Beauty

Angelina Jolie Fronts Guerlain's Most Lavish Launch

Jolie has known the brand since childhood, as her mother used its iris-and-violet-scented powder.

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Fashion

Clash of the Titans: Karl and Meryl

The versions of the "canceled dress" story told by Meryl Streep's publicist and by Karl Lagerfeld are both believable — and consistent.

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Fashion

Giorgio Armani to Restructure Brands

The designer will cease the Armani Collezioni and Armani Jeans brands.

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No More Mall-ification: Developers Rejig Sites Rather Than Build Anew

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Overview

Developers are breaking ground — but it's the ground on which they've already built. And that means finding new retail formats for selling fashion, and redeveloping tired and underutilized space.

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Media

Anna Wintour in Milan for Photo Exhibit

The Vogue editor in chief is said to be working on a major photo exhibition to celebrate the magazine she took over in 1988.

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Financial

May Unemployment Rate Jumps 0.5%

The U.S. employment picture deteriorated further in May, with the economy losing 49,000 jobs in the month and the unemployment rate rising to 5.5 percent …

clock June 9, 2008Liza Casabona

Financial

Fast Stats

Total U.S. pet industry expenditures for 2008… Estimated 2008 sales in the U.S. market include…

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Financial

Bonwit Teller Returning With Stores in N.Y., L.A.

The Bonwit Teller name is readying a comeback after an eight-year hiatus.

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Christopher Lee

Financial

Forever 21 Plans Anchor-Size Units

Forever 21 is pursuing a larger footprint.

clock June 9, 2008Vicki M. Young

Financial

L’Occitane Occitane Acquires French Firm

L’Occitane en Provence has acquired Groupe M&A Sant? D?veloppement and its subsidiary, M&A Sant? Beaut?, which includes the Melvita organic and…

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H. Lee Scott Jr., Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Financial

Wal-Mart Lauds Winning Model as May Sales Rise 9.8%

The Wal-Mart cheer may have been a little bit louder and a little bit stronger this year at the discounter’s annual shareholders meeting.

clock June 9, 2008Sharon Edelson

Kate Moss in Donna Karan Collection's fall campaign.

Media

Memo Pad: West To East… Isn’t The Election Already A Parody?…

After using Kate Moss for the sultry, Havana-inspired “Nueva York” images in the spring campaign, Donna Karan is turning to the supermodel once again for fall.

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A rendering of Macerich's remake of the Mall at Northgate in Marin County.

Real Estate

No More Mall-ification: Developers Rejig Sites Rather Than Build Anew

Developers are breaking ground ? but it’s the ground on which they’ve already built.

clock June 9, 2008David Moin and Anne Riley-Katz

Anna Ruth Henriques necklace.

Fashion Features

Upscale Jewelers Finding Some Silver Linings

The rich are still spending when it comes to fine jewelry — it’s everyone else who seems to be feeling the pinch.

clock June 9, 2008Sophia Chabbott

A new Love Charity bracelet

Jewelry

Cartier Aims for Even More Love Third Time Around

Cartier is singing a song of love once again.

clock June 9, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Josie Natori's embellished bra and string bikini at Dana-co.

Intimates

Searching for a Safe Haven for Spring

May market may have been rife with revelry and industry events, but lingerie basics, not fashion, were the top items on the menu.

clock June 9, 2008Karyn Monget

The Camuto Group is set to introduce Jessica Simpson intimate apparel for next spring.

Intimates

Jessica Simpson Sets Intimates Launch for ’09

The Camuto Group Is Expanding Its Jessica Simpson franchise with the introduction of intimate apparel for spring 2009.

clock June 9, 2008Karyn Monget

Giorgio Armani can streamline anything — even an easy pajama-style top and drawstring pants, which he renders here in silk satin and pairs with a polished bag and brooch.

Fashion Features

Pajama Party

Giorgio Armani can streamline anything — even an easy pajama-style top and drawstring pants, which he renders here in silk satin and pairs with a polished bag and brooch.

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Lulu de Kwiatkowski

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Out And About, For Now… Model Act… Lindsay’s Got Legs

As might befit a mother-to-be of twins, Lulu de Kwiatkowski and her first book, “Lulu,” were feted with two parties last Tuesday and Wednesday in her new…

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Jason Wu

Designer and Luxury

Pale Force

Quiet pastels grounded by neutral shades are popular items on the resort menu.

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Edgar Huber

Human Resources

Huber Named Juicy Couture President

After a four-year search, Juicy Couture has finally found a president to lead its global growth.

clock June 9, 2008Whitney Beckett

The Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech.

Designer and Luxury

Final Rites Set for Saint Laurent

A day after France said adieu to Yves Saint Laurent in a massive funeral mass, the late couturier’s inner circle attended his cremation in an intimate…

clock June 9, 2008Robert Murphy

Legal

In Brief: Baugur Chairman’s Conviction Upheld

Iceland’s Supreme Court in Reykjavik upheld a conviction against J??n Asgeir J??hannesson, executive chairman of the Icelandic investment company…

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Louboutin & the Law: Switzerland Turns Down Red Soles Trademark Request

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