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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 10hMiles 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 16hMiles Socha


Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 7hAlexandra Steigrad

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The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. is rejiggering its leadership ranks in a move to gather key decision makers around one table. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Mass and Off-Price

Forever 21 Prepares Japan Debut

The fast-fashion player Forever 21 plans to open as many as 100 locations in the country.

clock April 28, 2009Amanda Kaiser


Under Armour Profits Rise, Stock Jumps

Footwear drives growth in the first quarter for Under Armour.

clock April 28, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Consumer Confidence Jumps in April

Higher expectations lift Conference Board measure to 39.2 from March’s 26.5.

clock April 28, 2009Vicki M. Young


Prada Earnings Slide 22 Percent in ’08

Revenues dip as recession hits luxury brand.

clock April 28, 2009Andrew Roberts


VF Net Falls, Firm Lowers Forecast

Apparel giant VF said revenues were anticipated to fall between 5 and 7 percent in 2009.

clock April 28, 2009Ross Tucker

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Accessories Outpace Apparel at Stylemax

More buyers turned out for Chicago’s March Stylemax trade show than last year.

clock April 29, 2009Beth Wilson

Real Estate

Recession Stalls Downtown L.A. Retail

Despite progress, key retail projects are on hold in downtown Los Angeles.

clock April 29, 2009Rachel Brown

The Markets Features

Shoppers Buying but Feel Guilty

But new study indicates retail signs of life.

clock April 29, 2009Cecily Hall


Pop Quiz: Q&A With Marc Balet

Marc Balet, former creative director of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, discusses designing “Kenny Scharf.”

clock April 29, 2009Valerie Seckler


Flu Fears Hurt Luxury Stocks

Upscale firms with travel-related businesses seen as vulnerable.

clock April 29, 2009Nina Jones and Evan Clark and Miles Socha and Andrew Roberts

Intimates and Activewear

FIFA Targets Fashion

Soccer body Fédération Internationale de Football Association to open Paris store.

clock April 29, 2009Ellen Groves

Designer and Luxury

Beer Exits Hugo Boss USA

After seven months as president of Hugo Boss’ American business, Joachim Beer is out.

clock April 29, 2009Melissa Drier and Brenner Thomas


Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank Estimates Raised

The aggressive promotions at The Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers have hit a sweet spot with Wall Street.

clock April 29, 2009Jean E. Palmieri


Seven For All Mankind Does Eyewear

Seven For All Mankind is breaking out of its jeans and into eyewear with Modo.

clock April 29, 2009Caroline Tell

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Group Designers’ ‘Home’ Works

Alexander McQueen, Frida Giannini, and Stefano Pilati make designs to support “Home” film.

clock April 29, 2009Miles Socha


Max Azria Sees More Challenges Ahead

Max Azria urges realism about a retail rebound as S&P raises firm’s credit rating.

clock April 29, 2009Evan Clark and Anne Riley-Katz

Designer and Luxury

CFDA Names Recipients of Two Scholarships

Council of Fashion Designers of America awards $75,000 in scholarship money.

clock April 29, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Missoni Store Debuts in London

Missoni’s three-story London unit on Sloane Street carries the brand’s main collections, including home.

clock April 29, 2009Samantha Conti and Luisa Zargani


Escada Warns Over Future

Escada CEO Bruno Sälzer pushes restructuring to survive.

clock April 29, 2009Melissa Drier

Government and Trade

Protesters Picket Outside Hanesbrand Meeting

A day after it announced a round of layoffs, Hanesbrands Inc. held its annual meeting with 15 shareholders present and almost as many protesters outside.

clock April 29, 2009Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Mizrahi Rings NYSE’s Closing Bell Tuesday

Entertains traders with Liz Claiborne fashion show

clock April 29, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Government and Trade

PPR Layoffs Draw Protests

Dozens of PPR employees gathered at the firm’s headquarters in Paris Tuesday.

clock April 29, 2009Ellen Groves

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Fledgling, High-End Designers Wing It

Prabal Gurung, Bibhu Mohapatra, Matthew Ames and Nima Taherzadeh are facing the realities of the difficult economy.

clock April 29, 2009Sarah Haight

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama’s Latest Choice… Backstage Pass to Galliano…

Michelle Obama wears yet another new designer (Sophie Theallet) and familiar silhouette (narrow waist, full skirt).

clock April 29, 2009WWD Staff

Department Stores

Bisou Bisou Celebrates Seven Years at J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney had reason to celebrate on Monday night, as it’s been seven years since Bisou Bisou launched exclusively at the retailer.

clock April 29, 2009Julee Kaplan

Designer and Luxury

Prada Eyewear Concept Store Bows

Sunglass Hut in Rockefeller Center has been remade temporarily as the first Prada Eyewear Concept Store.

clock April 29, 2009Caroline Tell


Adidas and Samsonite Join for Y-3 Line

Samsonite is about to get sporty.

clock April 29, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Designer and Luxury

Tanner Krolle Makes Comeback

Accessories brand Tanner Krolle, which has been compared with Hermès due to its fine leatherwork and bespoke products, was founded in 1856.

clock April 29, 2009Samantha Conti


Aveda Endorsed by Cradle to Cradle

Aveda has become the first beauty division to receive a Cradle to Cradle (C2C) sustainability endorsement.

clock April 29, 2009Andrea Nagel

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Diane Kruger Tees Up… Stella’s Time.. Obamarama…

T: The New York Times Style magazine will appear as a special 24-page “bonus section” instead of a stand-alone issue.

clock April 29, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: April 29, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 29, 2009WWD Staff

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