Market Volatility Drags Down Misses’ Retailers

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Congress may be facing the possibility of gridlock on the government’s plan to bail out America’s financial institutions, but the roads around the nation’s malls could see very light traffic come holiday.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Escada Sales, Earnings Slide

“Need for action” at troubled German fashion house as it lowers 2008 forecast for the third time.

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Financial

Gottschalks Gets $30M Investment

China’s Everbright links with retailer.

clock September 23, 2008Evan Clark

Renee Fleming in John Galliano with Vera Wang.

People

Oscar at the Opera

Oscar de la Renta was in the house last night ? the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, that is ? for the opening night gala.

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An Oxbow bikini.

Retail

French Surf Brand Oxbow Bows in the U.S.

Oxbow, the action sports brand owned by France?s Lafuma SA, will open Santa Monica store.

clock September 24, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

A look from Charlotte Tarantola for Disney.

Fashion Features

West Watch: Disney Dolls Up and Maldonado Branches Out

Charlotte Tarantola?s tops for Walt Disney Co. will be sold at Fred Segal Fun, and Margaret Maldonado’s agency MMA is branching out into apparel.

clock September 24, 2008Marcy Medina

The new Michael Kors shop.

Sportswear

Michael Kors Opens in Milan

First Michael Kors store in Europe will carry women?s ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, belts, eyewear and perfumes.

clock September 24, 2008Luisa Zargani

Ready To Wear

Elizabeth & James Footwear to Launch in 2009

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen sign deal with Steve Madden Ltd.

clock September 24, 2008Julee Kaplan

Fashion Features

Faconnable Taps Creative Director

Eric Wright, formerly with Roberto Cavalli and Karl Lagerfeld, joins Faconnable as creative director.

clock September 24, 2008David Moin

Terry Lundgren and Paul Kagame

Financial

Macy’s Marks Rwandan Partnership

Macy’s doesn’t do huge sales in the handwoven baskets it imports exclusively from Rwanda, but the business speaks volumes to the people of that country.

clock September 24, 2008David Moin

Skin Care

Financi?re FC to Delist Clarins

Financi?re FC, the holding company that controls Clarins, has acquired enough shares in the French cosmetics firm to delist it from the Paris stock exchange.

clock September 24, 2008Rachel Tiplady

Skin Care

L?Oreal to Shut Biotherm Plant

A L?Or?al-owned factory manufacturing Biotherm cosmetics in Monaco, a French principality, will be shut down in March 2011.

clock September 24, 2008Rachel Tiplady

The October issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

Media

Remembering Clay Felker… Lovely Smile?… Bono the Blogger…

Milton Glaser described Clay Felker as being interested in ?the rich, the talented and the perverse”…

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Anthropologie is venturing overseas.

Financial

James Bidwell to Head Anthropologie Europe

Bidwell to lead expansion of chain stores in Europe.

clock September 24, 2008Sharon Edelson

Financial

Market Volatility Drags Down Misses’ Retailers

Dow Jones Industrial Average finished Tuesday?s session down 161.52 points.

clock September 24, 2008Arnold J. Karr and David Moin and Kristi Ellis

Financial

NexCen Report Lists Blass as Discontinued

As NexCen readies to take Bill Blass off its books, sources say at least one official bid for Blass has been submitted.

clock September 24, 2008Vicki M. Young

The limited edition “20 years of Supracolor by Alber” boxed set.

Fashion Scoops

Who’s That Girl?… IP-Whoa… Not the Only One…

The one in a white could-be wedding dress posing for a picture with every product on display at Tod?s?…

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Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

Daily Stock Wrap

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Looks at the new Alberta Ferretti boutique.

Retail

Alberta Ferretti Opens First U.S. Flagship Store

Italian designer Alberta Ferretti launches first U.S. flagship on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.

clock September 24, 2008Marcy Medina

Essentialist

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Social Studies