The Kellwood Shakeout: Search Said to Be On For New CEO at Vendor

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Another major vendor might be in line for a management change. According to sources, Sun Capital Securities Group LLC, has hired Russel Reynolds Associates Inc. to search for a replacement for Kellwood chairman, ceo and president Robert C. Skinner Jr.

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Retailer Puts Faith in Single-Minded Strategy

Heather Rifkin isn’t the dress type.

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The boot cut has been a top seller in the debut Dylan George collection.

Fashion Features

Guez Returns With Aspirational Dylan George

Danny Guez is diving back into denim with a new label, Dylan George, targeting upwardly mobile women and men between the ages of 24 and 42 who have lots of disposable income.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Habitual Changes Hands

Premium denim label Habitual has a new owner.

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Zoe Kravitz gives Maxwell a lift.


Eye: The Morning After

Her flight from New York after the Met gala was canceled and rerouted through Miami, and her luggage got lost, but Stella McCartney didn’t let travel…

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The Suite Life

The top 10 luxury hotel brands ranked by high-net-worth female consumers.

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Robert C. Skinner Jr.

Human Resources

The Kellwood Shakeout: Search Said to Be On For New CEO at Vendor

Another major vendor might be in line for a management change.

clock May 8, 2008Lisa Lockwood

Karl Lagerfeld handbags.


Karl Bags It

Consider the newly launched Karl Lagerfeld line of handbags and luggage an homage to the master himself.

clock May 8, 2008Sarah Haight

A Ralph Rucci gown.

Designer and Luxury

Rucci Among Design Winners

Ralph Rucci, Pentagram’s Michael Bierut, architect Tom Kundig, longtime Sears Roebuck designer Charles Harrison and Google will be among the recipients of…

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Isabella Fiore Sold

Handbag firm Isabella Fiore has been acquired by Fab Starpoint, an 11-year-old accessories company specializing in licensed kids’ accessories, for an undisclosed sum.

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Stephanie Seymour


Memo Pad: Telling All — At Least About The Face… Rising Son…

Plastic surgery may be a well-trod topic in women’s magazines, but that doesn’t mean their editors are volunteering how much of it they’ve had.

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Burani Acquires Mandarina Duck

What’s up, Duck? Quite a lot.

clock May 8, 2008Andrew Roberts and Chiara Hughes

Givenchy's creative director Riccardo Tisci.

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Young Designers Impress in Hyeres

Underlining its status as an international launchpad for new talent, 400+ industry professionals were at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography.

clock May 8, 2008Ellen Groves

Inside an Armani hotel room.

Designer and Luxury

Armani Unveils Hotel Designs

Giorgio Armani and Emaar Properties have provided a preview of what the first Armani hotel will look like.

clock May 8, 2008Luisa Zargani

A view of Mt. Hood from Portland's International Rose Test Garden.

Fashion Features

Letter From Portland: A Northwest Passage

The City of Roses in northwest Oregon may be known for rainy weather, but even on the wettest days, few people here use umbrellas.

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Jeri Rice's new downtown digs.


Portland: Store Scene

Portland may practice eco-friendly policies such as promoting sustainable construction and open space urban planning, but that’s not shopping retail.

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Portland: Vital Stats

City population… Metro area population… Average private industry wage…

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A dress from Chloe & Reese.


Merchants Scour Shows for Holiday Hits

It’s only May, but at this season’s Intermezzo and Designers & Agents trade shows, the holidays were in the air.

clock May 8, 2008Julee Kaplan

A look from Johnny Cupcakes.


Johnny Brings Cupcakes to Los Angeles

A new kind of cake is coming to Los Angeles next month: the T-shirt line Johnny Cupcakes.

clock May 8, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Billabong's cotton dress. Jenny Dayco earrings.

Fashion Trends

Gentle Persuasion

Dressed up doesn’t have to mean fussy. This fall, junior designers are keeping things easy and cool with feminine frocks in muted plaids and bold prints.

clock May 8, 2008Leila Baboi

Leather bags helped boost sales.


Hermes Sales Forge Ahead 13.4 Percent

Proving itself a luxury thoroughbred, Herm??s International said Wednesday that sales raced ahead 13.4 percent in the first quarter to 415.1 million euros,…

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Marketing Costs Hit Puma Net

German sporting goods and apparel retailer Puma AG saw its first-quarter net earnings slide nearly 7 percent due to high marketing and retail investments.

clock May 8, 2008Ellen Groves

A Fendi Baguette bag customized by Jeff Koons.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: More Than A Ring… Hammer Time…

Eli Manning and the New York Giants may have won Super Bowl XLII in February, but they’re still not sporting their championship rings.

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Henkel Beauty Division Sees 8 Percent Net Gain

The cosmetics and toiletries division of the Henkel Group boosted first-quarter operating earnings by 8 percent, or 13.4 percent on a currency adjusted…

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In Brief: Dow Drops… Another Escada Bidder…

Stocks fell sharply Wednesday as oil prices soared and investors anticipated mediocre same-store sales results, which are released today.

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