Troubled Times for SFAE: Martin Vows to Do Better After $42.8M Loss in Qtr.

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The pressure is building on Saks Fifth Avenue's management team. Even as parent Saks Inc. reported a profit for the second quarter, its Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises division had an operating loss of $42.8 million.

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The Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises division of Saks Inc. saw an operating loss of $42.8 million in the quarter.


Troubled Times for SFAE: Martin Vows to Do Better After $42.8M Loss in Qtr.

Even as parent Saks Inc. reported a profit for the second quarter, its Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises division had an operating loss of $42.8 million.

clock October 18, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

The Pulse of Urbanwear Slows in Chicago

The urbanwear market has hit a speed bump.

clock October 18, 2005Beth Wilson


Shoppers Lured by Return of Sun

The sun finally came out after an eight-day deluge in the Northeast and shoppers responded by coming to the stores in droves.

clock October 18, 2005Sharon Edelson


Federated Appoints Macy’s Midwest Team

Federated Department Stores named a new management team for its St. Louis-based Famous-Barr division.

clock October 18, 2005Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

In Brief: Goody’s Gets Better Bid … VNU Names Exec … GMAC And Global Trade

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

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Memo Pad: Rolling The Dice … New Regime … Moving House …

Sen. John McCain has long been a darling of the press, and it’s safe to say he picked up a few new fans at the American Magazine Conference that kicked off Sunday evening in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

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Francesco Trapani


Bulgari Makes Acquisitions to Boost Accessories

Bulgari has bought a handbag maker and a watch-strap supplier to boost its internal manufacturing capacity and fuel its foray into accessories.

clock October 18, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Idina Menzel


Working Girl

Talking with Idina Menzel, starring in “See What I Wanna See.”

clock October 18, 2005Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Viscountess Serena Linley


London Landmarks

The party was a feast for the senses.

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Kiwi’s Big Adventure

Talking with director Niki Caro, whose movie, “North Country,” opens Friday.

clock October 18, 2005Marshall Heyman

Kevan Hall

Fashion Features

L.A. Gets Going – Kevan Hall, Louis Verdad

Fashion week kicked off with designers catering to jet-setters, downtown club kids and red-carpet ladies.

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Bon & Ging

Fashion Features

Ones to Watch – Gen Art

Among the eight designers who sent their wares down the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion runway, most of them showed promise.

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Lucy Liu and Carla Gugino

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Chow Down … Sweats And The Single Girl … Seeing Stars …

Usher wasn’t exactly crashing the party, but was in search of a late-night bite Saturday when he turned up at Mr. Chow and found the Beverly Hills restaurant closed to regulars.

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Cynthia Vincent and a model in a spring look.

Fashion Features

Vincent’s Expanding World

Designer Cynthia Vincent didn’t invent the cool style that is the signature of the California girl, but she has become a leading resource, season to season.

clock October 18, 2005Rose Apodaca

The APL NY unloads at the port of New York.

Fashion Features

Shippers Look to Shift Rising Fuel Costs

Shipping lines are warning that high fuel prices have outpaced contracted surcharges, forcing them to recoup losses in the fourth quarter.

clock October 18, 2005Ross Tucker

The Fashion-to-Fabric exhibit.

Fashion Features

Asian Mills Embrace Roll as China Alternative

Asian apparel and textile manufacturing firms are beginning to see that, if they employ the right strategies, they can compete with China.

clock October 18, 2005Vicki Rothrock

Fashion Features

ITCB’s Doha Outlook

Munir Ahmad, executive director of the 24-country International Textiles & Clothing Bureau, has a realistic outlook on the prospects for the December Hong Kong ministerial meeting.

clock October 18, 2005John Zarocostas

The Toronto flagship.


Holt Renfrew Focused on Mission to Keep Growing

Canada’s Holt Renfrew is rebranding, with new corporate colors and packaging, category launches and deeper designer commitments.

clock October 18, 2005David Moin

Macy's across from Filene's flagship at Downtown Crossing.


Aftershocks in Boston From Filene’s Closing

Boston is the quintessential college town and it’s become a textbook case of the major, and sometimes paradoxical, themes roiling U.S. retailing.

clock October 18, 2005Katherine Bowers

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Nu Skin Sees Benefit From China Policy Shift … Revlon Names Garment VP … Prix Liliane Bettencourt Awarded

Nu Skin Enterprises is prepping for a new focus in China.

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