Barneys Finds Its Man? Mark Lee Said Close to Taking Over as CEO

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Barneys New York might have a chief executive officer at last. Mark Lee, who stepped down as Gucci’s president and ceo in December 2008, is in advanced talks to become ceo of Barneys.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Higher-End Fashion to Take Spotlight in Dallas

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Leather handbags by Henri Lou.

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Dallas FIG Feels Trade Show Squeeze

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Ralph Lauren is launching the fall Childrenswear collection with a virtual storybook.

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren Childrenswear Launches ‘The RL Gang’

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Club Monaco’s comps climbed 25 percent as full price sales grew 35 percent.

Designer and Luxury

Polo 1st-Qtr. Net Climbs 57.3%

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Cartier Sues E-tailer HauteLook

Upscale watchmaker Cartier alleges the web site sold damaged and used watches without authorization.

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Kenneth Cole Swings to Second-Quarter Profit

At Kenneth Cole, improved apparel offerings drive sales gains.

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Akhtar Nawab is in the kitchen at the Mexican joint in Soho.

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Men’s Brand De Corato Plots Retail Rollout

Former Luigi Borelli CEO has luxe line under his own name.

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Viktor & Rolf’s linen jacket, Dolce & Gabbana’s cotton shirt and Simon Spurr’s wool pants. Gucci scarf and Giorgio Armani shoes.

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Matt Bomer Channels Old Hollywood Elegance

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Eye Trend: Mad Hatters

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The day’s gainers and losers.

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