Avoiding Distractions: Men’s Brands Retrench, Focus on Core Products

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Men’s wear companies are working on their core. Picky consumers, risk-averse retailers and a cutthroat adherence to the bottom line have prompted many vendors to focus on heritage.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Calista Flockhart in Dries van Noten.

Fashion Scoops

P.S. Arts’ Lunch Ladies

Juicy co-founder Pamela Skaist-Levy opened her Beverly Hills estate for this year’s event, which featured designer bag bargains.

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Gucci, Chloe Seek Bank of China Contempt Ruling

Gucci America Inc., Chloé and Alfred Dunhill square off with bank over multimillion-dollar Internet counterfeiting judgment.

clock June 3, 2009Evan Clark

Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld


Baby Buggy Pajama Party

Ominous clouds and a bit of drizzle didn’t stop scores of children and their Birkin-toting mummies from attending the third annual Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash.

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Saks shareholders approved two nonbinding proposals.


Saks Shareholders Win in Proxy Fight

Activist investors appear poised to do to Saks Inc. what William Ackman failed to accomplish.

clock June 3, 2009Kristi Ellis

From left: Jeff Gennette, Kenneth Cole, Michael Gould, Jill Granoff and Mark Weber.


AJC Honors Leonard Marcus

Leonard Marcus, president and chief operating officer of Macy’s Merchandising Group, was honored at the dinner benefiting the American Jewish Committee.

clock June 4, 2009David Moin

Patterson J. Kincaid offers tops at low contemporary prices.

Ready To Wear

L’Koral Launches Affordable Tops Line

L’Koral Inc. creates new top line, called Patterson J. Kincaid.

clock June 4, 2009Julee Kaplan

Look from Cynthia Steffe’s holiday collection.

Ready To Wear

Cynthia Steffe Gains a New Identity

On the creative end, the brand Cynthia Steffe has done a complete 180. .

clock June 4, 2009Julee Kaplan

William Rast has refocused its denim strategy.


Denim Firms Learn to Be Flexible in Tough Times

Contemporary denim makers are seeing the tough economy as an opportunity to get creative.

clock June 4, 2009Julee Kaplan

Designer and Luxury

Cavalli May Sell After All

Designer Roberto Cavalli could sell stake to private equity fund Clessidra SGR SpA.

clock June 4, 2009Luisa Zargani

Ermenegildo Zegna Men's Fall 2009

Designer and Luxury

Ermenegildo Zegna Net Drops Despite Higher Sales in ’08

The luxury men’s wear group Ermenegildo Zegna reported 3.2 percent higher revenue, fueled by emerging markets.

clock June 4, 2009Jean Scheidnes


In Brief: Coach Sues Brown Shoe Co.

Coach Inc. brought a patent infringement suit against Brown Shoe Co. Inc. last week, accusing the footwear firm of violating one of Coach’s handbag designs.

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Wilsons Amplifies G-III Loss in First Qtr.

Smaller loss, higher revenues for G-III Apparel Group exceed analysts’ expectations.

clock June 4, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Boscov’s Clears N.J. County Hurdle

Freeholders approve $3M federal loan for the department store chain Boscov’s.

clock June 4, 2009Kate Fleisher


Bernanke: Consumers Key to Recovery

Retail stocks dip 1.3% despite Fed’s tempered optimism.

clock June 4, 2009Evan Clark

Business Features

Daily Stock Wrap: June 3, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

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Sandra Bernhard


Stand Back: Sandra Bernhard Speaks Her Mind

Sandra Bernhard, at 53, is bringing her show back to New York’s Town Hall for one night only on June 10.

clock June 4, 2009Jacob Bernstein

Liya Kebede


Parks & Rec: Liya Kebede and Bruce Weber Honored

Liya Kebede, Russell Simmons, Isabel Toledo and Bruce Weber, were all honored at the biannual Gordon Parks Foundation gala.

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Morphosis items.


Framesi to Launch Hair Spa Concept

Framesi is hoping clients will go wild for its new hair spa concept, called Morphosis, which uses software to examine scalp and hair cuticles.

clock June 4, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Human Resources

Shiseido Europe Taps Viti

Jean-Charles Viti has been named vice president of Shiseido Europe for the French market, effective July 1.

clock June 4, 2009Liz Webber

Government and Trade

U.N. Expert Raises Doubts on Factory Monitoring

John Ruggie, the United Nations’ top expert on corporate social responsibility, says factory monitoring is unreliable.

clock June 4, 2009John Zarocostas

Ribbon cutting at Villa Vuitton in Deauville.

Fashion Scoops

Villa Vuitton… Masked Ball at the Met… Ricci on a Budget…

Louis Vuitton has given its mock Tudor store in the heart of Deauville, France, a makeover.

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Memo Pad: Kate Moss Takes Action… Speak, Twitter… A Ceremonial Toast…

Kate Moss apparently has threatened to sue Now Magazine, a U.K. weekly celebrity magazine, for suggesting she was pregnant.

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Michelle Paige Paterson and Connie X. Rishwain


Women in Industry Event Raises Funds for Needy Kids

UGG president Connie X. Rishwain was honored for supporting children’s causes at a Women in Industry luncheon.

clock June 4, 2009David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Aquascutum May Begin Layoffs

Aquascutum enters a consultation period with its workforce, which may include layoffs, and YGM Trading has not purchased the company yet.

clock June 4, 2009Samantha Conti

JA Apparel has restructured its business to focus on its primary business: tailored clothing.

Business Features

Avoiding Distractions: Men’s Brands Focus on Core Products

Men’s wear companies are working on their core.

clock June 4, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and Brenner Thomas


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