Stores Seek an Edge With Better Service

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Consumers are fed up with the quality of service in many stores, at the same time as retailers face ever-growing competition from online and mobile commerce.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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PPR, Yoox Form Joint Venture for Online Retail

Together, the companies will accelerate the e-commerce development of PPR’s luxury brands.

clock August 5, 2012Luisa Zargani


P&G Beauty Profits Flat in Fourth Quarter

Competitive pressure in North America and Western Europe offset growth in developing regions.

clock August 3, 2012Evan Clark

Tom Gossin, Rachel Reinert and Mike Gossin.


Gloriana Hits the Big Time

One of country music’s newest breakthrough acts consists of Rachel Reinert and brothers Tom and Mike Gossin.

clock August 3, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

A look from Sanctuary Femme.


Sanctuary Femme Set to Launch

The full collection of intimate apparel and loungewear will be unveiled at the CurveNV trade show in Las Vegas, which runs Aug. 21 to 23.

clock August 3, 2012Karyn Monget

Jessica Biel in Elie Saab.


‘Total Recall’ Premieres in New York

Jessica Biel, Vivica Fox and Michael Stipe attended the screening of the futuristic thriller on Thursday night.

clock August 3, 2012Kristi Garced

The MM6 Maison Martin Margiela store at 363 Bleecker Street.

Designer and Luxury

Margiela Opens First MM6 Store

Located at 363 Bleecker Street, the shop houses the Paris-based fashion brand’s contemporary label, which was launched in 1997.

clock August 3, 2012David Lipke


China UnionPay Gaining Acceptance

China’s domestic bank card is accepted in the U.S. at a growing number of merchants located primarily in major tourist cities.

clock August 6, 2012Vicki M. Young


Mixed Signals for Second Quarter

Twenty-one fashion firms will report earnings over the next two weeks — and the evidence-to-date suggests the fashion industry will just be puttering along.

clock August 6, 2012Evan Clark

J.T. Intimates’ nylon and spandex halter top. Past Era earrings.


Spring 2013 Intimates Trend: Time After Time

Victorian influences abound for the season as lingerie designers tap the era with demure lace, scalloped trimmings and the softest of pale cotton voiles.

clock August 6, 2012Bobbi Queen

A view of retail shoe service with more of a personal touch.


Customer Service: Getting Back to Basics

Consumers are fed up with the quality of service in many stores, at the same time as retailers face ever-growing competition from online and mobile commerce.

clock August 6, 2012Sharon Edelson

A visual from Agent Provocateur’s fall-winter 2012 advertising campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Agent Provocateur Taps Mónica Cruz

Cruz, a professional dancer and sister of actress Penélope Cruz, is the face of the brand’s fall-winter 2012 advertising campaign.

clock August 6, 2012Karyn Monget

Victoria Beckham


Victoria Beckham Launches Optical Line

The designer, who is near-sighted herself, partnered with Cutler & Gross on the six-piece collection that will make its debut at Silmo Paris on Oct. 4.

clock August 6, 2012Rachel Strugatz

18-K Gold Stackable Rings from Syna Jewels


Jewelers’ New Focus: Versatility

Jewelry designers are putting their faith in color, craftsmanship and versatility in order to draw in value-hungry consumers.

clock August 6, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

An image from the fall Juicy Couture campaign.


Juicy Couture Taps Karlie Kloss as Face of Fall Campaign

The campaign is another step in the brand’s reimaging and turnaround efforts.

clock August 6, 2012Lisa Lockwood

A Tom Ford gown from Neiman’s Art of Fashion campaign.


Erik Madigan Heck Lenses ‘Art of Fashion’ for Neiman Marcus

At 28 years old, he is the youngest to shoot the campaign, which in previous years was shot by Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton and Annie Leibovitz, among others.

clock August 6, 2012David Moin

An image from J. Lindeberg’s fall campaign.


Peter Lindbergh to Photograph J. Lindeberg Ads

The fall campaign will be the first concerted advertising push for the brand in the U.S. in six years.

clock August 6, 2012David Lipke

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Team GB House.

Fashion Scoops

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Make Olympic Rounds

Wearing Team GB apparel, the royals continue to cheer on the Olympic hopefuls.

clock August 6, 2012Lorelei Marfil

Anya Hindmarch

Fashion Scoops

New Minority Shareholder for Anya Hindmarch

The unnamed private Qatari investor group purchased the minority stake owned by longtime shareholders Kelso Place Asset Management LLP.

clock August 6, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Loewe’s Stuart Vevers on West Coast Tour

The creative director first stopped in Los Angeles Thursday to support the brand’s capsule bag collection in Neiman Marcus.

clock August 6, 2012Marcy Medina

Lily Collins in Movado's fall campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Movado Names Lily Collins Brand Ambassador

The 23-year-old actress and model will be featured in the firm’s upcoming fall campaign shot by Carter Smith.

clock August 6, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Shopbop Names Treena Lombardo Fashion Director

Kate Ciepluch, the site’s former fashion director, left the company in December, after a decade.

clock August 6, 2012Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Trina Turk Ties Up With Threadless for Design Challenge

One winner will create a print for the designer’s fall collection.

clock August 6, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Sharon Stone to Host AmfAR’s Milano Gala

The actress will preside over a charity auction on Sept. 22 at the historic Palazzo della Permanente.

clock August 6, 2012Jake Flanagin

Fashion Scoops Receives Cash Infusion

The online subscription service plans to put the money toward new fashion categories, international expansion and acquisitions.

clock August 6, 2012Rachel Brown

Tavi Gevinson

Fashion Scoops

Wren Designer Melissa Coker Fetes Fall Collection

The Sunday evening event at TenOverSix boutique featured a screening of the short film “Beware of Young Girls” with fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson.

clock August 6, 2012Christina Silvestri

Fashion Scoops

Italian Brand Hache Sets New York Fashion Week Presentation

The event is part of a larger strategy by parent GFM Industria SpA to step up the brand’s visibility globally.

clock August 6, 2012Marc Karimzadeh


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