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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 16hDavid 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 10hMiles Socha

Eye

French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

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

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In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

‘Protectors’ of Asprey: Brad and Angelina Design Jewelry Range for Brand

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Overview

There’s a new designer duo in the jewelry world: none other than Brangelina.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Rupert to Take Charge at Richemont

Johann Rupert to take over as chief executive as of April.

clock November 13, 2009Samantha Conti

Business

J.C. Penney Profits Fall

Company’s third-quarter profits declined 78.2 percent as sales slid.

clock November 13, 2009Evan Clark

People

The Right Circles at the Apollo Circle Benefit

There wasn’t a plastic cup in sight before the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Carolina Herrera-sponsored Apollo Circle Benefit.

clock November 13, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Abercrombie Profit Drops 39.3 Percent

Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s third-quarter net income fell to $38.8 million.

clock November 13, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Rue21 and Dollar General Debut as Public Firms

Two retailers Rue21 and Dollar General end long IPO drought.

clock November 16, 2009Vicki M. Young and Alexandra Steigrad and Arnold J. Karr

Parties

Gala Honors Animal-Friendly Fashion

More than 200 supporters turned out for The Humane Society of the U.S.’ fifth annual Cool vs. Cruel awards on Wednesday at The Bowery Hotel in Manhattan.

clock November 16, 2009Karyn Monget

The Markets Features

Stylemax Takes On a Contemporary Flair

October edition of Stylemax added several key contemporary brands.

clock November 16, 2009Beth Wilson

Intimates and Activewear

Adidas to Launch Charitable Project

Adidas is upping its socially responsible credentials in Bangladesh.

clock November 16, 2009Emilie Marsh

Business

Steve Birkhold, Das Exit Diesel

Diesel USA chief executive officer Steve Birkhold will exit that post at the end of this year.

clock November 16, 2009David Lipke

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Topping Time… Changes in Japan… Eliot Spitzer in Fashion…

A panel debating Time magazine’s Person of the Year on Thursday night struggled to even personify their two largest stories of 2009: Twitter and the economy.

clock November 16, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

China, Vietnam Gain as Imports Fall in Sept.

Textile and apparel imports to the U.S. from China and Vietnam increased in September, but shipments from the other top suppliers continued to decline.

clock November 16, 2009Liza Casabona

Government and Trade

Obama to Seek Increased Trade in Asia

President Obama indicated over the weekend that the U.S. will seek to increase its engagement in trade in the region.

clock November 16, 2009Liza Casabona and Kristi Ellis

Fashion Scoops

Vuitton Plea… Of Makeup and Mammals… House Fire at Nygard’s Pad…

The crowd at the opening party of the Louis Vuitton flagship in Dallas had only one complaint — they wanted more merchandise.

clock November 16, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Design Jewelry for Asprey

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are breaking into high-end jewelry design with Asprey via a capsule collection called The Protector.

clock November 16, 2009Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Taking a Chance on CityCenter in Las Vegas

Several big-name jewelers are rolling the dice on CityCenter in Las Vegas.

clock November 16, 2009Rachel Brown and Anne Riley-Katz

Jewelry

Findings: Century Specials… Bendel’s Bevy…

Christie’s and Miriam Haskell cohosted a luncheon to showcase the auction house’s 20th-century photograph sale.

clock November 16, 2009WWD Staff

Fragrance

Humiecki & Graef’s New Fragrance

Clemency, a new women’s scent from German niche fragrance marketer Humiecki & Graef, is inspired by something even more primal — maternal pride.

clock November 16, 2009Susan Stone

Fashion Features

Night Rider: DJ Loli’s Magic in the Mix

For DJ Loli, making an outfit is like making a mix.

clock November 16, 2009Leila Baboi

Fashion Show Reviews

Escada Pre-Fall 2010

Glamour meets function at Escada for pre-fall.

clock November 16, 2009WWD Staff

Department Stores

Barneys Optimistic After Sales Gain

Barneys New York said business is picking up and so is the outlook, at least for the near term.

clock November 16, 2009David Moin

Retail/Business

Façonnable’s Newest Unit Hits S.F.

Façonnable has opened in the downtown Union Square retail neighborhood here as the city’s retail landscape evolves because of economic upheaval.

clock November 16, 2009Joanna Ramey

People

Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Opens in L.A.

The famed chef Thomas Bouchon brings Bouchon to Beverly Hills.

clock November 16, 2009Marcy Medina

People

Inside Maialino in Gramercy Park Hotel

Danny Meyer gives WWD a private tour of his new restaurant Maialino.

clock November 16, 2009Emily Holt

Intimates and Activewear

Maidenform to Launch New Junior Brand

Maidenform Brands plans to launch Maidenform’s Charmed, a junior’s brand, next May.

clock November 16, 2009Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

Victoria’s Secret CEO Gets HUG Award

Victoria’s Secret Sharen Jester Turney says search under way for model for next fashion show.

clock November 16, 2009Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

Only Hearts Shop Pops Up in NoLIta

Only Hearts opened its first vintage lingerie pop-up shop in NoLIta this month at 230 Mott Street in Manhattan.

clock November 16, 2009Karyn Monget

Fashion Show Reviews

Armani Collezioni Pre-Fall 2010

Giorgio Armani has a jump start as he presents his pre-fall lineup today for Armani Collezioni.

clock November 16, 2009WWD Staff

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