Baker Plots Strategy As Saks Loss Widens

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It’s not a done deal yet but an eager Richard Baker has been touring Saks Fifth Avenue locations, eyeing potential closings as well as capital improvements.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Martha Stewart and Donna Karan


Richard and Lisa Perry Host Breast Cancer Fundraiser

The second annual Hamptons Paddle and Party for Pink kicked off on Saturday night at the couple’s North Haven estate.

clock August 19, 2013Alessandra Codinha

Vietnam shipped $7.5 billion in apparel to the U.S. in the last year.

Government and Trade

Industry Weighs TPP Risks, Rewards

The 19th round of negotiations is slated to begin Thursday and run through Aug. 30 in Brunei.

clock August 19, 2013Kristi Ellis

A sketch from Michelle Leal.


Supima Sets Design Contest Finalists

Students from four schools will compete for a $10,000 prize.

clock August 19, 2013Arthur Friedman

Timothy White


Timothy White Shuns Getting Any Shut Eye

Established as he is as a Hollywood photographer, he is adding new jobs to his portfolio — clothing entrepreneur, executive producer, curator and auctioneer.

clock August 19, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg


Guilty Pleas in N.J. Counterfeit Bust

Charges stemmed from a $325 million smuggling and conspiracy case, one of the largest counterfeit goods smuggling operations in history.

clock August 19, 2013Kristi Ellis

Business Features

Wal-Mart to Hold U.S. Sourcing Summit

The retailer isn’t giving up on its Made in America pledge.

clock August 19, 2013Sharon Edelson

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son, Prince George.

Fashion Scoops

Little Prince George’s New Pictures

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pose with their son, Prince George, photographed by Michael Middleton.

clock August 19, 2013Julia Neel


Snapette Acquired by PriceGrabber

Location-based app adds commerce to increase conversion.

clock August 19, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Human Resources

J.Mendel Names Marc Durie President, CEO

He will assume all of the responsibilities handled by Susan Sokol, who exited the company in February, as well as ceo duties.

clock August 19, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

A rendering of roof garden at the Hermès flagship in Beverly Hills.

Designer and Luxury

Hermès Making American Push

The first of three major U.S. retail projects to bow, the brand’s newly renovated Beverly Hills flagship will open in September.

clock August 20, 2013Sharon Edelson

A look from Free People.


Urban Outfitters Posts Record Q2 Net

On Monday ceo Richard Hayne also admitted the company is on the hunt for acquisitions.

clock August 19, 2013Sharon Edelson

Michael Angel digital-print wool, silk and sequined top and wool and silk dress. Robert Lee Morris bracelets.

Fashion Trends

Resort 2014 Trend: Check Made

Grid, plaid and square patterns — mostly rendered in black and white — added a graphic edge to the season.

clock August 20, 2013Mayte Allende

Inside Valentino's Madison Avenue townhouse.

Designer and Luxury

Valentino Unveils Madison Ave. Maison

The luxury brand has a new home at 821 Madison Avenue — a four-story town house that opens today, situated between 68th and 69th Streets.

clock August 20, 2013Jessica Iredale and Luisa Zargani

An ad from Diesel's fall campaign photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.


Diesel Goes to Tumblr to Cast Ad Campaign

The theme of Nicola Formichetti’s first ad campaign as artistic director of Diesel is “reboot,” but it could easily have been “power to the people.”

clock August 20, 2013Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

J.C. Penney Launching Joe Fresh Kids in Times Square

On Wednesday and Thursday, the retailer will set up “a real-live orange grove” with games, a truck selling Joe Fresh Kids, popsicle stands and more.

clock August 20, 2013David Moin

Saks and Neiman Marcus merger talks were kept quiet.


Richard Baker Plots Strategy as Saks Loss Widens

The HBC ceo has been touring locations, eyeing potential closings as well as capital improvements, and units that could be converted into Lord & Taylor.

clock August 20, 2013David Moin and Evan Clark


Today's Must Read

Saks Fifth Avenue's 2017 Holiday Display


Holiday Windows 2017: Urban Odes and Outsize Spectacles

clock November 22, 2017Sharon Edelson

Social Studies