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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 6hDavid 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 43mMiles 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 9hVicki M. Young

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Preparing for the Worst: U.S. Designers Anxious As Retailers Cut Orders

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Overview

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Forecasts and Analysis

Value City Files for Bankruptcy

Former Value City unit plans liquidation of assets.

clock October 27, 2008Vicki M. Young

Financial

Dillard’s Investors Make Push to Oust CEO

The dissident shareholder saga at Dillard’s has progressed from an attempted buyout of the Dillard family stock to an attempted take-out of the ceo.

clock October 27, 2008Evan Clark

People

Trick or Treat at Allison Sarofim’s

This year’s guests were instructed to dress in the tradition of Japanese ‘anime’ cartoon characters.

clock October 27, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Marion Cotillard Said Signed by Dior

Leave it to Christian Dior to add an Oscar-winning actress to its stable of famous faces.

clock October 27, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Forecast

?StyleCaster is not a social network,? says Ari Goldberg, ceo of StyleCaster.com. He calls the Web site a “personal style discovery platform.”

clock October 28, 2008Jessica Iredale

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Enters New Markets

Louis Vuitton?s U.S. retail network is going through another growth spurt.

clock October 28, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Delta Apparel Moves to Q1 Profit

Sales boost drives bottom line back into black for Delta Apparel.

clock October 28, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Macy’s Returns With Emeril… Park Ave. Cheers Up…

Emeril Lagasse and Martha Stewart shared cooking duties last weekend as they helped Macy’s, where both sell products, open two stores in the New Orleans area.

clock October 28, 2008WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Palin’s Closet Full of Trouble… A Steady Slide… Mags Go Live…

Fashion-Gate just won?t go away… Newspaper circulation continues to decline…

clock October 28, 2008WWD Staff

Denim

Levi’s Introduces Ultimate Lift Jeans

Levi Strauss & Co., the $4.4 billion jeans vendor, is hoping to give customers a lift.

clock October 28, 2008Julee Kaplan

Government and Trade

Industry Fills Election Coffers to Steer Issues

The industry?s political action committees have poured thousands of dollars into key congressional races in the run-up to the Nov. 4 elections.

clock October 28, 2008Kristi Ellis

Textiles

Environmental Yarns Show Strength at Filo Fair

Yarn manufacturers exhibiting summer 2010 collections at Filo looked to survive the economic malaise.

clock October 28, 2008Kerry Olsen

Retail Features

DVF in Tokyo

Diane von Furstenberg has just opened her second freestanding store in Japan and she’s already plotting her return trip.

clock October 28, 2008Amanda Kaiser

Footwear

Azrouel’s New Pair of Shoes

Yigal Azrouel is moving into accessories with an unexpected collaborator ? Swiss cobbler Walter Steiger.

clock October 28, 2008Sarah Haight

Financial

Alberto-Culver Earnings Rise in Fourth Quarter

Shares get boost from Cederroth sale.

clock October 28, 2008Matthew W. Evans

People

Karl Lagerfeld’s Fashion Manifesto

Highlights from the designer’s speech at Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars.

clock October 28, 2008WWD Staff

The Markets Features

Market Basket: Hallow’s Eve

There are sure to be plenty of people in Goth-inspired costumes on Halloween, and The Museum at FIT has the right exhibition to inspire those creations.

clock October 28, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

People

Roger Vivier’s Bruno Frisoni Hits the Town

The Parisian designer has hosted three parties in as many days.

clock October 28, 2008WWD Staff

Jewelry

Prada Offering Costume Jewelry

Prada has introduced a collection of bejeweled accessories and a limited edition line of costume jewelry.

clock October 28, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Financial

Scott Touts Wal-Mart’s Positioning

Wal-Mart says this is its moment.

clock October 28, 2008Evan Clark and Sharon Edelson

Financial

Reports Say E-commerce Sales Still Rising

Two reports last week affirmed sales are still growing online, despite the weak retail picture elsewhere.

clock October 28, 2008Cate T. Corcoran

Fashion Features

Peter Som Parts With Bill Blass

Peter Som and Bill Blass have agreed to part ways, ending the designer?s role as creative director of Bill Blass women?s wear.

clock October 28, 2008Vicki M. Young

Legal

Former ENK Employee Charged in Company Theft

Federal prosecutors charged two former employees of fashion trade show organizer ENK International with conspiracy.

clock October 28, 2008Matthew Lynch

The Markets Features

U.S. Designers Anxious as Retailers Cut Orders

An uncertain mood, if not outright panic, has taken hold of many showrooms in New York.

clock October 28, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg and Marc Karimzadeh and Julee Kaplan

Trends

Fashion Trend: Dress Appeal

Granola schmanola! Whether it’s a smocked prairie frock or zipped-up rock ‘n’ rolla, the common threads here are all organic.

clock October 28, 2008Leila Baboi

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

Daily Stock Wrap

clock October 28, 2008WWD Staff

Textiles

Fiber Price Sheet

Fiber Price Sheet

clock October 28, 2008WWD Staff

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