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Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

clock 7hDavid Moin


Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 1hMiles Socha


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 9hVicki M. Young

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Once Vibrant Sector Forced to Reinvent

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The battle for the misses’ customer has become more of a sideline skirmish, leaving specialty stores that relied too much on the once-lucrative consumer segment to face dramatic change.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Show Reviews

Tibi Pre-Fall 2012

Amy Smilovic kept it simple for pre-fall, which she said is “all about the pieces that women want to wear — easy yet feminine.”

clock December 19, 2011WWD Staff

Memo Pad

David Sims to Shoot YSL’s Spring-Summer Campaign

The ads, which are scheduled to break in February issues worldwide, feature model Mariacarla Boscono.

clock December 19, 2011Joelle Diderich

Memo Pad

James LaForce Hosts Holiday Fete

Revelers such Cynthia Rowley and Derek Blasberg were given a preview of his new fashion competition show, “24 Hour Catwalk.”

clock December 19, 2011David Lipke


Burberry, Inter Parfums in Talks About Beauty License

The existing agreement runs through Dec. 31, 2017.

clock December 20, 2011Jennifer Weil

Executive Changes

Pandora Appoints New CEO

Danish jewelry maker names shoe retailer Björn Gulden chief executive officer, effective March 2012.

clock December 20, 2011Joelle Diderich


Misses’ Chains Under Siege

Talbots calls out to suitors as sector seeks to reinvent.

clock December 20, 2011Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Again Increases Stake in Hermès

The company now owns 22.3 percent of Hermès International’s capital.

clock December 20, 2011Joelle Diderich

Fashion Show Reviews

Gucci Pre-Fall 2012

“This season I wanted to intersect romanticism with minimalism by pairing unexpected elements,” said Frida Giannini on her pre-fall lineup.

clock December 21, 2011WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Pomellato Opens Largest Boutique in Beverly Hills

The Italian jeweler opened a 5,000-square-foot, two-story space at 320 Rodeo Drive.

clock December 20, 2011Marcy Medina


Stefanel Inks Deal to Expand in China

Company signed a 5-year agreement with Carnival International, granting exclusive distribution rights for clothing and accessories in China and Taiwan.

clock December 20, 2011Cynthia Martens

Fashion Show Reviews

Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2012

Whether dressed up for day or toned down for night, the collection was a picture of subtle elegance.

clock December 20, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

McQ Pre-Fall 2012

For Alexander McQueen’s younger-feeling, more accessible line, Sarah Burton looked to the windswept landscapes of England’s countryside.

clock December 21, 2011WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Comme des Garçons Expanding in Berlin

Luxury house plans to open both a Comme des Garçons Black Shop and Pocket Shop here on Jan. 15.

clock December 20, 2011Melissa Drier

Fashion Show Reviews

Dsquared2 Pre-Fall 2012

With preppy argyle knits, cropped trousers, plaid skirts and great coats in bold hues, Dean and Dan Caten worked a good-girl-gone-bad motif.

clock December 20, 2011WWD Staff

Retail Features

Tamer Bebe Finding Its Stride

Manny Mashouf has established a new team, which has been striving to restore historic profit levels and orchestrate strategies to turn the business around.

clock December 20, 2011David Moin


Jeanologia Sets Laser Demos in LA, NY

Designers’ creations to be showcased at Kingpins, Continuum.

clock December 20, 2011Arnold J. Karr


Nike Profits Expand 2.6%

Higher costs cut into gross margin as sales grow 18.4% in second quarter.

clock December 20, 2011Arnold J. Karr


Chinese Perfume Importer Sentenced in Counterfeit Case

Shaoxiong Zhou to spend 12 months in prison.

clock December 20, 2011Kristi Ellis


Textile Firm Thieves Sentenced

A Manhattan District court gave Judy and Joseph Del Galdo between four and 12 years in prison.

clock December 20, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Christian Louboutin to Open Men’s Store in NYC

It will be the brand’s second men’s store in the world.

clock December 20, 2011Sharon Edelson


A Fashionably Festive Guide to Gifting, Getting, Going and Gorging, Part I

With the holidays officially here, WWD caught up with a slew of fashionistas for the dish on their holiday routines present and past.

clock December 21, 2011WWD Staff

Specialty Stores

Selfridges Revitalizes Its Women’s Galleries

Early next year, the department store will unveil the first phase of its new women’s designer space.

clock December 21, 2011Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Diana Vreeland, Oscar de la Renta Get Stationery

There is no disputing that Diana Vreeland was a real card and now her name is stamped on limited edition card set.

clock December 21, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Princess Diana’s Dresses to be Displayed

London’s Kensington Palace is set to unveil a display next year that highlights some of the pieces from the princess’ celebrated wardrobe.

clock December 21, 2011Catherine Tipple

Fashion Scoops

Sun European Partners Buys Jacques Vert

The company, an affiliate of U.S.-based Sun Capital Partners, has offered to buy the British women’s wear retailer.

clock December 21, 2011WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Valentino Taps Deborah Turbeville

The brand has tapped the artsy photographer for its spring advertising campaign, which breaks in January.

clock December 21, 2011Cynthia Martens


Moschino Takes to Rome for Spring Ads

After Milan and Venice, the brand opts for a sun-kissed Rome backdrop for its spring-summer advertising campaign.

clock December 21, 2011Alessandra Turra


Destination Maternity Focusing on Premium Denim

The largest maternity retailer in the world has been putting extra effort into building its premium and better denim assortment.

clock December 21, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

MiH Jeans Launches Line with Shopbop

After collaborating with Net-a-porter on a capsule collection this year, the London based denim brand has launched a line exclusively with the online retailer.

clock December 21, 2011Nina Jones

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