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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 12hMiles Socha


Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 18hMiles Socha


Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 9hAlexandra Steigrad

Tough Times: Economy Squeezes Magazines, Overhead Cuts Roll On

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Sweeping job cuts and budget reductions across the magazine industry this week have led to worries that no one is immune from the aftershocks of the economy's crisis.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Features

Azria Honored at Dallas Fashion Awards

Entrepreneur lauded for design, business skills.

clock October 31, 2008Holly Haber


Avon Net Rises 60 Percent

As Avon stays the course with turnaround plan, sales climb 12.6 percent.

clock October 30, 2008Molly Prior


Tough Times Hit Magazine Industry

Economy prompts cutbacks at Portfolio, Men’s Vogue, and across Time Inc.

clock October 30, 2008Irin Carmon and Amy Wicks


L’Oreal Cuts Outlook on Q3 Results

Forecast trimmed to 4 percent after 3.4 percent gain in quarterly sales.

clock October 30, 2008Rachel Tiplady

Beauty Features

Snippets: Greenhouse for Kiss My Face… Body Shop’s New President…

Kiss My Face has rolled out several new eco-conscious initiatives, including a new in-store display called the Greenhouse.

clock October 31, 2008WWD Staff


Consumers Look for At-Home Solutions to Save

There is an upside for mass marketers in the down economy: Sales of beauty products that accomplish grooming needs at home.

clock October 31, 2008Faye Brookman

Beauty Features

Breast Cancer Event Awards NYC Mayor Bloomberg

Actress Bernadette Peters and former NFL defensive end Marcellus Wiley ushered in this year’s Breast Cancer Research Foundation awards luncheon.

clock October 31, 2008Matthew W. Evans


Kashuk to Enter Space NK

Nicky Kinnaird spotted Sonia Kashuk and saw a bull’s-eye.

clock October 31, 2008Molly Prior


Scents Address Moments in Time

Sarah Jessica Parker’s fragrance business is having a moment. Make that three: Dawn, Endless and Twilight, the scents that comprise her Lovely Collection.

clock October 31, 2008Julie Naughton

Body Care

Pier 1 Jumps Into Bath and Body

Pier 1 Imports Inc. is poised to expand its bath and body care with the introduction of at least five new specialty bath lines.

clock October 31, 2008Matthew W. Evans


Unilever Posts 60 Percent Net Gain

Announcing its third-quarter results, Unilever said Thursday that it expects to beat its forecast for long-term sales growth of 3 to 5 percent.

clock October 31, 2008Rachel Tiplady


IFF Third Quarter Income Dips Two Percent

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. missed Wall Street?s expectations Thursday.

clock October 31, 2008Alexandra Steigrad


Shiseido Profits Rise, Sales Slip

Shiseido Group saw higher profits, but slightly lower sales for the first half of the year.

clock October 31, 2008Koji Hirano

Business Features

Bulgari Marks 125th Anniversary

To mark its 125th anniversary, Bulgari is launching a charity campaign for Save the Children.

clock October 31, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Active Brands Rev Up for NYC Marathon

Annual event presents marketing opportunities.

clock October 31, 2008Whitney Beckett

Designer and Luxury

Yohji Yamamoto’s New Paris Space

Designer Yohji Yamamoto opens store that appears to “float.”

clock October 31, 2008Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

Not One, but Three India Fashion Weeks

Two fashion weeks in Delhi, one in Mumbai compete.

clock October 31, 2008Mian Ridge


Gala Raises Funds for Israel Museum

Philanthropists Bonnie and Charles Bronfman gathered at the Waldorf-Astoria for the American Friends of the Israel Museum “Israel at 60” celebration.

clock October 31, 2008Sophia Chabbott


Dillard’s Directors Back Management

Dillard’s directors disagree with activist investors on compensation.

clock October 31, 2008Evan Clark


Retail Stocks on the Rise

Government report shows economy slowed in Q3.

clock October 31, 2008Evan Clark


Hugo Boss Trims Outlook

Profits, sales fall in quarter at Hugo Boss.

clock October 31, 2008Melissa Drier


Cacharel Taps Managing Director

Marc Ramanantsoa has been named managing director of French fashion house Cacharel.

clock October 31, 2008Natasha Montrose

Fashion Scoops

Zac Posen Gets Out the Vote… Cavalli in Cologne… Tom Watch..

THE FUTURE LOOKS GOOD: Thursday morning, Posen filmed a 15-second video urging people to vote for Barack Obama, and to dress for the occasion.

clock October 31, 2008WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Details of Time’s Changes… Cruisin’… Comme in Print…

The “news business unit” will include print and digital properties of the Time Group, Fortune/Money Group, Sports Illustrated Group and

clock October 31, 2008WWD Staff


Zaha Hadid Exhibits Launch in Manhattan

Architect Zaha Hadid’s work will be on display in two locations.

clock October 31, 2008Sharon Edelson


Mark Cross to Relaunch on QVC

After being dormant for about a decade, the Mark Cross accessories brand gets relaunched tonight on QVC.

clock October 31, 2008David Moin


Q&A With William Greider

Whenever the economy comes crashing down, journalists try to figure out what went wrong, and their first target is frequently each other.

clock October 31, 2008Jacob Bernstein

Business Features

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising to Offer M.B.A.

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising is introducing a master of business administration degree program in fashion, with classes beginning in March.

clock October 31, 2008Whitney Beckett

Retail Features

London’s New Mega-Mall

Westfield opens mall in north London.

clock October 31, 2008Samantha Conti


Macy’s Message for the Holidays

For its 2008 holiday advertising, Macy’s is not simply counting on price promoting and pushing values.

clock October 31, 2008David Moin

Beauty Features

From Cannes: Travel Retail Resolute in Face of Downturn

Cosmetics executives and duty free operators faced the threat of an impending worldwide recession with a combination of uncertainty and gritty resolve.

clock October 31, 2008Stephanie Epiro and Pete Born

Beauty Features

Cannes a Hotbed of Launch Activity

No amount of economic gloom can frighten the cosmetics industry into holding back on its usual riptide of product launches.

clock October 31, 2008Stephanie Epiro and Pete Born


An Eye for the Future at YSL Beauté

After years of attending the duty free conference in Cannes, YSL Beaute returned once again with a new corporate persona and possible plans to launch skincare.

clock October 31, 2008Stephanie Epiro and Pete Born


Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

clock October 31, 2008WWD Staff

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