One Enchanted Evening: Retail Titans Gather to Fete Josie Natori

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Who can gather together Terry Lundgren, Burt Tansky, Pete Nordstrom, Bill Dillard 2nd, Stephen I. Sadove and Michael Gould in one room with nary a punch being thrown?Josie Natori.

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Josie Natori and her boys. From left, Terry Lundgren, Bill Dillard 2nd, Burt Tansky, Pete Nordstrom, Stephen I. Sadove and Michael Gould.

Fashion Features

One Enchanted Evening: Retail Titans Gather to Fete Josie Natori

Who can gather together Terry Lundgren, Burt Tansky, Pete Nordstrom, Bill Dillard 2nd, Stephen I. Sadove and Michael Gould in one room with nary a punch being thrown?

clock November 5, 2007David Moin and Karyn Monget

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Fashion Features

Prairie Tale

With a nod to Laura Ingalls, designers are returning to simpler times for spring with gentle slip shapes in soft cottons. Added touches include lacy accents and gentle ruffles, as shown on this cotton voile slipdress from Eberjey.

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Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter

Beauty Features

Arden Inks Beauty Deal With Rocawear, Moves to Profitability in First Quarter…

During an earnings call on Friday, E. Scott Beattie, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Elizabeth Arden Inc., disclosed that his firm has signed a beauty licensing deal with Rocawear, the clothing label cofounded by hip-hop mogul Shawn…

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In Brief: Damiani IPO Price Set… Changes At Marimekko

Italian jeweler Damiani SpA’s IPO price has been set at 4 euros per share, or $5.80 at current exchange rates, on the lower end of its preliminary price range.

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John Richardson today.


Portrait of the Artist

In his 91 years on earth, Pablo Picasso immersed himself in everything from painting to sculpture to costume design. Not to mention all the women he bedded, wedded, tortured and left.

clock November 5, 2007Jacob Bernstein


Memo Pad: Growing Martha… Continental Shuffle

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia recently walked away from a potential acquisition, but, looking forward, executives insist the company is highly interested in acquiring Internet companies…

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J Smith Esquire's bowlers


Mad Men: Hat Chance… Puttin’ on the Glitz

Bring on the cheeky irreverence. Meet two designers – one new, another a veteran – who are punching up their accessories with finger-wave hats, burlesque headdresses, drunken pearls and Day-Glo neckwear.

clock November 5, 2007Venessa Lau

Invista's billboard at Times Square features a time line of Maidenform bras, celebrating "100 Years of the Bra."


Supporting the Bra Centennial

Invista Inc. is planning a global marketing and advertising campaign for its trademark Lycra spandex brand and the 100th anniversary of the bra.

clock November 5, 2007Karyn Monget


Intimate Notes: Hanesbrands, Disney Deal

Hanesbrands Inc. and the Walt Disney Co. signed a 10-year marketing agreement that will give the Hanes and Champion brands exclusivity in basic apparel, including cotton knits and underwear, at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Fulco di Verdura with Coco Chanel.

Fashion Features

Verdura Turns 70: Pass the Word

In today’s highly populated fine jewelry market, where newness often garners more praise than timelessness, Verdura continues to do its own thing.

clock November 5, 2007Caroline Tell and Samantha Conti

Chanel's layered chain star necklace.

Fashion Features

Fashion Jewels Also Shine

Costume jewelry appears to be coming into its own. Along with strong sales of diamonds and high jewelry, costume jewelry has been impressive, with growing demand for designer lines.

clock November 5, 2007Katya Foreman

A selection of Lara Bohinc's fine jewelry.

Fashion Features

Lara Bohinc Gets Fine-tuned

Designer Lara Bohinc is known in Europe for her chunky costume jewelry and clutch bags laced with metalwork that celebrities such as Madonna, Kate Moss and Christina Aguilera have sported since she launched her line 10 years ago.

clock November 5, 2007Nina Jones

Sylvie Celine handbags.

Fashion Features

Eastsport Joins Bag Brigade With Sylvie Celine Brand

The latest brand to join the better handbag market, Sylvie Celine, is about family ties.

clock November 5, 2007Caroline Tell

A Nancy Gonzalez bag.

Fashion Features

Celebrating Accessories’ Best

The $35 billion accessories market continues to grow at a rapid pace, and some of last year’s standouts will be celebrated at tonight’s 11th annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards.

clock November 5, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Bags from Stella McCartney LeSportsac.


LeSportsac, McCartney Come Together

LeSportsac is upbeat about its new collaboration with Stella McCartney, projecting the 18-month deal will deliver $50 million to $70 million in sales at retail.

clock November 5, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Emmy Rossum and Elizabeth Harrison at Catherine Malandrino's spring '08 show.

Fashion Features

Inside Look at Harrison’s ‘Corptique’

While critics complained of sparse glitterati sitting in front rows during New York Fashion Week this year, that wasn’t the case at Catherine Malandrino’s show.

clock November 5, 2007Rachel Strugatz


Ironman Richard Walsh Joins Project Solvers

Richard Walsh has joined staffing firm Project Solvers. He will be working with Anne Maxfield, the firm’s co-founder and president on sales and marketing initiatives.

clock November 5, 2007Vicki M. Young


Industry Sheds Jobs

U.S. department and specialty stores cut a combined 6,500 jobs in October, but merchants got some positive economic news – a surprise uptick in overall job growth.

clock November 5, 2007Kristi Ellis

Mike Edwards


Lucy’s Edwards Exits Firm

Three months after VF Corp. acquired Lucy Activewear, the brand’s chief executive officer, Mike Edwards, is leaving the firm.

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Ford Chooses Milan For First Owned Unit

Tom Ford said Friday he will open his first company-owned store, a 9,149-square-foot unit, at Via Pietro Verri, 3 in Milan, in the spring. Ford also said he plans to open stores in London, Zurich, Tokyo, Kuwait and Hong Kong.

clock November 5, 2007Sharon Edelson

A taxi carrying 7th on Sale's new ad.

Fashion Features

7th on Sale to Be Bigger Than Ever

About 1,000 volunteers have been pulling together the world’s largest sample sale, 7th on Sale, which will get under way Nov. 15 with a gala at the 69th Regiment Armory here and will be followed with a three-day sale open to the public.

clock November 5, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg


Retail Index Hit Hard

Last week was a tough one on the S&P Retail Index, which lost 4.1 percent to 443.54 on Friday from the prior week’s 462.54.

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Rendering of the new store.


Deegie’s Concept: Good ‘Carma’ and Style for Teens

John Wilson, a 24-year veteran who cut his teeth at Vestimenta, Ferragamo and Nordstrom, is putting the finishing touches on a new retail concept.

clock November 5, 2007Jean E. Palmieri and Jessica Pallay

Sandy Hill at work signing books.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Pick A Partner… Hill Country… Brian’s Song…

French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, who appears in this winter’s Celine campaign, has a new project with the LVMH-owned brand.

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