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Retail

Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

clock 17hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 58mRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 12hEvan Clark

Richard Perry Joins the Penney’s Fray

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Overview

J.C. Penney Co. Inc.’s management may have lost the support of investors William Ackman and Richard Perry, but the retailer still has the financial support of factors and credit analysts — at least so far.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Intimates and Activewear

FAM Brands Buys Zobha

A purchase price was not available but Zarabi did say Zobha generates annual wholesale volume of $10 million.

clock August 7, 2013Karyn Monget

People

Teen Queen: Lorde Takes New York

Backstage with 16-year-old Ella Yelich-O’Connor before her U.S. debut.

clock August 9, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Department Stores

Perry Capital Joins the Penney’s Fray

Richard Perry has sided with activist investor William Ackman of Pershing Capital Management in seeking a faster resolution to the search for a new ceo.

clock August 11, 2013Vicki M. Young

The Markets Features

Molly Sims Inks Deal for Stork & Babe

The contemporary maternity collection will be runway-inspired and the model-actress will oversee the design process with final product approval.

clock August 9, 2013Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

SoulCycle Building Its Apparel Business

The company has devotees any brand would envy — and apparently those cyclists are making more time to shop.

clock August 9, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Executive Changes

Brooks Brothers Taps Marketing Head

The New York-based retailer has named Vivien Kronengold to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

clock August 12, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Legal

Testimony Begins in Naeem Khan Case

Friday’s showdown between Khan and his disgruntled former creative director Lionel Geneste stemmed from a wage dispute.

clock August 12, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Advertising

Seeking the Right Balance at Bebe

Looking to win back the customer and recover its trendsetter reputation, Steve Birkhold’s team has turned its attention to the going-out category.

clock August 12, 2013David Moin

Handbags

Accessories Trend: More Bag for Your Buck

Handbag designers in the contemporary market are hitting a sweet spot — under $650 — with ample style for holiday and resort.

clock August 12, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Jewelry

New Jewelry Design Focus: Versatility

Everyday jewelry has long since become the term for pieces that, while precious, can be worn day to night, seven days a week.

clock August 12, 2013Marcy Medina

Intimates and Activewear

Carolina Herrera, Shapiro Team for Sleepwear

The designer has tapped high-end lingerie designer Arielle Shapiro to collaborate on a capsule collection of luxury sleepwear.

clock August 12, 2013Karyn Monget

Business Features

Union Delays Bangladesh Meeting With Brands

The IndustriALL Global Union said Friday it was forced to postpone until September a crucial meeting with brands and retailers.

clock August 12, 2013Kristi Ellis

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Amazon, Google Face Off in Fashion Ad Chase

Amazon is pushing its way more and more into paid search, a sector where Google historically has led the market.

clock August 12, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Memo Pad

Beyoncé, Dead Celebrities Top Newsstand Sales

Numbers from the first half show that sex sells, three celebrities are better than one and Beyoncé trumps everyone, even the First Lady of the United States.

clock August 12, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Elie Tahari to Celebrate 40th Anniversary in September

In honor of the milestone, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City of New York have designated Sept. 4 “Elie Tahari Day.”

clock August 12, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Bentley Launches Handbag Line

Bentley Motors is driving into the luxury accessories arena for the first time with a line of handbags aimed at capturing women’s interest.

clock August 12, 2013David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Former Bergdorf Execs Launch Consulting Business

LaMonica-Baas Group, founded by Barbara LaMonica and Bruce Baas, specializes in retail strategy, brand development, business development and global expansion.

clock August 12, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Memo Pad

Amanda Wakeley ‘On the Bed’ Campaign Connects With Consumers

Though the campaign was not launched as a commercial venture, the showcased looks are notching 90 percent sell-throughs both online and at retail outlets.

clock August 12, 2013Samantha Conti

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