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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 14hDavid Moin


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


French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

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

clock 2hMiles Socha

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Bucking the Bad News: Retail Shares Soar 6% Despite GM Bankruptcy

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Even the bankruptcy of the firm that once represented the pinnacle of American capitalism couldn’t hold back retail and fashion stocks on Monday.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Polo With the Prince

HRH Prince Harry of Wales faced off against Nacho Figueras at Veuve Clicquot’s second annual Manhattan Polo Classic.

clock June 1, 2009WWD Staff


Bucking the Bad News: Retail Shares Soar Monday

S&P Retail Index gains despite GM bankruptcy.

clock June 1, 2009Matthew Lynch and Alexandra Steigrad

Beauty Features

Kenzo’s Field of Poppies

A field of 200,000 poppies sprung up in the middle of the Place de la République in Lyon, France, Friday, thanks to Kenzo Parfums.

clock June 2, 2009Liz Webber


Beauty Companies Sponsor Art Shows in Paris

Yves Rocher supports “Elles@centrepompidou,” and L’Oreal sponsors exhibit called ““Le Bain et le Miroir.”

clock June 2, 2009Madeline Stoeri

Intimates and Activewear

Puma Signs Deal for Swim Collection

Puma licensed Blue Water Design Group, a division of Apparel Ventures, to manufacture and market swimwear & beachwear line.

clock June 2, 2009Lisa Lockwood

Government and Trade

U.N. Predicts Global Economic Decline This Year

World trade volume is expected to decline 11 percent, according to a U.N. report.

clock June 2, 2009John Zarocostas


Italian Makers Team for Bread & Butter Trade Show

Three of Italy’s leading manufacturers are joining forces for a special exhibition at Berlin’s Bread & Butter trade show to highlight Italy’s denim expertise.

clock June 2, 2009Alessandra Turra


Swatches: Nilit Makes Acquisition

Nilit, a manufacturer of nylon 6.6 polyamide fibers based in Migdal Ha’emek, Israel, has acquired the U.S. operations of Nylstar.

clock June 2, 2009WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

After the Recession, What Will Execs Do First?

Once the recession ends, top apparel executives believe re-invigorating their brands will be their main priority.

clock June 2, 2009Lisa Lockwood and Marc Karimzadeh and Julee Kaplan


Food for Thought: New Doc Film Exposes Factory Farms

“Food Inc.” documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner speaks with WWD about gaining access to farms.

clock June 2, 2009Emily Holt

Forecasts and Analysis

Hoffman Details L&T’s Reaction to Downturn

Lord & Taylor president and ceo Brendan Hoffman discusses his strategy for the department store.

clock June 2, 2009Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri

Government and Trade

Geithner Calls for Cooperation in First China Trip

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner nudges China on currency reform.

clock June 2, 2009Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Government and Trade

China Monopoly Law Stirs Fears

China’s first antimonopoly law has raised trade tensions in recent months.

clock June 2, 2009Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Bluefly to Hold Private Estate Jewelry Sale

Online retailer Bluefly will sell estate jewelry from Tiffany’s,Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and Cartier in its first private sell.

clock June 2, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Stage Stores Launching David Rodriguez Line

Stage Stores Inc. is launching its first exclusive designer brand with a casual sportswear line by David Rodriguez.

clock June 2, 2009Holly Haber

Department Stores

Harvey Nichols Plots Steady Growth

British retailer Harvey Nichols is focusing on emerging markets with plans for stores in Kuwait and possibly Moscow.

clock June 2, 2009Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Wu and Jacobs Pose… High Life on the High Line… DVF’s Newsy Lunch…

In this year’s CFDA Journal, Jason Wu stands proudly in an emerald green evening gown over a gray suit.

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Designer and Luxury

Security in Paris Intensifies After Chopard Heist

Jewelers increase security, but it’s still unclear whether the Chopard robbery is linked to the so-called “Pink Panthers” international gang of jewelry thieves.

clock June 2, 2009Elena Berton

Intimates and Activewear

Bar Refaeli Designs the ‘Little Black Bikini’

Model Bar Rafaeli has designed a swimsuit for Hurley, which is currently sold on Hurley’s and Victoria’s Secret’s websites.

clock June 2, 2009Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Chanel Names Menarguez to Senior VP, CFO Posts

Chanel has promoted Barbara Menarguez to senior vice president and chief financial officer.

clock June 2, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


Wells Fargo Said to Be Warming to Emerisque

The private equity firm Emerisque is believed to have raised its offer for Hartmarx, which may make Wells Fargo more open to the peq’s stalking horse bid.

clock June 2, 2009Vicki M. Young


Court Approves Sale of Against All Odds

New Deal LLC gets court approval to purchase hip-hop specialty chain, Against All Odds.

clock June 2, 2009Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Cynthia Rowley Christens Newbury Street Store

Where others retrench, Cynthia Rowley sallies forth with a new store in Boston.

clock June 2, 2009Katherine Bowers and Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Opens Shanghai Flagship

Unit is brand’s 28th in Mainland China.

clock June 2, 2009Amanda Kaiser


Samsonite Receives $175M in Funding

Samsonite has been granted a financial lifeline from CVC Capital Partners, which purchased the travel accessories brand in 2007.

clock June 2, 2009Samantha Conti


Timex Buys Ecko Watch Trademark

Timex Group has acquired the Marc Ecko watch trademarks on a global basis.

clock June 2, 2009David Lipke


Daily Stock Wrap: June 01, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock June 2, 2009WWD Staff

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