No Clouds Over Luxury: Sales at LVMH Increase 10.3% in Third Quarter

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Crisis? What crisis? Suggesting luxury has been unruffled by recent financial turbulence, LVMH Mo?t Hennessy Louis Vuitton said sales accelerated in the third quarter gaining 10.3 percent.

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A World Bank study found that countries such as China, Egypt and India made reforms that improved the flow of trade.


Top Apparel Exporters Lower Costs

Major textile and apparel exporting nations, led by India, posted significant gains in the last year in lowering costs and simplifying international trade in goods, according to the World Bank’s “Doing Business 2008” report.

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China Argues Removal Of Paper Duties

China urged the U.S. last week to remove a set of preliminary duties imposed on imports of Chinese-made coated paper that it alleges breaches global trade rules.

clock October 16, 2007John Zarocostas

The "green" movement was hard to miss at Insterstoff Asia.


Environmental Issues Dominate Interstoff Asia

Interstoff Asia Essential featured 200 exhibitors showing mostly high-performance fabrics highlighted by one of the industry’s major emerging trends: environmentally friendly fibers, dyes and fabrics.

clock October 16, 2007Constance Haisma-Kwok


Hyosung Invests in Vietnam

Hyosung is looking to Vietnam as the next step in its bid to dethrone Invista and become the world’s largest spandex manufacturer.

clock October 16, 2007Ross Tucker

Per-fekt's Body Perfection Gel.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Anderson’s Goal for Skin: ‘Per-féktion’

Richard Anderson is confident his Per-fékt Beauty products are in a class by themselves. He insists they’re not quite liquid foundations, even though Sephora lists them as such, and not really primers, the group Nordstrom lumps them into.

clock October 16, 2007Rachel Brown

Stacy Dreyfus, president of Y.E.S! Dress for Success Chicago, and Adam Lippes.

Fashion Features

Adam Lippes Gets Boost

Never underestimate the power of Oprah. Adam Lippes, creative director of Adam Adam Lippes, found that out when one eight-minute appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” last spring resulted in some $500,000 in sales in a week – half his annual…

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Iconix to Pay $550G in Rocawear Suit

Iconix Brand Group Inc. agreed to pay a $550,000 civil payment in a lawsuit involving its acquisition of Rocawear.

clock October 16, 2007Liza Casabona

Thakoon Panichgul

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Hogan Taps Thakoon Panichgul

Diego Della Valle has zeroed in on another bright, young New York talent.

clock October 16, 2007Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

CC Girl Deal Puts Komar in Tween Market

The Komar Co. is getting into the growing tween category. Komar, a 100-year-old business based here that markets and distributes women’s lingerie, children’s sleepwear and cosmetics, has acquired CC Girl Inc.

clock October 16, 2007Julee Greenberg


In Brief: WTO Cotton Ruling… Tourism Caveat

A WTO dispute panel on Monday upheld an interim finding that sided with Brazil in its complaint that the U.S. failed to comply with earlier rulings that found its cotton subsidy programs breached WTO rules.

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From left: two Christian Dior dresses and a Maggy Rouff design.

Fashion Features

The Royal Flair of Princess Grace

Twenty-five years after her death, Princess Grace’s style remains a source of inspiration for designers and consumers alike, and Sotheby’s new exhibition “Grace, Princess of Monaco, A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Grace Kelly” should further stoke…

clock October 16, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Nicole Miller's dress for the G&P Foundation.

Fashion Features

Nicole Miller Lends Rich’s Charity a Hand

Nicole Miller is offering her designer touch to a charitable cause.

clock October 16, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Gold vines and acacia wood floors warm the BCBG Max Azria store.


BCBG Aims High on Fifth

Max Azria has never been a man of small ambitions. Azria’s global retail empire includes 386 stores and his ready-to-wear collections continue to grow in diversity.

clock October 16, 2007Sharon Edelson

The new Ugg Australia store on North Rush Street in Chicago.


Ugg Goes for Gold Coast

Ugg Australia unveiled its largest U.S. freestanding store in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood this month, with plans to expand its retail presence domestically and abroad.

clock October 16, 2007Beth Wilson


Memo Pad: Luxury in the ‘Net… More Men… Traveling On

Can luxury brands be successful on the Internet? Some high-end companies have been hesitant to move to the Web for fear of watering down their brands, but Rolex is proving a small investment on the Internet can lead to a high profile.

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Louis Vuitton's vanity case in Monogram Vernis Amarante.


No Clouds Over Luxury: Sales at LVMH Increase 10.3% in Third Quarter

Crisis? What crisis? Suggesting luxury has been unruffled by recent financial turbulence, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said sales accelerated in…

clock October 16, 2007Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Ferragamo Sets Busy Fall Schedule

Ferragamo is stepping up its events for fall. On Monday, the Florentine house staged a runway show in the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul with 600 guests, including Korean star Kim So Yeon, who entered the spotlight at the Venice Film Festival two years…

clock October 16, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Tom Hanks, Miuccia Prada and Rita Wilson.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Prada Honored… L.A. Chick… Dinner Belles

While Los Angeles’ fledgling designers were showing at Smashbox Studios, the city’s fashion and art elite came out to the Hammer Museum’s “Gala in the Garden” Sunday night honoring Miuccia Prada and Mike Kelley.

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Rachel Nichols


Smarty Pants

Models-turned-actresses are a cliché at Hollywood casting calls. But Ivy League-schooled econ majors-turned-models-turned-actresses? Not quite so common.

clock October 16, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

John McDonald


Top of the Food Chain

In the days before Conde Nast editors ordered their burgers — no bun — in the Frank Gehry-designed cantina at 4 Times Square, their unofficial cafeteria was 44, the restaurant in the Royalton hotel.

clock October 16, 2007Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo


Dude, Where’s My Chef?

Apart from the white aprons, there’s little to suggest Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo are classically trained chefs and not just a couple of long-haired skaters.

clock October 16, 2007Marcy Medina

Karen Katz and Burt Tansky

Fashion Features

Dallas Chowboys

Singer Chris Isaak was just about the only one with anything to fret about when Neiman Marcus stretched its 100th anniversary into a two-day celebration that ranged from the Cotton Bowl to a formal ball. Get all the details, and additional online…

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Shopping thoroughfares in Miami.

Fashion Features

Building Better Mousetraps

Developers are refining formats and seeking new growth opportunities.

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A rendering of City Center in Las Vegas.

Fashion Features

In Sync: Retailing and Casinos

From Las Vegas to Macau, the synergy between stores and gaming presents myriad opportunities.

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Neiman Marcus at the Mazza Gallerie was renovated last year.


Chevy Chase’s Retail Resurgence

Luxury is the name of the game in an area with high household incomes and a taste for style.

clock October 16, 2007Kristi Ellis

Jeans in the Hip.e boutique.


Remaking Retail in Miami

Refurbished shopping areas sprout in three neighborhoods.

clock October 16, 2007Rebecca Kleinman


Study Sees Positive Holiday

In face of bearish Christmas forecasts, The Macerich Co. has developed a contrarian point of view on the holiday season.

clock October 16, 2007David Moin

The Village at Queensridge will be built entirely of stone.


Bringing Luxury to the Desert Suburbs

For years, the Strip had all the fun. Now retailers are venturing beyond the glitter.

clock October 16, 2007Sharon Edelson


University Launches Test Center

Philadelphia University is trying to determine whether dangerous levels of toxic chemicals are used in imported apparel and home textiles after recalls of contaminated jewelry, toys and food that have mobilized Congress and the Bush administration.

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