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Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

clock 15hJessica Iredale

Fashion

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

clock 9hMiles Socha

Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

clock August 26, 2016Allison Collins

Outlook for B-t-s Grows Gloomier

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Overview

Retailers can only hope the early stages of back-to-school aren’t a harbinger of holiday.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Human Resources

Retail Hiring Picks Up in July

U.S. unemployment rate drops to 7.4 percent.

clock August 4, 2013Kristi Ellis

Department Stores

Paris Prosecutor Probes Printemps Sale

The preliminary inquiry will look into accusations by labor representatives opposed to the deal.

clock August 4, 2013Joelle Diderich

Department Stores

Monica Rich Kosann Opens Bergdorf Goodman Shop

The 400-square-foot shop is the only space on Bergdorf’s seventh floor selling jewelry.

clock August 2, 2013David Moin

Footwear

Lucchese Rides Into New Future as Lifestyle Brand

The maker of high-end cowboy boots is launching fashion footwear for women and men as part of its strategy.

clock August 2, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Intimates and Activewear

Triumph International Enters U.S. Market

The $2.1 billion underwear and bra specialist plans to open stores in shopping malls in Huntington Station and Garden City, N.Y., this month.

clock August 5, 2013Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

Frette Expands Accessories, Footwear

The Italian specialist in luxury lingerie, loungewear and bedding has entered into a collaboration with Harry’s of London.

clock August 2, 2013Karyn Monget

Clothing/Furnishings

Randa to Invest $25M in Infrastructure, Close Swank Facility

Operations in Reno, New Orleans and Toronto slated for expanded output.

clock August 4, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Jewelry

Wendy Nichol Expands Into Fine Jewelry

After designing a few custom engagement and wedding bands for friends, the designer said a fine collection felt like a natural progression.

clock August 2, 2013Kristi Garced

Watches

Coach Revamps Watch Collection

In tandem with its licensing partner Movado Group, the New York-based accessories firm has doubled the collection to 200 styles and lowered the price points.

clock August 5, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Reed Krakoff to Buy Namesake Business for $10

Under the deal inked July 29, Krakoff will also assume debts tied to the business and issue Coach 15 percent of the business’ “common membership interests.”

clock August 2, 2013Evan Clark

Eyewear

Sequential Buys Revo Brand From Oakley Inc.

The cash transaction represents the fourth deal Sequential has completed so far this year.

clock August 5, 2013Vicki M. Young

Jewelry

Jewelry Trend: Pearl Jam

Kiss the country club goodbye. Pearls, long the chosen jewel of conservative style, are having a renaissance.

clock August 5, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Footwear

Ann Taylor, Vince Camuto Link for Footwear Offering

The first styles from the Camuto Group hit Ann Taylor stores and anntaylor.com today.

clock August 5, 2013David Lipke

Government and Trade

India Revises FDI Regulations

The Indian government has relented to pressure from overseas retailers and revised some of the rules for foreign direct investment in multibrand retailing.

clock August 5, 2013Mayu Saini

Forecasts and Analysis

Retailers Still Finding Footing for B-t-s

As stores resort to virtually every device in their promotional toolboxes to build buzz, what had been already modest expectations are becoming even gloomier.

clock August 5, 2013Arnold J. Karr

People

Leandra Medine on the Rules of Man Repelling

The fashion blogger has parlayed her Web experience into a new book, “Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls.”

clock August 5, 2013Lorna Koski

Memo Pad

Hearst, Estée Lauder Team Up for Flipboard Magazine

The Estée Lauder Beauty Book offers fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle content from the editorial teams of Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Marie Claire.

clock August 5, 2013Julie Naughton

Memo Pad

Carine Roitfeld Styles Fall Campaign for DVF

Diane von Furstenberg also worked for the first time with Daria Werbowy as model and Sebastian Faena as photographer.

clock August 5, 2013David Lipke

Memo Pad

Details Magazine, Lacoste Partner on Contest

Creative professionals in the arts, food, architecture and industrial, automotive or furniture design are invited to submit applications online.

clock August 5, 2013David Lipke

Memo Pad

British GQ One Direction Cover Stirs Fan Ire

The September 2013 issue of the magazine, with its five different covers featuring all of the band members, went on sale on Thursday.

clock August 5, 2013Julia Neel

Fashion Scoops

Fifth & Pacific Settles Gores Complaint

Fifth & Pacific Cos. Inc. and two of its foreign subsidiaries paid Gores Malibu Holdings and Mexx Europe International $22 million to settle all claims.

clock August 5, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Vera Wang Madison Avenue Store Getting an Update

The Upper East Side boutique is about to be refurbished by Brian Sawyer, who is also finessing a store for the designer on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

clock August 5, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad

Rachel Zoe’s Media Group Expands

Recent appointments include Tom Balamaci as general manager and Megan Gustashaw as editorial director.

clock August 5, 2013Marcy Medina

Memo Pad

Milly Launching First Ad Campaign

After 13 years in business, the fashion brand has finally caught the advertising bug.

clock August 5, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

One Dress a Day Web Site Launching in August

Created by Bruno Schiavi, the site will offer a dress style daily at an average price of $169.

clock August 5, 2013Rachel Brown

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