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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 16hMiles 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 22hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 12hAlexandra Steigrad

Vente-Privée USA Latest to Enter Flash Sale Market

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Overview

The American flash sale market just got a little more crowded. Vente-Privée USA, the joint venture between American Express and France’s Vente-Privée.com, launches today.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

‘Culture Chanel’ Opens in China

The exhibit, which runs through Dec. 13 at the National Art Museum of China, features more than 400 works of art connected to Chanel’s life and legacy.

clock November 4, 2011WWD Staff

Denim

Denim Brand INDi Flips Its Custom Model

The company is shifting its customized apparel operation from a business-to-business model into a business-to-consumer platform.

clock November 9, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Mass and Off-Price

Bernard Arnault Ups Carrefour Stake

The investment fund owned by Groupe Arnault and Colony Capital disclosed that it crossed the 15 percent ownership threshold.

clock November 7, 2011Miles Socha

Financial

Urban Outfitters Shakes Up Ranks

Retailer on Tuesday saw its shares slide after a day earlier warning it missed Wall Street’s third-quarter sales forecast.

clock November 8, 2011Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

PPR Plots Course for Brioni

French group plans to grow the luxury Italian men’s brand via more retail stores and by expanding accessories.

clock November 8, 2011Miles Socha and Luisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich

Business

Hugo Boss Ramps Up Forecast

German brand targets 3 billion euros in sales by 2015.

clock November 8, 2011Melissa Drier

Financial

Marks & Spencer Profits Dip 4.5 Percent

Promotions, raw material costs dent earnings for British retailer in the first half.

clock November 8, 2011Samantha Conti

Financial

Italy’s Berlusconi Agrees to Step Down

High interest rates on Italian debt could ease with prime minister’s departure.

clock November 8, 2011Evan Clark and Samantha Conti

Clothing/Furnishings

Loro Piana Launches Gifts, Opens Shop on Madison Ave.

The boutique opening today in New York is the brand’s largest in the U.S. and the first with an area dedicated to The Gifts line of products.

clock November 8, 2011Luisa Zargani

Jewelry

Buccellati Family Reunites Operations

The Milan-based high-end jeweler and watchmaker Buccellati Group revealed plans to reunite under the Buccellati brand.

clock November 8, 2011Alessandra Turra

Eyewear

Island Company Keeps Focus on Retail

Resortwear entrepreneur Spencer Antle cites Las Vegas, Hawaii and St. Barth’s as likely locations for retail expansion in 2012.

clock November 8, 2011Rebecca Kleinman

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Vente-Privée USA Launches

New site is a joint venture between American Express and French-based flash sale site.

clock November 9, 2011Vicki M. Young

Parties

ACE Award Winners Honored at Gala

The 15th annual awards were held at Cipriani on 42nd Street in Manhattan.

clock November 8, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Beyond the Rack Gets $36M Investment

The latest equity round for Canada’s online flash sale leader was led by Silicon Valley-based Panorama Capital.

clock November 9, 2011Vicki M. Young

Legal

Della Valles Caught in Italian Court’s Web

Diego Della Valle and his brother Andrea said Tuesday that they will appeal a 15-month jail sentence for alleged sports fraud.

clock November 8, 2011Luisa Zargani

Human Resources

Maidenform Taps Malcolm Robinson as President

He served as group president of the wholesale sportswear division at Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. (now PVH Corp.) since 2000.

clock November 8, 2011Karyn Monget

Parties

Glamour Honors Its Women of the Year

Jessica Alba, Jennifer Aniston and Tory Burch attended.

clock November 8, 2011Amy Wicks

Denim

Indigo Girls, All Grown Up

More and more, women are having their day in the once all-male domain of denim.

clock November 9, 2011Katya Foreman and Natasha Montrose

Media Features

The Three Musketeers of Condé Nast Ride Again

Graydon Carter, Anna Wintour and David Remnick are having career years — or at least ones that should go down as All-Star seasons on their Hall of Fame plaques.

clock November 8, 2011John Koblin

Denim

Jeanologia: Seeking a Friendlier Denim Finish

Spanish firm zeroes in on sustainable substitutes for washing and sandblasting.

clock November 9, 2011Cynthia Martens

Clothing/Furnishings

L.A. Jeansmakers Put Premium on Local Production

Recent upheavals in the economy and accelerating fashion cycles are among the reasons why denim companies are bringing production closer to home.

clock November 9, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran and Kristi Ellis

Denim

Spring 2012 Denim Trend: Make the Cut

Skinny and straight-leg styles still demand major retail attention, but wide legs of all sorts are gaining ground.

clock November 9, 2011Kim Friday

Denim

Spring 2012 Denim Trend: Crop Motion

Shorter looks have legs for spring.

clock November 9, 2011Kim Friday

Denim

Spring 2012 Denim Trend: Print Friendly

Muted and tonal shades make this season’s florals and geometrics more wearable than ever.

clock November 9, 2011Kim Friday

Denim

Spring 2012 Denim Trend: Color Scheme

Denim goes full spectrum for spring, from bold brights to washed-out and faded hues.

clock November 9, 2011Kim Friday

Denim

Silver Jeans Goes Platinum

Denim brand marks its 20th anniversary with a reissued its original fashion jean, the Frisco.

clock November 9, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Denim

Kuyichi Greens the Jean

The Dutch jeans label is heading for greener pastures with a heightened focus on sustainability.

clock November 9, 2011Jennifer Wiebking

Denim

Specialty Stores Lead Women’s Denim Gains

Despite a variety of challenges in the U.S. denim market, women’s jeans have performed solidly, with sales up 3.2 percent in the 12 months ended Sept. 30.

clock November 9, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Denim

Spring 2012 Denim Trend: In the Navy

A richer assortment of blues and a growing selection of other hues are being deployed by jeans manufacturers.

clock November 9, 2011Kim Friday

Fashion Scoops

West Hollywood Fur Ban Advances

The City Council voted 3-to-1 on Monday night to move forward with another version of its controversial fur ban.

clock November 9, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Jason Wu Takes on Powder Room for Spring

The designer teamed up with faucet brand Brizo to create a suite of products for the bathroom.

clock November 9, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Tory Burch’s Fashionable Insight

The designer offered fashion tips, personal stories and quick quips during a relaxed presentation at Neiman Marcus in Houston.

clock November 9, 2011WWD Staff

Department Stores

Gaga’s Workshop Arrives at Barneys New York

The holiday promotion, which opens at 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 21, will offer more than 100 Lady Gaga-inspired products on display in various installations.

clock November 9, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Memo Pad

Martha Stewart Living Taps Joe Lagani

As chief revenue officer, a new position, he’ll lead all ad sales across magazines, Web sites and iPad and iPhone apps and radio platforms.

clock November 9, 2011Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Tommy Hilfiger Speaks Out in PSA

Created pro bono by BBDO, the public service announcement is a partnership between The Advertising Council and Autism Speaks.

clock November 9, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Denim

Spring 2012 Denim Trend: Full On

Denim-on-denim gets a revamp this season with a fresh lineup of shapes and washes.

clock November 9, 2011Kim Friday

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