Industry Talks Politics: Issues, Parties, Celebs To Star at Conventions

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Policies and parties will be the key themes running through the Democratic and Republican conventions over the next two .SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Mergers and Acquisitions

VSP Acquires Marchon Eyewear

Benefits provider pays $735 million.

clock August 18, 2008Caroline Tell

Tory Burch


A Passing Summer

The weekend socializing got off to an early start this past Friday at Nello.

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Charlotte Ronson's wool and viscose jacket; polo shirt and sweater by Lacoste; jeans by Diesel.


Co-Eds Bundle Up for Fall

Peacoats, down jackets and trenches are college students’ top picks.

clock August 19, 2008Rachel Lockwood and Sarah Liebowitz

Even the Water Cube is a source of inspiration for some.


Designers Take Cues From Olympics Stars

U.S. designers on the Olympics.

clock August 19, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Skin care item Lierac.

Skin Care

French Brands Enter U.K. Pharmacies

La Roche-Posay, Lierac skin care brands target British pharmacies for growth.

clock August 19, 2008Brid Costello

Harry Slatkin.

Human Resources

Limited Brands Hosts Charity Kickoff

Harry Slatkin, founder of the firm’s Slatkin brand, gives event’s keynote address.

clock August 19, 2008Michelle Edgar

Human Resources

P.R. Exec Percy Savage

Percy Savage, a public relations executive after whom the Dior fragrance Eau Sauvage was named, died in London Tuesday at the age of 81.

clock August 19, 2008Nina Jones


Japanese Retail Sales Fall

Sales drop for fifth month in a row.

clock August 19, 2008Koji Hirano


In Brief

Ullman Tapped for Fed Board… Baugur Bid Spurned… Paley Joins Talbots…

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Roberta Meyers.


One Side of the Story… Maybe Fashion Will Help… A Barneys Tale…

New York magazine interviews “America’s Next Top Fashion Editor.”… Mini to take over an NYC rooftop… Coco Rocha stars in Barneys fall catalogue…

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Hunter Parrish


Spring Awakening’s New Melchior

Actor Hunter Parrish makes his Broadway debut.

clock August 19, 2008Vanessa Lawrence

Raul Melgoza, Yildiz Blackstone and Amir R. Amir.


Lots of Changes at Luca Luca

New designer, new chief executive at fashion house.

clock August 19, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Narciso Rodriguez

Fashion Scoops

Rodriguez Poolside… Moving On…

Narciso Rodriguez spent Monday soaking up the sun poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Jones Apparel Group Promotes Friedman

Renames Web site.

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Nike's "windrunner"


Nike Launches New Format

Firm plays up iconic products in sportswear store.

clock August 19, 2008David Moin

Chris Benz's abstractly beaded, silk chiffon top wrapped over tropical wool and silk chiffon shorts.

Fashion Trends

Young Turq

Resort is a balancing act that mixes soft easy shapes with bold colors.

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Government and Trade

Political Parties Prepare Their Parties

Democrats and Republicans get set for conventions.

clock August 19, 2008Kristi Ellis

Ben Affleck


The Parties’ Parties

Celebrities expected to turn out for convention events.

clock August 19, 2008Jacob Bernstein

Government and Trade

A Look at the Issues

The presumptive presidential nominees, Sens. Barack Obama (D., Ill.) and John McCain (R., Ariz.), have unveiled economic policy plans in recent weeks.

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Daily Stock Wrap

Wall Street got hammered Monday following growing concerns over the financial health of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Today's Must Read

Rockettes at the 2017 Tony Awards


Nordstrom to Sponsor Tony Awards Red Carpet 2018

clock 7hKristen Tauer

Social Studies