Happy Days Here Again: Couture Sales Ride High On Raft of New Wealth

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Couture may be a dwindling art in terms of the number of practitioners, but it's hardly down for the count.

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This bolero from Christian Lacroix's summer collection was a bestseller.

Fashion Features

Happy Days Here Again: Couture Sales Ride High On Raft of New Wealth

Couture may be a dwindling art in terms of the number of practitioners, but it’s hardly down for the count.

clock July 2, 2007Miles Socha

Ulrich Wohn


Tag Heuer: Racing With the Times

Diamonds and Formula One racing may seem a strange mix for a winning recipe, but the two successfully have combined for Swiss watch firm Tag Heuer.

clock July 2, 2007Robert Murphy

A BabaKul ring.

Fashion Features

BabaKul Flaunts Its Flower Power

The hippie chick has grown up – and she wants jewelry.

clock July 2, 2007Rachel Brown

Fashion Features


Burberry is rapidly refining its accessories collection, building on its money-spinning, hero products like the Happy Scarf and the Beaton Bag, and moving into fresh categories such as footwear and leather jewelry.

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Trudy F. Sullivan

Fashion Features

Sullivan Leaves Liz for Talbots CEO Post

In a move that appeared to catch Liz Claiborne Inc. off guard, Trudy F. Sullivan, the corporation’s president, resigned Thursday to become president and chief executive officer of Talbots Inc., effective Aug. 6.

clock July 2, 2007David Moin and Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

In Brief: Andean Update… Revising Chinese Labor Law

Congress last week passed an eight-month extension of a trade preference program that benefits apparel and textile companies doing business in the Andean region and sent it to President Bush for his signature.

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Bill Ghitis

Fashion Features

New Horizons Await Bill Ghitis

Bill Ghitis, former president of Invista Apparel at Invista Inc., may have stepped down with the intention of retiring, but he doesn’t plan to be totally out of the apparel, textiles and fibers scene.

clock July 2, 2007Karyn Monget

Bodas' flirty entrance.

Fashion Features

Bodas Opens Second Lingerie Boutique

The British lingerie label Bodas is growing its retail presence here and featuring new categories.

clock July 2, 2007Lucie Greene

Dita Von Teese

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Starry, Starry Night… Show Business… French Fancy…

It looks like brunettes will have a slight edge over blondes in the front row at Dior’s 60th anniversary show and party tonight at Versailles.

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Chloe Sevigny, in Lela Rose, samples the caviar.


Super Fly

The sky was the limit Thursday night when Qatar Airways threw a bash at Jazz at Lincoln Center to promote its new service.

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Balancing Act

Brenda Blethyn caught the attention of American audiences with her Oscar-nominated performance in Mike Leigh’s “Secrets & Lies” more than a decade ago, yet the British actress generally remains an anonymous presence to the average filmgoer.

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Fashion Features

Hong Kong Jewelry Show Sets Records

Asia’s biggest midyear jewelry fair marked its 20th anniversary by setting records in both number of exhibitors and exhibiting space.

clock July 2, 2007Constance Haisma-Kwok

Fashion Features

ADMA’s Milton Bloom, 89

Milton Bloom, former executive director of the Affiliated Dress Manufacturers Association, died Tuesday at NYU Hospital. He was 89.

clock July 2, 2007William Cotto

London-based Asprey is looking to expand into Asia.

Fashion Features

Asprey Eyes Expansion

Gianluca Brozzetti, Asprey’s group chief executive, said here that the brand is looking to “important world cities,” including Moscow and New Delhi and other Asian capitals.

clock July 2, 2007Constance Haisma-Kwok

Heidi Klum


Beauty Beat: Heidi Klum to Do Infomercial… Coty, Tonino Lamborghini Strike Deal

Heidi Klum will soon add infomercials to her growing stable of television credits.

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July 4th Seen Lacking Retail Impact

Analysts gave mixed opinions on how retail sales will fare this July 4th holiday week and weighed in on other retail news – from an innerwear maker’s innovation to lackluster prospects for a golf unit sale.

clock July 2, 2007Erica Owen

Mindy Gale


Gale Group: Blurring the Lines

Holding up the new graphically driven brochure and sample of Styli-Style’s latest beauty innovation and triple threat – an eye shadow and eyeliner that is waterproof.

clock July 2, 2007Rachel Strugatz

Barbara Marchetti


A Changing Workforce Requires New Approach

Hiring a new breed of employees has become a daunting task for executives.

clock July 2, 2007Jeanine Poggi


Mass Merchants and Grocers Making Move to Smaller Areas

Mass retailers and grocers swiftly are migrating from large, retail-saturated cities to smaller urban areas for international growth, according to A.T. Kearney’s 2007 Global Retail Development Index, an annual report on the most promising markets for…

clock July 2, 2007Molly Fergus


Democratic Leadership Nixes Support for Two Trade Deals

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership said renewal of the president’s ability to negotiate trade pacts without amendments from Congress wasn’t a priority and withdrew support for free trade agreements with South Korea and Colombia.

clock July 2, 2007Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Commerce Realigns Industry Office

With quotas largely eliminated, the Commerce Department is reorganizing its Office of Apparel and Textiles with a sharper focus on logistics and financing issues.

clock July 2, 2007Evan Clark

London's police presence has been reinforced following last week's incidents.


No Immediate Retail Affect Seen From Incidents in U.K.

The level of terrorist threat was raised to “critical” in the U.K. Saturday, meaning an attack is expected imminently.

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Beauty Features

Lilly Pulitzer Entering Eyewear

Lilly Pulitzer has something new in store for the ladies of Palm Beach — sunglasses.

clock July 2, 2007Caroline Tell

Steven Meisel's images in Italian Vogue.


Memo Pad: Off The Wagon… Political Beat… Jesse Oxfeld…

Steven Meisel gives his own take on a current celebrity phenomenon – rehab – in this month’s Italian Vogue, which hits newsstands this week.

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