LVMH Bullish on U.S.: Luxury House Defies Slackening Economy

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Elaborating on its first-quarter results, LVMH said U.S. sales of fashion and leather goods leapt 18 percent in dollars, with no evidence of trading down or any change in its favorable momentum.

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Montreal: A City on the Move

Job growth and retail development boost a charming old town.

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Gwen Stefani

Fashion Features

The Multitaskers

The top female musicians with contemporary fashion or accessories lines, ranked by overall appeal.

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Letter from Montreal: Scene

Dining? Shopping? Festival-hopping? Here’s a bit of each.

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Montreal scene

Fashion Trends

Bright Days Ahead

Spring is starting to creep northward, bringing shots of color back to Montreal’s neighborhoods.

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Vital Stats

Greater Montreal population… Retail sales in 2007… Employment growth rate

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Ginnifer Goodwin

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Coach Poach… Armani On The Future… Goodwin’s Goods…

Marc by Marc Jacobs design director Fred Tremblay is expected to be the next significant hire by Coach.

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A limited edition cashmere double cardigan by Victor Glemaud for Henri Bendel.

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Bendel Looks to Youth

Henri Bendel wants to tap into fresh fashion talent.

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A thin model backstage at Lanvin.


French See Little Impact From ‘Skinny’ Bill

Designers, modeling agents and other fashion experts applauded a proposed law in France prohibiting “the incitement of excess thinness,” but predicted it…

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Top Execs at Jones, Gap

Top management changes at Jones Apparel Group Inc. and Gap Inc. in 2007 boosted the pay of individual executives.

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Coin Income Spikes in ’07

The retail environment may be getting tougher, but Italy’s Gruppo Coin SpA has reason for optimism after registering a 322 percent jump in earnings in 2007.

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A screen capture from the Tommy TV Web site.


Tommy TV ­– On the Web

Tommy Hilfiger is hoping to hook the Internet generation with a new online television Web site, Tommy TV, which launched here Wednesday.

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Claiborne Said Shopping Fragrance Business

Speculation began circulating in the market this week that Liz Claiborne Inc. is seeking a buyer for its fragrance business…

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Memo Pad: Dead Writers Society… Days Of Our Lives…

The economy may be tanking and it may have been tax day Tuesday, but there’s nothing like Champagne and literary schmoozing to dull the pain.

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Philip Johnson's Glass House.

Marketing and Promotion

Seven For All Mankind Aims for Iconic in Glass House Shoot

Seven For All Mankind is breaking new ground with its fall advertising campaign — and the attention-getter might go beyond the models and the clothes.

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A fall look from Cleo.

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Aristocrat Tops Off With Cleo Label

Premium denim brand Aristocrat aims to bring sophistication to jersey dresses and tops in an offshoot called Cleo.

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DKNY Active's nylon jacket and cargo pants. Rockstar sunglasses; Guess bracelet.

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Shall We Dance?

Ballroom dance isn’t just for debutantes. With a prime-time television presence and a serious bid to be included in the Olympic Games, DanceSport is here to stay. Away from the cameras and lights, 2008 USA Dance National finalists Michelle Tuzman, of…

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Cameron Diaz totes Louis Vuitton's Mahina bag, a bestseller in the first quarter.

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Bullish on U.S.: Luxury House Defies Slackening Economy

Don’t count out America yet ? especially its taste for luxury.

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Fendi Wins Counterfeit Lawsuit,

Fendi has settled a counterfeiting lawsuit against Big M Inc.

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The Divine Dots linens.


Wang Launches Bridal Lifestyle Online

Vera Wang’s bridal lifestyle world is growing rapidly, and now the designer is creating an entirely new platform to showcase it.

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Reese Witherspoon in Rory Becca.


All My Children

Only in Los Angeles does the opening of a children’s clothing store bring out celebrities.

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Leona Lewis


Top Of The Pops

Singer Leona Lewis may be a huge star in her native London, but she can still walk through New York City without creating a scene.

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Lipstick Jungle

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Penney’s Recession Strategy

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is scaling back on growth and stepping up product development this year to navigate the recession.

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Wall Street Roars, Talbots Sinks

Wall Street rallied on Wednesday, but a major specialty retailer, Talbots Inc., took a hit…

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Women’s Retail Apparel Prices Decline 2.7 Percent for March

Retail prices in women’s apparel show signs of softening amid a broader inflationary trend…

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In Brief: No Decision For Esmerian… L&T Picks Executive…

The latest chapter in the court fight between Ralph Esmerian and Merrill Lynch over a soured loan was inconclusive on Wednesday.

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