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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

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

clock 13hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 19hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 9hAlexandra Steigrad

Opportunity Knocking: Coach Spies Potential Even as Economy Bites

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Overview

“No social or economic class is immune from this crisis,” said Lew Frankfort, chairman and chief executive of Coach Inc. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Topshop, Miss Selfridge Stand Out at Arcadia

High street chains post excellent year, while middle-market banners had a tougher time due to credit crunch, weather.

clock October 21, 2008Samantha Conti

Financial

Coach Spies Potential Even as Economy Bites

Company expects sales to grow about 10% this fiscal year.

clock October 21, 2008Evan Clark

The Markets Features

Vendors Offer Less Cashmere This Spring

Knit companies, hoping for flat sales this spring, scale back on cashmere and other expensive yarns.

clock October 22, 2008Whitney Beckett

Financial

Specialty Retailers Seek Best-Selling Items in Tough Times

With women buying less, newness and differentiation may be the only saviors for retailers this season

clock October 22, 2008Whitney Beckett

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Marks Overhaul of Beverly Hills Flagship

Just in time for fall, Burberry’s flagship in Beverly Hills has a fresh look.

clock October 22, 2008Anne Riley-Katz and Marcy Medina

The Markets Features

Challenges for Buyers, Vendors at L.A. Market

Economic conditions dictate cuts in orders and budgets.

clock October 22, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran and Rachel Brown and Anne Riley-Katz

Mergers and Acquisitions

JH Partners Gains Control of La Perla

San Francisco-based private equity fund JH Partners LLC has acquired full control of La Perla Group, the Italian luxury innerwear company.

clock October 22, 2008Luisa Zargani

Forecasts and Analysis

Altagamma Speakers See Rough Road Ahead

The fashion and luxury goods market is set for a bumpy ride, according to industry experts speaking at the Altagamma conference in Milan on Tuesday.

clock October 22, 2008Andrew Roberts

Fashion Features

Sir Paul Smith Preaches Creativity and Inspiration

Paul Smith breezes through Vancouver to visit his shop-in-shop at Holt Renfrew?s Pacific Centre outpost and give a speech.

clock October 22, 2008Mina Williams

Fashion Scoops

Hail to the First Wife… 170 Years of Tiffany’s…

Barneys has gotten swept up in election fever. On Tuesday afternoon, workers were hanging portraits of the wives of 43 American presidents.

clock October 22, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

God’s Love We Deliver Honors Seventh on Sale

Designers were out in force Monday night at God?s Love We Deliver?s annual Golden Heart awards dinner at IAC?s headquarters.

clock October 22, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Friends in High Places… Testino Shoots Chace Crawford… Snapshot…

It appears a few t?te-?-t?tes with Diego Della Valle on Capri have landed… Chace Crawford of ?Gossip Girl? is on the cover of V…

clock October 22, 2008WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Estee Lauder Relaunching Web Site

New esteelauder.com, featuring Gwyneth Paltrow and Elizabeth Hurley, to be more consumer friendly.

clock October 22, 2008Julie Naughton

Financial

Takasago Buys N.J.-based Supplier

Deal seen strengthening Tokyo-based firm’s home care and beauty care businesses.

clock October 22, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Business Features

Empire State Pride Agenda Honors Ralph Lauren

In four decades, Ralph Lauren has made philanthropy a key component of his career, championing causes from workplace equality to HIV/AIDS and cancer.

clock October 22, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

The Markets Features

Sean John Acquires Enyce From Liz Claiborne

Despite the tight credit markets and fears over a recession, Sean ?Diddy? Combs on Tuesday revealed he has acquired the Enyce brand from Liz Claiborne Inc.

clock October 22, 2008Julee Kaplan

Financial

Financial Briefs: Richemont Shares Climb… PacSun Spurns Bid…

Shares in Compagnie Financi?re Richemont… Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. on Tuesday rejected an unsolicited buyout offer…

clock October 22, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

Top gainers and losers.

clock October 22, 2008WWD Staff

Trends

Trend Report: Princess Bride

Every bride can feel like a princess, thanks to an array of designs featuring elegantly simple embellishments.

clock October 22, 2008WWD Staff

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