New Custom: Low-Cost Retailers Take Made-to-Measure Mainstream

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The custom suit has gone mass. Once the exclusive province of aristocrats and pedigreed tailors, made-to-measure suits now are being offered by a growing number of retailers at moderate prices.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Beauty Features

Inter Parfums Profit Rises 13.9%

Also, New York-based Inter Parfums Inc. posted a 13.9% gain in fourth-quarter profits, and revenues reached $112.9 million for the period.

clock March 10, 2010Matthew W. Evans and Jennifer Weil


American Eagle Q4 Profits Rise 81.2%

Results boosted AEO stock on Wednesday.

clock March 10, 2010Alexandra Steigrad


Bon-Ton Posts Fourth-Quarter Profit

Department store Bon-Ton ‘s sales dip 3.4% in quarter, but investors drove up shares Wednesday.

clock March 10, 2010Evan Clark

The courtyard of the Louvre

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Louis Vuitton

Natalia Vodianova, Daisy Lowe, Alexa Chung, Corinne Bailey Rae and Elodie Bouchez sat front row at Louis Vuitton.

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Funny Fey at the MSKCC Bunny Hop

Tina Fey arrived in a pastel Derek Lam dress appropriate for a charity bunny hop.

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Christina Ricci

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Miu Miu

Christina Ricci, Elisa Sednaoui and Roxane Mesquida sat front row at Miu Miu.

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Liya Kebede in a scene from “Desert Flower.”


Liya Kebede’s Starring Role

Liya Kebede on her new film, “Desert Flower,” which opened this week in France.

clock March 11, 2010Joelle Diderich

Elizabeth Marvel


Elizabeth Marvel’s Touch of Grace

The actress Elizabeth Marvel tackles Suzan-Lori Parks’ new play at the Public Theater.

clock March 11, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Color Cosmetics

L’Oréal Workers Protest Over Wages

At L’Oréal’s factory in Lassigny, France, employees demonstrated Wednesday calling for a 3.2 percent pay raise.

clock March 11, 2010Jennifer Weil

Maya Romanoff presentation at Bergdorf Goodman.

Designer and Luxury

A Sixties Tie-Dye Pioneer Marks 40th Anniversary

Maya Romanoff pioneered the tie-dyed look with T-shirts worn on stage by rocker Roger Daltrey of The Who.

clock March 11, 2010David Moin


IT Holding Plans More Layoffs

IT Holding, parent company of the Gianfranco Ferré, Malo and Exté brands and of manufacturing arm Ittierre SpA, to cut about 450 jobs.

clock March 11, 2010Luisa Zargani


Men’s Wearhouse Sets 100-Plus Tux Store Closures

Firm registers net loss in 4th quarter.

clock March 10, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

The cover of Art Ortenberg’s book.

Fashion Features

Ortenberg’s Tribute to Liz Claiborne

Art Ortenberg pens tome in honor of his late wife, the fashion icon Liz Claiborne.

clock March 11, 2010Dana Wood

Evisu’s Private Stock designs are inspired by historic Levi’s models.


Evisu Line Replicates Historic Levi’s Styles

The limited-edition collection will debut at retail this fall.

clock March 11, 2010David Lipke

Maria Pinto RTW Spring 2010

Designer and Luxury

Maria Pinto Plots Next Chapter

Maria Pinto, who gained national recognition for dressing Michelle Obama on the presidential campaign trial, is down but not out.

clock March 11, 2010Beth Wilson

Government and Trade

Senate Passes $130B Bill With Industry Tax Breaks

New bill shortens depreciation rules for remodeling stores and provides more capital to expand businesses.

clock March 11, 2010Kristi Ellis

My.Suit offers suits starting at $495.


From Savile Row to Main Street: Custom Suits Go Mass

The custom suit has gone mass.

clock March 11, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and Brenner Thomas


Daily Stock Wrap: March 10, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

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Madonna’s Fashion Venture Expected to Build Slowly

Madonna may be big, but analysts don’t expect her fashion collaboration to create a significant financial return for at least a few years.

clock March 11, 2010David Lipke

A sketch from Amy Winehouse’s fall collection for Fred Perry.


Amy Winehouse Teams With Fred Perry on Fashion Line

Amy Winehouse is launching a clothing collection in collaboration with British label Fred Perry.

clock March 11, 2010Sarah Haight

Mark Badgley, Kelly Rutherford, Iman, Mindy Grossman and James Mischka.

Fashion Scoops

A Dinner for Badgley and Mischka… Carrie Underwood on Stage…

Mark Badgley and James Mischka celebrated their American Glamour Badgley Mischka line over dinner. Also, Carrie Underwood’s tour outfits glitter.

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Catherine Deneuve and Jean Paul Gaultier

Fashion Scoops

Night Owls: A Private Dinner for the YSL Retrospective

Pierre Bergé’s private dinner for the opening of the massive Yves Saint Laurent retrospective at the Petit Palais was a who’s-who of a certain fashion era.

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Dan Schock


Web Searches Lead the Way

The world has changed, and so has shopping and the way marketers reach shoppers, said Dan Schock, retail industry director for Google Inc.

clock March 11, 2010Cate T. Corcoran


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Neiman Marcus Reports Loss But Revenues Rise

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