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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 13hMiles 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 19hMiles Socha


Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 10hAlexandra Steigrad

Caught in a ‘Cloud’: Technology Revolution Reinventing Retail

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In the retail world, the technological revolution has only just begun.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Twin Power Backstage at Dsquared

Tokio Hotel’s twin band members, Bill Kaulitz and Tom Kaulitz, will be dressed by Dsquared for their forthcoming Humanoid tour.

clock January 19, 2010WWD Staff


A Racy Front Row at Giorgio Armani

Formula One driver Giancarlo Fisichella attended the Giorgio Armani show on Tuesday.

clock January 19, 2010WWD Staff


Time Inc. Buys StyleFeeder Site

Time Inc. has acquired StyleFeeder, one of a growing number of sites that may be the future for glossy magazines, though they look nothing like one.

clock January 19, 2010Cate T. Corcoran

Designer and Luxury

Roland Mouret Aims at the Real Man

Mouret designs a low-key, dark — and glamorous — collection known as Mr. that contemplative, rollup-smoking artistes, poets and filmmakers would happily don.

clock January 20, 2010Samantha Conti


P&G Enters E-Commerce Arena

According to a statement from P&G, the store, called eStore, will test e-commerce concepts and launch in the spring.

clock January 20, 2010Brid Costello and Andrea Nagel


Alliance Boots’ Posts Third-Quarter Sales Gain

Alliance Boots’ health-and-beauty division, which includes the Boots chain, registered a 6.1 percent third-quarter sales uptick.

clock January 20, 2010Pete Born


Vitali Named GM at Kiehl’s

Cheryl Vitali has been named worldwide general manager of the Kiehl’s brand at L’Oréal.

clock January 20, 2010Pete Born


Prada Confirms Hiring of Kress

François Kress has joined New York-based Prada USA as chief executive officer, a Prada spokesman said.

clock January 20, 2010WWD Staff


Designer License Holding Files for Bankruptcy

Bill Blass licensee, Designer License Holding, lists $18.7M in assets and $15.5M in liabilities.

clock January 20, 2010Vicki M. Young and Matthew Lynch


Liz Sells Claiborne Outlets in Canada

Laura Canada, a privately held specialty retailer based in Montreal, buys 38 Liz Claiborne outlet stores in Canada.

clock January 20, 2010Arnold J. Karr


Retail Stocks Rise 0.9 Percent Tuesday

Nordstrom gets nod of approval from Deutsche Bank.

clock January 20, 2010Evan Clark

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Gen Art “New Garde” Presentation Returns

Gen Art’s “New Garde” fashion presentation will venture back here after a three-year hiatus.

clock January 20, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson


Jessica Simpson Teams With Jones New York

Jessica Simpson is another step closer to building her billion dollar brand. The deal with Jones is the 19th licensing partnership for the Simpson brand.

clock January 20, 2010Julee Kaplan

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Online Under Fire… Anna Wintour to Meet French Industry Minister…

In this age of nanosecond reporting, it’s easy to forget to think before you tweet.

clock January 20, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Julia Roberts’ LBD… Lacroix’s Baroque Women… Bad Boy Yves…

Julia Roberts was the first to lay eyes on the late Seventies Yves Saint Laurent long-sleeve, short black dress she donned for the Golden Globes.

clock January 20, 2010WWD Staff

Department Stores

Buyers Applaud Relaxed Men’s Collections in Milan

Prada, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana stood out to buyers at Milan.

clock January 20, 2010Luisa Zargani and Emilie Marsh and Jean Scheidnes

Designer and Luxury

Past Perfect: Men’s Fall 2010 Accessories Trend

Echoing an emphasis on heritage in the runway collections, accessories makers also went back to their roots for fall.

clock January 20, 2010Luisa Zargani

Retail Features

Retail’s Technological Revolution Takes Off

Cloud computing, social media and mobile initiatives could upend the retail business.

clock January 20, 2010Cate T. Corcoran

Specialty Stores

Gregory Scott Said Offered New York & Co. Post

Gregory Scott could be next in line to run New York & Company Inc.

clock January 20, 2010David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Sales Up 15 Percent

Burberry reported a 15.5 percent rise in third-quarter revenue to 380 million pounds.

clock January 20, 2010Samantha Conti


Todd Oldham Suit Versus Old Navy Dismissed

Judge cites ‘extraordinarily high demand’ in retailer-designer talks.

clock January 20, 2010Matthew Lynch


Daily Stock Wrap: January 19, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock January 20, 2010WWD Staff

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