Mizrahi’s Major Move: Isaac Tapped to Design Liz Claiborne Women’s

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Mizrahi is leaving Target — the venue that introduced him to the mainstream customer — at the end of this year and will become creative director for all categories of the better-priced women's Liz Claiborne brand, beginning in spring 2009.

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Robert C. Skinner Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Kellwood.


Kellwood to Shareholders: Hold On

Kellwood Co.’s shares rose 10 percent Tuesday to close at $18.12 on the New York Stock Exchange after Sun Capital Securities Group LLC repeated for the…

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Isaac Mizrahi

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Mizrahi’s Major Move: Isaac Tapped to Design Liz Claiborne Women’s

Liz Claiborne Inc. has enlisted Isaac Mizrahi to rescue its struggling flagship brand.

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A spring 2008 look from Burberry Prorsum.


Burberry 3Q Revenues Rise

Revenues at Burberry rose 23.3 percent to 254 million pounds, or $519.6 million, from 206 million pounds, or $394.6 million, in the third quarter, boosted…

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In Brief: Gap’s New Deal… Exit At Loehmann’s… Delivering Fashion

Gap Inc. on Tuesday said it signed a franchising agreement with the Marinopoulos Group to bring the Gap and Banana Republic to Greece, Romania, Bulgaria,…

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A Nina Ricci by Olivier Theyskens dress that blends knit alpaca into woven wool and nylon.


Dream Girl

Olivier Theyskens knows how to make a statement, even if it’s a quiet one. That’s exactly what he did at his pre-fall show for Nina Ricci, musing on, he…

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Discounters may be the beneficiaries in a bad climate.


Winners Poised to Emerge in Down Market

With all the bad news on the retail front these days, it’s clear there are many losers in the industry. But there might also be winners who can capitalize…

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The home pages for Juliana...


Worth Buys In-home Competitor Juliana

The Worth Collection Ltd. has acquired Home Marketing Associates Inc., owner of Worth’s competitor in the direct shopping channel Juliana Collezione, in order to become a bigger player in the in-home shopping industry.

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A cropped leather jacket from Ever.


Storm Warning: Dip Dictates Buying at L.A. Market

Anxiety about the slowing U.S. economy sent a chill through the summer-focused contemporary fashion market that ended here Tuesday, as retail buyers narrowed their orders to easy-wearing and marketable clothing.

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USTR Schwab Tours St. John

For Susan Schwab, the Bush administration’s chief trade negotiator, a trip to California last week had an essential element — fashion.

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Print dresses were hits, like Elan at FAME...

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Buyers Write Immediate Orders for Print Dresses

It’s not all doom and gloom. After holding off on spring orders at earlier shows, buyers came back with substantial immediate orders at January’s installment of Moda Manhattan and FAME.

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Martina Hingis

Fashion Features

News Reel: Kenneth Cole Show Delay… Good Deeds From Eileen Fisher…

Kenneth Cole New York is taking another season off the runway. Once a mainstay as the first show of New York Fashion Week, Cole’s last show was in February 2006.

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Stephen I. Sadove, Jon Asgeir Johannesson and Gilbert Harrison.


Financo Dinner Draws Retail Heavyweights

Call it hustle and flow. That was the game at the 18th Annual Merchandising Industry Chief Executives seminar and dinner, hosted by Financo Inc. at the Harmonie Club…

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The Bargain Bin

Carl Icahn take note: There are a lot of bargain stocks in the retail sector right now.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Guthy-Renker Buys Modern Health Labs

Guthy-Renker has stepped up to the acquisition plate with a $15.7 million deal for Modern Health Labs, which is known for its Scalp Med brand of hair growth products.

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BCBG in Deal For Dorotennis

BCBG Max Azria Group has acquired French sportswear brand Dorotennis from European investment firm Argos Soditic. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Guitar Hero… Natural Woman… Saunders to Hit Target…

After thrusting Mikhail Gorbachev into the fashion spotlight with its award-winning “core values” campaign, it looks like Louis Vuitton has gone casting in the world of rock ‘n’ roll for its next personality.

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Industry Retail Sales Off in Dec.

Sales at apparel and accessories stores fell a seasonally adjusted 2 percent in December, while department store sales dipped 0.4 percent, amid heightening anxiety the economy is on the brink of a recession.

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Wholesale Apparel Prices Flat

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Diesel Goes Between the Sheets

Stone-washed denim sheets? Whether or not that becomes an actual collection, Diesel chief Renzo Rosso has signed a five-year license with Italy’s main home…

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A look from Neil Barrett.


Neil Barrett Eyes Growth For Women’s Line, Retail

Neil Barrett is plotting a busy year, including new retailing projects, a structured expansion in the Asian market and the launch of an accessories line for…

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Memo Pad: New Titles All Around… From Print to Web… It’s Oprah’s World

Conde Nast Publications Inc. just keeps shuffling the deck, with another set of changes revealed Tuesday afternoon: Marc Berger, Details associate…

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