Hopping to a New Beat: P. Diddy Enters Women’s Via Sean by Sean Combs

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Sean Combs' highly anticipated women's collection has arrived, with a name reflecting the designer's more personal side: Sean by Sean Combs.

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Sean Combs at his Manhattan home on Wednesday.

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Hopping to a New Beat: P. Diddy Enters Women’s Via Sean by Sean Combs

Sean Combs’ highly anticipated women’s collection has arrived, with a name reflecting the designer’s more personal side: Sean by Sean Combs.

clock June 2, 2005Lauren DeCarlo


In Brief: New Fashion Week … Wal-Mart Challenge … Ebay Goes Shopping

NEW FASHION WEEK: Japan’s fashion industry plans to launch a Tokyo Fashion Week this fall to better promote Japanese brands worldwide. The week will be supported by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The original Tokyo…

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Neiman’s Rolls On: Income Up 15.9%

The Neiman Marcus Group’s third-quarter results got a big boost from full-price selling, while showing that the luxury sector is still red hot.

clock June 2, 2005Vicki M. Young

Uma Thurman's sultry look in Louis Vuitton's fall campaign.

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Uma Returns for Vuitton

It looks like Uma Thurman’s relationship with Louis Vuitton is getting even more serious.

clock June 2, 2005Miles Socha

David Beckham in the SoHo Adidas store.

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Fashion Scoops: Book Drive … Sell It Like Beckham … Sharp Dressed Man

BOOK DRIVE: Putting books in the window of a fashion boutique is nothing new in Paris’ Saint Germain district, given its glorious literary roots. Still, some eyebrows were raised this week at the sight of copies of “Front Row,” the…

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Hilfiger Drumming Up Buzz

Just one more week, and Tommy Hilfiger will be a reality TV star.

clock June 2, 2005Julee Greenberg

Mario Sorrenti with his son Arsun.


Beach Boys

A veritable slew of bigwigs tore themselves away from their cedar-shingled manses Saturday night and helped kick off the Hamptons social season at a party for Kelly Klein’s newest photography tome, “Emotion.”

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Buffy Cafritz and Deeda Blair


Safra’s Choice

Some 250 people celebrated the opening of the Edmond J. Safra Lodge at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

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Art Deco images from the book.


Memory Lane

Reading Umberto Eco’s latest novel, “The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana,” is like being submerged in a vast sea of cultural references, philosophical musings and literary witticisms.

clock June 2, 2005Vanessa Lawrence

Raven Denim pairs tailored styles with vintage washes.

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Denim Dish: Peace Through Embroidery … Cygne Designs in Deal With Commerce Clothing … The Smashbox Factor …

Smashbox Studios becomes a jeans “Factor” … Peace for People turns to embroidery for something special … Raven stays tailored and sexy.

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A Prana performance top.

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Prana Adds Fashion to Function

Prana, a fast-growing maker of technical yoga and rock-climbing apparel, has been adding more fashion-forward items to its offerings, and fall marks its most significant lifestyle collection yet.

clock June 2, 2005Marianne Hayes

Shelley Marks is the new president at Marika Group.

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Active Firms Make Executive Shifts

Change is in the air in activewear, with Marika Group, Under Armour and Nike’s Exeter Brands Group all making key appointments.

clock June 2, 2005Melanie Kletter

Malia Mills' new store.


Sidelines: Horsing Around … Malia Mills Expands … Hurley Steps Up

HORSING AROUND: Off-Track Betting isn’t usually associated with designer fashions. But in a quest to freshen its image and reach a younger audience, OTB is hosting its first equestrian-themed fashion show at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, days…

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Getaway America

U.S. destinations travelers would most like to visit this summer.

clock June 2, 2005Cecily Hall


Report: West Coast Ports Overburdened With Goods

U.S. ports, railroads and highways are ill-equipped to handle increasing demand to transport goods arriving at West Coast ports, a new report said.

clock June 2, 2005Joanna Ramey

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Shiseido Said Closing Marais Collection

Shiseido has pulled the plug on its Stephane Marais beauty line, it was learned.

clock June 2, 2005Jennifer Weil

A look from Cardinali.

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Cardinali Then and Now

The clothes Marilyn Lewis designed under the Cardinali label resonated among the 400-plus fans at a benefit luncheon here last month.

clock June 2, 2005Rose Apodaca

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Kenzo, LVMH Reach Deal

Designer Kenzo Takada reached an 11th-hour, out-of-court settlement Wednesday with LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton in connection with a dispute over the rights to the use of the Kenzo Takada name.

clock June 2, 2005Emilie Marsh


Gottschalks Narrows Loss

Gottschalks Inc. trimmed its loss in the first quarter in the face of a tougher year-over-year sales comparison.

clock June 2, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz


Dillard’s Suit Alleges Racial Discrimination

The lawsuit, filed by Debbie Deavers Sturvisant in a federal district court in Birmingham, Ala., seeks class-action status.

clock June 2, 2005Vicki M. Young


Merchandising in Focus at Retail Systems

Merchandising and allocation systems were top of mind for many retailers and exhibitors attending Retail Systems in Chicago last week.

clock June 2, 2005Denise Power and Cate T. Corcoran

Fashion Features

A Feminine Air

Miuccia Prada is a romantic at heart, and for cruise, the designer revised feminine elements that have become house staples.

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