Bullish Federated: Retailer Ups Outlook After Strong 2nd Quarter

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Though deep into the tedious task of converting May doors to Macy's, Federated Department Stores came out looking good in its second quarter ended July 29 and upped its guidance for the third and fourth quarters.

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On Sept. 9, 400 May doors will switch to the Macy's nameplate.


Bullish Federated: Retailer Ups Outlook After Strong 2nd Quarter

Deep into converting May stores into Macy’s, Federated Department Stores had a healthy hike in second-quarter income, to $422 million.

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Memo Pad: I Want My US Weekly … Jumpsuit Cindi … Breaking News is Hard To Do

Jann Wenner’s $300 million purchase of the other 50 percent stake in Us Weekly could be read as a sign of genius or fear, depending on whom you ask.

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A brushed double-face twill trenchcoat and double-face silk twill narrow pants from London Fog for fall.


London Fog Licensing Group Looks to Revitalize Brand

London Fog Group has agreed to sell its namesake trademarks to London Fog Licensing Group, consisting of three firms, for $18.1 million.

clock August 10, 2006Vicki M. Young


M. Fabrikant Facing Suits Over Invoices

M. Fabrikant & Sons, the $1 billion family-owned fine jewelry and diamond firm, faces two lawsuits for $7.5 million in unpaid invoices.

clock August 10, 2006Liza Casabona

A self-portrait by Terry Richardson, 1983.


Punk Attitude

A Q&A with Terry Richardson, whose show of the first 15 rolls of film he shot opens Saturday at Glen Horowitz Booksellers in East Hampton, N.Y.

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"Trust the Man" co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal.


I Love Your Work

In real life, actress Julianne Moore is the wife of movie director Bart Freundlich.

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In Brief: Jordache Appointment … Classic Russian … Welsh In Spataro Deal …

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

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The James Perse boutique at 411 Bleecker Street.


James Perse to Separate the Sexes

When James Perse opened his eponymous boutique at 411 Bleecker Street here last year, he had trouble squeezing his men’s and women’s collections into the roughly 800-square-foot space.

clock August 10, 2006Sharon Edelson

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Fashion Scoops: Rambert Taps Roland … Attention Shoppers … Royal Mini-Me

Roland Mouret has been keeping busy on several fronts this year and the fall will be no exception when he collaborates with the Rambert Dance Company, designing the costumes for two works by emerging choreographers.

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Wendy Mullin in her store on Centre Market Place in Manhattan.

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Taking It Personally

A new crop of designer collections, sophisticated craft books and savvy little stores is proving it¹s never been cooler to do it yourself.

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A look from Proportionofblu's fall collection.

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Denim Dish: Jeany’s One-Track Mind: All Denim, All the Time … Following the ‘Golden’ Rule … G-Star Fetes London Opening

Premium denim line Proportionofblu uses a mathematical principle known as the golden ratio, thought to have been used by Leonardo da Vinci.

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Panticular, a new line from Alex Garfield and his partner Jaime Nortman, will launch this fall.

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Holiday Items Get Big Play at Intermezzo

The Intermezzo show was at a new location, but that didn’t deter buyers or vendors looking to pick up pieces for holiday and resort selling.

clock August 10, 2006Julee Greenberg

A Charlotte Ronson dress.

Fashion Features

Environmentally Friendly Fashion Sprouts at D&A

From organic stores popping up across the country to Al Gore’s much-talked-about documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” the current buzz about the environment is gradually making its way to fashion.

clock August 10, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

The Guess Gold fragrance.

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Beauty Beat: Guess Goes for Gold With New Scent … Project Rover’s Sexy Beast

Guess will launch the third leg of its fragrance business next week when it introduces Guess Gold, a flanker to its original feminine scent, last fall’s Guess for Women.

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Adidas Net Leaps 13%

Boosted by the World Cup soccer championship, German activewear firm Adidas on Wednesday reported a 13 percent rise in second-quarter profits, to 173 million euros, or $217.4 million.

clock August 10, 2006Ellen Groves


Maidenform Sales Up in Qtr.

Maidenform Brands Inc. reported a 14.5 percent gain in second-quarter sales to $117.1 million, citing a solid performance in the core intimate business and new product initiatives.

clock August 10, 2006Jeanine Poggi


Andrew Marc Appoints CFO

Robert M. Mahan has been named chief financial officer of Andrew Marc, a new post.

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High-Flying Airports

Top-performing North American airports ranked by 2005 sales per enplanement.

clock August 10, 2006Constance Gustke

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Fans to Get Their Cher at October Auction

Cher, who will part with hundreds of personal belongings at auction this fall, said she isn’t exactly bidding farewell to her persona.

clock August 10, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Hugh Hefner sandwiched between Nicky and Paris Hilton at last week's lingerie party.

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Playboy’s ‘Midsummer’s Night’ Madness

What is Playboy icon Hugh Hefner’s favorite party?

clock August 10, 2006Karyn Monget

Lucy activewear

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Survey: U.S. Women Buying Up Activewear

Two-thirds of American women dedicate at least half of their closets to activewear.

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Puma's Fall Ad


Puma ‘Going’ Sporty for Fall Ads

Puma is infusing a fashion message into its fall ads, which mark a departure from past lifestyle campaigns.

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