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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 17hMiles 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 23hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 14hAlexandra Steigrad

Kawakubo Talks Fashion and Future

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Overview

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Business

Retail Stocks Welcome 2011 With Multiyear High

A solid holiday selling season and a rebound in the manufacturing sector helped solidify the feeling the economy is on the upswing.

clock January 3, 2011Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Government and Trade

New Congress Faces Range of Industry Issues

Many fear gridlock, but international trade could provide common ground for the legislators.

clock January 4, 2011Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Trade Winds Could Be More Brisk in 2011

Trade negotiations — such as the new regional free trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership — are a priority for the Obama administration.

clock January 4, 2011Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

Rei Kawakubo on the Record

The mind behind Comme des Garçons and one of fashion’s most influential and reclusive figures.

clock January 4, 2011Amanda Kaiser

Specialty Stores

Deegie’s Carma Gets New Look

The retailer remains dedicated to its original premise of crossing retail categories to be a one-stop shop for affordable merchandise, services and food.

clock January 4, 2011Rachel Brown

Department Stores

Printemps Heading to the French Riviera

Department store chain to open a location in Cagnes-sur-Mer in 2014.

clock January 4, 2011Joelle Diderich

Specialty Stores

J.McLaughlin’s New Flexible Store Model

The retailer is testing a format that presents opportunities for testing new products and categories and allows for enhanced visual presentations.

clock January 4, 2011WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Shiseido Inks Deal With La Scala

The Japanese cosmetics giant will be the Italian opera house’s lead partner for the next three years.

clock January 4, 2011Kerry Olsen

Fragrance

Symrise Opens Perfumery School in India

The school is the fragrance and flavor maker’s first outside its headquarters in Holzminden, Germany.

clock January 4, 2011Mayu Saini

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Chaiken and Capone Makes a Comeback

The line built a following in the Nineties for great-fitting pants. It will be reintroduced at retailers this spring.

clock January 4, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Lifestyle

Getaway Days

While man-size snowdrifts and bone-chilling temperatures threw the globe’s northern metropolises into chaos, the jet set took its yearly refuge in the tropics.

clock January 4, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Aspen Fete for Dennis Basso… New Inductees to France’s Legion of Honor…

More than 500 well-wishers joined Dennis Basso for a runway show and Champagne and caviar cocktail party in Aspen.

clock January 4, 2011WWD Staff

Watches

Tag Heuer Launches in Paris

Luxe watch brand opens first French store on Boulevard Saint-Germain on the Left Bank.

clock January 4, 2011Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Brazil’s Luxury Boom Gains Momentum

Chanel, Hermès, Christian Louboutin, Carolina Herrera and Marc Jacobs are among the brands to have arrived in the past two years — and more are coming.

clock January 4, 2011Simone Esmanhotto

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Hearst and Lagardère Negotiate… Time Inc. P.R. Chief Departs…

New Hearst president David Carey confirms the company is negotiating with Lagardère to acquire a majority of the conglomerate’s magazine portfolio.

clock January 4, 2011WWD Staff

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