Their Day in Court: Bad Girls Turn Chic ? and Brands Get Buzz

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Being bad never looked so good. Where once the path to the courthouse was viewed as the ultimate walk of shame, for a certain set it's now quickly becoming the ne plus ultra venue to make statement a style.

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A polyester blend printed dress.

Fashion Features

Badgley Mischka Goes Platinum With Dresses

Mark Badgley and James Mischka, who built their business with red-carpet eveningwear, are lightening things up with a daytime dress label.

clock August 21, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

A scallop-pleated top and blue skirt from the spring line.

Fashion Features

Fiandaca’s Comeback Kid: Alexandra Lind Rose

After a three-year break, Alexandra Lind Rose is back on the scene designing a new signature collection for Fiandaca for women much like herself, who are busy with their work, social calendars and family lives

clock August 21, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

The exterior of the new J.Mendel store in Moscow.


J.Mendel’s Russian Run

In October, Gilles Mendel aims to tap into Russia’s estimated $720 million luxury goods market by opening a freestanding J.Mendel store in Moscow.

clock August 21, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Deree Kobets in her eco-friendly children's specialty store, Grow.


Chicago’s Retail Scene Gets Child-Friendly

If you build it, they will come. At least, that’s what has happened in family-friendly neighborhoods here, where a flurry of new children’s specialty stores have opened, enjoying enough success to give retailers ideas about expansion.

clock August 21, 2007Beth Wilson

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: French Invasion… Latest In Target…

France’s president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and his wife, Cécilia, ruffled a few French feathers last May when they chose their inaugural wardrobe at Prada.

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Memo Pad: Taste Of The East… Still A Big Name… Laying An Egg?…

Wine in China tends to be of the 60-proof variety and, as for food, it’s a nation where dog, jellyfish and a whole chicken — head included — are considered delicacies.

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A work by Valerie Roy, who collaborated on Tomorrowland's fall-winter 2004 catalogue.


Selling Art With Fashion in Tokyo

The roles of art galleries and specialty boutiques have always been clearly defined.

clock August 21, 2007Akira Miura

A Steinunn Sigurd design.

Fashion Features

Iceland’s Sigurd Returns to N.Y.

Icelandic designer Steinunn Sigurd is making her U.S. debut this afternoon at Takashimaya in New York, and it’s a homecoming, too.

clock August 21, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Théallet Keeps Light and Luxurious

Sophie Théallet knows a thing or two about luxurious craftsmanship.

clock August 21, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Their Day in Court: Bad Girls Turn Chic – and Brands Get Buzz

Being bad never looked so good. Where once the path to the courthouse was viewed as the ultimate walk of shame.

clock August 21, 2007Marc Karimzadeh and Julee Greenberg


Blackstone Buys Majority of Indian Firm

The Blackstone Group is investing as much as $165 million to buy up to a 70.1 percent stake in Gokaldas Exports Inc.

clock August 21, 2007Vicki M. Young


Levi’s Adopts RFID in 40 Stores

Levi Strauss & Co. is rolling out radio frequency identification tags in 40 of its stores in Mexico to speed checkout and manage inventory. It is one of the largest deployments of the tags on sales-floor clothing.

clock August 21, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

Fashion Features

Exec Moves at Hampshire Group

Patrick Groenendaal has been appointed to the new post of vice president and creative director of Hampshire Group Ltd., the diversified women’s and men’s sweater company.

clock August 21, 2007Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

In Brief: Nike Makes Moves… Abboud’s Asian Deal…

Nike Inc. is shifting the heads of the Nike brand’s two largest regional apparel businesses, which represent more than three-quarters of the group’s almost $4.6 billion in global apparel revenues

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Human Resources

John Belk, Built Retail Giant

John Montgomery Belk, who died Friday at 87, molded the family-owned Belk department store chain into a retail empire in the South.

clock August 21, 2007David Moin and Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

New Zealand Initiates Formaldehyde Investigation

New Zealand’s Consumer Affairs Ministry said Monday that it launched an “urgent investigation” of apparel imports after the disclosure that as much as 900 times the safe level of formaldehyde was found in goods from China.

clock August 21, 2007Evan Clark

Rachel Louise Snyder

Fashion Features

New Book Looks at the People, Places Behind Denim

A search for the word denim on yields more than 26,000 books on the subject and most are either do-it-yourself manuals on how to style your own jeans or chronicles of the fabric’s American roots.

clock August 21, 2007Ross Tucker

Donovan Leitch and his daughter, Violet.


Brothers & Sisters

As far as celebrity turnouts go for Hamptons affairs, no event this season quite rivaled the Saturday night Cinema Society screening of “The Good Night,” the debut film from Jake Paltrow.

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An ad for the new Hugo Boss scents.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Borba Signs Pact With Anheuser-Busch… Boss’ Take on Relationships… Cowshed Coming to London…

A week after Liberty Media Corp. announced it acquired a stake in the Borba skin care brand, the investment has gotten a little sweeter.

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