For Retailers, What’s the New Lipstick?

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That retail is in the doldrums is anything but breaking news. By now, the industry is all too familiar with the drumbeat of downbeat headlines: Chapter 11 filings and job cuts. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Escada headquarters in Germany


Escada Announces Restructuring Plan

German fashion house Escada is launching a financial restructuring and recapitalization package to raise 30M euro.

clock April 24, 2009Melissa Drier

Business Features

Six Arrested in Brooklyn Counterfeit Bust

Authorities seized knockoff designer goods having an estimated street value of $20 million.

clock April 24, 2009Matthew Lynch

Mary-Kate Olsen in Nina Ricci and Robert De Niro.


Old School at Chanel

Chanel went the classic route Thursday night when it hosted its annual Tribeca Film Festival dinner at old time downtown haunt Odeon.

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Kate Bosworth


Apricot Delight: Chloé Opens L.A. Outpost

Kate Bosworth and Chloë Sevigny hosted a party to fete the boutique Thursday night at the new Hollywood outpost of Milk Studios.

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Beyoncé Knowles


Obsessed With Beyoncé

On the red carpet, the singer was infatuated with her Balmain gown, which even had its own train wrangler.

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Erika Tarantal


FiFi Finalists Honored at Mandarin Oriental

The Fragrance Foundation kicked off FiFi season by giving out six awards.

clock April 24, 2009Gillian Koenig


Stocks Rally for Seventh-Straight Week

Retail stocks rose 2.7 percent Friday.

clock April 27, 2009Evan Clark

Armani Casa

Designer and Luxury

Brands Play Up Fashion at Furniture Fair

Fashion firms Armani, Max Mara, Roberto Cavalli, and Tod’s bank on home category at Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

clock April 27, 2009Luisa Zargani and Alessandra Ilari

The new Valentino store at the Galleria in Houston, Texas.

Designer and Luxury

Valentino’s Warm Welcome in Houston

Guests celebrated the opening of the new Valentino boutique here Thursday night.

clock April 27, 2009Clifford Pugh


Forever 21 Founders Deposed in Case

In a legal coup for Anthropologie, the Changs faced depositions this month.

clock April 27, 2009David Lipke

Tod’s Bal Harbour store.

Designer and Luxury

Tod’s Opens Revamped-Bal-Harbour-Unit

Italian accessories brand Tod’s opened a newly renovated 2,800-square-foot store Tuesday in Bal Harbour.

clock April 27, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Patterned legwear at Diane von Furstenberg.

Hats, Gloves and More

Designer Leggings Gain Momentum

The new luxury look for leggings, by designers like Helmut Lang to Alexander McQueen, are a long step from the Eighties trend.

clock April 27, 2009Caroline Tell

The Bulgari anniversary stamp.

Fashion Scoops

Bulgari Squared… Pinault and Hayek’s Wedding Reprise…

Bulgari commemorates its 125th with a special edition stamp… PPR chief François-Henri Pinault and his wife Salma Hayek reprised their wedding…

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Scott Formby and Paul Raffin


A Younger Take: Frette Launches Edmond Subbrand

Italian luxury firm Frette creates contemporary component, Edmond Frette, aimed at younger customer.

clock April 27, 2009Karyn Monget

Flora Nikrooz’s silk chiffon nightie.


Lingerie Trend: Sweet Spot

On the lingerie landscape, the delicacy of pink, ruffles and even polkadots has its own special appeal.

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Human Resources

Intimate Notes: Cass Names VP of Sales

Cindy Kelly has been named vice president of sales at Cass Luxury Shapewear, reporting to Susan Ledyard, president

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A.L.C. jacket at Intermix. Forget Me Not scarf at Barneys New York. Yves Saint Laurent Tribute shoe at Neiman Marcus.

Marketing and Promotion

For Retailers, What Is the New Lipstick?

Retail execs report shoes, scarves, and other accessories are selling strongest.

clock April 27, 2009Jessica Iredale

Human Resources

Space NK CEO Pilkington Exits

Judith Pilkington last week stepped down as chief executive officer of Space NK.

clock April 27, 2009Brid Costello


Hugo Boss Said Shuttering Cleveland Factory

The union that staffs Hugo Boss’ Cleveland factory claims the Metzingen, Germany-based company plans to close the facility next year and eliminate jobs.

clock April 27, 2009Brenner Thomas

Government and Trade

China Unveils Stimulus Plan for Textiles

The China State Council, the country’s central cabinet, on Friday unveiled a three-year stimulus plan to help the nation’s ailing textile sector.

clock April 27, 2009Liza Casabona

The new Omega ad.


Memo Pad: Kennedy’s Time… Tinsley Shopping Reality Show…

Omega is about to add a new face to its roster — only this time around it’s not a star or top athlete: It’s John F. Kennedy in his first-ever ad campaign.

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Saks’ Sadove Takes Big Pay Cut

Saks ceo Stephen Sadove’s compensation as chief executive officer fell 46.8 percent.

clock April 27, 2009Evan Clark and Alexandra Steigrad


Sharp Loss for Syms

The insulation many retailers had from the recession didn’t extend to Syms Corp., which fell to a loss on sharply lower sales in the fourth quarter.

clock April 27, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Alexander McQueen Rethinks Runway

Alexander McQueen has had the most theatrical show of Milan Men’s Fashion Week for years, but this summer he will present his collection in another format.

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