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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

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 20hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 10hAlexandra Steigrad

VF Buys Rock & Republic for $57M

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Financial

Boucheron Signs Licensing Pact with Inter Parfums SA

The 15-year license starts on Jan. 1.

clock December 21, 2010Jennifer Weil

People

Royal Wedding, Part II

Queen Elizabeth’s colorful eldest granddaughter Zara Phillips is heading to the altar.

clock December 21, 2010Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

Retail/Business

American Eagle Taking Flight to Japan

The retailer to open first unit in 2012 through franchise arrangement with Sumikin.

clock December 21, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Business

VF Acquires Rock & Republic for $57M

Company plans to operate denim brand under licensing model.

clock December 21, 2010David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Boosts Hermès Stake to 20%

Another shot is fired in the battle of the luxury firms.

clock December 21, 2010Joelle Diderich and Evan Clark

Digital

Oxford to Buy Lilly Pulitzer for $60 Million

Brands cite common goals in making deal.

clock December 21, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Prada Sets Fashion Show for Beijing

The brand is making a statement in the rapidly expanding Asia-Pacific market.

clock December 22, 2010Luisa Zargani and Amanda Kaiser

Designer and Luxury

Della Valle Shrinks Tod’s Stake

The family remains the largest shareholder in the luxury goods company.

clock December 22, 2010Luisa Zargani

People

Obit: Paris Bar Owner Gerald Nanty

He was a key figure in the city’s nightlife for almost 50 years.

clock December 22, 2010Chantal Goupil

People

December 20, 1995: Suzy Says

WWD correspondent Aileen Mehle, under her “Suzy” column, wrote about holidays and royal weddings — indeed, two of the hottest topics today.

clock December 22, 2010Venessa Lau

Department Stores

Nordstrom in Deal With Kids’ Retailer

Department store chain takes minority stake in Peek…Aren’t You Curious.

clock December 22, 2010Sharon Edelson

Legal

Court Strengthens Options Against Cybersquatters

A federal judge has handed Polo and North Face a powerful new weapon for their online anticounterfeiting efforts.

clock December 22, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: YSL’s Moroccan Passion… Barneys’ List…

Model Arizona Muse posed in the gardens of Bled Roknine for YSL’s spring 2011 campaign.

clock December 22, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Nike Gets Boost From Apparel Sales

A better than 20 percent increase helped the company grow second-quarter profits beyond analysts’ expectations.

clock December 22, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Vuitton Says Ciao, Naples… Polyvore’s New Data Feed…

Louis Vuitton inaugurated its newest boutique in a prestigious shopping area in Naples.

clock December 22, 2010WWD Staff

People

National Retail Federation Announces Honorees

The Container Store and Urban Outfitters ceos among the winners.

clock December 22, 2010Sharon Edelson

Trends

Spring 2011 Trend: Frilly Weather Ahead

Contemporary designers are loading their new collections with ruffles and tulle.

clock December 22, 2010Mayte Allende

Trends

Pre-Fall 2011 Trend: Back and Forth

Both Gucci and Preen took a look back in time for their pre-fall collections.

clock December 22, 2010WWD Staff

Fragrance

Gucci to Launch New Men’s Scent

The fashion house’s fragrance licensee plans to launch a men’s version of Gucci Guilty.

clock December 22, 2010WWD Staff

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