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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 14hMiles 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

Retail Shares Dive in Market Freefall

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Overview

Retail stocks took their worst one-day plunge since the depths of the financial crisis three years ago, signaling that the sector could be in for major turbulence in the second half of the year. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Beauty Features

Maybelline Inks Deal With Japan Fashion Week

The L’Oréal Group brand has signed on to be the official makeup sponsor, starting with the spring-summer 2012 shows this October.

clock August 8, 2011Amanda Kaiser

Business

Retail Shares Dive in Market Freefall

The sector could be in for major turbulence in the second half of the year.

clock August 8, 2011Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

Vera Wang to Leave Garment District

After a two-year search, the designer and Vera Wang Group president Mario Grauso have zeroed in on a location near Madison Square Park.

clock August 8, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Parties

Oscar de la Renta’s Ladies of the Lake

Fans of the designer paid homage at the Fritz estate in Lake Tahoe Saturday at a fashion luncheon benefiting the League to Save Lake Tahoe.

clock August 8, 2011Diane Dorrans Saeks

Fashion

Copenhagen Fashion Week Proves Democratic

Morale was high as Danish exports soar and a slew of new Scandinavian brands made their debut.

clock August 8, 2011Katya Foreman

Government and Trade

New York, Los Angeles Push Production Upswing

Firms are bringing textile and apparel production back to the U.S. as a result of soaring costs in China and pressures on supply chains.

clock August 9, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg and Khanh T.L. Tran and Arthur Friedman

Retail/Business

Consumers in India Becoming More Modern

Cotton Inc. survey shows shifts in buying patterns.

clock August 8, 2011Arthur Friedman

People

Family Musical: Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve in ‘Beloved’

The mother and daughter duo co-star in the musical by director Christophe Honoré, marking their most intimate on-screen collaboration to date.

clock August 8, 2011Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Thousands Queue for Alexander McQueen Exhibit Final Weekend

A total of 31,000 people chose to wait in 90-degree temps on the final weekend (15,000 on Saturday, 16,000 Sunday) during which the Met stayed open until 12 am.

clock August 8, 2011WWD Staff

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Online Spending Ahead Double Digits in Quarter

ComScore is cautious in outlook for remainder of 2011.

clock August 8, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Government and Trade

Retailers React to Jordanian Factory Allegations

Latest claims involve sexual abuse and intimidation of female workers at Classic Brands factory.

clock August 8, 2011Sharon Edelson

Handbags

Adrienne Vittadini to Expand Offerings

Brand has unveiled a 40-piece handbag collection with new licensee Franco Franchi, which will have a spring 2012 retail launch.

clock August 8, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Financial

American Apparel Trims Loss in Second Quarter

Company has raised $22.5M by selling shares.

clock August 8, 2011Evan Clark

Government and Trade

WWD Magic Preview: U.S., Canadian Spotlight

Companies deal with cross-border issues.

clock August 9, 2011Brian Dunn

Government and Trade

WWD Magic Preview: Textiles Key to National Export Initiative

The Obama administration says it is on track to achieving its goal of doubling exports by 2015.

clock August 9, 2011Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

WWD Magic Preview: Mexico Hurt by U.S. Slowdown

Industry battles competition and counterfeits.

clock August 9, 2011Ivan Castano

Government and Trade

WWD Magic Preview: Sourcing in the Americas

The Western Hemisphere is diversifying and becoming a more viable alternative to rising costs in China.

clock August 9, 2011Kristi Ellis

Business Features

WWD Magic Preview: Top 10 Things to Know at the Show

Some key points of reference to make the most of the MAGIC Marketplace and Sourcing in the Americas Summit.

clock August 9, 2011WWD Staff

Lifestyle

WWD Magic Preview: Las Vegas Scene

Where to take a breather around all the trade shows.

clock August 9, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Lagerfeld Goes Glam… G12 in Pacsun Stake…

Karl Lagerfeld’s new capsule collection for Macy’s made its runway debut during the retailer’s annual Glamorama fashion-show-meets-concert in Minneapolis.

clock August 9, 2011WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Macy’s Taps Tom Stubbs

The British fashion journalist will serve as the “brand ambassador and style director” for its INC men’s label for fall.

clock August 9, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Advertising

Dr. Martens to Launch ‘First and Forever’ Campaign

The iconic British footwear firm is betting that remembering your first pair conjures up good memories.

clock August 9, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Memo Pad

Town & Country’s September Reveal

Under Jay Fielden, the magazine is going back to tradition in the September issue, which will unveil his redesign of the magazine.

clock August 9, 2011Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Marianne Nestor-Cassini Versus Vanity Fair

The widow of Jackie Kennedy pillbox hat designer Oleg Cassini is suing Vanity Fair and Condé Nast for $10 million.

clock August 9, 2011Zeke Turner

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

American Upstart Guides Chinese Designers

Timothy Parent, the 25-year-old founder of the China Fashion Collective, has made it his mission to advance talent while preserving cultural heritage.

clock August 9, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

Q&A: Francisco Sanchez, Undersecretary of International Trade

The implementation of President Obama’s National Export Initiative, which seeks to double the amount of U.S. exports by 2015, is a top priority.

clock August 9, 2011Kristi Ellis

Juniors

Juniors Trend: Material Girl 2.0

Unlike the racy lacy days of Madonna, today the junior market is turning out looks with a boy-meets-girl charm.

clock August 9, 2011Mayte Allende

Designer and Luxury

Jimmy Choo Opens in West Village

The luxury footwear and accessories brand will open the doors on a new Bleecker Street store in downtown Manhattan today.

clock August 9, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Government and Trade

WWD Magic Preview: Brazil Boosts Exports on Favorable Exchange Rate

Brands battle low-cost imports, despite currency advantage.

clock August 9, 2011Michael Kepp

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