Making Fakes in the USA: Counterfeiters Step Up Domestic Manufacturing

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American production is seeing an uptick ? unfortunately, it's the wrong kind. A federal crackdown on counterfeit imports could driving an increase in domestic output of fake merchandise, according to investigators and industry executives.

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BNG's taffeta kimono jacket.

Fashion Features

International Brands Add Edge to Atelier

Lifestyle brands at the Atelier Designer Collections embraced the casual comfort aesthetic customarily found at the show, while a slew of international companies exhibited more avant-garde designs.

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Ann McKenna's handloomed knit sweater and bias chiffon skirt.

Fashion Features

PDC Taps Into West Coast Vibe

There was a fusion of both classic casual sportswear and eveningwear at the Pacific Designer Collections trade show at the Double Tree Suites Hotel here.

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Michael Clinton


Memo Pad: Fanning the Flame… Expanding the Portfolio… In Style…

Vogue’s publishing director Tom Florio said the magazine would continue to practice “our right of freedom of the press,” but encouraged Capps to pass…

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Henry Segerstrom


South Coast Plaza: Ever-Changing at 40

South Coast Plaza, the luxury retail center built on former lima bean fields here that is marking its 40th anniversary, is always evolving.

clock October 3, 2007Marcy Medina

Julou's keyhole tunic over a ruched tank.

Fashion Features

High-Fashion Choices for Expectant Moms

If there was a lesson to be learned at the second biannual MOM2B trade show, it was that pregnant women don’t want to lose their fashion edge.

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Rachel Smith, Riyo Mori and Hilary Carol Cruz.

Fashion Features

West Watch: Gen Art Turns 10… Beauty Queen Jeans…

A decade after its first Fresh Faces in Fashion event in Los Angeles, Gen Art still has a knack for creating buzz for the accessories and clothing designers…

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The College Point location had four embroidery machines in use.

Fashion Features

Making Fakes in the USA: Counterfeiters Step Up Domestic Manufacturing

American production is seeing an uptick – unfortunately, it’s the wrong kind.

clock October 3, 2007Ross Tucker and Liza Casabona

Beauty Features

Beiersdorf Expanding China Presence With Purchase of C-Bons Hair Care

Beiersdorf AG has just gotten closer to acquiring a slice of the Chinese hair care market.

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A look from Tennille White.

Fashion Features

Chicago’s Fashion Focus Continuing Its Evolution

Chicago’s fledgling fashion week, Fashion Focus 2007, is growing up.

clock October 3, 2007Beth Wilson

Diamond in the Rough's 305-carat gem, ready to be custom-mounted in a necklace.


Neiman’s Book of Christmas Dreams

Fantasy lives at Neiman Marcus – especially for holiday.

clock October 3, 2007Holly Haber

Giambattista Valli and a model in a look from his upcoming collection, to be shown Thursday.

Fashion Features

Giambattista Valli Finding Success His Way

He has Victoria Beckham and Mischa Barton on speed dial, and his name has been bandied about as a contender for a recent round of coveted designer jobs, namely Halston, Valentino and Ferre.

clock October 3, 2007Katya Foreman


Links of London Founders To Be Back After a Pause

Links of London founders John Ayton and Annoushka Ducas haven’t lost their entrepreneurial fire.

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Stella McCartney Swings to a Profit

Stella McCartney Ltd. has posted its first profit – a year before the deadline imposed by its parent, Gucci Group.

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Irina Lazareanu

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: An Important Engagement… Transformers… Next-Generation Fendi…

Irina Lazareanu, the Canadian model-cum-singer, soon will be walking down an aisle, not a runway.

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Kohl’s Reveals Growth Plan

Kohl’s Corp. unveiled plans to open 1,400 stores by 2012 as part of the company’s five-year strategic growth plan.

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Ralph Lauren, chairman and ceo, Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.


WWD/DNR Apparel CEO Summit Lineup Set

Consumer spending is steady. Corporate profits are up. And the stock market has rebounded.

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In Brief: Times Twenty… Nike Global Design… Lafayette Rising…

Brides magazine turned to its regulars to develop an initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness month this month.

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