Kolb Upbeat on Garment District Future

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After meeting with city officials Wednesday morning to discuss the fate of the Garment District’s zoning, the CFDA’s executive director Steven Kolb said he left feeling enthusiastic.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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H&M's new store in Ginza


H&M Enters Japan with Tokyo Flagship

Swedish fast fashion giant opens in Ginza.

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The HBA show.

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More Attention Paid to Greener Packaging at HBA

Sustainability and eco-friendly packaging were the buzzwords at this year’s HBA Global Expo show.

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Items from Laura Ashley’s private label collection.


Maesa’s Bid to Reinvent Private Labels

French company aims to help U.S. retailers crack proprietary beauty business.

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Givenchy’s Phenomen’Eyes mascara.

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Givenchy’s Magic Wand

Givenchy turned all eyes toward its newly launched mascara, Phenomen?Eyes, Wednesday night with a fashion week party at the Christopher Henry Gallery.

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Nicholas Perricone


Game Changers: McDonald and Perricone

If the HBA Global Expo is about finding solutions, Bath & Body Works’ Camille McDonald made good on that premise.

clock September 12, 2008Molly Prior

Beauty Features


Salon Selectives? revival has stalled.

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Fabrizio Freda and William P. Lauder, chief executive officer of the Estée Lauder Cos.

Beauty Features

DreamBall Generates $2.4M

Dan Brestle issued a challenge to the beauty industry at the DreamBall Tuesday night: to triple the size of the evening?s proceeds by 2011.

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Diane von Furstenberg Hair by Orlando Pita. Makeup by Gucci Westman for Revlon.

Color Cosmetics

Runway Beauty Trend: Shimmering Pastels

Metallics were in full force for spring, while hair was simple and soft.

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Human Resources

Burberry’s Ahrendts ’07 Pay $7.35 Million

Highest-paid female executive among 350 top U.K. companies

clock September 12, 2008Nina Jones

Brooks Brothers New York for Ladies and for Gentlemen.


Brooks Brothers’ New Take on Scents

Retailer to launch men’s and women’s duo one year after Inter Parfums deal.

clock September 12, 2008Matthew W. Evans


Daily Stock Wrap

Stocks spent most of the day in negative territory, but moved up in afternoon trading as fears about the fate of Lehman Brothers turned…

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Kett Cosmetics’ Fixx Crème palette.

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R&D Pushes Backstage Beauty Results

Science is downright sexy. That’s the sentiment backstage during New York Fashion Week as beauty companies use the runways to showcase their latest innovations.

clock September 12, 2008Andrea Nagel


Study Shows Signs of More Apparel Demand

Month-over-month trend up for women’s apparel.

clock September 12, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Views of the Martin Margiela exhibition at the MoMu in Antwerp, Belgium.

Fashion Features

Margiela Exhibit Opens in Antwerp

The reclusive Belgian designer stayed true to his aesthetic and skipped the reception.

clock September 12, 2008Katya Foreman

Marketing and Promotion

Damiani Marks Relaunch of Calderoni 1840 Brand

Italian jeweler Damiani SpA celebrated the relaunch of the upscale Calderoni 1840 brand it acquired two years ago with the opening of a boutique here Wednesday.

clock September 12, 2008Andrew Roberts

A fitting moment for Alice Temperley.

Fashion Features

British Invasion

London’s designers get set for show week.

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Swarovski Plans Job Cuts at Key Plant

Crystal giant responds to competition from emerging markets.

clock September 12, 2008Andrew Roberts


Houston Retailers Shut as Hurricane Approaches

Ike is to make landfall on Saturday.

clock September 12, 2008Rusty Williamson and Holly Haber

Toby Young


Q&A: Toby Young

Getting ousted from Vanity Fair becomes a career.

clock September 12, 2008Irin Carmon

Eva Mendes

Fashion Scoops

Eva on Nudity… Target’s New Look… Mick Jagger’s Latest Songs…

Eva Mendes showed up to the Calvin Klein show on Thursday wearing more clothing than she does in the brand’s sexy new fragrance ads.

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Bill Cunningham


Partying With Bills Cunningham and Clinton… Retail Video Stars…

As if the media don’t have enough to do covering fashion week, the parties turn the race into an ultramarathon.

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Oscar de la Renta

Human Resources

De la Renta Is the Toast of Dallas

It was a love fest for Oscar de la Renta on Thursday at Neiman Marcus’ flagship here.

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Government and Trade

Textile, Apparel Imports Fall

Decline for fifth straight month.

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Kara Ross


New Horizons

At the risk of sounding cliched, Kara Ross really did offer something for everyone in every price point.

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Nanette Lepore with her daughter, Violet Savage.

Government and Trade

Progress Seen in Garment District Debate

Meetings go on over zoning issue.

clock September 12, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

IT Holding Might Be Seeking Investor

Is IT Holding looking for a stakeholder?

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Bianco-3D WholeGarment by Saverio Palatella Spring 2009

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White Magic

Bianco-3D WholeGarment by Saverio Palatella: An impressive minimalist collection by Saverio Palatella was made even more so by its technological prowess.

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