The Dismantling of Saks: After Department Stores, Is SFA Next on the Block?

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Saks Fifth Avenue may have many difficulties, but it's still a very appealing acquisition target.

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Saks Fifth Avenue's Manhattan Flagship.


The Dismantling of Saks: After Department Stores, Is SFA Next on the Block?

Saks Fifth Avenue may have many difficulties, but it’s still a very appealing acquisition target.

clock July 5, 2005David Moin

Balenciaga reprised this oversize dress from 1966 for its most recent cruise collection.

Fashion Features

Balenciaga Retrospective Set

Balenciaga will get the museum treatment in 2006.

clock July 5, 2005Miles Socha


NPD Group Acquires STS Market Research

Expanding its capacity to provide consumer research, NPD Group has acquired STS Market Research.

clock July 5, 2005Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Coming this Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Extension Granted … Mexx Moves … French Connection Profit Warning

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

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The Valentino-clad mannequins.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Sharing The Wealth … In The Bag … Ring Leader …

SHARING THE WEALTH: The color red usually has negative connotations in stock market terms, but Valentino Fashion Group is working to change that. The new company, which came to be when Marzotto spun off its fashion interests, made its…

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Karl Lagerfeld shot the Lagerfeld Gallery ads, featuring Erin Wasson, in Manhattan.

Fashion Features

Lagerfeld Snaps New Campaign

Karl Lagerfeld continues to be inspired by Manhattan and shot his new fall campaign for Lagerfeld Gallery in the Big Apple.

clock July 5, 2005Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

Ferretti to Show in Rome

Alberta Ferretti will present her first Rome-based fashion show this month during the city’s couture week.

clock July 5, 2005Luisa Zargani

Camilla Al Fayed


Stuck in the Mud

LONDON — What’s a little rain to a Brit? A torrential downpour wasn’t about to get in the way of one of the biggest social events of the season for the 1,100 guests who attended the Serpentine Gallery’s summer bash here Thursday. And with typical…

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Harumi Klossowska de Rola at the Grand Chalet.


Alpine Hike

Tucked into the green hills of Switzerland is a tiny art-lover’s paradise, the Fondation Balthus, housed within the late artist’s own very grand Grand Chalet at Rossiniere, a quick drive from Gstaad. Late last month, Christie’s Francois Curiel joined…

clock July 5, 2005Jessica Kerwin


Fight Club

NEW YORK — How did a self-described “white guy from New York” from a prominent financial family wind up in the wilds of Newark armed only with a brand-new Sony PD 150 camera?

For first-time documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry, all it…

clock July 5, 2005Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Lynne Larson's cashmere cable sweater.

Fashion Features

All The World’s a Stage

What to Watch: A spotlight on five up-and-coming designers who are making a name for themselves this season.

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Nan Kempner

Fashion Features

Obituary: Socialite Nan Kempner, 74

Socialite Nan Kempner dies at 74.

clock July 5, 2005Lorna Koski


Memo Pad: No Shows … Giant On The Prowl … Criminal Elle-Ement …

NO SHOWS: Vogue editor at large Andre Leon Talley won’t be playing Henry Higgins to anyone at the couture shows in Paris this season. In fact, he won’t even be there. While Talley squired Melania…

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The Turkish Fashion Fabric show encourages discussion between buyers and exhibitors.


Foreign Mills Forge Ahead in Quota-Free World

European and Turkish textile manufacturers exhibiting at New York shows next week are out to prove their relevance in the face of a quota-free China.

clock July 5, 2005Ross Tucker


CAFTA Heads for House Showdown

CAFTA’s passage in the House remains an uncertainty.

clock July 5, 2005Kristi Ellis


Seeking Certainty Over Safeguards

Apparel importers find themselves chafed by new restrictions on goods from China.

clock July 5, 2005Evan Clark

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: MAC Store Opens in India … Dior Beauty Taps New MD … Henkel Names Van Bylen as Director

MAC Store Opens in India
NEW YORK — Is India the new China? MAC Cosmetics hopes to find out.

The edgy makeup brand is breaking new ground for the Estee Lauder Cos., becoming the first of the company’s brands to open a…

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A resort look from Bill Blass.

Fashion Features

Bill Blass Putting On a New Face

For many, mention of Bill Blass casts an indelible image of the quintessential gentleman whose name was synonymous with high- quality design

clock July 5, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Searle's store at 635 Madison Ave.


Searle Branches Out With Designer Labels

Searle adds more designer labels; 7th on Sixth weighs group venue for bridal shows; a revved-up Bill Blass.

clock July 5, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Reem Acra's April show.

Fashion Features

Here Comes the Bride

NEW YORK — Executives at 7th on Sixth might be playing the wedding march before too long.

The group is actively exploring the logistics of organizing a group venue for biannual bridal runway shows.

During an interview last week,…

clock July 5, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg


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