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The Power of Paris: Suites, Jewelry, LBDs Leave Buyers Upbeat

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Bookended by strong collections from Balenciaga and Lanvin, Paris Fashion Week delivered enough fashion excitement to leave retailers smiling.

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One of Alber Elbaz's imaginative uses of the trimmings: a blouse and slender, side-ruffled skirt, worn with an imposing Art Deco-style necklace and leather gloves.

Fashion Features

Ribbon Development

“They have a good connotation,” said Alber Elbaz of the ribbon theme he used for his Lanvin fall collection. “Gifts, connecting things.” The motif played itself out in everything from T-shirt style tops to elegant cocktail dresses.

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Dita Von Teese

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: In Character… Let’s Go Crazy… A Royal Tee?…

Zhang Ziyi will be putting away her swords and flexing her funny bone in her next picture, “Lost for Words.”

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Designer and Luxury

The Power of Paris: Suits, Jewelry, LBDs Leave Buyers Upbeat

Bookended by strong collections from Balenciaga and Lanvin, Paris Fashion Week delivered enough fashion excitement to leave retailers smiling.

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Limi Feu

Fashion Features

Fresh Polish

To those critics who mentioned Limi Yamamoto’s close aping of her daddy’s ethos in her Paris debut last season, this collection offered up a retort: So what? Like father, like daughter.

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Ralph Esmerian


Judge Rules on Esmerian Jewelry Sale

A New York Supreme Court hearing last week resembled a horse-trading session of sorts when a judge divvied up how to sell off millions of dollars of jewelry that Ralph Esmerian, a collector and owner of jeweler Fred Leighton, used as collateral for a…

clock March 4, 2008Evan Clark and Sophia Chabbott


Arnold Orlick Out at Fortunoff

Fortunoff, which is being purchased by NRDC Equity Partners, has ousted chief executive officer Arnold Orlick, sources said Monday.

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Kors Names Wilmotte to European Post

Michael Kors said Monday that it has hired Cedric Wilmotte for the newly created post of senior vice president of European operations.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Cast Your Ballots… Aeffe Buyback… Two Sides Settle

Today’s presidential primaries could be decisive ones for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, but the fashion crowd has a little more time to play with to vote for this year’s Council of Fashion Designer of America awards.

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Miu Miu

Fashion Features

In Detail

Miuccia Prada played with graphic cutouts and color for Miu Miu, while Ralph Rucci dressed up his signature styles with braided straps and cording for Chado.

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Bruno Frisoni likes his shoes ruffled.

Fashion Features

A Little Something Extra

The runways weren’t the only places in Paris to find the excitement of the season. Hotel suites, ateliers and salons set a different stage to showcase some of the best accessories around.

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AnnaSophia Robb


Robb Report

AnnaSophia Robb has starred alongside mega movie stars like Johnny Depp and Hilary Swank, nabbed a Critics’ Choice nomination for her role in the fantasy…

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Peter Marino

Fashion Trends

Easy Riders

Spring is right around the corner, but there are some girls for whom a flirty floral frock clearly won’t do.

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Beach Reading

Brian Antoni arrived in South Beach, Fla., by mistake.

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Fashion Features

Bon-Ton Taps Alfaro for Private Label

Designer Victor Alfaro is getting back into fashion by teaming with The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., the York, Pa.-based department store chain, on a major private label program, according to sources.

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Umbro CEO Exits Firm As Nike Completes Deal

Umbro chief executive officer Steve Makin exited the U.K. soccer brand Monday, the same day Nike Inc. completed its $565 million acquisition of the company.

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Body Care

L’Oreal Buys Remainder of Le Club… Organic Items Get Standards

L’Oreal, which already owns 50 percent of Le Club des Createurs de Beaute, has agreed to acquire the 50 percent share held by Groupe 3 Suisses.

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"Make Me a Supermodel" contestants with customers at Bloomingdale's.


Memo Pad: Bachelor Party… Apax on the Prowl, Again…

What’s the bigger honor: being a member of the Time 100, the newsweekly’s annual roster of most influential thinkers, politicians and performers, or being…

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WTO Eyes Lower Mexican Tariffs

The World Trade Organization and major commercial partners have urged Mexico to lower its tariffs and take steps to simplify its complex and cumbersome custom measures.

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More than 700 exhibitors showed at Sourcing at MAGIC.


Price Pressure Builds at Sourcing Shows

Facing an uncertain economy and weak U.S. dollar, foreign manufacturers offered numerous concessions to strike deals with price-conscious designers and private label makers at sourcing and textile trade shows held here last month.

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Panel Pushes U.S. to Move On Counterfeit Initiative

International trade agreements and increased consumer education are imperative in fighting global counterfeiting, according to industry executives.

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Designer and Luxury

Poor Organization Hinders Berlin Fashion Week

There were some strong moments, but too few runway shows over too many days and not enough buyers to go around diluted the impact of fashion week here.

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Fashion Features

Von Furstenberg, Nonprofit Launch ‘Women Can’

In recognition of the upcoming International Women’s Day, Diane von Furstenberg on Monday helped the nonprofit Vital Voices Global Partnership kick off its “Women Can” campaign, an international effort by business leaders to inspire female leaders in…

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HSBC, Neiman’s in Court Over Credit Cards

Neiman Marcus Group and HSBC, which owns the luxury chain’s private label credit card accounts, are battling in court over HSBC’s efforts to increase card charges and interest rates.

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Zwern Retirement Triggers Exec Moves at Belk

Belk Inc. on Monday unveiled several changes at the senior executive level, including the upcoming retirement of Linda Zwern as chair of the 77-unit Western Division based in Birmingham, Ala.

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Private Equity Firm Apax Said Eyeing Stake in Escada

Apax Partners, the global private equity group, might be eyeing a stake in Escada.

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Shoppers are favoring stores such as J.C. Penney that carry more goods.


Survey Finds Price Top Factor for Shoppers

Given the economy, shoppers are zeroing in on price more than ever – and are increasingly bypassing monobrand specialty retailers in favor of department stores.

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Fashion Features

Geox Two Step: Footwear and Fashion

Geox, Italy’s largest footwear brand, has just given itself a tall order.

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North Face Trades Web Content Control for Traffic

What The North Face gave up in Web content control, it gained in site traffic through a new widget that lets online visitors post their own and North Face-produced videos to other sites.

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Consolidated Japan Retailers Cope With Recession

After sweeping consolidation a year ago, Japanese department store retailers face challenges from an ongoing recession.

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