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Fashion

Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

clock 5hMiles Socha

Business

Prada Profits Slump 25% in H1

Revenues dropped 15 percent, despite the "first signs of improving trends in mainland China.”

clock 5hGordon Sirlisi

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 15hRachel Strugatz

The Bills Roll In: Industry Adds Up Cost of New Health Care Law

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Overview

The industry’s bills are already coming due for the new health care law. Health care reform may have been a key win for President Obama, but accountants are just now wading into the details.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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People

Spring Awakening at New Yorkers for Children Gala

Malin Akermann, Zac Posen, Tinsley Mortimer and Emmy Rossum celebrated New Year’s in April at the charity’s Fool’s Fete.

clock April 9, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Swarovski Teams With ‘Sex and the City 2’

Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda are getting a little extra sparkle.

clock April 9, 2010WWD Staff

People

Minnie Mortimer Celebrates Scoop Collaboration

Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr feted the new line at a dinner held at The Standard Grill.

clock April 9, 2010WWD Staff

People

Kensington Palace Exhibit Mixes Fashion and Royalty

Kensington Palace has been given a fairy tale-worthy facelift for a new exhibit, “The Enchanted Palace.”

clock April 12, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Elkann’s Silver Lining… Milan Fashion Week Decompresses…

Fiat scion Lapo Elkann is passing through Tokyo to launch a limited edition Alfa Romeo Brera.

clock April 12, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Stocks Up 3.7% Last Week

Helped by strong same-store sales results, S&P Retail Index hits new 52-week high Friday.

clock April 12, 2010Arnold J. Karr and Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Fall 2010 Accessories Trend: Galaxy Quest

Fall’s deep-hued accessories glitter with metallic finishes and accents.

clock April 12, 2010Shoshanna Fischhoff

Financial

Health Care Costs to Pressure Industry

After the passage of landmark health care legislation, the early read is that U.S. companies of all sizes will be paying more.

clock April 12, 2010Evan Clark and Liza Casabona

Designer and Luxury

Supreme Court Weighing Appeal of ‘First-Sale’ Case

Costco and Omega watches at odds over copyright law.

clock April 12, 2010Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

Jil Sander Launches New Line

Jil Sander, led by creative director Raf Simons, wants to build a wider customer base with a lower-priced brand extension.

clock April 12, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Specialty Stores

Sidney Burstein of Browns Dies

Sidney Burstein, who together with his wife, Joan, founded the Browns group of multibrand designer boutiques here, died April 5 after a long illness.

clock April 12, 2010Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

Department Stores

Card Activation Sues Stores Over Patent Infringement

Macy’s, Penney’s, Nordstrom among defendants in most recent suit filed by Card Activation Technologies Inc.

clock April 12, 2010Matthew Lynch

Retail/Business

Execs Talk Innovation at Global Retailing Conference

Executives at the Global Retailing Conference said established brands need to blend their core values with cutting-edge creative and business strategies.

clock April 12, 2010Marcy Medina

Financial

Takashimaya Profits Fall

Japanese department store operator Takashimaya Co. posted a net profit of $82.6 million at average exchange for the year ended Feb. 28.

clock April 12, 2010Kelly Wetherille

Clothing/Furnishings

Vineyard Vines Adds Merchandising Exec

Apparel and accessories brand Vineyard Vines has hired Bill Mahar as vice president of merchandising.

clock April 12, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Designer and Luxury

Kenneth Cole Embraces Social Media Carefully

“I have to [tweet] because I can impose my points of view on still more people,” said designer Kenneth Cole at Southern Methodist University.

clock April 12, 2010Holly Haber

Footwear

Cole Haan Fuses Old and New for Fall

Cole Haan’s fall collection reflects an effort by the 82-year-old accessories brand to build on core values emphasized by chief executive officer Dave McTague.

clock April 12, 2010Sophia Chabbott

Memo Pad

Fergie Says A Little Touch-Up Is Fine… Kate’s Myth Misses…

Fergie celebrated her May Elle cover and talked about the name of her first fragrance, Outspoken by Fergie, at a luncheon on Friday.

clock April 12, 2010WWD Staff

People

Benefit Taps Aurelian Lis

Aurelian Lis has been named general manager, North America, of Benefit Cosmetics.

clock April 12, 2010Julie Naughton

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