For Rent on Fifth Ave.: Plaza Hotel Developers Woo Luxury Retailers

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The mythical sprite Eloise would be rather curious about the makeover going on at the Plaza Hotel — which could mean that Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys New York end up with a competitor in their midst.

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For Rent on Fifth Ave.: Plaza Hotel Developers Woo Luxury Retailers

The mythical sprite Eloise would be rawther curious about the makeover going on at the Plaza Hotel.

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As Dow Jones Hits New Heights Retail Shares Enjoying the Ride

As the Dow Jones Industrial Average clocks record highs, investors are searching for cyclical stocks, like retail, with the hope of reaping hefty returns.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Time For The Arts

Tonight the watchmaker Movado will launch its Movado Future Legends, an initiative that will help support thriving young artists in the fields of dance and music, with a reception and performance of the Kirov Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre at…

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VF Earnings Rise 10.1%

Revenue growth across all divisions pushed VF Corp. to its 12th consecutive quarter of earnings gains.

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Memo Pad: Blanchard’s New Home… A Single Lens

Wenner Media is cementing its commitment to the Web by heading to the wild side.

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A dress by Alice Roi for Uniqlo.

Fashion Features

Uniqlo Taps Designers For Capsule Collections

When it comes to marketing itself in the U.S., Uniqlo hasn’t missed a trick.

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Fashion Features

Ralph Lauren to Open in Moscow

Ralph is taking on Russia.

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Chris Klein, Ginnifer Goodwin and Topher Grace, all in Moschino.


One-Stop Shop

If anyone got any work done on Thursday, bravo, because the day was packed with social calls from noon through night.

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Julian Ovenden

Fashion Features

Head of the Class

Between the blustery, rainy afternoon and the mint herbal tea he orders to warm up, British actor Julian Ovenden must feel right at home while making his Broadway debut in “Butley,” opening Wednesday at the Booth Theatre.

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Kevan Hall

Fashion Features

Los Angeles: Put to the West … More from the Shows

During last week’s Los Angeles Fashion Week, designers channeled everything from the starry heavens to Mexican folklore, sending out looks that were sexy, sweet and sporty.

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Fashion Features

A Potpourri of Trends Rule at Premiere Classe

Buying budgets and attendance were up at the Premiere Classe accessories show, which ended its four-day run here at the Jardin de Tuileries on Oct. 9.

clock October 23, 2006Katya Foreman and Ellen Groves

Fashion Features

Leather Goods Brands Take Slow Route to China

Not all companies are rushing into China to sell their goods, though it might be tempting, since an estimated 18 percent of the country’s 1.3 billion people are considered middle class.

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Fashion Features

Morellato SpA Buys Sector Group

Italian jewelry and watchband maker Morellato SpA bought 100 percent of watch manufacturer Sector Group in a bid to find business synergies and expand beyond Europe.

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Leigh Bantivoglio will show lots of sexy lace.


November Market Presents Challenges

The November market here continues to pose a vexing issue for manufacturers and retailers.

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Elie and Rory Tahari

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Tahari’s Friends… Giving Back… Happy Halloween

Elie and Rory Tahari received recognition for their charitable work Thursday at the Friends in Deed Fall Benefit Dinner at Balthazar with support from friends and customers.

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Princess Irene Galitzine at the St. Regis Hotel, Vogue, 1952.

Fashion Features

Obituary: Princess Irene Galitzine Dies at 90

Princess Irene Galitzine, a Russian emigre who set up her own fashion house and rose to international fame for her palazzo pajamas and other striking designs, died Thursday night at her home in Rome.

clock October 23, 2006Amanda Kaiser and Lorna Koski

Irena Medavoy in Michael Kors.

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Talking Kors

There was plenty Michael Kors would talk about at a lunch in his honor here – and some things he wouldn’t

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Ralph Rucci with Joyce Brown and Valerie Steele.

Fashion Features

FIT Couture Council

For Ralph Rucci, a designer who has spent the past 25 years unceremoniously honing his craft, it was fitting that scores of his admirers were on hand Thursday when he received the first Artistry of Fashion Award from The Museum at FIT’s Couture Council.

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Old Navy is one retailer feeling pressure from stores such as H&M.


Retail Market Feels Fast Fashion Effect

As fast fashion retailers expand, they are putting greater competitive pressure on apparel retailers such as Old Navy and Aeropostale, according to a recent report from Coleman Research Group.

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Donatella Versace in the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Fashion Features

Donatella Looks to Expand in China

“Just coming and seeing everything was the best part, getting to see the cities and how they are so ancient but also very modern…” remarked Donatella Versace.

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Fashion Features

Hermes to Buy Vaucher Stake

Hermes, the French luxury firm, said it would buy 25 percent of high-end Swiss movements maker Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier for 25 million Swiss francs, or $19.7 million at current exchange.

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Thom Browne

Fashion Features

Designers Take a Bow at Cooper-Hewitt

Guests attending the National Design Awards at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum merely had to look up at the chandeliers made of Slinkys to get a sense of where design is heading.

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Shannon Olexa, Jodie Baity and David Greenfield.

Fashion Features

LIM Gives L&T’s Olexa Her Night to Shine

LaVelle Olexa may be shy and soft-spoken, but her usual grace and charm held up in the company of 250 friends, family and colleagues Thursday night at the Harmonie Club, where the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, the College for the Business of…

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Sampar items.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Samuel Par Skin Care Back With Fresh Look … Firmenich Annual Sales Rise 13.5%

When Parisian skin care brand Samuel Par was introduced to the market 20 years ago, its aromatherapy approach was on the cutting edge of the industry. A lot has changed since then, and Samuel Par has, too.

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Legal Briefs: WWD Composite Stock Index vs. S&P 500

Coach Inc.’s lawsuit against Target Corp. was dismissed with prejudice on Friday.

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Coming this Week

A brief look at the coming week’s events.

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