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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 5hMiles 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 11hMiles Socha

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 17hDavid Moin

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Asian Firms Join The M&A Game

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Overview

Companies are on the hunt for Western labels as they shift from being manufacturers to brand owners.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business

Consumer Confidence Slips Unexpectedly

December reading ends two-month winning streak.

clock December 28, 2010Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

China’s Next Boom Towns for Luxury

Increasingly wealthy second- and third-tier cities are the new battlegrounds for high-end retailers.

clock December 29, 2010Lara Farrar

Business

State Statutes Could Complicate Saks Takeover

Tennessee law gives company additional leverage in event of acquisition attempt.

clock December 29, 2010Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

November 13, 1963: Everybody Loves Ray

Costume designer Ray Aghayan dressed Judy Garland for her short-lived TV series in the Sixties.

clock December 29, 2010Venessa Lau

Mergers and Acquisitions

These Asian Firms Are on the Prowl

A list of some of the major players in the market for new global brands.

clock December 29, 2010Vicki M. Young

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Amazon, Netflix Top E-tailers for Holiday Season

Survey finds that despite volume gains this year, overall, online satisfaction dipped slightly.

clock December 29, 2010David Moin

Forecasts and Analysis

Asian Firms Making Push for M&A Deals

Companies are on the hunt for Western labels as they shift from being manufacturers to brand owners.

clock December 29, 2010Vicki M. Young

Specialty Stores

Gallery Alef: A Hidden Gem in Cairo

Naguiba Meyassar’s textile design center celebrates its 20th anniversary in February.

clock December 29, 2010Susan Watters

Specialty Stores

DownEast Eyes Expansion Out West

The Utah-based purveyor of affordable and straightforward feminine apparel is working to become known elsewhere.

clock December 29, 2010Rachel Brown

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: iPad Magazine Sales Drop

Numbers are down for digital editions of magazines including Vanity Fair, Wired and GQ.

clock December 29, 2010John Koblin

Designer and Luxury

Australians in New York Announce Grant Winner

The foundation awarded a stipend, round-trip airfare to New York and six months of mentoring to RMIT fashion grad Laura Wad.

clock December 29, 2010Patty Huntington

Beauty Features

Shahnaz Husain’s Herbal Empire

The Indian entrepreneur has built a global brand through a network of retail stores, salons and franchises.

clock December 29, 2010Mayu Saini

Fashion Scoops

A Milestone For Ylang 23… T-shirts To Benefit Atelier Incurve…

The high-end jewelry site Ylang 23 will commemorate its 25th anniversary with a limited edition charm bracelet.

clock December 29, 2010WWD Staff

Trends

Pre-Fall 2011 Trend: Basic Instincts

Start getting used to this look, because slim pants and a chic yet simple shirt are emerging as pre-fall’s minimalist uniform.

clock December 29, 2010WWD Staff

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