Luxe Goods on the Fly: Accessories Brans Tap Travel Retail for Growth

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Leather goods are set for takeoff in the travel retail sector, traditionally known for sales of perfume. liquor and tobacco.

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Strange Fruit

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Some entertaining diversions for day and night.

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Macqau's Meike Vollmar and a ribbed viscose "jersey couture" dress for spring.

Fashion Features

The Contenders

There are literally thousands of young designers in Berlin – about 3,000 in the fashion field alone, according to the latest figures.

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Old and new mix in Berlin.

Fashion Features

The Wild West

A creative center develops with an eye for business.

clock July 9, 2007Melissa Drier and Damien McGuinness

The new Emporio Armani store at Milan's Malpensa Airport.

Fashion Features

Accessories Brands Tap Travel Retail for Growth

Leather goods are set for takeoff in the travel retail sector, traditionally known for sales of perfume, liquor and tobacco.

clock July 9, 2007Katya Foreman


Rumblings Boost Macy’s, Target Stock

Shares of Macy’s Inc. and Target Corp. each gained more than 5 percent in trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, the former on a recurring buyout rumor and the latter on possible action from an activist hedge fund.

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New Talbots Boss Signs Hefty Pay Deal

Trudy F. Sullivan has landed a big pay package with Talbots Inc., where she becomes president and chief executive officer on Aug. 6, succeeding Arnold Zetcher.

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Top Polo Execs Make $43.9M for Fiscal 2007

The top three highest-paid executives at Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. brought in a total of $43.9 million in compensation for fiscal 2007, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday.

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In Brief: Prada In Play… Mob Scene

A Prada spokesman denied a weekend report in The Sunday Times of London stating that U.K. business tycoon Richard Caring is in talks to buy the Italian company.

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Retail, Manufacturing Sectors Cut Payrolls

Retailers and textile and apparel manufacturers all trimmed payrolls last month, bucking the overall positive U.S. employment trend.

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Fashion Features

Gucci Award Cites Film Achievements

Julian Schnabel and Michelle Yeoh are among the famous names associated with the second annual Gucci Group Award, to be presented in September during the Venice Film Festival.

clock July 9, 2007Miles Socha

Two Badgley Mischka swim looks.

Fashion Features

Badgley Mischka Swim Launches in Miami

Badgley Mischka is diving into swim as the first fashion show in the tents at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami Swim Show on Wednesday.

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An image from the Kate Spade fall ad campaign.


Memo Pad: Passage To India… On Target… New Hires

Emap plc has plans to tap into India’s burgeoning economy.

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Retail Stocks Gain on Jobs Report

Strong unemployment numbers and takeover talk pushed retail stocks higher Friday as the July 4 holiday week came to a close.

clock July 9, 2007Erica Owen

American Eagle Outfitters is expected to win back-to-school.


American Eagle, J. Crew Top Picks for B-t-s

Even with the newest gadgets vying for teens’ attention, back-to-school is expected to remain a top-selling season for apparel and accessories.

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Two onesies in the Aristabrat collection.

Fashion Features

Aristabrat Targets Beyond Celeb-U-Tots

The world of children’s wear is becoming crystallized. Aristabrat, a collection of accessories for babies and children…

clock July 9, 2007Cecily Hall

A diaper bag.


This Little Piggy Opened a Web Store proves a baby gift can be both kitschy and classy.

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The interior of YO VI.


Coin Gets a Young Village

Italian retailer Coin Group is launching a multibrand store concept for the children’s market called YO VI, which stands for “Young Village.”

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Jeweler Kirsten Goss Gets Preciousv

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Jeweler Kirsten Goss Gets Precious

Four years after leaving her job as jewelry designer at Erickson Beamon, where she worked on high-profile projects alongside Matthew Williamson, Rifat Ozbek, Julien Macdonald, Dries Van Noten and Alexander McQueen, South African-born Kirsten Goss…

clock July 9, 2007Bambina Wise

Fashion Features

Industry Splits on Natural vs. Man-made Diamonds

A debate over man-made diamonds is creating a bit of turbulence in the industry.

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The Chipster Mister bag from Roger Vivier's couture collection.

Fashion Features

Opulence and Decadence Embody Vivier Couture

Cate Blanchett and creepy crawlies may seem unlikely bedfellows, but when Roger Vivier’s creative director, Bruno Frisoni,

clock July 9, 2007Katya Foreman


Analysts: Still Early To Call Barneys’ Fate

Analysts here weighing in on the unsolicited bid for Barneys New York by Fast Retailing Ltd. mostly took a “wait and see” approach to the proposed deal, and at least one other analyst, based in New York, wondered if a third bid from another party…

clock July 9, 2007Koji Hirano and Jeanine Poggi


J. Lindeberg AB Changes Hands

J. Lindeberg AB has been sold to Swedish private equity fund Proventus and Swedish financier Stefan Engström for an undisclosed sum.

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Chrome Legend from Parfums Azzaro.

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Beauty Beat: Parfums Azzaro to Update Its Chrome Classic… Paris Court Rules in Garnier Case

A decade after launching Chrome, Parfums Azzaro is looking to boost the business with the launch this fall of Chrome Legend, a new men’s scent.

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Cuffs by Gillion Carrara.

Fashion Features

Costume Jewelry Gets Dressed Up

The term “costume jewelry” can connote images of grandma’s beaded necklaces and giant clip-on earrings.

clock July 9, 2007Caroline Tell

Valextra's trunk-style bag is designed to fit into the smallest boat closets.

Fashion Features

Cabin Fever Strikes Valextra

Thanks to Valextra’s new bag, codesigned with yacht designer Jean Frers, storing clothes in tiny sailboat cabins will be an easier endeavor.

clock July 9, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Vera Wang

Fashion Features

Vera’s Inner Circle

Will there be ramifications for the designer lingerie business following Vera Wang’s decision to go against the grain and design a secondary line of intimates called Simply Vera, an exclusive label for Kohl’s?

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Fruit Of The Loom


Underwear Battle Heats Up

A turf war between Fruit of the Loom Inc. and Hanesbrands Inc.

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The new Secret Embrace bra by Victoria's Secret.


The Web: Victoria’s Secret’s Crown Jewel

While apparel sales have generally been lackluster for the past year with the exception of the luxe sector, Victoria’ Secret, the $5.1-billion intimate apparel phenomenon, recorded strong results in 2006, according to Leslie H. Wexner, chairman and…

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Charlotte Casiraghi and Princess Caroline of Monaco

Fashion Features

Roman Holiday

Mamma mia! With fireworks, aerial acrobats, a surprise Annie Lennox concert and enough bold-faced names to rival those of awards season, Valentino threw himself an anniversary party over the weekend that was almost as grand and impressive as the…

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The exhibition with the Peace dress at center.

Fashion Features

Time and Again

In ancient Rome, citizens would visit the Ara Pacis – an intricately etched altar built to celebrate peace under Emperor Augustus – and place flowers and fruit on its marble stairs. Leave it to Valentino to surround it with chic.

clock July 9, 2007Courtney Colavita

Longoria's bridal party's clutches.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Lucky ladies… Uptown Boys… Teeing Up…

Eva Longoria was clad in custom-made Chanel and Vera Wang and Boucheron jewelry when she wed basketball player Tony Parker this past weekend in Paris.

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Fashion Features

Berlin Show Week Calendar

Following is the schedule of shows and events connected to the spring 2008 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin. Times and locations are accurate as of press time, but attendees are encouraged to confirm information.

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