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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 8hDavid 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 2hMiles Socha

Retail

Aéropostale Bankruptcy Jeopardizes 10k Jobs

Teen retailer Aéropostale is awaiting a decision from a bankruptcy judge that is likely to impact whether it can find a buyer.

clock 10hVicki M. Young

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Political Turmoil Hits Key Supplier Nations

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Overview

Two of the world’s largest apparel manufacturing countries remained in chaos Monday as protests and strikes shut down the fashion industries in Cambodia and Bangladesh.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Watches

Fire Destroys Swatch Workshop

The blaze tore through a galvanization unit at the ETA Manufacture Horlogère plant in Switzerland.

clock December 30, 2013Joelle Diderich

Government and Trade

Pakistan to Benefit From EU Trade Status

GSP Plus lowers duties on textile, apparel exports.

clock December 30, 2013Mahlia S. Lone

Handbags

Gryson in Expansion Mode

The luxury handbag and accessories company is actively looking for a third location in Manhattan, with plans to open five to six stores over the next two years.

clock December 30, 2013Sharon Edelson

Forecasts and Analysis

Fiber Forecast Mostly Steady for 2014

Price stability, improved demand should buoy sector.

clock December 30, 2013Arthur Friedman

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Bungalow Clothing Touts Try-at-Home

The new e-commerce concept is bringing retail dressing rooms into shoppers’ homes.

clock December 30, 2013Rachel Brown

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Max Mara Launches Sustainable Line

The company has teamed up with yarn maker Saluzzo Yarn for a special project under the Weekend Max Mara label.

clock December 30, 2013Alessandra Turra

Designer and Luxury

Etro Pushing U.S. Retail Expansion

As a first step, the Milan-based fashion house has opened a new store in Beverly Hills.

clock December 31, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year Honors List Released

Phoebe Philo, Céline’s creative director, was named an OBE, or an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, for services to fashion.

clock December 30, 2013Nina Jones

Jewelry

Madison Ave. Gets the Elaine Turner Touch

The Houston-based accessory, footwear and jewelry designer’s new boutique is homey and decorated with some of the same elements that are inside her Texas home.

clock December 30, 2013David Moin

Government and Trade

Political Turmoil Hits Key Supplier Nations in Asia

Protests and strikes shut down the fashion industries in Cambodia and Bangladesh on Monday.

clock December 30, 2013Mayu Saini and Dene-Hern Chen

Trends

Spring 2014 Trend: Pink Outside the Box

Girly with a side of edge, pink is perfectly suited for this season’s must-haves, from cool leather dresses to quirky toppers.

clock December 31, 2013Alessandra Turra

People

Mark Rylance’s Transformation Act: Cross-Dressing With Shakespeare

The actor segues seamlessly in and out of character at the Belasco in Manhattan with the help of costume designer Jenny Tiramani.

clock December 31, 2013Lorna Koski

Memo Pad

Ratings In for Esquire Network Launch

Although NBC said the network would be available in 75 million homes, the channel has had trouble luring in even a fraction of that audience.

clock December 31, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Sonia Rykiel Sets Next Steps for Growth

The French fashion house is gearing up to relaunch e-commerce in the spring and to open a spate of stores in Europe and Asia.

clock December 31, 2013Joelle Diderich

Retail/Business

Intermix Refines Under Gap Inc.

The retailer is upgrading the look of its stores and eyeing men’s and international expansion.

clock December 31, 2013Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Aspen Art Museum Hosts Annual Winter Gala

Domenico De Sole and Allen and Kelli Questrom were among the guests treated to a performance by Rufus Wainwright on Saturday afternoon.

clock December 31, 2013WWD Staff

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