Let the Hunt Begin: Cash-Rich Companies Eager to Make Deals

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Fashion’s game of deal or no deal is heating up for 2010 and it seems almost everyone is looking to play a part.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Jos. A. Bank to Add Tuxedo Rentals

Jos. A Bank will dip its toe into the tuxedo rental business this month with a test initiative in about 5 percent of its doors.

clock January 6, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

True Religion tapped Lynne Koplin as its chief operating officer.


True Religion Names Koplin to COO Role

Industry veteran Lynne Koplin will oversee operations of True Religion Apparel Inc.

clock January 6, 2010Ross Tucker

Lady Gaga

Fashion Scoops

Lady Gaga Headlines Fashion Week Fete

Lady Gaga will be shaking up things again at this upcoming fashion week.

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A look from Faster.

Designer and Luxury

Full Speed Ahead: Mark Fast Designs a New Line

The Canadian designer and Central Saint Martins grad Mark Fast is launching a lower-priced line of nylon and elastane knits, dubbed Faster, for spring.

clock January 7, 2010Venessa Lau

6126's "Deserve" edgy asymmetrical dress.

Fashion Scoops

Lindsay Lohan Accused of Copying Designs

Lindsay Lohan expanded 6126 apparel line is drawing heat from the blogosphere and designer James Lillis.

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A rendering of a new Rebecca Taylor shop-in-shop in Japan.

Ready To Wear

Rebecca Taylor’s Major Expansion in Japan

Rebecca Taylor just signed a three-year deal with Itochu Fashion System Co. Ltd.

clock January 7, 2010Julee Kaplan

A dress from BTween.

Fashion Features

BTween Targets Tweens Wth Style

Bobby Terzi launches BTween, a new brand of tween apparel for girls sizes 7 to 16.

clock January 7, 2010Julee Kaplan

A selection of eco-friendly buttons.


Denim Firms Push to Innovate

Denim mills are pushing the frontiers of innovation, from balance-enhancing jeanswear to eco-friendly trims.

clock January 7, 2010Katya Foreman

A fall men’s look.


Men’s Line From Racing Royalty Gains Speed

Petra Ecclestone, daughter of billionaire Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, draws much of her design inspiration from speed racers.

clock January 7, 2010Samantha Conti

Barneys brings together an array of Prada products.


Barneys Opens Revamped Prada Men’s Shop

Barneys New York is showing the love to Prada, its largest men’s wear vendor.

clock January 7, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Corinne Grassini

Designer and Luxury

Designers’ Second Acts

The ranks of young designers launching a secondary line certainly aren’t thinning these days.

clock January 7, 2010Venessa Lau and Mayte Allende

Abigail Breslin


Drama Majors: Hollywood Starlets on Broadway

Abigail Breslin, Evan Rachel Wood and Zoe Kazan are a few of Broadway’s leading ladies this season.

clock January 7, 2010Vanessa Lawrence


Fashion’s M&A Scene Heating Up

Among the companies publicly scouting or said to be on the prowl for acquisitions are Nike, PPR, Li & Fung and VF.

clock January 7, 2010Evan Clark

Gilbert Harrison, Millard Drexler and William Susman.


Financo Sets Retail Panel

Mickey Drexler, Sir Phillip Green, and Betsey McLaughlin to speak at event.

clock January 7, 2010David Moin

Human Resources

Gilt Groupe Promotes Christian Leone

Christian Leone is now vice president of brand relations, a new position, at Gilt Groupe.

clock January 7, 2010Cate T. Corcoran

Designer and Luxury

Gucci, Richemont Units Near Deal with Bank of China

Bank of China appears ready to pay $300,000 to end an inquest into its handling of a counterfeiter’s financial records.

clock January 7, 2010Matthew Lynch


Christopher & Banks Net Up 76 Percent

Specialty retailer Christopher & Banks, hurt by tax rate, misses analysts’ estimates.

clock January 7, 2010Alexandra Steigrad


Family Dollar Apparel Sales Slip, Net Grows in Q1

Family Dollar Store’s net revenues for the quarter ended Nov. 28 rose 3.9 percent.

clock January 7, 2010Evan Clark


Retail Stocks Creep Up Wednesday

S&P Retail Index finished Wednesday’s session at 413.96, up 0.93 points.

clock January 7, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Inside the Diptyque store.


Diptyque Alights on Madison Avenue

Parisian fragrance marketer Diptyque has opened a flagship on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, its second shop in the city.

clock January 7, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Designer and Luxury

Cooper-Hewitt Museum Names Bill Moggridge Director

Bill Moggridge, who designed the first laptop computer and cofounded the design firm Ideo, becomes director of the Cooper-Hewitt museum.

clock January 7, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

An image from Dior’s fashion campaign.


Glossy Karlie… Vogue and Lucky Launch Partnerships… New Gravy Train…

“Karlie Kloss smoldered with the same intensity…as a young Lauren Bacall,” John Galliano said, describing the spring Dior ads.

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Daily Stock Wrap: January 6, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

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Foot Locker’s $1.1 Billion Acquisition Binge

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