Looking Past the Olsens: Fresh Group of Starlets Vying for Tween Dollars

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Beth Ditto and Jean Charles de Castelbajac

Fashion Scoops

Beth Ditto Lights Up Paris

A flame-haired Beth Ditto serenaded Parisian crowds at department store BHV.

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Bolland to Take Top Post at Marks & Spencer

Supermarket executive Marc Bolland to succeed Sir Stuart Rose as chief executive next year.

clock November 18, 2009Nina Jones


Perry Ellis Profits Fall 17.2 Percent

Profits for Perry Ellis fell in the third quarter, but still came in ahead of analysts’ projections as gross margins improved.

clock November 18, 2009Evan Clark


Retail Apparel Prices Drop in Month, Up for Year

Retail apparel prices declined a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent in October compared with September.

clock November 18, 2009Liza Casabona

Johnny Depp


Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter Step Out for Tim Burton Benefit

The Museum of Modern Art took a trip to the dark side Tuesday night when it paid tribute to Tim Burton alongside fans like Johnny Depp and Brooke Shields.

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Francisco Costa and Penélope Cruz


Penélope Cruz and Pals at “Broken Embraces” Screening

Penélope Cruz’s “Nine” co-stars Marion Cotillard and Fergie joined her at a Cinema Society screening of her new flick.

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Leighton Meester


Leighton Meester Pipes Up

“Gossip Girl” by day, pop star by night.

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Government and Trade

Obama Wants South Korean Trade Deal Done

U.S. and South Korea free trade agreement still faces hurdles in Congress.

clock November 19, 2009Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Ali Ro will add sportswear to its mix.

Ready To Wear

Ali Ro Expands Into Sportswear

Ali Ro, the contemporary dress brand, is upping the ante by adding a full range of sportswear.

clock November 19, 2009Julee Kaplan



Liz Lange and Jane Wagman Launch Shopping Site

Liz Lange and her sister, Jane Wagman, have an addiction to shopping.

clock November 19, 2009Julee Kaplan

A JVN look for spring.

Ready To Wear

Jovani Heads Into Contemporary with JVN

Jovani, normally a brand known for its prom looks, will launch a full contemporary sportswear label called JVN.

clock November 19, 2009Julee Kaplan

Kimora Lee Simmons, Thomas Krever and Rob Smith.


Fashion Crowd Raises $1.2M for Hetrick-Martin Institute

A crowd of 750 converged on Cipriani Wall Street, raising nearly $1.2 million for the Hetrick-Martin Institute.

clock November 19, 2009David Moin

Bold styling from Calvin Klein X.


Calvin Klein Underwear Launches X Collection

Calvin Klein is marking the men’s underwear market with a big “X.”

clock November 19, 2009Brenner Thomas

An interior view of the new Hackett store.


British Label Hackett Opens Flagship in Paris

London-based men’s wear label Hackett is beefing up its French presence with its first flagship in Paris.

clock November 19, 2009Emilie Marsh


Mike Cohen Named President of Hickey Freeman

Mike Cohen, who resigned earlier this week as president of Oxxford Clothes, has been named president of Hickey Freeman.

clock November 19, 2009Brenner Thomas

Raúl Martinez


Memo Pad: Steiner Exits Vogue… Layoffs at BusinessWeek…

Following the resignation of Vogue design director Danko Steiner, Anna Wintour tapped Raúl Martinez as creative consultant.

clock November 18, 2009Amy Wicks


Daily Stock Wrap: November 18, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

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Gisèle Theriault and Alicia Keys.


Alicia Keys Launching Jewelry Line

Alicia Keys will introduce a jewelry collection called The Barber’s Daughters at a temporary shop at Collette Blanchard Gallery.

clock November 19, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Fashion’s Night Out Rescheduled

Next year’s Fashion’s Night Out has been rescheduled to Friday, Sept. 10, instead of Sept. 9.

clock November 19, 2009David Moin

Fruit of the Loom’s cotton tank top.

Fashion Features

Men’s Innerwear Trend: Keep It Brief

Men’s underwear manufacturers are concentrating on more traditional and sober offerings.

clock November 19, 2009Alex Badia

Paul and Pauline Smith.

Fashion Scoops

Trilling for Tiffany’s… Stella’s Gap Encore… New Spot…

“I like a natural tree with a few fairy lights,” said Sir Paul Smith during Tiffany’s annual holiday party.

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Pharrell Williams

Designer and Luxury

Pharrell Williams Partners With Moncler

Moncler is teaming with Grammy-winning musician Pharrell Williams, who designed a special edition of men’s jackets.

clock November 19, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Keke Palmer as the namesake character from “True Jackson, VP”

Fashion Features

Young Celebrities Vie for Tween Dollars

Miley Cyrus, Keke Palmer and Selena Gomez compete in the $7.5 billion tween market.

clock November 19, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

Emanuel Chirico


PVH Earnings Jump 56% in Third Quarter

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.’s earnings jumped more than 50 percent, boosted by stronger-than-expected performances at all of its wholesale and retail divisions.

clock November 19, 2009David Lipke


In Paris, Rabanne Redecorates VIP Room Club

Inspired by his blockbuster 1 Million men’s scent, Paco Rabanne has redecorated parts of the VIP Room Theater nightclub on Paris’ Rue de Rivoli.

clock November 19, 2009Abigail Friedman


Symrise Buys Futura Labs

Symrise has agreed to acquire Futura Labs Group, a flavors and fragrances manufacturer in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

clock November 19, 2009Jennifer Weil


After 36 Years, J.C. Penney Ends ‘Big Book’ Catalogue

The 36-year-old big book had the heft of a telephone book and ranged from 900 to 1,500 pages.

clock November 19, 2009David Moin


Hot Topic Profits Decline in 3rd Quarter

Hot Topic Inc. reports slowdown in apparel revenues and overall sales contributed to lower profits in the third quarter.

clock November 19, 2009Matthew Lynch

Human Resources

Brief: Book Documents 100 Years of L’Oréal

Coinciding with L’Oréal’s centenary celebrations, “L’Oréal 1909-2009,” a tome penned by Jacques Marseille, bowed in France in September.

clock November 19, 2009Laura Balsollier

Designer and Luxury

Key to Luxe Boost: Turning to New Categories

Down but not out, the luxury market should look to new categories — along with female and older consumers — to boost its bottom line in 2010.

clock December 1, 2009Emilie Marsh and Andrew Roberts


EBay Fined Over LVMH Fragrance Sales

EBay was fined by a court here for failing to prevent the trade of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA’s fragrances and cosmetics on its French Web site.

clock December 1, 2009Elena Berton


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