Expanding Their Circle: In Growth Push, Brands Look Past Major Cities

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Overview

While designer firms still spy plenty of room to grow in established markets and major cities, many are venturing afield into secondary and tertiary populations centers.

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The Max Mara store in Athens.

Fashion Features

Expanding Their Circle: In Growth Push, Brands Look Past Major Cities

As luxury companies populate major cities with multiple stores, they are looking beyond secondary cities to smaller towns for growth.

clock June 13, 2006Miles Socha

Financial

Fendi Sues Wal-Mart on Counterfeiting

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., parent of Sam’s Club, has until Friday to decide whether to withdraw the products from its stores or continue selling them.

clock June 13, 2006Miles Socha and Sharon Edelson

Financial

Jil Sander Picks American President

Jil Sander AG has tapped Balenciaga executive Michele Sodi to fill the new position of president of Jil Sander America, based in New York.

clock June 13, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

In Brief: Wall Street Shrugs … Bensusan In At De Beers LV … American On The Move …

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

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Alexandra Aitken

People

Knights In Armor

Waris (his usual single-name moniker) is known for his dagger and skull designs and knuckle-duster rings, and works exclusively in gold and silver.

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Kate Burton

People

All in the Family

Talking with Kate Burton, who stars in the Theresa Rebeck play “The Water’s Edge” that opens Thursday at the Second Stage Theater.

clock June 13, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Louis Vuitton ads featuring Naomi Campbell.

Fashion Features

Louis Vuitton Cranks Up Fall Ads

With bright-colored eye shadow and in-your-face model attitude, Marc Jacobs injected ferocious fashion into the new Louis Vuitton campaign.

clock June 13, 2006Miles Socha

Media

Memo Pad: Tough Bargaining … Baby Boom

Is Bonnie Fuller destined to rejoin the ranks of the six-figure slobs?

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From the Want It campaign, a romantic Valentino blouse and skirt.

Fashion Features

Saks Releases Its Most ‘Want It’ List

Saks Fifth Avenue has developed a fall campaign called Want It around 20 top trends it hopes with be key in a bid to bolster sales and margins.

clock June 13, 2006David Moin

Financial

Patricia Lansing Exits Carolina Herrera Post

After a three-year run, Patricia Lansing has exited her mother’s company, Carolina Herrera, to spend more time with her children.

clock June 13, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

A Uniqlo storefront.

Retail

Uniqlo Temporary Unit Set for Broadway

Uniqlo won’t deprive New Yorkers of its products for even one minute.

clock June 13, 2006Sharon Edelson

Origins' president Daria Myers and KT Tunstall.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: KT Tunstall, Origins Team For Project Sunshine … John Sahag Event Marks New Foundation

Scottish rocker KT Tunstall, who recently became a spokeswoman for feel-good beauty brand Origins Natural Resources, strutted into Macy’s Herald Square here Friday and signed CDs and posters for as many as 200 fans adjacent to the Origins counter.

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The Devil handbag designed by Patricia Field.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Devil Shops Online … Nothing Like A Dame … Final Four

When Amazon.com launched a boutique themed around the summer film “The Devil Wears Prada” last week, executives never thought a handbag from the special collection would shoot up to the number-one spot in the Amazon Apparel & Accessories store within…

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J. Berrye Worsham

Fashion Features

Cotton Caught in Pinch

The demand for cotton has grown dramatically, but concern over whether the U.S. economy can sustain momentum is mounting.

clock June 13, 2006Ross Tucker

Teflon-treated Max Mara and Prada outfits.

Fashion Features

New ‘Ultra’ Teflon Targets High End

Athletes and cooks were among the first to buy into DuPont’s Teflon, and now Invista, the licensed marketer of DuPont Teflon fabric protector, is eager to woo the fashion crowd.

clock June 13, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Shops at Highland Park Village.

Retail

Dallas’ Highland Park Village Evolving at 75

The Village, designated a national historic landmark as the oldest U.S. shopping center, is adjusting its fashion mix to meet the needs of affluent customers.

clock June 13, 2006Holly Haber

Fashion Features

ILO Conference Focuses on Challenges of Outsourcing, Globalization

The impact of outsourcing on labor conditions in the textile and apparel industries came under the spotlight at the ILO annual conference.

clock June 13, 2006John Zarocostas

Essentialist

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The Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway show at Phipps Plaza.

Business

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Social Studies

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