Growing Neiman Marcus: New Owner May Be Near And Expansion a Priority

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With Neiman Marcus Group drawing bids in the $100-a-share range, new owners will need to expand in order to profit off the investment.

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Growing Neiman Marcus: New Owner May Be Near And Expansion a Priority

With Neiman Marcus Group drawing bids in the $100-a-share range, new owners will need to expand in order to profit off the investment.

clock April 19, 2005David Moin and Vicki M. Young


Retail Stocks Rebound After Market Plunge

The S&P 500 gained 0.3 percent to close at 1,145.98, while the S&P Retail Index jumped 1.3 percent to 409.1.

clock April 19, 2005Meredith Derby

Afschineh Latifi


Ever After

Afschineh Latifi talks about her book “Even After All This Time: A Story of Love, Revolution and Leaving Iran”.

clock April 19, 2005Vanessa Lawrence


Gap Gets President, Old Navy Ships Out

Old Navy is apparently shipping out of New York, vacating its design offices on West 18th Street in a cost-cutting move said to affect over 100 people.

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The new watch line.

Fashion Features

Jay-Z Enters Luxe With Audemars Piguet

Swiss watch brand Audemars Piguet is creating a new line of watches to celebrate rap star Jay-Z’s 10 years in the music business.

clock April 19, 2005Emily Holt

Fashion Features

In Brief: No Bonus For Drexler … Guess Goes Hollywood … To A New Sector

NO BONUS FOR DREXLER: J. Crew Group Inc. said in an April 12 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that chief executive officer Millard Drexler did not receive a cash bonus based on the company’s fiscal year 2004…

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Dana Goodyear


A Taste of Honey

Waxing poetic with Dana Goodyear.

clock April 19, 2005Marshall Heyman


L.A. Confidential

LOS ANGELES — Heather Howard knows a thing or two about stars behaving badly. As a personal assistant to Hollywood’s A-list for over 20 years, she’s witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly, and lived to tell all in her first novel,…

clock April 19, 2005Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

All The Bride Moves

NEW YORK — A wedding day free from surprises — such as the bride tearing her dress or the maid of honor spraining her ankle — is typically…

clock April 19, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Exhibitors at Intertextile Beijing were concerned about the threat of safeguard quotas being imposed on China's exports.


Quota Concerns in China

Three months into the post-quota era, Chinese textile firms at Intertextile Beijing had mixed feelings about the state of their industry.

clock April 19, 2005Betsy Lowther

Executives at last week's Interstoff Asia were digesting the effect of the end of quotas.


Mills Adapt to Trade Shift

HONG KONG — As China’s apparel and textile exports soar, executives at the Interstoff Asia show were focused on finding ways to grow their companies, which have been freed of quota restrictions.

Much of the talk focused on China,…

clock April 19, 2005Vicki Rothrock


Shipowners Seek Major Price Hikes

Negotiations between importers and ocean carriers on next year’s shipping contracts are at a critical point with little time left.

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Greek Magnate Sees Growth

PIRAEUS, Greece — The dramatic growth in China’s economy as well as Asian business in general will likely keep demand for freight capacity high, said the president of the world’s largest group of shipowners.


clock April 19, 2005John Zarocostas

Larger-format scene prints in cotton and mesh were new looks at Sprintex.

Fashion Features

Premium Focus Drives L.A. Fabric Show

LOS ANGELES — A focus on high-end fabrics for the contemporary market kept booths busy at this month’s Los Angeles Textile Show.

Buyers were on the lookout for textiles to accentuate high-end apparel lines, from metallic, rich…

clock April 19, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller


Reality Bites: Grubman’s TV Trials

NEW YORK — Lizzie Grubman, the tank top-wearing publicist who went to jail for mowing down 16 people outside a Long Island nightclub, is back where all fallen women currently belong — on reality television. And while the ratings of her…

clock April 19, 2005Jacob Bernstein


Memo Pad: Freedom of Spoof … Camera Shy … Lunchroom Politics …

FREEDOM OF SPOOF: Good news for all of those who view the right to ridicule your boss as a First Amendment issue: A New York State Supreme Court judge has batted down American Media Inc.’s attempt to quash an unpublished novel by…

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Allen Questrom and Paul Charron flank Marvin Traub at the Rainbow Room celebration.


CEOs, Designers Fete Traub at 80

NEW YORK — In his 80 years, Marvin Traub has scaled the heights of retailing, so it was fitting that he chose the Rainbow Room, with its panoramic views of New York City, to celebrate his birthday.

Allen Questrom, Evelyn and Leonard…

clock April 19, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

A look from the new Trio New York collection.

Fashion Features

Trio New York Returns to the Dress Scene

NEW YORK — Trio New York is back in business after a two-year hiatus.

The husband-and-wife team of Steven Garfield and Judith Lowe relaunched the label with a new partner for spring.

“We took a good, long look at the dress…

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Varvatos: Trading Spaces To Build Presence in SoHo

NEW YORK — John Varvatos’ men’s wear business is sizzling in SoHo and his women’s wear line may benefit.

Varvatos plans to move his men’s business from its 2,800-square-foot store at 149 Mercer Street to a…

clock April 19, 2005Sharon Edelson

Christina Hattler, Andrea Breuckner, Kyung Lee and Wendy Bassin.

Fashion Features

The Village People

NEW YORK — Two downtown boutiques and warm spring weather were reasons enough for Kyung Lee to celebrate on Thursday, when she held a packed cocktail party — complete with keg beer and spiked ice tea — at Claudine and Albertine, her…

clock April 19, 2005Jamie Rosen

Fashion Features

Denim, Novel Looks Score at Dallas Show

DALLAS — Buyers looked for spring and summer immediates and early fall styles at Fashion Industry Gallery’s four-day market.

FIG officials said the market, which ended April 3, was strong in traffic and sales and plans are moving…

clock April 19, 2005Rusty Williamson

Michael Kors and items from his Island Michael Kors collection.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Kors in the Sun at Saks Fifth Ave … Revlon Taps Executive VP … L’Oreal Names Florian Chanet …

Kors in the Sun at Saks Fifth Ave.
NEW YORK — Michael Kors was an island in a stream of fragrance buyers and industry executives Friday at Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship here.

More than 500 shoppers — and an…

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