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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 6hMiles 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 13hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 3hAlexandra Steigrad

In Focus

Roger Federer on His New Nike Collab

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Adapting for Survival: Vendors Redoing Model For Era of ‘New Normal’

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Overview

Even as vendors and retailers continue to struggle with nonshopping consumers and declining sales, the outlines of the world beyond the economic downturn are coming into focus.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

AnnTaylor Shifts Strategy, Posts Loss

AnnTaylor ceo Kay Krill said new approach would increase in-store promotions while limiting markdowns.

clock August 21, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

People

A Mighty Heart with Charlotte Ronson

Charlotte Ronson followed up her L.A. bash with a fete in her hometown of New York City on Thursday night.

clock August 21, 2009WWD Staff

People

Calvin’s Clan Parties at Saks

Calvin Klein’s soiree at Saks felt more like a warm-up to fashion week than an in-store party, with appearances from Alexa Chung and Jessica Joffe.

clock August 21, 2009WWD Staff

Film and TV

“Project Runway” Draws 4.2 Million Viewers

For Harvey Weinstein, it was worth the wait and the lawsuits for “Project Runway.”

clock August 21, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Financial

Strickler Said Top Pick for Textile Negotiator Job

Former textile executive Gail Strickler is the leading candidate for the role of special textile negotiator in the U.S. Trade Representative’s office.

clock August 24, 2009Liza Casabona

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Looking to Hire

Martha Nelson is on the hunt for a new art director at instyle.com.

clock August 24, 2009Amy Wicks

Financial

Mettler Joins Stein Mart Board

Addition of Mettler to Stein Market board increases number of directors to 12.

clock August 24, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Stocks Up Friday

Ben Bernanke’s talk of recovery lifts retail shares and three major indices.

clock August 24, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Legal

Plaintiffs Appeal Dismissal of Case Against Sears, Lampert

Judge had dismissed case involving Kmart bankruptcy.

clock August 24, 2009Matthew Lynch

Clothing/Furnishings

Briefonomics: Forecasts From the Underwear Department

An upswing in sales of men’s underwear may mean the economy in general has turned the corner.

clock August 24, 2009Brenner Thomas

Color Cosmetics

Chanel Opens New Boutique in Selfridges

A fragrant whiff of French flair will infiltrate Selfridges today when Chanel unveils a state-of-the-art fragrance boutique there.

clock August 24, 2009Brid Costello

Intimates and Activewear

Invista Teams With Lane Bryant on New Bra

New collaboration between Invista and Lane Bryant uses Lycra 2.0 tape garment technology for Cacique Back Smoothing Bra.

clock August 24, 2009Karyn Monget

Designer and Luxury

Nina Runsdorf Introduces Colored Stones

Nina Runsdorf, a forerunner of incorporating diamond slices in her signature line NSR Nina Runsdorf, is introducing the company’s first collection in color.

clock August 24, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Handbags

Rebecca Minkoff Plots Growth

Rebecca Minkoff creates social networking website to build her brand.

clock August 24, 2009Caroline Tell

Intimates and Activewear

Mode City Lineup Proves Strong Mix

Mode City intimates and swimwear salon is set for Sept. 5-7 in Paris.

clock August 24, 2009Katya Foreman

People

Like Father, Like Son: Q&A With Wallace Shawn

The prolific actor Wallace Shawn, and son of legendary editor William Shawn, is releasing an anthology of his musings, “Essays,” through Haymarket Books.

clock August 24, 2009Jacob Bernstein

Financial

Foreign Investment in China Declines

With its trade ties with the United States and other countries strained, China is working to reassure the world it remains the best place for foreign investors.

clock August 24, 2009Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Fashion Scoops

Feed Health Backpack Debuts… Marciano Calls Defamation Suit “Baseless”…

Lauren Bush and Vanity Fair will host the launch of the new Feed Health backpack at the Kenneth Cole store in Santa Monica, Calif., Wednesday.

clock August 24, 2009WWD Staff

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Launches Charm Initiative

CFDA marks 15th anniversary of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer with a QVC collaboration and new ads starring Veronica Webb.

clock August 24, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Government and Trade

ITC Rules China Dumped Ribbon on U.S.

Decision could lead to sanctions.

clock August 24, 2009Liza Casabona

Forecasts and Analysis

Vendors Address the New Normal

Retailers are cutting inventories by 15 percent or more from a year ago to deal with the new nonshopping consumer.

clock August 24, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Nike, Hilfiger Among Dreier Ponzi Scheme Victims

Nike, Tommy Hilfiger and Diesel were caught in Marc Dreier’s Ponzi scheme.

clock August 24, 2009Matthew Lynch

Intimates and Activewear

Spring 2010 Legwear Trend: Color Guard

Bright is right for spring. Whether in loose wovens, patterned sheers or solid opaques, legwear in saturated tones add some pep to a step.

clock August 24, 2009Court Williams

Footwear

Findings: More Lepore… Cyber Eyes… Natori Party…

Nanette Lepore is launching a footwear collection for spring with Peter Marcus Group, set to hit stores in February.

clock August 24, 2009WWD Staff

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