A&F Stays on Message With a Global Strategy

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Wet Paint: Bianca Jagger and Pharrell Williams at the Serpentine

The Serpentine Gallery’s annual cocktail bash brought together a glitzy crowd that included Bianca Jagger, Thandie Newton and Pharrell Williams.

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Retail Stocks Eke Out Increase for the Week

Shares survive soft same-store sales trends, fears about fall.

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A&F Stays on Message With Global Strategy

Despite a dramatic slump in sales, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is thinking big and not letting up on its strategy or image-building.

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In Brief: Seven For All Mankind’s Store Blitz

Seven For All Mankind has signed leases for five new stores.

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Memo Pad: The First Half Blues… Kushner’s Observation…

The Publishers Information Bureau reported first half advertising and paging figures on Friday and, as expected, both categories are down significantly.

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Nine West Vintage America Collection

Ready To Wear

Nine West Launches Vintage America Line

To support the launch of Nine West’s Vintage America line, the brand is staging a musical talent search.

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Government and Trade

May Apparel Imports Rise From China, Vietnam and India

Overall textile and apparel shipments to U.S. drops.

clock July 13, 2009Liza Casabona


State Senate Approves NYC Sales Tax Hike

Members of the New York State Senate worked until 2 a.m. Friday passing more than 100 bills including a sales tax increase for New York City.

clock July 13, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


Bourke Found Guilty of Conspiracy

A federal jury on Friday found Dooney & Bourke co-founder Frederic Bourke guilty of conspiracy for his role in a plot to bribe officials in Azerbaijan.

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Business Features

Fears Over CIT’s Future on the Rise

CIT Group Inc.’s bonds and stock prices fell Friday amid concerns the financial powerhouse might be unable to raise capital through bond sales.

clock July 13, 2009Vicki M. Young

Bloomingdale's Sale Advertisement.


Stores Begin Heavy Summer Markdowns, Promotions

Retailers Saks, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s are off to an early start with deep sales, ranging from 50 to 80 percent off merchandise.

clock July 13, 2009Sharon Edelson

An Illamasqua counter at Selfridges.

Color Cosmetics

British Cosmetics Brand Illamasqua Launching in the U.S.

The London-based cosmetics brand Illamasqua will debut in the U.S. this July at the Sephora in Times Square.

clock July 13, 2009Brid Costello


Lawyer Defends Dolce & Gabbana Publicist

Dolce & Gabbana publicist Ali Wise faces computer trespass and eavesdropping charges for allegedly hacking into an interior designer’s voice mail.

clock July 13, 2009Matthew Lynch

Annoushka rings

Designer and Luxury

Links of London Founders Return

The fine jewelry collection Annoushka, by Links of London founders Annoushka Ducas and John Ayton, will roll out in the U.K. this month.

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Mary Kay Sues Yahoo

Mary Kay Inc. filed a lawsuit against Yahoo Inc. that alleges the Web provider’s e-mail service points users towards unauthorized sellers of its products.

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Natasha Collis Jewelry


Family Legacy Leads to Fine Jewelry

The painter Natasha Collis, whose grandmother Joan Burstein cofounded Browns, creates delicate, handmade fine jewelry pieces.

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A sketch of Kooba footwear.


Findings: Shoe Biz…

Kooba will launch footwear on Aug. 5 at the FFANY New York Shoe Expo.

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Xoxo’s flirty bra and garters.


Fresh Lingerie Brands Jump Into the Game

Jessica Simpson Intimates, XoXo and Lucky brand are three new major players in the intimates category.

clock July 13, 2009Karyn Monget

Michelle Obama in Michael Kors and Moschino.

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama, Ma Belle… Maybelline Talk… Tour de Force…

Michelle Obama wore Michael Kors and Moschino for her meeting with Pope Benedict XVI.

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Anna Chlumsky


Girl of Summer: Anna Chlumsky Returns in ‘In the Loop’

“My Girl” star Anna Chlumsky returns to the big screen with “In the Loop.”

clock July 13, 2009Vanessa Lawrence

Loulou de la Falaise and Alexis Mabille


Homage to Madame Carven

Fashion world marks 100th birthday of couturier.

clock July 13, 2009Katya Foreman and Ellen Groves

Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa


Mirror Image: SANAA Transforms the Serpentine

Kensington Gardens more resembles a Japanese fantasy world these days, due in part to the new installation in the Serpentine Gallery pavilion.

clock July 13, 2009Samantha Conti

Madewell skinny fit 1937's.


J. Crew Group Launches Madewell ’37s Jeans

Madewell ’37s jeans collection comes at a lower price point with an ultralean silhouette.

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Caroline Wozniacki


Adidas by Stella McCartney Taps Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniaki, the 19-year old Danish tennis star, will be the face of the Adidas by Stella McCartney tennis line.

clock July 13, 2009Lisa Lockwood

Vince’s new store on Melrose Place.


Kellwood Might Face Bankruptcy

Kellwood has been in talks with its bondholders for two months concerning $140 million in notes.

clock July 13, 2009Vicki M. Young

Club Monaco's new line has two distinct silhouettes of suits.


Club Monaco Revamps Men’s Collection

Retailer Club Monaco widens fit options and creates comprehensive line.

clock July 13, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Giorgio Armani injected Eighties glam into a soft tailored wool version with a jeweled zipper for Giorgio Armani Privé.

Fashion Trends

Haute Couture Fashion Trend: Jacket Club

The black jacket got the tony treatment.

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Georgia May Jagger in a campaign photo shot by Mario Sorrenti.


Jagger’s Edge

Georgia May Jagger goes down her own road, juggling interests in fashion design and sculpture with her emerging modeling career.

clock July 22, 2009Nina Jones


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A folkloric figure, part of Charles Jeffrey Loverboy's new installation at Dover Street Market in London.


Charles Jeffrey Brings Hope, and More, to Dover Street Market

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