Could Boscov’s Be Next?

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As the industry digested the news of a bankrupt Mervyns, rumblings grew of another potential Chapter 11 filing by a major retailer: Boscov's Department Stores.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Jones Returns to Black in Quarter; Revenues Fall 8.2 Percent

The firm?s own retail stores helped buoy results.

clock July 30, 2008Evan Clark


Avon Profits More Than Double

Two years into its restructuring, Avon Products Inc. has begun to reap the rewards of its labor, reporting that its second-quarter profit more than doubled.

clock July 31, 2008Molly Prior


Bare Escentuals Net 22.1 Percent

Bare Escentuals Inc.’s profits for the quarter ended June 29 gained 22.1 percent to $24.7 million, or 26 cents a diluted share, from $20.2 million, or 22 cents.

clock July 31, 2008Molly Prior

Color Cosmetics

Preview Launch for Lancome Mascara

Now you see it, now you don’t ? Lancome is employing Hollywood tactics for the launch of Oscillation, the battery-operated mascara it will launch.

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New Labels Featured at FIG

Fashion Industry Gallery, the Dallas boutique venue specializing in contemporary, denim and bridge fashions, will introduce about two dozen labels at market.

clock July 31, 2008Holly Haber

Fashion Features

Fashion Center Dallas Adds Prom Segment

FashionCenterDallas will spotlight prom and special occasion dressing in a new ?mini-market? Aug. 11 to 13.

clock July 31, 2008Holly Haber

Elizabeth Showers' 18-karat gold rings.


A Girl’s Best Friend

Three established local jewelry designers who usually work in silver have gone luxe, adding collections that feature diamonds and gold.

clock July 31, 2008Holly Haber

The Adam Tihany-designed lobby of the Joule Urban Resort in Dallas.


Letter From Dallas: Scene

“Making It New: The Art and Style of Sarah and Gerald Murphy” displays art, journals, and home movies related to the lives of these Twenties trendsetters.

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Ralph Lauren


The Kings of Cash

A look at the top apparel vendor executives ranked by the values of their annual compensation packages in 2007.

clock July 31, 2008Cecily Hall

A NorthPark wing.


Dallas Retail Holding Up

Retailers say the city has not been hit as hard economically as some other parts of the country.

clock July 31, 2008Holly Haber


Letter From Dallas: Vital Stats

Number of people who moved to Dallas-Fort Worth between 2006 and 2007… Annual visitors to the metro area… Amount they spend…

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Vitruvian Park in Addison, Tex.

Real Estate

Fighting the Downturn

The fastest-growing U.S. metropolitan region continues an aggressive retail, fashion and economic expansion that so far has not been battered by recession.

clock July 31, 2008Rusty Williamson


Growth Spurts

New retail projects in and near Dallas are thriving. Here’s a roundup.

clock July 31, 2008Rusty Williamson



Cartier Hits the Field

The annual Cartier International Polo Sunday drew a glam mix of polo experts and neophytes alike.

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Ann Redding and Matt Danzer behind the counter at Reddings.


Redding’s Opens on Shelter Island

Per Se-trained chefs Ann Redding and Matt Danzer are behind the Hamptons’ newest gourmet market.

clock July 31, 2008Meredith Fisher

The cover of "Schooled".


Anisha Lakhani’s First Novel “Schooled”

Former Upper East Side teacher writes Roman a clef about private tutoring.

clock July 31, 2008Amanda FitzSimons

Art Ortenberg and Diane von Furstenberg.

Fashion Features

DVF, Claiborne Join Walk of Fame

Diane von Furstenberg and the late Liz Claiborne now have a permanent place on Seventh Avenue ? stars along the street?s Fashion Walk of Fame.

clock July 31, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

With tightening credit and shoppers spending less, Mervyns was caught in a ?perfect storm.?


As Industry Digests Mervyns Bankruptcy, Could Boscov’s Be Next?

As the industry digested the news of a bankrupt Mervyns, rumblings grew of another potential Chapter 11 filing by a major retailer: Boscov’s Department Stores.

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Ralph Lauren Tops Pay List

Designer earned over $32 million last year.

clock July 31, 2008Cecily Hall


An Image Makeover, Looking Into the Future

Los Angeles Times editor Russ Stanton said Wednesday that the slicing of the newsroom is complete, with 135 editorial layoffs, less than the 150 forecast.

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A Bill Blass New York fall look.

Designer and Luxury

Stephanie Wilson Joins Bill Blass New York

Company looks to expand beyond at home-trunk shows.

clock July 31, 2008Whitney Beckett


Drexler Apologizes for J. Crew Web Site Glitches

CEO tells customers, ‘We know we’ve let you down.’

clock July 31, 2008David Moin


Stanley Korshak to Launch E-Commerce

Luxury store plans to offer bags, jewelry and cosmetics.

clock July 31, 2008Holly Haber

Marketing and Promotion

Gianfranco Ferre Closes Manhattan Flagship

Brand is developing new long-term U.S. strategy.

clock July 31, 2008Sharon Edelson


New CEO at eLuxury

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s e-commerce operation, eLuxury, has a new president, David Asher, who also will serve as chief executive officer.

clock July 31, 2008Cate T. Corcoran


Tod’s Sales Up 9.7 Percent

Footwear, Italy drives increase.

clock July 31, 2008Andrew Roberts


Versace to Sponsor Whitney Museum Gala

Fashion house, artists create jewelry for auction.

clock July 31, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Laura Poretzky, Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss and Alice Roi.

Marketing and Promotion

The Designers Team Up for Supergirl Collection

After working on several fashion collaborations over the years, Warner Bros. is moving full-steam ahead with a Supergirl branded contemporary sportswear line.

clock July 31, 2008Julee Kaplan

The Yoko flare jean.


Roses Target Wider Audience with Diffusion Line

Rachel and James Rose, the creators of the 18th Amendment label, are looking to capture a wider audience with a diffusion line dubbed The Beautiful and Damned.

clock July 31, 2008Patty Huntington

Government and Trade

House Approves Trade Bill

Legislation would benefit firms making denim in sub-Saharan Africa.

clock July 31, 2008Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

An image from Jag Jeans first ad campaign

Marketing and Promotion

JAG Launches First Ad Campaign, Organic Line

Jag Jeans is pairing its first national advertising campaign with the test launch of a new organic offering.

clock July 31, 2008Kavita Daswani

Acne's silk and cotton dress. Paul Frank glasses; Woolrich bag.

Designer and Luxury

Case Studies

Bookworms know their classics, whether you’re talking about Shakespeare or sheaths. And both will always be in style.

clock July 31, 2008Kim Friday

A page from Ralph Lauren?s Web site.


Rugby to Launch E-Commerce Web Site

New Web site to be operational in time for back to school.

clock July 31, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Solange Knowles

Fashion Scoops

Birthday Toast, Couples Night, Sister Act…

DKNY is feting its 20th anniversary next year in festive fashion, with a customized bubbly.

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J&J Acquisition, Funding Product Safety

Johnson & Johnson has acquired Chinese cosmetics firm Dabao for an undisclosed sum.

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Human Resources

Von Furstenberg Unanimously Reelected as CFDA President

Diane von Furstenberg will continue in her role as president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

clock July 31, 2008Marc Karimzadeh


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