The Presidential Agenda: Fashion Industry Says Economy, Image of U.S.

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Puma’s entry in the Volvo Ocean Race.


Puma Reports Flat Profits, But Raises Guidance

Activewear firm said bump in orders came despite “sluggish” environment.

clock October 31, 2008Ellen Groves

The entrance to Tiffany & Co.'s newly renovated flagship in Tokyo.

Designer and Luxury

Tiffany & Co., Eight Million Open Tokyo Flagships

Japan’s building boom continues.

clock October 31, 2008Amanda Kaiser


Mervyns Gets OK to Close

Mervyns’ going-out-of-business sales began Saturday.

clock October 31, 2008Matthew Lynch

Duffy in Escada.


Duffy Takes the Stage at Saks

Welsh crooner Duffy takes the stage at a fete in honor of Escada creative director Damiano Biella.

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Julianna Margulies and Narciso Rodriguez.


Narciso Rodriguez Unveils New Book at Bergdorf

Narciso Rodriguez’s friends and family sip mojitos and Champagne as the designer signed copies of his new tome.

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Betty Cautroux in YSL.


All About Yves

Friends and fans of the late Yves Saint Laurent attend his retrospective at San Francisco’s de Young Museum.

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Sienna Miller


Sienna Goes to Court… Outsourcing… Mystery Solved…

Complaining about the paparazzi is part and parcel of most celebrities’ repertoire, but it seems Sienna Miller is hoping her gripe will make history.

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Barack Obama is genrerally fashion’s favorite…

Government and Trade

Fashion Looks for a Leader

What does the fashion industry want from the next president? The answer is simple: leadership.

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Adidas SLVR sportswear.


Adidas Launching SLVR

The Adidas SLVR Label will include sportswear (not performance activewear),accessories and footwear for women and men.

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Rosetta Getty

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Rosetta Rising… Hermès’ Smart Move…Zara Moves West…

Word has it that Hermès is shifting down its highfalutin collaborations. The house is working on a project with the itsy-bitsy Smart car.

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Peter Boneparth

Marketing and Promotion

Panelists Discuss Branding’s Power in a Weak Economy

Weintraub seminar participants emphasize need for differentiation.

clock November 3, 2008Alexandra Steigrad


Chaus Turns Q1 Profit

Reductions in expenses helped Bernard Chaus Inc. reverse a year-ago loss.

clock November 3, 2008Alexandra Steigrad


Volcom Grows in Q3 but Sees Slower Growth Ahead

Reduces full-year guidance in light of tough retail environment.

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Leslie Blodgett


Bare Escentuals Boosts Profits, Trims Sales Outlook

Bare Escentuals firm boosts Q3 profits 11.8% on a 2.8% sales gain, plans layoffs.

clock November 3, 2008Molly Prior

Lauren Conrad, Andrea Jung, Patrick and Jillian Dempsey and Cynthia Rowley.

Beauty Features

Avon’s Hope Honors Raises $1.6M

The Avon Foundation held its eighth annual awards celebration to recognize those who have contributed to the fight against breast cancer and domestic violence.

clock November 3, 2008Michelle Edgar

André Leon Talley in Philadelphia.


Travels With Talley

“People think I am all that and a bag of chips, and I am not sure why,” Talley quipped.

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Andrew Rosen, Rose Marie Bravo and Howard Meitiner.


Fashion Crowd Boosts Phoenix House

In an evening that mixed entertainment with a message of hope, a fashion crowd of about 500 flocked to the Theory store in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.

clock November 3, 2008David Moin

Antique jewelry from Fred Leighton.

Designer and Luxury

Peter Bacanovic Has Slew of Initiatives for Fred Leighton

With nary a hair of his signature coif out of place, Peter Bacanovic is working on another rebuilding project: Fred Leighton.

clock November 3, 2008Sophia Chabbott and Rachel Brown and Matthew Lynch

Nicolas Ghesquière


Coming Up Aces at Accessories Council Awards

Stars of fashion, music, and film are expected to shine at the 2008 Accessories Council Excellence Awards that take place tonight in Manhattan.

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A focus on gloves in “American Fashion Accessories.”

Hats, Gloves and More

CFDA Book Puts Focus on Accessories

Group seeks to spotlight American innovations.

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IWC’s L.A. store.


Findings: IWC Opens in Beverly Hills… In the Shades with Badgley Mischka…

IWC Schaffhausen opened a 450-square-foot store last month on Brighton Way in Beverly Hills, neighboring Cartier.

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Dillard’s Debt Downgraded

The weakening consumer economy and credit squeeze are working against Dillard’s as well as many other chains.

clock November 3, 2008Evan Clark

Eurovet’s Marie Laure Bellon-Homps has expanded staff to include people of many nationalities, such as Russian, Chinese and Japanese.


Eurovet Chief’s Vision on How to Strengthen Trade Shows

Better communication and flexibility are at the top of Eurovet president Marie Laure Bellon-Homps’s list.

clock November 3, 2008Karyn Monget

Tinker Bell gets updated at Richard Leeds.


Innerwear Makers Brace for Tough Market

Several innerwear vendors are anticipating cutbacks on spring orders.

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Rossignol Still Being Dealt — at Lower Price

Quiksilver said Friday that it would sellthe French ski and snowboard manufacturer Rossignol to Chartreuse & Mont Blanc for 40 million euros.

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For spring, there's an all-American-style lingerie option for everyone, in red, white or blue, sometimes with stars or stripes.


All-American Innerwear: True Colors

For spring, there’s an all-American-style lingerie option for everyone, in red, white or blue, sometimes with stars or stripes.

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A little patriotism seems to be just the thing for spring as accessories designers across the globe show pieces in red, white and blue.

Fashion Trends

Swing Vote:Red, White and Blue Accessories

On the eve of election day, star-spangled, red, white and blue spring accessories promise to please those on both sides of the aisle.

clock November 3, 2008Shoshanna Fischhoff

A scene from “Gomorrah.”


Mob Expose “Gomorrah” Hits the Big Screen

An interview with director Matteo Garrone.

clock November 3, 2008Constance Droganes

An image from Donna Karan’s spring Collection campaign.


Donna’s Plans: Fashion Houses Rethink Costs

In light of the economic crisis, fashion houses are doing different things to minimize any potential impact.

clock November 3, 2008Marc Karimzadeh


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