Macy’s Set to Open Biggest Shoe Floor

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Macy’s Herald Square opens a major portion of “the world’s largest” shoe floor today, escalating the battle among Manhattan’s retailers to conquer the footwear category.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Vivienne Tam's slippers for Hilton

Fashion Scoops

Vivienne Tam Does Slippers for Hilton

The designer created the footwear for the hotel’s hospitality program for Chinese tourists.

clock August 8, 2012Ellen Sheng

Bruce Rockowitz

Business Features

Li & Fung Hit by European Economy, Eyes Deals

The same economic turmoil that pushed operating profits down 21.6 percent in the half is opening opportunities in Europe for the sourcing giant.

clock August 9, 2012Amanda Kaiser and Evan Clark


China Region Recovers From Typhoon

Retailers and textile manufacturers said that so far there has been little impact from the worst typhoon to hit the Yangtze Delta region in nearly a decade.

clock August 9, 2012Lara Farrar

The juniors' department at Kohl's.


Wall Street Awaits Kohl’s Comeback

The retailer’s profits beat expectations in the period, but its outlook for the year was lowered.

clock August 9, 2012Evan Clark


The New York Times in Talks to Sell

How-to reference site has in recent years dragged down the company’s bottom line.

clock August 9, 2012Erik Maza

E. Scott Beattie


Elizabeth Arden Looking to Double Sales

Company sees a transformational year ahead as it drives its stake further into the celebrity fragrance business.

clock August 9, 2012Molly Prior

Nick Hutton in the print ad.


Prada Sets Sail With Luna Rossa Fragrance

The men’s scent gleans inspiration from the fashion brand’s sailboat of the same name that competes in major professional races.

clock August 9, 2012Jennifer Weil

Mariah Carey

Color Cosmetics

OPI Signs Deal With Mariah Carey

The first of two collections will hit the company’s global distribution of salons, spas and retailers in January.

clock August 9, 2012Rachel Brown

Coco Noir by Chanel.


Chanel Set to Launch Third Coco Scent

Coco Noir is an homage to the designer’s memory.

clock August 9, 2012Julie Naughton

Fashion Fair's True Finish Refining Mineral Foundation.

Color Cosmetics

Fashion Fair Launching First Liquid Mineral Foundation

The nearly 40-year-old makeup company is recalibrating with plans to reemerge as an industry leader in the ethnic beauty market.

clock August 9, 2012Belisa Silva

Jennifer Lopez in Teeology


Jennifer Lopez Joins Online T-shirt Venture launched this month as an Internet destination for premium basic T-shirts and curated graphic Ts for men and women.

clock August 9, 2012Marcy Medina

Government and Trade

Apparel Imports Dip on Uncertain Demand

Combined apparel and textile shipments to the U.S. in June edged up 0.3 percent.

clock August 9, 2012Kristi Ellis

A view of the Arbat shopping street in Almaty, Kazakhstan.


Kazakhstan: Luxury’s Next Golden Market

The oil-rich country bordering the Caspian Sea and Russia is attracting a slew of designers and retailers.

clock August 9, 2012Catherine Blanchard


Business Features

Nordstrom Profit Slips, Rack Shines

The department store’s off-price chain saw net sales increase 18.9 percent and same-store sales grow 7.7 percent during the second quarter.

clock August 9, 2012Sharon Edelson

Ralph Lauren

Business Features

Ralph Lauren Has Eye on Brazil

Even after 15 years as a public company, the firm still has plenty of opportunities ahead of it, including expansion in international markets.

clock August 9, 2012Vicki M. Young and Marc Karimzadeh

Reem Acra advertisement


Reem Acra to Launch First Fragrance

During an interview at her home in New York City’s Fashion District, the Lebanese designer talked about incorporating her heritage into her debut scent effort.

clock August 9, 2012Julie Naughton

Aniket Satam


Lakmé Fashion Week Puts Spotlight on Young Designers

The five days of fashion week included workshops, focused talks and crafts demonstrations, giving the shows a clearer identity.

clock August 9, 2012Mayu Saini


Delta Galil Upbeat on Schiesser Buy

Second-quarter profits, sales up on eve of deal consummation.

clock August 9, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Make items from Mana Products.

Color Cosmetics

Nikos Mouyiaris Launches Charitable Cosmetics Brand

The color cosmetics brand, called Make, will be sold on the internet beginning Oct. 15.

clock August 9, 2012Pete Born

Heidi Manheimer, left, and Hisayuki Suekawa, right, with volunteers.

Human Resources

Shiseido Plants a Cherry Tree in Manhattan

Tokyo-based beauty giant is celebrating its 140th anniversary through individual initiatives of Shiseido subsidiaries in 89 countries and areas.

clock August 10, 2012Pete Born

Marchesa Parfume d’Extase.


Marchesa Fashions a Fragrance

Much like Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig’s red carpet gowns, the bottle for Marchesa Parfume d’Extase features plenty of detail and sparkle.

clock August 10, 2012Julie Naughton

A product from Urban Decay's Build Your Own Palette.

Color Cosmetics

Urban Decay Expanding Naked Franchise

The brand is adding a new line called Naked Skin, which features a liquid formula foundation, as well as other items.

clock August 10, 2012Julie Naughton

Gia Coppola


Gia Coppola in the Spotlight

Keeping the family tradition of film directing alive, the granddaughter of Francis Ford has carved a niche directing short fashion films in Los Angeles.

clock August 10, 2012Marcy Medina

Lou Doillon


Lou Doillon’s Song

After quietly writing music on her guitar over the last seven years, the actress and model can add musician to her lengthy résumé.

clock August 10, 2012Tara Bonet-Black

A rendering of the new shoe floor in Macy's Herald Square.


Macy’s Goes Big With World’s Largest Shoe Floor

Macy’s Herald Square opens a major portion of renovated floor today, escalating the battle among Manhattan’s retailers to conquer the footwear category.

clock August 10, 2012David Moin


Proenza Schouler Bringing Public Relations In-House

Jenny Kim, who was most recently vice president of public relations at Prada USA, is joining the New York label as vice president of global communications.

clock August 10, 2012Marc Karimzadeh


American Eagle Outfitters’ 77kids Business Sold to Ezrani 2 Corp.

The deal closed Aug. 3 with Ezra Dabah, the former chairman and ceo of The Children’s Place, buying the chain’s assets, its online business and inventory.

clock August 10, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Agent Provocateur Teams Up With Lingerie London

The lingerie brand will stage a fashion show and gala dinner as part of as part of the charity project’s event on Oct. 24.

clock August 10, 2012Samantha Conti

Christa B. Allen in Giorgio Armani with Ashley Madekwe in Zimmerman.

Fashion Scoops

InStyle Hosts Annual Summer Soiree in L.A.

What started as a way to commiserate for all those who were stuck in the city for the summer has ballooned into an annual event for up-and-coming actors.

clock August 10, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

RILA Writes to Obama, Romney

Leaders of the Retail Industry Leaders Association urged the two candidates to pursue “pro-retail policies.”

clock August 10, 2012Kristi Ellis

Fashion Scoops

Duchess of Cambridge Attends Synchronized Swimming, Women’s Wrestling

She was spotted greeting Prince Albert of Monaco, as she sat down to watch the synchronized swimming team at the Aquatics Center at the Olympic Park.

clock August 10, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Dallas’ NorthPark Center Adding to FNO Agenda

This year’s Fashion’s Night Out event will feature runway shows and a mannequin exhibit in addition to the customary entertainment.

clock August 10, 2012Holly Haber

Fashion Scoops

Peter Lindbergh Retrospective to Open in Milan

“Known and ‘The Unknown” will open at at Galleria Carla Sozzani, at Corso Como 10, on Sept. 7.

clock August 10, 2012Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

La Rinascente to Get New Flagship in Rome

Central Retail Corp. has acquired a building covering 189,000 square feet of commercial space in the city’s central Via del Tritone.

clock August 10, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Kate Spade Opens Third London Store

The new store is located at the Westfield London mall in west London.

clock August 10, 2012Lorelei Marfil


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