Sportswear Legend Liz Claiborne Dies At 78 From Cancer

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Liz Claiborne, who was a pioneer in designing colorful, stylish and affordable sportswear for America's growing legions of working women in the Seventies and Eighties, died Tuesday at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

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Mixing It Up

Multitasking has a whole new definition when it comes to projects that combine retail, residential, office and entertainment spaces.

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About 88 percent of teens said they will spend the same or more on clothes this year compared with last year.


Teen Queens

When iT comes to shopping, teens are calling the shots. The age group’s spending is on the rise, making it a coveted – albeit fickle – market…

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Hollister scored well with teens buying jeans.


Red Flags for a Blue Market

Slowing denim sales indicate the category could use some fashion twists to help perk it up again.

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Off-pricers appeal to cost-conscious shoppers.


The Weekend World

Fashion at a price defines casualwear.

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Macy's and Penney's topped the list for dress and suit buying.

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Going Strong

Retailers capitalize on the hot dress category.

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Inside a Claire's store.


A Lot of Bling for the Buck

The finishing touches keep the cash registers jingling.

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Chipping Away

Victoria’s Secret still holds a solid footing in the intimates arena, but it is starting to look over its shoulder at some intensifying competition.

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On average, women spend more time on daily beauty than on commuting to work.

Beauty Features

A Beautiful Mind

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Pick It and Click It

Online retailers lure women who are too busy to shop in stores.

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The Great Divide

As rising gas, housing and health care costs continue to impact many consumers’ spending, bargain hunting is playing more of a role in their shopping habits. But the wealthier crowd keeps searching for unique expressions of individuality and will go…

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Marc by Marc Jacobs

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The Fine Prints

It’s been said a thousand times: Resort is a season of big sales and increasingly significant fashion.

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Ballantyne's Diamond Travel Bag.


Ballantyne Expands in Milan

Italy’s first Ballantyne boutique here is the initial step in a new retail strategy for the brand. A boutique in Tokyo’s Ginza district and one in Cortina are slated for the second part of the year, while a boutique in Portofino will open in 2008.

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Maria Pinto and Michelle Obama


Dressing Michelle Obama: Maria Pinto’s Rise to the Top

Long a favorite of female executives and Windy City socialites, Chicago designer Maria Pinto could be poised to dress a first lady.

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A look from Jaeger's latest ad campaign.


Jaeger’s Profits Up 45%

The trend for dresses and the success of new accessories lines helped British clothing label Jaeger’s operating profits climb by 45 percent to 5 million pounds, or $9.9 million, from 3.5 million pounds, or $6.9 million, in the year to February, the…

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In Brief: Moving On Up… New Roles At Marchon

Vera Wang has promoted Paul Ngai to vice president of apparel production.

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Womenýs products from The Art of Shaving.

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Beauty Beat: Art of Shaving Courting Women… Clarins Awards Little Star Founder

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Modo to Do Retail in N.Y.

Modo plans to set up shop.

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Andrew Rosen

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Former business partners Elie Tahari and Theory’s Andrew Rosen may have been locked in legal combat for the last nine months, but their brands appear to have thrived.

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Pink shirt styles for women.

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Wall Street Getting a Dose of Pink

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Drew Barrymore in the Gucci ad campaign.


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Katie Holmes in an Eres suit and a Yves Saint Laurent belt with daughter Suri on the French Riviera.


Hidden Assets

Thousands of dollars are spent on trainers and skin treatments, yet celebrity seafarers of late are forgoing skimpy bikinis in favor of elegant one-piece swimsuits.

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Holly Peterson


Nanny Diaries

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Eye Scoop

It’s no secret Lenny Kravitz is a design junkie – his homes are famously filled with plush fur carpets and extravagant pieces – and now he’s taking his passion public by teaming with Morgans Hotel Group to create a lounge at Miami Beach’s Delano hotel.

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Ferre's Mosaique handbags.

Beauty Features

IT Holding Execs Forecast Growth

IT Holding SpA executives on Wednesday raised the company’s financial targets in a new business plan and touted the future viability of the Ferre brand despite the founding designer’s death 10 days ago.

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Andean Trade Bill Set for Vote

The House was set to vote late Wednesday on an eight-month extension of a trade preference program that benefits apparel and textile companies doing business in four Andean countries.

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Analyst Sees Expansion, Wang Boosting Kohl’s Shares

Shares of Kohl’s Corp. jumped 4.4 percent in trading Wednesday after a Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst upped the department store’s stock to “outperform” from “neutral” in a research note.

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Counterfeit Raid Defendants Post Bail

The majority of the people arrested by federal authorities on Tuesday in connection with alleged counterfeiting and smuggling activities were back on the streets by nightfall.

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Young designers like Doo-Ri Chung are entering the resort fray.

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Resort Grows in Stature and Style

Resort keeps cruising along.

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Sportswear Legend Liz Claiborne Dies At 78 From Cancer

Liz Claiborne, who was a pioneer in designing colorful, stylish and affordable sportswear for America’s growing legions of working women in the Seventies…

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Princess Diaries

Somewhere in Moscow, according to Vanity Fair’s Alexis Bryan, there’s a restaurant that offers small side tables – perfectly sized for an Hermes Kelly – on which diners can place their handbags.

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Fashion Scoops

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