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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 14hMiles 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 20hMiles Socha


Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 10hAlexandra Steigrad

Retailers See Business Beginning to Stabilize

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For retailers, the new buzzword is “stabilization.”SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fall 2009 Trend: World Beat

One of this fall’s best trends is the rich selection of ethnic prints that come in easy shapes, paired with bold accessories with plenty of color.

clock May 4, 2009Leila Baboi


L’Oréal’s Sales Inch Ahead in First Quarter

French beauty giant L’Oréal reported Wednesday its first-quarter sales rose 0.3 percent to 4.37 billion euros.

clock May 6, 2009Jennifer Weil


WWD List: A Global View

The top 10 countries by estimated 2013 retail sales.

clock May 7, 2009Cecily Hall

Mass and Off-Price

Walgreens in Beauty Shakeup

Head beauty merchant Kathy Steirly and other vice presidents leave the beauty chain Walgreens.

clock May 6, 2009Molly Prior and Faye Brookman


Seven For All Mankind Begins European Retail Push

Seven For All Mankind denim brand to open first European store in Paris on May 23.

clock May 7, 2009Luisa Zargani


Nobody Celebrates 10 Years With ‘Heritage’ Line

Premium label Nobody is marking its 10th anniversary with a collection that celebrates the brand’s roots in the denim industry and its Australian bloodline.

clock May 7, 2009Ross Tucker


Diesel Introduces Restaurant, Online Radio Concepts

Diesel is looking to satisfy its customers’ culinary and musical appetites.

clock May 7, 2009Luisa Zargani


Wal-Mart to Pay $1.9M in Black Friday Death

Mass retailer Wal-Mart to develop improved safety plan for all 92 New York stores.

clock May 7, 2009Matthew Lynch


True Religion Sees Earnings Rise 9.8 Percent

Denim maker True Religion’s stock jumps 25 percent Wednesday.

clock May 7, 2009Ross Tucker


Chico’s Goodbye to Edmonds: $4.4M

Chico’s, PVH report compensation for execs.

clock May 7, 2009Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr


Retail Stocks Fall 1 Percent Wednesday

Investors pushed retail stocks down 1 percent Wednesday ahead of comparable-store sales reports from U.S. retailers today.

clock May 7, 2009Evan Clark

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Stores Seek Immediates at Intermezzo

Retailers were on a quest for items available for immediate deliveries.

clock May 7, 2009Julee Kaplan

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Designers & Agents: Stores See Glimmers of Activity

Is fall looking brighter than initially anticipated?

clock May 7, 2009Marc Karimzadeh


Emerisque’s Hartmarx Offer to Expire

Move by Emerisque would leave only Yucaipa and Mistral in contention for Hartmarx ownership.

clock May 7, 2009Vicki M. Young


VF Corp. President Hosts Heartsworks Gala

The president of VF Corp.’s sportswear coalition last week served as the corporate host of the Heartworks gala.

clock May 7, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Memo Pad

Michelle O. and the Statistics Whiz… Charney ‘Respects’ Woody Allen…

First Lady Michelle Obama was on her way in Azzedine Alaïa… Dov Charney says he has “deep respect” for Woody Allen…

clock May 7, 2009WWD Staff

Forecasts and Analysis

Financial Analysts Predict 2010 Recovery

Asia may come out of recession faster.

clock May 7, 2009John Zarocostas


Jim Gold Lends Support to Charity

Jim Gold has been a busy guy on the charity circuit.

clock May 7, 2009David Moin

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Lady Power: DVF Seeks to Inspire Executive Women

The designer Diane von Furstenberg recounts her career challenges, successes.

clock May 7, 2009Julee Kaplan

Designer and Luxury

Couture Club: The World of Ralph Rucci

They laughed, they gasped, they listened to haute couture designer Ralph Rucci.

clock May 7, 2009Beth Wilson


Retailers See Business Beginning to Stabilize

For Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, it’s “green shoots.” For retailers, the new buzzword is “stabilization.”

clock May 7, 2009Jean E. Palmieri


Lush Life: Tilda Swinton Heads Out of Character

In her new film “Julia,” the actress Tilda Swinton plays a reckless, gun-wielding alcoholic.

clock May 7, 2009Vanessa Lawrence


Taking the Stand: Society Doyennes Testify in Astor Trial

Annette de la Renta and Nancy Kissinger take the stand in the Brooke Astor trial.

clock May 7, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz


Victoria Beckham Heats Up Macy’s for Armani

Victoria Beckham drew hundreds to Macy’s Herald Square where she unveiled her new Emporio Armani Underwear ad.

clock May 7, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Pierre Cardin Recuperating From Fall

Designer Pierre Cardin said to have suffered injury at his property in Lacoste, a village in the south of France.

clock May 7, 2009Chantal Goupil and Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Elbaz, Off the Cuff… Drexler On Air… Mad for Manolos…

A boudoir-style party hosted by Camilla Al Fayed for hip Swedish brand Acne Paper at the Ritz in Paris last week wasn’t all fun for the folks at Lanvin.

clock May 7, 2009WWD Staff


Fall ’09 Men’s Fashion Trend: Boxing Day

Athleticwear and fashion brands draw inspiration from the powerful look of old-school gym training.

clock May 7, 2009Alex Badia


Daily Stock Wrap: May 6, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock May 7, 2009WWD Staff

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