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Fashion designer and teacher Libena Rachová.

Fashion Features

Keep It in Czech

At Prague’s design schools, growing the country’sfashion industry is a matter of national pride.

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Styles from Tommy Hilfiger.


Macy’s Returns: Two New Orleans-Area Stores Open

The retailer launches in a pair of key suburbs of New Orleans.

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The Dillard’s women’s department.


Dillard’s Relaunches in New Orleans Area

Three years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Dillard?s Inc. is heralding a top-to-bottom renovation of its store at Lakeside Shopping Center.

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Retailers Avoid Hanna Damage, but Ike Looms

Tropical storm’s impact minimal; New Orleans stores reopen.

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Although not open to the public Thursday, Coach’s lights were on as management scheduled employees for work Friday.


New Orleans Retailers Return

More storms threaten southeastern U.S.

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Flood water surged over the side of a levee on the Industrial Canal in New Orleans.


New Orleans Lockdown Curbs Retail

Damage is limited, but precautions make for lengthy resumption of business.

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Gustav Hits the Gulf Coast

Retailers Prepared for Hurricane Gustav.

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Frock Candy's Kalliopi Nicopoulos.


Precise Plans

New Orleans retailers brace for active buying armed with new ground rules.

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Magazine Street Reloaded

In New Orleans men’s apparel options have with the small men’s boutiques staking a claim on the male customer who might at one time have had to look elsewhere.

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Rubensteins Unveils Post-Katrina Upgrade

In a renovation that was planned before Hurricane Katrina devastated the city Rubensteins has spent $2.5 million to increase the size of the men’s department.

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Stephen I Sadove


SFA Campaign to Focus on Local Ads

Saks Fifth Avenue plans to step up the “Want It!” marketing campaign to highlight key items and trends in local markets, Stephen I. Sadove, Saks Inc.’s chairman and chief executive officer, said Wednesday at the retailer’s annual stockholders’ meeting.

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Suzanne Perron


Newcomers Embrace Retailing in New Orleans

Amid ills from rising crime to deteriorated schools, most retailing here appears to be holding its own as the city celebrates Mardi Gras today.

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Stephen and Karin Sadove, and Ron Frasch, Saks' chief merchant.


Saks Celebrates New Orleans Reopening

“It was not a question of if we would reopen, it was a question of when,” said Stephen Sadove, Saks’ chairman and chief executive officer, who was the host last week at the debut of the refurbished Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Saks Fifth Avenue


Saks Makes Fresh Start in New Orleans

Looted and ravaged by fire, the Saks Fifth Avenue store here was a dark, dank shell when general manager Carolyn Elder assessed the damage after Hurricane Katrina.

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Gabe Nassar, manager of contemporary and modern departments at Saks Fifth Avenue in New Orleans, and Carolyn Elder, general manager.


One Year After Katrina New Orleans Retailers Try to Adapt, Persevere

On a sweltering day after Hurricane Katrina one year ago, Wendy LeGardeur stuffed silk and taffeta eveningwear into her car, trying to salvage the merchandise from her boutique.

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A look from Charles de Vilmorin's capsule collection.


Rising Designer Charles de Vilmorin Has No Time to Waste

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