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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 8hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

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Gigi Hadid Dishes On Her Family's Thanksgiving Traditions

There Will Be Pie, Lots of Pie

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A Growing Empire: L’Or?al Agrees to Buy YSL Beaut? for $1.68B

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YSL Beaut? has a new owner in view, and it's none other than L'Or?al. Once the agreement is complete, L'Or?al would obtain a worldwide license for the use of the YSL and Boucheron brands in the fragrance and cosmetics categories.

From This Issue

Emily Mortimer hits the slopes.


Powder Puffs

The stars swirled around Park City and Deer Valley like snowflakes during this year’s Sundance Film Festival, albeit resembling more of a gentle storm than…

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Skin Care

Clinique to Do Specialized Line for Allergan

In the first deal of its kind for the Est??e Lauder Cos. Inc., the firm’s Clinique brand has inked an agreement with Allergan that will result in a…

clock January 24, 2008Julie Naughton

Jean-Paul Agon


A Growing Empire: L’Or?al Agrees to Buy YSL Beaut? for $1.68B

YSL Beaut? has a new owner in view, and it’s none other than L’Or?al.

clock January 24, 2008Jennifer Weil and Miles Socha and Ellen Groves

Valentino's Grand Goodbye

Designer and Luxury

Ciao, Bello

Tout Paris caught the wave as Valentino bid an emotional farewell to a stellar haute couture career that began 45 years ago in his native Italy. His spring…

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Sundance Scoops

Film acquisitions at Sundance were markedly slower this year, with only a handful of deals coming through in the festival’s first six days…

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Emily Blunt


Putting It Bluntly

Having two critically received films at the Sundance Film Festival is a handful for most actors, but having less than 48 hours in town to promote them would…

clock January 24, 2008Marcy Medina

A look from the RM fall ready-to-wear collection.


Sleek Style

Sleek, chic and alluring. Sounds simple enough but plenty difficult for a designer to achieve, yet Roland Mouret did it so beautifully in the RM fall…

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Catherine Deneuve

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Trading Places… Birthday Galore… When Duty Calls…

Could Catherine Deneuve be turning the tables on her career?

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Jean Paul Gaultier


Dream a Little Dream

Hippie mermaids and punk ballerinas – these were the fanciful visions at Jean Paul Gaultier and Givenchy, while Elie Saab pursued what’s currently an even…

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Human Resources

Madewell Names Gigi Guerra As Brand Marketing Director

Gigi Guerra, a 10-year veteran of the magazine industry, has joined Madewell as director of brand marketing, a new position at the J. Crew Group start-up…

clock January 24, 2008David Moin

Mandy Moore, Hilary Swank and Claire Danes.


Partying Vegas-Style for Palazzo, Barneys

A trio of water nymphs performing dance moves in a reflecting pool, three models standing in another pool wearing long gowns – with enough feathers to make…

clock January 24, 2008Sharon Edelson

Tiffany's Michael J. Kowalski, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Dawn M. Martin of SeaWeb.

Marketing and Promotion

SeaWeb Turns to Fashion To Aid Coral Reef Cause

SeaWeb, the ocean conservation organization, is depending on the fashion industry to save coral reefs.

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Coach ceo Lew Frankfort sees the firm well-positioned for the months ahead.


Not Afraid of the ‘R’ Word

At least one major industry executive isn’t pussyfooting around the “R” word: Lew Frankfort, chairman and chief executive of Coach Inc., said the economy is…

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Human Resources

In Brief: PacSun Cuts Unit President… Express Appointment… Jafferjee to Rafa

Pacific Sunwear of California said Wednesday in a regulatory filing that it is eliminating the position of president at its D.e.m.o. subsidiary, which the…

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Jimmy Choo’s Tamara Mellon Files Lawsuit Against Mother

Jimmy Choo founder and president Tamara Mellon filed a $10 million lawsuit Wednesday against her mother, Ann Yeardye, for breach of contract in the sale of…

clock January 24, 2008Liza Casabona

Ingrid Sischy


Sischy, Brant Resign at Interview

Brant to sell her 50 percent interest in company to co-owner, ex-husband Peter Brant.

clock January 24, 2008Lisa Lockwood


Memo Pad: Journalists Vote, Just Not In Public… Eager Words

The Plaza primary took place, fittingly, in the Grand Ballroom, over dessert.

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Shirley MacLaine as Coco Chanel.


La Grande Mademoiselle

Shirley MacLaine takes on fashion legend Coco Chanel. It’s Tuesday morning around 10 o’clock, and Shirley MacLaine is on her knees prepping a model for a…

clock January 24, 2008Jessica Iredale

Heatherette's popularity in juniors is growing.

Fashion Trends

The Evolving Junior Department

When it comes to targeting the junior customer, one thing is certain – companies are in for a real challenge.

clock January 24, 2008Julee Kaplan


Levi’s Extends Original 501 Design Campaign

Levi Strauss & Co. is offering aspiring designers the same opportunity to reimagine the iconic Original 501 Jeans that was offered to contestants on…

clock January 24, 2008Ross Tucker

The new cotton seal.


Cotton Inc. Licenses Updated Trademark

Cotton Inc. is amping up the campaign to improve its environmental image and market cotton as a natural fiber, signing six companies to use its latest…

clock January 24, 2008Ross Tucker


Stuart Weitzman Sues J.C. Penney For Infringement

Stuart Weitzman IP and Stuart Weitzman filed a lawsuit against J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and Mark Tucker Inc. for alleged patent infringement.

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Looks from St. John's fall collection.


St. John Blends Classics and Fresh Styles

When St. John unveiled its fall 2008 collection Tuesday night at the Orange County Performing Arts Center here, there were plenty of classic knit suits -…

clock January 24, 2008Marcy Medina and Anne Riley-Katz

Government and Trade

U.S. Troubles Cast Downbeat Shadow on WEF

The World Economic Forum kicked off here Wednesday with a strong dose of pessimism over the global ramifications of the slowdown in the U.S. economy.

clock January 24, 2008John Zarocostas

A rendering of a regional bus and train hub designed by architect Cesar Pelli to open in San Francisco in 2014.

Real Estate

San Francisco: Bustling by the Bay

San Francisco is buzzing with new development, all while maintaining its green – and fashionable – profile.

clock January 24, 2008Joanna Ramey

Hush, a contemporary boutique on Union Street.

Fashion Trends

San Francisco: What’s In Store For Spring

Independent fashion boutiques are tucked throughout San Francisco’s bustling neighborhood shopping districts. Here’s a sample of specialty women’s stores…

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A Latin-inspired mural in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood.

Real Estate

San Francisco: Riding the Retail Wave

Expanding retail and job growth are driving real estate development.

clock January 24, 2008Joanna Ramey

D-Structure street looks in the Lower Haight.

Real Estate

San Francisco: Taking It to the Streets

It’s easy to see why San Francisco attracts surfers, skateboarders, snowboarders and skiers, since the Pacific Ocean is a quick drive from anywhere in the…

clock January 24, 2008Joanna Ramey

San Francisco: What they are wearing.

Street Style

San Francisco: Vital Statistics

Winter rain storms blowing off the Pacific Ocean also have created a perfect excuse to show off your boots and light winter coats or wraps in the swim of…

clock January 24, 2008Joanna Ramey


Marketing and Promotion

Asia’s Retail Giants

The top apparel and footwear retail companies in China, India and Japan ranked by estimated number of stores in 2007.

clock January 24, 2008Cecily Hall


Today's Must Read

A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

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