Aiming for China Gold: Adidas’ Beijing Flagship Kicks Off Big Expansion

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With the opening of its largest store worldwide in Beijing, plus the biggest ad campaign ever for a single market for the city's Summer Olympics, Adidas is stepping up the pace in its race to overtake Nike and become China's activewear player.

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Student Affairs

The ideal employers chosen by undergraduate students interested in the fashion, retail and apparel sectors.

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Runners in Martin Creed’s installation, "Work No. 850."

Fashion Features

Creed and Puma Form Track Team

For artist Martin Creed, it was paramount that the runners participating in his installation, “Work No. 850,” which was unveiled at London’s Tate Britain gallery Monday, looked the part.

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Memo Pad: Gucci Webcast… Will It Be Pink?…

Gucci is to broadcast live on its Web site its 2009 cruise runway show at Villa Aurelia in Rome next week, as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations of its store in the Italian capital.

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Roger & Gallet Poised for U.S. Growth

Roger & Gallet, the pioneering French personal care brand, has a new positioning — and it’s private. Private luxury, that is: Luxury that is intimate, to be used in the privacy of the home, not a luxury brand tied to social status.

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Casual looks for Millennials in the workplace.


Student Affairs

The ideal employers chosen by undergraduate students interested in the fashion, retail and apparel sectors.

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Method Kid body wash.

Beauty Features

Method Joins U.K. Personal Care Scene

Method Products Inc., the eco-friendly home cleaning brand, has taken a shine to the U.K.’s personal care market.

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Blu owner Kimberly Pizzitola.


Retail Riding a Wave in Nantucket

Shopping is the third major pastime on this crescent-shaped island of swanky, gray-shingled second homes — right behind sailing and sunbathing.

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Adidas’ new 34,000-square-foot flagship in Beijing.

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Aiming for China Gold: Adidas’ Beijing Flagship Kicks Off Big Expansion

Adidas is stepping up the pace in its race to overtake Nike and become China’s leading activewear player.

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Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery.


Letter From Moscow: Shoppers Welcome the New

Moscow is no stranger to reinvention.

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Moscow: Leg It Out

Colorful gams were all the buzz at a pair of recent exhibitions at the Winzavod center.

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Moscow: Scene

Spots for eating, drinking, shopping and thinking in the Russian capital.

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Moscow: Vital Stats

Moscow Vital Stats: Population… Number of billionaires… Average wage…

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Akira blends fast-fashion items with higher-end designer pieces.

Fashion Features

Akira Expands Its Windy City Empire

Theirs was an atypical fashion résumé. Jon Cotay worked as a nurse in a local hospital, Eric Hsueh tended bar and Erikka Wang pursued a career in the entertainment industry.

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Jennifer Lopez checks out a top in a JLO by Jennifer Lopez store in Russia.

Fashion Features

Beat Box: J.Lo’s Russian Visit… Tam Heads Home…

Jennifer Lopez was in Moscow last month to perform at the Muse TV awards, but she didn’t leave before paying a visit to her JLO by Jennifer Lopez store at the Crocus City Mall, just outside the city.

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Farshad Arshid was robbed at gunpoint.


Gangs Prey on Premium Jeans Retailers in Atlanta

Street gangs targeting premium denim have stolen merchandise valued at more than $1 million during increasingly brazen robberies and break-ins.

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Work features vintage styling with edgy details such as zippers and gold labels.

Fashion Features

Rebecca Danenberg Returns With a Custom Shop

Rebecca Danenberg is making her second bid in three years to return to the apparel industry, this time with a premium denim label called Work Custom Shop.

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An exotic flower piece from Dior’s Milly Carnivora collection.

Fashion Features

Insects and Ellipses

Dior’s Victoire de Castellane has spawned a brood of baby Belladone Islanders for the Biennale des Antiquaires show in Paris in September dubbed Milly Carnivora.

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More Judd for Goody’s

A year after Ashley Judd launched a moderate-priced line exclusively for Goody’s Family Clothing Inc., the retailer is adding “Ashley Judd Plus” for plus-size women this fall.

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The interior of Cynthia Rowley’s new store.


Rowley Opens in Hong Kong

Now that the Cynthia Rowley store has opened in Hong Kong, the company is on the move to strengthen its retail presence elsewhere in Asia.

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Camilla Belle and Maria Sharapova

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Italian Job… Full Court Press…

Word has it Robert Triefus, Giorgio Armani’s longtime executive vice president of worldwide communications, is switching Italian designer camps and heading to Gucci.

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Marks & Spencer Shares Slump

Marks & Spencer’s shares dropped 32.5 percent Wednesday on the London Stock Exchange after the British retailer said sales rose 1.3 percent in the first quarter, but like-for-like sales fell sharply across all key categories.

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Prada Taps Schnitzler for German Post

Prada Group has further bolstered its management ranks by appointing former LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton executive Gabriella Schnitzler to the newly created role of chief executive officer in Germany.

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Dolce & Gabbana, Marimekko at Issue Over Trademark

Finnish textile and clothing firm Marimekko said Wednesday it would fight to keep its floral Unikko trademarks following a challenge from Dolce & Gabbana.

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Business Features

In Brief: Crooke Departs Hot Topic… Wal-mart Disability Bias Case…

Michael Crooke, who was appointed president of the Hot Topic division of Hot Topic Inc. on June 2, has left the company.

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