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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 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 7hMiles 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 15hVicki M. Young

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

American Producers See Signs of Rebirth

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Overview

Driven by rising wages in China and raw material price inflation — not to mention a presidential election year — there is a rebound in interest in domestic manufacturing that hasn’t been seen in a generation.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Lifestyle

Gustav Klimt Masterpiece Subject of Anne-Marie O’Connor Tome

“The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer’” describes the history of Klimt’s work.

clock February 2, 2012Lorna Koski

Fashion Scoops

Madonna Dons Givenchy at Super Bowl

Singer wears three couture looks during half-time performance.

clock February 6, 2012Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

EDC, FIT Launching Design Entrepreneurs NYC

The free, intensive, “mini-MBA” program aims to teach designers the necessary business skills to run a fashion label.

clock February 6, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

CFDA Returning With More ‘Americans in Paris’

Ten past CFDA/Vogue Fashion fund finalists will show their collections in a shared showroom space at Galerie Joyce at Palais Royal during Paris Fashion Week.

clock February 6, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Memo Pad

Vogue Wins Big With Super Bowl Halftime Show

Madonna danced atop a lit up Vogue logo.

clock February 6, 2012John Koblin

Government and Trade

U.S. Exports Climb on Sourcing Shift

Apparel and textile exports have posted double-digit growth in the past 12 months, but firms still face obstacles that restrict their ability to ship abroad.

clock February 6, 2012Kristi Ellis

Textiles

Uncertainty Surrounds Milano Unica

For exhibitors at the textiles and accessories fair, currency woes and low demand are offset by export growth.

clock February 6, 2012Sofia Celeste

Government and Trade

Mexico Aims to Boost Production for American and Domestic Brands

While U.S. apparel manufacturers are viewing Mexico as a fresh sourcing destination, the “massive” shift that some have hoped for has not fully materialized.

clock February 6, 2012Ivan Castano

Textiles

European Trade Fairs Prep for Cloudy Climate

Premiere Vision and Texworld set for next week in Paris.

clock February 6, 2012Katya Foreman and Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Longchamp Eyes Expansion in U.S., China

The brand plans to add up to 25 directly operated boutiques and concessions this year.

clock February 6, 2012Miles Socha

Business Features

Made in USA on Recovery Road

Driven by rising wages in China and raw material price inflation there is a rebound in interest in domestic manufacturing that hasn’t been seen in a generation.

clock February 7, 2012Arthur Friedman

Designer and Luxury

Hermès’ Shang Xia to Open in Paris

The Chinese luxury brand will open its first overseas store at the end of 2012, a spokeswoman said Monday.

clock February 6, 2012Joelle Diderich and Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Halston Gears Up Relaunch

Ben Malka, the brand’s ceo, has spent the last seven months assembling a team of executives and designers, including chief creative officer Marie Mazelis.

clock February 6, 2012Marcy Medina

Digital

Made Fashion Week Launches Interactive App

New digital platform to showcase participating designers, including live images of runway shows and presentations as they unfold.

clock February 6, 2012David Lipke

Food

A Peek at New York’s Super Linda

The restaurant’s debut has been hotly anticipated for a few reasons, mainly pertaining to the owners.

clock February 6, 2012Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Scene Magazine to Debut in New York

The first issue of Jared Kushner’s controlled-circulation magazine features Elettra Weidemann on the cover.

clock February 7, 2012David Lipke

Memo Pad

Karl Lagerfeld Guest Edits Metro Newspaper

“The World According to Karl” edition, which comes out today, includes interviews with several of the bold-faced names that orbit his universe.

clock February 7, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Facebook Taps Rebecca Van Dyck for Top Marketing Post

The executive, who left Apple to become global chief marketing officer of the Levi’s last March, is headed back to the digital domain.

clock February 7, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Daphne Guinness and ‘The Legend of Lady White Snake’

How the heiress wound up appearing in the short film that will introduce GK Reid’s Genghis Khan collection shows just how entwined the fashion world is.

clock February 7, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

China Luxe Growth Seen Staying Strong

Despite fears of a slowdown in the growth of China’s luxury retail sales, there’s still plenty of optimism about business prospects for 2012.

clock February 7, 2012Luisa Zargani and Ritu Upadhyay and Casey Hall

Government and Trade

U.S. Settles WTO Dispute With EU, Japan

Disagreement involved method of calculating antidumping duties.

clock February 7, 2012Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

Designer Inspirations: Part Two

With visions of autumn dancing in their heads, designers reveal the who, what and whys behind their spanking-new collections.

clock February 7, 2012WWD Staff

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