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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 16hDavid Moin


Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 10hMiles Socha


French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

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

clock 4hMiles Socha

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Chasing Gold in China: Luxury Brands Step Up Expansion in the East

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Only a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable for a designer brand to leapfrog the fashion capitals of New York and Milan and open a boutique in Shanghai first.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Mitchells Acquires Wilkes Bashford

The San Francisco-based men’s wear institution reached an agreement with the Mitchell family to acquire assets of the business.

clock November 11, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and Vicki M. Young and Anne Riley-Katz

Designer and Luxury

Luella Bartley Seeks Backer, Label Shutters

Luella Bartley is on the hunt for anew backer after Club 21 walked away from a six-year relationship.

clock November 10, 2009Samantha Conti

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Basic Instinct: Calvin Klein White Label Spring 2010

For Calvin Klein white label’s spring outing, the emphasis was on refined casualwear.

clock November 11, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Holiday 2010 Trend: Moonstruck

Nothing says glamour like a gown. And this season, those long beauties are slender and simple with an occasional train and details to dazzle.

clock November 11, 2009Bobbi Queen


Q&A: Stephen Urquhart

Omega has been marketing the thrill of adventure and pioneering spirit it envisions in its luxury timepieces.

clock November 11, 2009Valerie Seckler


Luxury Brands Acclimate to the Internet

Luxury brands may only just be learning to effectively communicate on the Internet, but they are chattering up a storm.

clock November 11, 2009Tina Isaac


J.C. Penney’s Sets Up Facebook Holiday Campaign

J.C. Penney is staking out holiday turf on Facebook.

clock November 11, 2009Valerie Seckler


Chanel, World Tricot Court Decision Due

Chanel will learn Dec. 11 if it has to pay damages to World Tricot.

clock November 11, 2009Emilie Marsh

Designer and Luxury

Hermes Launches Equestrian Event

Hermès International is next year returning to its equestrian roots with a horse competition at the Grand Palais.

clock November 11, 2009Elena Berton


AMFAR Honors Gap’s Stephen Brady

Gala raised $440,000 for AIDS awareness and research.

clock November 11, 2009Joanna Ramey


American Apparel Posts 3rd-Qtr. Net Gains

American Apparel posted a 78 percent pickup in profits for the quarter.

clock November 11, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Fossil Shares Up Tuesday on 3.3% Profit Dip

Fossil earnings beat expectations and improved outlook translate to 9% stock increase.

clock November 11, 2009Matthew Lynch

Human Resources

Lee Scott Joins Private Equity Firm

Former Wal-Mart ceo Lee Scott takes job at Solamere Capital, an investment firm cofounded by the son of Mitt Romney.

clock November 11, 2009Evan Clark


Maidenform Profits Jump in 3rd Qtr.

Maidenform Brands Inc. beat Wall Street estimates Tuesday with an 89.9 percent increase in third-quarter profits.

clock November 11, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Belstaff Targets U.S. Market

The Belstaff brand, worn by George Clooney and Brad Pitt, has opened a showroom and plans to grow.

clock November 11, 2009Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore Act Out… A Dior Christmas…

Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and Naomi Watts performed in short plays at Montblanc-sponsored benefit event.

clock November 11, 2009WWD Staff

Department Stores

Arcandor Seeking Buyer for Karstadt

The search is about to begin for a buyer for the insolvent Arcandor Group’s Karstadt department store chain.

clock November 11, 2009Melissa Drier

Color Cosmetics

Urban Decay’s New Owners Position for Growth Abroad

Urban Decay has brought on board a chief financial officer and geared up for aggressive international expansion.

clock November 11, 2009Rachel Brown

Designer and Luxury

Luxury Brands Step Up Expansion in China

Lanvin, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Chanel grow presence in Asia.

clock November 11, 2009Miles Socha and Emilie Marsh and Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Elena Berton

Government and Trade

Baucus Pushes Asia-Pacific Trade Pact

Max Baucus (D., Mont.) urges President to pursue Asian trade deals.

clock November 11, 2009Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Designer and Luxury

Fred Leighton Aquisition Completed

Fred Leighton has a new beginning after almost two years in bankruptcy.

clock November 11, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Specialty Stores

Ron Herman Partners With J.Crew

Specialty retailer Ron Herman, owner of the high-end Fred Segal boutiques, opened a J. Crew shop-in-shop on Monday.

clock November 11, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Glamour at Carnegie Hall… AOL Cuts… Stewart Deal…

Rihanna, Serena Williams, Maria Shriver and Stella McCartney were honored at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards.

clock November 11, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Lars Nilsson, Mabro to Create Men’s Line

Lars Nilsson will launch a signature men’s wear line with Italian men’s wear manufacturer Mabro during the Pitti trade fair.

clock November 11, 2009Emilie Marsh

Retail Features

Apparel/Retail Summit Wraps Up

WWD Apparel/Retail CEO Summit speakers Donna Karan, Sir Martin Sorrell and Ron Frasch, among others, covered a range of subjects.

clock November 11, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: Novermber 10, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock November 11, 2009WWD Staff

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