One Sparkling Sector: Demand Stays Buoyant For High-End Jewelry

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Top-tier jewelry companies aren't flinching in the face of the U.S. economic slowdown — and are proceeding full-speed ahead with their store expansion programs.

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Julianne Moore with Gael Garcia Bernal.


Eye: Surf and Turf

A barbecue may seem the ideal way to welcome an Aussie to Cannes, but the lush garden of the Hotel du Cap is a far cry from the countryside Down Under.

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Catherine Deneuve in Jean Paul Gaultier.


Eye: Belle De Nuit

Cannes’ Gallic contingent raised its fashion flag Friday night for the premiere of Arnaud Desplechin’s much-awaited “Un Conte de Noel” (“A Christmas Tale”).

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Karen Allen and Steven Spielberg on the set of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."


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Twenty-seven years after she first appeared in Steven Spielberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” actress Karen Allen is back on screen as Marion Ravenwood,…

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Teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co. said Friday that first-quarter earnings increased 3.4 percent and predicted that eventually half its business will be…

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Legal Briefs

Watchmaker Tag Heuer S.A. sued Diamonds & Dials, a jewelry store at 106 West 34th Street in Manhattan., and its owner, Adam Gindy, for trademark…

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Fortunoff, purchased out of bankruptcy by NRDC earlier this year, at its former home on Fifth Ave in Manhattan.


Vulture Investors Await Opportunity to Pounce on Distressed Assets

The distressed debt investors are starting to smell blood on the streets.

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A rendering of Chanel's new fine jewelry and watch boutique.

Designer and Luxury

One Sparkling Sector: Demand Stays Buoyant For High-End Jewelry

Top-tier jewelry companies aren’t flinching in the face of the U.S. economic slowdown ; and are proceeding full-speed ahead with their store expansion…

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Brands Chill in Hot Sunglass Market

After a flurry of eyewear licensing deals in the last year, many exhibitors at the Mido trade fair said they were focused on cultivating new lines and…

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An archival shot of Giorgio Armani and Eric Clapton.

Designer and Luxury

Armani’s Days in the Sun

To celebrate 20 years in a market that has become quite competitive, last week Armani lured a crowd of fashionistas and Italian celebrities to his Armani…

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A look from the Boss jewelry lines.

Designer and Luxury

Three Charms for Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss is looking to score a triple play with its first jewelry collections launching this fall.

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New Shops Set for Ciate

Ciate is polishing its plans for national and international expansion.

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David, Francesca and Ginger Komar.


Festive Mood Highlights Busy Market Week

Despite the tough economy, retailers and manufacturers during market week worked Madison Avenue showrooms by day and did some partying by night.

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From left: Stars of  'Sex and the City' Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis


‘Sex and the City’ Lingerie Parties Rev Up

Retailers will be chilling cosmopolitans, walking the aisles in stilettos and displaying risqu? undies and bras nationwide as stores launch “Sex and the…

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Marc Jacobs on Interview's cover.


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Penney’s Ullman Seeks to Reassure Shareholders

Myron E. “Mike” Ullman 3rd, chairman and chief executive officer of J.C. Penney Co. Inc., told shareholders Friday the retailer was positioned to cope with…

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Valentino, Versace Sales Rise

The slowdown in consumer spending may be blighting some Italian fashion companies, but others are giving it the V-sign.

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Cushman & Wakefield, Envirosell in Alliance

Cushman & Wakefield and Envirosell said Friday they have formed a partnership intended to create a comprehensive menu of services for retail and real estate…

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Lundgren Maps Out Macy’s New Route

There’s no doubt Macy’s is disappointed with its performance this year and still takes some heat from loyalists of Marshall Field’s, one of several regional…

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