A Piece of Manhattan: Nordstrom Gets Serious About Park Avenue Site

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Nordstrom Inc. has signed a nonbinding letter of intent on the former Drake Hotel, bringing the Seattle-based retailer a step closer to securing a Manhattan location, according to real estate sources.

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Catering to Hispanics

The top 12 retailers where Hispanics say they’ve been shopping over the past year.

clock November 1, 2007Cecily Hall

The Mia, Brown Label's wide-leg style.


Brown Label Readies for Expansion

Jason Verhoeven’s Brown Label has been making steady strides in a difficult denim market since launching three years ago, a trend that is likely to continue as the brand expands its international reach…

clock November 1, 2007Ross Tucker

A look from Shams.

Fashion Features

Paris’ Shams Goes Custom

Shams is hitting the haute button. The budding denim label based here features ultra-high-end ready-to-wear jeans as well as a couture denim line with a rock ‘n’ roll edge for women and men.

clock November 1, 2007Emilie Marsh

Agathe Planchon

Fashion Features

Planchon Builds on Gustto With Denim

Agathe Planchon wants to capitalize on the success of her Gustto handbag line by expanding into denim.

clock November 1, 2007Ross Tucker

The new Nanette Lepore logo.


Nanette Lepore Heads to Windy City

Nanette Lepore, known for her whimsical and feminine contemporary fashions, is unveiling an elegant, luxurious look – for her brand logo, that is.

clock November 1, 2007Beth Wilson

"The Tokyo Look Book" hits stores today.

Fashion Features

Catwalking on the Streets of Tokyo

It would be an understatement to say Philomena Keet is interested in Japanese fashion. Keet, a native of Lon-don, became fascinated with Japanese fashion when she first visited Tokyo at the age of 18.

clock November 1, 2007Julee Greenberg

Mary-Kate Olsen, Jane Siskin, Ashley Olsen, Khajak Keledjian and Sari Sloane.

Fashion Features

Olsens and Intermix Celebrate New Line

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen want to make one thing clear – they are fully committed to their brands. The twins are in town this week showing off their newest contemporary line, Elizabeth and James, to retailers and press.

clock November 1, 2007Julee Greenberg


Jones Shares Up on Earnings

Shares of Jones Apparel Group on Wednesday rose 6.29 percent after the company posted third-quarter results that bested Wall Street’s expectations by 17 cents.

clock November 1, 2007Vicki M. Young


China Bill on Hold in Congress

A bill that would pressure China to raise the value of its currency and help level competition with the U.S. textile industry is off the Congressional agenda for this year.

clock November 1, 2007Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

L.A. Fashion Awards Honors Winners

The third annual Los Angeles Fashion Awards honored designers and tastemakers and featured five runway presentations.

clock November 1, 2007Marcy Medina

An Asics marketing image for the marathon.


NYC Prepares for 2-Race Marathon Weekend

Hosting the U.S. men’s Olympic marathon trials and with a record number of applicants for the ING New York City Marathon, Gotham is preparing for two big races this weekend.

clock November 1, 2007Whitney Beckett

Under Armour's store evokes a sports stadium.


Under Armour Tests Mall Retail

As Under Armour Inc. opens its first retail store today, the performance apparel brand is testing malls as a channel to better reach female consumers.

clock November 1, 2007Whitney Beckett

Adidas' polyester and spandex leggings and Gottex's nylon and spandex swimsuit worn under a PVC men's jacket from McQ Alexander McQueen. Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses; Glory Chen shoes.

Fashion Features

Racy Course

Get ready for activewear to do some double-time this spring. Techy fabrics, sexy layering and bold pops of color make for vibrant looks well fit for life outside the gym. Here, Adidas’ polyester and spandex leggings and Gottex’s nylon and spandex…

clock November 1, 2007Court Williams

Nordstrom has its eyes on the former Drake Hotel, currently under wraps.


A Piece of Manhattan: Nordstrom Gets Serious About Park Avenue Site

Nordstrom Inc. has signed a nonbinding letter of intent on the former Drake Hotel, bringing the Seattle-based retailer a step closer to securing a Manhattan…

clock November 1, 2007David Moin


Iconix Posts Robust Quarter

Brand management firm Iconix Brand Group on Wednesday posted record third-quarter earnings and revenues.

clock November 1, 2007Vicki M. Young


Memo Pad: Shopping For Traffic… At Least He Thought It Was Great…

Since the spring, In Style has been shuffling its editorial formula and beefing up its Web site to help give a boost to sagging newsstand sales. So far, the results have been mixed.

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In Brief: Quicksilver Sells Golf Unit… PacSun Hires Financo… Brubach Departs

Quiksilver Inc. has sold its Cleveland Golf Co. Inc. for $132.5 million to Japan-based SRI Sports Ltd. The transaction is expected to close by Jan. 31.

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Jacob Arabov


Jacob the Jeweler Pleads Guilty

Jacob Arabov, known as “Jacob the Jeweler” and the “King of Bling” for his extravagant creations for hip-hop stars and other celebrities, pleaded guilty Wednesday to falsifying records and lying to a federal agent in a drug investigation.

clock November 1, 2007Sophia Chabbott


Claiborne Nearing Sale of Four Brands

Liz Claiborne Inc. is closing in on buyers for a package of four of its nine remaining brands. At least two buyers are said to be circling in on Dana Buchman, Ellen Tracy, Sigrid Olsen and Prana as a package deal.

clock November 1, 2007Whitney Beckett

Scoop Beach's retro sweater dress.

Fashion Features

A Trip to the Beach for Scoop

With a shop in Mykonos and a lifetime of beach vacations under her size two belt, Stefani Greenfield knows a thing or two about resort.

clock November 1, 2007Sharon Edelson

Mario Sorrenti

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Honoring Olivier… Preview…

There were no feathered tresses to be seen, but many fine looking friends (or new acquaintances) flocked to Bergdorf Goodman Tuesday night to toast Nina Ricci’s Olivier Theyskens, who had held a spring trunk show earlier that day.

clock November 1, 2007WWD Staff

Joseph Grima in front of the Storefront for Art and Architecture.


What’s in Store…

On a recent fall evening, a crowd of waifish men and women in drainpipe jeans spilled out of a tiny street-level space and took over the corner of Manhattan’s Lafayette and Kenmare Streets, beers in hand.

clock November 1, 2007Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Joe Campanale


Village People

While many new college grads spend their time getting plastered, NYU alum Joe Campanale gets his kicks from actual plaster. “Isn’t it amazing?” Campanale beams, admiring the molded ceilings in his new West Village eatery, dell’anima, which opened last…

clock November 1, 2007Amanda FitzSimons


Eye Scoop

Charles Masson’s La Grenouille was the place to be at lunchtime on Tuesday, certainly for the fashion and social crowd.

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An assortment of Burt's Bees products.

Beauty Features

Clorox Buys Burt’s Bees

The Clorox Co., a $4.8 billion manufacturer of household products, and Burt’s Bees, the earth-friendly marketer of lip balms and natural lotions, may seem like unlikely bedfellows…

clock November 1, 2007Andrea Nagel


IFF’s Net Down in Third Quarter

Third-quarter net earnings at International Flavors & Fragrances slid 7.5 percent to $58.8 million, or 67 cents a diluted share, from $63.6 million, or 70 cents a diluted share in the same period a year ago.

clock November 1, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Leslie Blodgett

Beauty Features

Bare Escentuals Going Global

Bare Escentuals is taking mineral makeup globe-trotting, as the beauty firm rolls out to more points of retail distribution in the U.S. and expands abroad.

clock November 1, 2007Molly Prior


Yves Rocher Acquires 35% of Terre d’Oc

Groupe Yves Rocher has acquired a 35 percent stake in organic beauty firm Terre d’Oc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

clock November 1, 2007Ellen Groves


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