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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 5hMiles 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 11hMiles Socha


Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

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

clock 17hDavid Moin

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Olsens’ Growing World: Sisters in Penney’s Deal To Launch Junior Label

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who last week became members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, have signed a deal with J.C. Penney Co. Inc. to launch Olsenboye, a junior brand.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Desirée Rogers and Eva Mendes Hit National Design Awards

First Lady Michelle Obama skipped the National Design Awards but sent White House social secretary Desirée Rogers in her place.

clock October 26, 2009WWD Staff


Delta Apparel Net Climbs to $2.6M

First-quarter sales and margins increase at Delta.

clock October 26, 2009Matthew Lynch

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Simon Scribbles… First Lady of Fashion… Just Super at YSL…

Simon Doonan calls the recession “a colossal bore” in the November/December issue of Departures.

clock October 26, 2009WWD Staff

Department Stores

Olsens to Launch Junior Brand for Penney’s

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have signed a deal with J.C. Penney Co. Inc. to launch Olsenboye.

clock October 26, 2009David Moin


Retail Stocks Rise 1.4 Percent Last Week

A strong third-quarter showing from drove retail stocks up on Friday.

clock October 26, 2009Evan Clark

Department Stores

Eres to Open Boutique in Selfridges

Eres is set to open its first store in the U.K. on Nov. 4.

clock October 26, 2009Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

Innerwear Vendors Face New Challenges

Business is improving, and value-priced basics such as underwear, everyday bras and camis fare better than other items.

clock October 26, 2009Karyn Monget

Real Estate

Microsoft’s First Store Opens in Arizona

The software giant Microsoft opens in Scottsdale Fashion Square.

clock October 26, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Designer and Luxury

Audemars Piguet Expands in Manhattan

Like its watches, Audemars Piguet’s store just got bigger.

clock October 26, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Scoops

On the Road… Versace Grows in Sin City…

Tod’s chief executive officer Marco Giacometti is making the rounds this month, visiting company locations in Toronto and Chicago.

clock October 26, 2009WWD Staff


Escada Bidding Nears End

Escada’s search for a buyer is nearing the final phase.

clock October 26, 2009Melissa Drier


Agent Provocateur in Fragrance Deal

Agent Provocateur has inked a licensing deal with Designer Parfums, a British fragrance distributor and manufacturer.

clock October 26, 2009Brid Costello


Spring 2010 Runway Trend: Spice World

Subtle or emphatic spice shades, such as saffron and paprika, played leading roles in the spring collections on both sides of the Atlantic.

clock October 26, 2009WWD Staff


German Designer Michalsky Inks Beauty Deal

German designer Michael Michalsky and fragrance producer Mäurer & Wirtz have struck a deal to create a fragrance and body care line.

clock October 26, 2009Susan Stone

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