Questrom’s New Quest: Retail Exec to help Grow Junior Chain Deb Shops

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Allen Questrom has another project: Deb Shops Inc. Questrom has been tapped for non-executive chairman of the 75 year-old Philadelphia-based juniors chain, which was acquired Friday by Lee Equity Partners for about $395 million.

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An Azzedine Alaia look from spring 2007.

Fashion Features

Alaia Buys Brand Back From Prada

Prada SpA said Friday that it has inked a deal to sell 100 percent of Azzedine Alaia SAS back to the namesake founder.

clock July 30, 2007Amanda Kaiser


In Brief: Carrefour Sells in Portugal…

Carrefour said it would sell its Carrefour stores in Portugal to Sonae Distribuicao for 662 million euros, or $913.6 million at current exchange.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones in Michael Kors.


Taste of Summer

New York foodies are notoriously hard to impress, but many seemed swayed Thursday by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart, who joined Eric Ripert, Drew Nieporent and co-host Martha Stewart at Le Cirque for lunch.

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Snapshot: Latin King

Growing up in Venezuela, Edgar Ramirez imagined that he’d influence the global population through a career in international politics.

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Adam Goldberg


French Kiss

Ever since his breakout part in Richard Linklater’s 1993 “Dazed and Confused,” Adam Goldberg has practically cornered the market for anxious, acerbic and socially challenged supporting roles.

clock July 30, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

Expensive watches from Piaget are in high demand among the wealthy.

Fashion Features

Demand Soars for Six-Figure Watches

Owning a million-dollar home used to signal that one had arrived.

clock July 30, 2007Miles Socha

Gabriel Urist

Fashion Features

Capsule Collections

The antidote to trade show sameness. That’s the way Capsule bills itself, and it seemed to deliver just that.

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The Guess corner at Galeries Lafayette.

Fashion Features

Guess Jewelry Hits Europe

Guess wants to sparkle in Europe.

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Holger Dahmen


Wolford Taking Big Strides as Turnaround Continues

Wolford, known for its black lace, is seeing green.

clock July 30, 2007Caroline Tell

De Beers

Fashion Features

Findings: Male Order… Celebrating Indie Accessories… A New Toy…

De Beers introduced its newest collections this month, including a capsule line of men’s diamond jewelry designed by British jeweler Stephen Webster.

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Eileen West's cotton eyelet pajamas.

Fashion Features

A Full House Set for August Intimates Fair

The 11th session of the Lingerie Americas trade show will feature a record 280 intimate apparel, sleepwear, daywear, at-homewear and swimwear brands.

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Frette's Helena Collection.

Fashion Features

Frette Begins New Era Under Raffin

Frette Inc., the 150-year-old upscale Italian linens, sleepwear, loungewear and home accessories firm, is getting a facelift.

clock July 30, 2007Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

CFDA Launches Business Services Network

The Council of Fashion Designers of America will have more than one reason to celebrate today.

clock July 30, 2007Marc Karimzadeh


Lululemon Shares Rise

Lululemon Athletica Inc. made its initial public offering Friday, raising $327.6 million with 18.2 million shares of common stock priced at $18 each.

clock July 30, 2007Whitney Beckett


Retail Sees Shift in Private Equity Action

Has retailing’s leveraged buyout craze come to a grinding halt?

clock July 30, 2007Erica Owen and Molly Fergus


Foot Locker Shuttering Footquarters Operations

Foot Locker Inc. is shutting down its three-month-old Footquarters operation.

clock July 30, 2007Vicki M. Young


Aeffe First-Half Earnings Reach $7.8 Million

Improvements in operating profits and a tax rate break helped boost Aeffe’s net earnings in the first half to 5.9 million euros, or $7.8 million, a 120.8 percent increase from the same period last year.

clock July 30, 2007Luisa Zargani

Stella McCartney

Fashion Features

McCartney Lingerie Line Set for Spring

Stella McCartney is about to indulge one of her great passions.

clock July 30, 2007Samantha Conti


House OKs Foreign Cargo Scanning Bill

Congress sent President a sweeping security conference report that requires 100 percent scanning of all cargo containers at foreign ports within five years.

clock July 30, 2007Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Active Companies Pull Vick Merchandise

The day after Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick pleaded not guilty to federal dogfighting charges, Nike and Reebok decided to pull merchandise associated with Vick off shelves.

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Memo Pad: New Name… Missing the Target… Stylish List…

Looks like Dudes Inc. got passed over as the name for Dennis Publishing 2.0.

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Allen Questrom


Questrom’s New Quest: Retail Exec to Help Grow Junior Chain Deb Shops

Allen Questrom has another project: Deb Shops Inc.

clock July 30, 2007David Moin

Michael Steven Cannon in 2002.

Fashion Features

Michael Steven Cannon, 53

The fashion and media communities on Saturday lost a longtime pillar with the death of Michael Steven Cannon, former editor at large and men’s fashion…

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Select items from Calmia.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Marionnaud Founder Hit With Fine… Calmia Poised to Expand…

Marcel Frydman, the founder and former chief executive officer of Marionnaud Parfumeries, has been fined 1 million euros, or $1.37 million at current…

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Sienna and Savannah Miller

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Miller Time…

Sisters Sienna and Savannah Miller made a quick trip to New York on Thursday evening to mark the launch of their spring-summer Twenty8Twelve by S. Miller collection.

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Gorjana's Blossom Hoops.

Fashion Features

Gorjana Heading to Asia, Fine Jewelry on Tap

Using celebrities and simple designs as springboards, three-year-old jewelry brand Gorjana is spreading across Asia and angling for a higher-end market.

clock July 30, 2007Rachel Brown


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