Fast Gets Aggressive: Uniqlo Parent Eyeing Expansion, Acquisitions

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As if growing Fast Retailing Co. Ltd.’s sales seven-fold to $54 billion by 2020 wasn’t an ambitious enough target, company chairman and Uniqlo founder Tadashi Yanai said he’s got bigger plans.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Inditex Posts 7.6 Percent Profit Drop

Inditex SA, Europe’s largest fashion retailer and the owner of Zara, reported a smaller-than-expected drop in first-half net income.

clock September 16, 2009Elena Berton

Laura and Kate Mulleavy


Mulleavys, Dunst Hit Rodarte Afterparty

Kate and Laura Mulleavy blew off steam after their show Tuesday with a party for friends at Lower East Side boite Grotto.

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Beyoncé as Sasha Fierce.


A&F Sues Beyoncé Over Fragrance Name

If Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has its way, Beyoncé Knowles’ recently announced fragrance may not be too fierce.

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Linda Evangelista


Ron Arad’s New Creation

An arty crowd streamed into the Museum of Modern Art Tuesday night to celebrate the opening of a show from a different kind of designer: the iconic Ron Arad.

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Audrey Tautou


Fashion Break for ‘Coco Avant Chanel’

Audrey Tatou and select members of the fashion flock turned out on Tuesday night to watch the new biopic, “Coco Avant Chanel.”

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus at a news conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

Government and Trade

Retailers Give Cautious Nod to Senate Health Plan

Retailers generally backed the Senate Finance Committee’s $856 billion, 10-year health care reform proposal but expressed concerns about its costs.

clock September 17, 2009Kristi Ellis

Tyte has teamed with 200 schools to conduct various contests.


Junior Brands Head to School

Firms aim to outfit the trendiest kids in class in hopes their peers will imitate their wardrobes. Think of it as “Gossip Girl,” real time.

clock September 17, 2009Julee Kaplan

Bertrand Pellegrin


Q&A: Bertrand Pellegrin

When it comes to fashion, branding expert Bertrand Pellegrin argues that men have been invisible for too long.

clock September 17, 2009Brenner Thomas

The new accessories department at Harrods.

Designer and Luxury

Harrods Unveils $15M Men’s Dept. Overhaul

Harrods’ men’s wear department just got some attitude.

clock September 17, 2009Samantha Conti

An image from Nick Knight’s “SHOWstudio” project.

Fashion Features

London Fashion Week Preview: Scene

Things to do and see around town during London Fashion Week.

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Designer and Luxury

London Fashion Week Preview: Ones to Watch

A few fresh faces making waves on London’s fashion radar.

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Nicola Morgan

Designer and Luxury

Mittelmoda Names Fashion Contest Winners

Nonprofit Mittelmoda awards Nicola Morgan from the University of Northumbria in the U.K. the top prize.

clock September 17, 2009Luisa Zargani


Daily Stock Wrap: September 16, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

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Burani Eyes Refinancing

Mariella Burani is to hold an extraordinary shareholders meeting to discuss refinancing options after losing close to $200 million.

clock September 17, 2009Andrew Roberts


Burlington Coat Factory Cuts Fourth-Quarter Losses

Burlington Coat Factory’s sales rose 3.9 percent to $811.4 million from $781 million a year ago.

clock September 17, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Dress Barn 4th-Qtr. Profits Rise 19.5 Percent

Same-store sales rise at Dress Barn stores, but fall at Maurices.

clock September 17, 2009Vicki M. Young


Retail Apparel Prices Fall Slightly in August

Women’s apparel prices dropped 1.3 percent, but men’s apparel prices rose 0.3 percent.

clock September 17, 2009Liza Casabona

A 1964 Levi’s ad for women’s jeans.


Levi’s Fetes 75th Anniversary of First Women’s Jeans

Levi Strauss introduced Lady Levi’s to the world during the fall of 1934.

clock September 17, 2009Ross Tucker


Nasdaq Warns Joe’s Jeans of Possible Delisting

Joe’s Jeans shares may be delisted, as the stock hasn’t closed above $1 since Oct. 1.

clock September 17, 2009Evan Clark

A look from Rockstar Sushi.


New Denim Players See Opportunity

Despite challenging economic conditions, brands entering the denim market are finding retailers hungry for new product.

clock September 17, 2009Ross Tucker and Khanh T.L. Tran

Tadashi Yanai


Uniqlo’s Yanai Outlines Expansion

Tadashi Yanai said he’s got bigger plans: to revolutionize the way consumers buy clothes.

clock September 17, 2009Amanda Kaiser


Taylor Momsen and Clinique Takes Show on the Road

Taylor Momsen of “Gossip Girl” will help Clinique kick off its Fresh Faces tour.

clock September 17, 2009Pete Born

An optical style from Boucheron’s new collection.

Designer and Luxury

Boucheron Unveils Eyewear

Bringing a prestigious new eyewear partnership into focus, Boucheron on Wednesday unveiled its first sunglasses and optical collection with Gold & Wood.

clock September 17, 2009Katya Foreman


Memo Pad: Tom Ford’s New Deal… Ad Spending Declines…

On Tuesday, word broke that Tom Ford would be getting his first movie, “A Single Man,” distributed by the Weinstein Co.

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Designer and Luxury

Balenciaga Names Executive Officer of U.S. Subsidiary

Luca Voarinomost has been tapped as chief executive officer of Balenciaga’s U.S. subsidiary.

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Roberto Cavalli cocktail dress.

Designer and Luxury

Cavalli Names Brozzetti CEO

Roberto Cavalli named Gianluca Brozzetti as chief executive officer and Carlo Di Biagio as chief operating officer of his eponymous fashion group.

clock September 17, 2009Andrew Roberts


Retail Stocks Hit New 2009 High Wednesday

Retail shares rose 2.3% Wednesday as investors caught a glimmer of better times ahead.

clock September 17, 2009Evan Clark

Human Resources

L’Oréal Taps Chadapaux

L’Oréal has named Rémi Chadapaux deputy general manager in charge of retail marketing at YSL Beauté.

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Scott Schuman

Fashion Scoops

Multi Man… Hot Coco… Tabitha’s Turn…

Scott Schuman’s fans converged on Barneys New York to toast his newly released book.

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Peter Som RTW Spring 2010

Fashion Scoops

Peter Som’s Japanese Jewels

Peter Som’s spring collection had one new addition: necklaces.

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Fashion Scoops

Same Crowd: Front Row at G-Star

The front row was a hive of celebrities including Lindsay Lohan, Jared Leto, Kat Von D and Mena Suvari.

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Fashion Features

London Spring 2010 Fashion Week Calendar

Calendar for London Fashion Week shows and presentations.

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