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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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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 8hMiles Socha

Eye

French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at 86

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

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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

Rachel Roy to Launch Exclusive Macy’s Line

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Macy's has snagged itself another exclusive, this time one of New York fashion’s most high-profile young designers. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

H&M Sales Fell 3 Percent in March

Monthly same-store tally follows an 8 percent decline in February.

clock April 15, 2009Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

YSL, Puma Team Up on Sneaker

Yves Saint Laurent has joined forces with sister company Puma to create a high-top style for men.

clock April 15, 2009WWD Staff

People

Bergdorf Toasts Tomas Maier

Bottega Veneta’s brand has always been about subtle luxury, and the affair it threw with Bergdorf Goodman was right in step with the current social climate.

clock April 15, 2009WWD Staff

People

Stars Fete Loomstate for Target

The eco-friendly line’s debut attracted Adrian Grenier, Kristen Bell,

clock April 15, 2009WWD Staff

People

Swim Team: Shoshanna and Ronson Pair Up

Best friends Charlotte Ronson and Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss collaborate for the first time on a bathing suit line.

clock April 16, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Specialty Stores

Searle Refocuses for the Future

Retailer Searle’s bankruptcy filing in January forced its executives to change the way they think about their business.

clock April 16, 2009Julee Kaplan

Business Features

Replay’s Sallorenzo Plots Path For Growth

Global economic conditions have gone from bad to worse since Gaetano Sallorenzo joined Replay as chief executive officer a year ago.

clock April 16, 2009Luisa Zargani

Financial

In Brief: Stage Stores Pay… La Vida Loca…

Stage Stores Inc. president and chief executive officer Andrew Hall’s total compensation grew 9.1 percent last year to $1.7 million.

clock April 16, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Charges Drop Burlington to a 3rd-Qtr. Loss

Impairment charges dragged Burlington Coat Factory Investments Holdings Inc. to a large third-quarter loss despite improvements in sales and EBITDA.

clock April 16, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Moschino Taps Varisco as Managing Director

Alessandro Varisco has been named head of the Italian luxury label Moschino.

clock April 16, 2009Andrew Roberts

Human Resources

Obit: George Todor, Search Executive

George Todor, vice president of the E.A. Hughes & Co. search firm and former senior exec for Cotton Inc., died April 7.

clock April 16, 2009WWD Staff

Retailing

Nivea Haus Spa Opens in Berlin

Beiersdorf’s third Nivea Haus spa launched in Berlin this month on the boulevard Unter den Linden.

clock April 16, 2009Susan Stone

People

Bil Donovan: Dior Beauty’s First Artist-in-Residence

Call it the art of beauty: Dior Beauty has signed Bil Donovan as the brand’s first artist-in-residence.

clock April 16, 2009Julie Naughton

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Paris Review Hosts Party… Madonna Up Again for Vuitton…

Whether a good toast is anything like a good poem is something that could possibly be decided in the pages of the Paris Review.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

BCBG Buys Defunct Donaldson Stores in Germany

Fashion brand BCBG said to be launching stores in Germany.

clock April 16, 2009Marcy Medina

Trends

Madewell Fall and Holiday Looks: Act Casual

A recent trip to Paris inspired Madewell’s creative team to cross-reference its American workwear roots with French je ne sais quoi for fall and holiday.

clock April 16, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Phat Baby… Sweet on Sui.. Field Day…

It looks as though Baby Phat creative head Kimora Lee Simmons is dabbling in maternity wear.

clock April 16, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: April 15, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 16, 2009WWD Staff

Department Stores

Going Steady: Rachel Roy Designs Line for Macy’s

Macy’s has snagged itself another exclusive, this time one of New York fashion’s most high-profile young designers, Rachel Roy.

clock April 16, 2009Julee Kaplan

Digital

Blogs Fan the Flames for Streetwear

Streetwear and sneaker blogs cause waves when covering everything from Kanye West’s Air Yeezy shoes to the Kia Soul automobile.

clock April 16, 2009David Lipke

Legal

Hartmarx to Keep Burberry License

Judge denies Burberry’s request to terminate its tailored clothing license with Hartmarx.

clock April 16, 2009Brenner Thomas

People

A Dog Day for Obama

President Barack Obama scrambled along in a suit after unveiling the First Family’s Portuguese water dog Bo to the world.

clock April 16, 2009Brenner Thomas

Designer and Luxury

C.P. Company Taps Faulds as New Designer

Wallace Faulds, former Galliano men’s wear design chief, is charged with taking Milan-based brand C.P. Company to next level.

clock April 16, 2009Emilie Marsh

Fashion

Fall Men’s Fashion Trend: Street Smart

The preppy look remains dominant in men’s streetwear but with a brand-new edge.

clock April 16, 2009Luis Campuzano

Department Stores

Barney’s Big-time Bet on Chicago

Barney’s opens 90,000 square foot store today.

clock April 16, 2009Beth Wilson

People

Romeo Gigli Designs Headed to Stage

The Italian designer Romeo Gigli’s costume designs are the stars of Merce Cunningham’s newest work.

clock April 16, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Wal-Mart’s Duke Talks the Economy

Wal-Mart ceo Mike Duke doesn’t see a quick turnaround for the recession and observes consumers are experiencing “a lot of stress.”

clock April 16, 2009Sharon Edelson and Matthew Lynch

Real Estate

Garment Center Proposal Sees Support

Majority of the 60 Garment Center workers supported New York City’s proposal to earmark a 300,000-square-foot building for apparel manufacturing.

clock April 16, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

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