Marvin’s Bigger Room: New Traub-Led Group Invest In Williamson

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Marvin Traub is starting yet another chapter in his storied career.

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Two looks from Chesley McLaren.

Fashion Features

Illustrator Draws on Experience

With her new ready-to-wear collection, Chesley McLaren intends to bring to life the fashion illustration for which she is widely known.

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Frank Tell's Audrey dress.

Fashion Features

Frank Tell Ventures Out on His Own

For someone who has only been part of the New York design scene for two years, Frank Tell has certainly made some headway. And now with a little help from a few connected friends, is ready to launch his signature collection.

clock August 28, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Pamella Roland's Peppermint Patty-inspired design.

Fashion Features

Good Grief! Peanuts Hits the Runway

The Peanuts Gallery, not just Snoopy, are providing plenty of inspiration for the Sept. 7 MetLife Snoopy in Fashion event in Bryant Park in Manhattan.

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A Neil Bieff look.

Fashion Features

Neil Bieff Ready for a Second Act

In January, Neil Bieff had a media moment when he wardrobed New York State’s first lady, Silda Spitzer, for her husband Eliot’s inauguration as governor.

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Donna Karan in Urban Zen.


Ray of Light

Friday night in East Hampton, Donna Karan and the Cinema Society feted Kris Carr, a 36-year-old woman with 23 slow-growing tumors in her stomach and lungs. And as any of the attendees would have told you, the evening was anything but glum.

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A&F’s Hollister Comes to SoHo

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. said Monday that it will open a Hollister Co. flagship at 600 Broadway in New York’s SoHo in spring 2009.

clock August 28, 2007Sharon Edelson


DVF Forms VP, Global Image Post

Alixe Boyer has joined Diane von Furstenberg as vice president, global image director

clock August 28, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg


Wal-Mart Job Reflects Strategic Shift

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is looking to hire an executive with merger and acquisition expertise to develop a “comprehensive multiformat strategy” that includes proposing new retail concepts.

clock August 28, 2007Katherine Bowers

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Trovata Sets New Course

Trovata is sailing into a new phase, launching its first retail store here after the breakup of the four founders of the contemporary brand.

clock August 28, 2007Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: London, Mate… Skeleton Crew… Noise Makers…

No one can claim to be more international when it comes to staging fashion shows than Karl Lagerfeld, who has done them in locales ranging from New York to Tokyo

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The China Fallout: Greater Scrutiny and Rising Costs

Sourcing executives in the U.S. apparel industry believe that existing quality assurance and testing programs will prevent the Made in China label from becoming a liability, although the troubles of other industries may translate into higher costs.

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Retail buyers on the floor at WWDMAGIC.


Buyers Reassess Game Plans at WWDMAGIC

Retailers and manufacturers at WWDMAGIC said Monday that they were adjusting strategies while searching for items that would strike an emotional chord with customers.

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Grammy Award winner Gretchen Wilson performs at Glamorama.

Fashion Features

A Fashion Hoedown Comes to Macy’s

Although country crooners and tomorrow’s trendy togs may seem like strange bedfellows, they came together Friday night here at Macy’s Glamorama 2007, “The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful”.

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Richard Cohen


Cohen Takes Stake in Robert Talbott

Richard Cohen, the previous chief executive officer of St. John who made his mark building the Ermenegildo Zegna North America business into a powerhouse men’s luxury label, has taken a partnership stake in Robert Talbott Inc., and will serve as…

clock August 28, 2007Jean E. Palmieri


China Export Move Could Impact Trade Surplus

China’s recent decision to curb exports by requiring export deposits could dampen the country’s burgeoning and politically sensitive trade surplus with the U.S., officials say.

clock August 28, 2007Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Evan Clark

Fashion Features

In Brief: Bloomingdale’s Appointment… Visconti to New York & Co…

– BLOOMINGDALE’S APPOINTMENT: Bloomingdale’s has named Brooke Jaffe Scott as fashion director for fashion accessories, reporting to Stephanie Solomon, vice president for fashion direction. Scott has been accessories editor for In…

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A look from Williamson's fall 2007 collection.


New Traub-Led Group Invests in Williamson

The former chairman and chief executive officer of Bloomingdale’s has partnered with Mortimer Singer and Aslaug Magnusdottir to create TSM Capital.

clock August 28, 2007Marc Karimzadeh and Samantha Conti


Stein Mart Names New CEO

Linda McFarland Farthing has been named president and chief executive officer of the company succeeding Michael Fisher, who resigned from the post he’d held since 2003

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Memo Pad: Open Season… One More Title…

The great democratization of criticism promised by the Internet is in full swing, even on blogs run by major media organizations.

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Ohio Dennis Kucinich Speaks on Trade Issues

Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich said canceling the North American Free Trade Agreement and withdrawing from the World Trade Organization should be the first steps in making domestic apparel manufacturers more competitive globally.

clock August 28, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

An image from MCM's fall ad campaign.


MCM Relaunching in U.S.

Just when you thought the handbag market couldn’t get more competitive, an old faithful is making a comeback.

clock August 28, 2007Sophia Chabbott

An Oasis unit.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Face Boutique Sets Expansion… Heavier Scents Strong in U.K.

Baugur Group , a major player on the British retail and fashion scenes, has its sights set on the U.S.

clock August 28, 2007Samantha Conti

An Oasis unit.


Baugur Banking on Growing Brands

Baugur Group has its sights set on the U.S.

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