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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 12hDavid 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 6hMiles Socha

Retail

Aéropostale Bankruptcy Jeopardizes 10k Jobs

Teen retailer Aéropostale is awaiting a decision from a bankruptcy judge that is likely to impact whether it can find a buyer.

clock 14hVicki M. Young

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Internet Generation: To Keep Up With Teens Brands Go High Tech

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Overview

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Financial

Ann Taylor Returns to Black

AnnTaylor posted a $22.6 million net profit for the first quarter.

clock May 21, 2010David Moin

People

AmfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes

Jennifer Lopez, Karl Lagerfeld, Marion Cotillard, Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Elizabeth Banks and Tom Ford attended amFAR’s live auction.

clock May 21, 2010WWD Staff

Media Features

Social Studies: 5/24/10

The latest social media updates from the fashion world.

clock May 24, 2010Rachel Strugatz

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Mario at the Museum… Fashionably Free…

Mario Testino drew a crowd to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on Wednesday.

clock May 24, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Stocks Finished Down Last Week

Retail shares gained back some ground Friday, rebounding 2 percent.

clock May 24, 2010Evan Clark

Digital

Brands Reach Out to Teens With Technology

Gen-Yers are forcing the industry to push the digital envelope.

clock May 24, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Rue La La Names Chief Marketing Officer

When Rue La La last month named Robert Hall chief marketing officer, there was some collective head scratching within the fashion industry.

clock May 24, 2010Sharon Edelson

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Editors Find Second Lives as Web Consultants

Veteran magazine journalists are finding new careers helping brands build their presences on the Web.

clock May 24, 2010Cate T. Corcoran

Designer and Luxury

Cartier’s Perrin Mixing Craft, Innovation

Emmanuel Perrin seeks balance for the venerable brand, Cartier.

clock May 24, 2010Sophia Chabbott

Textiles

Cotton Pricing in Play as Demand Rises

Consumers are likely to pay because the price of cotton is soaring.

clock May 24, 2010Karyn Monget

Designer and Luxury

Fine Jewelry Trend: Beauty in the Beasts

Things are wild in the world of fine jewelry, as animal wonders make a splash.

clock May 24, 2010Roxanne Robinson

Fashion

Cape Town Readies for FIFA World Cup

The hottest ticket this summer isn’t a trip to Saint-Tropez, Capri, the Greek islands or the Hamptons — it’s the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

clock May 24, 2010Bambina Wise

Clothing/Furnishings

Pitti Uomo to Freshen Look of June Show

Jil Sander will be the Pitti Uomo fair’s special guest.

clock May 24, 2010Kerry Olsen

Designer and Luxury

Tahari Names Three Executives

Elie Tahari hires serve to help global expansion.

clock May 24, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Halston’s Night Owls: Brand Unveils Men’s Lines

Halston showed looks from its two men’s lines in an exclusive to WWD

clock May 24, 2010Brenner Thomas

Designer and Luxury

Tracy Reese to Expand Plenty Line

Plenty by Tracy Reese, which is known for color, texture and pattern, will add a casual and vintage-inspired shoe collection for fall.

clock May 24, 2010Sharon Edelson

Business

Coach Sues Chicago Over Street Market

Coach claims city of Chicago is liable for counterfeit goods sold at a street market.

clock May 24, 2010Matthew Lynch

Mass and Off-Price

Uniqlo in Tie-Up With Velvet Brand

Uniqlo gets a California twist from collaboration with Velvet.

clock May 24, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Body Care

Arden Launches Spa Line at Bed Bath & Beyond

The assortment includes high-end, spa-inspired line of towels, bath robes and slippers.

clock May 24, 2010Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

Guerlain’s Champs-Elysées Garden

Guerlain is showing its flower power.

clock May 24, 2010Jennifer Weil

Business

Penney’s Expects Claiborne Sales to Double

Penney’s five-year plan calls for doubling of current Liz & Co. business.

clock May 24, 2010Holly Haber

Designer and Luxury

Jason Wu Grows Eyewear Collection

Jason Wu takes inspiration from Amelia Earhart, singer Joan Jett, actress Mia Farrow, and Jane of “Jane Eyre.”

clock May 24, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors to Open Larger Flagship

Designer Michael Kors is moving Madison Avenue flagship to a larger, more centrally located space.

clock May 24, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Celine’s Cannes Win… Palin’s Timetable… Birthday Boys…

Juliette Binoche picked up the Cannes International Film Festival award for Best Actress wearing a custom-made, Celine gown.

clock May 24, 2010WWD Staff

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