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Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

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Fashion

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

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Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

clock August 26, 2016Allison Collins

Armani Casa On Its Way To Moscow

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Financial

Apparel Prices Fall, Could Go Lower

WASHINGTON — Economists aren’t sure how low apparel retail prices can go, but many claim they haven’t bottomed out.

Retail prices for all apparel dropped a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent last month against April and further fell by 2.1 percent…

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Fashion Features

Armani Casa On Its Way To Moscow

MILAN — Moscow, make way for Giorgio Armani.

In his first trip ever to the Russian capital, Tuesday night the designer staged a runway show of his fall collection for 600 guests, including Glenn Close, Lady Helen Taylor, Rachida Brakni and Irina…

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Fashion Features

Bebe to Launch Active Concept

LOS ANGELES — Bebe Stores Inc. is gearing up to unveil its sneaker-shod cousin: Bebe Sport.

The Brisbane, Calif.-based contemporary retailer said it will begin rolling out the “West Coast-oriented, actively inspired” concept in eight to 10 new…

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Fashion Features

Deep Throat Un-Revealed

NEW YORK — Some 30 years after Watergate, the attempt to identify the whistle-blower who helped unearth the Nixon administration’s transgressions and brought down the president (aka `Deep Throat’) has become a kind of geek science usually found…

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Fashion Features

Hot Kiss Gets Set for the Beach

LOS ANGELES — Hot Kiss hopes to make a $5 million splash with its new licensed swimwear.

As reported, six-year-old junior brand has partnered with Commerce, Calif.-based Manhattan Beachwear on a 50-piece inaugural cruise 2003 line, bowing at the…

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Fashion Features

IN BRIEF

BURBERRY SETS THE DATE: Burberry will kick off its road show on June 24 and present its prospectus during a news conference in London. Burberry chief executive Rose Marie Bravo and Mike Metcalf, the company’s chief operating officer and chief…

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Fashion Features

Sander Sets N.Y. Unit

NEW YORK — The New York Jil Sander flagship is set to open this September at 11 East 57th Street, the site of the former Hermes flagship.

The space is being designed by longtime Sander architect Michael Gabellini, who is also responsible for the…

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Fashion Features

Second Suit Filed by DOL Against Brooklyn Factory

NEW YORK — The Department of Labor has filed another lawsuit against Danmar Finishing Corp., a Brooklyn garment manufacturer it charged last month with overtime violations.

The new complaint, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern…

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Fashion Features

Senate Passes Terror Insurance Bill

WASHINGTON — Much to the relief of retailers, the Senate on Tuesday approved a measure for the federal government to subsidize business terrorism insurance.

Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, insurance companies have either canceled terrorism…

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Fashion Features

beach patrol

Accessible designer clothes. That has always been the idea behind bridge sportswear and ready-to-wear, and ever since the category came onto the scene 20-odd years ago, it has grown — albeit not without some pain. Today, the term encompasses a…

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Fashion Features

Casual Merchants: The Crossover Effect

Specialty chains have been picking at the bridge market, not seizing upon it.

Granted, it’s a tough market to tap. Elegant, streamlined suits and eveningwear that clone designer looks, but sell at lower prices, are difficult to finesse. That’s…

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Fashion Features

Court Rejects Pinault’s Bid For YSL House

PARIS — Score one for the workers.

Plans to transform Yves Saint Laurent’s atelier into a multibrand fashion house were thrown into doubt Tuesday when a court here rejected French tycoon Francois Pinault’s attempt to force the retiring…

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Fashion Features

DEFINING BRIDGE: IT DEPENDS WHO’S ASKED

Bridge sportswear and ready-to-wear has quite a cross to bear.

There’s no apparel category that is more misunderstood and less clearly defined than bridge, yet it holds a vital spot in many key stores and is home to some of the top brands in the…

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Fashion Features

Reinventing Bridge: Sector Sees Revival As Definition Widens

NEW YORK — The consumer mindset today is all about value and that has led to the return of an old standby: bridge. Only recently derided as “dead,” the category seems to be suddenly back in style.

It’s been a short five years since the pioneers…

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Fashion Features

STORES STIR THE MIX

Over the last several years, bridge has evolved at retail to include a broader spectrum of traditional career labels, edgier diffusion collections and trendy contemporary lines.

This change has prompted retailers to rethink their approach to the…

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Fashion Features

Time-Slot Shuffle Starts For 7th On Sixth Shows

NEW YORK — Several major New York designers are looking to move their shows from their historical perches on the Fashion Week calendar here and are now jockeying for earlier time slots — within the first three days of the collection…

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People

EYE SCOOP

THE STORK CLUB: Stella McCartney threw a party Monday evening for pregnant pals Kate Moss, Sadie Frost and Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri at her Notting Hill digs. Stella converted her yard into a Japanese-style sunken garden and filled the rest of the…

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People

Native Son

NEW YORK — Like the Yonomamo of Venuzuela, the ultra-rich WASPs of New Jersey are a dangerous tribe. Dirk Wittenborn’s latest novel, “Fierce People,” compares the two packs. The members of the former hit each other with clubs. The members of the…

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People

Spy Games

Gadget junkies, get your James Bond fix. With the debut of the new Sony Ericsson T68i and accompanying CommuniCam accessory, cell-phone users can now take pictures with their phones and view them instantly.

Company reps promise the photos will be of…

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People

Wild Orchids

There certainly weren’t any tropical breezes to lift skirts this year, but Marjorie Gubelmann had other things to celebrate at her annual Southampton luau — which has steadily become one of the summer’s most eagerly awaited parties.

“OK,” said…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Donna Does Paris … Never Mind Fashion … Bendel’s Boy …

DONNA DOES PARIS: It looks like there will be a new face in the front row at the couture shows in Paris July 8 to 13: Donna Karan. The designer is said to be planning a swing through the City of Light as part of a working holiday in Europe. On her…

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Fashion Features

Lounge Act

NEW YORK — Resort has always been about relaxing locales, and this time around, Donna Karan has found inspiration in the ultimate spot for unwinding, the boudoir. Robe-like jackets and boxer shorts in smooth satin bear a striking resemblance to…

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Financial

Barneys Returns to Profit

NEW YORK — Aided by tighter expense controls, Barneys New York Inc. reversed direction in the first quarter and bounced back into the black after year-ago losses.

Net income of $478,000, or 3 cents a share, for the three months compared to…

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Financial

Kmart Gets Lease Sale Approval

NEW YORK — Kmart on Tuesday received the green light to proceed on a lease auction package valued at over $44 million, the day before its Bluelight.com site was set to get a new dot-com identity.

Bankruptcy court approval allowed Kmart to proceed…

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