Despite $586M Loss, Penney’s Sees Progress

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While it was a disastrous second quarter at J.C. Penney Co. Inc. — the $586 million loss was wider than expected — there were some positives that bought the retailer more time, at least through holiday.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Nicole Miller Attends Dress for Success Fundraiser in Houston

The designer doesn’t do a lot of public appearances, but when she does, they often lead her to Texas.

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The Alexander Wang Wallie gym sack.

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Alexander Wang Crowdsources Bag for Samsung

Retailing for $550, the drawstring lambskin backpack has leather corners and features a black and gray print on the leather.

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Karen Elson for Tiffany & Co.'s Atlas collection.

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Tiffany & Co. to Unveil Updated Atlas Collection

With the help of Karen Elson and a group of fashion bloggers, the jeweler will debut the collection during New York Fashion Week.

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Despite $586M Loss, Penney’s Sees Progress

While it was a disastrous second quarter for the retailer, there were some positives that bought J.C. Penney more time, at least through holiday.

clock August 20, 2013Vicki M. Young

Human Resources

N.A. Bangladesh Alliance Names Chair

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Condé Nast, Amazon Ink Subscription Deal

Deal streamlines the sale of magazine subscriptions through the “1-click” shopping platform on the online retail behemoth.

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Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak watch.


Audemars Piguet Sues Tommy Hilfiger, Movado

Swiss watchmaker is accusing Hilfiger and its licensing partner of producing “imitations” of its Royal Oak watch.

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J Brand to Open First Stand-alone Stores

Fast Retailing’s acquisition of the denim brand is bearing fruit in a more detailed strategy to open locations in Los Angeles and New York in the coming year.

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Designer and Luxury

Palazzo Versace Headed to Macau

Gianni Versace SpA and Sociedade de Jogos de Macau SA, or SJM, have inked an agreement to open a hotel within the latter’s casino resort in Cotai.

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A look from Seven For All Mankind.


Seven For All Mankind Unveils Innovations

Denim has entered the high-tech age, and the brand is tapping into the trend.

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The cover of Elle's September 2013 issue.


Hearst Hires Buzzfeed, Fashionista Editors

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Joe Swanberg and Olivia Wilde in J. Mendel.


Olivia Wilde Talks Booze at ‘Drinking Buddies’ Premiere

The actress attended a screening of her latest in Brooklyn on Monday.

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Nick Hatsatouris and Lincoln Pilcher


Feast for the Eye: Montauk Eatery Moby Dick’s Spot of the Summertime

Nick Hatsatouris and Lincoln Pilcher talk about their eatery.

clock August 20, 2013Taylor Harris

Original Jams' rayon dress. Neff beanie. Stüssy sweatband.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2014 Trend: Daily Grind

Unexpected pairings promise a vibrant spring for the skatewear and streetwear crowd.

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T.J. Maxx


TJX Cos. Profits Increase 13.9%

The off-price leader continued to grab share of the apparel market in the second quarter — and made money doing it.

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Cher and Bob Mackie at Diana Vreeland's 14th annual costume exhibit in 1985.

Fashion Features

Bob Mackie, Cher to Partner Again for Singer’s ‘Farewell’ Concerts

The designer expects to make 20 outfits for the singer’s upcoming concert tour.

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Saks Fifth Avenue


HBC’s Saks Purchase: The Anatomy of a Deal

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Saks Inc.’s Takeover Timeline

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Business Features

Vendors Back Firm, Ullman in J.C. Penney Turnaround Effort

Unsettled as the retailer seems to be, several vendors indicated that its ceo has the expertise to turn the business around.

clock August 21, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg and Sharon Edelson


Credit Order Approval Nonissue for J.C. Penney at This Time

The financial community has been keeping tabs on what was potentially a liquidity crisis at the retailer.

clock August 21, 2013Vicki M. Young

The "Richard Chai for eBay Now" tote.

Fashion Scoops

Richard Chai Creates Tote for eBay Now

The tote features the same blue print that will be part of the designer’s upcoming spring show during New York Fashion Week.

clock August 21, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Danny Seo's Reserve Global fragrance.

Fashion Scoops

Danny Seo Reentering Beauty With Reserve Global Fragrance

After shutting the doors on his organic beauty business, WholeEarth, in 2011, the green lifestyle guru will launch a new beauty brand on HSN today.

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