Barneys Loves Target: Retailing’s Odd Couple Takes Marketing Leap

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Talk about strange bedfellows. The teaming of Target Corp. and Barneys New York has to be one of the oddest pairings in recent fashion history.

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A look from Paige Black Label.

Designer and Luxury

Paige Denim Steers Into Contemporary

Paige Premium Denim is launching its first contemporary offshoot, Paige Black Label, which is intended to translate the jeans line’s focus on fit into…

clock May 7, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Silk taffeta skirt with embellished silk tulle vest.

Designer and Luxury

Rodriguez Aims for Red Carpet

Robert Rodriguez is giving Charlize Theron, Hilary Duff and other celebrity clients another reason to dress up.

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Government and Trade

Vendors, Designers Persist In Copyright Proposal Rift

A discussion on the value of copyright protection for fashion split along vendor and designer lines Thursday, highlighting the industry infighting that has…

clock May 7, 2008Rachel Brown

The April 7 issue of The New York Observer.


Memo Pad: Collector’s Item… For The Defense… Remember When…

When The New York Observer parodied the April cover of Vogue with a cartoon of an open-mouthed Anna Wintour bouncing a basketball as Advance Magazine…

clock May 7, 2008Julie Naughton and Irin Carmon and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks


Commerce Department Review Clears Vietnam in Dumping Probe

The Commerce Department said Tuesday that it did not find enough evidence that Vietnam dumped apparel imports into the U.S. market at unfairly low prices to initiate an investigation.

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Peter Alexander


Peter Alexander Flagship Set for Robertson Boulevard

Peter Alexander, known as the pajama king in his native Australia, is expanding on the West Coast, including a high-profile address on Robertson Boulevard…

clock May 7, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Barneys New York windows feature the Target logo and promote the lower-priced Rogan line.

Fashion Features

Barneys Loves Target: Retailing’s Odd Couple Takes Marketing Leap

Talk about strange bedfellows.

clock May 7, 2008Sharon Edelson

Views of the Dior store in Istanbul.

Designer and Luxury

Dior in Istanbul Hits Ground Running

It seems “J’adore Dior” doesn’t need any translation into Turkish.

clock May 7, 2008Miles Socha

Katie Holmes with daughter Suri and her coveted Roger Vivier shoes.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Mother Knows Best… Not So Fast… Cahiers Du Cinema…

Katie Holmes has been a fan of Roger Vivier for the past few years, wearing the firm’s signature sunglasses, shoes and evening clutches to myriad events.

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Weak Dollar Drags Down Safilo First-Quarter Net

Italian eyewear company Safilo Group on Tuesday reported a near 37 percent drop in first-quarter earnings, after the spiraling dollar bit into sales.

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Glenn Close and Giorgio Armani at the Hearst building.


Eye: Giorgio Armani’s New York Tour

The Giorgio Armani Show just kept rolling Tuesday.

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An Allie Anne onesie.

Fashion Features

‘Mom Appropriate’ Gifts for Mother’s Day

Young professionals blend their tastes with that of their mothers’ to come up with gifts that span two generations.

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Chado Ralph Rucci's braided leather dress with witchy vulture-feather accents. Jennifer Ouellette headband; Baccarat ring; Wolford hosiery; Viktor & Rolf shoes.

Fashion Trends


It’s witchcraft. Dark, moody hues provide the base of evening’s enchanted potion, while a dash of feathers, lace or tulle completes the recipe.

clock May 7, 2008Antonia Sardone and Kim Friday

Estee Lauder profit slips.


Lauder Profits Slip, Sales Up Overseas

The Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. continues to set its sights abroad, as strong international sales bolstered the firm’s third-quarter sales, despite sluggishness…

clock May 7, 2008Molly Prior

Anne Martin-Vachon

Business Features

Investindustrial Unit Buys Selective

Perfume Holdings, a subsidiary of Milan-based investment group Investindustrial, has acquired 72 percent of Selective Beauty, the French manufacturing and…

clock May 7, 2008Melissa Drier and Stephanie Epiro and Pete Born


Maidenform, DKI Sign Licensing Deal

The DKNY and Donna Karan intimate apparel brands will have a new home for spring 2009 at Maidenform Brands Inc.

clock May 7, 2008Karyn Monget

The trademark dispute began when Adidas sued Payless for infringing on its three-stripe design.


Adidas Awarded $305M in Suit Against Payless

A legal battle between Adidas AG and Payless ShoeSource over parallel stripes resulted in a huge win for Adidas: a jury award of $305 million.

clock May 7, 2008Evan Clark and Ellen Groves

Fashion Features

In Brief: Bloomingdale’s Promotes Execs… Dialing Dior… Case Closed

Bloomingdale’s has promoted Charles W. Anderson, senior vice president of the West and Midwest regions, to senior vice president and director of stores, effective June 1.

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