Super Rich Keep Buying: Paris Couture Houses See Good Times Roll On

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One morning last January, a clutch of well-dressed women gathered outside the Christian Lacroix fashion house on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

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Consumers shop all channels for accessories, from discounters like trendy Target to high-end specialty stores like Coach.


The Details Matter

Accessories provide an easy way to update in a tough economy.

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James Ivory


Ivory Tower

Unlike the perfectly appointed sets that are synonymous with Merchant-Ivory films, James Ivory’s 57th Street office is a hodgepodge of random keepsakes…

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Mary-Kate Olsen with Ben Kingsley.


High Society

The big question at the Cinema Society and Sony Cierge screening of “The Wackness” Wednesday night was, how much pot smoking really occurred on the set?

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Carrefour Stock Falls on Forecast

Carrefour, the world’s second-biggest retailer after Wal-Mart Stores Inc., saw its stock fall by more than 7 percent Friday after it cut its forecast for…

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Susan P. McGalla

Business Features

American Eagle Shares Slide, McGalla to Exit

Shares of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. plunged on Friday, reaching the lowest level in six years after the teen retailer was downgraded on news that Susan…

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Memo Pad: Made in the Shades… Time For Change…

In an age in which ad campaigns seem to be more digitally focused than ever, Ray-Ban is taking a detour off the digital highway and onto the streets of New York with five billboards that will debut on Tuesday for its new colored Wayfarers.

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Legal Briefs

Forever 21 again has been accused of infringing on Harkham Industries Inc. designs.

clock June 30, 2008Matthew Lynch

Goody’s Family Clothing Inc. was able to get financing earlier in the year, but was socked with interest rates in the 12 to 14 percent range.


Distressed Firms Face Adverse Credit Climate

The credit market is tight and getting tighter, and that’s making the fight for survival even more difficult for distressed companies.

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Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Strength in Numbers… Stars Come Out… Changing Lanes…

Rei Kawakubo is collaborating high and low.

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Designer and Luxury

Lanvin to Freshen Men’s Shops

Alber Elbaz’s rejuvenation of Lanvin is spreading further into the men’s department, with a new-look store coming to London’s Savile Row this fall.

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A rendering of the first Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers store, opening this fall.


Brooks Bros. Elevating Black Fleece Line

There’s nothing sheepish about Black Fleece at Brooks Brothers. In fact, the approach seems bullish.

clock June 30, 2008David Moin

A limited edition Longchamp bag designed in collaboration with artist Jean-Luc Moerman.

Fashion Features

Longchamp’s Artful Initiative

A little nylon bag can go a long way — that’s the adage at Longchamp’s Paris headquarters, where la famille Cassegrain is gearing up for the 60th anniversary of its privately held accessories firm.

clock June 30, 2008Sarah Haight

De Beers' diamond ring.


De Beers Adds Facet in San Francisco

De Beers has joined a formidable lineup of high-end jewelers here.

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The Liberty of London store.


Liberty of London Opens First Boutique

Liberty’s in-house luxury accessories brand, Liberty of London, has unveiled its first dedicated flagship on Sloane Street here.

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Pascale Madonna Paris' flirty lace and mesh push-up bra and bikini.


Fashion Ribbon Brings Paris to U.S.

Pascale Madonna Paris, a 20-year-old lingerie brand, will be coming to the U.S. market in August.

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A view of Hanky Panky's interactive home page.


Hanky Panky Launches Comprehensive Web Site

Hanky Panky will launch a multifaceted web site this week meant to be a marketing tool.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Belgium’s Van de Velde Buys Sardá Company

Beefing up its luxury lingerie portfolio, Belgian innerwear manufacturer Van de Velde has acquired the family-owned, Spanish premium lingerie firm Andres…

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Here, Hannah MacGibbon's pretty little geometric lace dress, worn with flat sandals and a chain-strap bag.

Fashion Trends

Lace Time

Hannah MacGibbon, the new creative director of Chloé, is playing with such Seventies and Eighties elements as guipure lace, linen and polkadots, which…

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Chanel’s January show, featuring a giant jacket as the centerpiece.


Super Rich Keep Buying: Paris Couture Houses See Good Times Roll On

One morning last January, a clutch of well-dressed women gathered outside the Christian Lacroix fashion house on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

clock June 30, 2008Miles Socha


Family Set to Take Clarins Private…

The Courtin-Clarins family is expected to announce an 842.8 million euro, or $1.33 billion at current exchange, offer today to take Groupe Clarins private…

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Mervyns Facing Issues With Credit

Troubled Mervyns confirmed reports on Friday that CIT Group Inc. has stopped approving about $40 million in credit on merchandise orders and that some small…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Eileen Fisher Honored… Swarovski Hire…

The Great Place to Work Institute recognized Eileen Fisher with the Society for Human Resource Management Best Small and Medium Companies to Work For in America award.

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