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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 11hDavid Moin


Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 5hMiles 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 13hVicki M. Young

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Court Favors Gucci in Suit Against Guess

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Gucci won its class-versus-mass trademark battle against Guess Inc., but it wasn’t exactly the financial victory the brand was seeking.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Celebrities Headed to Seoul for Calvin Klein Inc.

Chloë Moretz, Kate Bosworth, and models Lara Stone and Matthew Terry are expected to touch down in Seoul next week for CKI’s multibrand event.

clock May 18, 2012Marc Karimzadeh


Jeweler Graff Kicks Off IPO Road Show

The company is aiming to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on June 8.

clock May 20, 2012Samantha Conti and Ellen Sheng


Party Scene Heats Up in Cannes

Sean Penn, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Connelly attended weekend festivities at the film festival.

clock May 21, 2012Joelle Diderich

Government and Trade

LVMH Unveils Green Initiative

The French luxury goods giant is launching an internal Green Week in tandem with a conference beginning in Brussels under the title Every Drop Counts.

clock May 21, 2012Miles Socha


Wool Confab Gets Social Media Primer

Attendees heard from Christian Siriano, Rachel Roy and Bergdorf’s Linda Fargo how the digital revolution has changed customer connections.

clock May 21, 2012Arthur Friedman


Urban Outfitters’ Earnings Fall 12.1%

Total net sales rose by 9 percent over the same quarter last year to $569 million.

clock May 21, 2012Sharon Edelson


UBS Downgrades Avon Stock to ‘Sell’

Securities analyst Nik Modi on Monday outlined four “major problems” the direct seller faces.

clock May 21, 2012Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Gianfranco Ferré Legal Battle Rages On

A court in Isernia, Italy, has rejected a request to sequester the brand put forward by the label’s administrators in October.

clock May 21, 2012Luisa Zargani


Footwear Trend: Happy Feet

Designers are bringing high style to high-tops, making for lots of feel-good feet.

clock May 22, 2012Jessica Iredale

Memo Pad

Facebook Inc. Shares Slip on Monday

In comparison to shares of other technology firms, the social-media site was quite an underperformer.

clock May 22, 2012Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad

National Retail Federation Kicking Off Web Tax Push

New campaign is aimed at pressing Congress to pass legislation that would give states the authority to collect sales taxes from e-commerce.

clock May 22, 2012Kristi Ellis

Memo Pad

Versace Unveils Fall Campaign

Versace turned to Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to photograph the ads, which pick up where February’s fashion show left off.

clock May 22, 2012Luisa Zargani

Memo Pad

Jessica Michault Exits International Herald Tribune

She has been named editor in chief of the Web site and magazine, which covers runway shows and other fashion events online, in real time.

clock May 22, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Show Reviews

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2013

The designer conjured up a knockout wardrobe for multigenerational women, the kind whose vacation plans might include boarding a 300-foot yacht to Saint-Tropez.

clock May 21, 2012WWD Staff


Gucci Awarded $4.7M in Guess Case

Luxury brand wins three-year legal battle, but fails to get big payout.

clock May 21, 2012Evan Clark


Pressure Mounts on Wal-Mart Board

Support has been growing for New York City comptroller John Liu’s call to unseat certain directors at the company’s June 1 annual meeting.

clock May 22, 2012Evan Clark

Business Features

Carolina Herrera Sees Global Growth

After marking 30 years in business in 2010, the designer one-upped celebrations with another milestone last year: $1 billion in sales.

clock May 22, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Upcoming YSL Lines for Buyers’ Eyes Only

The women’s cruise and spring men’s wear collections, the first designs by new creative director Hedi Slimane, will not be shown to the fashion press.

clock May 22, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Italy’s Fashion Industry Rallies for Victim of School Bombing

When La Stampa journalist Gianni Riotta posted a tweet asking “can Italian fashion do something in honor of these kids?” the responses came pouring in.

clock May 22, 2012Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Jo Malone Announces Charity Initiative

The British fragrance brand has unveiled an ongoing project to create gardens in major cities around the world.

clock May 22, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Vintage Bridal Exhibit Opens in French Château

Curated by retired designers Hubert de Givenchy and Philippe Venet, the show features dresses by Dior, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Balmain.

clock May 22, 2012Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Claire Pettibone Sees Traffic Spike After Zuckerberg Wedding

The designer was besieged with phone calls after Priscilla Chan donned one of her dresses to marry the Facebook founder on Saturday.

clock May 22, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Crème de la Mer Marks Partnership With Blue Marine Foundation

Guests at the event at Sotheby’s in London on Friday afternoon included Bianca Jagger, Yasmin Le Bon, Roksanda Ilincic and Lara Bohinc.

clock May 22, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Karlie Kloss Organizes Team for AIDS Walk New York

The 19-year-old model’s Step Forward team was among the top five raising funds for AIDS charities, with a generous contribution from Juicy Couture.

clock May 22, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Target, Liz Lange Celebrate 10 Years

The party space, a penthouse near the High Line, was patterned after the designer’s home and a number of the guests had baby bumps.

clock May 22, 2012Sharon Edelson

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