Can Seventh Avenue Be Saved?

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Fashion Scoops

All for the Cause

Leighton Meester took a break from filming “Gossip Girl” to hit the Jason Wu show on Friday.

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Fashion Scoops

Roddick, Torres Do the Fashion Week Circuit

It?s a safe bet that Andy Roddick would prefer to still be competing in the U.S. Open, but at least he has a solid plan B.

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Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson at the Charlotte Ronson RTW Spring 2009 show.

Fashion Scoops

Lindsay’s Part of the Family

Charlotte Ronson’s first catwalk show on Saturday morning was certainly a family affair.

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Mary J. Blige in Catherine Malandrino.


Always a Fan

Of all the many and varied A-list acts on hand to perform at Friday’s fifth annual Fashion Rocks concert, none was as highly anticipated as Justin Timberlake.

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Gilles Mendel at Erin Fetherston.

Fashion Scoops

Fairy Tale

Among the usual girly subjects at Erin Fetherston’s show Friday night was her friend Gilles Mendel, who was taking it all in from his second row perch.

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Fashion Scoops

Father Knows Best

According to Michel Lacoste, Lacoste has stayed true to its founder’s goals while the world has changed to make the brand even more relevant.

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Fashion Scoops

The Beauty Queen – Bikini Bond

Beauty pagent queens have a special connection to swimsuits, considering part of their title depends on it.

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Mary-Kate Olsen at the Rock and Republic show.

Fashion Scoops

A Full House at Rock and Republic

Mary-Kate Olsen chatted up “Gossip Girl” co-stars Chace Crawford and Jessica Schzor at the Rock and Republic show.

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Fashion Scoops

Blake Lively’s 20s-Themed 21st

Though Blake Lively turned 21 a few weeks ago, she finally got a chance to celebrate Saturday night with a raucous bash at the Palace Hotel.

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Fashion Scoops

Calvin Klein’s VIPs

Calvin Klein Inc. unveiled the list of VIPs slated to attend Sunday night’s 40th anniversary party.

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Christina Ricci and Winona Ryder

Fashion Scoops

DKNY Fashion Reunion

At DKNY’s 20th anniversary show on Sunday, there were several family moments of sorts.

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Fashion Scoops

Charles Nolan in the Swim

Fresh back from the Democratic Convention, Charles Nolan is in full swing with fashion week.

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Lou Doillon

Fashion Scoops

New Faces at Herve Leger

A gaggle of devoted bold names like Joy Bryant, Melissa George and Zoe Saldana showed up, along with some first-timers.

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Malo designs.

Fashion Features

Alessandro Dell’Acqua Focuses on Knits for Malo

Designer’s spring fashion collection goes back to house’s roots.

clock September 8, 2008Alessandra Ilari



Abercrombie & Fitch Reports Weak August Performance

After a weak August showing, A&F shares hit a new 52-week low.

clock September 8, 2008Alexandra Steigrad


Baugur Losing Interest in Saks?

UK firm could be getting cold feet about bid.

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Legal Briefs

HL LA has entered arbitration with Jo Charnuis Inc.

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A vintage Jordache ad will be featured on hangtags come spring.


Jordache Shifts to Juniors for Spring

The iconic denim label Jordache is changing its look and its target customer for spring.

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Government and Trade

Retail Jobs Mixed

Specialty stores add jobs, department stores cut them.

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Kirsten Dunst at Boy by Band of Outsiders.

Fashion Scoops

Kirsten’s Democratic Turn

Kirsten Dunst turned up at Band of Outsiders on Saturday.

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QVC Debut… Reassignment…

QVC on the runway…Mad Men Madness….

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Inside Cusp in Chestnut Hill.


Cusp by Neiman Marcus Launches in Boston

At the Mall in Chestnut Hill, name change shows customers link to its luxury retail parent.

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Henri Bendel’s Bendelirious fragrance.


Bendel Back in Scents

Taking a little known page from the book of its founder, Henri Bendel has gone back into the fragrance marketing business.

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A fall Calvin Klein Performance ad.


Calvin Klein Performance Rolls Out Ad Campaign, More Doors For Fall

Calvin Klein is ready to prove it can perform in the activewear arena.

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Pierre Fabre in Share Transfer

Founder of Pierre Fabre SA is taking steps to keep the firm private.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Arnault Buys Winery

LVMH titan acquires Chateau Quinault.

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Richie Havens

Human Resources

Terrence Howard Performs at Bloomingdale’s

Actor and singer Terrence Howard got the Bloomingdale?s crowd in the groove Wednesday night.

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A rendering of a L'una in-store boutique.


Macy’s Launches Own Jewelry Line

L’una aims to be “the one.”

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Ilori encourages shoppers to play around with the eyewear assortment.


Ilori Marks First Anniversary

Luxe eyewear brand pushes exclusive product, service.

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A bracelet from Landver.


Landver Collection Debuts

Launch pushed by cousins taking over from fathers.

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Mischa Barton wearing a Stacey Lapidus headband.


Mischa Barton Signs Hair Accessories Deal

The line will be called Mischa Barton for Stacey Lapidus.

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Jewelry from the brand


Harry Winston Opens in South Coast Plaza

Jeweler joins Cartier, Tiffany and others at mall.

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Shock Absorber is worn by France’s women’s netball team.


Activewear Brands Pioneer in Hi-Tech Undergarments

Athletes look for an edge to improve their performance, and now that quest has reached a new level, technologically advanced undies.

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Jennifer Lopez

Fashion Scoops

Bumps and Bruises at DVF

The scene at the tents before the Diane Von Furstenberg show was a mash up of New York City boldfaced names.

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The Nancy Gonzalez showroom.


Q&A Santiago Gonzalez

Known for its supple crocodile totes and elaborate python satchels, Nancy Gonzalez is no stranger to luxury.

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Bags form Quiksilver


Quiksilver Launches Handbags

Surfers may be big on pockets to cart their belongings while riding waves, but most people need something a bit larger.

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Garment District Street Sign

Government and Trade

Can the Garment Center Be Saved?

New York designers are fighting for a way of life, but the odds are against them.

clock September 8, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg and Marc Karimzadeh and Jessica Iredale

s Rolling racks are commonplace in the garment center.

Real Estate

The Garment Center Through the Ages

A look at the Garment Center through the years.

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Li & Fung Gets New Investor

Singapore-based Temasek Holdings Ltd. Invests $500 Million in Li & Fung.

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Retailers Avoid Hanna Damage, but Ike Looms

Tropical storm’s impact minimal; New Orleans stores reopen.

clock September 8, 2008Sharon Donovan and Stephanie D. Smith

Human Resources

GoldToe Taps Lineberger as Key Exec

Stephen Lineberger is joining GoldToeMoretz as president and chief operating officer and president Jim Williams is retiring at the end of 2008.

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Vanessa Williams and Patricia Field

Fashion Scoops

Pat Field… Cavalli… The New PETA…

Pat Field’s new collection had its own fashion show Saturday night at the Edison Ballroom.

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