Tory Burch’s Growth Push: Designer Eyes Overseas, More Products

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Tory Burch is stepping on the accelerator. With handbag sales surging 50 percent and accessories revenues overall increasing by 200 percent last year, the designer is out to drive her business to the next level.

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The domestic and international destinations most booked by travel agents for summer 2008.

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Hong Kong bustles with a population of 6.9 million people.


Hong Kong: Strength in Numbers

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Letter From Hong Kong: Space Exploration

Ask anyone in crowded Hong Kong to name the ultimate luxury and you’ll hear one word: space.

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Fair Game

As the gateway to China, Hong Kong is home to some of Asia’s largest and most prominent fashion events.

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Hong Kong: Vital Stats

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A rendering of Joe's Jeans' first store in Chicago that will open in August.


Joe’s Jeans Takes First Retail Steps

Joe’s Jeans is joining a growing list of denim brands pushing into the retail side of the business.

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Sprinting Into First… Sailing On… Designers As Icons…

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Chantal Thomass with models at the new store.


Thomass Moves Up in Moscow

Chantal Thomass has moved to a better neighborhood here.

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Tory Burch


Tory Burch’s Growth Push: Designer Eyes Overseas, More Products

Tory Burch is stepping on the accelerator. With handbag sales surging 50 percent and accessories revenues overall increasing by 200 percent last year, the…

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Government and Trade

AFL-CIO Tests Free Trade Pacts

Organized labor filed a first-of-its-kind complaint with the Department of Labor on Wednesday that it sees as a barometer of how effective the labor…

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A Lorenz Baumer ring.


Fashion Jewelry Institute Exhibits Contemporary

The hot contemporary jewelry category will be the focus of an exhibition that opens today at the Forbes Galleries on Fifth Avenue.

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Pay Discrimination Suit Bill Fails in Senate

The Senate scuttled a bill on Wednesday that would have extended the period in which employees can file pay discrimination lawsuits.

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Swiss Watch Export Growth Slows

Is the Swiss watch industry starting to feel the pinch of the global economy?

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CoffeeShop's wool, polyester and acrylic jacket with Guess Jeans' rayon and nylon knit dress and rayon, polyester and spandex pants. Fownes gloves; Kate Spade flats.


Back In Rotation

There’s a new spin on Mod this fall for juniors, with classic cropped shapes and pops of bold color.

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Maggie Norris eco-inspired outfit.

Designer and Luxury

Maggie Norris’ Eco-Couture

Global explorers provided the inspiration for Maggie Norris’ first environmentally friendly collection, and she will have the chance to chat with a few when…

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Anna Wintour, Maria Sharapova and Vera Wang.

Fashion Scoops

All In The Family… Subtle Message?… Coming Of Age…

Rumor has it that Louis Vuitton plans to feature a coupla Coppolas in the next installment of its "core values" campaign.

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Kao Income Slips 5.6 Percent

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Primary Colors

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Watches, Asia-Pacific Fuel Richemont Sales

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Lacroix Adding Touch to Dubai Venture

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The Op ad for Wal-Mart features Wilmer Valderrama, Pete Wentz, Christina Milian, Josie Maran, Kristin Cavallari, Rumer Willis and Corbin Bleu.

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Op Campaign Aims for Broad Appeal

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A rendering of Ralph Lauren on Robertson Boulevard.


Ralph Ready for Robertson

Breaking its silence, Ralph Lauren has confirmed plans to open on Robertson Boulevard here in August.

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