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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.

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Fashion

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

Eye

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 Eyes New Look for Brooklyn Store

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Overview

Macy's is planning to renovate its Brooklyn flagship — and it could be the template for a new urban format at stores across the country.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Show Reviews

Ulyana Sergeenko Couture Spring 2014

The designer said her couture collection was inspired by a train trip, but the journey ended up taking her to that most intimate of destinations: the boudoir.

clock January 21, 2014WWD Staff

Footwear

Roger Vivier Rendez-Vous Fall 2014

Bruno Frisoni’s latest limited-edition Rendez-Vous collection builds on another detail from the house’s archives — the 1954 Boule heel.

clock January 21, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexandre Vauthier Couture Spring 2014

The designer pumped up the artistic side of his couture collection for spring.

clock January 21, 2014WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Jean Paul Gaultier Retrospective Heading to Grand Palais

The exhibition tracing the career of the fashion maverick is to arrive in Paris in April 2015.

clock January 22, 2014Miles Socha

Couture

Rad Hourani Couture Spring 2014

This season, the designer worked in an intriguing all-black palette while staying true to his graphic, futuristic signature.

clock January 22, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Yiqing Yin Couture Spring 2014

While butterflies have been all over the catwalks this Paris couture week, the designer trained her sights on its nocturnal cousin, the moth.

clock January 22, 2014WWD Staff

Financial

Esprit Expects ‘Slight’ H1 Profit

The Hong Kong-based retailer said it plans to swing to a profit in the first half on cost-cutting moves.

clock January 22, 2014Amanda Kaiser

Watches

Hermès to Unveil Faubourg Watch

The women’s timepiece, designed like a piece of jewelry, is the smallest in the brand’s offer.

clock January 23, 2014Alex Wynne

Couture

Serkan Cura Couture Spring 2014

The designer keeps pushing the envelope within the noble craft of feather making.

clock January 23, 2014WWD Staff

Couture

Raphaëlla Riboud Couture Spring 2014

Presented at her stunning apartment overlooking the Palais-Royal, the sensual yet nonchalant collection did not feel out of context with couture week.

clock January 23, 2014WWD Staff

Digital

Picture Perfect: The Sales Science of Instagram

A new study delves into what drives engagement, purchases.

clock January 23, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Couture

Ralph & Russo Couture Spring 2014

Showing for the first time in Paris, London-based Ralph & Russo went for Forties and Fifties couture glamour, bringing screen stars of yore to mind.

clock January 23, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Roberto Cavalli Pre-Fall 2014

Nature served as his main inspiration, thus the clothes were worked in a series of fauna patterns.

clock January 24, 2014WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Wal-Mart Creating $10M U.S. Manufacturing Fund

Simon says the “time is right for a resurgence” in Made in America.

clock January 23, 2014Kristi Ellis

Hair

Vaughn Acord Launching Men’s Grooming Line

V76 by Vaughn, a 22-stockkeeping-unit product range, addresses male concerns such as thickening, hair loss and health, scalp treatment and conditioning.

clock January 24, 2014Julie Naughton

Fashion Show Reviews

Irfé Pre-Fall 2014

Olga Sorokina worked a nautical theme with an urban twist.

clock January 23, 2014WWD Staff

Executive Changes

Craig Nomura to Head Retail at Levi’s

He succeeds Joelle Maher at the top of an organization with 2,800 stores and 7,300 employees.

clock January 23, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Color Cosmetics

Carmindy Launching Cosmetics on HSN

Makeover guru Carmindy Bowyer is getting into the retail beauty game.

clock January 23, 2014Belisa Silva

People

Boyd Holbrook’s Rising Star

The actor has all the makings of the next Hollywood heartthrob: brooding, swoon-worthy looks, a discerning selection of roles and he’s dating an Olsen.

clock January 23, 2014Jenny Sundel

Business Features

Nanette Lepore’s Lessons on Business Building

The designer was the keynote speaker at ACG New York’s Women of Leadership Summit.

clock January 24, 2014Vicki M. Young

People

Michel Comte, Carter Smith: Fashion’s New Auteurs

Comte and Smith brought new projects to the Sundance Film Festival that will surprise those who know them just from the pages of fashion magazines.

clock January 23, 2014Marcy Medina

Retail/Business

Camouflage to Close

A fixture in New York’s Chelsea for 38 years, the men’s wear store will shut its doors this weekend.

clock January 23, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Department Stores

Neiman Marcus Reveals Scale of Data Breach

The retailer said Thursday that 1.1 million payment cards may have been impacted.

clock January 23, 2014Sharon Edelson and Kristi Ellis

Executive Changes

Michael Culhane Exits Hudson’s Bay Co.

The chief financial officer is taking what the company described as a personal leave of absence.

clock January 23, 2014David Moin

Prestige

Yves Saint Laurent Launching New Skin-Care Line

Saffron is a key ingredient in the new premium product, dubbed Or Rouge.

clock January 24, 2014Jennifer Weil

Fragrance

Viktor & Rolf Unveils Bonbon Fragrance

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have poured their latest women’s scent into a striking bottled shaped like a bow — a potent symbol of haute couture.

clock January 24, 2014Jennifer Weil and Miles Socha

Handbags

LeSportsac Turns 40 With New Look

The brand is kicking off its anniversary year with a refreshed branding concept and a series of product launches.

clock January 24, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Department Stores

Macy’s Eyes New Look for Brooklyn Store

The flagship’s renovation could be the template for a new urban format at stores across the country.

clock January 24, 2014David Moin

Specialty Stores

Caché Makeover Puts Focus on Dresses

Chief executive officer Jay Margolis and chief marketing officer Arnold Cohen discuss their effort to reposition the specialty chain.

clock January 24, 2014David Moin

Memo Pad

Erin Doherty Named Editor in Chief of Glamour in France

She succeeds Marie Lannelongue, who has headed the magazine since its launch in France in 2004.

clock January 24, 2014Laure Guilbault

Memo Pad

Departures Upping Fashion Coverage

Editor in chief Richard Story told WWD that he is looking for a fashion director to manage the magazine’s editorial content.

clock January 24, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Industry Turns Out for Tribute to David Collins

Guests including Tom Ford, Sarah Burton, Mario Testino and Amanda Wakeley crowded into The Wolseley on London’s Piccadilly on Thursday.

clock January 24, 2014Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

The Cambridge Satchel Co. Receives Cash Infusion

The funding will enable the British accessories label to build its digital presence — with immediate plans to appoint a new head of digital.

clock January 24, 2014Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

‘The Director’ Screens in Paris

Shot over the course of 18 months, the documentary is a behind-the-scenes portrait of Gucci creative director Frida Giannini.

clock January 24, 2014Laure Guilbault

Fashion Scoops

Sarah Jessica Parker Teams With Nordstrom

A series of pop-up shops at select stores nationwide will promote Parker’s new shoe line, SJP.

clock January 24, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Couture

Zuhair Murad Couture Spring 2014

A vivid rendering of a garden in bloom provided the backdrop for the designer’s spring couture show.

clock January 23, 2014WWD Staff

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