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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 2hDavid 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 on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

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The Gusher Dries Up: Scarcer Money Means Less M&A Action in ’08

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Fendi's Karl Lagerfeld went into the woods for fall &#8212: literally. Against a wintry forest backdrop, he sent out a collection full of nature references, including appliqués and furs with leaf motif and all manner of feathers.

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Sanoe Lake in a Designer's Closet look


Action Sports Firms March Fashion-Forward

The action sports industry is trying to cater to an older, savvier customer who inhabits the void between juniors and contemporary sportswear.

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A Hurley bag.


Surf Stepping Up to Leather Bags

Surf and action sports apparel manufacturers are introducing leather to their handbags.

clock March 12, 2008Rachel Brown


Regional Dept. Stores Report Weak Results

The regional department stores reporting results Tuesday posted weak fourth-quarter and year-end numbers amid a tough consumer spending environment, but an optimistic outlook from one of the companies — Bon-Ton Stores Inc. — bolstered the…

clock March 12, 2008Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Liza Casabona

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Richard Who?… All Corners of the Globe… Party People…

Even after all these years, Louis Vuitton’s blockbuster collaboration with Takashi Murakami continues to generate interest from bagaholics.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: L’Oreal and UNESCO Honor Women in Science

L’Oreal and UNESCO celebrated Thursday night here the 10th anniversary of their joint award, For Women in Science, honoring remarkable female researchers in…

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Fashion Features

Broadway Makes Visit to Kleinfeld

Faith Prince and Harvey Fierstein aren’t the run-of-the-mill Monday morning Kleinfeld shoppers, but they were at the wedding gown store here to plug the new Broadway musical “A Catered Affair.”

clock March 12, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg


Tommy Hilfiger to Open Fifth Avenue Flagship in November

Tommy Hilfiger has focused on opening small- and medium-sized stores in recent years. Now the company is thinking big — really big.

clock March 12, 2008Sharon Edelson

Richard Baker


The Gusher Dries Up: Scarcer Money Means Less M&A Action in ’08

The industry’s heady mergers and acquisitions days have turned into a hangover.

clock March 12, 2008Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

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Memo Pad: Extending The House?… No Show…

Is Conde Nast Publications eyeing Dwell?

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Michael Pellegrino

Fashion Features

Sui’s Pellegrino Retiring

Michael Pellegrino, president of Anna Sui Corp. since 1999, is retiring from the fashion industry after more than four decades. His departure is effective June 30.

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Apparel Imports From China Slip, Vietnam Gains

China’s apparel imports to the U.S. dropped 11.7 percent in January from a year earlier, marking the second consecutive decline from the top supplier, while Vietnam inched closer to surpassing Bangladesh as the number-two apparel shipper to the U.S.

clock March 12, 2008Kristi Ellis


Bulgari Cautious After 4th-Quarter Profit Drop

Despite posting a 7 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings, Bulgari SpA still achieved its double-digit profit target for 2007.

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New Fortunoff CEO Chinni Sets Priorities for Rebound

Fortunoff’s new owner appointed two executives Tuesday to lead the effort to revive and grow the $439 million, 23-unit jewelry and home furnishings chain.

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Carolina Herrera

Fashion Features

CFDA Award Nominees Set, Van Noten to Be Honored

“I know we all compete with each other, but the truth is that I feel there is a lot of love and support,” said Diane von Furstenberg at Monday night’s cocktail party to reveal the nominees and honorees of the 2008 CFDA Fashion Awards.

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Coterie ran two weeks earlier than usual this February.

Fashion Features

Trade Show Shake-Ups Stress Buyers

This New York trade show season — which pushed most of the shows up two weeks, positioned others on top of each other and broke off others into March — took its toll on buyers.

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A Nike SPARQ top.

Fashion Features

Newsreel: Stella Holds Tight… Nike SPARQs… K-Swiss Pops Up…

Have Stella McCartney and Adidas run out of categories for their collaborative fitness line? For the first time since launching three years ago, Adidas by Stella McCartney isn’t adding a fitness category, which had become a brand signature, for fall.

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Looks inside and out of Balenciaga's L.A. shop.


Balenciaga Makes Debut in Los Angeles

Nicolas Ghesquière has launched Balenciaga’s first store here, an expansive, stylized space in a location that he said fits the brand.

clock March 12, 2008Anne Riley-Katz


Dolce & Gabbana Latest Italian Firm to Face Tax Woes

Italian fashion is having tax problems — again.

clock March 12, 2008Andrew Roberts and Alessandra Ilari

Fendi's Karl Lagerfeld went into the woods for fall - literally. Against a wintry forest backdrop, he sent out a collection full of nature references, including appliques and furs with leaf motifs and all manner of feathers. Here, his plumed, belted...

Fashion Features

Rhapsody In Plume

Designers just can’t get enough of feathers. From shifts with tiers to light-as-air “Swan Lake” numbers, avian confections keep migrating back into fashion, as seen in this look from Diane von Furstenberg.

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Human Resources

Claiborne Taps Leavitt for Kate Spade Post

Kate Spade has a theory for growth — with a focus on retail.

clock March 12, 2008Whitney Beckett

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J. Crew Revenue Rises 9 Percent

Top-line and margin growth, along with product innovation, led J. Crew Group to a fourth-quarter performance that transcends the economic malaise.

clock March 12, 2008David Moin


In Brief: Harry Winston’s Private Sale… Totes Buys Company…

Canada’s Harry Winston Diamond Corp. said on Monday it would sell 3 million common shares at $25 a share in a private placement.

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Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

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