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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 15hDavid 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 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

Minimum Wage Debate Becomes Global Issue

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Overview

As countries from the U.S. to Cambodia debate raising the minimum wage, the issue is forcing companies to balance the drive to give workers a better standard of living with the need to manage their costs.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Moncler Opens São Paulo Unit

Boutique marks the Italian brand’s entry in South America.

clock January 27, 2014Luisa Zargani

Financial

Mulberry Shares Tumble 29.3% After Warning

The British lifestyle brand said pre-tax profits in the fiscal year would be “substantially below” market expectations.

clock January 29, 2014Samantha Conti

Business

Strength Outside Italy Buoys Tod’s Sales

Double-digit growth in Greater China and the Americas and a strong performance of the Roger Vivier brand pushed revenues up 0.5 percent in 2013.

clock January 29, 2014Luisa Zargani

Retail/Business

Claudio Del Vecchio Talks Brooks Brothers

Sitting comfortably in the company’s new flagship in Rome, Del Vecchio discussed the expansion of the storied label.

clock January 29, 2014Luisa Zargani

Clothing/Furnishings

‘Cash’-ing In on Sock Craze

Cash Warren has joined forces with his childhood friend Alan Stuart to launch Pair of Thieves men’s socks Feb. 10 exclusively at Target.

clock January 29, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion

Rag & Bone Men’s Fall 2014

Marcus Wainwright and David Neville shook up tradition again this season by showing off-calendar and presenting their collection in a multimedia format.

clock January 29, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Clothing/Furnishings

2(x)ist Launching Activewear

Distribution is aimed at department and men’s specialty stores as well as 2xist.com.

clock January 29, 2014Karyn Monget

Business

Minimum Wage Debate Becomes Global Issue

From the U.S. to Bangladesh, minimum wage increases are being sought.

clock January 29, 2014Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Washington Steps Up Data Security Focus

The Justice Department is investigating the security data breach at Target Corp. as House Democrats have expanded their probe into the issue.

clock January 29, 2014Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Sen. Harry Reid Speaks Out Against TPA

Could be major hit to President Obama’s trade agenda.

clock January 29, 2014Kristi Ellis

Lifestyle

Super Bowl XLVIII: Joining the Media Mob

There were 2,000 journalists and 7,000 fans on site for Media Day, which has a reputation as a come-one-come-all media circus the athletes are forced to endure.

clock January 29, 2014Roxanne Robinson and Jessica Iredale

Obituaries

Floral Designer Michael George Dies at 66

As an insider to the fashion industry, George provided countless bouquets of his monochromatic and minimalist creations to a long list of design houses.

clock January 29, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Bow & Drape Secures $1.2M Seed Round

The start-up’s ceo Aubrie Pagano is already thinking about the future, projecting that the investment will allow for growth over the next 18 months.

clock January 30, 2014Kristin Young

Advertising

Barneys New York Taps Transgender Models

For its spring advertising campaign, the retailer photographed 17 transgender men and women.

clock January 30, 2014Sharon Edelson

Watches

Tag Heuer Fetes Fifth Ave. Flagship

Brand ambassador Cameron Diaz made an in-store appearance at the store opening on Tuesday night.

clock January 30, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Memo Pad

Condé Nast Honors Its Own at Annual Conference

The two-day event came to a head Tuesday night when awards for the best-performing magazines and individuals were handed out.

clock January 30, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Memo Pad

Earnings, Ad Pages Down at Meredith Corp.

The owner of a smattering of shelter, family-centric and food magazines isn’t so optimistic about the advertising environment this year.

clock January 30, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Marketing and Promotion

Michael Burgess to Head Hudson’s Bay’s Digital Unit

Hudson’s Bay Co. has created a division called HBC Digital, the goal of which is to drive digital commerce and marketing across the group of HBC businesses.

clock January 30, 2014Vicki M. Young

Fashion

Michael Kors Men’s Fall 2014

The designer described his collection as Big Sur meets Big City, a blend of “East Coast urbane polish and relaxed West Coast ease.”

clock January 30, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

KCD to Showcase CFDA Fashion Incubator Designers

The agency has offered to introduce the designer’s collections via its DigitalFashionShows.com platform.

clock January 30, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Victoria Bartlett Opts for Digital Presentation

Her label VPL will unveil fall on Feb. 8 through a link sent to invitees who can see the clothes on their mobile devices, tablets or computers.

clock January 30, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Levi’s Entering Men’s Underwear Category

The company confirmed that, beginning in fall 2014, it will begin to market men’s underwear and hosiery through two licensing agreements.

clock January 30, 2014Arnold J. Karr and Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Scoops

Christian Louboutin Handbags in the Spotlight at Harvey Nichols

The brand on Friday will unveil its first concession dedicated to handbags and small leather goods.

clock January 30, 2014Nina Jones

Denim

Karen Castellano Moves to NYDJ

Former Tracy Reese CEO to lead sales and planning.

clock January 21, 2014Arnold J. Karr

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