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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 10hMiles 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 17hMiles Socha


Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 7hAlexandra Steigrad

Holiday’s Winning Picks: Retailers’ Shares Climb On Outcome of Season

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Wall Street’s first reaction to the holiday season through the weekend was a rather enthusiastic thumbs-up.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Memo Pad

America’s Next Talk Show Exit… Kate Moss Sticking to London…

Tyra Banks tweets fifth season of “The Tyra Show” will be its last.

clock December 28, 2009WWD Staff

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Online Vintage Stores Bucking the Economy

Britain’s high street clothing stores might be struggling, but Internet business is brisk for a new clutch of vintage stores.

clock December 29, 2009WWD Staff


Fiber Price Sheet: December 29, 2009

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock December 29, 2009WWD Staff


U.S. Cotton Industry Expected to Improve in 2010

Cotton industry sources now believe the pricing floor has been reached.

clock December 29, 2009Ross Tucker

Government and Trade

Cambodian Apparel Industry Hit by Global Downturn

Cambodia’s apparel sector sheds tens of thousands of jobs.

clock December 29, 2009John Zarocostas


Alessandra Amoroso Goes Sky High

Italy’s hottest pop star Alessandra Amoroso went from Italy’s version of “American Idol” to top of the charts.

clock December 29, 2009Rachel Mascetta


Actress Alexandra Daddario Talks About “Percy Jackson & the Olympians”

Alexandra Daddario plays with the gods in the upcoming fantasy flick, ““Percy Jackson & the Olympians.”

clock December 29, 2009Amanda FitzSimons


Eye Trend: Celebs Don Long-Sleeve Dresses

Kate Hudson, Jessica Stam and others make statements in long-sleeved dresses.

clock December 29, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Bendel’s, Swarovski Team Up for Collection

Henri Bendel shoppers have never been of the shy, retiring variety. Their taste leans toward anything embellished and encrusted.

clock December 29, 2009Sharon Edelson


Takashimaya’s Profits, Sales Fall

Takashimaya’s net profits fell 63.2 percent for the nine-month period to Nov. 30.

clock December 29, 2009Koji Hirano


Society Hairstylist Cerón Opens Dallas Salon

Cerón’s high-profile clientele ranges from the couture-clad Becca Cason Thrash to the demure former First Lady, Laura Bush.

clock December 29, 2009Holly Haber

Designer and Luxury

Designers’ Great Escapes

As 2009 draws to a close, designers, retailers — and many others — have taken flight to escape the daily grind.

clock December 29, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


Spring 2010 Fur Trend: Night Lights

Furs are high on charm this season with looks that are more fun than extravagant.

clock December 29, 2009Bobbi Queen


Holiday’s Winning Picks: Wall Street Pushes Retail Stocks Up Monday

Investors Monday rewarded apparel retailers, department stores in particular, with nearly universal gains on the first trading session following Christmas.

clock December 29, 2009David Moin and Vicki M. Young and Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

Mass and Off-Price

Fast-Fashion Retailers Eye New Concepts

Despite coming up ahead in the economy, Inditex SA, H&M and Fast Retailing Co. Ltd. are sharpening product offerings and taking other measures to grow business.

clock December 29, 2009Elena Berton and Miles Socha and Barbara Barker and Kelly Wetherille

Department Stores

Dept. Store Sites Score Big Increases

Kohl’s Corp., Wal-Mart and Sears see website traffic soar in November.

clock December 29, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Daily Stock Wrap: December 28, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock December 29, 2009WWD Staff

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