Romancing the Stone: Aber Renamed Harry Winston for Cachet

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Harry Winston is out to change the way diamonds are bought and sold. Aber Diamond Corp., the mining company that owns Harry Winston Inc., will rename itself Harry Winston Diamond Corp. starting today with the new symbol on the NYSE of HWD.

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Hanky Panky's cotton slipdress. Shawl from Barbara Flood's Closet.

Fashion Features

Worldly Goods

Whether it’s labeled a Moroccan djellaba, an Egyptian galabia or simply a caftan, American designers’ takes on that dramatic easy shape are part of spring’s exotic mood. Here, Josie Natori’s polyester crepe de chine version. Necklace and rings from…

clock November 19, 2007Bobbi Queen

The Opus VII watch is limited to 50 pieces at $176,000 each.


Romancing the Stone: Aber Renamed Harry Winston for Cachet

Harry Winston is out to change the way diamonds are bought and sold.

clock November 19, 2007Sophia Chabbott


NexCen, Camuto Team for Shoe Box Buy

NexCen, a global brand acquisition firm, has joined with fashion and footwear maker Camuto Group to acquire the trademarks and intellectual property of The Shoe Box Inc…

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Lauren Sharfman and Ippolita


Castanea Takes Stake in Ippolita

Castanea Partners has invested in Ippolita, a jewelry firm known for its hand-wrought 18-karat gold, diamond and gemstone pieces with an artisanal vibe.

clock November 19, 2007Sophia Chabbott


In Brief: Vegas Time… Dockers Taps Laffin…

Next month, IWC Schaffhausen will open its first U.S. boutique in The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.

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Seal serenades his wife, supermodel Heidi Klum.

Fashion Features

Victoria’s Secret Stages 2nd Hollywood Show

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Kodak Theater here had a little bit of everything. The event, taped Thursday night and set to air as a one-hour special Dec. 4 on CBS, showcased creative styling, and, of course, top models.

clock November 19, 2007Marcy Medina and Rachel Rees

Simply Fresh uses Lycra freshFX.

Fashion Features

Invista Creates New Video Workshop Format

Invista Inc. kicked off a new chapter in its semiannual intimate apparel workshop by focusing exclusively on a video presentation with a voice-over of directional trends for spring 2008.

clock November 19, 2007Karyn Monget


Richemont Net Up 28 Percent, Sees Strength Going Forward

Profits at Compagnie Financi?re Richemont SA surged 28 percent in the first half to 824 million euros…

clock November 19, 2007Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

A look from Marisa Christina.

Mergers and Acquisitions

B2X Buys 2 Trademarks From Hampshire

Hampshire Group Ltd. has sold its Marisa Christina and David Brooks trademarks and inventory to B2X Corp., a Jersey City-based technology company that…

clock November 19, 2007Whitney Beckett


Ann Taylor Cuts Outlook

AnnTaylor Stores Corp. posted a 4 percent rise in third-quarter earnings, but slashed its full-year forecast because of economic uncertainty.

clock November 19, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Designer and Luxury

De la Renta Expands Reach With Fur Pact

Keeping its eye on international expansion, Oscar de la Renta Ltd. has signed a licensing agreement with Yves Salomon SA to make and distribute a fur…

clock November 19, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Wang Inks Deal for Lavender Shop on Melrose

Vera Wang has signed a lease to open its first freestanding Lavender Label store here on Melrose Avenue next to Marc by Marc Jacobs and across the street…

clock November 19, 2007Marcy Medina

A look from Calvin Klein, one of G-III's licenses.


G-III’s Expanded Offerings Seen as Key to Longevity

G-III Apparel Group Ltd. has achieved its success the way few vendors have – by remaining out of the spotlight.

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Joyce Greenberg, Diane D'Erasmo, Emanuel Weintraub and Rohit Manocha.


Shift in Size, Strategy for M&A Players

While adjustable rate mortgage woes have slowed global mergers and acquisitions activity, the market still has life. The landscape is seen moving from…

clock November 19, 2007Rachel Strugatz


Memo Pad: A Date With Kate… Britney’s In Trouble Again… Truth or Dare…

At Thursday night’s 7th on Sale gala, Donna Karan and Kate Moss were seen huddled together in a lengthy tete-a-tete, leading some inquisitive types to…

clock November 19, 2007Marc Karimzadeh and Miles Socha and Whitney Beckett and Irin Carmon and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

An ad for Rafaella's relaunch.


Rafaella Rebrands Under Cerberus

Rafaella Apparel Group Inc. is rebranding itself for fall 2008, two years after being bought by Cerberus Capital Management.

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Farm Bill Fails in Senate

The Senate has scuttled a $286 billion farm bill that would have reestablished some federal subsidies for textile mills that use domestic and imported cotton.

clock November 19, 2007Kristi Ellis


Madewell in Manhattan for Holiday

Madewell is coming to Manhattan sooner than expected with a temporary store opening Wednesday at 532 Broadway in SoHo.

clock November 19, 2007David Moin

Nuxe's Bio Beaute lineup.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Nuxe Enters Organics

Nuxe wants to build on organic growth. The French natural pharmacy brand plans to tap the burgeoning market for organic treatment by introducing a…

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Benjamin Cho with Chloe Sevigny in Narciso Rodriguez.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Film Forum… Sea and Be Seen… So Lange, Farewell…

“Nothing is normal tonight,” proclaimed Julian Schnabel as he was swarmed by well-wishers congratulating him on the New York premiere of his latest film,…

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Blake Lively in Michael Kors.


Bargain Hunters

There were no clarions, drawbridges, damsels in distress or fire-breathing dragons, but the opening of 7th on Sale at the 69th Regiment Armory Thursday…

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