Next Stage for Barneys: International Growth Seen With Dubai Owner

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With the $825 million sale of Barneys New York to the Dubai-based Istithmar investment firm, the international appeal of an enduring Manhattan retail institution will be tested.

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Coco Kopelman

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Eat And Greet… Oh, Mandy

The Ladies Who Lunch did so Thursday afternoon at Daniel for the release of “Park Avenue Potluck.

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Jennifer Lopez in Albino.


Party Animals

The social scene was overrun by wildlife last week – but at least they had an excuse for their behavior.

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Sinead O'Connor


Redemption Song

To most Americans, Sinead O’Connor will always be the irate Irish girl with the shorn pate, the one who once tore a photograph of Pope John Paul II to bits on “Saturday Night Live.”

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Set To Shut Down

After six years of experimentation, an era will end Saturday, when is scheduled to cease operations.

clock June 25, 2007Pete Born

Jean Paul Gaultier

Fashion Features

FGI Names Gaultier “Superstar” Recipient

Fashion Group International’s next Night of Stars will be themed “The Rule Breakers,”

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Jimmy Choo's Madison Avenue flagship

Fashion Features

Jimmy Choo Unveils Largest Store

Jimmy Choo is known for its skyscraper heels, but in its new store concept the firm wants clients to be comfortable and even pampered.

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Bruce Roberts, Gilbert Harrison, Joyce Brown and John Pomerantz at the FIT dedication Thursday.

Fashion Features

FIT Honors Rita and Bruce Roberts

Family, friends and faculty gathered for a dedication ceremony in honor of the room named after Rita and Bruce Roberts on the ninth floor of the Marvin Feldman Center at the Fashion Institute of Technology on Thursday night.

clock June 25, 2007Rachel Strugatz

John Galliano

Fashion Features

Dior Plans Big Bash for Couture

Part birthday party, part supermodel reunion, Christian Dior’s couture show on July 2 promises to be an extravaganza extraordinaire.

clock June 25, 2007Miles Socha


Limited Brands Eliminating Over 500 Jobs

Limited Brands is cutting 10 percent of its workforce within its corporate offices and headquarters for its brands.

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Tonino Perna


Brand Looks to Future After Ferre Tribute

The fashion industry bid an emotional farewell to the late Gianfranco Ferre Sunday.

clock June 25, 2007Amanda Kaiser


In Brief: Sales Tax Cut… Changes At Faberge

All clothing and footwear purchases in New York City would be exempt from the city portion of the sales tax under legislation passed by both houses of the state legislature and sent to Gov. Eliot Spitzer for consideration.

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An image from Bottega Veneta's ad campaign.


Memo Pad: Hot Type… Growing A Brand… Down On The Farm…

It’s not quite the war over Gucci, but French luxury titans Bernard Arnault and Francois-Henri Pinault seem to be at odds.

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WTO Regroups After Doha Setback

The 150 members of the World Trade Organization have given director general Pascal Lamy the task of salvaging the Doha trade talks, which were dealt a serious blow with the collapse of negotiations among the U.S., European Union, Brazil and India.

clock June 25, 2007John Zarocostas


Bush, Vietnam’s Triet Talk Trade

President Bush, in his first meeting with Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet, touted strong bilateral trade ties with the Communist country, but gave no indication whether the two leaders discussed an apparel import monitoring program that is…

clock June 25, 2007Kristi Ellis

An image from the Calvin Klein campaign featuring white label.

Fashion Features

Calvin’s Big Plans for White Label

Calvin Klein will soon be coming to a mall near you.

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Ilori's flagship on a Street.

Fashion Features

Ilori: New Home for Luxe Shades

Sunglasses appear to be the next “It” accessory and Luxottica is creating a new retail format to benefit from the glare.

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Howard Socol

Fashion Features

Barneys Sees International Growth With Dubai Owner

The international appeal of an enduring Manhattan retail institution will be tested.

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Saint Laurent Taps Kaia Gerber for Fall Ad Campaign

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