Wal-Mart CEO Scott, on the Hot Seat, Navigates New Course

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On a brisk spring morning, much of northwest Arkansas' power elite, in suits and cowboy boots, waited in a field about five miles from Wal-Mart headquarters for the groundbreaking of a lifestyle center mall.

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Rogers, Ark., Mayor Steve Womack with Lee and Linda Scott at a lifestyle mall groundbreaking.


Wal-Mart CEO Scott, on the Hot Seat, Navigates New Course

On a brisk spring morning, much of northwest Arkansas’ power elite, in suits and cowboy boots, waited in a field about five miles from Wal-Mart headquarters for the groundbreaking of a lifestyle center mall.

clock May 24, 2005Katherine Bowers

Counterfeit jeans seized by U.S. Customs in New York.


House Passes Counterfeiting Bill

The bill would expand penalties to those who traffic in bogus labels and packaging, and would require the forfeiture of the equipment used to make the items.

clock May 24, 2005Kristi Ellis


Weighing China’s Next Move on Quotas

The Bush administration last week invoked a new batch of safeguards quotas, allowed under China’s entry agreement to the WTO in 2001.

clock May 24, 2005John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

In Brief: Bauer’s Board … Silver Exits … Four-Star Dining

BAUER’S BOARD: A new board has been named for Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc., the company established as the parent company of retailer Eddie Bauer upon the company’s emergence from Chapter 11 reorganization. The nine-member board includes…

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Mischa Barton


Cardinal Rules

ROME — It’s no small feat to upstage a crowd peopled with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Mischa Barton, Tilda Swinton and Maggie Cheung. But that’s what happened Wednesday night…

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Valesca Guerrand-Hermes in an Andrea Karambelas tunic.


Child’s Play

Guest auctioneer Billy Bush of “Access Hollywood” fame wasn’t amused by his audience at Thursday’s Operation Smile Collection Couture Event. Despite his many wolf whistles, guests — including celebrity hairstylist Ken…

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Bouley Bakery and Market


A Moveable Feast

NEW YORK — David Bouley’s latest venture, Bouley Bakery and Market, is literally keeping him awake at night.

“I woke up at 6:30 because I dreamed one of the flower pots fell from the ledge and hit a woman with a baby carriage. See,” he…

clock May 24, 2005Emily Holt

Rebecca Moses, for Wild About Cashmere.


Saks Gets Kick From Cashmere

Saks Fifth Avenue is getting “Wild About Cashmere.”

clock May 24, 2005David Moin

Ricardo Chavira and Candace Bushnell at the Ghurka opening.


Fashion Scoops: On Pointe … Nast And Nice … Mulberry Branches West …

ON POINTE: Ballet flats are the must-have spring shoe, so no wonder Cole Haan is taking the style back to its roots. A leading benefactor of the American Ballet Theatre, the accessories company is introducing a limited edition…

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Other Roadside Attractions

Bustling masses and a smoky, meaty smell wafting from the nearby pretzel and hot dog cart are the norm at Astou Mdaye’s jewelry stand, set up just below the corner of Broadway and 14th Street.

clock May 24, 2005Meenal Mistry

Magaschoni Beige Label's silk trenchcoat, silk blouse and silk and metallic cropped pants for resort.


Magaschoni Makes Some Moves

The company recently opened a boutique here, launched a wovens division and beefed up its New York-based staff to support anticipated growth.

clock May 24, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

The founder's wife, Pauline Kaye, outside the 57th Street store.


Looking Back at Ritz Furs After 63 Years

In 1942, Ritz Furs was one of the first luxury retailers to secure an address on 57th Street here. Now, 63 years later, it is closing.

clock May 24, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Nicole Miller, Marilyn Hamilton and Carol Alt.

Fashion Features

New Discoveries in Design

Discovery Through Design, an organization celebrating the style and success of women in wheelchairs, has chosen four outstanding women in wheelchairs as “roll models.”

clock May 24, 2005Julee Greenberg

Kaoru "Tim" Takagi

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Zirh to Unveil Men’s Scent

Zirh International Corp. is already among the top men’s skin care players in department stores, but now it wants to be more of a factor in men’s fragrance, as well.

clock May 24, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Melissa Haberman and Michelle Gertzman

Fashion Features

Here Comes The Bride

A Bridal Business Blooms in The Windy City
Two college acquaintances reconnect after years apart, when a mutual friend comes to town. One is busy designing her sister’s wedding dress; the other is eager to start a business. By the…

clock May 24, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Alpaca is one of Peru's largest exports.


Peru Pushes Fashion Exports

Peru Moda 2005 was a showcase for apparel, textiles, jewelry and footwear from 200 companies, with a focus on increasing the country’s exports in the competitive global market.

clock May 24, 2005Cinzia Black

Stan Herman receives the designer honoree award.


RadiciSpandex Stretches to the Future

RadiciSpandex Corp. made the jump from high school to college for its seventh annual Stretch to the Future design scholarship competition.

clock May 24, 2005Ross Tucker


DuPont Fiber Hits the Web

DuPont has added its new fiber, Sorona, to FAST, its Web-based search engine, sampling service and collaboration space for fabric.

clock May 24, 2005Cate T. Corcoran


Reitmans’ High-Tech Plan For Inventory Organization

Canadian apparel retailer Reitmans intends to use technology for merchandise planning.

clock May 24, 2005Denise Power


Court Ruling to Affect Cotton Funding

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government has the right to charge beef producers for a multimillion-dollar federal marketing program, a decision that has far-reaching implications for importers of cotton apparel.

clock May 24, 2005Kristi Ellis


Vendor Group Eyed to Fight Chargebacks

There was a time when vendors were too afraid to even think about fighting against retail chargebacks.

clock May 24, 2005Vicki M. Young


Polo to Buy Its Footwear License

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. is buying its footwear license from Reebok International Ltd. for $110 million in cash.

clock May 24, 2005Melanie Kletter

Graydon Carter and Anna Scott


Memo Pad: You Make Me Want To Shout … Role Playing … Fan Base …

YOU MAKE ME WANT TO SHOUT: Is Graydon Carter secretly a frat boy at heart? To supply the music at his wedding to Anna Scott this past Saturday, the Vanity Fair editor in chief hired Otis Day and the…

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Ralph Lauren's Olympic Closing Ceremony uniforms.


Ralph Lauren Unveils Olympic Closing Ceremony Uniforms

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