Talking About the Mob: Ex-SA Figure to Testify in Feds’ Gambino Case

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Just when it seemed Seventh Avenue had shed its cloak of organized crime, it could be pulled right back in. Lewis Kasman, a former trim producer is expected to turn state's evidence this week in the latest Mob crackdown.

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Arthur brings a French aesthetic to pj's.


Arthur Brings Pj’s With French Flair to U.S.

Arthur, a 300-square-foot shop selling high-quality pajamas and beach wear with whimsical French patterns, opened here this month.

clock March 26, 2008Sharon Edelson

The interior of Oscar de la Renta at South Coast Plaza.


Oscar Arrives in Orange County

Dab a bit of orange onto Oscar de la Renta, as in Orange County, Calif.

clock March 26, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

A look from the LBH line.

Fashion Features

LBH Group Takes Swing at Refreshed Tennis Lines

Athleticwear manufacturer The LBH Group Ltd. has redesigned LBH, its 35-year-old signature tennis line, as well as its Wimbledon licensed line, with an eye toward the colorful contemporary lifestyle market.

clock March 26, 2008Marcy Medina

John Martens


Martens Back at Neiman’s

Almost three years after retiring from Neiman Marcus here, John Martens is back where he started 28 years ago.

clock March 26, 2008Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

West Watch: Yeohlee in L.A… Stymied Ports Plan…

Angelenos who admire New York-based designer Yeohlee Teng no longer have to leave town to purchase her gravity-defying clothes.

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Casual Gear's cotton long-sleeve T-shirt, poly microfiber zip-front vest and cotton poplin drawstring pants.


Walgreens Rolls Out Casual Gear

Walgreens today is launching Casual Gear, an apparel brand for women, men and children that consists of basics such as T-shirts, hoodies, yoga pants and quilted vests. The collection, which ranges in price from $6.99 to $14.99, will be in all the…

clock March 26, 2008Sharon Edelson

A more feminine Rona Chen style.

Fashion Features

New Breed of Israeli Designers Offers Feminine Touch

There’s more than one female look on the Israeli streets, from religious women in sidewalk-sweeping skirts with head coverings to hip young ones in well-fitting jodhpurs and monochromatic T-shirts.

clock March 26, 2008Jessica Steinberg


Acquisitions ‘First Priority’ for PVH

The Calvin Klein brand might be getting another sibling, especially since the tightening credit market has given some breathing room to strategic buyers…

clock March 26, 2008Evan Clark


Consumer Confidence Sinks to 5-Year Low

Consumers are getting gloomier by the month.

clock March 26, 2008Vicki M. Young


Memo Pad: One or Two Blips… Movie Buffs…

Financial market turbulence, housing bubble bursts, Bear Stearns collapses — no wonder advertising isn’t looking rosy (or that most publishers don’t want to go on the record and talk about it).

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Karstadt and Kaufhof Merger Seen Possible

In another sign of Europe’s rapidly consolidating department store sector, speculation is growing that Germany’s two main chains, Kaufhof and Karstadt,…

clock March 26, 2008Damien McGuinness

Views of the Tom Ford shop inside the Hankyu Men's Store.

Designer and Luxury

Tom Ford Goes Outside U.S. to Osaka

Tom Ford likes to strike when opportunity arises, which is why he’s opened his first store outside the U.S. in Osaka, Japan. The 1,300-square-foot unit is…

clock March 26, 2008Constance Haisma-Kwok


Talking About the Mob: Ex-SA Figure to Testify In Feds’ Gambino Case

Just when it seemed Seventh Avenue had shed its cloak of organized crime, it could be pulled right back in.

clock March 26, 2008Evan Clark and Arthur Friedman

Neighborhood public radio's studio sits two doors south of the Whitney Museum, in a former Christian Louboutin boutique.


New Voices in a High-Rent District

It may have PRI (as in portable radio instruments), a broadcast dubbed “American Life” and an npr logo in a familiar red, black and blue color-blocked…

clock March 26, 2008Valerie Seckler

Marketing and Promotion

Airing It Out

New Yorkers who blog, post videos and review products online can add another venue for user-generated content to their media menu: fledgling neighborhood…

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Fashion Features

Eugene Fahy, 77

Services will be held Friday for Eugene Fahy, a former vice president and advertising director of W, M Magazine and Women’s Wear Daily, who died March 15…

clock March 26, 2008Amy Wicks


Etro’s Sales Rise

Sales at Italian fashion house Etro grew 10 percent in 2007 to 295 million euros, or $404.4 million at average exchange, following a raft of store openings,…

clock March 26, 2008Andrew Roberts

Stella McCartney


Stella McCartney Inks India Deal

Stella McCartney will open six stores in India over the next two years as a result of a new distribution deal with TSG International Marketing Pvt. Ltd.

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A dress from the bridge-priced Vittadini line.


Vittadini Sees Opportunity in Bridge

The timing seems fortuitous for Adrienne Vittadini, which is relaunching segmented bridge and better collections for fall.

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Luke Wilson partnered with Puma.


Puma Sets Celebrity Golf Line

Puma AG’s latest venture into celebrity territory is the Luke Wilson and Johan Edfors Special Edition Golf Collection for men and women, inspired and…

clock March 26, 2008Jeremy Allen

Alek Wek modeling Speedo's World Swim Against Malaria swimsuit.

Business Features

Newsreel: Finding A New Balance… Speedo Malaria Crusade… Roddick’s Charity Play…

New Balance is making the leap from cult running brand to a competitor in the athletic arena with its biggest global ad campaign.

clock March 26, 2008Whitney Beckett and Kavita Daswani

Jovovich-Hawk's silk and Lurex metallic dresses. Alex & Chloe necklaces; Frye boots.

Fashion Features

Printed Matter

Florals, stripes and painterly patterns are among the prints that dress up fall frocks, which come in a myriad of soft shapes, from wraps to classic…

clock March 26, 2008Hellin Kay

Frederic Fekkai


Procter & Gamble Adds Fekkai Brand

Procter & Gamble Co. said Tuesday that it has signed an agreement to purchase Frederic Fekkai & Co. in an effort to boost its prestige hair care fortunes.

clock March 26, 2008Julie Naughton and Laura Mitchell and Pete Born

Frank Gehry's take for the Serpentine Gallery.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: A Tale of Two Cities… Wedding March-Esa… Gehry’s London Debut…

As French President Nicholas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, prepare to land in London today on a state visit, Sarko fever is gripping the…

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Barington Presses Dillard’s for Documents

The ball is now in the hands of the Dillard family.

clock March 26, 2008Liza Casabona and Jeanine Poggi

Fashion Features

In Brief: Macy’s Turns a New Leaf… Dallas Fashion… Madden Buying More Shares…

To celebrate Earth Week and support the National Park Foundation, Macy’s Inc. will stage a “Turn Over a New Leaf” promotion April 20-27.

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