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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 13hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 19hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 9hAlexandra Steigrad

Feeling Economy’s Bite: Top Vendor Executives See Pay Decline 25.6%

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Overview

Apparel vendors felt the sting of a slower economy very directly in 2008 — right in their wallets.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Ferragamo’s Giornetti to Design Women’s Collections

Ferragamo’s men’s wear designer, Massimiliano Giornetti, will now also design the women’s collections, replacing Cristina Ortiz.

clock July 30, 2009Alessandra Ilari and Rachel Mascetta

Financial

Escada Improves Bond Exchange Offer

Escada has for the third time improved its exchange offer for bondholders as well as extending the exchange period.

clock July 29, 2009Melissa Drier

Business

Jones Net Rises 23.5 Percent

Cost cutting boosts bottom line.

clock July 29, 2009Vicki M. Young

Business

Tod’s Reports Uptick in First Half

Shoes boost sales, but leather goods, accessories and apparel see decline.

clock July 30, 2009Luisa Zargani

Intimates and Activewear

FINA Ratifies Ban on High-Tech Swimsuits

FINA, competitive swimming’s governing body, bans the use of buoyant, long-length swimsuits starting next year.

clock July 30, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

WWD List: The Highest Paid Vendor Executives

Top vendor executives ranked by the value of their 2008 compensation.

clock July 30, 2009Cecily Hall and Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Top Vendor Executives’ Pay: #11-20

Top vendor executives ranked by the value of their 2008 compensation.

clock July 30, 2009Cecily Hall and Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Counterfeiter Chu Gets 97-Month Sentence

Ring leader convicted of smuggling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of accessories and apparel.

clock July 30, 2009Matthew Lynch

People

Ang Lee’s Woodstock

Moviegoers expecting Ang Lee’s latest film, “Taking Woodstock,” to be a tribute to the 1969 music festival might be surprised.

clock July 30, 2009Priya Rao

People

Daphne Guinness’ New Fragrance

The British heiress chats about her new perfume venture.

clock July 30, 2009Amanda FitzSimons

Department Stores

County Vote Goes in Boscov’s Favor

Loan guarantee clears way for acquisition of Boscov’s chain by family interests.

clock July 30, 2009Kate Fleisher

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Chaus Extends Deal With China Ting… Size Matters…

China Tin will serve as exclusive supplier of Asian-made merchandise for Chaus.

clock July 30, 2009WWD Staff

People

Mexx Adds Three Executives

In an effort to build its Mexx Worldwide business, Liz Claiborne Inc. has hired three top executives, all starting on Nov. 1.

clock July 30, 2009Julee Kaplan

Denim

Mandell Steps Down as Hampshire President

Richard Mandell will be succeeded by Heath Golden at Hampshire Group.

clock July 30, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Bare Escentuals Profits Drop in Second Quarter

Results hurt by currency, softness in direct business.

clock July 30, 2009Matthew Lynch

Financial

Top Vendor Execs See Pay Decline 25.6%

Some executives forfeit their bonuses as companies scale back.

clock July 30, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Beige Book Hints at Economic Improvement

Anecdotal accounts in the Beige Book report indicated some stabilization in the overall economy, but retail stocks dipped yesterday.

clock July 30, 2009Kristi Ellis

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: July 29, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock July 30, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Chalayan’s New Channels

Hussein Chalayan discusses his new denim collaboration with J Brand, criticizes Kate Moss’ line and bemoans being labeled “avant-garde.”

clock July 30, 2009Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Hourani’s New Line… Final Cut for Fashion’s Night Out… Wise Out…

There’s a new name to add to the list of young designers who have introduced a secondary line: Rad Hourani.

clock July 30, 2009WWD Staff

Retail/Business

Obituary: Sanford Glanzrock, 82

Services have been held for Sanford “Sandy” Glanzrock, a veteran men’s wear executive who died July 15 following complications resulting from heart surgery.

clock July 30, 2009WWD Staff

Denim

Quiksilver Partners With The Standard on Boardshorts

Quiksilver boardshorts and bikini will be distributed via poolside vending machines at Standard Hotels.

clock July 30, 2009David Lipke

Denim

New Earnest Sewn President Faces Stiff Challenges

Earnest Sewn has named Gary Cohen president of the U.S. business.

clock July 30, 2009David Lipke

Clothing/Furnishings

Swim Shows Stick to Basics

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim drew 15,000 people.

clock July 30, 2009Elizabeth Thurman and Brenner Thomas

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: About Elle… Quarterly Earnings… Google Goliath…

Lagardère Active, parent company of Hachette Fillipacchi, denied that it was in talks to take over Elle.

clock July 30, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion

Men’s Swim Trend: The Beach Boys

Swimwear trends for spring 2010

clock July 30, 2009Alex Badia

Clothing/Furnishings

Lucky Brand Inks Underwear License

Lucky Brand has inked a license agreement for underwear, loungewear and sleepwear with Israel-based Delta Galil Industries Ltd.

clock July 31, 2009David Lipke

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