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Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

clock 17hJessica Iredale

Fashion

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

clock 11hMiles Socha

Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

clock August 26, 2016Allison Collins

Retailers Cautious Over Holiday Outlook

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Overview

Shoppers are feeling less confident, sales growth is slowing and inventories still appear to be too high for demand — and retailers are being extra careful to step lightly.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Memo Pad

Elle Man Set to Launch in France

The men’s magazine will hit newsstands on Oct. 3.

clock September 30, 2013Laure Guilbault

Footwear

Roger Vivier Spring 2014

For spring, creative director Bruno Frisoni set out to redefine the house of Roger Vivier by looking to the brand’s codes.

clock September 30, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Karl Lagerfeld RTW Spring 2014

Graphic, irreverent, tinged with rock ’n’ roll and spiked with bright color summed up the designer’s spring collection.

clock September 30, 2013WWD Staff

Front Row at Stella McCartney

Jeff Koons, Paul McCartney and Salma Hayek were among the front-row guests.

clock September 30, 2013Joelle Diderich

Fashion Show Reviews

Stella McCartney RTW Spring 2014

McCartney characterized the collection she showed on Monday as one of “understated seduction” — and she delivered the mood beautifully.

clock September 30, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Giambattista Valli RTW Spring 2014

The designer revisited a Roman couture aesthetic, working it with a youthful vibe and strong textures.

clock September 30, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Emanuel Ungaro RTW Spring 2014

Fausto Puglisi homed in on archive polka dots and stripes, then roughed them up with his tough romance.

clock September 30, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Louis-Marie de Castelbajac, Tyler Alexandra Ellis Launch Bag Line

The collection will hit stores next season.

clock September 30, 2013Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Show Reviews

Elie Saab RTW Spring 2014

The shapes were Saab standards, given extra sizzle with plunging or scooped necklines, insets of lace or crisscrossed back straps.

clock September 30, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Sacai RTW Spring 2014

Chitose Abe’s spring collection mixed elements of modern athletics, classic couture volumes and bourgeois men’s wear staples into her usual splicing and dicing.

clock September 30, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Americans in Paris: The Fifth Edition

All 10 designers showcased at the three-day event held during Paris Fashion Week are former CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists.

clock September 30, 2013Jennifer Weil

Fashion Show Reviews

Veronique Branquinho RTW Spring 2014

The “New Avengers”-style bobs on every model made the designer’s spring message clear — she was channeling London in the Swinging Sixties.

clock September 30, 2013WWD Staff

Jewelry

Chaumet Launches Fine Jewelry Collection

The Chaumet Hortensia collection, inspired by the hydrangea, is the first floral-themed one for the 233-year-old house.

clock September 30, 2013Joelle Diderich

Financial

Investments Hit Hindmarch Results

Strategic investment in product, marketing, digital content and infrastructure dented the bottom line over the past year.

clock September 30, 2013Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Jen Kao Shuttering Rtw Line

The 32-year-old designer plans to take a leave of absence from the fashion industry due to health reasons, according to a company spokeswoman.

clock September 30, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Chloé Sets Los Angeles Showing

The French brand is to reprise its spring 2014 show on Oct. 29.

clock September 30, 2013Miles Socha

Couture

Marco Zanini Talks Schiaparelli Role

As creative director, Zanini is charged with reawakening a sleeping beauty, a brand that is inextricably linked to its founder, Elsa Schiaparelli.

clock September 30, 2013Luisa Zargani

Food

Feast for the Eye: Chef Marc Forgione Opens American Cut in TriBeCa

The “Iron Chef” alum offers his take on the classic steak house.

clock September 30, 2013Taylor Harris

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Saks Launches Off 5th E-commerce Site

The Web site, saksoff5th.com, is expected in its first year to be the biggest door of Off 5th’s 70-unit brick-and-mortar fleet.

clock September 30, 2013Sharon Edelson

Front Row at Saint Laurent

Lenny Kravitz, Salma Hayek and Valérie Trierweiler took in the show.

clock September 30, 2013Joelle Diderich

Fashion Show Reviews

Saint Laurent RTW Spring 2014

Hedi Slimane continued his celebration of the rich rock chick, but with the grunge babies rotated out and Eighties party girls rotated in.

clock September 30, 2013WWD Staff

Forecasts and Analysis

Retailers Cautious Over Holiday Outlook

Seasonal job gains in retail are expected to “at best match” year-ago hiring for the final three months of 2012.

clock September 30, 2013Evan Clark

Body Care

Mr Porter Gets Into Grooming

E-tailer filling out lifestyle offering with new category.

clock September 30, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Designer and Luxury

Hermès Opens Silk Bar Pop-up in New York

Coinciding with the launch of the brand’s first app, Silk Knots, the temporary store will be open through Oct. 31 at the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle.

clock October 1, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Government and Trade

Firms Scour the Globe in Sourcing Search

The global apparel sourcing paradigm is changing, with Southeast Asia expected to make the biggest gains in new business in the next three to five years.

clock October 1, 2013Kristi Ellis and John Zarocostas and Bambina Wise

Government and Trade

Turkey Awaits U.S. Trade Pact

Negotiating a free-trade agreement is vital to lift Turkey’s exports to the U.S., which have fallen to about $450 million from $2 billion a decade ago.

clock October 1, 2013Arthur Friedman

Forecasts and Analysis

Chief Purchasing Officers See Prices on Rise

A McKinsey & Co. survey confirms that decades of apparel sourcing deflation have come to an end and companies will now face a steady increase in costs.

clock October 1, 2013Arthur Friedman

Textiles

Fretting Fabric Costs at Unica

Amid a push to render wool ever more luxurious, raw material prices are likely to rise in the coming months.

clock October 1, 2013Sofia Celeste

Lifestyle

Scott Lipps Talks Parties, Photos and ‘Poplipps’

The One Model Management owner has assembled some of his favorite shots for a new book, “Poplipps: Plus One,” which starts with a foreword from Courtney Love.

clock October 1, 2013Taylor Harris

Fashion Scoops

Perry Corp. Cuts J.C. Penney’s Stake

In a regulatory filing with the SEC, the firm said that it now owns 10 million shares, giving it a 3.3 percent stake in the retailer.

clock October 1, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Lancôme Signs Lily Collins

The actress will begin her duties as the brand’s latest global ambassadress in January.

clock October 1, 2013Julie Naughton

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