Guess Does It Again: Brand’s Profits Soar, Retail Rollout Ahead

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Turmoil in the financial markets, the weak dollar, rising unemployment, soaring gas prices and sagging consumer confidence aside, there are a few brands out there still expanding aggressively — and Guess Inc. is one of them.

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Designer and Luxury

Applause for Paris

The top 20 most-viewed Paris fall collections on

clock March 20, 2008Cecily Hall



Southern Delights: The New Taste of Atlanta

Thanks to a cultural and business revival, Downtown is upping its culinary quotient. Here are two new eateries, both within walking distance of AmericasMart.

clock March 20, 2008Elizabeth Thurman

"The Tiber"


Part-Time Louvre

Art lovers looking for an alternative to a pricy Parisian trip now can view some of the same masterpieces at “Louvre Atlanta.”

clock March 20, 2008Georgia Lee

PPQ designers Amy Molyneux and Percy Parker with Peaches Geldof.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Jewels… Peaches for PPQ… Newborns…

With a reported net worth of $600 to $800 million, romance novel writer Danielle Steel has to find other things to do with her cash besides couture.

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Beauty Features

Clarins in Deal With Swarovski

Groupe Clarins said Wednesday it has added Swarovski to its portfolio of beauty licenses.

clock March 20, 2008Ellen Groves


Charming Shoppes Posts 4th-Qtr. Loss

Restructuring charges and price promotions drove Charming Shoppes Inc. into the red in the fourth quarter.

clock March 20, 2008Evan Clark


Benetton Sets Share-Repurchase Plan

Benetton Group SpA said Wednesday it would propose to buy back up to 10 percent of its share capital at its annual meeting next month.

clock March 20, 2008Andrew Roberts

A look from Mizzae.

Designer and Luxury

Coming Home

Two contemporary lines return to their Southern roots.

clock March 20, 2008Georgia Lee

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Street Style

They Are Wearing

Spring weather in Atlanta is hit or miss, but the fashion in Virginia-Highland was on point last week.

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Drew Lewis owners David Gore (left) and Seth Kloss in their Midtown Atlanta store.


Change of Course

Usually, the story goes that the small-town kid moves to the big city to find his dreams and fortune. But for David Gore and Seth Kloss, the direction was…

clock March 20, 2008Elizabeth Thurman

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Marketing and Promotion

Retailers Adjust Fall Plans

Faced with a difficult economy, erratic weather and reluctant customers, Southeast buyers are playing it safe. While retailers expect core lines to lead…

clock March 20, 2008Elizabeth Thurman

Moss Mills leather belt.


New Lines

The latest resources to hit AmericasMart.

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For The Boys

AmericasMart’s Premiere show is blooming with new contemporary product, much of it for men.

clock March 20, 2008Georgia Lee

A view of Downtown.


Meeting the Challenge

The economy, the credit markets and the courts may all be hurdles, but it appears nothing, including a tornado, can stop development in Atlanta.

clock March 20, 2008Georgia Lee

Looks from Guess' spring collection.


Guess Does It Again: Brand’s Profits Soar, Retail Rollout Ahead

Turmoil in the financial markets, the weak dollar, rising unemployment, soaring gas prices and sagging consumer confidence aside, there are a few brands out…

clock March 20, 2008Jeanine Poggi

A look from the runway show at Neiman Marcus.

Designer and Luxury

Milly Scouting a Manhattan Location

Michelle Smith’s colorful, print-driven line Milly is looking to open a New York flagship within a year.

clock March 20, 2008Beth Wilson

Views of the Acne store in Paris.

Designer and Luxury

Acne Jeans Cuts Ribbon on Two Continents

Acne Jeans is storming two fashion capitals at once.

clock March 20, 2008Emilie Marsh and Julee Kaplan

April 77's Paris flagship.


April 77 Opens Paris Flagship

The French fashion and record label April 77 has a new gig, spinning out its first flagship in the heart of the Marais district here.

clock March 20, 2008Emilie Marsh

Miss Sixty's cotton blazer; Mark and Estel's cotton T-shirt and Blue Notch's cotton and polyester leggings. Body chain from Low Luv by Erin Wasson; clutch from The Jack Rabbit Collection; Silpada ring.

Fashion Features

Lean Machine

Long, lean leggings get an update this fall with edgy touches like exposed zippers, shirring and tie-dye prints. Here, DKNY Jeans’ polyester jacket and Sass & Bide’s cotton blouse and coated Lycra and nylon leggings. Miss Sixty belt; Tashkent by…

clock March 20, 2008Kim Friday

Carlos Santana and Mariah Carey in a Macy's commercial.

Marketing and Promotion

Macy’s Campaign Packs Celeb Punch

Macy’s spring TV campaign launches Sunday featuring Mariah Carey, Carlos Santana and Gabriel Aubry in the celebrity cast, along with the feuding Martha Stewart and Donald Trump.

clock March 20, 2008Sharon Edelson


Nike Net Leaps 32 Percent

Growth across all regions led Nike Inc. to a 32 percent jump in third-quarter earnings.

clock March 20, 2008Whitney Beckett


Class Action Status Sought in Sterling Suit

Lawyers for a group of 15 current and former female employees are seeking class action status for a suit against Sterling Jewelers Inc., which charges the…

clock March 20, 2008Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

High School of Fashion Industries Honoring Finley

Fashion Calendar creator Ruth Finley will be honored by the High School of Fashion Industries here on May 21.

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Donatella Versace and Simon Doonan in the Barneys window.


Window Dresser

“This is going to be my Facebook profile photo,” cried 22-year-old Blair Verhoef as she snapped a shot of Donatella Versace posing in Barneys New York’s…

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Gad Elmaleh as Jean and Audrey Tautou as Irene in Pierre Salvadori's "Priceless."


Dirty Sexy Money

Gamine French actress and ‘Amelie’ star Audrey Tautou will reveal her more conniving side when her new film, “Priceless,” opens in the U.S. March 28.

clock March 20, 2008Marcy Medina

Ailidh Lennon, Adele Bethel, David Gow and Scott Paterson of Sons and Daughters.


Highland Fling

We’re not used to this,” moans Scott Paterson, singer-guitarist of the Glaswegian post-punk band Sons and Daughters.

clock March 20, 2008Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Banana Republic in London


Banana Republic’s London Opening

Banana Republic opens here today in what will be a litmus test for further expansion of the Gap Inc.-owned brand across Europe.

clock March 20, 2008Lucie Greene

Taylor Leon


Memo Pad: Tears and Laughter… Screen Siren… Makeover…

It was high noon Wednesday and time for that annual ritual: the announcement of the American Society of Magazine Editors’ National Magazine Award finalists…

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Human Resources

In Brief: Proxy Fight At Dillard’s… Tarrant Settling Up… Vuitton Move…

Barington Capital Group on Wednesday said it notified Dillard’s Inc. that it will nominate four people for election to the retailer’s 12-member board….

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