Hilfiger’s in the Clear: U.S. Attorney Calls Off Commissions Probe

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Tommy Hilfiger Corp. said Wednesday that the U.S. Attorney's Office investigation into its buying office commission rates has been resolved.

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Hilfiger’s in the Clear: U.S. Attorney Calls Off Commissions Probe

Tommy Hilfiger Corp. said Wednesday that the U.S. Attorney’s Office investigation into its buying office commission rates has been resolved.

clock August 11, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Lisa Lockwood

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Memo Pad: Jen Speaks, America Listens … Kelly Upped At Ellegirl … T Mobile …

It’s notable enough for three celebrity weeklies to have above-average sales despite publishing virtually identical covers.

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In Brief: Mervyn’s Store Sale … Bluefly’s Wider Loss … Graff Taps Stark

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

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Terry Lundgren


Federated 2Q Profits Surge 89.7%

If second-quarter profits are any indication of how Federated Department Stores will perform as it enters a new era, then Wall Street better fasten its seat belt.

clock August 11, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz


New York & Co. Signs Eva Longoria

New York & Company, the sportswear retailer, has signed Eva Longoria, star of “Desperate Housewives,” as the face of its holiday ad campaign.

clock August 11, 2005Lisa Lockwood

Natasha Richardson


Mad Love

A chat with actress Natasha Richardson, whose latest film, “Asylum,” directed by David Mackenzie, opens Friday.

clock August 11, 2005Vanessa Lawrence

Ellen Harvey in her studio.


Landscape Artist

On a few chilly days in February 2001, pedestrians passing by 495 West 37th Street in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood met with an unusual sight.

clock August 11, 2005Evelyn Crowley


Band of Brothers

After Kings of Leon played a sold-out, raucous show at New York’s Roseland Ballroom the band and 200 of its closest friends kept the festivities going at the after party.

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Denim for Immortality will hit stores Monday.

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Denim Dish: Posen Teams With Seven for Fall … In Search of Immortality … Dereon Denim: Seat of the Pants

Since starting his company in 2001, Zac Posen has experimented with denim fabrics, but the dream of having a jeans collection always eluded him.

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July Comps Fuel Further Back-to-School Debate

Most analysts are still predicting a fall denim glut, even though July’s comp-store sales results failed to show a problem emerging.

clock August 11, 2005Ross Tucker

Private Collection New York at 312 East Ninth Street in the East Village.


Home to Israel’s Finest Imports

Mati Bracha, like her boutique, is a fluid blend of art and fashion.

clock August 11, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Chaiken Profile will house new styles and bestsellers from past seasons.


Chaiken Assumes New Profile

Julie Chaiken is making her collection easier to navigate.

clock August 11, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

A look from the Necessary Objects fall runway show.

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Necessary Objects on the Runway

Necessary Objects, the young contemporary collection, put all of its fall and winter wares on view in a runway show Monday night for more than 300 guests.

clock August 11, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Surf Diva combines fashion and function.

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Milly, Surf Diva Join Swim Crowd

A new cruise season always brings out fresh faces in swimwear, and this year they include Milly and Surf Diva.

clock August 11, 2005Marianne Hayes

Pistol Panties has a mosaic rendering of a bikini just inside the entrance.


Swim Shops Dive Into London

While London isn’t exactly known as the capital of beach culture, the city is becoming more of a destination for fashion swimwear.

clock August 11, 2005Nina Jones and Ellen Burney


Summer’s Boffo Box Office

Top films from May through August and a closer look at their stars.

clock August 11, 2005Cecily Hall

The Costume Institute's Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton stand by as the Chanel exhibit is dismantled.

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Costume Institute Looks Beyond Chanel

This fall, it is inaugurating the new focus on accessories with “Rara Avis: Selections From the Iris Barrel Apfel Collection.”

clock August 11, 2005Marc Karimzadeh


Les Ailes de la Mode Sells Remaining Units

Struggling local high-end retailer Les Ailes de la Mode has sold its four remaining stores to the Fairweather Group of Toronto for $5 million.

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Vintage Pucci designs.

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Pucci’s Colorful Story

The Vintage Spirit Multistore will show a collection of 50 Emilio Pucci vintage pieces during Milan Fashion Week next month.

clock August 11, 2005Luisa Zargani

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U.S., China to Meet on Long-Term Deal

U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators will meet in San Francisco next week and could iron out details on a deal to limit textile and apparel imports.

clock August 11, 2005Kristi Ellis

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Fashion Scoops: Clothes Horse … Summer For A Song … The Next Generation …

Fresh off the success of her movie debut in “The Dukes of Hazzard,” Jessica Simpson stopped in at the Beverly Hills Valentino store Wednesday to load up on the fashion house’s fall line.

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NRF Study: Volume Up at Ports, No Congestion Seen

Container volume rose significantly at major U.S. ports in June, but a survey shows congestion that disrupted docks last year has not returned.

clock August 11, 2005Kristi Ellis

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Inter Parfums Net Falls 6% … Guess Heats Up Parlux Sales … Tupperware Boosts Beauty Business

Despite strong sales, Inter Parfums Inc. reported a dip in earnings for the second quarter ended June 30 as the company faced higher royalty rates.

clock August 11, 2005Amy S. Choi


Three Unions Push Wal-Mart B-T-S Ban

Two teachers’ unions joined with the United Food and Commercial Workers Wednesday in asking shoppers to refrain from buying school supplies this fall at Wal-Mart.

clock August 11, 2005Katherine Bowers


Doneger Plans L.A. Office

The Doneger Group plans to open a Los Angeles office soon and has hired industry veteran Janine Blain to head the new operation.

clock August 11, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Obituary: Claire Vogelman, Eveningwear Designer, 93

Claire Vogelman designed eveningwear and dresses under her maiden name, Claire Newman, from the Thirties through the Fifties.

clock August 11, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg


Celo to Open First U.S. Store

Celo will join Laundry and Patagonia in the neighborhood and will be one door away from Chanel.

clock August 11, 2005Sharon Edelson


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