Retail Shares Dive On Growing Fears Crisis Will Deepen

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Call it Black Wednesday in retail. The crisis engulfing the financial world fused with growing anxiety about consumer spending to produce record-setting losses for retail stocks. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Inditex Profits Dip in Second Quarter

Fast-fashion giant cites tough business in Spain, rapid growth in Russia andChina.

clock September 17, 2008Robert Murphy

The government’s bailout of American International Group only raised concerns about the state of financial markets.

Financial

Retail Shares Plunge on Growing Fears

Retail shares were down sharply Wednesday as investors digested the impact of the latest developments in the financial crisis.

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Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z

Parties

Kids Incorporated

There were socials aplenty at last night’s New Yorkers for Children Gala, including Jamee Gregory, Muffie Potter Aston, and Poppy de Villeneuve.

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Allegra Hicks

Sportswear

Hue Bet

After a grueling New York Fashion Week, some companies are continuing presentations this week, including Adrienne Vittadini and Allegra Hicks.

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Frederic Cohen

Skin Care

MyBlend Takes Another Trip Outside New York

MyBlend headed to Studio at Fred Segal.

clock September 18, 2008Pete Born

Fragrance

Fleming Tunes In With La Voce

Despite being one of the greatest opera singers in the world, Ren?e Fleming still cares about how she’s perceived.

clock September 18, 2008Michelle Edgar

The exterior of the Levi’s Berlin flagship.

Denim

Levi’s Launches New European Store Design in Berlin

Flagships in London, Paris and Milan also set for makeovers.

clock September 18, 2008Melissa Drier

Ranahan is shifting to a more refined look.

Denim

Ranahan Seeks to Broaden Appeal Under New Owner

Premium denim brand changes from Western roots.

clock September 18, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

Mariska Hargitay

Other

TV’s Leading Ladies

Emmy-nominated actresses for best comedy and drama series shows ranked by their Q Scores.

clock September 18, 2008Cecily Hall

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

The best and worst performers of the day.

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Michael Gould and Pam Michaelcheck

Retail

Bloomingdale’s Raises Funds for Disabled Kids

Store maintains 50-year tradition.

clock September 18, 2008David Moin

Ralph Rucci

Couture

Behind the Scenes at Ralph Rucci

Film shows preparation of collections.

clock September 18, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Chopard’s new diamond and sapphire necklace.

Media

Thinking Creatively… Reel Time… More Editors to the Small Screen…

Just over a week after the launch of the new Wall Street Journal magazine, WSJ., the newspaper may have bigger plans for the magazine’s creative director.

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“Fashion Meets Nature” was the theme at Bali Fashion Week 2008.

Lifestyle

Letter From Bali: Paradise Gained

Lush, exotic, mysterious and a favorite of jet-setters for decades, Bali offers more than just beaches and volcanoes.

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The SoHo flagship will now open in the spring.

Retail

Topshop Delays SoHo Opening

Retailer now to open store in March.

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A view of Versace’s in-store women’s boutique at Hirshleifer’s.

Sportswear

Versace, Hirshleifer’s Team up at Americana

Versace in-store boutique opens at upscale specialty store.

clock September 18, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Oscar de la Renta

Fashion Features

De la Renta Blasts the Met

Designer upset over Opera diva Ren?e Fleming’s dresses.

clock September 18, 2008Bridget Foley

Lagerfeld’s library of 50,000 books.

Fashion Features

Karl on Karl

Film reveals more about designer.

clock September 18, 2008Ellen Groves

A jacket from Whistles.

Retail

Whistles Unveils New Look

Jane Shepherdson, the former brand director at Topshop, has quietly unveiled her latest clothing project.

clock September 18, 2008Samantha Conti

Abaeté

Fashion Trends

Of Human Bandage

Designers are banding together. Whether it’s to bare the body or define it, all of those straps are mighty sexy.

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Government and Trade

Bali: Vital Stats

BALI POPULATION… BALI AREA… LARGEST TOWN AND ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER… INDONESIA POPULATION…

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Ni Made Jati, Balinese designer and owner of the Uluwatu brand.

Lifestyle

Letter From Bali: Scene

Hot spots in a tropical haven.

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7 Series from Seven For All Mankind.

Ready To Wear

Coterie Draws a Crowd

Depite economic challenges, buyers forge ahead.

clock September 18, 2008Julee Kaplan

Kerrigan’s cotton bandeau jersey top.

Sportswear

D&A Show Highlights Evolution of Contemporary

Sophistication marks many of the fashion labels.

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Lou Doillon

People

Lou Doillon Does Beckett

The actress-model starts a three day run of Samuel Beckett’s “The Image.”

clock September 18, 2008Vanessa Lawrence

Ashley Olsen

Fashion Scoops

One for the Boys… Close Shave… Best Dressed…

It looks like Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen have set their eyes on men’s wear for their high-end label The Row.

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