Will He Hit or Miz? Mizrahi Joingin Liz Sets Industry Abuzz

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Liz Claiborne's Inc.'s decision to tap Isaac Mizrahi as creative director of the ailing Liz Claiborne brand got a thumbs-up Wednesday from one of the people who perhaps matter most: Terry J. Lundgren, chairman and ceo of Macy's Inc.

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Online Treasure Hunt

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The E. Leclerc ad.


Beauty Beat: E. Leclerc Lashes Out Over Product Pricing… Beiersdorf Profits Slip

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In Brief: Volcom Off… Goody’s Money

Feeling pressure from a weaker consumer spending environment, Volcom Inc. lowered its fourth-quarter earnings outlook Wednesday.

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Fashion Features

Russian Doll

With Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” as a starting point, John Galliano evokes prerevolutionary Russian high society for Christian Dior’s pre-fall collection….

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Catherine Zeta-Jones in Vicky Tiel.


Prize Fighters

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H&M’s Johansson Named As New Head of Design

Hennes & Mauritz is turning a page in its design department.

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Manuel Puig, Nina Ricci


Nina Ricci Taps Puig for Accessories Push

Signaling big plans for Nina Ricci and a new strategic thrust for the Puig Beauty and Fashion Group, Manuel Puig has been named president of Nina Ricci and…

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Designer and Luxury

Chanel Promotes a Pair

Fine-tuning its management here, Chanel said Wednesday it promoted two executives in Europe.

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Aeropostale Discloses SEC Inquiry

Teen apparel retailer A?ropostale Inc. said on Wednesday that the Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation related to activities of…

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A Rihanna umbrella.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Prada Give and Take… Singin’ in the Rain…

Prada is organizing a megabash for 1,000 people on the evening of Feb. 5 at the company’s Broadway flagship in New York during New York Fashion Week.

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Isaac Mizrahi

Designer and Luxury

Will He Hit or Miz? Mizrahi Joining Liz Sets Industry Abuzz

Liz Claiborne Inc.’s decision to tap Isaac Mizrahi as creative director of the ailing Liz Claiborne brand got a thumbs-up.

clock January 17, 2008Marc Karimzadeh and Whitney Beckett and Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Lisa Lockwood

Robertson Boulevard


Writers’ Strike Taking Toll on L.A. Retail

The 11-week-old movie and television writers’ strike is taking a major bite out of fashion retailing here.

clock January 17, 2008Anne Riley-Katz and Marcy Medina

Alber Elbaz, Jonathan Newhouse, Nicolas Ghesquiere and Karl Lagerfeld.


Memo Pad: Man of Letters… From Mags to Books… A Timely Contingent

A veritable Who’s Who of the fashion and publishing worlds ? including Karl Lagerfeld, Stefano Pilati, Alber Elbaz…

clock January 17, 2008Katya Foreman and Irin Carmon and Stephanie D. Smith

Tess Giberson


Tess Giberson Exiting Tse

Tse design director Tess Giberson is leaving the cashmere company.

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Tracy Mullin and Farooq Kathwari


Lackluster Retail Landscape Talk of NRF Conference

At a conference typically dominated by data technology and store gadgetry, the ailing economy and retail’s sharp slowdown took center stage.

clock January 17, 2008David Moin and Sharon Edelson and Cate T. Corcoran

Marketing and Promotion

Shoppers Love Stores Who Love Them

Shoppers are most loyal to retailers with unusual offerings such as child care and online author chats, an IBM survey of more than 19,000 consumers has…

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Thomas McKenna, Cone Denim


Steering Cone to an International Future

Cone Denim, which invested heavily in international expansion over the last three years, is looking for new president Thomas McKenna to position the company…

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Rachel Bilson in the Teens for Jeans PSA.

Marketing and Promotion

A?ropostale Targets Teen Charities

A?ropostale wants to make sure everyone has a pair of jeans, even if it’s not the brand’s own.

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Z Co.'s coal-washed and dark blue skinny styles.


Z Co. Expands With Online Store

Charles Jebara is taking junior denim brand Z Co. into the world of online retailing.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discusses the economy in the Capitol.

Government and Trade

Recession Concerns Permeate Political Scene

Congress is developing several stimulus proposals to jump-start a faltering economy, as indicators point to a severe downturn and possible recession and…

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Marketing and Promotion

American Express Backs CFDA Fashion Fund With $500G Contribution

American Express is supporting emerging designer talent as well as giving shoppers a way to pay for their clothes.

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Imports, Competition Drive Apparel Prices Down 0.9%

Low-cost imports and intense competition between stores helped drive retail prices on women’s apparel down 0.9 percent in 2007 as increases in energy costs…

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