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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.

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

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

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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.

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In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Isaac Targets Liz

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Overview

Count Isaac Mizrahi among those who have declared 2009 as a time for change.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Fashion

NFL Gets a New Licensee

Vineyard Vines has inked a licensing deal with the National Football League to design and distribute a line of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories.

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Legal

General Growth in $48M Settlement

Firm in deal over lawsuit by Caruso Affiliated.

clock January 6, 2009Matthew Lynch

Government and Trade

Vietnam Sees Growth Amid Global Woes

Southeast Asian nation’s economy growing at rapid rate.

clock January 7, 2009Andre Vltchek

Marketing and Promotion

The Price of the New Frugality

Key messages to convey to consumers during the recession.

clock January 7, 2009Valerie Seckler

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Kellwood’s Brick: Repositioning Moderate Brands

Hope Brick has been charged with a Herculean mission at Kellwood Co.: to try to return the vendor’s moderate brands to their former glory.

clock January 7, 2009Whitney Beckett

The Markets Features

The ’09 Challenge: Brands Plot Solutions

Realizing that it costs money to make money, brands are beefing up budgets and devising creative strategies to make the best of trying times.

clock January 7, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

The Markets Features

Facts and Figures: California

California’s Gross Domestic Product (2006) was $1.7 trillion.

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Retail Features

The ’09 Challenge: Retail Reaction in California

For a battered California economy that’s endured, 2009 could deliver even more painful blows.

clock January 7, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

The Markets Features

Los Angeles Market Calendar

Industry markets being held in Los Angeles this month offer attendees a diverse array of shows and merchandise.

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The Markets Features

Coast Calls: They Are Wearing

L.A. ladies pair skinny jeans and tights with sexy pumps or ankle boots, while gents keep the palette monochromatic.

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The Markets Features

New Lines: Los Angeles

The following is a listing of apparel and accessories brands making their debuts at the California Market Center.

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Financial

Girls’ Jackets Recalled

Fifty-five thousand Girls Blue Denim Passport jackets, distributed by Ms. Bubbles Inc., have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Human Resources

Rose Named Chairman of Maidenform

Former Clorox exec succeeds Thomas J. Ward.

clock January 7, 2009Karyn Monget

Obituaries

Obituary: Industry Veteran George West, 75

George West, a veteran of the apparel industry, died Nov. 21 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach.

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Financial

Stocks Rise Tuesday Despite Tough Outlook

Retail index up 2.3 percent for fifth straight advancing session.

clock January 7, 2009Evan Clark

Business

Finish Line Cuts Loss, Misses Target

Finish Line Inc.’s third quarter marked by substantial inventory, cost cuts.

clock January 7, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Memo Pad

LiLo in La-La-Land… MSLO Shuffles… More Forbes Cuts…

Lindsay Lohan could learn a thing or two from Hollywood veteran Lauren Hutton.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

In Brief: L Capital Sells Investment

Abenex Capital and L Capital, a private equity fund sponsored by Groupe Arnault and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, sells Nutrition & Sante stake.

clock January 7, 2009Katya Foreman

Retail Features

Seelbach Hilton Aims for Makeover

The opulent Seelbach Hilton, Louisville’s grand hotel, plans to add luxury retail.

clock January 7, 2009David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Isaac Targets Liz

Count Isaac Mizrahi among those who have declared 2009 as a time for change.

clock January 7, 2009Jessica Iredale

Trends

Mizrahi’s New Claiborne Line

First look at Mizrahi’s new Claiborne line.

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Business

Horowitz Named Modell’s President

Executive Seth Horowitz will focus on real estate and construction for Modell’s Sporting Goods.

clock January 7, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Specialty Stores

Saks Teams Up With Equinox

Equinox yoga instructors, personal trainers and masseuses will be in Saks stores across the nation.

clock January 7, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Organics

Lamas Beauty Seeks Wider Appeal

Lamas Beauty is positioning itself to ride the wave of the green movement into the mainstream beauty market.

clock January 7, 2009Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Hathaway and Hudson Go His and Hers… Madoff’s Threads… Sale Away…

While in their new movie “Bride Wars”… One of the countless luxuries… French actress-cum-model Lou Doillon…

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Legal

Thomas Shull Takes Reins at Fred Leighton

Ralph Esmerian has relinquished day-to-day control of Fred Leighton to Thomas Shull, ceo of Meridian Ventures LLC.

clock January 7, 2009Sophia Chabbott and Matthew Lynch and Arnold J. Karr

Denim

Go Tracy:Feith to Design for Target

Tracy Feith will bring his sun and surf aesthetic as a guest designer for Target’s Go International line.

clock January 7, 2009Sharon Edelson

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Claiborne Hires Levy for Retail Post

Jones veteran Adam Levy to expand partnered brands unit for Claiborne.

clock January 7, 2009Whitney Beckett

Business

Against All Odds Files Ch. 11

Hip-hop retailer Against All Odds joins parade of troubled stores.

clock January 7, 2009Vicki M. Young

Financial

U.K. Stores See Mixed Holiday Sales

Marks and Spencer Group is expected to announce up to 1,000 job cuts today.

clock January 7, 2009Nina Jones

Fashion

KidRobot Taps New CEO

Diego Marchioni named ceo of KidRobot, the maker of collectible toys and a related apparel line.

clock January 7, 2009David Lipke

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: January 6, 2009

The day’s biggest winners and losers.

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