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There was a surprise in the aisles at MAGIC here Monday — optimism.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Mary-Kate Olsen, Wendy Leon, Humberto Leon, Ashley Olsen


Celebs Flock to Opening Ceremony in Tokyo

Attendees at the Tokyo flagship party included Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman and Yoko Ono.

clock August 31, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright, and Martha Wainwright.


Rainy Day Tunes at Watermill

Mary-Louise Parker, Anjelica Huston and Yvonne Force Villareal filed into Bridgehampton’s Ross School for a show by Rufus Wainwright and Norah Jones.

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Patti Scialfa, Jessica Springsteen and Bruce Springsteen.


Jumpers at Hampton Classic

Mayor Bloomberg, Bruce Springsteen and David Yurman converge upon the Hampton Classic Horse Show.

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Venus Williams in one of her T-shirts.

Fashion Scoops

Venus Williams’ Green T

Venus Williams has designed an official U.S. Open T-shirt that is eco-friendly and will be sold at the tournament and USOpen.org.

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A look from Anne Barge.

Designer and Luxury

Aisle By Fire: Upscale Bridal Boutiques Hit Bumps

Given the economy, high-end bridal designers and upmarket bridal salons are scrambling for new ways to woo their clients.

clock September 1, 2009Nola Sarkisian-Miller

From Left: Stephen Burrows' World dress, Ellavie’s cardigan; Robbie Bee Signature dress; Izod's polo, Madison Hill New York's cardigan, Dockers' shorts; Spense dress.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear Trend: Stepford Life

It’s not easy being perfect. But it can be affordable.

clock September 1, 2009Court Williams

Farm machines harvest Mississippi Cotton Field.


U.S. Cotton Industry Faces Long Road Ahead

The U.S. cotton industry has been battered by the global recession and faces a tough road to recovery without a significant spike in consumer spending.

clock September 1, 2009Ross Tucker

Diplomats from developing African countries pressed U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on cotton subsidies during his August visit.


WTO Allows Brazil to Target U.S. in Cotton Dispute

Punitive sanctions approach $295 million for America’s failure to scrap cotton subsidy programs found in breach of global rules.

clock September 1, 2009John Zarocostas


Disney to Acquire Marvel

Disney’s acquisition of Marvel would unite the licensed property powerhouses.

clock September 1, 2009Vicki M. Young


Chinese Economic Concerns Hit Global Markets Monday

Retail stocks were pushed down 1.6 percent on concerns about China.

clock September 1, 2009Evan Clark

Opening Ceremony's new flagship store in Tokyo.

Designer and Luxury

New Stores Crop Up in Tokyo

In the past two weeks, Opening Ceremony, Ron Herman, Tom Ford, Rick Owens, Tila March, Brooks Brothers Black Fleece and Kitson opened stores.

clock September 1, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Scoops

Rodarte, the Movie… More at the Store for Vera Wang… Expected in Paris…

Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy are film buffs, sharing a particular love for the horror genre.

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Barbour Takes Control of 3 Cobranded Units

J. Barbour & Sons has taken control of three stores it opened in partnership with men’s retailer Peter Elliot.

clock September 1, 2009Brenner Thomas

Boris Johnson on the cover of British Elle.


Memo Pad: Elle’s Many Faces.. Anna Wintour Beats Borat…

Lily Allen and Boris Johnson pose for the cover of British Elle.

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Beauty Features

Regis Corp. Caught Up in Union Debate

Reports suggested Regis Corp is asking employees to sign a form opposing the Employee Free Choice Act.

clock September 1, 2009Julie Naughton and Liza Casabona

Color Cosmetics

Petronio, Chanel Part Ways

Ezra Petronio was responsible for overseeing the art direction of Chanel’s makeup and watch businesses.

clock September 1, 2009Jennifer Weil

Human Resources

Clarins Taps Nuzzo as VP of Sales

Clarins Group has named beauty veteran Debbie Nuzzo as vice president of sales for the Clarins brand in the U.S.

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Designer and Luxury

Vuitton to Sponsor Film Award

Road movies are taking a luxury turn.

clock September 1, 2009Miles Socha

A wall of flames in Acton, Calif.


Wildfires May Add to California Economy Woes

A fast-moving wildfire north of Los Angeles could be another blow to California’s faltering economy, but many major malls stayed open.

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MAGIC Men's on opening day.

Ready To Wear

Retailers Focus on Bright Side at MAGIC

There was a surprise in the aisles at MAGIC in Las Vegas Monday — optimism.

clock September 1, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and Anne Riley-Katz

Handbags by Marchesa.

Designer and Luxury

Marchesa to Launch Handbags for Spring

Luxury house Marchesa to offer first accessories collection.

clock September 1, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Target’s Time Square campaign: a nod to local color and recycling.

Marketing and Promotion

Target Splashing Into Times Square

New billboard headed to Times Square will be fashioned into totes designed by Anna Sui.

clock September 1, 2009Valerie Seckler

Wal-Mart Marketplace is bringing an additional million items to the retailer’s Web site.


Wal-Mart Expands Web Site

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has launched Wal-Mart Marketplace to bring a million new products to walmart.com web site.

clock September 1, 2009Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Burani Shares Suspended

Trading in the shares of Mariella Burani Fashion Group SpA on the Milan Stock Exchange was suspended Monday for “an undetermined period.”

clock September 1, 2009Luisa Zargani


LVMH Wins Trial Against Web Firms

Jury awards luxury firm LVMH $32.4M in damages, finds two web firms that host web sites selling fake goods shared responsibility with counterfeiters.

clock September 1, 2009Matthew Lynch


Daily Stock Wrap: August 31, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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