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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 11hMiles 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 17hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 8hAlexandra Steigrad

Thankful 2009 Is Over: Fashion Magazines Look For Ad Rebound in 2010

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Overview

Fashion magazines’ full-year figures for ad pages aren’t as full-figured as in the past — but publishers hope their titles will begin adding back some weight as 2010 progresses. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Clothing/Furnishings

Tandy Moves Back to Black in First Quarter

Sales for Tandy rally 7.4% in period as gifts grow 58.8%.

clock November 13, 2009Matthew Lynch

Memo Pad

Food Site Launches on iVillage

The site will contain blogs, recipes, photos and video content, with talent including Gail Simmons and restaurateur Donatella Arpaia.

clock November 12, 2009Amy Wicks

Business

Wal-Mart, Kohl’s Cautious About Outlook

Both stores boosted third-quarter sales and earnings, but their outlooks for the current quarter were somewhat less bullish than Wall Street hoped.

clock November 13, 2009Evan Clark

Financial

Anthropologie Helps Lift Urban Outfitters in Qtr.

Urban Outfitters topped both its own year-ago performance and analysts’ estimates.

clock November 12, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

People

Pop Goes the Warhol

New book, “POP: The Genius of Andy Warhol” (HarperCollins), offers a detailed account of the artist’s rise to fame.

clock November 13, 2009Lorna Koski

Retailing

At Bloomie’s, A Long Hello

Michael Gould, chief executive officer of Bloomingdale’s, said it took 11 years, to convince Sisley to create a counter in the 59th Street flagship.

clock November 13, 2009Pete Born

Retailing

Anastasia Expands Salon, Retail Business

Despite operating out of modest digs in a 1,400-square-foot salon in Beverly Hills for 13 years, Anastasia Soare has become a global brow guru.

clock November 13, 2009Rachel Brown

Retailing

Skin Care Gets a Player for Teens: Bellaboo

The beauty industry thrives on meeting every kind of skin care need.

clock November 13, 2009Faye Brookman

Hair

Volume Gets a Boost From Hair Firms

P&G, Living Proof and Redken are offering a range of new volumizing hair products.

clock November 13, 2009Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Snippets: Pretty Face… Good Work…

Garnier Nutritioniste skin care has tapped model and actress Bridget Moynahan as its latest spokeswoman.

clock November 13, 2009WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

Ulta Gains Altitude With Prestige Brands

A decade ago, Lyn Kirby boldly wrote prestige cosmetics into her business plan for the mass market emporium, Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.

clock November 13, 2009Molly Prior

Fragrance

At Home at Frédéric Malle’s N.Y. Boutique

Fragrance entrepreneur Frédéric Malle has opened his first freestanding store in the U.S.

clock November 13, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Fragrance

Gwen Stefani Lightens Up With Sunshine Cuties

Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers have touched off a flurry of activity at Coty, creating five new juices, new outfits, optimistic tans and pedicured toes.

clock November 13, 2009Julie Naughton

People

Kate Moss on Vintage Perfume, Style and Life

Kate Moss discusses her latest fragrance.

clock November 13, 2009Brid Costello

People

Lauder Specialty Group Restructures, Creates Positions

Specialty Group of Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. has undergone a partial restructuring with the appointments of three top executives.

clock November 13, 2009Pete Born

Financial

Neal’s Yard Envisions Growth

Neal’s Yard Remedies is cozying up to customers where they live, as part of its growth strategy.

clock November 13, 2009Brid Costello

Fragrance

Prestige Fragrance Sales Down 11 Percent

Sales of prestige fragrances in theU.S. declined 11 percent in the first nine months, according to the NPD group.

clock November 13, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Financial

Paris Court Dismisses Fine for Beauty Firms, Retailers

A Paris appeals court has dismissed a three-year-old fine amounting to 46.2 million euros meant to be paid by 13 prestige beauty brands.

clock November 13, 2009Jennifer Weil

Business

Aeffe Reports Loss

Aeffe SpA said it hoped cost-cutting initiatives and a newly signed license agreement with French label Cacharel would lift the Italian fashion group in 2010.

clock November 13, 2009Andrew Roberts

Designer and Luxury

Bulgari Moves Back into Black

Bulgari SpA returned to profit in the third quarter and said the gradual improvement in sales in the period was continuing through November.

clock November 13, 2009Andrew Roberts

Financial

Benetton Earnings Leap 45 Percent

Benetton Group SpA forecast around a 2 to 3 percent decline in 2009 revenues and “satisfactory profitability” after third-quarter earnings gained 47 percent.

clock November 13, 2009Andrew Roberts

Department Stores

Harrods Spotlights Talent Online

Harrods is giving young designers a boost with a new, online initiative called Harrods Launches.

clock November 13, 2009Samantha Conti

Intimates and Activewear

Nike Opens Tokyo Flagship

Nike will open a sprawling new flagship in Harajuku, a district known for its cutting-edge street fashion and youthful clientele, this week.

clock November 13, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Designer and Luxury

Alexander Wang Wins Swiss Textiles Award

Designer Alexander Wang picks up the 2009 Swiss Textiles Award and 100,000 euros in prize money.

clock November 13, 2009Katya Foreman

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: November 12, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock November 13, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Malo Names Palatella as Creative Director

Malo managing director Massimo Suppancig has tapped Saverio Palatella as creative director of the brand’s women’s and men’s collections.

clock November 13, 2009Luisa Zargani

Specialty Stores

Mango Eyes U.S. Expansion

Mango face Scarlett Johansson attends spring collection party; retailer hopes to add 200 corners.

clock November 13, 2009Barbara Barker

Specialty Stores

Apple Goes Big on Broadway

Apple opens company’s largest store in Manhattan and is the last freestanding retail space on the avenue.

clock November 13, 2009Sharon Edelson

Real Estate

Troubled Chicago Project Might Open Soon

Despite a lawsuit, developers of Block 37 seek pre-Thanksgiving launch.

clock November 13, 2009Beth Wilson

Specialty Stores

Gap Opens Two Prototypes

Gap is hoping 1969 is a very good year.

clock November 13, 2009Sharon Edelson and Holly Haber

Retail Features

A Sailor’s Life: Land’s End Spring Presentation

Add Land’s End to the list of retailers intent on updating its image.

clock November 13, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Charmed, I’m Sure… A Mob for Mendes… Bulgari and Ricky Martin Hook Up…

Jeweler Stephen Dweck wants everyone to have a piece of him.

clock November 13, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Geoffrey Beene Exhibit: A Delightful “Trapeze”

Geoffrey Beene show in Phoenix pays tribute to the great American designer.

clock November 13, 2009Venessa Lau

Print

Fashion Mags Look for Rebound in 2010

Most fashion magazines suffered jaw-clenching declines in paging in 2009.

clock November 13, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Playboy’s Stock Hop… Free Falling… PR Changes…

Playboy Enterprises’ stock surged 42 percent to $4.07 on Thursday on reports that Iconix Brand Group is in talks to buy the company.

clock November 13, 2009WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Orders Pick Up at Dallas FIG

October show in Dallas sees strong attendance.

clock November 13, 2009Holly Haber

Obituaries

Kurt Barnard, Retail Consultant, Dies at 82

Kurt Barnard, an economist and consultant who specialized for more than 40 years in retailing, manufacturing and consumer behavior, died Nov. 7. He was 82.

clock November 13, 2009WWD Staff

Mass and Off-Price

Milstein Back in Business with Best Coat Factory

Stephen Milstein, whose family built Burlington Coat Factory, opens Paramus, N.J., pop-up store that specializes in deeply discounted designer labels.

clock November 13, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Department Stores

Nordstrom Q3 Net, Revenues Up

Nordstrom raises full-year guidance.

clock November 13, 2009Matthew Lynch

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