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Tommy Hilfiger Is Having a Moment

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Bridget Foley's Diary: A Fashion Moment at MoMA

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Dsquared2 and Its CEO Part Ways

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Hip-Hop’s Rising Heat: As Firms Chase Deals, Is Rocawear in Play?

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Overview

Rocawear, the hip-hop brand said to generate more than $125 million in wholesale volume, may be set to consider offers for selling the company.

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Hip-Hop’s Rising Heat: As Firms Chase Deals, Is Rocawear in Play?

Rocawear, the hip-hop brand said to generate more than $125 million in wholesale volume, may be set to consider offers for selling the company.

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Jennifer Lopez in the former boardroom at Macy’s.

Fashion Features

J.Lo Talks Scents, Shows at Macy’s

Jennifer Lopez showed Sunday that she still has a magic touch with sales when she headlined a personal appearance at Macy’s Herald Square flagship.

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: Olympus Fashion Week, New York, continues (through Wednesday).
Bulgari Group reports first-half sales and earnings.

Tuesday: The Commerce Department releases the August retail sales report.

Wednesday:

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Financial

In Brief: Charlotted Russe Sags

CHARLOTTE RUSSE SAGS: Citing disappointing back-to-school sales, teen retailer Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. cut its fourth-quarter earnings estimate by more than half Thursday, which sent shares of the company down 23.4 percent in Nasdaq…

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Rodriguez receiving his award in Washington on Friday.

Fashion Features

Narciso Rodriguez Honored by Hispanic Heritage Foundation

WASHINGTON — Narciso Rodriguez, sitting in the stuffy lobby of the Watergate Hotel on Friday, became dreamy-eyed as mariachi musicians sauntered past in jingling silver-buckle-bejeweled pants.

The splash of traditional Mexican fashion…

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Sears has launched apparel online and soft home products are on sears.com for the first time, as well.

Financial

Sears Brings Fashion Mix to the Internet

A reengineered sears.com Web site, for the first time selling apparel and home fashion products as well as hard goods, officially goes live today.

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A recent Dockers ad.

Fashion Features

Investment Firms Emerge as Dockers Bidding Intensifies

The bidding for Levi Strauss & Co.’s Dockers label may be heating up as several investment firms start to show interest in the casual clothing brand.

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Christian Courtin

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Diego Dalla Palma in Makeover Mode … Dougoud Named Guerlain GM … Clarins Maps Expansion Plans

Diego Dalla Palma in Makeover Mode

MILAN — Italian cosmetics brand Diego Dalla Palma is continuing to reinvent itself. The cosmetics firm has launched an accessories kit and activated a makeup studio in its flagship store…

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Diamonds are sourced out of giant pits.

Fashion Features

Harry Winston Mining Its Way to the Top

The Diavik Diamond Mine in Yellowknife, Canada, is a world away from Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue salon, but it’s the core of the jeweler’s future.

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A scarf depicting pencil crayons.

Fashion Features

Hall of Fame Award: Hermès

PARIS — Don’t have an Hermès accessory named after you yet?

To be sure, it’s a rarified honor anointing the glamorous, including Grace Kelly, the late actress and princess, and Jane Birkin, the cult singer and…

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Carlos Falchi

Fashion Features

Lifetime Achievement Award: Carlos Falchi

NEW YORK — There are some styles from the late Seventies and early Eighties that women are loath to see come back, like fringe vests and shoulder pads.

The return of Carlos Falchi, however, was much heralded when the Brazilian designer…

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Retail

Retailer of the Year: Bloomingdale’s

NEW YORK — It doesn’t take much to notice that Bloomingdale’s accessories executives seem to have strong rapport.

The main floor accessories areas of the 29 stores are overseen by Francine Klein, general merchandise manager;…

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Jolidon’s cappuccino printed corselette, layered briefs, and sheer bed jacket.

Fashion Features

Lyon Fair Looks Toward Asian Markets

LYON, France — The prospect of going global, along with China’s untapped potential, underscored the importance of the 20th edition of the Lyon, Mode City trade fair for spring-summer 2005-06.

On the surface, the action appeared to…

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Frida Giannini

Fashion Features

Gucci’s Giannini Builds Her Team

Frida Giannini’s initial panic as Gucci’s new accessories director didn’t last very long — an adrenaline rush that sparked her creativity and organizational skills quickly replaced it.

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A necklace from Bibi.

Fashion Features

Buyers See a Sparkling Spring

PARIS — Sparkling crystals, big necklaces and rings and baroque flourishes were the main fashion messages at the Premiere Classe and Bijorcha accessories fairs at the Porte de Versailles exhibit halls here.

Retailers shopping the events,…

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Blush specializes in softly tailored velour.

Fashion Features

Blush Offers Baby Dolls and Beds

BERLIN — Claudia Kleinert is Berlin’s baby-doll queen. With her lingerie store and loungewear collection, both called Blush, the 36-year-old designer is finding success in her effort to get peers into something more flirtatious than…

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Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Kellwood Taps Waldman … Intima Does Fit

KELLWOOD TAPS WALDMAN: Kellwood Co. appointed Don Waldman president of Kellwood’s L.A. Intimates Group. The post had been vacant for four years. Waldman, 59, will report to Jim Mogan, president and chief executive officer of…

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A fall French Connection ad.

Retail

FCUK’s Disappearing Logo

LONDON — French Connection’s FCUK logo that raised eyebrows and ire on both sides of the Atlantic and boosted the company’s profits and sales has vanished. The new fall-winter ad campaign, which breaks in the U.S. on Sept. 20, is all…

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch: Man’s World … Shop Talk … Harrods Heads South …

MAN’S WORLD: Cacharel, the Paris fashion house, has hired Belgian-based men’s wear designers Herve Yvrenogeau and Thierry Rondenet — the duo behind the Own label — to create a new men’s line to be called Cacharel…

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Emma Roberts in Abercrombie & Fitch.

People

Tween Queen

Talking with Emma Roberts, star of Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous.”

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Matthew Williamson with Jade Jagger in Ralph Lauren and a Marc Jacobs jacket.

People

Totally Jaded

Jade Jagger and Damon Dash turn Garrard SoHo salon into a lounge party.

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The 128.48-carat Star of the South.

Fashion Features

Cartier Classics Back in Spotlight

PARIS — In 1913, Marie Bonaparte — one of Sigmund Freud’s ardent disciples and Napoleon’s great-niece — dazzled le tout Paris in a lavish lavaliere with two dangling diamond-studded pinecones designed by Louis Cartier….

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Fox anchor Martha MacCallum in hair and makeup.

Fashion Features

Un-Conventional Style

NEW YORK — Wearing a silk knee-length Escada skirt, matching leather racer jacket and Kors by Michael Kors sandals, Fox News Channels’ Martha MacCallum doesn’t exactly look like a conventional anchorwoman.

But as she covers…

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Financial

WWD Stock Index Slips

NEW YORK — The WWD Composite Stock Index slipped during the holiday shortened week to close at 1,085.20, down 0.2 percent from 1,087.17 a week ago, as several retailers with sites in Florida warned about the negative impact of Hurricane…

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Matthew Williamson

Fashion Features

A Look on the Light Side – Matthew Williamson, Zang Toi, Christopher Deane, Zaldy, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Benjamin Cho and Thakoon

Matthew Williamson, fashion’s eternal optimist, opted for Neapolitan cheer…Zang Toi dramatized his signature silhouettes…Zaldy danced with boho (and Goth) spirit…and Alexandre Herchcovitch stormed the New York runway with artsy…

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Alice Ritter

Fashion Features

Young Ideas

Celebrating its 10th year on the runways on Friday night, the Gen Art show packed The Manhattan Center to present Fresh Faces in Fashion.

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Custo Barcelona

Fashion Features

Different Drummers – Custo Barcelona, Richard Chai, Atil Kutoglu, Tess Giberson and Charles Alexander

Custo Dalmau marched to his own beat for Custo Barcelona…Tess Giberson showed Summer-of-Love looks…and Richard Chai went ladylike and minimal.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Simple Life … Like Father, Like Son … Rapping Up Design …

THE SIMPLE LIFE: As if he didn’t have enough on his plate with his Perry Ellis negotiations, designer Patrick Robinson and his wife, Vogue fashion director Virginia Smith, squeezed in a real estate deal, having bought a barn…

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Fashion Features

Calm Down

The spring collections kicked into high gear over the weekend with shows from Behnaz Sarafpour, DKNY, Baby Phat and Zac Posen.

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Baby Phat

Fashion Features

Where the Action Is – DKNY, Behnaz Sarafpour, Zac Posen, Baby Phat and Cynthia Rowley,

At DKNY, Donna Karan took beautiful advantage of vintage…Behnaz Sarafpour owned Tiffany’s for a morning…Zac Posen tried for the big leagues…and, at Cynthia Rowley, whimsy was the word.

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Miguel Adrover

Fashion Features

Something Wild – Miguel Adrover, Stephen Burrows, Jeremy Scott, As Four, Luella and Lilly Pulitzer

Miguel Adrover went to do “battle” with his spring looks, while Jeremy Scott flashed gang signs…Stephen Burrows charmed with jerseyed girls…As Four’s troupe trotted out tailored fare…and Luella Bartley took a bite…

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The Gap truck.

Fashion Features

Denim Destinations

Who would have thought a multibillion-dollar jeanswear giant would collaborate with a small Lower East Side shop? Apparently, Levi’s and Alife did, since the unlikely pair partnered up to pay homage to the iconic 501 jeans. Levi’s and the…

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