The Jewelry Collectors: Superrich Snapping Up Expensive, Rare Pieces

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Jewelry has gone from bling to boom. Maybe Ellen Barkin should get the credit.

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A Hollywould look.


Kellwood Earnings Fall 19.7% in 1Q

Kellwood Co.’s first-quarter earnings fell 19.7 percent, driven by softness in women’s sportswear.

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Internet Image Case Remains Open

A U.S. appeals court decision in a case involving Louis Feraud, Balmain

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Complaint Filed Against Macy’s by Shareholder

A lawyer has filed a class action complaint accusing Macy’s Inc. of misleading investors by concealing its true financial condition after the merger with May Department Stores Co. and is seeking more shareholders to join the case.

clock June 11, 2007Lauren Benet Stephenson

Fashion Features

In Brief: Complaint Filed Against Macy’s by Shareholder

A New York-based jewelry company, EMH Group, has agreed to pay a $400,000 fine for bidding on its own online auctions on eBay.

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Fashion Features

Azzaro Appoints Nathalie Francon as CEO

Azzaro, the French fashion house known for its glamorous eveningwear, has named Nathalie Francon chief executive officer, a key move in efforts to build its profile and accelerate sales.

clock June 11, 2007Robert Murphy


Tom Ford Brand Goes Global

Tom Ford doesn’t do small. Two months after the debut of his high-end men’s line and stand-alone flagship in Manhattan, the entrepreneurial designer is ready to take his brand global.

clock June 11, 2007Courtney Colavita and Alessandra Ilari

Princess Caroline with Karl Lagerfeld.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Waiting on Kate… Old as New… Paris Posse

According to industry sources, Lancome, the L’Oreal-owned beauty brand, has signed Kate Winslet to be a spokeswoman.

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Eva Mendes in Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti with Rachel Weisz in 3.1 Phillip Lim.


Grand Canal

Ever elusive, Miuccia Prada once again strived to stay behind the scenes during the opening event of Fondazione Prada’s exhibits of works by German artist Thomas Demand in Venice on Thursday, at the onset of the city’s Arts Biennale.

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Buyers at the February edition of CurveNV

Fashion Features

Vying for Vendors in Las Vegas

Lingerie retailers will get quite a buffet of brands in Las Vegas at two August lingerie trade shows, Lingerie Americas Las Vegas and CurveNV.

clock June 11, 2007Karyn Monget

Mimi and Andrew Sia

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Hug Honorees

Andrew and Mimi Sia, the husband-and-wife team that heads ACE Style Intimate Apparel, will be recipients of the 2007 HUG Award.

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Jewelers Thrive on the Rare and Exclusive

Jewelry has gone from bling to boom.

clock June 11, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Crayola's digital camera.


A Cast of Characters To Pack Javits Center

Companies ranging from Mattel to Pretty Ugly Inc. – and the characters that represent them – are preparing for the annual Licensing International Expo.

clock June 11, 2007Julee Greenberg

Licensing International Expo


By the Numbers

This year’s Licensing International Expo, scheduled June 19 to 21 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center here, features hundreds of properties ranging from “American Idol” and “Hannah Montana” to “High School Musical” and NASCAR. Here, a look at…

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A rendering of Crazy 8's storefront.


Gymboree Gets Crazy With New Store Concept

Gymboree is adding a third leg.

clock June 11, 2007Joanna Ramey

A model wears a look from the Babesta boutique.


New York, ‘Babe’sta Style

New York’s got a new babe in town.

clock June 11, 2007Cecily Hall


Analysts: Consumers Reining In Spending Till Holiday

The second half of the year is going to be a bumpy ride as higher gasoline costs, soft home sales, inflation and uncertainty over interest rates affect spending.

clock June 11, 2007Vicki M. Young and Liza Casabona

Tim Rogers and Scott Branscum


Footwear Brand Delves Into Men’s

With new, well-seasoned merchants at the helm, the Born footwear brand is ready to launch a men’s sportswear collection for spring 2008.

clock June 11, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz

A Coach clutch and a Be&D bag.

Fashion Features

Designer Brands a High-End Teen Attraction

Mini fashionistas toting Coach and Chanel handbags can be found in malls around the country.

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Retail Has Room to Grow in Ethnic Markets

Retailers must find new ways to target ignored minority groups if they want to keep up with the purchasing power of that rapidly expanding population.

clock June 11, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

Soft Sales Expected for Retailers in June

Although May same-store sales came in better than some observers expected, Morgan Keegan analyst Brad A. Stephens said June was shaping up as a tough month for retailers.

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Teens on a panel at Piper Jaffray's Annual Consumer Conference said PacSun is still a favorite retailer.

Fashion Features

Teen Panel Reflects Shifting Spending Habits

Teens are spending less of their part-time paychecks and allowance on clothes and accessories and more on filling up their tanks and eating out.

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Kate Moss in her Cavalli ad


Memo Pad: WWD Eye Appointments… They’re Really Down-to-Earth…

Emily Holt has been named Eye editor of WWD and W.

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Ellen Barkin and Matt Damon


Beauty Beat: Aramis Shares Stage With ‘Ocean’s’… Drom Appoints White… ‘Unforgivable’ Father’s Day Seen

The Aramis Classic fragrance brand and the “Ocean’s” movie franchise share the same goal: finding an audience for a mix of old-school sensibility and contemporary coolness.

clock June 11, 2007Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

CAFTA Starting to Make an Impact

Increased apparel shipments from some southern neighbors, as well as a drop in yarn imports to the U.S. in April, indicate the Central American Free Trade Agreement might be starting to alter trade flows, as its architects imagined.

clock June 11, 2007Evan Clark


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