The Bills Roll In: Industry Adds Up Cost of New Health Care Law

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The industry’s bills are already coming due for the new health care law. Health care reform may have been a key win for President Obama, but accountants are just now wading into the details.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Michelle Buswell in Ann Taylor, Selita Ebanks in Akris and Tiiu Kiuk in Zac Posen.


Spring Awakening at New Yorkers for Children Gala

Malin Akermann, Zac Posen, Tinsley Mortimer and Emmy Rossum celebrated New Year’s in April at the charity’s Fool’s Fete.

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Fashion Scoops

Swarovski Teams With ‘Sex and the City 2’

Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda are getting a little extra sparkle.

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Miranda Kerr and Minnie Mortimer

Human Resources

Minnie Mortimer Celebrates Scoop Collaboration

Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr feted the new line at a dinner held at The Standard Grill.

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Enchanted Palace exhibition at Kensington Palace.


Kensington Palace Exhibit Mixes Fashion and Royalty

Kensington Palace has been given a fairy tale-worthy facelift for a new exhibit, “The Enchanted Palace.”

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Lapo Elkann is launching a limited edition Alfa Romeo Brera.

Fashion Scoops

Elkann’s Silver Lining… Milan Fashion Week Decompresses…

Fiat scion Lapo Elkann is passing through Tokyo to launch a limited edition Alfa Romeo Brera.

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Retail Stocks Up 3.7% Last Week

Helped by strong same-store sales results, S&P Retail Index hits new 52-week high Friday.

clock April 12, 2010Arnold J. Karr and Alexandra Steigrad

From Left: Sergio Rossi boot, Alberta Ferretti heel, BCBG Max Azria clutch, Coach hobo bag, Rebecca Taylor bag,  Bruno Frisoni heel, Alejandro Ingelmo boot, Luc Kieffer cuff, Versace bag, Fenton necklace on top of Sang A bag.

Designer and Luxury

Fall 2010 Accessories Trend: Galaxy Quest

Fall’s deep-hued accessories glitter with metallic finishes and accents.

clock April 12, 2010Shoshanna Fischhoff

Firms are beginning to probe into the details of the health care reform law and figuring out how it will affect their costs.


Health Care Costs to Pressure Industry

After the passage of landmark health care legislation, the early read is that U.S. companies of all sizes will be paying more.

clock April 12, 2010Evan Clark and Liza Casabona

Designer and Luxury

Supreme Court Weighing Appeal of ‘First-Sale’ Case

Costco and Omega watches at odds over copyright law.

clock April 12, 2010Kristi Ellis


Designer and Luxury

Jil Sander Launches New Line

Jil Sander, led by creative director Raf Simons, wants to build a wider customer base with a lower-priced brand extension.

clock April 12, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Manolo Blahnik with Joan and Sidney Burstein


Sidney Burstein of Browns Dies

Sidney Burstein, who together with his wife, Joan, founded the Browns group of multibrand designer boutiques here, died April 5 after a long illness.

clock April 12, 2010Samantha Conti and Nina Jones


Card Activation Sues Stores Over Patent Infringement

Macy’s, Penney’s, Nordstrom among defendants in most recent suit filed by Card Activation Technologies Inc.

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Terry J. Lundgren, Rachel Roy and Wesley R. Card.


Execs Talk Innovation at Global Retailing Conference

Executives at the Global Retailing Conference said established brands need to blend their core values with cutting-edge creative and business strategies.

clock April 12, 2010Marcy Medina


Takashimaya Profits Fall

Japanese department store operator Takashimaya Co. posted a net profit of $82.6 million at average exchange for the year ended Feb. 28.

clock April 12, 2010Kelly Wetherille


Vineyard Vines Adds Merchandising Exec

Apparel and accessories brand Vineyard Vines has hired Bill Mahar as vice president of merchandising.

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Designer and Luxury

Kenneth Cole Embraces Social Media Carefully

“I have to [tweet] because I can impose my points of view on still more people,” said designer Kenneth Cole at Southern Methodist University.

clock April 12, 2010Holly Haber

Cole Haan Fall 2010 Collection


Cole Haan Fuses Old and New for Fall

Cole Haan’s fall collection reflects an effort by the 82-year-old accessories brand to build on core values emphasized by chief executive officer Dave McTague.

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Elle's May Cover


Fergie Says A Little Touch-Up Is Fine… Kate’s Myth Misses…

Fergie celebrated her May Elle cover and talked about the name of her first fragrance, Outspoken by Fergie, at a luncheon on Friday.

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Human Resources

Benefit Taps Aurelian Lis

Aurelian Lis has been named general manager, North America, of Benefit Cosmetics.

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