American Eagle Evolves: Retailer Unveils Concept For Post-College Crowd

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American Eagle Outfitters is launching a new brand called Martin + Osa, aimed at the 25- to 40-year-old crowd. The brand will focus on classic, denim and active-outdoor sportswear, and is to launch in fall 2006 with five stores.

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Ken Pilot, Martin + Osa president, Michele Martin, vice president of women's design and Charles Martin, vice president of men's design.


American Eagle Evolves: Retailer Unveils Concept For Post-College Crowd

American Eagle Outfitters is launching a new brand called Martin + Osa, aimed at the 25- to 40-year-old crowd.

clock October 20, 2005Michelle Tyree

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Retailers in Search of Sales With Spin-offs

American Eagle Outfitters’ specialty spin-off is the latest in a wave of new concept launches by retailers that want to extend their customer reach and pull market share from department stores and national chains.

clock October 20, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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In Brief: Sears Exec Moves

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

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Joan Kaner

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Neiman Marcus’ Kaner to Retire

Neiman Marcus’ vice president and fashion director, Joan Kaner, is retiring after 16 years in the job and 38 in the industry.

clock October 20, 2005Sharon Edelson

Heather Mnuchin


The Blue Period

At the Whitney Gala on Tuesday night, this year celebrating a project by Richard Tuttle, the invitation called for women to wear PMS Blue 630 (that’s Pantone Matching System blue number 630, in case you didn’t get it).

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"Spring in a Small Town," 1948.


China Syndrome

Given the renaissance of Asian film in the U.S. recently, it’s no surprise Prada is right on trend.

clock October 20, 2005Emily Holt

Pegah Anvarian

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Easy Riders – Pegah Anvarian, Juan Carlos Obando, Chan Luu

Los Angeles designers preferred casual chic for spring, playing up simple, wearable shapes, occasionally adorned with luxurious details.

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Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig and Nicole Richie

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Fashion Scoops: Model Behavior … Look, Up On The Runway … Tokidoki Makes An Impression

Karen Zembos has become every Hollywood “It” girl’s go-to indie designer, and it doesn’t hurt that she manages every “It” girl’s go-to shop, Tracey Ross.

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Erik Hart

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Talkin’ ‘Bout Morphine Generation

Eric Hart, a Los Angeles rocker is expanding his indie label Morphine Generation with swimwear, denim, jewelry and tailored pieces.

clock October 20, 2005Rose Apodaca

The Black Chandelier shop in Trolley Square in Salt Lake City.

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Solid Gold

It’s been two years since Jared Gold surprised the fashion community here by packing up his kooky Victorian carousel world and moving to Salt Lake City.

clock October 20, 2005Rose Apodaca

A look from Jainesse.

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Denim Dish: Waist Not, Want Not … PZI Gives Curves a Southern Touch … Swift Galey Signs China Partner …

Jainesse offers a high-waisted alternative … Walter launches jeans to go under its blazers … PZI Denim aims to serve women with curves.

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Dominique Dawes and LL Cool J

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Athletes Praise Wie Deal at WSF Gala

With her multimillion-dollar sponsorship deals, teen golf prodigy Michelle Wie is raising the bar for all women in sports.

clock October 20, 2005Melanie Kletter

A spring look from Le Coq Sportif.

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Le Coq Sportif Stages Comeback in N.A.

Now under new leadership in the U.S., sport brand Le Coq Sportif is getting back into apparel in the American market for spring with a selection of performance and lifestyle offerings.

clock October 20, 2005Melanie Kletter

Warren Buffett


Memo Pad: Mo’ Millions … Online Identity Theft … Firstview Gets Last Word

What’s another few million when you’ve already got $40 billion in the bank?

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Paul Pressler


Analysts Question Pressler’s Leadership

Two recent research reports took a bearish turn on Gap Inc. by questioning the leadership skills of the retailer’s president and chief executive officer, Paul Pressler.

clock October 20, 2005Meredith Derby

What Comes Around Goes Around's linen hoodie worn with vintage denim skirt and leather belt.


Something Old, Something New

If you ever find yourself in What Comes Around Goes Around’s new 36th Street showroom, be sure to ask about the wood beams that accent the walls of the 4,000-square-foot space.

clock October 20, 2005Venessa Lau

The satin-based line allows the customer to mix and match colors.


Ann Taylor Dresses Up Its Offerings

Ann Taylor has a reason to celebrate.

clock October 20, 2005Julee Greenberg


Film Chronicles Life ‘After Innocence’

One of the exonerated in attendance, Vincent Moto, created the soundtrack for the film.

clock October 20, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

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G20 Group Gets Behind African Cotton Nations

The G20 countries will support West African nations in their efforts to secure a fast-track deal on cotton at the Hong Kong trade summit.

clock October 20, 2005John Zarocostas


Fed: Consumers Still Active

Even with higher fuel prices and two devastating hurricanes, retail sales picked up and general economic activity quickened across most of the U.S. in September and early October.

clock October 20, 2005Evan Clark

Simon de Pury

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Phillips de Pury Gets Fashionable

Art and auction house Phillips de Pury & Co. is turning to fashion.

clock October 20, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

L'Artisan's new shop at Henri Bendel.

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Beauty Beat: L’Artisan Opens Shop at Bendel … Mandarina Duck Spreads Wings … Serges Bensimon Sets Colognes

Henri Bendel and L’Artisan Parfumeur have reunited after a hiatus of five years.

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Corporate Leaders Launch Domestic Violence Initiative

At Bobby Flay’s new restaurant here, Bar Americain, corporate leaders gathered on Wednesday morning to address the topic of domestic violence.

clock October 20, 2005Julee Greenberg

Dolce & Gabbana

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Measuring Milan

Milan’s top spring collections based on the number of page views during the first 12 days they were posted online.

clock October 20, 2005Cecily Hall


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