All Important Season: Stores Look to Cruise For Smoother Sailing

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Reflecting the still-choppy economic waters, the resort-cruise season is less about holidays and escapism and more about fashion and business realities.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Dick Baker


Memorial Service Set for Dick Baker

A memorial service for Dick Baker, A former president of Ocean Pacific, will be held at 6 p.m. June 25 at The Times Center, 242 West 41st St. in Manhattan.

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Diego della Valle

Business Features

Della Valle Bullish on Near Term

Tod’s chief Diego Della Valle insists his 6 percent holding in Saks is a family investment and said he doesn’t plan to revive Schiaparelli before 2010.

clock June 16, 2009Elena Berton

Zirh Platinum items.


P&G Buys Zirh

Firm continues push into men’s grooming.

clock June 16, 2009Andrea Nagel and Matthew W. Evans and Pete Born

Daphne Guinness and Jack McCullough


High Life: More 2009 CFDA Awards Coverage

At the 2009 CFDA Awards, Tracey Ullman ribbed Marc Jacobs, and Jack White gave Anna Sui the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Andy Samberg


Jane Says

CFDA Womenswear Designers of the Year Kate and Laura Mulleavy celebrated their win at the Jane Hotel with Kirsten Dunst, Andy Samberg and Alexander Wang.

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Visitors’ most-coveted Brands

Marketing and Promotion

World View: Shopping Top Lure for U.S. Visitors

Study shows 53 percent of international tourists come to shop in the United States.

clock June 17, 2009Cecily Hall

Marc Gobé in São Paulo.

Marketing and Promotion

Q&A: Marc Gobe on Social Media and Branding

A creator of brand images, Marc Gobé has traveled to more than 15 cities worldwide since forming Emotional Branding consultancy 18 months ago.

clock June 17, 2009Valerie Seckler

Reclaimed in L.A. by Alicia Lawhon.

Ready To Wear

Careful Shopping Prevails at L.A. Market

Low inventories spurred retailers to buy immediates as well as holiday items at L.A. Market.

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Government and Trade

Wholesale Prices for U.S. Made Apparel Rose 0.1 Percent in May

Wholesale prices for U.S. made apparel increased 0.1 percent in May compared with April, and rose 1.4 percent from a year earlier, the Labor Department said.

clock June 17, 2009Liza Casabona

Human Resources

Catalogue Co-founder Carolyn Horchow Dies

Carolyn Horchow started Horchow Collection with her husband.

clock June 17, 2009Holly Haber

Designer and Luxury

French Men’s Wear Brand Zilli to Open New York Store

Zilli, the French luxury men’s wear brand, will open a New York flagship this fall.

clock June 17, 2009Natasha Montrose

The ensemble Michelle Obama wore on Inauguration Day.

Fashion Features

Obama Inauguration Outfit Featured at Toledo Exhibit

On Inauguration Day, First Lady Michelle Obama donned Toledo’s lemongrass silk and tulle ensemble, thus catapulting the veteran designer to pop culture stardom.

clock June 17, 2009Sarah Haight


Retail Stocks Drop Again Tuesday

S&P Retail Index fell 3.1 percent, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell a milder 1.3 percent Tuesday.

clock June 17, 2009Evan Clark


Retail Crime Rises as Economy Falters

A study by the National Retail Security Survey finds first upswing in store theft in six years.

clock June 17, 2009Matthew Lynch


Jeweler Finlay to Entertain Inquiries

Troubled jeweler Finlay sets up formal procedure for firms interested in business, assets.

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Syms, Vornado Look for Speedy Filene’s Purchase

Pending court approval, Syms hopes to close acquisition on Filene’s this week.

clock June 17, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Health Care a Polarizing Issue for Congress and Retailers

Senate prepares to take up landmark health care reform legislation today.

clock June 17, 2009Kristi Ellis

Terry Lundgren, left, presents Vin Cipolla, vice chair of the National Park Foundation, with a “plantable” $2.5 million check.


Lundgren, Macy’s Pitch In for Parks

Macy’s announces $4.1M donation to the National Parks Association to help get kids in touch with nature.

clock June 17, 2009David Moin

An image from the Calvin Klein Underwear campaign, shot by Steven Klein.


Memo Pad: Eva Mendes, Undressed Again… Careful Handling Kate Moss…

Calvin Klein Jeans was singled out by the media on Tuesday for its provocative billboard at the corner of Houston and Lafayette streets in Manhattan.

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Designer and Luxury

Luxury Execs Emphasize Exclusivity and New Focus

Bernard Arnault said most of the growth in the last five to six years was largely due to an overleveraged economy, not to real growth.

clock June 17, 2009Elena Berton

Designer and Luxury

Kokosolaki to Design Diesel Black Gold

Designer Sophia Kokosalaki regains control of her company.

clock June 17, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Designer and Luxury

French Brands Renaud Pellagrino, Cadente Shutter

Fashion house Stella Cadente and luxury French leather goods brand Renaud Pellegrino are the among the latest victims of the economy.

clock June 17, 2009Katya Foreman

Chloé Cruise 2010


Stores Look to Cruise for Smoother Sailing

Fashion executives at European houses remain upbeat about the cruise season, while designing clothes more for desks than deck chairs.

clock June 17, 2009Miles Socha and Samantha Conti and Alessandra Ilari

André Leon Talley and Diane von Furstenberg.

Fashion Scoops

DVF on a Mission… Shulman’s Rebel Cry… Cortazar, In or Out?…

Diane von Furstenberg was honored by The Mission Society yesterday.

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Speaking tubes in the dressing rooms.

Fashion Features

P.S.: Aéropostale’s New Retail Concept

P.S. may stand for postscript in literary terms, but the new retail concept from Aéropostale Inc., aimed at seven- to 12-year-olds, is no afterthought.

clock June 17, 2009Sharon Edelson and Jean E. Palmieri

The new accessories space on Prince Street.


J. Crew Opens Accessories Store

J. Crew tests out new accessories store in SoHo.

clock June 17, 2009David Moin


Daily Stock Wrap: June 16, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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