Fashion Scouts New Talent

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The craze for celebrity apparel deals has returned with a vengeance — despite a track record filled with missteps and few lines that have had any consistent, long-term success.

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Poised for Growth

The top 10 U.S. metro areas ranked by projected strength of their retail markets.

clock March 27, 2008Cecily Hall

Isaac Sellam


New and Different Key Themes at Paris Trade Shows

American retailers were upbeat at this season’s boutique apparel shows, which ran concurrent with Paris Fashion Week, citing flat or increased budgets and a…

clock March 27, 2008Rachel Tiplady

Mischa Barton


Fashion Scouts New Talent

The craze for celebrity apparel deals has returned with a vengeance ? despite a track record filled with missteps and few lines that have had any success.

clock March 27, 2008Julee Kaplan


Street Style

In Retail and Real Estate, City Grabs the Spotlight

Melissa Gamble, Chicago’s director of fashion arts and events, admits some people raised an eyebrow or worse when she assumed the new salaried city post in…

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Sweet Home Chicago

A significant trend in Chicago’s retail landscape is the emergence of city neighborhoods as desirable alternatives to locations along Michigan Avenue and…

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Street Style

A Gust of Color

After enduring a seemingly never-ending winter with 53 inches of snow, Chicagoans know a pop of color, be it a scarf, bright sweater vest or canary coat, is…

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Government and Trade

Vital Statistics

Chicago Population… Median household income… Office vacancy rate…

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Marketing and Promotion

Donatella in the Window

Donatella Versace played mannequin Tuesday night, putting herself on display in Barneys New York’s Madison Avenue window to launch her men’s wear collection.

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Arte Pelle at StyleMax.

Fashion Features

Must-Haves, Chicago Style

Here are what Chicago retailers say will be key items for fall…

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Fashion Features

Coast Schedule

Collections and showrooms expected to attend include: Fighting Eel, James Jeans, Sanctuary, Sweetface and Scene Showroom NYC.

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Fashion Features

StyleMax Schedule…

StyleMax… Montreal Collections…

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Irena Sendler in a Social Welfare Department vehicle in Warsaw in 1948.

Fashion Features

Irena Sendler: Heroine of the Holocaust

The nondescript, industrial neighborhood where Irena Sendler spends her days is blocks from the Warsaw Ghetto where she helped rescue 2,500 children from Adolf Hitler’s wrath during World War II.

clock March 27, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg


Apax Said Eyeing Escada Stake

Renewed reports that private equity group Apax is preparing to buy a major stake in Escada — with the additional news that ex-Hugo Boss chief executive Bruno Salzer is being eyed for the Munich fashion house’s top management position — set…

clock March 27, 2008Melissa Drier


Tarrant Reverses Year Loss, 4Q-Net Drops

Tarrant Apparel Group on Wednesday said fourth-quarter income plummeted 80.7 percent primarily because of lower sublicensing income, but full-year results showed a profit compared with a year-ago loss.

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Levi's pop-up store in Stockholm.


Levi’s Blue Popping Up

Levi Strauss & Co. has started to open guerrilla stores in Europe to promote its premium Levi’s Blue line.

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Yanuk Focusing on Moderate

After a short-lived run in the premium segment, Yanuk is reducing its prices and refocusing efforts on gaining a foothold in the moderate market.

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A view of Buenos Aires.


Argentina’s Luxe Boom

With a rapidly expanding economy, increasingly wealthy Argentines have a growing taste for fashion and luxury. And major brands are beginning to take notice.

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Color Therapy

For fall, J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons looked to an artist’s muse for inspiration, which translated into pieces such as bright frothy jackets with Liberty-print ruffles that had a homespun feel, as well as painterly graphic Ts.

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Elle Macpherson

Beauty Features

Revlon Taps Macpherson As Global Ambassador

Revlon Inc. has signed actress and supermodel Elle Macpherson as global brand ambassador.

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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Prince Philip.


Queen Carla

Clearly she felt it was time to cover up for the Royals. Here, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy all glammed up in Dior at the State Dinner at Windsor Castle.

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Michael Stipe performs at Stubb's Bar-B-Q.


Austin City Scene

New York’s Lower East Side and Los Angeles’ Silverlake neighborhoods probably emptied out during the recent South by Southwest music festival, as hordes of hipsters headed to Austin for the weeklong affair.

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Heloise Williams


Dancing Queen

Standing out among the hundreds of bands that perform during Austin’s South by Southwest music festival is clearly a challenge. But Heloise Williams, lead singer of Heloise & The Savoir Faire, was up to the task. She had to be. She had three days to…

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Mimi Weddell


This Is Her Youth

Peaking young certainly has its consequences (see Lindsay and Britney).

clock March 27, 2008Vanessa Lawrence

Emma Heming, Bruce Willis and Tallulah Willis with Demi Moore, in Chanel and Piaget jewelry.


Red Carpet Flash

Demi Moore’s latest flick is called “Flawless,” but the actress appears on-screen as anything but.

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Clooney Fights Use of Name

By George! Or not, as the case may be.

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Tonic's Pagan Sun Tee by Luella Bartley.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Photo Op… Opera Night… T for Tonic…

Behind every picture, there’s a story. And behind every dress, there are a heck of a lot of photos. So said Christian Lacroix at a press conference Wednesday in Paris to unveil the program for the Rencontres D’Arles photography festival he’s curating.

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Ellen Tracy's new owners, William Sweedler, Marvin Traub and Stuart Jamieson.

Fashion Features

Ellen Tracy Deal Set to Close

Ellen Tracy is within 10 days of having a new home.

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Lord & Taylor's rose emblem.

Marketing and Promotion

Lord & Taylor’s Rose Returns

The Lord & Taylor rose is returning.

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Memo Pad: People Are Talking About… Soon To Be a Ph.D Thesis..

Vogue is getting lots of buzz for its decision to put NBA star LeBron James on the cover of its April Shape issue — but perhaps not the kind it was hoping for.

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In Brief: Timely Promotions… Peterman Family Matters.. Dismero Lands In Chicago…

Timex Group has made two senior management appointments following last month’s arrival of Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard as president and chief executive officer.

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