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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 14hDavid Moin


Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 9hMiles Socha


French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

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

clock 2hMiles Socha

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Milan’s Rich Season Leaves Buyers Upbeat

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Pomp and circumstance: Milan delivered both in spades, with richly embellished collections that galvanized retailers.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Salvatore Ferragamo to Sponsor Da Vinci Exhibit

Italian house also plans to show its resort collection at the Louvre.

clock February 28, 2012Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Hermès Loses Brand Case in China

Legal loss over trademark infringement could serve as a cautionary tale.

clock February 28, 2012Debra Bruno


A Week in the Life of Marvin Traub

A look at the very crowded schedule he kept during New York fashion week, Feb. 13-17, 2012.

clock February 29, 2012WWD Staff


A Conversation With Marvin and Lee Traub

The couple talks Martha Graham, marriage, war and other matters.

clock February 29, 2012David Moin

Business Features

Marvin Traub’s Calling Card

A smattering of the international projects and clients of Marvin Traub Associates.

clock February 29, 2012WWD Staff

Business Features

Marvin Traub: Master of Reinvention

Most people would be fortunate to have a single career with as much impact as the former chairman and ceo of Bloomingdale’s. But two?

clock February 29, 2012David Moin

Department Stores

Macy’s Answers Martha Stewart Counterclaims

The department store denied that it failed to maximize sales of Martha Stewart-branded products in its stores.

clock February 28, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Business Features

The Marvin Traub Doctrine

The executive’s 61-year career gives him a unique view of where retailing has been and where it’s headed.

clock February 29, 2012David Moin


Feast for the Eye: Farmshop, Not Your Average Grocery Store

Chef Jeff Cerciello built it as a 1,750-square-foot showcase for California’s food culture.

clock February 28, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Designer and Luxury

Vera Wang Preps for Asian Expansion

Although no deals have been signed, Mario Grauso confirmed the company’s interest in opening freestanding stores in Asia.

clock February 28, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Government and Trade

President Obama Creates Trade Enforcement Center

China is a key target of the new agency.

clock February 28, 2012Kristi Ellis


Cartier Ads to Hit the Screen

Next month, the French jewelry house will launch its most ambitious screen advertisement in more than a decade, “The Cartier Odyssey.”

clock February 28, 2012Joelle Diderich


Joe’s Jeans Adds Else for Macy’s

Firm registers small fourth-quarter loss as retail results shine.

clock February 28, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran


A|X Veterans Launch Marketing Firm

Company’s expertise will include traditional advertising campaigns, store windows, events, press relations and social media.

clock February 28, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Specialty Stores

C. Wonder to Open Columbus Circle Unit

The new flagship will be larger than the brand’s inaugural 5,000-square-foot store, which opened in SoHo in October.

clock February 28, 2012Sharon Edelson


Dick Braeger, Cole Haan and Garys Principal, Dies at 74

He injected his pursuit of comfort into his stewardship of both the shoe brand and men’s stores in Southern California.

clock February 28, 2012Arnold J. Karr


Warnaco Reports $6.7M Loss in Quarter

The firm posted restructuring charges that were in part connected with its transition out of its European CK/Calvin Klein bridge line.

clock February 28, 2012Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Milan’s Rich Season Leaves Buyers Upbeat

Pomp and circumstance: Milan delivered both in spades, with richly embellished collections that galvanized retailers.

clock February 28, 2012WWD Staff


Lessons Learned: Marvin Traub’s Protégés

How executives from Sue Kronick to Andrea Jung have translated their training throughout their careers.

clock February 29, 2012Sharon Edelson


Robert E. Gray, St. John Co-Founder, Dies at 86

He remained honorary chairman of the firm.

clock February 28, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Paris Fashion Week: Crunch Time

In the homestretch of the fall collections, WWD caught up with a handful of designers as they made those crucial final alterations to their runway-bound looks.

clock February 29, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: The Front-Row Chinese

Huang Hung introduces several beautiful Chinese women that you’re likely to see in the front row during Paris Fashion Week.

clock February 29, 2012Huang Hung

Memo Pad

DiorMag to Launch Online Today

Christian Dior is out to conscript more readers and viewers with the debut of a new digital magazine.

clock February 29, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Tommy Hilfiger Ties With American in Paris Initiative

The 10 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund designers participating in the project’s second season each customized a Hilfiger trenchcoat.

clock February 29, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Drawing Dreams Foundation to Host Online Auction

A Bonnie Cashin self-portrait and an “Eloise” original by Hilary Knight are a few of the finds going under the gavel.

clock February 29, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Derek Lam Creates T-shirt for Cause

The designer sketched an artistic take on a brain and a helmet for shirts for Brain Injury Awareness Month, which officially starts Thursday.

clock February 29, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Lord & Taylor’s Guest Spot on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

In Sunday’s episode, teams compete to create the best window displays for Ivanka Trump’s fashion collection.

clock February 29, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Chambre Syndicale Hosting Showcase

The exhibition, called “Pas de Robe, Pas de Défilé” (“No dress, no fashion show” in English), opens tonight with a party.

clock February 29, 2012Alex Wynne


Hernan Bas Goes Hobo Chic

The Miami-born, Detroit-based artist takes an interesting approach to luggage for an installation for Louis Vuitton.

clock February 29, 2012Stephanie Davila

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