The Climb Back Begins: Men’s Specialty Stores Seeing Signs of Uptick

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Look closely — there are signs of hope emerging in the beleaguered specialty store world.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Hilary Swank


Stars Flock to Etam Party

A dizzying river of VIPS, including Hilary Swank, packed into the Ritz hotel to take in the latest looks from the Natalia for Etam lingerie and swimwear line.

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Inter Parfums Sales Up in Fourth-Quarter

At New York-based Inter Parfums Inc., fourth-quarter revenues increased 13.1 percent.

clock January 26, 2010Brid Costello

Karine Silla and Vincent Perez

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Jean Paul Gaultier Couture

Inès de la Fressange, Karine Silla, Vincent Perez, Melissa Mars and Farida Khelfa packed the front row at Jean Paul Gaultier’s Couture show.

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Paulina Nemcova

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Elie Saab

Elsa Pataky, Olga Kurylenko and Paulina Nemcova attended Elie Saab’s couture show for spring 2010.

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A Rick Owens hoodie on the runway.


Hoodies Gain Iconic Status

The hoodie is sure to figure in lists of the defining fashion trends of the Noughties.

clock January 28, 2010Natasha Montrose

Velvet Heart

Ready To Wear

Contemporary Label Velvet Heart Aims High

Moshe Tsabag, the apparel veteran who built juniors label Hot Kiss into a $100 million business, has moved on to the young contemporary sector.

clock January 28, 2010Kristin Studeman

A look from Bench.


Bread & Butter Gains Ground in Berlin

Bread & Butter reported strong foot traffic despite poor weather conditions.

clock January 28, 2010Jessica Saltz

Levi’s is pushing sustainability in its stores.


Anderson Talks Sustainability at UC Berkeley

Levi Strauss & Co. chief executive officer John Anderson spoke to graduate business students at the University of California at Berkeley.

clock January 28, 2010Joanna Ramey

Lady Antebellum


Lady Antebellum Readies for Grammys

Lady Antebellum, which just released its sophomore album, is up for two Grammys this Sunday.

clock January 28, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Tilda Swinton


Sundance Style

Stars this year dressed more city than chalet, with Tilda Swinton leading the pack.

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Butch Blum


Men’s Specialty Stores See Positive Signs for 2010

Beleaguered specialty store world is hopeful, but retailers say incentives will still have to be offered to lure shoppers.

clock January 28, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Timo Weiland


Progressive Fashion, Value Pricing at Capsule New York

Capsule was home base for the trade show scene’s cool kids this season.

clock January 28, 2010David Lipke

The new venue at The Tunnel.


Vendors See Improvement at ENK NYC Show

Vendors positive at the revamped and relocated ENK NYC; old-time looks continue to saturate the contemporary sportswear market.

clock January 28, 2010Brenner Thomas



MRket NY Draws 250 Brands to Javits Center

MRket NY achieved critical mass this season as traditional classification vendors appeared to adopt the new event.

clock January 28, 2010Brenner Thomas

Arnold Zimberg

Ready To Wear

At Project New York, Buyers Positive About Future

Denim, T-shirt lines and a distinct Los Angeles aesthetic dominated Project New York.

clock January 28, 2010David Lipke

Business Features

Tod’s Sales Rise

Tod’s SpA said that 2009 consolidated revenues inched up 0.8 percent to 713.1 million euros, or $991.2 million.

clock January 28, 2010Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Sarkozy Calls for Monetary Reform

In Davos, Sarkozy launched a veiled attack aimed at China’s alleged undervalued yuan.

clock January 28, 2010John Zarocostas

Shanghai Expo under construction.

Government and Trade

Shanghai Readies World Expo

For six months beginning in May, Shanghai will be turned into what might be best described as the world’s largest trade fair.

clock January 28, 2010Kathleen E. McLaughlin


Elizabeth Arden Profits Rise in Second Quarter

Improved trends in travel retail and gains at U.S. mass retailers helped Elizabeth Arden post 54 percent profit growth in the second quarter.

clock January 28, 2010Molly Prior


Retail Stocks Up 0.6% Wednesday

S&P Retail Index rose 2.17 points as the Fed reaffirmed its intention to keep short-term interest rates steady.

clock January 28, 2010Evan Clark


Seibu to Close Ginza Store

Seibu Department Stores will close its Yurakucho unit this year, Sogo & Seibu Co. Ltd. said Wednesday.

clock January 28, 2010Koji Hirano


Hanesbrands Reports Fourth-Quarter Loss

Hanesbrands posted a loss in the fourth quarter, but expects 5 percent sales growth in 2010.

clock January 28, 2010Vicki M. Young


Daily Stock Wrap: January 27, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

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Designer and Luxury

Moncler Names Barrato

Moncler has tapped Joseph J. Barrato as president of Moncler North America.

clock January 28, 2010Luisa Zargani

Mariano Rivera for Canali.


Mariano Rivera Poses for Canali… The Race for iPad Apps…

New York Yankees’ star closer Mariano Rivera will appear in Canali’s spring advertising campaign.

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The Art of Craftsmanship Revisited: New York

Designer and Luxury

LVMH, Parsons Create New Program

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc. and Parsons The New School for Design are teaming up to shine some light on artisans.

clock January 28, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Margherita Missoni

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Valentino: Jet Set Renewal

Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Margherita Missoni and Lauren Santo Domingo turned out for the Valentino couture show.

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Albertus Swanepoel

Fashion Scoops

Hats Off for Albertus Swanepoel…Christian Dior in Shanghai…

Milliner Albertus Swanepoel has enjoyed both editorial exposure and critical accolades, but is anticipating a higher profile this coming fall.

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