Rosy Outlook for Luxe: Neiman Marcus Bullish As 4Q Net Leaps 66.8%

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The Neiman Marcus Group Inc. ended its last year as a public company on a very high note, delivering one of its best quarters ever.

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Burt Tansky


Rosy Outlook for Luxe: Neiman Marcus Bullish As 4Q Net Leaps 66.8%

The Neiman Marcus Group Inc. ended its last year as a public company on a very high note, delivering one of its best quarters ever.

clock September 7, 2005David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Francisco Costa and Zani Gugelmann

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Fashion Scoops: The Russians Are Coming! … Ring Fling … Kors Jets Out …

Tonight, anyone who thinks they’re anyone in Manhattan will actually be rushing to get off the island, not stay within its carefully circumscribed boundaries of cool.

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The Balm's new-look holiday kit.

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Beauty Beat: The Balm’s Target: Doubling Sales to $3M … Sale in Sight at Boots

Color cosmetics brand The Balm is projecting its net sales volume will double to $3 million this year thanks to the launch of new lip glosses, concealers and a new-look holiday kit.

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Santucci Out at Dolce & Gabbana

Giacomo Santucci, who joined Dolce & Gabbana as its commercial, licenses and retail director in March, has resigned from the company.

clock September 7, 2005Miles Socha and Luisa Zargani

A sketch from Stella McCartney's H&M collection.

Fashion Features

H&M Readies for McCartney Rush

H&M expects an extra big rush Nov. 10 when its one-time Stella McCartney for H&M collection arrives in some 400 of its doors.

clock September 7, 2005Miles Socha

Fashion Features

In Brief: Kellwood’s Board … Presidential Postponement … On Board For CAFTA

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

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Margherita Missoni



Niven’s latest nuptials … Ambassador Lee Annenberg to be honored by the U.N. Association … Gwenyth’s in-flight scare.

clock September 7, 2005Aileen Mehle

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Memo Pad: Seed Money … Art Of Style

Who says there’s no funding out there for offbeat magazine ideas?

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Fashion Features

Dylan Lauren’s Candy Couture

Dylan Lauren is showing that she is her father’s daughter.

clock September 7, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

A jersey dress from City Unltd.

Fashion Features

Claiborne’s New City

Liz Claiborne has replaced City DKNY with its own better line, City Unltd., that will ship to better departments in February.

clock September 7, 2005Julee Greenberg

Michele Barouh

Fashion Features

Michele Watches Puts Best Face Forward

As official timekeeper of fashion week, Michele Watches and its namesake, Michele Barouch, will make their debut at the shows.

clock September 7, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

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Fashion Features

Bits And Bytes

Next month, Kodak will start shipping its EasyShare-One, a digital camera that wirelessly connects to the Internet at any Wi-Fi hot spot.

clock September 7, 2005Cate T. Corcoran

An online avatar wears an outfit from Midnight's TW line in the game Second Life.


Virtual Designers Make Real Bucks

In the real world, she’s a children’s dance teacher in Chattanooga, Tenn.

clock September 7, 2005Cate T. Corcoran


Brands Search For A Good Rep

Two consumer-driven trends are forcing companies to enhance their Web content and underlying technology to make their sites as “search-friendly” as possible.

clock September 7, 2005Denise Power

Before stepping into [TC]2's scanner, a woman dons stretchy shorts and a top that won't distort her figure.


Future Tech: More Connected

Technology companies and futurists are developing cutting-edge technologies to change the runways and retailing of the future.

clock September 7, 2005Cate T. Corcoran and Tsukasa Furukawa

Net-a-porter founder Natalie Massenet.


Luxury Store Grows Online

For the first time since founding Net-a-porter five years ago, Natalie Massenet has time to weekend in her cottage outside London.

clock September 7, 2005Cate T. Corcoran

A current Wal-Mart television advertisement.

Marketing and Promotion

Marketers Focus on Asian-Americans

A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first few steps.

clock September 7, 2005Valerie Seckler


Retailers Consider Katrina Population Shifts

As hundreds of thousands of Hurricane Katrina evacuees seek to rebuild their lives retailers are closely watching potential population shifts that might determine future development.

clock September 7, 2005Rusty Williamson and Sharon Edelson


Fuel Prices to Hit Lower-Income Households Hardest

Even as oil prices retreated, energy costs are significantly higher than last year, which has retail analysts worried that consumers will pull back on spending.

clock September 7, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Meredith Derby

Real jacket and Kenzie skirt.

Fashion Features

Chasing the New at Ever-Expanding MAGIC

When it comes to MAGIC and the ever-expanding circuit of industry expos in Las Vegas, is too much a good thing?

clock September 7, 2005Michelle Tyree


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Azzedine Alaïa


Fashion World Mourns Death of Azzedine Alaïa

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