The Sparkle Is Dimming: Jewelers Feel Pain of Economy’s Bite

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The bubble that has insulated high-price baubles seems to be deflating. High-flying jewelers have turned apprehensive.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Fracas at Ferretti

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Herrera Sponsors Apollo Circle Benefit Dance

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Where the Boys Are: Men’s Wear-Style Pajamas

Men’s wear has inspired all sorts of pajamas this season. And whether the interpretation is literal and classic or a bit girly, it’s hats off to haberdashery.

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Global Downturn Weighs on Richemont

Sales in October for Compagnie Financière Richemont grew 1.6 percent overall, but dipped 2 percent at constant exchange rates.

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The label Rodarte of the USA wins the Swiss Textiles Award 2008 worth 100,000 euros.

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Rodarte Wins Swiss Textiles Award

Designers to receive 100,000 euros to fund development of their brand.

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Retail Sales Fall

Worst results since 1992.

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Retail Results Push Down Stores Stocks

Disappointing earnings and trimmed forecasts drive down S&P Retail Index nearly 10% for week.

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Adriana Lima on the runway at the 2008 Victoria's Secret fashion show.

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Miami Heat: Victoria’s Secret Weekend at the Fontainebleau

It was two days of luxe resort life and lavish lingerie at the hotel’s grand re-opening and the bra-and-panty giant’s annual fashion show.

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Wildfires Take Toll on California Retail

Southern California retailers battered by economic turmoil are taking another hit from wildfires that are raging across the region.

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Aeffe Posts 4.6% Profit Increase

Aeffe SpA showed growth at all its main brands and reported a 4.6 percent rise in the first nine months of 2008.

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Claire’s Taps Kenny Wilson to Head Europe Operations

Former Levi’s executive succeeds Mark Smith, who will stay on as advisor.

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Revlon Extension… Galeries Lafayette in Morocco… Rossignol Sale…

The term of Revlon Inc.’s $107 million senior subordinated term from MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., Revlon’s majority owner, has been extended one year.

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Tandy Cuts Q1 Loss on Lower Sales

Tandy Brands Accessories Inc. managed to cut back on its expenses faster than customers cut back on orders.

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An image from Lutz & Patmos’ new home page.


Lutz & Patmos Launch E-Commerce Site

Lutz & Patmos, a designer knitwear collection known for its big-name collaborations, has launched an e-commerce site.

clock November 17, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Help USA chairman Maria Cuomo Cole.

Fashion Features

Honor for Bloomingdale’s Keating, Designer Hornig

Retail exec and jewelry maker are cited for philanthropy.

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Carol Alt

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Carol Alt Offers ‘Raw’ Skin Care Line

Model and actress Carol Alt is taking the raw food diet that she swears by and applying it to her beauty regimen with a skin care line called Raw Essentials.

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Views of the Sonia Rykiel exhibit in Paris.

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Rykiel Exhibit Opens in Paris

Sonia Rykiel is putting on a retrospective of her spunky and insouciant style at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

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GQ's December 2008 cover featuring Barack Obama.


Obama on Time… More Paper Cuts… Judith Miller, the Movie

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Degrade blue shades from Jil Sander’s new sunglasses line.


Sober Eyewear Looks and Buying at Silmo

Even eyewear appears to be feeling the pinch, with some retailers who attended the Silmo eyewear fair here slashing budgets by nearly 30 percent.

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A visual from La Perla's ad campaign.


Transforming La Perla

New private equity owners have big plans for La Perla.

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Business Features

Safilo’s Net Drops on Soft Sales

A weak dollar, the difficult global economy and cautious spending in the high-end range of the eyewear market hit Safilo Group in the first nine months.

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Graff’s “Flame” diamond.


Jewelers Feel Pain of Economy’s Bite

The bubble that has insulated Compagnie Financière Richemont and Bulgari SpA seems to be deflating.

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J.C. Penney's earnings were down 52.5 percent while A&F's net was off by 45.7 percent.


Penney’s, Abercrombie Share Tough Q3 Fate

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and Abercrombie & Fitch Co. on Friday both suffer double-digit declines.

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Muse Tallulah… Yamamoto’s Housewarming… En Garde…

Tallulah Harlech has Karl Lagerfeld to thank for her latest film role.

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Loumia Hiridjee in 2005 at her Paris design studio.

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Obituary: Princesse Tam Tam Founder Loumia Hiridjee

Loumia Hiridjee and her husband, Mourad Amarsy, were buried Monday during a private ceremony in Paris.

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