President Obama’s Era: Low-Key and Modern, From Society to Style

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Dallin Chase

Fashion Trends

Spring ’09 Trends: Island Hopping

The spring 2009 season is full of clothes and accessories that suggest the lush vegetation of the tropics.

clock November 3, 2008Mayte Allende

Salman Rushdie


Reader’s Digest

The New York Public Library held its annual Library Lions benefit, which this year honored Edward Albee, Ashley Bryan, Nora Ephron and Salman Rushdie.

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Quarterly income at Polo rose to $161 million.


Polo Net Surges 39.6 Percent

Quarterly income at Polo rose to $161 million.

clock November 5, 2008Vicki M. Young

David Kennedy


Revlon Reports $29M Profit

Sale of Bozzano men’s grooming line in July boosts results for Revlon.

clock November 5, 2008Evan Clark



Maidenform Posts Profits of $8.4 Million

Maidenform reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings, but cuts its 2008 outlook.

clock November 5, 2008Alexandra Steigrad


Saks Shuttering Club Libby Lu

Club Libby Lu, tween specialty stores, set to close 78 doors.

clock November 5, 2008Evan Clark

Blue Blood’s cotton and silk shirt worn over Current/Elliott’s cotton denim swimsuit. A.F. Vandevorst hosiery; Bass shoes.


Spring 2009 Denim Market: Work It

Blending elements of workwear and distress with boyfriend jeans creates an easy-does-it approach to the season.

clock November 5, 2008Kim Friday

A rendering of Lounge in Miami.


New York Stores Head South for Miami Heat

Miami is turning into the Manhattan transfer.

clock November 6, 2008Rebecca Kleinman

Paris Hilton as Amber Sweet in “Repo! The Genetic Opera.”


Blonde Ambition: Paris Hilton’s Latest Role

Hilton chats about her new film, “Repo! The Genetic Opera.”

clock November 6, 2008Vanessa Lawrence

Gai Mattiolo's acetate and rayon corset, Guess' cotton shirt, B. Bailey's sequined shorts (both worn on shoulder) and American apparel shorts, Misis brooch, Species by the Thousands ring, CC Skye cuff, and Xhilaration tights.

Fashion Trends

Rebel Yell

There is always a place in fashion for supershort lengths and a heady dose of punk.

clock November 6, 2008Leila Baboi


Retail Stocks Drop 5.7 Percent

Investors give back election day gains.

clock November 6, 2008Evan Clark


General Growth Shares Fall on Missed 3rd Quarter Estimates

REIT is seeking loan extensions and strategic alternatives.

clock November 6, 2008Matthew Lynch

Look from Babakul.


True Religion Co-Founder Returns With Babakul

Kym Gold-Lubell, the co-founder of True Religion Brand Jeans, is making a comeback.

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October’s StyleMax Fares Better Than Expected

Some vendors report brisk sales in accessories and hot items.

clock November 6, 2008Beth Wilson

U.S. President elect Barack Obama kisses his wife Michelle after Obama gave his victory speech during an election night gathering in Grant Park on November 4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.

Government and Trade

President Obama’s Era: Low-Key and Modern, From Society to Style

The reign of the 44th President-elect won’t be a New Camelot. Instead, he and his young family will bring their own youthful, low-key style to the White House.

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U.S. President-elect Senator Barack Obama.

Government and Trade

Shaping the President’s Cabinet

The makeup of President-elect Barack Obama’s cabinet and senior advisers began to take shape Wednesday.

clock November 6, 2008Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Election night in an American restaurant in Paris.

Government and Trade

The World Reacts With Hope

Barack Obama’s victory in the U.S. election was greeted in Europe and Asia with positive headlines and high expectations.

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Michelle Obama


Designers Praise Michelle Obama’s Refreshingly Down-to-Earth Style

Washington is about to get a whole new jolt of energy.

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Abigail Adams

Fashion Features

America’s Most Influential First Ladies

What does influence mean when it comes to the first lady of the United States?

clock November 6, 2008Cecily Hall

A Seven For All Mankind style.


Seven For All Mankind Launching Footwear

Collection set to debut in Spring ’09.

clock November 6, 2008Caroline Tell


Burstell to Join Liberty of London

Liberty of London has tapped Ed Burstell as buying director.

clock November 6, 2008Sophia Chabbott


Memo Pad: Michelle Obama to Vogue?… Elections Boost Newspaper Sales…

Could we see Michelle Obama on the cover of Vogue soon after the inauguration of her husband, President-elect Barack Obama?

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