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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

ITC Case Could Set Fashion Precedent

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Overview

The U.S. International Trade Commission patent infringement case aimed at 17 American and European brands and retailers could stir alarm in the industry.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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People

Russell Westbrook Unveils Line for Barneys

The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard held court on the eighth floor of Barneys New York Tuesday night to unveil his collaboration with the store.

clock August 20, 2014Erik Maza

Financial

Li & Fung Profits Rise 16% in Half

The sourcing giant on Thursday posted higher first-half net profit and sales despite a “mixed economic landscape.”

clock August 21, 2014Ellen Sheng

Department Stores

Authority Green-Lights Karstadt Takeover

Signa acquired the department store chain from Nicolas Berggruen.

clock August 21, 2014Melissa Drier

Memo Pad

Edward Menicheschi Named Condé Nast’s Chief Marketing Officer

The changes keep coming at the publishing company.

clock August 21, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fragrance

Issey Miyake to Unveil New Men’s Fragrance

Nuit d’Issey is due out globally in September.

clock August 21, 2014Jennifer Weil

Mass

Critical Mass: Rite Aid’s Beauty Evolution

Along with premium products, the store is ramping up events and services.

clock August 21, 2014Faye Brookman

Health and Beauty Aids

StriVectin Launches First Device, Plots Growth

With the brand’s debut skin-care device, the company is hoping to preserve facial muscle mass.

clock August 22, 2014Jennifer Weil and Jayme Cyk

People

Christie Hefner Leads Growth at Hatchbeauty

The company, which is estimated to generate $100 million to $200 million in annual retail sales, is divided into three separate entities.

clock August 21, 2014Rachel Brown

Hair

Moroccanoil Taps Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The argan-oil-infused hair and body brand will also launch its debut multimedia advertising campaign on Sept. 17.

clock August 21, 2014Jayme Cyk

Parties

Maria Sharapova, CFDA Celebrate Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

The tennis pro held court at the New Museum’s rooftop Sky Room on Wednesday.

clock August 21, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Government and Trade

ITC Patent Case Reflects Tech’s New Role

As new technologies come into play, so do new legal woes, as evidenced by the patent infringement case aimed at 17 U.S. and European brands and retailers.

clock August 21, 2014Kristi Ellis

Color Cosmetics

Prabal Gurung Enters the Beauty Realm

During a break from putting the finishing touches on his spring collection, the designer turns animated as he shows off his first cosmetics line.

clock August 22, 2014Julie Naughton

Retail/Business

Fred Segal to Unveil Vegas Lifestyle Store

In a city where one-upmanship has become second nature, Fred Segal is preparing to take retail to the next level.

clock August 22, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Media Features

Media People: Condé Nast Entertainment’s Dawn Ostroff

Ostroff heads the division that focuses on the production of original television, feature film and digital video offerings.

clock August 22, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Activist Investor Key in Dollar Store War

Dollar stores jockey for their respective negotiating positions in the battle for Family Dollar Stores Inc.

clock August 22, 2014Vicki M. Young

People

Metropolitan Diary: Sam Roberts Discusses His New Book

The Brooklyn-born author’s citified voice is true-blue in his new book, “A History of New York in 101 Objects.”

clock August 22, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Diego Della Valle and Family Add to Tod’s Stake

The Della Valles invested about 17.27 million euros, or about $23 million at current exchange.

clock August 22, 2014Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

LIE SANGBONG Opening in New York

The Seoul-based designer in October will open his first boutique in the Meatpacking District.

clock August 22, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Mark Wahlberg in Boston Filming ‘Ted 2’

The actor has also been tough to miss during early-morning workouts at Equinox lately.

clock August 22, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Retailers Cautious Following Q2 Results

Even those to emerge relatively unscathed from the pressures of the period were careful to keep their customary optimism about the second half in check.

clock August 22, 2014David Moin and Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

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