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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

A Soft Center: Weak Economy Hits Midtier Retailers

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Overview

The two ends of the retail spectrum held up well in October, but the middle weakened, raising concerns about what holiday holds for midtier department stores and middle-income consumers.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business

Adidas Raises Forecast After Profits Jump

Adidas AG posts a 25 percent rise in third-quarter profit.

clock November 4, 2010Joelle Diderich

Business

Weak Economy Hits Midtier Stores

Penney’s, Kohl’s, Dillard’s, The Bon-Ton, and Stage all report declines in comparable-store sales.

clock November 4, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Liz Claiborne Narrows Third-Quarter Losses

Claiborne remains in flux.

clock November 4, 2010Evan Clark

People

Debo’s Coming to America

The Duchess of Devonshire will visit New York to promote her memoirs.

clock November 5, 2010Samantha Conti

Retailing

Healing Waters Line Hits 388 Ulta Doors

Beauty retailer Ulta is putting its vote into natural bath and body.

clock November 5, 2010Faye Brookman

Marketing and Trends

Justin Bieber Pioneers New Formula for Charity

Bieber fever has boiled over with a passion for giving.

clock November 5, 2010Pete Born

Designer and Luxury

Katrantzou Wins Swiss Textile Award

Alexander Wang awarded the designer the prize at a lavish ceremony.

clock November 5, 2010Marta Falconi

Parties

Madonna Surprises Crowd

Megastar wows at Fashion Delivers Gala.

clock November 5, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad

Those September Issues… RDA’s Tough Going in the U.S….

The weeks that lead up to the all-important September fashion issues have editors (and industry observers) obsessing over cover choices.

clock November 5, 2010Amy Wicks

Legal

Bettencourt Legal Battle Continues

New twists have entered into the already tangled web that is the Bettencourt affair.

clock November 5, 2010Jennifer Weil

Real Estate

Disney Store Returns to NYC

A more than 20,000-square-foot Disney flagship is launching in Times Square.

clock November 5, 2010Sharon Edelson

Denim

Sean John to Shutter Fifth Avenue Store

Spokesman for Sean John confirmed the store will shutter on Dec. 30.

clock November 5, 2010David Lipke

Fashion Features

December 27, 1976: Heavyweight Champion

At 24, Isabella Rossellini was just at the start of her career and WWD caught up with her that winter.

clock November 5, 2010Venessa Lau

Marketing and Trends

Carrie Underwood: Olay’s Secret Weapon

Carrie Underwood ads are “all about reaching women like her, ages 25 to 35.”

clock November 5, 2010Andrea Nagel

Fashion Scoops

A Hooray for Minimalism… Man Oh Man…

Francisco Costa and Stefano Tonchi feted the “Minimalism and Fashion: Reduction in the Postmodern Era” book.

clock November 5, 2010WWD Staff

Parties

Israel Museum Gala Raises $2.5M

Julie Macklowe and Sen. Frank Lautenberg attended the party.

clock November 5, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Kenneth Cole Earnings Rise in 3rd Qtr.

Margins for Kenneth Cole ease on higher promotions, wholesale share of volume.

clock November 5, 2010Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Leighton Meester to Be Face of Vera Wang’s Next Scent

“Gossip Girl” star signs on to campaign.

clock November 5, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

IFF 3rd-Qtr. Earnings Climb

Fragrance supplier International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. reported Thursday that third-quarter profits increased 45.9 percent.

clock November 5, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Beauty Features

Elizabeth Arden Reports First-Quarter Earnings

Elizabeth Arden Inc.’s net sales lifted 7.4 percent to $284.8 million.

clock November 5, 2010Molly Prior

Color Cosmetics

The Painted Nail’s Latest Stroke

Teri Hatcher, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale imbibe at a former stand-up comic’s nail salon, which is releasing a nail polish collection.

clock November 5, 2010Rachel Brown

Fragrance

Jimmy Choo’s New Fit: Fragrance

Tamara Mellon unveils the brand’s eponymous first scent.

clock November 5, 2010Nina Jones and Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Dose of Reality

Next up for Kim Kardashian: fashion.

clock November 5, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Prestige

Space NK To Open Fifth Freestanding Store

Beauty retailer Space NK is expanding its reach in the U.S.

clock November 5, 2010Julie Naughton

Financial

October Comp Crux

The best and worst of October.

clock November 5, 2010Arnold J. Karr

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