A Retail Blockbuster: KKR Courting Macy’s With $24 Billion Offer

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As Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts is set to launch its initial public offering, the private equity giant is said to be looking to make a big splash by acquiring Macy's Inc.

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A summer look by Chiemsee.

Fashion Features

Sport-Fashion Specialty Stores Thrive in Europe

Fashionable Europeans are giving their credit cards a workout at a new wave of innovative sports apparel boutiques.

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Jones Launches Eco-friendly J Line

Jones New York is jumping on the hybrid bandwagon with a green-friendly new line.

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A rendering of the Love Culture store prototype.

Fashion Features

Chain Aims to Tap Into U.S. Teen Culture

Love Culture, a new concept aimed teens, has embarked on an ambitious retail plan, including opening 200 to 300 U.S. stores in less than a decade.

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Kate Moss in the new Longchamp campaign

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Kate’s First Dibs… Leaving Vuitton… Garrard Gives Up Crown…

Kate Moss was given the prototype of the $980 Legende handbag she modeled.

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Bottega Veneta in Florence.


Former Bank Houses Bottega Veneta Unit

Bottega Veneta celebrated its newest store in the heart of this Renaissance city last month.

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Save the Garment Center pins will be distributed today.


Garment Group Pins Hope to New Initiative

A coalition of industry businesses is trying to stall gentrification of the Garment District here, and is launching an initiative today to draw attention to its efforts.

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The Warhol scent.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Bond No. 9 to Introduce Warhol, Saks Fragrances

Bond No. 9, which has built a business with fragrances named after New York neighborhoods, is broadening its horizons by looking to the world of art and retail with the launch of Andy Warhol and Saks Fifth Avenue scents.

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Kimora Lee Simmons


Memo Pad: Updating Your Portfolio… Lives Of The Rich And Fabulous… Working Beauty…

The four-month hiatus between Portfolio’s first two issues is about to end.

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Helmut Lang and BCBG will join Theory and Diabless on the western blocks of Melrose Avenue.


Retailers Zero In on Chic L.A. Shopping Spots

The space crunch for new stores in established shopping districts here is pushing new national and independent retailers to find the next cutting-edge retail neighborhood — and two appear to be emerging.

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Macy's Herald Square flagship


A Retail Blockbuster: KKR Courting Macy’s With $24 Billion Offer

As Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts is set to launch its initial public offering, the private equity giant is said to be looking to make a big splash by acquiring…

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Francois-Henri Pinault

Fashion Features

PPR Gains Control of Puma

Step aside, Gucci loafers, PPR executives are trying on Puma sneakers for size.

clock July 18, 2007Emilie Marsh

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Deadline Nears for Barneys Bids

The clock is ticking as the July 22 deadline approaches for any other third-party bidders for Barneys New York.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Port Labor Talks… Arabov Trial Pushed Back… Akris Hires…

A potential work stoppage at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was on hold pending the resumption of contract talks today between a clerical union and shipping companies.

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Fashion Features

Sportswear Designer Toni Howard

Sportswear designer Toni Howard died of lung cancer Thursday at the Shirley Goodman and Himan Brown Hospice Residence here, said her daughter, Lisa Goding….

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Fashion Features

Nike, Lance Armstrong To Do Livestrong Line

Capitalizing on the success of the ubiquitous yellow wristband, Nike and seventime Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong are teaming up again to launch a Livestrong collection of apparel, accessories and footwear for women, men and kids.

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Hermès Buys Balance of Soficuir

In a move to shore up production, Hermes, the French luxury firm, said it would acquire the outstanding stake in Soficuir International, which specializes in supply and tanning of precious leathers.

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Apparel Prices Post Slight Gain for June

Wholesale prices on U.S.-made women’s and girls’ apparel inched up a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in June, compared with May, and increased 1 percent versus a year ago

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Fashion Features

Security Committee Adamant on Screening

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Tuesday there was no room for compromise on a proposal to require 100 percent scanning of U.S.-bound cargo containers at foreign ports.

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The Trunk show included runway footage and interviews.

Fashion Features

Net-a-porter Takes Mouret Trunk Show Virtual

Net-a-porter has offered a glimpse of where online retail is going with a virtual trunk show.

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