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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 13hMiles Socha

Fashion

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

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 9hAlexandra Steigrad

Saks Fifth Avenue Sets Two Toronto Stores

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Overview

Hudson’s Bay Co. is launching its prize acquisition, Saks Fifth Avenue, north of the border, and putting the first two stores in places where Nordstrom Inc. can’t miss them.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Jewelry

Couture’s Fine Jewelry Presentations

Chanel and Louis Vuitton were the only major houses to show new collections during the presentations that traditionally accompany Paris Couture Week.

clock January 24, 2014Joelle Diderich

Financial

Fast Retailing to List in Hong Kong

The corporate parent of Uniqlo is not issuing new shares so it is not raising any new capital.

clock January 27, 2014Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Obituaries

Raymond Weil Dies at 87

The “self-made man” founded the Swiss luxury watch brand in 1976.

clock January 27, 2014Joelle Diderich

Department Stores

Saks Sets First Two Canada Openings

Hudson’s Bay Co.’s prize acquisition is expected to have two stores in Toronto by spring 2016.

clock January 27, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Government and Trade

N.Y. Fairs Reflect Shifting Landscape

Change is in the air in global sourcing, from new avenues to manufacturing to fresh innovations in fabric development.

clock January 27, 2014Arthur Friedman

Legal

RILA Sets Cyber Crime Initiative

The Retail Industry Leaders Association’s action comes on the heels of security data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus.

clock January 27, 2014Kristi Ellis

Parties

Music Industry Fetes Grammy Winners

The music industry crowned its newest royals and rewarded veterans at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, but it was Beyoncé who dominated the after party chatter.

clock January 27, 2014Ericka Franklin and Lindzi Scharf

Business Features

Lividini & Co.’s Expanding Scope

A chat with Jaqui Lividini, who parlayed two decades of working at Saks into branding and communications firm L&Co.

clock January 28, 2014David Moin

Eyewear

Google Unveils Optical Frames for Glass

The first collection of prescription frames for Google Glass will go on sale today at google.com/glass.

clock January 28, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Government and Trade

Cambodia’s Critical Wage Battle

Arguments from both sides of the issue show a fundamental difference in perspectives between what a basic wage is and whether it should be a “living wage.”

clock January 28, 2014Dene-Hern Chen

Designer and Luxury

Proenza Schouler Exhibit Set for Le Bon Marché

Spanning about 2,500 square feet, the exhibition will include a display of 80 of Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough’s favorite looks.

clock January 28, 2014Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

Jason Wu Talks Hugo Boss

The designer discusses his first women’s collection for the German brand and the shoot for the “This Is Boss” short film.

clock January 28, 2014Jessica Iredale

Couture

Schiaparelli’s Marco Zanini: The New Maverick

The creative director’s first effort for the fashion house was all the buzz at Paris Couture Week.

clock January 28, 2014Miles Socha

Executive Changes

Nick Wooster Departs Atrium

Some three months after Sam Ben-Avraham brought the veteran retail fashion director on board, the two have parted ways.

clock January 28, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Eyewear

Oliver Peoples Adding West Line

The eyewear brand is branching out with Oliver Peoples West, a new division of sunglasses inspired by the California lifestyle.

clock January 28, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

SEC Filing Reveals Sportswear’s Stake in Michael Kors

Silas K.F. Chou and Lawrence S. Stroll now together beneficially own 11.6 million shares of Michael Kors Holdings, or 5.7 percent of the total shares issued.

clock January 28, 2014Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Barneys’ Daniella Vitale Tapped to Give Keynote

The Barneys executive will deliver the address at LIM College’s 75th annual commencement exercises on May 22 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.

clock January 28, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Avenue 32 Gets Mobile

The London-based online fashion retailer has partnered with multichannel technology firm Usablenet to elevate its mobile shopping experience.

clock January 28, 2014Nina Jones

Memo Pad

More Layoffs to Hit Time Inc.

Staffers are bracing for layoffs, which could come as early as next week, WWD has learned.

clock January 28, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Memo Pad

Anya Hindmarch Links With David James Associates

The upcoming advertising campaign spotlights a series of still life images that take their cues from the designer’s spring presentation.

clock January 28, 2014Nina Jones

Memo Pad

Clinton Kelly to Pen Column for Woman’s Day

Best known as cohost of “What Not to Wear,” Kelly will tackle a range of issues, from fashion and home to food and entertaining.

clock January 28, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

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