Fendi’s Next Phase: Scent, More Stores and the Great Wall

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When Fendi stages a fashion show on the Great Wall of China this fall, it will be a watershed moment for the country — a dry run of sorts before the entire world descends on Beijing for the Olympics in 2008.

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The “Spider-Man” trilogy may provide a cinematic ode to New York City, but the highly anticipated release of its third installment has sent its young starlet, Kirsten Dunst, on a world tour, with stops in Paris, Madrid, London, Rome and Tokyo.

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Isaac Mizrahi makes his debut at New York’s Metropolitan Opera on Wednesday night.

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Baker’s Treat

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Report Sees China Counterfeiting Worsen

Counterfeiting of apparel, footwear and accessories in China worsened last year, despite pressure from the U.S. and initiatives by luxury firms and governments to prod the Chinese to strengthen enforcement, according to a new report.

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Fendi’s Next Phase: Scent, More Stores and the Great Wall

When Fendi stages a fashion show on the Great Wall of China this fall, it will be a watershed moment for the country.

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