As the Cookie Crumbles: Fashion World Focuses On Upheaval at NexCen

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The fashion world has another drama to fixate on as angry shareholders continue to circle around NexCen Brands Inc.

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For her Missoni cruise collection, she indulged in feminine ruffles aplenty on a tiered top worn with wide-leg pants.

Fashion Features

Now Tier This

Angela Missoni isn’t afraid to pile it on.

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The Gramercy Park Hotel bar: A model magnet?

Marketing and Promotion

Favorite Locales Are Seen as Eye-openers

What’s in an experience?

clock May 28, 2008Valerie Seckler

Lululemon only has this Lincoln Center store in New York, but is expanding into several other New York City locations this year.


Lululemon’s Incoming CEO Advocates Measured Mantra

Lululemon Athletica Inc. chief executive officer-to-be Christine Day’s model is one of patience.

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The interior of Erin Snow's new 800-square-foot store.

Designer and Luxury

Erin Snow Opens First Store in Southampton

High-end activewear brand Erin Snow is giving new meaning to testing a retail concept with a four-month commitment to a Southampton, N.Y., store this summer.

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True Colors

Black may have been the basis of DKNY’s collection, but in a nod to the Eighties, pops of vibrant color were key in the lineup of festive little party dresses.

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Rescue teams have been searching the rubble of affected areas.

Fashion Features

Migrant Workers Struggle After Quake

Hu Shaoyu left his family in Sichuan in February, expecting to see them again next Chinese New Year when he returned for his annual visit home from the…

clock May 28, 2008Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Lou Doillon and the chefs at Eden Roc.


Eye: Photo Finish

The second annual Dior and French Elle dinner on the terrace of Eden Roc Friday night drew its share of PYTs — Amira Casar, Milla Jovovich, Lou…

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Insight's best-selling tank blends whimsical art and comfort with a $28 price tag.


Action Sports Labels Pick Up Speed

Action sports apparel is emerging as a potential bright spot in a troubled industry landscape.

clock May 28, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

The archway leading to the CFDA dinner.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: CFDA Awards Lowdown… Well-Heeled…

Note to town cars — the new CFDA Fashion Awards format to be unveiled this coming Monday will also bring about a whole new set of changes to the…

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Tyra Banks on the cover of The New York Times Magazine.


Memo Pad: Even The Times Realizes Sex Sells… Did They Get My Good Side?…

As practically everyone with an Internet connection now knows, last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine cover story was about a former Gawker editor’s…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Stuart G. Moldaw, Ross Stores Founder

Stuart G. Moldaw, founder of Ross Stores Inc., died Saturday after a brief illness. He was 81.

clock May 28, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

Fashion Features

Obituary: Seven7 Jeans Designers Rocha, Santee

Miguel Rocha and Lisa Santee, designers at Seven7 Jeans, were killed May 16 in an apparent hit-and-run accident outside company headquarters in Vernon, Calif.

clock May 28, 2008Rachel Brown


Consumer Confidence Lowest Since ’92

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index in May dropped to 57.2 from 62.8 last month, representing the fifth straight monthly decline and nearing its lowest level since October 1992 when the Index was at 54.6.

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The study focused on the C-TPAT program, which allows companies to certify the security of their supply chain based on certain guidelines.

Fashion Features

Report Cites Gaps in Port Security

Despite improved U.S. port security and container inspections, holes in the system might be exploited by terrorists, according to a report by Congressional…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Maidenform Names Vieth… Kate Spade Marketing Hire…

Christopher W. Vieth has been named chief operating officer of Maidenform Brands Inc.

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Expanding Dsquared Bows on Capri

Dsquared has a new boutique on the isle of Capri just in time for summer — and the company will unveil six more freestanding stores by December.

clock May 28, 2008Stephanie Epiro

Y's Mandarina's big shoulder bag in lamb leather.


Y’s Mandarina Duck Hits SoHo

Yohji Yamamoto and Mandarina Duck are wading into the retail pond with a 2,400-square-foot store set to open here in the fall.

clock May 28, 2008Sharon Edelson


Benetton Inks Deal With Sears Mexico

In line with its strategy to develop Latin American markets, Benetton Group has signed an agreement with Sears Mexico to expand the United Colors of Benetton brand in Mexico.

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Inside Pierre Cardin's furniture shop.


Cardin Opens Furniture Boutique On Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore

He may be 86, but Pierre Cardin is hardly scaling back his energetic schedule.

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Robert D'Loren, NexCen Brands Inc.


As the Cookie Crumbles: Fashion World Focuses On Upheaval at NexCen

The fashion world has another drama to fixate on as angry shareholders continue to circle around NexCen Brands Inc.

clock May 28, 2008Vicki M. Young and Lisa Lockwood


Nations at Odds Over New Doha Plan

A plan presented at the World Trade Organization aimed at trying to bring countries closer to an agreement in the Doha Round trade talks seems to instead be…

clock May 28, 2008John Zarocostas

Inside Acqua di Parma's spa.

Beauty Features

Acqua di Parma Opens First Spa

Acqua di Parma has opened the door to its first spa — and is aiming to open as many as 10 more locations in the next two years.

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The Outdoor Voices brands in the "center stage" at the Nordstrom flagship in Manhattan.


Nordstrom Sees Sales and Earnings Decline

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Social Studies

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