Polo Ralph Lauren Eyes Expansion in Asia

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Ralph Lauren built much of his empire on images of the American West but he’s now looking east — to Southeast Asia — as his firm seeks new pockets of growth in the 21st century.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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YGM Trading Confirms Talks to Buy Aquascutum

Subsidiary of Hong Kong company YGM Trading has signed a “letter of intent” to possibly buy Aquascutum.

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Polo Ralph Lauren

Business Features

Polo Eyes Expansion in Asia

As Polo Ralph Lauren reported fourth-quarter profits down by 57 percent, the company laid out plans for accelerated growth in Asia.

clock May 27, 2009Vicki M. Young

Scarlett Johansson for Mango

Marketing and Promotion

Mango Goes Scarlett

Spanish retailer to feature Johansson in ad campaign.

clock May 27, 2009Barbara Barker


Signs of Strength Seen in Specialty Stores

American Eagle Outfitters, Charming Shoppes, and Chico’s managed to exceed consensus estimates for their first-quarter results.

clock May 27, 2009Matthew Lynch and Alexandra Steigrad and Evan Clark

Lorenzo Martone and Marc Jacobs


The 2009 FiFi Awards Winners Announced

Celebrities and fashion designers rubbed elbows with beauty company executives at the 2009 FiFi Awards.

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Anchor Blue to Sell Levi’s Outlet Stores

Anchor Blue Retail Group Inc. on Wednesday inked a deal to sell the company’s 73 Levi’s & Dockers Outlet by Most stores.

clock May 27, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Mistrial in Trovata, Forever 21 Copying Case

Attorneys for Trovata said the company will seek a new trial against Forever 21.

clock May 27, 2009Rachel Brown and Anne Riley-Katz

Estelle in Rachel Roy


Dionne Warwick, Estelle and Caroline Kennedy Mix at Party in the Garden

Luckily, the Museum of Modern Art planned for Tuesday night’s inclement skies and erected tents for its annual Party in the Garden.

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This Nanette Lepore dress, which retails for $900, has been reordered.

Ready To Wear

Stores, Vendors Wrestle With Immediates

Retailers do want new merchandise — they just want it faster than ever before.

clock May 28, 2009Julee Kaplan

Graff’s Flame necklace.

Designer and Luxury

Glitz Factor

The luxury jewelry brands ranked highest by wealthy consumers.

clock May 28, 2009Cecily Hall and Sophia Chabbott

Body-shaping innerwear from 2xist.


2xist Launches Shapewear for Men

Premium innerwear maker 2xist creates slimming briefs and trunk styles for men.

clock May 28, 2009Brenner Thomas

The line will launch for spring.

Ready To Wear

Schwartz Reviving Men’s for Spring 2010

Allen Schwartz is relaunching a men’s line called ABS Luxury Collection by Allen Schwartz for Spring 2010.

clock May 28, 2009Marcy Medina

Ready To Wear

Caribbean Joe Inks Men’s Sportswear License

Fencepost Productions LLC has inked a licensing deal to manufacture and distribute men’s sportswear under the Caribbean Joe brand.

clock May 28, 2009David Lipke

An image from Guess’ fall ad campaign.


Guess Returns Focus to Denim

Guess is revisiting the successes of its youth.

clock May 27, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

The bunny bin.

Fashion Scoops

London Rubbish… Viva La Aguilera… Tahari’s Pedal Power…

Could Sir Paul Smith have the solution to London’s dirty streets… Christina Aguilera must really like jeweler Stephen Webster…

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Elena Glurdjidze performs for Karl Lagerfeld at a Chanel couture salon.


Ballerina Film Debuts on Chanel Web Site

The Chanel designer filmed a private performance of “The Dying Swan” by Elena Glurdjidze at the Chanel couture salon.

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Joey Gallo wears shades for his testimony.


The Untouchable: Author Tom Folsom on Joey Gallo

Joey Gallo’s life and style are back in the spotlight with the release of a new biography, “The Mad Ones,” by Tom Folsom.

clock May 28, 2009Jean Scheidnes


Daily Stock Wrap: May 27, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

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The entrance to the World Trade Center.

Marketing and Promotion

Dallas Market Center Twitters to Entice Buyers

The Dallas Market Center will be Twittering new business at the fall and holiday market, June 4 to 7.

clock May 28, 2009Holly Haber

Louis Vuitton plans to open in late fall of next year.

Designer and Luxury

Dallas NorthPark Center Boosts Luxury Players

Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Baccarat and Herve Leger plan to open in the fall at NorthPark Center.

clock May 28, 2009Holly Haber


Dallas Market Calendar

Dallas Apparel and Accessories Market, June 4 to 7, FashionCenterDallas.

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Bracelets by Michelle Roy Designs.

Ready To Wear

New Lines in Dallas

The following clothing and accessories brands will make their debuts at FIG this market.

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Shoppers at the FIG, the Fashion Industry Gallery.

Ready To Wear

FIG Looks for Uptick

Market organizers at Fashion Industry Gallery, slated for June 4 to 6 in the downtown Arts District, are anticipating a rebound.

clock May 28, 2009Holly Haber

Corset by Megan Summerville.


Texas Next Top Designer Names Winner

Megan Summerville won the Texas Next Top Designer competition last week at a runway show and cocktail party at Victory Park.

clock May 28, 2009Holly Haber


Memo Pad: Observer Names McGeveran Interim Editor… Froelich Feted…

On Wednesday, the Observer tapped McGeveran as interim editor.

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Workers United supporters outside UNITE HERE.


Raynor Holds Rally at UNITE HERE Offices

Bruce Raynor and supporters from breakaway union Workers United took to the streets in front of UNITE HERE’s Seventh Avenue headquarters on Wednesday.

clock May 28, 2009Ross Tucker

From left, Kris Van Assche by Oliver Peoples, Selima Optique and Moscot.

Designer and Luxury

Men’s 2009 Eyewear Trend: Frame Game

After a spring explosion of retro sunwear styles such as brightly colored Wayfarers, the offerings for fall are more subtle.

clock May 28, 2009Alex Badia

Christian Lacroix

Business Features

Lacroix Seeks Court Protection From Creditors

The fashion house Christian Lacroix filed a petition, the U.S. equivalent of Chapter 11, with the commercial court in France.

clock May 28, 2009Miles Socha


Today's Must Read

Chinese shoppers peruse a Tagheuer display on Shanghai's Nanjing Road West.


China's Domestic Luxury Market Grows 20%, Outgrows Overseas Shopping

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Social Studies