Tod’s Joins Luxe Pack Seeing Profits Fall

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Tod’s Group SpA on Thursday joined the list of luxury groups registering declining or slowing growth as the Italian firm reported a 26 percent drop in net profits in the first half.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Daniella Vitale Talks Barneys Growth at LIM

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Tod’s Joins Luxe Pack Seeing Profits Fall

The company said net profits in the first half of the year dropped 26 percent as sales slowed as a result of a challenging environment in China.

clock August 7, 2014Gordon Sorlini

A rendering of Ramy Brook's first boutique at 22 Prince Street in New York that opens next month.


Ramy Brook Opening First Store in New York

The four-year-old contemporary sportswear and handbag company will open at 22 Prince Street in NoLIta next month.

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A look at the costumes on Steven Soderbergh's new Cinemax miniseries, "The Knick."

Designer and Luxury

Ellen Mirojnick Talks Costumes on ‘The Knick’

The veteran costume designer dressed the cast of Steven Soderbergh’s gritty new period drama, which premieres tonight on Cinemax.

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Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson Selling 20.1M Shares to Advent

The $845 million deal gives the private equity firm control of 13.9 percent of activewear company and two board seats.

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Government and Trade

Police Action Ends Bangladesh Strike

More than 1,000 apparel industry workers conducting a hunger strike at a Tuba Group factory were evicted from the property on Thursday.

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Human Rights Key Issue at Ralph Lauren Annual Meeting

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Ann Inc. Warning Raises Missy Concerns

Retailer’s second-quarter troubles shift spotlight from better same-store sales in July.

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Beauty Features

Brooke Shields Collaborates With MAC Cosmetics

Her new makeup line — the largest Icon collection to date — is due in October.

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Critical Mass: SoCozy Making Push Into Children’s Hair Care

With the exception of a few mass lines, products to clean and style children’s hair have been an overlooked segment of the $12 billion-plus hair category.

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A rendering of the brand's first freestanding store.

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Urban Decay to Open Freestanding Unit

The 1,000-square-foot store at the Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach, Calif., will open by early November.

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Urban Outfitters Said Eyeing Lorna Jane

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Chloé’s New Love Story

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Fossil Enters Fragrance With Debut of 1954

The brand’s first men’s and women’s scents, which will be launched on Aug. 17, have been in development for two years.

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Mónica Cruz in the Agent Provocateur Fatale fragrance ad.


Agent Provocateur Launches Fatale Scent

The fragrance will be carried exclusively at 37 Saks doors for six months.

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A style from Aritzia's Auxiliary collection.


Aritzia Enters Handbag Market

Aritzia is getting into the handbag game.

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The inside of the John Varvatos store in Bal Harbour Shops.

Designer and Luxury

Bal Harbour Revamps Offerings

The Miami mall is seeing its retailers relocate, expand and renovate current stores, while also attracting new American and European brands.

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A Bruce Weber for Shinola ad.


Media People: Bruce Weber

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Fashion Scoops

Accessories Executive Marvin Jemal Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

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Lord & Taylor Stirs Luxury Furor

The department store miffed some brands with plans to sell vintage luxury accessories in its new concept, The Birdcage.

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