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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 14hDavid 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 8hMiles Socha

Eye

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

Penney’s Johnson Slammed by Ackman

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Overview

Ron Johnson was harshly and publicly criticized by William Ackman, who installed Johnson as ceo in 2011 with free rein to reinvent the ailing department store. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Prada Bullish on Year Ahead

The luxury brand, which reported a 44.9 percent increase in net profits in the year ended Jan. 31, forecasted single-digit growth in 2013.

clock April 7, 2013Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Gucci to Control Tableware and Ceramics Firm

Luxury firm has offered to take control of the historic Italian brand Richard Ginori 1735 SpA.

clock April 5, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Beyoncé Named Honorary Chair for Costume Institute Gala

The benefit celebrates the “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition, which runs at the Metropolitain Museum of Art from May 9 to August 14.

clock April 5, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Memo Pad

Cuts at the New York Observer

The weekly laid off 11 people from the business side of its overall media group on Friday, it said, as part of a reorganization of its sales team.

clock April 5, 2013Erik Maza

Parties

Henry Street Settlement Honors Reed Krakoff

The organization feted its annual gala at the Plaza in New York.

clock April 5, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Parties

The Frick Collection Hosts Young Fellows Ball

The museum hosted its annual spring party on Thursday.

clock April 5, 2013Taylor Harris

Financial

Tiffany’s CEO Michael Kowalski Sees Pay Decline

The brunt of the executive’s compensation cut came from his nonequity incentive plan compensation.

clock April 5, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Obituaries

Lilly Pulitzer Dead at 81

Socialite built fashion business that merged preppy, pattern and bright colors.

clock April 7, 2013Arnold J. Karr

People

Q&A With Gina Lollobrigida

The Italian actress reflects on selling her Bulgari jewelry for a cause, her photography and Howard Hughes and Fidel Castro.

clock April 8, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Tracy Anderson’s Flagship Fitness Studio Opens in L.A.

Gwyneth Paltrow, who showed off her assets in a mini Victoria Beckham dress Thursday evening, is a business partner in the venture.

clock April 8, 2013Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

H&M Launches Second Conscious Collection With Four-City Party

The Thursday night event featured Penn Badgley in New York, Jessica Stroup in San Francisco, Victoria Justice in Los Angeles and Jessica Lowndes in Miami.

clock April 8, 2013Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Kering Champions Name Change at New York Event

Former CNBC personality Nicole Lapin emceed the evening and led a live interview about the big changeover with group managing director Jean-François Palus.

clock April 8, 2013Matthew Lynch

Fashion Scoops

Simpson Sisters Team Up With Baby Buggy

Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, who codesign Jessica Simpson Girls, have introduced a T-shirt that will raise funds for the nonprofit.

clock April 8, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Duke and Duchess Wrap Up Visit to Scotland

The duchess on Friday donned a red Giorgio Armani coat and a scarf bearing the Strathearn tartan, a nod to her Scottish title.

clock April 8, 2013Lorelei Marfil

Memo Pad

Lucky Magazine Hosts Annual Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference

While much of the discussion concentrated on business topics, Kelly Osbourne, Drew Barrymore and Betsey Johnson provided some girl power moments.

clock April 8, 2013Rachel Brown

Department Stores

Macy’s Americana Push

Department store will strike a patriotic chord on May 15 when it kicks off “American Icons,” a promotion running through the Fourth of July.

clock April 8, 2013David Moin

Financial

William Ackman’s Support for J.C. Penney’s Ron Johnson Wanes

The retailer’s ceo has taken a blow to the ribs from one of his strongest supporters.

clock April 8, 2013Evan Clark

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Ten U.S. Finalists Chosen for International Woolmark Prize

The winner, who will receive $100,000 toward their next collection, will be named at an awards ceremony in New York on July 9.

clock April 8, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Jones Aims to Get Sportswear Back on Track

After several challenging seasons, the company has reworked its namesake lines for fall, going back to the strengths and the heritage of the brands.

clock April 8, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Clothing/Furnishings

Faherty Brand Launches With Swim

If credentials alone guaranteed the success of a new label, Faherty Brand would be sitting pretty.

clock April 8, 2013David Lipke

Designer and Luxury

Americana Manhasset’s Chinese Outreach

The upscale center in Manhasset, N.Y., was the sole sponsor of a 12-page advertising-editorial section in the March 9 issue of the Chinese World Journal.

clock April 8, 2013Sharon Edelson

Hats, Gloves and More

Growing Glamourpuss Expands Its Selection

Since launching in 2009, the brand is “close to doubling” its sales volume each year, according to co-founder Courtney Moss.

clock April 8, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

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