The Selling of Jones: TPG, Cerberus Said Jockeying for Position

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Private equity firms Texas Pacific Group and Cerberus Capital Management are said to be in sale discussions with Jones Apparel Group.

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Barneys is considered a valuable piece of the Jones portfolio.


The Selling of Jones: TPG, Cerberus Said Jockeying for Position

Private equity firms Texas Pacific Group and Cerberus Capital Management are said to be in sale discussions with Jones Apparel Group.

clock March 23, 2006Vicki M. Young

A dress by Loulou de la Falaise with agate and freshwater pearls, priced at $5,200.

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Yuta Powell’s Refined Retail Approach

Powell, who owned the Givenchy boutique on Madison Avenue and 75th Street, knows how to create a mise-en-scene.

clock March 23, 2006Sharon Edelson

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Customs Seizes Chinese Goods

U.S. Customs & Border Protection said Wednesday it has made 26 seizures of Chinese apparel and textile imports valued at $6 million that violated a special import restraint agreement between the two nations.

clock March 23, 2006Kristi Ellis

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In Brief: Mulberry On Bleecker … VF Appointments … Living Like The Stars

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

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Sean Diddy Combs

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Sean by Sean Combs Exiting Women’s

Sean by Sean Combs, Sean “Diddy” Combs’ highly anticipated contemporary women’s line that launched at retail last holiday, has closed.

clock March 23, 2006Julee Greenberg

Forth & Towne at the Palisades Center Mall in Nyack NY


Forth & Towne Sets Expansion

Gap Inc. said it plans to open 10 Forth & Towne stores in five new areas: Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco/San Jose and Seattle.

clock March 23, 2006Emili Vesilind


Vuitton North America Appoints President

Louis Vuitton North America is about to welcome a new president.

clock March 23, 2006Miles Socha

Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli launching the new Luna Rossa yacht.

Fashion Features

Prada’s Cup Hopes Runneth Over

Prada chief Patrizio Bertelli and wife Miuccia Prada launched the new Luna Rossa yacht in Valencia, Spain, on Wednesday.

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Joanne Lipman


Memo Pad: Black Marks … Personnel Business

Fashion memoirist Emily Davies’ claim that her uncredited use of previously published material was an accident is seeming less credible.

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The Scent of Peace by Bond No 9

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Bond No. 9 to Give ‘Peace’ a Chance … Stila Said Drawing Interest Down Under

Fragrance marketer Bond No. 9, which is known for its scents inspired by Man­hattan neighborhoods, is set to launch a unisex fragrance called The Scent of Peace.

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Ruffo Said Closing Plant, 80 to Lose Jobs

Ruffo, the Italian leather goods manufacturer, is said to be set to shut down its production plant outside Pisa and lay off its 80 employees.

clock March 23, 2006Luisa Zargani

Chris Gilbert

Fashion Features

Premium Keeping Pace in ’06

The expected downturn in the premium denim market hasn’t occurred and the jeans pyramid below it has maintained its strength.

clock March 23, 2006Ross Tucker

Erykah Badu

Fashion Features

Jackets Get Designer Touch at DIFFA Benefit

J.C. Penney isn’t known for high-ticket fashion, but it broke into the upper strata Saturday when a jacket created by the chain’s design director, Geoffrey Henning, sold for $35,000 at the annual Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS auction here.

clock March 23, 2006Holly Haber

Individual designers rent space at Shecky's.


Shecky’s Shop: A Rotating Menu of Designers

Shecky’s Shop on Broome Street in SoHo isn’t a typical store — it leases floor space and display cases to a variety of vendors.

clock March 23, 2006Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Fashion Showcase Set for Brooklyn

Brooklyn has become a haven for budding designers, and now the borough will have its first fashion weekend, a three-day event to spotlight local talent.

clock March 23, 2006Melanie Kletter

Maria Sharapova in her new Nike outfit.

Fashion Features

Style Serve for Sharapova

The look hits on a key fashion trend for spring, as black-and-white looks are just beginning to hit stores.

clock March 23, 2006Melanie Kletter

Ice-skaters model styles from the new Adidas by Stella McCartney collection

Fashion Features

Stella Hits the Slopes

Stella McCartney presented her new fall line of Adidas by Stella McCartney on Monday, using scenic Aspen as a backdrop.

clock March 23, 2006Sari Anne Tuschman


Shopping the Globe

The most expensive downtown retail markets worldwide ranked by highest quoted rents per square foot.

clock March 23, 2006Cecily Hall


Fashion Features

Dates in Flux at Milan Trade Fair

An earlier date did not boost visitor numbers at MilanoVendeModa as its organizers had hoped, though most executives exhibiting reported increased sales.

clock March 23, 2006Stephanie Epiro

China Chow in Erin Fetherston


Birds Of A Feather

Cate Blanchett was toasted by husband Andrew Upton and friends at a dinner in her honor at the Country restaurant hosted by Gucci.

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Almost Famous

Oh, the struggles of a starlet. “It’s challenging to find the right thing,” says Nora Zehetner, 25.

clock March 23, 2006Marcy Medina

Helen Schifter


WWD Postcard

Friends are plentiful as pine trees: Day one on Ajax, Tim cruised in knee-deep powder right into uber-art director Doug Lloyd and photographer Kelly Klein.

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