required a lot of legwork at Project.

clock September 3, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Memo Pad

Anna’s New Power… A Glam Recruit… Elle in Your Closet

Anna Wintour has finally made it, in the eyes of Vanity Fair at least.

clock September 3, 2008WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap

U.S. stocks weren’t able to hold onto the big gains registered on Tuesday morning…

clock September 3, 2008WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Republicans Push Free Trade in Party Platform

Republicans put a strong emphasis on continuing an aggressive free trade policy in their 2008 party platform adopted Monday.

clock September 3, 2008Kristi Ellis

Retail Features

Moschino Opens Flagship in Meatpacking District

The late Italian designer Franco Moschino, who had a taste for humor, satire and trope, relished his role as fashion’s gleeful provocateur.

clock September 3, 2008Sharon Edelson

Government and Trade

Palin Addresses Convention

VP nominee to speak as controversy swirls.

clock September 3, 2008Kristi Ellis


Jaeger-Le Coultre Launches Jewelry

Four-piece suit sells for $4.3 million.

clock September 3, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

McCain, Bush Go for Oscar

Two women wear de la Renta.

clock September 3, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Love, Angel, Music, Handbags… Horsing Around… Chelsea Kids…

Although Gwen Stefani will be sitting out this New York Fashion Week, her backup singers will be working overtime.

clock September 3, 2008WWD Staff


Valentino to Launch Watches

Valentino in deal with Timex Group.

clock September 3, 2008Caroline Tell

The Markets Features

Gold Medalist Liukin Jumps Into Apparel

Olympian in deal with Vanilla Star Jeans.

clock September 3, 2008Holly Haber


The U.S. Open’s Apparel Stars

Ralph Lauren, Showtime and Lacoste lead the pack.

clock September 3, 2008Valerie Seckler

The Markets Features

Q&A: Michael Phelps

The eight-medal Olympian forms a foundation with his Speedo bonus.

clock September 3, 2008Whitney Beckett

Retail Features

Chanel’s Big U.S. Push: Saks, Bergdorf Shops Boost Brand’s Profile

For Chanel, an institution in Paris, New York has always been the second city.

clock September 3, 2008David Moin

Color Cosmetics

Hard Candy’s Change of Life

Cosmetics brand Hard Candy is going through a change in identity.

clock September 3, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Body Care

Ren’s Packed Pipeline

Ren is revving up its product portfolio and plans for international expansion.

clock September 3, 2008Brid Costello

Fashion Features

A Look at Isaac’s Liz

Mizrahi debuts Claiborne collection.

clock September 3, 2008WWD Staff


New Orleans Lockdown Curbs Retail

Damage is limited, but precautions make for lengthy resumption of business.

clock September 3, 2008Sharon Donovan and Georgia Lee and Elizabeth Thurman and Matthew Lynch

The Markets Features

DeParis and Marques Exit Escada

William H. Scott named Escada’s COO.

clock September 3, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Retail Features

Payless Pushes Into Middle East

Payless ShoeSource is moving its message of affordable, fashionable footwear into the Middle East.

clock September 3, 2008Caroline Tell

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