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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 11hMiles 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

Luxe’s Fragile Recovery: Neiman’s Still Cautious Despite Return to Black

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Neiman Marcus Cautious, Despite Return to Black

Neiman Marcus returned to profitability in the third quarter with a 10.5 percent leap in sales.

clock June 8, 2010Arnold J. Karr and Nancy Brumback


Talbots Reduces Loss in 1st Qtr.

The Talbots Inc. on Tuesday posted a first-quarter loss that was narrower than a year ago.

clock June 8, 2010Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

Memo Pad

Sally Singer Moves to T… More Changes at W… It’s A Raid…

The New York Times has tapped Vogue’s Sally Singer to be the next editor in chief of T.

clock June 8, 2010WWD Staff


CFDA Winners Rejoice

Alexander Wang, Donna Karan, Jason Wu and Phillip Lim packed the Boom Boom Room for Nadja Swarovski’s after-party.

clock June 8, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Polo Breaks New Ground with Online Tennis Clinic

Ralph Lauren teams up with Boris Becker for online tennis clinic.

clock June 9, 2010Marc Karimzadeh


J. Crew Nears Deal for Men’s Store in Boston

J. Crew is close to taking its men’s concept on the road.

clock June 9, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Million-Dollar Baby… Diana’s Wardrobe Sale… Chanel Hire…

Gucci’s new spring 2011 children’s collection will be unveiled on June 24 during the Pitti Bimbo trade fair.

clock June 9, 2010WWD Staff


Oxford Net Grows, Guidance Boosted

Tommy Bahama profits up 45.8% in first quarter as sales grow 10.9%.

clock June 9, 2010Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

Apparel Worker Violations, Murders Increased Last Year

Study of 140 nations conducted by the International Trade Union Confederation.

clock June 9, 2010John Zarocostas


Juicy Couture Feeds Mania Online

Kate Foster explained the brand’s devotees tend toward the fanatic, a trait the company has leveraged in its social media program.

clock June 9, 2010Matthew Lynch


Firms Need to Expand Consumer Conversation

Jeff Max capped the day by hosting an open discussion with attendees and peppering the conversation with his own takeaways.

clock June 9, 2010Matthew Lynch


Perry Ellis Builds Web Profile

Perry Ellis International is relatively new to the social media phenomenon.

clock June 9, 2010Amy Wicks


Halogen CEO: Web Teams Lack Love

Halogen Network founder and chief executive officer Greg Shove opened with a question to the Web team members in the room.

clock June 9, 2010Matthew Lynch


Facebook’s Josh Rahn Talks Marketing and “Friends”

Josh Rahn, a director of sales for Facebook, gave Web marketers some real-time ammunition in the battle to win attention from the corporate office.

clock June 9, 2010Matthew Lynch


Coach Sends FB Fans to Stores

The focus of Coach Inc.’s online social media campaigns is to drive traffic into the company’s brick-and-mortar stores.

clock June 9, 2010Cate T. Corcoran


Google Exec Touts YouTube as Brand Builder

One of the biggest brand building mediums today is video, said Kevin Kells, national industry director of consumer packaged goods for Google Inc.

clock June 9, 2010Cate T. Corcoran


L’Oreal Boosts Online Profile

L’Oréal Paris aims to integrate social media strategies with website activity.

clock June 9, 2010Cate T. Corcoran


Polyvore as Brand Advocate

“Polyvore’s mission is to democratize fashion,” said Polyvore director Katherine McClymonds.

clock June 9, 2010Cate T. Corcoran


Brands Innovate in Social Media

Speakers at a recent WWD Forum in New York agreed: successful social media is targeted, relevant and authentic. Here, brands share what works online.

clock June 9, 2010WWD Staff

Specialty Stores

Sephora to Open New Format

Sephora has signed a lease to open a 4,500-square-foot store at 21-27 Ninth Avenue here.

clock June 9, 2010Sharon Edelson


Latest Jo Malone Scent: An Ode to Keats

Jo Malone’s English Pear & Freesia perfume is meant to capture the essence of the fall season and is due in September.

clock June 9, 2010Brid Costello


South Coast Plaza’s Segerstrom Honored by Carnegie Hall

The businessman was awarded the Medal of Excellence for his support of the arts.

clock June 9, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Specialty Stores

Maria Luisa to Close in Paris

The future for fashion designers lies in the Internet and department stores, according to independent Paris retailer Maria Luisa Poumaillou.

clock June 9, 2010Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

High Five: The Latest From Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony

Chloe Sevigny and Opening Ceremony unveiled the latest fruits of their union, pre-spring, Tuesday at a party in the Elizabeth Street Gallery’s garden.

clock June 9, 2010Jessica Iredale


Azagury-Partridge Moves to Bond Street

British jeweler Solange Azagury-Partridge has opened a grand, 1,600-square-foot shop across from the new Louis Vuitton maison

clock June 9, 2010Samantha Conti


Daily Stock Wrap: June 08, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock June 8, 2010WWD Staff

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