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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 15hDavid 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 3hMiles Socha

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Macy’s, Martha Split Decisions in Court

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Judge Jeffrey Oing delivered a slew of rulings Thursday regarding the contract dispute brought forth by Macy’s Inc. against Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. and J.C. Penney Co. Inc.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Color Cosmetics

YSL to Expand Beauty Offerings in China

L’Oréal’s Luxe division will launch Yves Saint Laurent’s Beauté cosmetics line to the country in May.

clock April 11, 2013Lara Farrar


New Yorkers For Children Holds Annual Fool’s Fete

The social set turned out to support the foster care nonprofit on Tuesday.

clock April 10, 2013Taylor Harris


Fast Retailing’s Aggressive China Plans

Sales rose 17 percent as the Japanese retail giant lifted its full-year profit forecast.

clock April 11, 2013Kelly Wetherille


March Results Leave Stores Cold

Monthly comparable-store sales results are weak after a frustrating battle with the calendar, weather and prior-year results.

clock April 11, 2013Arnold J. Karr


Lord & Taylor Weighs on Hudson’s Bay

Richard Baker believes Sandy was a factor for much of the fourth quarter, leaving Lord & Taylor holding excess inventory and forcing extra clearance efforts.

clock April 11, 2013David Moin

Executive Changes

Thierry Andretta Exits Lanvin

The managing director of the brand since 2009 has resigned from his position, citing “personal reasons.”

clock April 11, 2013Miles Socha

Department Stores

Macy’s, MSLO Split Key Court Decisions

Early in the day, Judge Jeffrey Oing denied Martha Stewart’s argument to dismiss its exclusivity of design claim.

clock April 11, 2013Alexandra Steigrad


Coach, J.J. Abrams Host Children’s Defense Fund Event

The director hosted the third annual cocktail and shopping event at his Bad Robot offices.

clock April 11, 2013Lindzi Scharf


Carol’s Daughter Founder to Launch Salons

Lisa Price is partnering with Georgia-based entrepreneur Robin D. Groover on the Harlem space, dubbed Mirror: The Hair Salon at Carol’s Daughter.

clock April 11, 2013Julie Naughton


The New Museum Honors Christian Marclay at Spring Gala

A fashion-meets-art crowd turned out for the museum’s event.

clock April 11, 2013Matthew Lynch


Guess Taps Hillary Super as Chief Merchant

Appointment follows Nancy Shachtman’s departure as president of North America.

clock April 11, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Remembering Lilly Pulitzer in Color

The designer would have been tickled pink and green from the outpouring of color at her memorial service that took place in Palm Beach, Fla.

clock April 11, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Worker and Activist Press Cause in Washington

They want U.S. officials to pressure the Bangladesh government to make reforms.

clock April 11, 2013Kristi Ellis


Hayden Panettiere Takes Turn for Cotton Inc.

Commercials featuring the “Nashville” actress will begin airing as 15- and 30-second spots on TV and select Internet outlets beginning Monday.

clock April 12, 2013Arthur Friedman

Body Care

Michael Kors Adds Color, Body Care to Beauty Lineup

Working with the Estée Lauder Cos., the designer has created three distinct collections — Sporty, Sexy and Glam.

clock April 12, 2013Julie Naughton


J.C. Penney Calls on Blackstone Group

Investment and advisory firm will determine ways to shore up its rapidly dwindling balance sheet, according to a source with knowledge of the arrangement.

clock April 12, 2013Evan Clark

Memo Pad

Cosmo’s Joanna Coles Hosts Luncheon for Christine Quinn

Designers and fashion magazine types flocked to Hearst Tower on Thursday to hear what the New York mayoral candidate had to say.

clock April 12, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Reebok Drops Rick Ross as Spokesman

The rapper and the athletic footwear and apparel powerhouse had been taking a beating in the media since last week for lyrics in a song titled “U.O.E.N.O.”

clock April 12, 2013Karyn Monget

Fashion Scoops

Jennifer Garner, Max Mara Muse?

Word is that the actress was recently photographed for the Italian fashion house, though the nature of the shoot could not be learned.

clock April 12, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Mohamed Al-Fayed Responds to Speculation About Sale of the Ritz

A spokesperson for the colorful business titan told WWD that he sold his Paris jewel, the Ritz hotel, to Qatari investors.

clock April 12, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Issa London Creates Collection for Banana Republic

The 40-piece line will be carried at more than 450 Banana units in the U.S. and about 700 stores globally, as well as online.

clock April 12, 2013Sharon Edelson

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