Singing Holdiay Blues: European Retailers On Edge About Season

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Just like their U.S. counterparts, European retailers are waiting to see whether the holiday shopping pageant will be a comedy or a tragedy as the season heads to a denouement.

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A fall 2008 Vittadini look.


Adrienne Vittadini Gets Back in the Game

Adrienne Vittadini is relaunching for fall, hoping to fill gaps in the changing bridge floor.

clock December 12, 2007Whitney Beckett

Club Monaco

Marketing and Promotion

Knits: Not Just for Stockings This Holiday

From dresses to leggings and, of course, sweaters, knits are big sellers this holiday.

clock December 12, 2007Whitney Beckett

Ferragamo designer Massimiliano Giornetti in front of Marlene Dumas' "The Messengers" (1992).

Designer and Luxury

Ferragamo Helps Fete Boston Art Institute

With its sleek building and growing clout in the international arts scene, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston has become a hot spot for the city’s PYTs.

clock December 12, 2007Katherine Bowers


New Site Storeadore’s Shopping Community

New online shopping service invites women to shop and share insights about the best fashion, beauty, accessories and furniture boutiques in…

clock December 12, 2007Sarah Perpich

Joie owner and creative director Serge Azria with model wearing a spring look.

Ready To Wear

Evolving Joie: Contemporary Label Expands Horizons

Serge Azria, owner and creative director of the contemporary label Joie, rolls a red-colored rock in his hands as a reminder of what he wants for his…

clock December 12, 2007Khanh T.L. Tran

Interior of Foley + Corinna's Melrose Avenue store.

Ready To Wear

Foley + Corinna Finds Home on Melrose Ave.

The founders of Foley + Corinna know what they want when they see it.

clock December 12, 2007Anne Riley-Katz

An image from French Connection's spring campaign.


Memo Pad: Live on TV… Enough with Controversy… Blue Jeans…

“‘Tis the season to deck the halls, Blueprint-style,” intones the announcer in a Web video teaser for the “Martha Stewart Show” set to air today.

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Industry Backs Book Touting Green Push

Members of the fashion industry have rallied behind a new book, “FutureFashion White Papers,” that champions sustainability.

clock December 12, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg


Rick Leto Exits Mervyns

Mervyns’ chief executive officer Rick Leto has resigned after three years on the job.

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The holiday scene at Le Bon Marche in Paris.


Singing Holiday Blues: European Retailers On Edge About Season

Just like their U.S. counterparts, European retailers are waiting to see whether the holiday shopping pageant will be a comedy or a tragedy as the season…

clock December 12, 2007Robert Murphy and Nina Jones and Damien McGuinness and Francesca Vuotto


French to Debate Bill Allowing Sunday Selling, Discounts

Will French retailers finally get the green light to open every Sunday?

clock December 12, 2007Robert Murphy

Gift cards of Wal-Mart, Target, Kohl's, Nordstrom and Abercrombie & Fitch are among the 18 store gift cards recommended this year in one consumer protection group's new study.


Gift Cards Are Hot (So Are Fakes)

Consumers are expected to dish out $26 billion to $30 billion on gift cards this holiday season, but there’s a potential downside to their success:…

clock December 12, 2007Valerie Seckler

Here, Badgley Mischka Platinum's hand-painted silk dress.


Budding Beauty

Is everything coming up roses for Mark Badgley and James Mischka? That appears to be the case in their pre-fall collection, which the designers are showing…

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Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Warhol Does Denim… The Life Aquatic…Those in Glass Houses…

It’s no secret Andy Warhol got a lot longer than his 15 minutes of fame – or that he was all about commercialism.

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Human Resources

Kellogg Named to Tahari Post

Susan Kellogg has been tapped as chief executive officer of the Elie Tahari Collection division of Eli Tahari Ltd.

clock December 12, 2007Marc Karimzadeh


Damiani Going Grand in Ginza

Damiani is relocating its store on Namiki Street in the Ginza here in March to a 15,000-square-foot flagship that will be seven times larger than the…

clock December 12, 2007Akira Miura

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Beauty Beat: Ulta Profits Increase 16 Percent

Beauty retailer Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc., which reported financial results for the first time as a public company Tuesday, posted robust…

clock December 12, 2007Matthew W. Evans

A Jaeger London look for fall 2007.

Designer and Luxury

Jaeger Makes Moves To Reinforce Image

Jaeger is aiming to raise its profile and make inroads into international markets, including the U.S.

clock December 12, 2007Lucie Greene


Retail Shares Slide Following Fed Move

The Federal Reserve’s move to cut the primary interest rate on Tuesday by a quarter percent to 4.25 sent stocks plummeting in afternoon trading.

clock December 12, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Inside Gant's Fifth Avenue flagship.


Maus Freres Targets Gant With Hostile Bid

Maus Freres SA, the Swiss retail group that owns the Lacoste brand, has launched a 5.2 billion Swedish kronor, or $810.8 million, hostile bid for Gant, the…

clock December 12, 2007Robert Murphy

Marketing and Promotion

In Brief: American Apparel Deal Set to Close… Fila Signs Szavay…

A year after announcing plans to acquire vertical manufacturer and retailer American Apparel, New York investment firm Endeavor Acquisition Corp. said its…

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