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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 11hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

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

clock 11hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid Dishes On Her Family's Thanksgiving Traditions

There Will Be Pie, Lots of Pie

clock 17hSophia Chabbott

All Change at Chlo?: MacGibbon Tapped As Creative Director

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A young, female designer is back in the driver's seat at Chlo?. Hannah MacGibbon — who worked under Phoebe Philo for five years and helped set the brand's winning hip-yet-girlish template — will succeed Paulo Melim Andersson as creative director.

From This Issue

One of Olivier Theyskens' arty, slim looks: a tailored jacket worn over a blouse and skinny pants.

Fashion Features

Rock This Way

Rock ‘n’ roll is here to stay, and tough-girl styles — jackets and tops over superskinny pants — look fresh again for fall, as in this embossed look from Alexander McQueen.

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A look from Chlo?'s fall runway.

Designer and Luxury

All Change at Chloe: MacGibbon Tapped As Creative Director

A young, female designer is back in the driver’s seat at Chloe. Hannah MacGibbon will succeed Paul Melim Andersson as creative director.

clock March 11, 2008Miles Socha


Memo Pad: Numbers, Please… Power Trip… Vroom, Vroom

After eight issues, how’s Portfolio selling? The answer has been guesstimated by nearly every magazine executive inside and outside Conde Nast.

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Fashion Features

AAFA Rules Out Copyright Protection Deal

The board of the American Apparel & Footwear Association has rejected a compromise deal struck with the Council of Fashion Designers of America on proposed federal legislation that would provide copyright protection for fashion designs.

clock March 11, 2008Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Dolce & Gabbana Faces Tax Probe

Italian authorities have opened a criminal investigation into the Dolce & Gabbana fashion empire following allegations of tax evasion.

clock March 11, 2008Andrew Roberts

Experts told AAFA members to tap into the Internet.


Trade Group Members Urged to Focus on Web, Asia

Members of the American Apparel & Footwear Association must harness the power of Internet marketing and focus on consumers in growing Asian economies.

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Francisco Costa

Fashion Features

CFDA Reveals Nominees

Marc Jacobs, Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein, and Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler have been nominated for the 2008 Womenswear Designer of the Year award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

clock March 11, 2008Marc Karimzadeh


In Brief: Stocks Fall, Oil Rises… Fila Sells… Gold For Gonzalez

Stocks tumbled on Monday after oil surged to a record of more than $108 a barrel.

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Pieces from De Beers' Valley of the Diamonds collection.

Fashion Features

De Beers Launches Special Collection

De Beers is adding another facet with its first collection of one-of-a-kind diamond pieces that cost as much as $200,000.

clock March 11, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Blufin Evolving Molinari, Line Licensed to Sinv SpA

Blufin SpA has taken a U-turn in its strategy to reposition the Anna Molinari line, which will no longer be designed by Rossella Tarabini.

clock March 11, 2008Alessandra Ilari


Hampshire Accuses Former Execs

Hampshire Group Ltd. said Monday that it filed a complaint against three former top executives for alleged misuse of corporate assets.

clock March 11, 2008Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

Parsons Will Honor DVF, Howard Socol

Diane von Furstenberg and Barneys New York chairman and chief executive officer Howard Socol will be the honorees of Parsons The New School for Design’s 60th Annual Benefit and Fashion Show.

clock March 11, 2008Marc Karimzadeh


Goody’s Picks Paul White as CEO

Goody’s Family Clothing Inc. has named Paul White as chief executive officer and a member of the board. White will oversee all strategic and operating aspects of the company.

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Italy’s Autogrill to Acquire World Duty Free

Autogrill has indulged in some duty free shopping.

clock March 11, 2008Brid Costello

Anne Martin-Vachon

Beauty Features

Martin-Vachon Steps Down at Bath & Body Works

Anne Martin-Vachon has resigned as chief marketing officer of the Bath & Body Works Division of Limited Brands Inc.

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Robert Evans in Oliver Peoples' "Mind Games."

Fashion Features

Reel Style: Fashion on Film

As the runway shows at L.A. Fashion Week move into high gear, a band of outsiders is tweaking scripts, meeting with Hollywood hopefuls and raising boom mics – all in an effort to enhance their fashion brands on film.

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Le Sang des Betes

Fashion Features

On Garde

Gen Art held its biannual New Garde event highlighting the collections of three local designers and firms, Jesse Kamm, Le Sang des Betes and JMary, which were shown on live models in a trio of rotating installations at the downtown Park Plaza Hotel.

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Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Scribes at Smashbox… The Bird Cage

Los Angeles Fashion Week has often wrestled with the dilemma of how to attract the same caliber of stellar celebrities, retailers and journalists who perch in the front rows at runway shows in other fashion capitals.

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Transportation Secretary Mary Peters at a press conference on Monday.


U.S. Warns Against Halting Mexican Truck Plan

U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said Monday that abolishing a pilot program allowing Mexican and U.S. long-haul trucks to operate on both sides of the border could invite retaliation from Mexico in the form of tariffs on U.S. exports into…

clock March 11, 2008Kristi Ellis


GAO Cites Transit Shortfalls

Even as the cross-border trucking program generates debate, government efforts to improve the overburdened transportation system are being hampered by the lack of a clearly defined vision and insufficient funding, a top U.S. official said.

clock March 11, 2008Ross Tucker

Michael Kors is a winner at  Gus Mayer.


Specialty Stores Banking on Lift From Novelty Furs

It was all over the runways, but will fur fly at retail this fall?

clock March 11, 2008Georgia Lee and Elizabeth Thurman

Maria Pinto and Michelle Obama

Fashion Features

Pinto Builds on Obama Link, Plans Chicago Store

Designer Maria Pinto, who counts Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey as clients, is set to open her first retail space here this summer.

clock March 11, 2008Beth Wilson

A dress from Tocca's vintage collection.

Fashion Features

Tocca Taps Christensen to Launch Vintage Line

Tocca is bringing back its signature sari dress with some help from Helena Christensen, who had a hand in the dress’ creation the first time around.

clock March 11, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg


Charming Shoppes Files Suit Against Hedge Funds

Charming Shoppes Inc. filed a lawsuit against two hedge funds on Friday, alleging they are trying to elect three directors to the retailer’s board and…

clock March 11, 2008Liza Casabona

Nordstrom at Aventura Mall, Miami.


New Aventura Wing Features Nordstrom

The Aventura Mall in North Miami Beach is betting $125 million on affluence.

clock March 11, 2008Georgia Lee


Analyst Downgrades Aeropostale Shares

Despite Aeropostale Inc.’s 7 percent jump in February same-store sales, Citigroup analyst Kimberly Greenberger downgraded shares of the retailer to sell…

clock March 11, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Michel Harcourt's satin dress.

Fashion Features

Europeans Dominate Milan Fairs

A weak dollar and yen gave a stronger European accent to women’s ready-to-wear and accessories trade fairs Touch, Neozone, Cloudnine and White.

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Designer and Luxury

Obituary: Burt Wayne, Former Anne Klein Exec

Burt Wayne, an interior decorator and former president of Anne Klein Design Studio, died of complications from cancer Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital here….

clock March 11, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

A jacket from Pendleton.


Pendleton’s Spin on the Classics

After 145 years in business, Pendleton Woolen Mills wants to attract customers with updated looks for its classic styles.

clock March 11, 2008Rusty Williamson

Rashida Jones and Ginnifer Goodwin


Around the World

On Friday night, while the rain poured down in Manhattan, a young moneyed crowd showed up in support of another dangerously drenched city, Venice, at the…

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The Kaufmann house.


Eye Scoop

It’s been two weeks since the Oscars, and no one in the TMZ (in this case, the “Thirty Mile Zone” representing the center of Hollywood, not the paparazzi…

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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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