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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at 92

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

clock 1hMiles Socha

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 13hDavid 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 7hMiles Socha

In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

CEO Katz Amps Up Plans to Fuel Neiman’s Growth

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Karen Katz, the president and chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus Group, is getting down to the brass tacks of revving up growth strategies for NMG’s new owners.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business

Stuart Weitzman, Kurt Geiger Now Independent Firms

The change follows the acquisition of Jones Group by Sycamore Partners.

clock April 11, 2014Vicki M. Young

Financial

Coldwater Creek Files Bankruptcy Petition

The women’s specialty chain on Friday said it will liquidate.

clock April 11, 2014Vicki M. Young

Parties

Tiffany’s Fetes Blue Book Collection

The Guggenheim museum was teeming with those with an equally insatiable appetite for bling — editors, pretty celebs, socials.

clock April 11, 2014Taylor Harris

Fashion Features

U.S. Finalists for International Woolmark Prize Revealed

For the first time, there will be one overall winner for women’s wear and one overall winner for men’s wear.

clock April 11, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Unveils Shanghai Flagship

The brand will open its largest store in Asia Pacific today, a three-story space in Shanghai’s Kerry Centre.

clock April 14, 2014Nina Jones

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

DKNY to Test Product ‘Hunting’ Technology

Awear Solutions is looking to make it easier for consumers to identify and buy a fashion item they have seen.

clock April 14, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Department Stores

Karen Katz Talks Neiman Marcus Group’s Growth Strategy

The group’s president and chief executive officer is getting down to the brass tacks of revving up growth strategies for NMG’s new owners.

clock April 14, 2014David Moin

Trends

Fall 2014 Accessories Trend: On the Fly

Fringe got the luxe treatment for fall, adding a flamboyant — and ultrachic — kick to bags and boots.

clock April 14, 2014Roxanne Robinson

Designer and Luxury

A Wave of New Products Hits Baselworld

Watchmakers introduced a plethora of new products aimed at diversifying their client base as the industry gears for another year of measured growth.

clock April 14, 2014Joelle Diderich

Jewelry

Diamonds a Highlight at Baselworld

With currency and stock markets plagued by continued volatility, high-jewelry creations are acquiring an extra sparkle for investors.

clock April 14, 2014Joelle Diderich

Fashion Features

Roland Mouret Does Line for Banana Republic

The 25-piece collection features a tight color palette grounded in black with hints of white, bright blue and hot pink and colorblocking.

clock April 14, 2014Sharon Edelson

Business Features

NYC Fashion Production Fund Launches

The $2 million fund will provide financing for production at below-market rates to emerging New York City-based brands in order to bolster manufacturing.

clock April 14, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad

Net-a-porter Names John Brodie Editor of Mr Porter

The new editor in chief will be based in New York, but he will frequently work from the company’s London headquarters.

clock April 14, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Memo Pad

PMK BNC Launches Digital Division

As part of the launch, the public relations, marketing and consulting firm bought social marketing firm Spokes, which is based in Oakland, Calif.

clock April 14, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Stephen Sadove Joins Borderfree Advisory Board

His calling card already includes chairman of the National Retail Federation and director for retailers including J.C. Penney Co. Inc.

clock April 14, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Oscar de la Renta Teams With New York Botanical Garden

The designer’s fondness for gardening has been well documented, so it’s only natural he collaborated with the botanical garden on a home collection.

clock April 14, 2014Taylor Harris

Fashion Scoops

Prada Journal Accepting Submissions for Second Contest

The brand is inviting its fans to take pen to paper in a writing competition organized with Italian publishing house Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore.

clock April 14, 2014Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Fausto Puglisi Launching at Bergdorf Goodman for Spring

Linda Fargo and Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis are hosting a cocktail reception at the store to celebrate the store’s exclusive with the designer.

clock April 14, 2014Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Bulgari Marks Anniversary in Sydney

Bulgari ceo Jean-Christophe Babin attended the first of two dinner parties down on Sydney Harbour to celebrate Bulgari’s 130th birthday.

clock April 14, 2014Patty Huntington

Fashion Scoops

Julep Beauty Secures $30M in Funding

The Series C round of financing brings its total venture backing to $56 million.

clock April 14, 2014Rachel Brown

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