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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 5hMiles 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 11hMiles Socha

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 17hDavid Moin

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Industry Lobbies for Speedier Visas

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Overview

American retailers love those high-spending overseas tourists — and they’re frustrated there aren’t more of them.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Charles James Focus of Chicago Exhibit

The work of couture designer will be showcased this month at the Chicago History Museum.

clock October 13, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Limited: Spring 2012

The clothes were loaded with bright color and strong patterns.

clock October 13, 2011WWD Staff

Financial

Market Smiles on Unilever’s Kalina Deal

The market reacted positively to the company’s announcement that it will acquire a majority of Russia’s leading beauty maker.

clock October 14, 2011Jennifer Weil

Parties

Designs on London

Calvin Klein Collection hosts dinner at new site of London’s Design Museum.

clock October 14, 2011Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Duchess of Cambridge Dazzles in Red

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wore a glam, floor length red gown by Beulah London to a fundraising gala at St. James’s Palace in London Thursday night

clock October 14, 2011WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Vera Wang’s New Digs

The two-story space, which the Vera Wang Group relocated to earlier this month, features a stark interior of poured slate concrete and glass walls.

clock October 14, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Eyewear

Tumi to Unveil Eyewear

The travel accessory brand has signed a four-year deal with REM Eyewear.

clock October 14, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Parties

Pedro Almodóvar and Antonio Banderas Chat Skin Flick

The Cinema Society hosted a screening of “The Skin I Live In” on Thursday night.

clock October 14, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Fashion Features

Quake Still Impacts Japan Fashion Week

Spring is universally recognized as the season of rebirth, and that concept rings especially true for Tokyo’s designers.

clock October 14, 2011Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Intimates and Activewear

Spirite Industries Targets Juniors with Cupcake Lingerie

The collection of junior intimate apparel will launch for late fall and holiday selling.

clock October 14, 2011Karyn Monget

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Opens its Doors

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton this weekend opened to the public the doors of more than 25 of its facilities around Europe.

clock October 14, 2011Natasha Montrose

Designer and Luxury

Rebecca Minkoff Bows in Japan

The ever-growing contemporary brand announced it will open its first stores in Tokyo in a partnership with Tokyo Style.

clock October 14, 2011Rachel Strugatz

The Markets Features

Looking for Must-Haves at Paris Trade Fairs

Boutique show buyers seek special items.

clock October 14, 2011Alex Wynne

Designer and Luxury

Costume Designer Ray Aghayan Dies at 83

Dressed Garland, Streisand and other stars.

clock October 16, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

People

Kennedy Talks Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy’s style icon status needs no explanation, but her intellectual and political prowess was proven by her daughter Caroline at the 92nd Street Y.

clock October 16, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Times Square Retail Back After Protests

Retailers and other merchants returned to relative normality Sunday after thousands of demonstrators converged on the area the day before.

clock October 16, 2011Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

World of Pucci on Display

The brand’s archive center bows at the family’s compound that includes a 14th century former convent and a 16th century fort.

clock October 17, 2011Luisa Zargani

Retail/Business

James Hardy Named Head of Jack Wills North America

He will spearhead the British brand’s U.S. expansion.

clock October 17, 2011Sharon Edelson

Handbags

Carlos Falchi Signs with LF USA

The Brazilian-born handbag designer has severed ties with former licensing partner Artisan House.

clock October 17, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Government and Trade

Industry Lobbies for Speedier Visas

U.S. retailers are lobbying for a relaxation in the often-complicated visa rules for visitors from China, India and Brazil.

clock October 17, 2011David Moin and Samantha Conti

Jewelry

Tony Duquette Lives On at Coach

The brand has partnered with the designer’s estate for a limited edition jewelry collaboration.

clock October 17, 2011Jessica Iredale

Footwear

Isaac Mizrahi to Launch Accessories

Footwear, handbags and jewelry will launch for the fall 2012 season.

clock October 17, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Intimates and Activewear

Sonja Morgan of ‘Housewives’ to Host H.U.G. Awards

The intimate apparel industry will be getting up close and personal with Sonja Morgan of the “Real Housewives of New York City” at the H.U.G Awards.

clock October 17, 2011Karyn Monget

Publishing

Jill Abramson’s Time

Jill Abramson’s feud with Howell Raines was so intense that she was prepared to leave The New York Times before she found help from the paper’s top executives.

clock October 17, 2011John Koblin

Memo Pad

Deborah Needleman’s Homes on Google Images

The full tour of the WSJ editor’s homes is online on Google Images, from coffee tables to kitchen cabinets to the placement of pillows.

clock October 17, 2011Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Franca Sozzani’s Vogue Encyclo Launches

The techno-savvy editor in chief of Italian Vogue has launched an online fashion encyclopedia.

clock October 17, 2011Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Garment Center Report Recommendations in Action

Now that the long-awaited garment center survey by the Municipal Art Society is out, workshops are being planned to hash out the various recommendations.

clock October 17, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Mario Boselli’s Open Letter to Journalists

Yet another missive has been added to growing stack of correspondence regarding the fashion week calendar.

clock October 17, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Marciano Throws Poolside Party

Guess chairman Maurice Marciano threw a cocktail party at Mr. C with Vogue to celebrate the Guess by Marciano holiday collection.

clock October 17, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Stella McCartneys’s Solar Power

For spring, the designer will launch a line of eco-friendly sunglasses made of more than 50 percent natural and renewable materials.

clock October 17, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Lorraine Schwartz Helps Angel Ball

She donated diamond earrings worth $40,000 to the auction at the cancer research foundation’s annual benefit.

clock October 17, 2011WWD Staff

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