Selling Another Piece: Hedge Funds Said Eyeing Saks Department Stores

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Bain Capital may be interested in buying Saks Inc.'s Northern Department Store Group.

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Selling Another Piece: Hedge Funds Said Eyeing Saks Department Stores

Bain Capital may be interested in buying Saks Inc.’s Northern Department Store Group.

clock June 9, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

In Brief: Tiffany Rumblings … Ralph Sets Record … Heads Up …

TIFFANY RUMBLINGS: Shares of Tiffany & Co. gained 3.26 percent, or $1.05, to close Wednesday at $33.26 in New York Stock Exchange trading amid speculation that a sale of the company might be in the works. Richemont AG, the Swiss…

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Burt Tansky


Neiman’s to Sell Credit Business

The Neiman Marcus Group will sell its private label credit card business to HSBC-North America’s Retail Services for about $640 million.

clock June 9, 2005David Moin


Candie’s Inks License Deal For Badgley Mischka Stores

Candie’s Inc. has forged a retail license agreement with Pristine Fashion Group for a rollout of Badgley Mischka stores.

clock June 9, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Sky’s The Limit … Swing Time … Face Forward

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT: The Audemars Piguet flagship on 57th Street in New York welcomed some star power on Tuesday night when Jay-Z (aka Shawn Carter) hosted a champagne reception there to celebrate the…

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Bedtime Story

BG throws a lavish party for Madonna’s book on Kabbalah.

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Sandrine Kiberlain


This Is Her Youth

PARIS — When Sandrine Kiberlain arrives at the Lutetia bar slightly out of breath, it is not for the usual harried-actress reasons. “I couldn’t find my kitten before leaving home,” she says, explaining the drama that would have ensued for her…

clock June 9, 2005Chantal Goupil

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Dressing The Part

Ever the vixen, Angelina Jolie eschewed all signs of feminine frill (heaven forbid she don a ruffled frock) when she showed up in L.A. on Tuesday night for the Westwood premiere of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” poured into a skintight, black leather catsuit of…

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Eye Scoops: Out And About

OUT AND ABOUT: Maurice “Hank” Greenberg isn’t hiding his head in shame while New York State Attorney General office regulators continue their investigation into alleged accounting irregularities at American International Group Inc….

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Dondup's signature D with embossed diamond.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Marilyn Inspires Dondup Denim … Brand Battle Brewing: True Religion Closes In … Chalc Outlines Its Aesthetic …

Marilyn Inspires Dondup Denim
When Italian denim manufacturer Dondup presented the prototype of its customized, diamond-studded jeans, there was no doubt on the name — Marilyn Monroe.

The sex symbol probably preferred…

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Betsey Johnson and her business partner, Chantal Bacon.

Fashion Features

Betsey’s Growth Spurt

Betsey Johnson is aggressively expanding through new licensing deals, retail stores and overseas markets.

clock June 9, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

"The O.C." clothing line launches on in August.

Fashion Features

‘The O.C.’ Brand Goes Cyber

Fox’s “The O.C.” television drama is busy behind the scenes and seams.

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Gertrude Boyle at Columbia's New York showroom last week.

Fashion Features

Columbia Sportswear’s ‘Tough Mother’ Speaks Out

In her new book, “One Tough Mother,” Columbia Sportswear’s Gertrude Boyle speaks about her unlikely rise to the top.

clock June 9, 2005Melanie Kletter

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Fashion Features

Runway Stakes

NEW YORK — To mark the third leg of the Triple Crown at Belmont Racetrack on Saturday, Raymond V. Casey, president of New York City Off-Track Betting, decided to celebrate with one of the most popular spectator sports around these parts —…

clock June 9, 2005Venessa Lau

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Retail Ad Blitz

Department and specialty store ads with the highest viewer recall.

clock June 9, 2005Cecily Hall

Ramy Gafni in his Ramy Beauty Therapy store.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Salon Looking Toward Growth While Keeping Personal Touch

Ramy Gafni is a perennial crowd favorite, an entrepreneur who made the leap from plucking eyebrows to developing a comprehensive cosmetics line and opening his own spa in just a few years.

clock June 9, 2005Amy S. Choi


IT Holding Profits Down in Qtr.

IT Holding saw lower profits and sales in the first quarter as it shifts to focus on its core apparel and accessories businesses.

clock June 9, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Russian YSL Show Canceled

A last-minute funding snafu has beached plans for a massive exhibit in St. Petersburg dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent.

clock June 9, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Hermes Promotes 2 in U.S.

Hermes of Paris has made two key promotions in its U.S. retail team.

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Based on favorable tests in Canada, TJX plans to change the facade of its T.J. Maxx and Marshalls superstores, which combine apparel with the Home Goods home decor concept.


Marmaxx Division Leading Growth at TJX

Buyers at TJX Cos. are focusing on jewelry, accessories and footwear after those departments posted a 17 percent same-store sales gain in fiscal 2005 and led the Marmaxx division’s improved results.

clock June 9, 2005Katherine Bowers


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