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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at 92

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

clock 1hMiles 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 13hDavid 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 8hMiles Socha

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Coach Latest to Join in Rush to List on Hong Kong Exchange

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Overview

Coach Inc. is out to make a splash in Asia this week. The luxury firm will be the first American company to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with trading scheduled to start Thursday.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Features

Marni for H&M Set for March

The collection of women’s and men’s clothing and accessories will feature the brand’s trademark bold prints and streamlined cuts.

clock November 29, 2011Joelle Diderich and Luisa Zargani

Fashion

Britain Hands Out Fashion Awards

Sarah Burton and Victoria Beckham scoop top prizes.

clock November 29, 2011Samantha Conti

Financial

Strong Growth in Asia Lifts Prada

Net profit surged 75 percent to 273.2 million euros, or $385.2 million, while sales gained 25 percent.

clock November 29, 2011Luisa Zargani

Financial

Tiffany Caution Hits Stocks

Retailer’s admission that it is seeing weaker sales in Europe and on the U.S. East Coast sparked a mini luxe sell-off on Tuesday.

clock November 29, 2011Alexandra Steigrad and Evan Clark

Business

Cyber Monday Haul Surpasses $1.25B

Also Tuesday, The Conference Board reported the Consumer Confidence Index shot up to a four-month high in November.

clock November 29, 2011Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr and Rachel Strugatz

Financial

Streambank Auctions Syms, Filene’s Basement IP Assets

Assets include the trademarked Running of the Brides® name, the famous wedding gown sale held annually by Filene’s Basement.

clock November 29, 2011Vicki M. Young

Fashion Show Reviews

Giorgio Armani Pre-Fall 2012

The deconstructive process of postmodernism was the inspiration behind the designer’s collection.

clock November 29, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall 2012

Alistair Carr riffed on motifs from the house’s history while still giving the looks a modern twist.

clock November 29, 2011WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Shabby Chic to Launch Apparel

Home decor maven Rachel Ashwell, who turned her flea market finds into a lifestyle, is entering the apparel business alongside her daughter, Lily Ashwell.

clock November 29, 2011Marcy Medina

Executive Changes

Olah Names Debbie Mazur to Head New Canadian Office

Executive counts experience in retail and wholesale.

clock November 29, 2011Arthur Friedman

Denim

Replay Expands Its Eco-Portfolio

The Italian brand has introduced an environmentally friendly capsule collection based around Laser Wash.

clock November 29, 2011Cynthia Martens

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Fung Capital Takes Stake in E-commerce Provider

Onestop Internet’s clients include Seven for All Mankind, True Religion Brand Jeans and Rag & Bone.

clock November 29, 2011Rachel Brown

People

Gerard Guez Feted by City of Hope

Hollywood converged with Los Angeles’ apparel industry earlier this month as the denim veteran received a philanthropic honor.

clock November 29, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Fashion Show Reviews

Elie Tahari Pre-Fall 2012

The designer described his pre-fall collection as “young luxury.”

clock November 29, 2011WWD Staff

Government and Trade

White House Launches Campaign Against IP Theft

Initiative aimed at awareness of counterfeits and stolen goods in marketplace.

clock November 29, 2011Kristi Ellis

Fashion Show Reviews

DKNY Pre-Fall 2012

Naming her pre-fall DKNY collection “Urban Garden,” Donna Karan balanced a citified edge with feminine ease.

clock November 29, 2011WWD Staff

Design

FIT Celebrates Great Designer Moments

Fifty cutting-edge pieces are showcased in “The Great Designers, Part One,” which debuted Tuesday at the Museum at FIT.

clock November 29, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Eyewear

Luxottica Seen Buying Brazilian Firm

Italian eyewear maker is expected to reveal that it is acquiring Brazil’s Grupo Tecnol for an enterprise value of about 120 million euros.

clock November 29, 2011Gordon Sorlini

Designer and Luxury

Christian Dior Opens First Pop-Up Shop

The Miami store features a nail salon, a food truck, rotating DJs, a host of special events and merch from an artist collaboration with Anselm Reyle.

clock November 29, 2011Venessa Lau

Advertising

Retailer Ad Spends Near Flat for Holiday

A BDO USA study found that chief marketing officers at leading U.S. retailers held their holiday and advertising budgets steady this year.

clock November 29, 2011Vicki M. Young and Lisa Lockwood

Parties

Calvin Klein Fetes Americans for Marriage Equality

The event kicked off the Human Rights Campaign’s efforts to launch a nationwide drive for passage of a gay marriage bill.

clock November 29, 2011David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Amy Winehouse’s Dress Auctioned

The dress that the late British singer wore on the cover of her 2006 album “Back to Black” fetched 43,200 pounds, or $70,440.

clock November 30, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Kobi Halperin to Leave Elie Tahari?

Design and financial sources said the brand’s executive creative director is close to leaving his post and setting up shop on his own.

clock November 30, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum Readies for Launch

Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti have assembled an impressive group for the press conference.

clock November 30, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

C. Wonder Set to Launch Accessories Venture

Emily Maynard of Elva Fields has created a collection of about 20 pieces of jewelry that includes earrings, necklaces, shoe clips and bracelets.

clock November 30, 2011WWD Staff

Financial

Coach to List on Hong Kong Exchange

The luxury firm will not be raising any new capital with the listing. Instead, the goal is to raise its profile in a fast-growing market.

clock November 30, 2011Ellen Sheng

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