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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 9hDavid 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 4hMiles 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 12hVicki M. Young

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Jeans Brands Battle Squeeze of Inflation

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Overview

Caught in the hottest inflationary cycle they’ve experienced in two decades, denim makers are rethinking the how and where of the way they do business.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Clare Waight Keller Named Creative Director at Chloé

Former Pringle designer to succeed Hannah MacGibbon at French firm.

clock May 9, 2011Samantha Conti and Miles Socha and Samantha Conti and Joelle Diderich

Lifestyle

Kentucky Derby Draws Record Crowd

Animal Kingdom may have been the long shot winner, but it was the fashions that took center stage.

clock May 9, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Designer and Luxury

Luxe Brands Lagging 2008 Ratings

Despite the recent rally in high-end spending, luxury names still have a way to go.

clock May 9, 2011Evan Clark

Front Row at Chanel Cruise 2012

Vanessa Paradis, Blake Lively and Rachel Bilson attended the show.

clock May 9, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Chanel Resort 2012

Unlike the carefree, Bohemian spirit of Karl Lagerfeld’s outing in May 2010, this collection worked the more elitist, sophisticated side.

clock May 9, 2011Miles Socha

Print

National Magazine Winners Revealed

New York, Condé Nast, National Geographic big winners.

clock May 9, 2011Amy Wicks and John Koblin

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Presents Winter Fur Collection

The designer showed a collection full of capes and tunics done in nearly weightless furs.

clock May 10, 2011WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Fur Price Hikes Trigger Caution

Attendees of the North American Fur and Fashion Exposition placed orders earlier than usual.

clock May 10, 2011Brian Dunn

Mass

Body Shop Names Indian Ambassador

Bollywood actress Dia Mirza will be the beauty company’s first brand ambassador in India.

clock May 10, 2011Mayu Saini

People

Düsseldorf’s Eickhoff Family Celebrates Double Gold

A black tie affair of nearly 300 guests feted 50 years of Eickhoff, the city’s leading fashion emporium, and 50 years of marriage for its founders.

clock May 10, 2011Melissa Drier

Department Stores

BC Partners Buys Gruppo Coin

London-based private equity firm has acquired a 78.7 percent stake in the Italian retailer.

clock May 10, 2011Christine Lee

Designer and Luxury

Mickey Drexler, Lew Frankfort Fundraise for TeachForAmerica

The J. Crew and Coach ceos are co-chairing the organization’s dinner gala in New York on Wednesday.

clock May 10, 2011Vicki M. Young

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Gilt Groupe Raises $138M in New Funding

The online retailer is scouting for acquisitions and readying a full-price men’s apparel site.

clock May 10, 2011Evan Clark

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Dessy Group to Recycle Bridesmaid Dresses

Bridal millinery’s new e-commerce enterprise, Newlymaid.com, launches today.

clock May 10, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Department Stores

FIT to Honor Belks at Annual Benefit Gala

Tim and John Belk and their 305-unit, $3.5 billion retail company will be recognized as one of the few surviving regional department stores.

clock May 10, 2011David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Comme des Garçons’ Big Sale

Hordes turned out for New York Market Market, which featured items the fashion house had collected for years.

clock May 10, 2011Venessa Lau

Denim

Denim Makers Deal With Cotton Crunch

Caught in the hottest inflationary cycle they’ve experienced in two decades, jeans companies are revamping their sourcing strategies.

clock May 10, 2011Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Firms On the Hunt… Karl Lagerfeld’s Nietzsche Project…

An indicator of the economy’s health: Fashion firms are seeing more competition while recruiting during graduation runway shows.

clock May 10, 2011WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Iguatemi’s Brazilian Beat… Roitfeld Show Sells Out…

Iguatemi, an upscale mall developer in Brazil, has hired Annie Leibovitz to photograph an ad campaign featuring well-known Brazilians.

clock May 10, 2011WWD Staff

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