Big Push for Penney’s: Retailer Aims to Rule Juniors With New Lines

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At J.C. Penney, the approach to back-to-school is anything but academic. The chain will roll out and market four exclusive youth-oriented brands.

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Letter From Paris: Shine On

Fashion has been the fiber of this city since the Sun King’s court in nearby Versailles mixed power, elegance and style.

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Paris: Vital Stats

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Paris: Scene

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Human Resources

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Eye: Love Fete

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Memo Pad: Changes At The Top… News International To Close Magazines Division…

Traditional media companies are in existential crisis, as Wednesday’s high-level executive changes at Hearst Corp. proved.

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Big Push for Penney’s: Retailer Aims to Rule Juniors with New Lines

In a push to become hipper and shore up some merchandise holes, J. C. Penney will roll out four youth-oriented brands.

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HSN's Mindy Grossman with Patricia Field.

Marketing and Promotion

HSN and Patricia Field

With a little advice from Patricia Field, HSN is about to get a bit more fashion savvy.

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Designer and Luxury

Purple Prose

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The Party Faithful: Fashion Celebrates Michelle Obama

For her first official meet-and-greet with New York’s fashion industry, Michelle Obama adhered to the cardinal rule of style: she wore all black.

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Karl Lagerfeld for road safety.

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Fashion Scoops: A Stone’s Throw… Quilting Bee…

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H&M Profit Climbs 6 Percent

Hennes & Mauritz on Wednesday said improved weather conditions in May helped lift second-quarter profits after cold climatic conditions in Europe hurt sales.

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