Splitting Up Saks Inc.: Belk Said Among Suitors For Department Stores

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Sources said Tuesday that Saks Inc., which is based in Birmingham, Ala., is attempting to line up buyers for its 235-unit department store group.

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Splitting Up Saks Inc.: Belk Said Among Suitors For Department Stores

Sources said Tuesday that Saks Inc., which is based in Birmingham, Ala., is attempting to line up buyers for its 235-unit department store group.

clock March 30, 2005David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

CFDA Picks 2005 Award Nominees

Diane von Furstenberg will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Norma Kamali will receive the Board of Directors’ Special Tribute

clock March 30, 2005Lisa Lockwood


Consumer Confidence Slips Again

The Consumer Confidence Index fell more than expected to 102.4 from 104.4 in March, declining for the second month in a row.

clock March 30, 2005Vicki M. Young


In Brief: Wal-Mart Ads … Eastern Allure

WAL-MART ADS: Wal-Mart is unveiling an advertising campaign geared to the Asian-American market. The campaign, the first of its kind for the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer, focuses on the personal stories of Wal-Mart customers. The…

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Carlos Gutierrez


Gutierrez Lays Out Bush Trade Agenda

Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said his agency is on a fact-finding mission into whether to impose safeguard quotas on Chinese imports.

clock March 30, 2005Kristi Ellis

Ruehl is building up its staff and adding new stores.


Ruehl Taps Gap’s Breitbard

Mark Breitbard, currently senior vice president of merchandising overseeing GapKids and babyGap, will join A&F’s emerging Ruehl division this month as senior vice president and general manager.

clock March 30, 2005David Moin


Lundgren Sees Pay Rise in 2005

Terry Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Federated Department Stores, has a new pay package that increased his 2005 base salary.

clock March 30, 2005Fahmida Y. Rashid

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Chet Hazzard of Vera Wang, 50

The cause of death was respiratory failure as a result of AIDS, according to Vera Wang.

clock March 30, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

The Balm's new cheek stain.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Indie Brand The Balm Staining the Town Red

NEW YORK — Four-year-old cosmetics brand The Balm could be in for a boon this June when it introduces its first cheek stain.

Stainiac, as the cheek item is called, comes in a rosy shade called Beauty Queen and is designed to gradually set…

clock March 30, 2005Holly Miller

Fashion Features

Lineup Set for Madison Ave. Gallery Walk

NEW YORK — The lineup for the sixth annual “Madison Avenue: Where Fashion Meets Art” promotion was announced on Monday afternoon at the Whitney Museum of American Art. During this event, which will be one of the biggest gallery walks…

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In front of her spring 2006 inspiration board, Gwen Stefani takes a break in her SoHo showroom.

Fashion Features

Gwen the Garmento

Gwen Stefani croons about fashion as she meets with her creative team, designer Zaldy and stylist Andrea Lieberman, in her SoHo showroom.

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A nicole by Nicole Miller look for J.C. Penney.


The Donnkenny Dance Ends

The sale of Donnkenny to Pacific Alliance, headed by Haim Dabah, chairman and ceo, was approved in bankruptcy court.

clock March 30, 2005Evan Clark

A top with Microsilver.

Fashion Features

The Microsilver Lining: High-Tech Sportswear

NEW YORK — In between showing off his two new labels, his latest made-for-charity iconic T-shirt and his customized collection for NBA players, Jeffrey Grübb took a minute to help one of Barry Diller’s associates select a Microsilver…

clock March 30, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Inside the Tracy Feith store on Melrose Place.


Melrose Place Is Ready for Its Close-up

Melrose Place is a secret shopping garden, replete with ivy-covered bungalows, hidden courtyards, treelined sidewalks and pots of geraniums.

clock March 30, 2005Michelle Tyree and Rose Apodaca

Fashion Features

West Watch: Melrose Avenue Addition … Growth Move … Executive License

MELROSE AVENUE ADDITION: Fuchsia-tressed Tarina Tarantino is opening her first U.S. store on Melrose Avenue west of Fairfax, between Agent Provocateur and a hair salon. The 1,300-square-foot jewel box will be filled with the…

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Countdown to the royal wedding … Celebrity housing market … Casting the “Dallas” revival … Honoring Yankees manager Joe Torre.

clock March 30, 2005Aileen Mehle


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