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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 15hDavid Moin


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


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

Retail’s Holiday Verdict: A Well-Managed Season Stirs Hopes for 2010

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After the final big shopping weekend of the year, retailers are easing out of holiday selling into clearance mode feeling OK about business.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Yves Rocher Dies of Stroke

Yves Rocher, founder of the eponymous French natural beauty company, died of a stroke on Saturday.

clock December 26, 2009Jennifer Weil


Retail Stocks Up 2.6% Last Week

Retail stocks just missed a fifth consecutive winning day in the abbreviated Christmas Eve session.

clock December 28, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Jewelry Firm MCL Opens Hong Kong Boutique

MCL by Matthew Campbell Laurenza jewelry, featured on TV shows such as “Gossip Girl” and “The Hills,” has opened its first stand-alone store in China.

clock December 28, 2009Jennifer Cardenas


Optical Shop Primed for Expansion

Optical Shop International is looking to broaden its view.

clock December 28, 2009Caroline Tell


Findings: Frames for a Cause… Crimzon Rose Merger…

Oakley has partnered with Talk About Curing Autism, on creating special renditions of two of its popular eyewear designs.

clock December 28, 2009WWD Staff

Intimates and Activewear

Lingerie-Inspired Swimwear Makes a Splash

Lingerie influences were all over the spring ready-to-wear runways and now they are headed to the beach and making their mark on the swimwear market.

clock December 28, 2009Katya Foreman

Designer and Luxury

Le Mystère and JonValdi to Collaborate

Le Mystère LLC is collaborating with JonValdi Couture to create customized corsets for JonValdi’s collection of cocktail dresses and evening gowns.

clock December 28, 2009Karyn Monget


Mommy & Me: Celebs Take Daughters Along for the Ride

Demi Moore, Madonna and Andie MacDowell hit the party circuit with unlikely arm candy: their daughters.

clock December 28, 2009WWD Staff


Spring 2010 Activewear Trend: Bad Romance

A lot of people have a love-hate relationship with the gym.

clock December 28, 2009Court Williams

Fashion Scoops

Vivienne Westwood Hits the Wall… Bed and Roses… Arora’s Bubbly…

Vivienne Westwood has teamed with the posh British firm Cole & Son for a wallpaper collection.

clock December 28, 2009WWD Staff


Bettencourt Battle Continues

Liliane Bettencourt has refused to undergo psychological evaluations to help establish whether photographer François-Marie Banier extorted money from her.

clock December 28, 2009Jennifer Weil

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Bold Campaign for Givenchy… Bally’s Home in the Alps…

Givenchy’s campaign for spring features designer Riccardo Tisci’s muse, Mariacarla Boscono, and Natalia Vodianova.

clock December 28, 2009WWD Staff

Mass and Off-Price

Forever 21 Raising Profile in Japan

Forever 21 plans three new stores in Japan next year.

clock December 28, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

English Laundry Launches John Lennon Line

The artwork of John Lennon is featured in a new men’s apparel line.

clock December 28, 2009David Lipke

Department Stores

Retailers Shoot for Top-line Growth in 2010

After the final big Christmas shopping weekend of the year, retailers are easing out of holiday selling into clearance mode feeling OK about business.

clock December 28, 2009David Moin and Holly Haber and Cate T. Corcoran and Jean E. Palmieri and Elizabeth Thurman and Anne Riley-Katz

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

WP Lavori Takes Control of Avon Celli

WP Lavori in Corso has extended its focus on heritage brands by taking control of luxury knitwear company Avon Celli.

clock December 29, 2009Luisa Zargani

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