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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 6hDavid 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 20mMiles 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 8hVicki M. Young

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Holiday Season Begins With Nonstop Deals

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Overview

Retailers will need to pull out all the stops, online and off, to make up for business lost to Hurricane Sandy.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fashion Scoops

Jonathan Greller Rejoins Hudson’s Bay

The former top women’s merchant for the Toronto-based chain is now senior vice president of private brand apparel and wholesale.

clock November 15, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Retail/Business

A.P.C. Seeks to Elevate Presence in U.S. Market

The French contemporary label, which is privately owned by Jean Touitou, operates 60 stores worldwide.

clock November 20, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Show Reviews

Moschino Cheap & Chic Pre-Fall 2013

Creative director Rossella Jardini added a sexy spirit to the Milanese house’s usual, ironic and jaunty aesthetic.

clock November 19, 2012WWD Staff

Government and Trade

France Grapples With Competitiveness

The country’s Socialist government is sending out a message that will likely discourage entrepreneurs tempted to invest in the economy.

clock November 20, 2012Alex Wynne and Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Vanessa Bruno Plots New York Pop-up

French designer to open temporary unit during fashion week in February.

clock November 20, 2012Laure Guilbault

Digital

Vacheron Constantin Sets Microsite

The luxury watchmaker is showcasing five Parisians who wear its timepieces ahead of its Paris opening.

clock November 20, 2012Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Cacharel to Reposition Under New CEO

Richard Alibert takes over as the fashion house prepares to bring design, sales and advertising back in-house.

clock November 20, 2012Joelle Diderich

Financial

Chico’s Net Climbs 57.4% in Q3

Specialty retailer is on a roll with a 9.9 percent comp sales rise in the period.

clock November 20, 2012Evan Clark

People

Charlotte Gainsbourg Branches Out

The actress talks about her latest roles, which include a print modeling job for Tommy Hilfiger.

clock November 20, 2012Joelle Diderich

People

Through The Lens With Jonathan Becker

The longtime Vanity Fair contributor has stories for days and a new book on the horizon.

clock November 20, 2012Taylor Harris

Denim

Harriet Sustarsic Joins True Religion

The Vernon, Calif.-based producer and marketer of premium jeans and sportswear recently made several new appointments.

clock November 20, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Holiday Season Begins With Nonstop Deals

Retailers will need to pull out all the stops, online and off, to make up for business lost to Hurricane Sandy.

clock November 20, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

M-commerce Primed for Big Holiday Season

More firms are featuring promotions geared for shopping using apps for smartphones and tablets this year.

clock November 20, 2012Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

N.J. Counterfeit Bust Nets $1M in Fakes

Sixteen individuals were arrested and charged with violation of the New Jersey Trademark-Counterfeiting Act.

clock November 20, 2012Kristi Ellis

Fashion Scoops

Saks Unveils Christmas Windows

Suzanne Johnson and Stephen Sadove attended the department store’s unveiling.

clock November 20, 2012David Moin

Retail/Business

The Black Friday Shopper, Understood

There are three types, very generally speaking, according to retail experts.

clock November 20, 2012David Moin

Trends

Spring 2013 Trend: Greek Chic

Spring’s one-shoulder looks are at once classic and modern with their soft draping and subtle details.

clock November 21, 2012WWD Staff

Clothing/Furnishings

Yoko Ono Designs Men’s Line With Opening Ceremony

A limited-edition line of 18 styles will launch at the retailer’s stores beginning next week.

clock November 21, 2012David Lipke

Financial

Procter & Gamble Co. Sets Its Strategy

The consumer products giant is in the midst of a colossal balancing act that requires it to cut costs while focusing on innovation.

clock November 21, 2012Molly Prior

Financial

Moody’s Downgrades J.C. Penney’s Rating

The debt watchdog expects the retailer’s gross margins to “severely decline” in the fourth quarter as the company clears excess inventory.

clock November 21, 2012Evan Clark

Financial

Hudson’s Bay to Unveil IPO Monday

The parent of Lord & Taylor and The Bay has its IPO teed up for next week on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

clock November 21, 2012Evan Clark

Forecasts and Analysis

Thanksgiving Hours Lead to Backlash

Since numerous retailers announced that they’d be open for business on Thursday, the idea of shopping on the holiday has become increasingly polarized.

clock November 21, 2012Sharon Edelson and Kristi Ellis

Memo Pad

Marie Claire’s Advertising Age Awards Celebrated

New editor in chief Anne Fulenwider and publisher Nancy Berger Cardone were guests at a cocktail party Monday night in Milan.

clock November 21, 2012Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

LVMH Group Pledges Sandy Relief

Firm is aiding both those employees within its brand portfolio impacted by Sandy and facing hardships as a result, as well as the region’s greater efforts.

clock November 21, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Adidas Taps Selena Gomez for Neo Brand

The collaboration, targeted toward customers aged 14 to 19, is the latest milestone in the starlet’s growing teen fashion and fragrance empire.

clock November 21, 2012Fatima Rizwan

Fashion Scoops

Tiffany & Co. Invests in South African Diamond Firm

DiamondCorp plc is a diamond development and exploration company that is listed on London’s AIM stock exchange.

clock November 21, 2012Samantha Conti

Denim

Civilianaire Sets NYC Store

The NoLIta unit, the jeans firm’s seventh, will be its first outside California.

clock November 20, 2012Arnold J. Karr

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