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Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

clock 16hDavid Moin


Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 10hMiles Socha


French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

clock 4hMiles Socha

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Vente-Privée Said Set to Unveil U.S. Deal

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The competitive landscape for the flash sale concept is getting more crowded every day. Paris-based Vente-Privé is expected to unveil a partnership with a U.S.-based firm.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue


Coach Plans Dual Listing of Shares in Hong Kong

Brand “awareness,” rather than new funds, to be raised.

clock May 10, 2011Vicki M. Young


Noel Beasley Tapped for Workers United

He will succeed Bruce Raynor as president of the large U.S. apparel and textile union.

clock May 10, 2011Kristi Ellis


Bulgari Posts $13M Net in Q1

Firm was lifted by growth in all markets and product categories at both retail and wholesale.

clock May 10, 2011Luisa Zargani

Media Features

James Stewart to Join the New York Times

Business journalist and author is leaving Dow Jones after 27 years.

clock May 10, 2011John Koblin

Fashion Show Reviews

Bottega Veneta Resort 2012

Tomas Maier took a double-sided approach to the season. The looks were sporty, some with military touches, done in a muted palette with pops of brights.

clock May 11, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Zoe Resort 2012

For her second outing, the stylist-turned-designer showed a collection that continued on her penchant for Seventies-inspired tailored pieces.

clock May 11, 2011WWD Staff


Topshop to Open Chicago Unit

London retailer is preparing to unveil its second and largest U.S. store on Michigan Avenue.

clock May 11, 2011Beth Wilson


A Cannes Opener

WWD takes a look at what to expect on the French Riviera this week at the 64th annual Cannes International Film Festival.

clock May 11, 2011Katya Foreman and Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Parsons Fetes Reed Krakoff at Benefit Gala

Fashion school honors the Coach creative director as well as Marvin Traub and Arnold Aronson.

clock May 11, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Kate Moss’ Photo Op… Anna Wintour Joins Met Board…

Kate Moss is in focus at La Galerie de l’Instant in Paris, which on Friday opens an exhibition devoted to the enduring supermodel.

clock May 11, 2011WWD Staff

Media Features

Tablet as Savior? Not So Fast

Media industry insiders weigh in on paid subscriptions for the iPad.

clock May 11, 2011Amy Wicks and John Koblin

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Watch Nabs Patrick Demarchelier… Sloane Crosley’s Book Launch…

Watch, a glossy magazine published by CBS that reports on the network’s stars, has tapped Patrick Demarchelier to shoot its September cover.

clock May 11, 2011WWD Staff


Fragrance Foundation France Sets Winners

The organization held its ceremony in Paris for Les Parfums 2011, the country’s version of the FiFi Awards.

clock May 11, 2011Jennifer Weil

Beauty Features

Stars Turn Out for FFAWN Fete in New York

Jill Scott, Jennifer Hudson and Christina Aguilera attended the event for Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute’s Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now.

clock May 11, 2011Pete Born

Designer and Luxury

Vente Privée Said Revealing U.S. Partner

The partnership will likely serve as the Paris-based flash sale company’s entrée into the American market.

clock May 11, 2011Vicki M. Young


Temple St. Clair at 25

Ten archival pieces are being updated and reissued for the designer’s anniversary.

clock May 11, 2011Jessica Iredale

Real Estate

Redreaming Xanadu

Triple Five, the Canadian conglomerate that owns the Mall of America, is rechristening the troubled retail complex American Dream@Meadowlands.

clock May 11, 2011Sharon Edelson


American Apparel Trims 1st-Qtr Loss

The company closed 15 stores in the first quarter.

clock May 11, 2011Vicki M. Young

Mass and Off-Price

Target Previews Looks for Fall

At the editor preview, the brands were encouraged to do something they don’t always do: mingle.

clock May 11, 2011WWD Staff


Two’s Company: A Bauble Love Story

He said, she said. And then came two new jewelry collections by Alan Brodsky and Jeeyun Kim.

clock May 11, 2011Venessa Lau

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