Singing a Happy Tune: Tommy Back on Track As Profits, Sales Soar

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Tommy's talking turnaround again — and still, an initial public offering.

From This Issue

Here, his strapless va-va-va-voom dress.


Dangerous Curves

In the new men’s wear collection he showed in Milan, in order to play up the significance of the cruise season, Alexander McQueen included 14 women’s…

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Bridget Moynahan in Angel Sanchez at the Bell home.


Eye: Heart Strings

Cartier held its third annual Loveday dinner at the Los Angeles home of Bill and Maria Bell on Wednesday night, achieving the rare feat of perfect…

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Todd DiCiurcio


Making the Band

Of the many activities that can take place backstage at a rock concert, drawing charcoal sketches doesn’t seem like one of them.

clock June 23, 2008Amanda FitzSimons


Legal Briefs

Chanel Inc. filed a lawsuit against Fernanda E. Harrington for alleged trademark infringement.

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Matt Katz


Tight Credit Tempts Brands to Play It Safe for Fall

For better or worse, the financing climate today is helping shape what shoppers will see for fall.

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Saks Saleswoman Trial Postponed

The trial of a former Saks Fifth Avenue jewelry saleswoman accused of inappropriately discounting high-end pieces in order to boost her commissions was…

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The Tommy Hilfiger women's department at Macy's Herald Square.


Singing a Happy Tune: Tommy Back on Track As Profits, Sales Soar

Tommy’s talking turnaround again — and still, an initial public offering.

clock June 23, 2008Nina Jones and Lisa Lockwood

Philip Crangi

Fashion Features

Philip Crangi Forges Ahead

Philip Crangi’s 18-month-old niece, Coco, uttered her first word recently: “juju,” as in jewelry.

clock June 23, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Andrew Marshall


Links of London Plots Retail Growth

Jewelry house Links of London, known for its cuff links and charm bracelets, is shaking up its image and setting its sights on international expansion.

clock June 23, 2008Lucie Greene

Marketing and Promotion

Findings: Miller’s Leg Up… Indie Darlings… Scarf It Up…

Nicole Miller has signed a licensing deal with Leg Resource Inc. to manufacture and distribute hosiery, tights, leggings and socks under the Nicole Miller…

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Jezebel's Hugs and Kisses bra


Bras Build Strong Foundation for Stores

The “it” bra was the big item at the spring market last month.

clock June 23, 2008Karyn Monget

Ron Frasch and Josie Natori.


Natori Opens First In-Store Shop at Saks

The first Josie Natori in-store boutique was unveiled last week at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship here.

clock June 23, 2008Karyn Monget

A visual for Zirh Ikon.


Zirh Aims to Raise Profile With New Men’s Fragrance

Men’s grooming brand Zirh is aiming to make a bigger statement in the fragrance market with the introduction in September of a new men’s scent called Ikon.

clock June 23, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Naomi Campbell at Dolce & Gabbana's pajama-inspired men's show Saturday.


Memo Pad: Naomi Escapes Prison — Again… Moving Up…

Naomi Campbell has escaped a prison sentence following her outburst on a British Airways flight at London’s Heathrow Airport in April.

clock June 23, 2008Marcy Medina and Lucie Greene and Stephanie D. Smith and Andrew Roberts

Government and Trade

Brazil Turns Up Heat on U.S. Cotton Policy

Brazil put the U.S. on notice at a special World Trade Organization session that unless Washington “fully and immediately” complies with dispute rulings…

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Inside Furla's renovated Milan boutique.


Flourishing Furla Forges Ahead

With record sales last year, a new store concept, 50 boutiques in the pipeline and a higher-end product, Furla is weathering a saturated market and…

clock June 23, 2008Luisa Zargani


Nordstrom Adds Video to Online Shopping Experience

In an online experiment, Nordstrom’s “Design to Inspire” series of videos launched on its Web site today featuring Milly and its designer, Michelle Smith.

clock June 23, 2008David Moin

Bryanboy poses with the prototype bag.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Tansky’s Florence… Bryanbag… Blue Nnotes

Neiman Marcus Group chairman and chief executive officer Burt Tansky was given the keys to the city of Florence at an intimate gathering in the Palazzo…

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Escada Cuts Profit Forecast

Escada officially issued a profit warning for fiscal 2008 late Friday, the fashion firm’s second one this year.

clock June 23, 2008Melissa Drier


Louis Vuitton Reopens in Hangzhou

Louis Vuitton’s flagship in Hangzhou, China — shuttered earlier this month by local authorities in a dispute over quality certification — has…

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Retail Shares Descend With Market

Retail shares nosedived on Friday as investors continued to react to gloomy economic news and heightened international tensions, placing an exclamation…

clock June 23, 2008Jeanine Poggi


NexCen Gets Additional Financing, Sees Interest in Brands

Cash-strapped NexCen Brands Inc. said it has received “numerous expressions of interest” in its Bill Blass and Waverly brands.

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Business Features

In Brief: Lucy Gets Karmazin… Accessories Deal

Kira Karmazin has joined VF Corp.’s Lucy Activewear brand as vice president of merchandising and marketing.

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