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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.

clock 6hMiles Socha

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.

clock 14hVicki M. Young

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

The View on New York: Retailers Say Spring Ain’t Got That Swing

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Overview

Safe but a general lack of zing. That was buyers' overall view of New York Fashion Week, which wrapped up Friday. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fashion Features

MaxMara Overhauls Several U.S. Units

Italian firm also moving into larger locations.

clock September 15, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Human Resources

Karp Resigns From Liz Claiborne Inc.

The vendor will not replace Karp, who spent more than two decades at the company.

clock September 15, 2008Whitney Beckett

Retail Features

Hermes, Burberry to Open in Pacific Northwest

Hermes and Burberry are opening stores in the Pacific Northwest for the first time.

clock September 15, 2008David Moin

Financial

Credit Crunch Makes Retail Life More Expensive

Stores paying more to refinance and cutting share buyback programs.

clock September 15, 2008Evan Clark

Financial

Factors Thrive as the Economy Tanks

Economics doldrums good for factoring business.

clock September 15, 2008Matthew Lynch

Financial

In Brief

DATA BREACH ADMISSION… CHEROKEE TO ISRAEL

clock September 15, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Coty Revenues Reach $4 Billion

Firm’s prestige division generates 52.5 percent of sales.

clock September 15, 2008Molly Prior

Hair

L’Oreal Professionnel Promotes Lopez

L’Oreal Professionnel has promoted Alejandro Lopez from general manager in Brazil to vice president and general manager for the U.S.

clock September 15, 2008Michelle Edgar

Advertising

Vanity Fair Takes Madison Avenue

Magazine mounts marketing drive with photos.

clock September 15, 2008Sharon Edelson

Memo Pad

View from the Blogosphere

Coverage of the action under the tents has never been more comprehensive, but the runway trends are only part of the story being told by the mainstream media.

clock September 15, 2008WWD Staff

Trends

Paris Accessories Shows Strong

No clear trend emerges at fairs.

clock September 15, 2008Katya Foreman

Jewelry

Q&A: Karen Erickson of Erickson Beamon

Since launching 25 years ago, Erickson Beamon has become an international name in fashion jewelry, bedecking celebrities from Madonna to Michelle Obama.

clock September 15, 2008Caroline Tell

Fashion Features

Model Lynn Kohlman Dies at 62

Lynn Kohlman, a model and photographer who also served as Perry Ellis’ muse, died Sunday morning at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center here.

clock September 14, 2008WWD Staff

Jewelry

DeBeers Launching Three More U.S. Stores

DE BEERS BELIEVES THAT American women will want their diamond jewelry, no matter the economic climate.

clock September 15, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Intimates and Activewear

Australia’s Zimmermann Launches Lingerie

Zimmermann is applying a bit of its beach savvy to the boudoir.

clock September 15, 2008Patty Huntington

Intimates and Activewear

Lingerie Boutique With Personal Touch

Journelle, an upscale lingerie boutique that opened in December in Manhattan, has a certain hominess, from its interior design to its sales philosophy.

clock September 15, 2008Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

Sassybax’s Latest Problem Solver

Amanda Kennedy, creator of the Sassybax bra to end back bulge, is shipping another problem-solver this month.

clock September 15, 2008Holly Haber

Fashion Scoops

Going Dutch… Lebron at Ralph… Kenneth Cole’s new cause…

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, two of fashion’s consummate showman, are sitting out the runway this season, WWD has learned.

clock September 15, 2008WWD Staff

Footwear

Shoe In

At his Mercer Street loft on Thursday, Alejandro Ingelmo delivered more of his exquisitely made, drop-dead sexy shoes.

clock September 15, 2008WWD Staff

People

Zac Posen and The Women

They knew him when….An all-female cast…

clock September 15, 2008WWD Staff

Jewelry

Rebecca Taylor Launches Accessories

Designers adds shoes, bags and belts.

clock September 15, 2008Sophia Chabbott

People

Fashion Playlist

Before a designer?s first look hits the runway, the tone of the collection is set with sound.

clock September 15, 2008Tara Bonet-Black

People

Eye Scoop: Mick Jagger’s New Tracks

The Rolling Stone frontman wrote two new tracks for his girlfriend L’Wren Scott’s presentation on Friday

clock September 15, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Malverdi Tapped at Givenchy

John Galliano exec named as managing director.

clock September 15, 2008Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Buyers Feel Shows Lack Pizzazz

New York Fashion Week leaves a letdown.

clock September 15, 2008Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Texas Retail Recovering in Wake of Ike

Some stores and restaurants at The Galleria and Memorial City Mall, the two biggest retail centers in Houston, reopened Sunday.

clock September 15, 2008Holly Haber and Rusty Williamson

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