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Retail

Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

clock 15hDavid Moin

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 9hMiles Socha

Eye

French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

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

clock 3hMiles Socha

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Unilever to Acquire Sara Lee Brands

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Overview

Unilever has made a binding offer to acquire Sara Lee Corp.’s personal care business, which includes the Sanex, Radox and Brylcreem brands.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Unilever to Acquire Sara Lee’s Personal Care Business

Unilever has made a binding offer for Sara Lee Corp.’s personal care business, which includes Sanex, Radox, Brylcreem and Duschdas.

clock September 25, 2009Brid Costello

Financial

Revlon Extends Tender Offer

Beauty giant Revlon Inc. boosts the liquidation preference for shares that are turned in for a new preferred stock.

clock September 25, 2009Evan Clark

A Model Writer at Bottega Veneta

Cordula Reyer, at the Bottega Veneta show Saturday morning wearing a different hat – that of a fashion journalist.

clock September 26, 2009WWD Staff

Natalia Vodianova on the Catwalk in Milan

Natalia Vodianova, absent for seven years from the catwalk in Milan, returns exclusively for Scervino.

clock September 26, 2009WWD Staff

Supermodels Step out for Dolce and Gabbana Launch

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Eva Herzigova were cheered on by a crowd of nearly 3,000 at Rinascente.

clock September 26, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

WSJ Magazine Holds Cocktail in Milan

Italian ceo’s from big brands, gather for a cocktail held by WSJ magazine at the Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan.

clock September 26, 2009WWD Staff

Much Obliged: Front Row at Gucci

Mary J. Blige turned up the celebrity volume at Gucci amid a subdued Milan season.

clock September 26, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

I Wanna Hold Your Handbag: Comme des Garcons’ Latest Deal

The enigmatic Rei Kawakubo has come together with plenty of unusual partners, but her latest collaboration just might beat all.

clock September 28, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Exec Pay Falls at Coach

Coach’s top execs Lew Frankfort and Reed Krakoff both take double-digit cuts in compensation.

clock September 28, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Retail Stocks Dip 3.4% Last Week

Signposts pointing to a long, slow recovery with little to propel consumption helped drag retail stocks.

clock September 28, 2009Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Kors, Laura Bush Attend Crystal Charity Event

Michael Kors and Laura Bush were a potent combination at the annual Crystal Charity ball at the Neiman Marcus flagship in Dallas Tuesday.

clock September 28, 2009Holly Haber

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: In His Fashion… Hedi Slimane to Shoot Robert Pattinson…

Tommy Hilfiger drew a packed house at Milk Gallery, with fellow designers and celebrities on hand to celebrate the artist Sam Haskins and his new exhibition.

clock September 28, 2009WWD Staff

Digital

Everyone’s Doing It: Brands Take on Social Media

For fashion companies, 2009 is turning out to be the year of social media.

clock September 28, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Designer and Luxury

New Owners Plan Changes at Highland Park Village

In Texas, the new owners of the Highland Park Village luxury shopping center have hit the ground running.

clock September 28, 2009Holly Haber

Department Stores

Macy’s Passport Gala Makes Push for Funds

Sharon Stone was again the emcee and Elizabeth Taylor, speaking from a wheelchair, told the more than 1,500 guests at the Macy’s Passport gala: “It is up to us.

clock September 28, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Gant to Open on Bleecker Street

Gant has signed a lease for a 700-square-foot space on Bleecker Street in the West Village.

clock September 28, 2009David Lipke

Government and Trade

Trade Groups Pressure Clinton on Honduras

A coalition of fashion trade associations called on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to pressure the Honduran government to fully restore commercial activity.

clock September 28, 2009Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

Paris Preview: Ones to Watch

A few names worth noting for Paris fashion week.

clock September 28, 2009Samantha Conti and Miles Socha and Katya Foreman

Handbags

Tod’s RTW Spring 2010

It really started with our sneaker,” explained Derek Lam of the season’s inspirational springboard.

clock September 28, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Carolina Herrera’s Big News… Tom Ford’s Next Move… Rolling Stone…

Now that he’s got his directorial debut out of the way, it seems Tom Ford may be getting serious about launching his own women’s collection.

clock September 28, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Obituary: Don Fisher, Gap Co-founder, 82

Donald G. Fisher, who with his wife Doris founded Gap Inc. and revolutionized global specialty store retailing, died Sunday at his home in San Francisco.

clock September 28, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Retail Features

Gap Milestones

Important moments in the history of the Gap

clock September 28, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Paris RTW Show Calendar

A calendar for the spring ready-to-wear collections in Paris. Information is accurate as of press time.

clock September 28, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Scoop: Darcy Miller Nussbaum’s Family Affair

Love was in the air and on the walls Wednesday where Darcy Miller Nussbaum was celebrating her exhibit, “Family.”

clock September 28, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Stocks Rally 1.7 Percent Monday

Goldman Sachs downgrades Claiborne, Jones.

clock September 29, 2009Evan Clark

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Rendez-Vous Kicks Off New York Trade Shows

A little more than 60 emerging designer and contemporary brands showed at the second New York edition of the Rendez-Vous trade show.

clock September 29, 2009David Lipke

Textiles

Fiber Price Sheet

The current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock September 29, 2009WWD Staff

People

In the Big House With Author Sarah Waters

The fictional estate Hundreds Hall is the centerpiece of Sarah Waters’ best-selling “The Little Stranger.”

clock October 6, 2009Samantha Conti

Financial

NRF Sees Holiday Sales Sliding

NRF predicts holiday sales will decline 1 percent this year, which would be an improvement upon last year’s 3.4 percent drop.

clock October 6, 2009David Moin and Vicki M. Young

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