Lord & Taylor Refocuses on Mainstream as Economy Hits Shoppers

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Blake Lively


Starlets Cohost Sloan-Kettering Benefit

Diane Kruger and Blake Lively attended Fete d’Hiver hosted by the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Chanel Fine Jewelry.

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Hermès clutch-bag

Designer and Luxury

Hermès Sales Rise in Third Quarter

Sales for Hermès rose 10.2 percent to 452.1 million euros, or $646.5 million, in the period.

clock November 6, 2009Elena Berton

An overview of the store.


Max Mara Profits Drop 54.8 Percent

Max Mara’s earnings affected by tough economy and reduced consumer spending.

clock November 6, 2009Luisa Zargani

Prada Book


Reading Material: Prada Book Explores 30 Years of Style

Prada book about fashion house charts history and ventures into art, architecture and sport.

clock November 6, 2009Alessandra Ilari


Retail Stocks Up Friday Despite Unemployment Figures

Specialty apparel retailers added a few jobs but department stores slashed payrolls.

clock November 6, 2009Liza Casabona and Evan Clark

Maryna Linchuk and Natasha Poly in Alexander Wang with the designer.


Wang’s Latest Bash: Friends and Family

Alexander Wang’s party for interior designer Ryan Korban was a veritable casting call for one of his shows.

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Gabourey Sidibe and Colin Powell


Precious Moments at A-List Premiere

Kyra Sedgwick, Terrence Howard, Iman, Mamie Gummer, Sandra Bernhard, Agyness Deyn and Donna Karan were among the revelers who showed up to catch the film.

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A page from the new J. Crew catalogue.


Memo Pad: J. Crew Keeps It Real… Gabby Gabbana…

J.Crew has turned to real men for its November catalogue.

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Lord & Taylor


Lord & Taylor Returns to Mainstream

Lord & Taylor’s latest numbers validates their controversial strategy to “mainstream” the matrix after years of reaching for a more affluent niche.

clock November 9, 2009David Moin


Judge Approves Fred Leighton Purchase

Fred Leighton deal, for $25.8M, includes former Barneys partner Bob Pressman.

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Designer and Luxury

Roger Vivier to Open in Bal Harbour

Roger Vivier’s second U.S. store bows this Thursday.

clock November 9, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Looks from the Yeohlee Teng exhibit.


Yeohlee Teng Exhibit Opens in Dallas

The fashion designer’s pieces displayed at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

clock November 9, 2009Holly Haber

Thakoon for Aloha Rag

Designer and Luxury

Thakoon Designs Cardigan for Aloha Rag

Aloha Rag’s new private label is going to include a series of designer collaborations.

clock November 9, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Tiffany & Co.’s coral reef-inspired cuff.


Conference Shines Spotlight on Coral

Explores Conservation and Use in Jewelry and Decorative Arts

clock November 9, 2009Sophia Chabbott and Caroline Tell

Piece from Solange Azagury-Partridge’s Stoned collection.

Designer and Luxury

Azagury-Partridge’s New Stones

Solange Azagury-Partridge’s latest collection is the pits.

clock November 9, 2009Samantha Conti

An Erickson Beamon for alice + olivia bracelet.


Findings: Sculptz and Robert Verdi Host Event… Two of a Kind…

“A girl for all seasons” was the theme Tuesday night when Sculptz took over New York’s Glasshouses to show off its latest legwear and shapewear collection.

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La Perla Studio line.


La Perla Unveils New Strategy

Luxury innerwear company La Perla will launch a new label, called Villa Toscana.

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A look from Ian

Designer and Luxury

Minimal Intent: Rozae Nichols and Stella Ishii’s New Line

Artist Stella Ishii and designer Rozae Nichols launch Ian, a collection of simple pieces with inventive touches.

clock November 9, 2009Venessa Lau

Roni Horn, Darren Aronofsky and Yvonne Force Villareal


From East to West

At the Whitney Museum, a horde of art fans flocked to check out the opening of Roni Horn’s exhibit, cohosted by W magazine.

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Christian Audigier

Fashion Features

Christian Audigier to Help Boost Club Med

Designer and entrepreneur Christian Audigier is out to apply the same brash rock ’n’ roll formula he’s used to build his fashion empire to Club Med.

clock November 9, 2009Katya Foreman

Charles Kleibacker

Fashion Scoops

Cornejo and Costa at FIT Bash… Fever Pitch…

The Museum at FIT’s “American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion” exhibit opened Thursday night.

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The new Victoria’s Secret in SoHo.


Victoria’s Secret Opens Sprawling Flagship on Broadway

The flagship is nearly five times the size of the store it’s replacing.

clock November 9, 2009Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Launches Social Networking Site

Burberry will today unveil its own social networking Web site, Artofthetrench.com, an homage to the brand’s trenchcoat.

clock November 9, 2009Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Report: U.S. Opportunity for Foreign Luxe Firms

The U.S. market still has untapped potential that European luxury goods companies could unlock in their quest for growth markets.

clock November 9, 2009Elena Berton

Government and Trade

Global Cotton Subsidies Grow in Year

Increases run counter to Doha Round effort to curb trade barriers.

clock November 9, 2009John Zarocostas

Body Bling bronzer

Body Care

Scott Barnes in New Beauty Deal

Scott Barnes, known for cultivating Jennifer Lopez’s sun-kissed look, inks deal with Earthbound.

clock November 9, 2009Rachel Brown

Beauty Features

BolognaFiere, Sogecos Link With Ipekyolu

BolognaFiere Group and Sogecos have signed a strategic partnership agreement with Ipekyolu, which organizes the Beauty Eurasia trade show in Istanbul.

clock November 9, 2009Jennifer Weil

Yves Saint Laurent's new Opium bottle.


Opium Perfume Returns With New Look

Thirty-two years after Opium’s introduction, Yves Saint Laurent Parfums is relaunching the women’s eau de parfum and eau de toilette versions.

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Mark Badgley, Kristina Haugland and James Mischka.


Philadelphia Museum of Art Honors Marotta

Two years after his death, Tom Marotta, who was vice president of couture at Saks Fifth Avenue, is being honored in his hometown.

clock November 9, 2009Kathleen Nicholson Webber

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Names Castro Martinez to New Post

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton named Paloma Castro Martinez its group director of global corporate affairs, a new post.

clock November 9, 2009Miles Socha and Elena Berton

From left:Felix Rey’s sequin clutch. Lulu Guinness’ bag. Valentino’s leather bag. Erickson Beamon’s gold vermeil and crystal brooch. Slane & Slane’s freshwater pearl and silver necklace. Sonia Rykiel’s bow


Spring 2010 Accessories Trend: Girlish Notions

Girls who like their fashion on the frothy side will get a few of their favorite things this spring with accessories that range from the prim to the saucy.

clock November 9, 2009Shoshanna Fischhoff


Today's Must Read

Emerald Fennell, Regina King, and Chloé Zhao


Get to Know the Female Directors Making History at the Golden Globes

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Social Studies

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