DRESSING UP: Dress For Success, a not-for-profit group that helps low-income women enter the workforce, will get some assistance tonight and for the next two evenings from August Max, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and editors and fashion stylists from publications such as O, The Oprah Magazine; Marie Claire, and Self. The editors and stylists will help DFS clients put together work-ready outfits at the August Max store on Third Avenue and 42nd Street, while makeup artists from Bobbi Brown give makeovers. A percentage of the store’s regular sales during the event, which runs 6-8 p.m. each night, will be donated to DFS, with a guarantee of $5,000. In addition to August Max, the store has offerings from Casual Corner and Petite Sophisticate. All three brands are owned by Retail Brand Alliance.
GUMSHOES: Finish Line Inc. sued Foot Locker Corp. for corporate espionage last week, the Associated Press reported Friday. In a lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, Finish Line alleged that Foot Locker recruited its managers and corporate officers to gain access to proprietary information regarding the company’s sales, profitability and business plans for individual stores, AP said.
STERLING SNAGS ZEGNA SEARCH: Ermenegildo Zegna has hired Sterling International, a Paris-based executive recruitment firm, to conduct the search for Richard Cohen’s replacement. As reported, Cohen will step down as president and chief executive officer of Zegna’s USA division at the end of the year.
MACY’S DRAMA: An alleged shoplifter at Macy’s Herald Square attempted suicide with a noose he made out of his shoelaces on Saturday while in a holding cell at the store. According to Elina Kazan, director of publicity at Macy’s, the alleged thief, David Gonzalez, tried to steal more than $400 worth of apparel from the store when surveillance cameras caught him. “No force was used,” Kazan said on Sunday. “We were following procedure and waited for police to arrive. This is an ongoing police investigation at this point.”