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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 10hDavid 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 5hMiles 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 13hVicki M. Young

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Jacobs/Dior Talks Go On, Said Proving Difficult

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Overview

Tough talks. That’s the description of the ongoing negotiations between Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior which would move the star American designer from Louis Vuitton.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Intimates and Activewear

Vivienne Tam Teams Up with Li Ning for Fashion Yoga

The designer has extended her passion for yoga into a new activewear business.

clock September 9, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Handbags

Cambridge Satchel Company Sees Growth

Shocking neon versions of the brand’s signature bag have elevated the British import’s profile in the U.S.

clock September 12, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Tommy Hilfiger and Interview Break Bread at The Gramercy

The designer and Interview magazine held a small dinner at the Gramercy Park Hotel on Friday night.

clock September 10, 2011Matthew Lynch

Parties

Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Andy Valmorbida’s Fashion Week Art Opening

The most fashionable curators in town threw their ritual fashion week opening on Friday night. The subject this go-round was Richard Hambleton.

clock September 10, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Jason Wu’s St. Regis Soirée

Jaime King, China Chow and Shala Monroque helped Jason Wu start a new post-show tradition on Friday.

clock September 10, 2011Kristi Garced

Front Row at Band of Outsiders Spring 2012

Tavi Gevinson, Ryan Murphy and Solange Knowles all turned out to survey Scott Sternberg’s latest wares.

clock September 10, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Front Row at Alexander Wang Spring 2012

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz and Linda Evangelista made the trek to the Westside Highway for Wang’s Saturday show.

clock September 10, 2011WWD Staff

Parties

Carine Roitfeld, Barneys Turn The Westway Into Karaoke Club

It may have been Roitfeld’s party, but Valentino brought the house down.

clock September 11, 2011Matthew Lynch

Eyewear

Jones Group Inks Deal With Marchon

Firm has terminated its previous licensing agreement with Safilo to produce and distribute the Nine West eyewear brand.

clock September 12, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Footwear

The Olsens’ Latest Gig: Creative Heads of Superga

The design duo will take the helm at the Italian shoe brand’s North American division.

clock September 12, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Advertising

Emporio Armani Taps Rihanna

Sporting a platinum blond bob, the sultry Grammy Award winner gazes at the camera in the brand’s new underwear ad campaign for fall.

clock September 12, 2011Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Richard Wu: From China to New York

As luxury labels cash in on the seemingly insatiable demand for their goods in China, the country’s homegrown designers are aiming to boost their profile.

clock September 12, 2011WWD Staff

Merchandising

Moves at the Shops at Columbus Circle

Manhattan’s upscale vertical mall is making productivity gains and room for a host of new tenants.

clock September 12, 2011David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Ronaldus Shamask: Back on the Runway

The designer returns to the runway after a 10-year absence.

clock September 12, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

GSI Commerce Founder Launches Kynetic

Firm will focus on building consumer businesses that will include Rue La La.

clock September 12, 2011David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Christian Dior/Marc Jacobs Talks Said Proving Difficult

The designer, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director since 1997, still appears to be the favored option to succeed John Galliano as couturier.

clock September 12, 2011Miles Socha

Government and Trade

Industry Plan: Create Jobs and Ease Burdens

President Obama’s American Jobs Act spurs call to action.

clock September 12, 2011Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman and David Moin and Arnold J. Karr

Alexander Wang Turns Pier 40 Into Wang Delta Psi

The designer hosted a frat party to celebrate on Saturday night.

clock September 11, 2011Matthew Lynch

Front Row at Diane von Furstenberg

Heavy-hitters abounded at Diane Von Furstenberg’s Sunday afternoon runway show, including Oscar de la Renta and Valentino.

clock September 11, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Collections New York Spring 2012: What a Weekend!

Diane von Furstenberg, Altuzarra and Victoria Beckham were a few of the weekend warriors of New York Fashion Week.

clock September 12, 2011WWD Staff

Front Row at Monique Lhuillier Spring 2012

At Saturday night’s Monique Lhuillier show, LeAnn Rimes posed obligingly and smiled nice as can be.

clock September 11, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Peter Brant Jr.’s New Gig at Interview Magazine

Considering all the words that have been spilled on his parents, Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant, the new scribe got some advice from both.

clock September 12, 2011WWD Staff

Front Row at Edun Spring 2012

Ali Hewson pulled out all the stops for her show Sunday, packing the front row with her famous friends.

clock September 11, 2011WWD Staff

Front Row at DKNY Spring 2012

The company brought the streets of New York to its fashion show Sunday.

clock September 11, 2011WWD Staff

Front Row at Lela Rose Spring 2012

In New York for an overnighter, surfer Bethany Hamilton didn’t have enough time to catch any of the Quiksilver Pro action out at Long Beach.

clock September 11, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Notes from L.A.M.B., Tracy Reese Shows

It was total chaos trying to get the L.A.M.B. show at the The Box at Lincoln Center.

clock September 12, 2011WWD Staff

Front Row at Y-3 Spring 2012

Common didn’t make it to the show as planned but Samuel Jackson and Dwight Howard caught every last turn.

clock September 11, 2011WWD Staff

Prabal Gurung Kicks Back Over Dinner at The Waverly

MAC hosted a small dinner on Saturday night to fete the designer’s spring runway show.

clock September 11, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Memo Pad

Designers React to Cathy Horyn’s ‘Must-See’ List

A recent piece by the New York Times’ fashion critic conspicuously omitted some of New York’s biggest players.

clock September 12, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Memo Pad

Style.com to Offer Early Looks From the Runway

Beginning Nov. 2, Style.com will sell a limited numbers of spring 2012 designer pieces on its Web site, weeks before they hit retailers’ floors.

clock September 12, 2011Amy Wicks

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