Clessidra Walks Away From Deal to Buy Stake in Cavalli

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The designer Robert Cavalli’s reluctance to reduce thelofty valuation he places on his fashionbrand has resulted in talks breaking down.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Iconix Profits Rise 9.1 Percent in Q2

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Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2009 Backstage

Designer and Luxury

Cavalli Sale Talks Break Down

Designer Roberto Cavalli’s reluctance to reduce the lofty valuation he places on his fashion brand has ended talks with Clessidra SGR.

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Ellen Ruppel Shell, author of the new book “Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture.”

Marketing and Promotion

Q&A: Ellen Ruppel Shell

Being cheap can be costly. That’s the conclusion of Ellen Ruppel Shell, author of the new book “Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture.”

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Items by Tsumori Chisato for Shu Uemura.

Color Cosmetics

Tsumori Chisato in Collaboration With Shu Uemura

Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato is injecting her whimsical sense of style into a special collection of cosmetics for Shu Uemura.

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True Religion Reports 18.4 Percent Earnings Gain

True Religion’s blistering pace of opening branded stores is guiding the premium denim label through the worst of the recession.

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A James Blake sports look from his new collection.


Tennis Champ James Blake’s Apparel Set to Debut

Tennis player James Blake, who will play the U.S. Open at the end of this month, is also launching a men’s apparel collection with Fila.

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Beiersdorf’s Net Falls 40 Percent

Weak market conditions sent Beiersdorf’s profit after taxes plummeting in the second quarter.

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Hartmarx Names Prockzo Chief Operating Officer

Tara Proczko has been named vice president and chief operating officer of Hartmarx, and Homi Patel will remain a director.

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Business Features

Pony Drops Trademark Suit Against Nike

Pony had alleged infringement of chevron trademark, but has now withdrawn its case against Nike.

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Talbots Stock Rises 22% Tuesday

Retail sector declines Tuesday while S&P 500 stays above 1,000.

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Safilo to Focus on Core Business

Safilo Group SpA reports restructuring costs led to losses of 137.7 million euros, or $187.6 million, in the second quarter.

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Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte.

Designer and Luxury

Rodarte a ‘Go’ With Target

Rodarte designers will create a line with Go International for Target.

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Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, who plays the youngest denizen of the titular apartment building that is Melrose Place, wears a Stella McCartney silk charmeuse and satin dress, Atelier Swarovski by Philip Crangi bangles and a Dannijo ring.

Fashion Features

L.A. Story: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz Takes on ‘Melrose Place’

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Stephanie Jacobsen, Jessica Lucas and Katie Cassidy mix scandal and fashion in the CW network’s newfangled “Melrose Place.”

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The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem prepare for a fashion show set to take place on Aug. 20 at Macy’s in Herald Square.

Fashion Features

Kids Incorporated: New York Children Test the Runway

Boys & Girls Club camp kids learn to put on a fashion show — a rather professional one, set to take place on Aug. 20 at Macy’sin Herald Square.

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The open casting call for extras for “Sex and the City 2.”

Street Style

They Are Wearing: At the ‘Sex and the City 2’ Casting Call

Fashion looks at the open casting call for extras for “Sex and the City 2″ in New York.

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Casio’s limited edition Mister Cartoon G-Shock watch.


Casio’s New Tone: Kanye West Headlining G-Shock Event

Rap sensation Kanye West will take over Cipriani on Wall Street for a party hosted by Casio tonight.

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Mark Ronson with his Gucci Ronson sneaker designs.

Designer and Luxury

Gucci to Open Flash Sneaker Shops

Gucci Icon-Temporary, temporary sneaker stores, will touch down in six or seven locations around the world where tastemakers gather.

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Cover of Bazaar's September 2009 issue.


Leighton Meester’s Take… Rogers Exits BlackBook… Sims Service…

Leighton Meester claims to have no fear when it comes to aging, but ask her again in a few years — after all, she’s only 23.

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Holy G. at FAME.

Ready To Wear

Buyers Flock to FAME and Moda

More than 5,000 buyers from international specialty and department stores were expected to attend FAME and Moda Manhattan.

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Sulu Collection at Intermezzo.

Ready To Wear

Intermezzo Vendors See Slowdown

ENK International’s Intermezzo show may have been smaller than previous editions — with about 345 collections on display.

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Ready To Wear

Trade Show Coverage: The Retail View and Trends

Retailers believe fall will be a pivotal season to determine the shape they’ll be in for Christmas and spring.

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Mel & Lisa at Nouveau Collective.

Ready To Wear

Novelties and Classics Mix at Nouveau Collective

Exhibitors at Nouveau Collective, which ended its three-day run at The New Yorker Hotel on Tuesday, said there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon.

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Princess Grace of Monaco in 1963 wearing a Cartier necklace.

Fashion Scoops

Walk of Style Lengthens… Oscar de la Renta Charms…

Princess Grace of Monaco and Cartier will be the 14th and 15th recipients of the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award.

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Daily Stock Wrap: August 04, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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