J. Crew Puts Off IPO Amid Worries About Strength of Economy

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The specialty retailer delayed its long-awaited initial public offering until early 2006, most likely due to Wall Street losing its affection for retail shares and to concerns over the state of U.S. consumer spending.

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J. Crew Puts Off IPO Amid Worries About Strength of Economy

The specialty retailer on Wednesday delayed its long-awaited $200 million initial public offering until early 2006.

clock November 3, 2005Meredith Derby and Vicki M. Young


Beauty Beat: L’Oreal, Weinstein Sign Deal

L’Oreal Paris and the Weinstein Co. have signed a two-year marketing alliance giving the cosmetics brand exclusive beauty sponsorship of the multimedia house’s U.S. film premieres, beginning in January.

clock November 3, 2005Andrea Nagel

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Ruehl Opens Accessories-Only Unit

Ruehl’s first accessories-only store opens today in lower Manhattan featuring rugged-looking belts and handbags that would be at home on the range.

clock November 3, 2005Sharon Edelson

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Charles.

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Fashion Scoops: Royal Rush

Aside from saying he was still battling jet lag, Prince Charles was mum Tuesday night as he walked into the reception for the royal heir and his new bride, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at the Museum of Modern Art.

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In Brief: Trade Talks … Solid Henkel Quarter

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

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Usher, Stefano Pilati and Kanye West sharing a laugh.


Scarlet Fever

The expansive apartment was transformed into a Moorish fantasy replete with red velvet tablecloths, towering red candelabras and ornate scarlet floral arrangements.

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Patricia Clarkson


To Die For

These days, actress Patricia Clarkson finds herself being recognized on the streets of New York more frequently, which isn’t surprising, considering her burgeoning film career.

clock November 3, 2005Vanessa Lawrence

Jeans from the J. Crew collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design and FIT.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: J. Crew’s Art Project … Chip & Pepper Embracing New York State of Mind … Guess Posts Double-Digit Gains in Third Quarter

J. Crew has collaborated with New York’s Parsons The New School for Design and Fashion Institute of Technology on a limited-edition collection of premium denim.

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The finale of Antik's show.

Fashion Features

L.A. Shows Bank on Shock Value

Denim designers’ zeal for sexually charged imagery can be traced to Calvin Klein’s 1980 commercial featuring a then-teenage Brooke Shields purring about how nothing got between her and her Calvins.

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Macy's is one of many retailers with marathon-themed windows this week.

Fashion Features

Marathon Activity Steps Into High Gear

The ING NYC Marathon taking place Sunday has evolved from a one-day elite athletic event to a weeklong marketing and selling bonanza.

clock November 3, 2005Melanie Kletter

Nike now sponsors a women's-only race.

Fashion Features

Women’s-Only Events Gaining in Popularity

Days before the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco last month, tickets for the half-marathon portion of the sold-out race were being scalped on eBay.

clock November 3, 2005Michelle Dalton Tyree

The Nanette Lepore boutique in Las Vegas has doubled in size.


Lepore Explores New Frontiers

Nanette Lepore quietly has been building her brand for the past 10 years, but this year, she is increasing her visibility.

clock November 3, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Inside the Addict boutique in Greenwich Village.


Feeding Their Addiction in Greenwich Village

Megan Johnson and Ashley Thompson had a similar feeling when they moved here a few years ago from Colorado and Southern California, respectively.

clock November 3, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

A To Order silk and lace gown.

Fashion Features

Mizrahi’s New Moves

Fashion has always been a bit of a stage for Isaac Mizrahi.

clock November 3, 2005Marc Karimzadeh



Seeing the Sites

Top Web sites with the highest number of unique visitors for the month of September.

clock November 3, 2005Cecily Hall

Louis Vuitton's flagship on 57th Street in Manhattan underwent a renovation that was completed in February 2004.


Flagship Redux: Banking on Stores as Showcases

Retailers, designers and manufacturers are investing more in flagships to cut through the marketing din created by an oversupply of stores and brands.

clock November 3, 2005Amy S. Choi and Meredith Derby

Suzy Menkes


Memo Pad: The Source’s Day In Court … Menke’s Moment

An attempt by The Source’s principal lender to take control of the struggling hip-hop title seemed to falter in court Wednesday when the judge overseeing the case expressed sharp doubts about the plaintiff’s legal strategy.

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Haggar Owners Oust Top-Level Execs

The top executives at the former Haggar Corp. were told to pack their bags by the company’s new owners, buyout firms Perseus LLC and Infinity Associates.

clock November 3, 2005Vicki M. Young and Stan Gellers


Wal-Mart Raises Stake in Seiyu

Wal-Mart boosted its stake in Japanese retailer Seiyu to majority status and will install one of its executives as chief executive officer as part of its tightening control.

clock November 3, 2005Katherine Bowers


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