Optimism Grows but Deflation Fears Remain

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Marisa Tomei and Alberta Ferretti


Ferretti Honored at L.A. Event

Alberta Ferretti headed straight from the Costume Institute in New York to L.A., where she was honored at the C.H.I.P.S. spring luncheon.

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Carolina Herrera


Freston’s Ladies’ Vegan Lunch

Cornelia Guest invited friends including Carolina Herrera and Wendi Murdoch to lunch in honor of Kathy Freston’s latest book, “The Quantum Wellness Cleanse.”

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Retail Industry Slashes Jobs in April

Unemployment rises at department, specialty stores.

clock May 8, 2009Liza Casabona


In Brief: Aeropostale Pay Takes Off

Aéropostale Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Julian Geiger registered a 57.6 percent bump in total compensation last year to $14.2 million.

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Retail Stocks Regain Winning Ways

Store shares manage 0.2% increase for week.

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Jochen Zeitz


Puma’s First-Qtr. Profits Down 93.8%

Footwear firm Puma aided by currency shifts, revenues up in quarter.

clock May 11, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Weak consumer demand is pushing down prices.


Optimism Grows but Deflation Fears Stay

Low demand confronts stores with downward price pressure.

clock May 11, 2009Evan Clark

A suede and mink coat.

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Winter Fur Collection: Bold Ideas

Michael Kors knows how to make a woman happy. And in his winter fur collection, it all seems to come easily.

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Debi Mazar wearing “The White Widow Crystal Cocktail Ring” from Tarina Tarantino’s “My Pretty” catalogue.

Fashion Scoops

Bewitching Jewelry… Mrs. O Is a No… Tim Gunn’s Tips…

Warner Bros. teamed up with designer Tarina Tarantino to create a new jewelry and handbag collection, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz.”

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Sydney Evan bracelet.


Retailers Buy Close to Season at Accessories Shows

At the Accessorie Circuit and AccessoriestheShow fairs in New York, exhibitors were spirited.

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Harry Slatkin and Linda Wells

Human Resources

ASP Honors Slatkin

The American Society of Perfumers honored Candle Man Harry Slatkin with its Legends Award during the organization’s 55th annual Fragrance Symposium.

clock May 11, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Handbags by Lina.


The Sak Launching New Lines in Fall

The Sak is adding two more brands to its handbag mix.

clock May 11, 2009Caroline Tell

Human Resources

Space NK Taps Allan as CEO

Fraser Allan has been named chief executive officer of beauty retailer Space NK.

clock May 11, 2009Brid Costello

Michelle Obama in Michael Kors.


Fashion and Laughter at the White House Correspondents Dinner

The annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner offered the first chance for President Barack Obama to poke a bit of fun at himself on a major D.C. stage.

clock May 10, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Ellen Tracy’s sleek nylon and textured lace bra and undies at Chelsea Design.


Ellen Tracy Gets Intimate

The Chelsea Design Group is launching the first collection of intimate apparel bearing the Ellen Tracy name.

clock May 11, 2009Karyn Monget


Walgreens Finalizing Drug Fair Buys

Walgreen Co. said Friday it has closed its acquisition of 31 Drug Fair locations in central and western New Jersey.

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FABB Celebrates Its 20th

Betsey Johnson presented an award to Frank Fialkoff at this year’s Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball.

clock May 11, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Designer and Luxury

Lanvin, Kate Spade Expand in Japan

Lanvin to launch a women’s version of its young, casual men’s wear brand with local partner Itochu Corp.

clock May 11, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Izod’s lace and Modal chemise.


PVH Inks Licensing Deal for Izod Innerwear

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. has signed a licensing agreement with Vandale Industries to design, produce and market a collection of innerwear under the Izod name.

clock May 11, 2009Karyn Monget

Ready To Wear

Harvey Nichols at Work on Private Label

Joseph Wan, ceo of Harvey Nicholes, said Friday the company was “in the early stages” of developing its own private label women’s and men’s apparel.

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Real Estate

Santa Monica Place to Open in 2010

Macerich set to complete $265M overhaul of the Santa Monica Place retail center.

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Clockwise from top: Stephen Dweck necklace; Mulberry clutch; Bruno Frisoni shoe; Chanel belt; Kotur clutch, and Irene Neuwirth earrings.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2009 Accessories Trend: Très Vert

There’s a new fascination with green in fashion, especially in jewelry.

clock May 11, 2009Roxanne Robinson-Escriout


Zenith Taps CEO

Former Chopard executive Jean-Frédéric DuFour to join watch firm.

clock May 11, 2009Ellen Groves


Memo Pad: ‘The Fashion Show’ Debuts

Bravo debuted “The Fashion Show,” its “Project Runway” replacement.

clock May 11, 2009Amy Wicks

Emily Blunt as Gwendolyne from Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”


Montblanc Photo Project Arrives in N.Y.

Celebrities such as Emily Blunt and Helen Hunt poses as their favorite literary heroine.

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Olivia Chantecaille in her Giambattista Valli bridal gown.


Eye: Olivia Chantecaille Gets Hitched

Olivia Chantecaille married hedge funder beau Warren G. Grady 3rd (Ren to friends) in St. Barth’s on May 2.

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Nordstrom Withdraws From CityNorth Project

Financing problems plague Phoenix development.

clock May 11, 2009Anne Riley-Katz


Mistral, Yucaipa Could Split Hartmarx Brands

Bankrupt Hartmarx Corp. is expected to name its so-called stalking horse bid in the next few weeks.

clock May 11, 2009Vicki M. Young and Brenner Thomas


Abercrombie to Take Over Hickey Freeman Flagship

Hickey Freeman is out and abercrombie is in at 666 Fifth Avenue.

clock May 11, 2009Brenner Thomas

Designer and Luxury

Varvatos Cuts Jobs

Designer John Varvatos lays off 4 percent of workforce.

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Brittany Snow, as Lily, and Krysten Ritter, as Carol, sporting full Eighties regalia.


‘Gossip Girl’ Does the Time Warp

Actresses Brittany Snow and Krysten Ritter trade in their preppy wardrobe for punk looks on tonight’s episode of “Gossip Girl.”

clock May 11, 2009Priya Rao


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