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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

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

clock 12hMiles Socha


Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 19hMiles Socha


Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 9hAlexandra Steigrad

Amazon to Launch Prestige Men’s Site

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Amazon has made no secret of its designs to become a leading destination for prestige beauty brands, and it’s firing an opening salvo today with the launch of a dedicated area for men’s grooming.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Chopard Joins Green Carpet Challenge

Jeweler unveils items made of sustainably sourced gold at Cannes film festival.

clock May 17, 2013Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

LVMH Readies Workshops for Visitors

The luxury group is opening its doors on June 15 and 16; more than 40 brands across Europe will participate.

clock May 17, 2013Miles Socha


Stars Align at Charles Finch Dinner

Robin Wright, Olga Kurylenko and Liv Tyler attended the event.

clock May 18, 2013Joelle Diderich


Drama Marks St. Regis International Polo Cup

Despite a broken hip for captain Nacho Figueras, the South American team beat England.

clock May 20, 2013Julia Neel


Former Shiseido CEO Morio Ikeda Dead at 76

The cause of death was kidney cancer, according to a Shiseido spokesman, who added that Ikeda died Monday.

clock May 20, 2013Julie Naughton

Department Stores

Moynat to Open in Galeries Lafayette

The 19th-century trunk maker Bernard Arnault revived in late 2011 as a luxury leather goods brand is making its first expansion volley.

clock May 20, 2013Miles Socha


Belvedere Hosts Cannes Bash

Liam Hemsworth, Solange Knowles and Ahna O’Reilly were among the crowd who piled into the VIP room to hear Reverend Run of Run DMC perform a live set.

clock May 20, 2013Joelle Diderich

Real Estate

Rents Up Along Manhattan Retail Corridors

Average asking rents in the first quarter either remained stable or increased.

clock May 20, 2013Vicki M. Young


More Accidents Hit Cambodia Plants

The mishaps came as the Council of Fashion Designers of America weighed in on the tragedies in the global apparel industry.

clock May 20, 2013Kristiano Ang

Designer and Luxury

Nicholas Kirkwood Opens Las Vegas Store

The British designer opened his second U.S. location at the Wynn hotel on Friday and quietly introduced a revamped Web site.

clock May 20, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Features

Kay Unger Named Chairman of the Board of Governors of Parsons

The post has been held by Joseph Gromek, who continues as chairman of the board of trustees at Parsons.

clock May 20, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Government and Trade

Former AAFA President Larry Martin Dead at 74

Lobbyist helped the apparel industry transform into a global force.

clock May 20, 2013Evan Clark


Fall 2013 Trend: Knitting Pretty

Textured weaves and contrast sleeves are just two techniques that are making this season’s knits a visual feast.

clock May 21, 2013Kim Friday

Government and Trade

Talking Made in USA in Los Angeles

West Coast Manufacturing Conference speakers and attendees discuss Made in America potential and challenges.

clock May 21, 2013Khanh T.L. Tran

Executive Changes

Robert Vignola Exits Calvin Klein

He is succeeded in the role of president of Calvin Klein Collection and global licensing by John Van Glahn, an executive at Calvin Klein Inc.

clock May 21, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Stores Testing Same-Day Delivery

Retailers from Wal-Mart to Nordstrom, as well as e-commerce sites Amazon, eBay, Google and Postmates, are in various stages of trying out the service.

clock May 21, 2013Sharon Edelson

Department Stores

Neiman Marcus Reworks China Strategy

Company plans to downsize its team there and ship from its U.S. based inventories rather than holding inventory in Chinese warehouses.

clock May 21, 2013David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Giorgio Armani Profits Rise 20% in 2012

The Milan-based fashion group logged another year of gains in profits and revenues, led by a 39 percent jump in China.

clock May 21, 2013Luisa Zargani


Urban Outfitters Net Income Up 38.6% in Q1

Comparable retail net sales, which include direct-to-consumer channel sales, increased nine percent in the period.

clock May 20, 2013Sharon Edelson


Amazon Launching Men’s Prestige Site

The Men’s Grooming store has six categories, including shave, body care and skin care, and a range of products.

clock May 21, 2013Julie Naughton and Jenny B. Fine

Memo Pad

Vanity Fair France, Chanel Host Cannes Dinner

Jessica Chastain, Adrien Brody and Milla Jovovich were joined by Karl Lagerfeld, Condé Nast International ceo Jonathan Newhouse and the title’s editorial team.

clock May 21, 2013Joelle Diderich

Memo Pad

New Exposure Photography Competition Returns

Much like the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, the talent contest aims to help young photographers break into the business.

clock May 21, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Avon in Talks for Brazil Buy?

Company is said to be in talks to acquire a stake in Jequiti Cosméticos, a Brazilian direct sales cosmetics company.

clock May 21, 2013Adriana Brasileiro

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren to Stage Resort Runway Show

It’s the first time the designer is putting resort on the runway, and by doing so, he is making a major statement.

clock May 21, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Benetton Unveils New Board of Directors

Most notably, all four company founders — siblings Carlo, Luciano, Gilberto and Giuliana Benetton — have stepped down.

clock May 21, 2013Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Francisco Costa Touches Down in Savannah

The designer was in town to pick up the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

clock May 21, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Victoria’s Secret Angels Surprise Ed Razek at Benefit

The Limited Brands executive, who worked on the original Angels concept, helped raise more than $1.1M for Ohio State University’s new James Cancer Hospital.

clock May 21, 2013Jessica Iredale

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