A Broader Footprint: Bloomingdale’s Eyes More Sites, Concepts

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Bloomingdale's isn't about to take a breather in its expansion spree.

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Aerin Lauder and Michael Kors


Study Break

With less than two weeks until the start of the New York collections, designers dropped everything for a dinner at Wakiya in the Gramercy Park Hotel in honor of defending U.S. Open champ Roger Federer.

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A banquette at Los Dados.

Fashion Features

Lucky Number Seven

While East Side Mexican food lovers in New York have chic taquerias like La Esquina, West Siders have long known the only recourse for their late-night cravings is the 14th Street taco truck.

clock August 27, 2007Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Urban Healing Pods are in House of Fraser doors.

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Beauty Beat: Farmacia Expands Its Holistic Reach

Starting this month, the British retailer and holistic health-and-beauty brand is strengthening its high street presence by introducing Urban Healing Pods in House of Fraser doors, expanding its existing department store concessions and revamping its…

clock August 27, 2007Brid Costello

Lambrecht's buyer and cfo Donna Lambrecht shops WWDMAGIC for lines not sold elsewhere in her region.

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Land of Plenty

The broad scope of WWDMAGIC allows retailers to find lines to meet their every need.

clock August 27, 2007Rebecca Kleinman

Lead problems are weighing jewelers down.


Industry Tackles Nationwide Lead Policy

The accessories industry has a lead problem — which could get it caught up in the furor over China and product safety.

clock August 27, 2007Caroline Tell

Rock Revolution's cotton and spandex pants.

Fashion Features

Combined Efforts

Contemporary makers are putting more effort into young contemporary offerings, and hope to attract customers graduating from the junior market.

clock August 27, 2007Elizabeth Thurman

BB Dakota's silk and cotton dress and cotton dress and Bungalow 360's cotton bag.

Fashion Features

Safe Haven

The fast-growing junior market provides hope for manufacturers in an uneasy retail climate.

clock August 27, 2007Chloe Popescu

Carole Hochman Midnight's matte and shine chemise of satin and Modal.


August Innerwear Market Packed With Buyers

The spring-summer market turned out to be the busiest and most trafficked of the year.

clock August 27, 2007Karyn Monget

Simona Collezioni's powder coated resin, dipped metal and velvet chain necklace.

Fashion Features


Accessory makers are becoming jacks of all trades, meeting customer demand for all manner of products.

clock August 27, 2007Kavita Daswani

A new format: A rendering of the home floor in the Chevy Chase, Md., store.


Bloomingdale’s Eyes More Sites, Concepts

Bloomingdale’s isn’t about to take a breather in its expansion spree.

clock August 27, 2007David Moin

Mesmerize's polyester and spandex dress.

Fashion Features

Sales Plans

Women’s sportswear companies look to new retail outlets and unique products to stand out in the market.

clock August 27, 2007Beth Wilson

Skull-print shorts and T-shirt by Micro Me.

Fashion Features

Little Giants

Small independent vendors with unique products drive big gains in the children’s wear market.

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Cyn & Luca's polyamide and elastane bikini.

Fashion Features

Swept Up

Demand for separates and celebrity influence drive an increase in swimsuit prices.

clock August 27, 2007Rachel Brown

Georgio Fur's rabbit fur backpack and Blue Plate's gold beaded and metal necklace.

Fashion Features

Climate Change

Outerwear makers adapt as warmer weather puts a crimp in business.

clock August 27, 2007Kavita Daswani

Big-box and discount retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are trailing the S&P 500, but outperforming the overall retail sector.


Discounters Rise Above Tepid Retail Sector

While retailers are feeling consumers penny pinch, shares of discount chains are faring better than their full-priced and upscale counterparts.

clock August 27, 2007Erica Owen

Verdina's cotton top and shorts.

Fashion Features

Keeping It Fresh

Competition and customer demand drive the casual lifestyle marketplace.

clock August 27, 2007Melanie Lasoff Levs


Retail Index Sees 2% Boost on B-t-s, Summer Sales

Stocks closed higher on Friday after several key economic reports came in better than expected, boosting investor confidence in the economy’s overall health.

clock August 27, 2007Erica Owen

The cover of the September Paper issue.


Memo Pad: Emap’s big Break Up… Artful Cause… Mad About Mad Men…

It looks as if Emap, the British publishing giant, will be a much smaller beast — or not exist at all — by year’s end.

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Fashion Features

Nicole Miller to Go Fur-Free

Responding to NYC Animal Rights’ plans to rally outside her Sept. 5 show, Nicole Miller took matters into her own hands Friday, spelling out her company’s miniscule use of fur this year and plans to be fur-free starting in the spring.

clock August 27, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg


Kellwood Promotes Kimora Lee

Kimora Lee Simmons was promoted to creative director of the brand Friday just one day after her husband Russell exited the Kellwood Co.-owned company.

clock August 27, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

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Ann Taylor Earnings Sink 27% in Q2

AnnTaylor Stores Corp. reported a 27 percent drop in second-quarter earnings on Friday.

clock August 27, 2007Jeanine Poggi

More than 4,200 exhibitors are expected to show at the MAGIC Marketplace.

Fashion Features

MAGIC Marketplace

Las Vegas Convention Center & Las Vegas Hilton, Aug. 27-30, 2007

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A Black Fleece bestseller from the Brooks Bros. trunk show.


Brooks Bros.’ Hopes High for Black Fleece

Will the sales match the hype? That inevitable question is about to be answered.

clock August 27, 2007David Moin and Jean E. Palmieri

Mark Birley

Fashion Features

Mark Birley Dies at 77

Mark Birley, a true English gentleman who founded the legendary London clubs Annabel’s and Harry’s Bar, died Friday at age 77.

clock August 27, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Big Night… MySpace Fashion…

Ralph Lauren is a born and bred New Yorker, so where better to mark his 40th year in fashion than in Central Park?

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Strip House


Party Town

Las Vegas lives up to its reputation as the world’s entertainment capital.

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A scoopneck bodysuit by Kersh.

Fashion Features

Go Canada

Canadian clothing companies take aim at customers seeking contemporary looks with misses’ fits.

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In Brief: Madden Expansion…

A Steven by Steve Madden boutique is slated to open next month at 355 Bleecker Street in lower Manhattan.

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