Some Breathing Room: Bailout of Dubai Eases Barneys Sale Pressure

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Barneys New York is hanging on. As the retailer’s ultimate parent company revealed a $10 billion lifeline from Abu Dhabi, speculation continues to swirl over Barneys’ future.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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In Brief: Iconix Renews Three Licensing Agreements

Iconix Brand Group Inc. has renewed its direct-to-retail licensing agreements for the Candie’s, Fieldcrest and Waverly brands.

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Kohl’s Said Eyeing Broadway Site

Kohl’s Corp. is stepping up its search for its first Manhattan location.

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Human Resources

Obit: Designer Linda Segal, 56

Linda Segal, a Houston designer known for her sexy separates and eye for detail, died at home last month after a 2 1/2-year battle with breast cancer.

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Ready To Wear

In Brief: Brandon Thomas Adds Sportswear

Brandon Thomas Design, a moderate-priced private label manufacturer, has opened a sportswear separates division.

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Government and Trade

Customs Seeks Strong Partners as Deadlines Approach

Ensuring initiatives to make U.S. ports more secure don’t interrupt the flow of trade is becoming increasingly challenging and will require more outreach.

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Government and Trade

Textile Industry Advocate Jock Nash to Retire

Jock Nash, a textile industry advocate, Washington counsel and voice for South Carolina textile magnate Roger Milliken for almost 25 years, is retiring.

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Novozyme uses enzymes in fabric processing.


Novozyme Unveil Eco-Friendly Knitwear Product

Biotechnology company Novozyme made a fashion splash during the U.N.’s climate summit in Copenhagen.

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Delfina Delettrez’s new customization jewelry kit.

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Houses Go D.I.Y.

Dolce & Gabbana solicited customer feedback via YouTube, and Giuseppi Zanotti has conceived a boot that lights up in various colors selected by the wearer.

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Inspired by the characters Carla, Claudia and Luisa, respectively: Jean Paul Gaultier's bra and Victoria's Secret's underwear. Dolce & Gabbana's silk bodysuit. Kiki de Montparnasse's stretch jersey and silk chiffon monokini.

Fashion Features

Ciao, Bella: Sixties Fashions Inspired by the Film ‘Nine’

Here, costume designer Colleen Atwood’s take on sizzling Sixties styles for WWD.

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Rupert Friend: What A Prince

Actor Rupert Friend is crowned as Prince Albert in the new flick “The Young Victoria.”

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A still from “The Young Victoria.”


Fit for a Queen: Dressing the Characters of Period Film “The Young Victoria”

The veteran designer Sandy Powell discusses her creations for the film “The Young Victoria.”

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Henry Cavill and Frida Giannini

Fashion Scoops

Giddy Up at Gucci Masters… Missoni’s Mambo… Shopping Elton John’s Closet…

Henry Cavill, the hot British actor, watched the finals of The Gucci Masters, a four-day equestrian competition.

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Daily Stock Wrap: December 14, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

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CIT Sweetens Small Business Loans

CIT said it will waive $1,000 fee for participants in SBA program.

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Online Shoppers Moving Away from Credit

Debit cards and cash gaining favor in rough economy.

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FashInvest Aims to Connect Entrepreneurs, Investors

Networking venue FashInvest is designed to connect angel investors and venture capitalists with fashion folk.

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Lacoste Launches New Accessories Venture

Lacoste is moving into the high-end accessories business, ends long relationship with Samsonite.

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Looks from Who.A.U.’s Web site.


Korean Retailer Who.A.U. to Open in N.Y.

The little-known youth-oriented foreign retailer Who.A.U. is trying to break into the U.S. market.

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Barneys’ Reprieve: Abu Dhabi Bails Out Dubai

Barneys’ ultimate parent company, Dubai World’s, gets lifeline, enabling the luxe retailer to put off a sale or bankruptcy — for now.

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Saks Ends ‘Poison Pill’ Provision

Luxe retailer Saks Inc. on Monday ended a “poison pill” provision in its shareholders’ rights plan that it had adopted last year to prevent a takeover.

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Israel Departs Sears

Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s top apparel executive, Craig Israel, has left the company.

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Sogecos Lines Up Financing for Cosmoprof Exhibitors

Italian trade show organizer Sogecos will provide short-term loans for Italian exhibitors.

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Alberto-Culver Inks Deal to Buy U.K.’s Simple Health & Beauty

Alberto-Culver said it will fund $389.8 million acquisition of Simple Health & Beauty “substantially from existing cash.”

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Annie Liebovitz Snaps Britney Spears… Final Say… Group Dynamics…

Annie Liebovitz has shot Britney Spears for an upcoming Candies for Kohl’s ad campaign.

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Project New York Moves to SoHo

The trade show Project New York will relocate in January to 82 Mercer Street.

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Designer and Luxury

Singer Joins Versace Board, Buccola Named CFO

Gianni Versace SpA names Robert Singer to its board.

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The Wall of Light in the new United Nude store in Amsterdam.


Two Of A Kind: Sharing the Koolhaas Name

Architect’s younger namesake and second cousin, Rem Koolhaas, is forging his own design identity.

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Human Resources

Melanie Kusin Headed to Korn/Ferry

Melanie Kusin becomes vice chairman and senior client partner at the recruiting firm Korn/Ferry.

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Colleen Atwood working on “Nine.”


Costume Designer Colleen Atwood’s “Nine” Lives

Costume designer Colleen Atwood discusses working on the new film “Nine,” Rob Marshall’s adaptation of Federico Fellini’s 1963 “8½.”

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