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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 12hDavid 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

Another Tough Ride: Retail Shares Plunge, Dow at 11-Year Low

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Overview

Retail shares got wrapped up in the anchor chain of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which sank to its lowest level in 12 years.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Kanye Makes an Entrance

Kanye West arrived a few minutes before the end of Christopher Kane’s show, sending PRs and guests tripping over themselves to make room in the front row.

clock February 22, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion

Undercover to Show at Pitti Immagine Uomo

Japanese designer Jun Takahashi’s label Undercover will be the guest of honor at Pitti Immagine Uomo in June.

clock February 23, 2009Emilie Marsh

Financial

Li & Fung to Take Over Claiborne Sourcing

Two firms in $75 million deal.

clock February 23, 2009Whitney Beckett

People

After Midnight: Post-Oscar Parties All Over Town

Vanity Fair, Elton John and Madonna host Academy Award after parties.

clock February 23, 2009WWD Staff

People

Hot Heels for Kirkwood

The merits and perils of high heels were a hot topic at shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood’s party hosted by Browns.

clock February 23, 2009WWD Staff

Westwood’s Front Row

David Walliams, Siouxsie Sioux and Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud turned out to cheer Vivienne Westwood, who showed her Red Label collection.

clock February 23, 2009WWD Staff

Parties

The Miller’s Party in London

Revelers gathered at Mayfair’s very cool Whisky Mist club to fete Sienna Miller and sister Savannah’s Twenty8Twelve collection.

clock February 23, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Hulanicki’s Collection for Topshop

Barbara Hulanicki, is gearing up for the launch of her first collection for Topshop this spring.

clock February 23, 2009WWD Staff

Business

Nordstrom Net Drops 67.9 Percent

Upscale department store chain Nordstrom forecasts declines in earnings and sales in new year.

clock February 23, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

People

MAC Fetes Dowsett and Tilbury

MAC Cosmetics paid tribute to makeup artists Sharon Dowsett and Charlotte Tilbury Sunday night.

clock February 24, 2009Brid Costello

Executive Changes

Inter Parfums Taps McNatton

Inter Parfums Inc. appoints Gary McNatton as creative director for Gap personal care products.

clock February 24, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Designer and Luxury

Number (N)ine to Close

Takahiro Miyashita, the Japanese designer behind Number (N)ine, is set to shutter the label after 12 years in business.

clock February 24, 2009Emilie Marsh

Business Features

Varvatos Renovates in SoHo… Olszewski’s New Gig…

John Varvatos has closed its SoHo store in Manhattan for two weeks… Paul Olszewski will be an adjunct professor…

clock February 24, 2009WWD Staff

Textiles

Italian Yarn Mills See Declines at Pitti

High-end yarn spinners exhibiting at Pitti Filati braced for an anticipated decline in order writing by playing it safe with trends.

clock February 24, 2009Kerry Olsen

Government and Trade

Cambodia Pressured on Labor Law Proposals

ITGLWF claims law would be setback for ethical sourcing.

clock February 24, 2009John Zarocostas

Retail Features

As Luxury Struggles, Bargains Thrive in Japan

Some Japanese shoppers eschew luxury labels and department stores in favor of trendy, cheaper alternatives like Uniqlo and Hennes & Mauritz.

clock February 24, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Fashion Crowd Buckles Down on Spending

Showgoers in Bryant Park, from the fashion set to heiress Nicky Hilton, discover frugality.

clock February 24, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Kym Canter Exits J. Mendel

After eight years, Kym Canter has resigned from J.Mendel as creative director.

clock February 24, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren Collections Head to iPhones

Ralph Lauren updates its iPhone application, with features like video highlights from the collections and a look book.

clock February 24, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Clothing/Furnishings

Jack Spade Launches Men’s Wear

Accessories brand Jack Spade branches into men’s apparel for urban types who might already carry a Jack Spade bag.

clock February 24, 2009Jean Scheidnes

People

YSL Art Auction Exceeds Expectations

At Christie’s auction of Yves Saint Laurent’s and Pierre Bergé’s art collection, Brancusi and Duchamp works sell for higher than estimates.

clock February 24, 2009Robert Murphy

Designer and Luxury

Marzotto, Castiglioni Buy Vionnet

Former VFG chairman aims to resurrect the storied fashion house Vionnet.

clock February 24, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Financial

Fortunoff’s Future to Be Decided

A court hearing today will determine Fortunoff’s fate, but already the signs suggest a Chapter 11 liquidation.

clock February 24, 2009Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad

Oscars Ratings Up… Chernin Exits… About Fresh Home…

Ratings were up significantly for Sunday night’s telecast of the 81st Annual Academy Awards over last year.

clock February 24, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Christopher & Banks Cuts More Staff

Christopher & Banks cuts 24 corporate jobs at its headquarters, and suspended merit increases among other actions.

clock February 24, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Retail Stocks Dive 3.4 Percent Monday

The S&P Retail Index declined, while the Dow hit a 12-year low.

clock February 24, 2009Arnold J. Karr and Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

Layoff at Valentino… Down for Mabille… An American Marant…

Valentino downsized its New York office on Monday, diminishing its U.S. infrastructure for public relations and men’s wear.

clock February 24, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: February 23, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock February 24, 2009WWD Staff

Textiles

Fiber Price Sheet: February 23rd 2009

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock February 24, 2009WWD Staff

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