Reinvention

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Overview

Fashion is an industry of continual change, and it's never come faster or been more intense.

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Melissa and Catie Grimm

Fashion Features

Up From the Farm: Sisters Grow Boutique in S.F.

Melissa and Catie Grimm have carrot farming in their blood, but they didn’t want to make it their careers.

clock November 14, 2007Joanna Ramey

Financial

L.A. and Long Beach Ports Target Truck Emissions

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the largest U.S. seaport complex, have adopted sweeping environmental regulations intended to improve air quality by banning trucks that don’t meet the standards.

clock November 14, 2007Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

WestWatch: Trina’s Turf… Lucky Night… Audigier’s Spanish Flair…

Trina Turk is expanding her retail empire next month with a new home furnishings store in Palm Springs, Calif., called The Pillow Shop, and another clothing boutique late next year at Fashion Island Mall in Newport Beach, Calif.

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Financial

Industry Export Rise Led by China, Despite Quotas

Asia’s emerging economies, led by powerhouse China and strong players India and Indonesia, posted solid gains in textiles and apparel exports last year, a World Trade Organization report said. South Korea, Canada and Mexico continued to decline.

clock November 14, 2007John Zarocostas

Urban Decay's in-store boutique at Macy's in San Francisco's Union Square.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Urban Decay Sets Up in Macy’s West… Lauder Taps Fleury as Director…

Urban Decay is placing in-store boutiques in Macy’s West beauty departments.

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Financial

TJX Sees Profits Up 8%, Raises 4th-Qtr. Forecast

Off-price retailer TJX Cos. posted an 8 percent jump in third-quarter earnings on Tuesday and raised fourth-quarter guidance.

clock November 14, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Tod’s Posts Net Gain, Upbeat on Holiday

Tod’s SpA saw higher profits and sales in the first nine months of the year and forecast a bullish holiday season.

clock November 14, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Views of Chanel's renovated jewelry shop on Place Vendome.

Fashion Features

Chanel Back and Bigger on Place Vendome

Expanding its home on the Place Vendôme, Chanel has reopened its jewelry boutique on the chic square after nine months of renovations.

clock November 14, 2007Robert Murphy

Financial

Growth in India, Russia Spurs Benetton Profits

Italy’s Benetton SpA said Tuesday that greater volumes, a broader and more segmented product mix and ongoing growth in new geographical markets, especially Russia and India, fueled growth in the first nine months of the year.

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Media

Memo Pad: New State… List of Many… Star Wars?…

Claude Chirac, the daughter and longtime personal adviser of former French president Jacques Chirac, is about to join PPR.

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Tommy Hilfiger and George Lois at Rizzoli.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Iconic Tommy… Wild Man Blues… Mommy & Me…

Book signings aren’t new fare for designer and five-time author Tommy Hilfiger, nor for advertising legend George Lois, who’s penned seven.

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Financial

Sun Capital Presses Kellwood on Offer

The bid for Kellwood Co.’s ownership is heating up after Sun Capital Securities Group LLC reissued a $543 million bid Monday to buy the $1.6 billion vendor — and Kellwood flatly rejected it again on Tuesday.

clock November 14, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Wal-Mart Net Up 7.9 Percent, Outlook Sparks Stock Rally

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. delivered earnings Tuesday ahead of Wall Street’s analyst estimates while saying it was somewhat optimistic about the holiday season — despite economic pressures on consumers.

clock November 14, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

TDA Set to Close Down

After nearly 70 years as an organization, the Textile Distributors Association plans to disband next month.

clock November 14, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

In its linkup with the first iTunes store featuring South Asian music and culture, Desi Hits! offers podcasts of Bhangra, Bollywood and urban Desi music; Desi dilemmas, and vegetarian cooking.

Financial

Desi Beats Are Growing Stronger

When she was growing up in leafy Buckinghamshire just outside London in the Seventies, Anjula Acharia-Bath, founder and chief executive officer of Desi Hits!, traversed the separate cultures of her British homeland and her parents’ native India.

clock November 14, 2007Valerie Seckler

Playboy ceo Christie Hefner.

Retail

Playboy’s Social Networking Play

Christie Hefner, chairman and chief executive officer of Playboy Enterprises Inc., views social networking and other new media as opportunities — not threats — to brands.

clock November 14, 2007Denise Power

Retail

Blue Snafu

The Bay department store flagship in Toronto was hit by the so-called blue screen of death this month when a computer error message was displayed for days across huge outdoor screens meant to carry illuminated seasonal graphics.

clock November 14, 2007Denise Power

MySpace's new fashion area, which features video of celebrities shopping.

Media

What’s Next for Fashion Networks?

The race is on to see which fashion social networking sites can attract the most members, traffic and advertisers.

clock November 14, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

SMART BRA

Financial

Bits & Bytes

Online holiday spending will grow 21% this year to $33 billion, even while offline spending softens.

clock November 14, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

A spring look for Asara.

Fashion Features

Grossman, High Fashion Launch Asara

August Silk and Andrew Grossman have joined to launch Asara, a better-priced separates line, for spring.

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Images from Best & Co.'s fall catalogue.

Fashion Features

FAO Schwarz Acquires Best & Co.

Luxury children’s brands FAO Schwarz and Best & Co. are uniting, as the toy retailer acquired the children’s wear store for an undisclosed sum to expand into a lifestyle brand.

clock November 14, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Dresses, Green Fabrics Prove Hits at StyleMax

Eco-friendly fabrics, colorful prints and dresses took center stage at StyleMax, Chicago’s largest women’s apparel market.

clock November 14, 2007Beth Wilson

Financial

Nicole Miller to Sell Shares to Employees

Determined to remain an independent, privately held company, Nicole Miller is selling 30 percent of its business to its 150 employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

clock November 14, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Tiffany-EBay Trial Tests Online Retail Liability

The long anticipated trial between Tiffany & Co. and eBay kicked off Tuesday in Manhattan federal court with the case centering on online duties and responsibilities in regard to intellectual property structures.

clock November 14, 2007Liza Casabona

Financial

In Brief: Aeropostale Buyback… Claiborne Repurchases Shares… De Sole to Rubbermaid…

Teen apparel retailer Aéropostale Inc. announced Tuesday that it will increase the company’s share repurchase program by $250 million. This increase brings the total share repurchase program to $600 million.

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Essentialist

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The Estée Lauder beauty hub at Debenhams

Business

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Social Studies

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