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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 14hDavid 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 2hMiles Socha

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Lady Gaga: ‘I’m Every Icon’

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The singer unveils the cover of her new single, "Applause," to WWD, and talks (sort of) about her upcoming album, ARTPOP.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Smaller Handbag Designers Making Waves

Smaller French brands entering the handbag arena find ways to compete with established labels.

clock July 29, 2013Joelle Diderich

Film and TV

Crystals on the Set: Swarovski Entertainment Produces Feature Film

Nadja Swarovski sees her entertainment group as a “natural evolution” in the company’s mission to “foster creativity in the various business fields.”

clock July 29, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Department Stores

Decking the Halls at Harrods

The retailer will unveil its glittering jewelry rooms in the accessories halls this fall.

clock July 29, 2013Samantha Conti


Innovative Eyewear Draws Attention in Berlin

New markets, models and partnerships are bringing all eyes to the German capital.

clock July 29, 2013Susan Stone


Eric Singer’s Excellent Adventure

How the founder of Shwood, a primarily wooden sunglass firm, stumbled into the eyewear business.

clock July 29, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Monnier Frères Launching in North America

The fashion and luxury accessories Web site carries more than 100 brands ranging from Burberry, Marni and Vanessa Bruno to Shourouk and Ray-Ban.

clock July 29, 2013Samantha Conti

Hats, Gloves and More

Claudio Cutuli Plots Global Growth

The designer is building the business by maintaining production entirely in Italy’s Umbria region and growing his own plants and crops to make natural dyes.

clock July 29, 2013Luisa Zargani

Leather Goods

Lili Radu, Apple Team Up on Tech Accessories

The Frankfurt-based 31-year-old is the first German designer to receive this nod from the creative computing giant.

clock July 29, 2013Susan Stone

Intimates and Activewear

Italian Manufacturers Look to Level the Playing Field

Health and safety standards and workers’ rights are costly, but Italian makers say they’re worth it.

clock July 29, 2013Cynthia Martens

Intimates and Activewear

Princesse Tam Tam Revs the Expansion Motor

After a revamped store concept and communications strategy, the brand is plotting international expansion, particularly in Asia, Europe and the U.S.

clock July 29, 2013Laure Guilbault

Intimates and Activewear

Curator Denis Bruna Talks New Underwear Exhibit

Titled “The Mechanics of Underwear” the exhibit at Les Arts Décoratifs museum in Paris retraces six centuries of shaping the body.

clock July 29, 2013Laure Guilbault

Intimates and Activewear

Xixili Intimates, Local Specialist

The nine-year-old Malaysian brand has been flourishing in its home country and is now expanding elsewhere in the region.

clock July 29, 2013Kristiano Ang

Intimates and Activewear

China’s Intimates Market Sees Growth

The market has grown steadily in recent years, thanks to a small but growing niche of lingerie-loving women.

clock July 29, 2013Casey Hall

Intimates and Activewear

Tabio Grows European Footprint

The Osaka-based maker of quirky socks and tights runs two flagships in Paris and two in London, and Germany and Italy are next on its radar.

clock July 29, 2013Paulina Szmydke

Intimates and Activewear

NPD Figures Reveal Slowdown for Innerwear

A lack of newness and innovation in the $14.5 billion market is dragging down overall sales in the category.

clock July 29, 2013Karyn Monget

Film and TV

Lingerie Heats Up the Castle on ‘The White Queen’

The come-hither appeal of wispy little slips, chemises and nighties are the weapons of seduction in the historical fiction drama set to air Aug. 10 on Starz.

clock July 29, 2013Karyn Monget


M Missoni Hosts Rooftop Mixtape Bash

The brand hosted a music-filled sunset party atop The Standard Highline on Thursday.

clock July 26, 2013Kristi Garced


Charlotte Olympia’s Life With Archie

The footwear designer depicted the comic book character’s love triangle with Betty and Veronica through a series of witty accessories.

clock July 29, 2013Roxanne Robinson


Tiziana Fausti Makes Accessories Debut

The veteran retailer has designed a luxury shopping bag and is selling it on her Web site and in her stores.

clock July 29, 2013Alessandra Turra

Forecasts and Analysis

By the Numbers: Jewelry’s Eastern Promise

Shoppers in emerging markets such as the Middle East and China are increasingly gobbling up European fashion and luxury goods.

clock July 29, 2013Samantha Conti


Wise Eyes: Owl Optics Launches Internet-Only Line

Operating with a mail-order model, the company offers complete pairs of matte acetate sunglasses and corrective glasses for 150 euros, or $199.

clock July 29, 2013Susan Stone


Hudson’s Bay Emerges as Saks’ Most Likely Buyer

Richard Baker has reportedly informed close associates that he is confident he’s got the winning bid.

clock July 28, 2013David Moin

Intimates and Activewear

WWD Intimates: The Trends

Surface interest rules as designers focus on bright colors, nautical motifs and playful dots.

clock July 29, 2013Antonia Sardone


My Specs According to My Specs

Even though there are eyewear options aplenty online, customers are still clamoring for customization within the category.

clock July 29, 2013Marcy Medina


Accessories Trend: Shine On

There are many ways to glow for holiday and resort.

clock July 29, 2013Roxanne Robinson


WWD Special Report: Women’s Jewelry Association at 30

WJA presidents past and future talk about the organization’s milestone anniversary.

clock July 29, 2013Alexandra Steigrad


Growth Spurt: WJA’s Grant and Scholarship Fund

The organization is about to honor its 30th anniversary with the highest amount awarded in the program’s history.

clock July 29, 2013Kristi Garced


Women’s Jewelry Association to Honor Candy Udell

Building London Jewelers into a sprawling retail chain and extending the breadth of merchandise has earned the industry veteran a place in WJA’s Hall of Fame.

clock July 29, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Business Features

WJA’s Tryna Kochanek on Promoting Women

The outgoing president of the Women’s Jewelry Association talked about the organization’s role in the advancement of women in the jewelry industry.

clock July 29, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Intimates and Activewear

Innerwear Trend: Notes of a Scandal

Bondage-inspired innerwear gets a fresh look in the hands of lingerie designers who prefer their scandal handled delicately.

clock July 29, 2013Jessica Iredale and Kim Friday


Lady Gaga: ‘I’m Every Icon’

The singer unveils the cover of her new single, “Applause,” to WWD, and talks (sort of) about her upcoming album, ARTPOP.

clock July 28, 2013Jessica Iredale

Designer and Luxury

Investments to Weigh on LVMH

The luxury conglomerate said margins in its fashion and leather goods division came under pressure in the first half.

clock July 29, 2013Joelle Diderich


Jonathan Chánduví’s Restoration Drama

The founder of Studio 323 New York is a third-generation member of an antiques- and art-restoring family that includes metalworkers, sculptors and gilders.

clock July 29, 2013Lorna Koski

Executive Changes

PVH Sets Course for Fred Gehring, Tom Murry

The company has set the stage for the next generation of leadership of its Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and international operations.

clock July 29, 2013Arnold J. Karr


Tandy Brands Secures New Financing

The Dallas-based accessories business received $29 million in senior financing from Salus Capital Partners, $27.5 million of it in a revolving credit package.

clock July 29, 2013Arnold J. Karr


Former Tiffany Executive Pleads Guilty in Theft Case

As part of her deal with authorities, Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun agreed to forfeit $2.1 million and further agreed to restore $2.2 million.

clock July 29, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Nanette Lepore and Bluestar, Among Others, in Talks

Nanette Lepore is moving closer to a final decision on an investor, possibly within the next month or two, financial sources said.

clock July 29, 2013Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad

Clique Media Launching Byrdie Web Site

Cofounders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power found a need for an online beauty venue that wasn’t a traditional magazine Web site, blog or a video tutorial.

clock July 29, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Memo Pad

T Magazine’s Deborah Needleman to Be Honored by FGI

She will receive the Lord & Taylor Fashion Oracle award at Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars on Oct. 22.

clock July 29, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Memo Pad

Rebecca Minkoff Goes Digital for Fall

Rebecca Minkoff is taking a primarily digital approach to her fall advertising.

clock July 29, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Prada Denied Request to Sequester Cova Brand

Milan’s courthouse has rejected the firm’s request, according to sources.

clock July 29, 2013Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Tommaso Brusò Named Head of Diesel USA

Executive succeeds Cristiano Quieti, who left Diesel this year to become president and ceo of John Varvatos Enterprises.

clock July 29, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Exhibit of Queen’s Coronation Apparel Opening at Buckingham Palace

While she is in Balmoral, Scotland, for her summer holiday, the palace is open to the public.

clock July 29, 2013Lorelei Marfil

Fashion Scoops

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Partners With Avicii

Already the fastest-selling single of this year, “Wake Me Up” is getting a fashionable boost, courtesy of Ralph Lauren.

clock July 29, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Saint Laurent Avenue Montaigne Flagship to Close for Renovations

According to sources, the black concrete floor is among elements that designer Hedi Slimane wishes to alter.

clock July 29, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Made Fashion Week Launches Second Young Talent Search

Coco Rocha, Antonio Berardi, Jenné Lombardo, Zanna Roberts Rassi and designer Nolan Bellavance will judge the search.

clock July 29, 2013David Lipke

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