Aiming for Another Hit: Specialty Stores Flock To Launch New Concepts

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Driven by a need to please Wall Street and Main Street, rolling out new store concepts is back in vogue for many specialty retailers.

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A Hollister store.


Aiming for Another Hit: Specialty Stores Flock To Launch New Concepts

Driven by a need to please Wall Street and Main Street, rolling out new store concepts is back in vogue for many specialty retailers.

clock April 26, 2005Meredith Derby


EU, WTO Squabble Over Safeguards

EU trade officials vowed to push forward in their review of whether to impose limits on China after the WTO chief said they should wait a year.

clock April 26, 2005John Zarocostas

An image from Reebok's new ad campaign.


Apparel Boosts Reebok Sales

Reebok International Ltd. saw signs of a turnaround in its apparel business, as first-quarter worldwide sector sales grew 13 percent to $279.4 million.

clock April 26, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

In Brief: Children’s Charity … Design Bonanza … Amazon’s Bebe

CHILDREN’S CHARITY: Bloomingdale’s luncheon April 13 for 150 people and a handful of top designers raised $67,000 to support research at the New York University Child Study Center. The amount included 10 percent of…

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Rene Redzepi in his kitchen at Noma.


Scandinavian Star

Breaking bread with Rene Redzepi, the chef at Noma in Copenhagen.

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Pamela Anderson


High Rollers

For one brief, neon-bright moment, one of the oldest towns on the Thames lit up like Las Vegas. Selfridges’ Vegas Supernova kickoff dinner last Wednesday night had it all — Pamela Anderson as the celebrity guest, a little…

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Renaud Capucon


String Fellow

PARIS — A concert violinist’s choice of encore is a window into his or her deepest personality. So it was telling when French violinist Renaud Capuçon, one of Europe’s most electrifying new talents, followed a recent performance…

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Amanda Hearst



An environmentally conscious downtown crowd turned out at the Ralph Lauren store in SoHo Friday night for cocktails and shopping in support of the…

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Shi Yan Ming


Memo Pad: The Price of Vanity … Revealing Secrets … Fit To Be Tied …

THE PRICE OF VANITY: Graydon Carter must be truly head-over-heels for his fiancee, Anna Scott. First the Vanity Fair editor in chief, an outspoken right-to-smoke advocate, gave up cigarettes and now…

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Bon & Ging's wool flannel jacket, cotton shirt and wool crepe trousers.

Fashion Features

L.A.’s New Recruits

The new squad of designers in Los Angeles is creating a fresh aesthetic while retaining elements of comfort and sex appeal that personify the city.

clock April 26, 2005Rose Apodaca

Team Lalique's Mossi shot glass.

Fashion Features

Class Acts

NEW YORK — Could this be what spawned Mr. Trump’s idea for “The Apprentice”? For the 11th year in a row, Columbia Business School students and Parsons School of Design undergrads teamed up for the semester-long course,…

clock April 26, 2005Venessa Lau

An embellished print at Brewster at Directions.


An Embellished Story

Exhibitors at Directions and Printsource showed prints and embroideries that were more subtle and had less-defined influences.

clock April 26, 2005Daniela Gilbert

Models in Badgley Mischka at Bergdorf Goodman.

Fashion Features

The Designers Meet and Greet

NEW YORK — Flocked by fans and a few unexpected animal rights activists, Mark Badgley and James Mischka made their first public appearances Thursday as part of a Candie’s-owned company.

During a trunk show at Bergdorf Goodman,…

clock April 26, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Avenue Montaigne

Fashion Features

Building New Bridges

New labels Fusun, Avenue Montaigne and Gina Mantelli were crafted by private label firms and have European origins and inspirations.

clock April 26, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Stefano Biagi

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Limoni Grows With Biagi on Board … RBA Gives to Cancer Charity

Limoni Grows With Biagi on Board
MILAN — It’s been all systems go since Stefano Biagi took his job as commercial director at the Limoni perfumery chain four months ago.

“What we’ve been focusing on…

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UCC Awarded ‘Deal of the Year’

NEW YORK — UCC Capital Corp. won “Deal of the Year” for its collateralized debt offering in 2004 of BCBG Max Azria Group.

The award, by Institutional Investor’s Securitization News, was presented Thursday night at a…

clock April 26, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Hoop Dreams … Secret Agent … Making Hedi Lines …

HOOP DREAMS: Sean “P. Diddy” Combs has scored NBA superstar Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat to represent the brand in the fall 2005 Sean John ad campaign. In the ads, Wade will sport all…

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