Guess Steps on the Gas: Overseas Drive Helps Company’s Growth Soar

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Guess Inc. is now a global brand — and it wants to be even more of one. With an established North American presence, an expanding European operation and more businesses throughout Asia, growth at Guess is on fire, with 71.9% jump first-quarter earnings.

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exterior shots of Gant's new Madrid flagship.


Gant Grows Flagship in Madrid

With its Spanish partner, Gant Lifestyle España, the sportswear company is transforming a 2,000-square-foot, four-floor villa into its first flagship in the Spanish capital, located on Jorge Juan in the middle of Salamanca.

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Sportswear in Pendleton's new Portland store.


Pendleton’s New Retail Prototype Taps Weaving Heritage

With the reopening of its renovated downtown Portland, Ore., store in May, Pendleton Woolen Mills unveiled its new retail prototype – which the firm said reflects its roots and its future vision.

clock June 6, 2007Whitney Beckett

An edgier logo


Uniqlo Bids for Visibility and Style

Uniqlo is taking steps to transform itself into a fashion brand for edgy consumers in the U.S., after discovering the supermarket-style approach it takes in Japan has not worked here.

clock June 6, 2007Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

Consumers Like Luxuries Sexy and Glamorous

Fashion consumers in the U.S. traded up to purchase apparel and footwear luxuries last year at about twice the rate consumers traded down to buy apparel and footwear thought to represent the best value at the best price.

clock June 6, 2007Valerie Seckler

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Interview Magazine Mulling Options

It’s still too soon to predict where Brant Publications, publisher of Interview, Art in America and The Magazine Antiques, will end up.

clock June 6, 2007Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Brands See Opportunity in China’s Airports

When it comes to duty free sales aimed at Chinese consumers, beauty companies are coming together on a strategy: Go deeper.

clock June 6, 2007Betsy Lowther


Retailers Lobby Against Immigration Reform Bill

Retailers are lobbying to modify or strike a provision from a comprehensive immigration reform bill before the Senate this week that would hold companies responsible for verifying the legal employment of their contractors’ and subcontractors’ workers.

clock June 6, 2007Kristi Ellis

The interior of Diesel's Melrose Place flagship.


Diesel Launches Fresh Look

Diesel chief executive officer Renzo Rosso arrived in California to woo shoppers with a new store prototype that promotes eclectic luxury with a touch of cool.

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Fashion Features

West Watch

French label Feraud has opened a 1,300-square-foot boutique on Brighton Way in Beverly Hills, one month after launching a 1,500-square-foot store in Manhattan.

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Co-owners Jill Roberts and Mark Freeman.


Seaton Makes Waves on Melrose Avenue

Contemporary casual brand Seaton has brought the beach to Melrose Avenue.

clock June 6, 2007Emili Vesilind

Jeffrey Kalinsky and Pete Nordstrom


Nordstrom Boosts Kalinsky’s Role

Nordstrom wants the fashion industry to know how serious it is about the designer business.

clock June 6, 2007Sharon Edelson


Hermes Readies for Entry Into India

Hermes may offer turbans fit for a maharajah soon.

clock June 6, 2007Robert Murphy


In Brief: Judgment VS. Imposters… George Feldenkreis way

Jewelry retailer John Hardy Ltd. won a consent judgment for a permanent injunction and other relief against Real Imposters.

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Donna Karan and Calvin Klein


Glory & Glitches

“Well, that was an odd evening,” one designer mused.

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Two images from the fall 2007 campaign.

Fashion Features

Overseas Drive Helps Guess’s Growth Soar

Guess Inc. is now a global brand – and it wants to be even more of one.

clock June 6, 2007Vicki M. Young

Vanity Fair cover


Memo Pad: Collect ‘Em All… Almost Home… Miller Time

It’s going to take more than one coffee table to carry July’s Vanity Fair, since there will be 20 editions of the Conde Nast monthly for consumers to collect.

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Gap’s Fisher Maps Key Goals

Acknowledging the challenges facing Gap Inc., interim president and chief executive officer Robert Fisher sought to reassure shareholders Tuesday.

clock June 6, 2007Joanna Ramey

The new BCBG butterfly icon.

Fashion Features

Whitney Puts Artists’ Touches to BCBG Logo

When Max and Lubov Azria decided to launch a new logo for BCBG, they didn’t want to do it quietly.

clock June 6, 2007Julee Greenberg

Dell'Acqua has signed an eyewear deal with Allison SpA.


Dell’Acqua, Allison Sign Eyewear Deal

Alessandro Dell’Acqua has signed a five-year licensing agreement with Allison SpA for the production and distribution of a branded eyewear collection.

clock June 6, 2007Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: CFDA’s Next Target… Wear and Tear… Hot Wheels…

The Council of Fashion Designers of America will renew its efforts for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer this fall, and it has turned to Net-a-porter.

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