Battle for the Middle: Kohl’s Shoots for 1,200 Stores by 2010

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The moderate department store sector is shaping up to be a battle of the titans as Kohl's Corp. revealed plan Wednesday to open almost 500 stores over the next four years.

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Battle for the Middle: Kohl’s Shoots for 1,200 Stores by 2010

Kohl’s Corp. revealed plans Wednesday to open almost 500 stores over the next four years.

clock April 27, 2006Robert Sharoff

A mock-up cover of Deluxe.


Memo Pad: Seventeen Goes Deluxe … Poaching Season

The failure of Seventeen’s reality series to earn a second season on MTV hasn’t diminished the title’s appetite for brand extensions.

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Roberto Pesaro


Pesaro Named CEO of Narciso Rodriguez

The designer has tapped Roberto Pesaro as president and chief executive officer of Narciso Rodriguez LLC, a newly created post.

clock April 27, 2006Marc Karimzadeh


Forstmann Little Invests in ENK

Forstmann Little & Co., the New York-based private investment firm, is making a substantial investment in ENK International, the New York-based trade show organization founded by Elyse Kroll.

clock April 27, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

In Brief: BG Gets Creative … Amies Gets Cash Injections … Vuitton’s Japan Man

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

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Inès Sastre


Havana Nights

Conversations with model-actress Ines Sastre of “The Lost City,” documentary filmmaker Jamie Johnson and artist Marco Perego.

clock April 27, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Jamie Johnson


Stealth Wealth

Filmmaker and Johnson & Johnson heir Jamie Johnson certainly shoots what he knows.

clock April 27, 2006Emily Holt

Marco Perego


Gabbana Boy

Central casting couldn’t have wrangled a more well-suited artist to hang his work in a Dolce & Gabbana boutique than Marco Perego.

clock April 27, 2006Emily Holt

Thomas Kretschmann is fronting Boss' new scent, called Selection.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Hugo Boss Offers Men A New Scent ‘Selection’ … Klinger Names Burris Finance, Operations Chief

The Hugo Boss fragrance franchise wants to “leave a mark” with Boss Selection, its new men’s scent.

clock April 27, 2006Melissa Drier

Barneys reported strength in accessories in the first quarter.


Optimism High at Jones, Despite Tough Quarter

Shares of Jones Apparel Group rose following the firm’s first-quarter report that beat Wall Street’s expectations, even though profits fell.

clock April 27, 2006Vicki M. Young


Rafaella Appoints Chief Executive Officer

Christa Michalaros has joined Rafaella Apparel Group Inc. as chief executive officer.

clock April 27, 2006Julee Greenberg

The Octane store in Dallas.


Octane Fuels Up for Expansion

Denim now accounts for half of Octane’s $2.1 million in annual sales and is a cornerstone of plans to expand the store nationwide.

clock April 27, 2006Holly Haber

The Greenwich, a boot-cut style from Freedom of Choice.

Fashion Features

Freedom of Choice Aiming for the Top

Nathan Manashe believes that, within two years, his new denim line, Freedom of Choice, will be spoken in the same breath as such denim heavyweights as Seven For All Mankind, True Religion and Citizens of Humanity.

clock April 27, 2006Ross Tucker

China Chic by Vivienne Tam.

Fashion Features

East Meets West at Vivienne Tam

Vivienne Tam is translating her iconoclastic vision of Asian style for a wider range of shoppers with a contemporary line called Vivienne Tam Dress, which launched for spring.

clock April 27, 2006Rusty Williamson

Scion's Release Freedom hoodie in graphite.

Fashion Features

Toyota’s New Release

Scion, the Toyota division whose models appeal to youthful trendsetters, is capitalizing on its following by launching a sportswear line.

clock April 27, 2006Kavita Daswani

One of the key styles that will be offered online in June.


Rebecca Taylor to Open Web Store

Rebecca Taylor will start selling its feminine clothes on the Internet in June and aims for about $1 million in business the first year.

clock April 27, 2006Cate T. Corcoran

A bikini from H&M's World Cup-inspired collection.

Fashion Features

Brands and Stores Get in Step for World Cup

The World Cup soccer tournament kicks off in June and athletic brands, along with designers and stores, are getting in on the action.

clock April 27, 2006Melanie Kletter and Emilie Marsh

Under Armour has been building its women's offerings.


Sales, Profits Rise at Under Armour

The company’s stock gained $4.29 to close at $37 Wednesday in New York Stock Exchange trading.

clock April 27, 2006Melanie Kletter


Tandy Brands to Drop Low-Margin Areas

The company said the decision is an effort to improve profitability, even though it will reduce annual sales by about $30 million.

clock April 27, 2006Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

EU Seeks to Trim Testing Guidelines

The European Union has proposed in the Doha global trade talks to reduce certification and conformity assessment testing procedures for textiles, apparel and footwear, which it believes hinder international trade.

clock April 27, 2006John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Areas That Accessorize

The nation’s top metro areas ranked by the amount of money spent on jewelry and accessories by females.

clock April 27, 2006Cecily Hall


Cosmopolitan, Join Forces in Ad Venture

The world of virtual marketing has spawned a new pair of unlikely bedfellows.

clock April 27, 2006Valerie Seckler

Fashion Features

House Panel Rejects Inspection Of U.S.-Bound Ship Containers

The House Homeland Security Committee defeated a measure that would have required 100 percent scanning of all U.S.-bound containers.

clock April 27, 2006Kristi Ellis


Retail Sales Gain in March, But Gas-Price Fear Growing

Economic activity expanded in March and the first half of April, as retail sales rose in most of the U.S., a Federal Reserve report said Wednesday.

clock April 27, 2006Evan Clark

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Donatella In Town … Met Fashions … Bare Facts …

Donatella Versace, who arrived in New York on Tuesday, is a busy bee this week.

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