Catching Celebrity Wave: DKNY Jeans to Do Rachel Bilson Line

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DKNY Jeans is getting more aggressive in the celebrity fashion game — and its partner of choice is actress Rachel Bilson.

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Views of the expanded Ala Moana Center.


Expanded Ala Moana Center Brings Nordstrom to Hawaii

Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, billed as the world’s largest open-air shopping center, has added about 300,000 square feet of retail space, including…

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Valuables on the Line in Esmerian Case

The legal battle between Ralph Esmerian, owner of Fred Leighton, and Merrill Lynch is heating up, with everything from Esmerian’s home to potentially the…

clock March 13, 2008Evan Clark

Miss America Kirsten Haglund, Bradley Bayou and Paige Adams-Geller.

Fashion Features

Bayou Criticizes Industry for Too-Thin Models

Designer Bradley Bayou came to Harvard Tuesday night to talk about “the worst day of my life” — when his eldest daughter collapsed from anorexia…

clock March 13, 2008Katherine Bowers

Incanto Heaven is due on shelves next month.


Beauty Beat: Ferragamo Parfums Maps Aggressive Plan for Growth…

The six-year-old fragrance division of the Salvatore Ferragamo fashion house recorded total wholesale sales of 67 million euros in 2007…

clock March 13, 2008Stephanie Epiro

Fashion Features

Charron’s New Venture

Paul Charron, former chairman and chief executive officer of Liz Claiborne Inc., and Paul Tierney, who recently resigned from Claiborne’s board, are teaming…

clock March 13, 2008Whitney Beckett


Memo Pad: Portfolio Turns a Page… Athletes Can Dress Up… Moving Up

Lauren Goldstein Crowe and are parting ways, leaving the site’s approach to fashion up in the air.

clock March 13, 2008Samantha Conti and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks


Target in Talks to Sell Credit Card Receivables

Target Corp. said Wednesday that it is negotiating with an unnamed investment partner to sell an undivided interest in about 50 percent of its credit card…

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Government and Trade

Schwab: Colombia Trade Pact Headed to Congress

U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab said Wednesday that the Bush administration plans to send a free trade agreement with Colombia to Congress in early…

clock March 13, 2008Kristi Ellis



Milan’s Mixed Bag

The top 20 most-viewed fall collections in Milan on

clock March 13, 2008Cecily Hall

New development is redefining Dallas.


Where Bigger Is Better

True to its maverick spirit, Dallas is looking to the future with economic expansion focusing on fashion and retailing.

clock March 13, 2008Rusty Williamson

Beyonce Knowles and mother Tina of the House of Dereon.


FashionCenterDallas Preps for Fall

A slew of new labels is coming to town for the fall market, March 27 to 30, drawing retailers to FashionCenterDallas.

clock March 13, 2008Holly Haber

Fashion Trends

She’s Gotta Have It

Dresses have had a good run, but tailored separates and knitwear are ready to eclipse them for fall in the bridge and contemporary markets, in a season…

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American Girl is one retailer at Galleria Dallas.


Galleria and NorthPark Battle to Be Top High-End Mall

Galleria Dallas is seeking to reshape itself as it battles main rival NorthPark Center for retail tenants and customers.

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The Dallas Cowboys' stadium under construction.


Texas-Sized Project Mixes Retail, Sports and More

An ambitious, more than 1.4 million-square-foot mixed-use project is planned here with a favorite Texas motif as the calling card — sports.

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Dining in Dallas

Restaurants have been sprouting in Dallas even faster than usual, fueled by burgeoning development, lively entrepreneurship and residents’ passion for new…

clock March 13, 2008Holly Haber

Larry Gayao (center) performs with Odis at LFT.

Marketing and Promotion

Rock and Retail

Entertainment is part and parcel of retail, according to industry gurus dating back to the late Stanley Marcus, so how about a little rock ‘n’ roll?

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A painting by J.M. Turner to be shown at the Dallas Museum of Art.


Dallas Art Lovers at Sea With Turner

“Atmosphere is my style,” asserted J.M.W. Turner, the legendary British painter, when critics assailed the inexplicable abstraction of his seascapes.

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Beck Park


FIG Gets Full

Fashion Industry Gallery’s fall market, March 27 to 30, is shaping up to be its biggest ever.

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Rachel Bilson

Marketing and Promotion

Catching Celebrity Wave: DKNY Jeans to Do Rachel Bilson Line

DKNY Jeans is getting more aggressive in the celebrity fashion game ? and its partner of choice is actress Rachel Bilson.

clock March 13, 2008Julee Kaplan

Steve Birkhold at Dieselýs Lexington Avenue flagship.

Fashion Features

Birkhold Readies Diesel USA for Growth Push

Renzo Rosso is the chief visionary driving Diesel’s transformation into a global lifestyle brand, but the task of executing that vision in the U.S. now rests with Steve Birkhold.

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A tank from the Guess Green capsule collection.


Guess Joins Green Scene for Spring

Guess Inc. will take its first step into the organic world by launching a capsule collection of eco-friendly denim and tops in April.

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Michael Kors' chic career-gal suit straight out of the fictitious Sterling Cooper ad agency.

Fashion Features

‘Mad’ Company

For fall, some designers were inspired by the AMC show “Mad Men,” set in 1960. Interpretations of the era’s manicured look ran the gamut from the staple…

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Nicholai: Nicky Hilton's equestrian-themed collection should be an easy ride at retail this fall. Here, her striped sweater dress and scarf.

Fashion Features

Dark Angels

Designers leaned toward a moodier palette in lineups that still retained that laid-back West Coast vibe.

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Allen Questrom and Gildo Zegna


Economy a Talking Point At Zegna Flagship Fete

Industry executives celebrating the opening of Ermenegildo Zegna’s new flagship at 663 Fifth Avenue Tuesday night needed little prompting, even with Tom…

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Chloe Sevigny in an ad for Uniqlo's UT Project.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Do-It-Yourself… T-Shirt Trove… Toledo Time…

Miuccia Prada, whose screening of the film “Trembled Blossoms” was one of the main parties during New York Fashion Week, will reprise the shindig at her Los…

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Charlize Theron in Dior.


Natural Instincts

A jam-packed week of junior social events kicked off on Tuesday with the American Museum of Natural History’s Winter Dance, where Roberto Cavalli —…

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Broadway East


Green Day

If you really are what you eat, then some women will take seconds of whatever Gwyneth Paltrow’s having. At least that’s the business model behind Broadway…

clock March 13, 2008Amanda FitzSimons

Matt Ward and Zooey Deschanel

Fashion Features

Music And Lyrics

Zooey Deschanel should be worried. The public isn’t exactly welcoming to actors who try to cross over into music.

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Eye Scoop

Alexandra von Furstenberg, who’s hosting a preview party for her new furniture line on Thursday at Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills, will not only have the…

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David Paterson takes the oath as Lieutenant Governor, with his wife, Michelle, looking on.

Government and Trade

Industry Tries to Gauge Paterson as Spitzer Departs

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned Wednesday, was well-known to the apparel industry from his career as an assistant district attorney breaking up a…

clock March 13, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg and Arthur Friedman


Markdowns Take Toll on Specialty Retailers in Fourth Quarter

Markdowns in the fourth quarter weakened the bottom lines of specialty retailers Talbots Inc. and American Eagle Outfitters Inc., while Hot Topic Inc….

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In Brief: Women At Work… Tough Economic Outlook…

The number of women employed worldwide increased by almost 200 million, or 18.4 percent, over the last 10 years, to reach 1.2 billion last year, compared…

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