The New Trend in M&A: Innovation Is the Key, Synergy Gets Sidelined

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An Herve Leger storefront.

Designer and Luxury

BCBG Boosts Hervé Léger Store Openings

Number of units worldwide rising to 19.

clock August 6, 2010Rachel Brown

Kerry Washington in Ralph Lauren Collection top and Ralph Lauren Blue Label shorts.


Drinks at Ralph Lauren

Cocktail hour in East Hampton Saturday night was spent at the Ralph Lauren boutique where there was a party in honor of Priscilla Rattazzi.

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Prince Albert in Louis Vuitton with Charlene Wittstock.


Royalty in Water Mill

Jay McInerney and Anne Hearst opened their Water Mill estate on Saturday night for a party to benefit the Princess Grace Foundation.

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Sarah Jessica Parker


Screening ‘The Big C’ in the Hamptons

A bronzed group of socials and celebrities came together at Donna Karan’s East Hampton estate for a screening of a TV series about a woman with skin cancer.

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Belk operates 306 stores.

Business Features

Belk Names Kathryn Bufano President

Belk picks woman outside family for top executive role.

clock August 9, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Harald Vogt

Human Resources

Vogt, Founder of Scent Marketing Institute, Dies

Harald Vogt, founder and president of the Scent Marketing Institute, died July 28 of a heart attack. He was 51.

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Bernard Perris, circa 1984.

Designer and Luxury

Obit: Bernard Perris, French Designer

Bernard Perris, the French designer known for producing ready-to-wear with a couture flourish, has died of cancer.

clock August 10, 2010Joelle Diderich


Inter Parfums Net Up 26.7%

Inter Parfums attributes results to expanding brand portfolio.

clock August 10, 2010Matthew W. Evans

The Jiangsu Redbud Textile Co. in China participated in NRDC’s audit and put the best practices to the test.

Government and Trade

NRDC Widens Scope of Eco Textile Program

Organization targets Bangladesh for a new pilot project, as existing pollution control initiatives in China expand.

clock August 10, 2010Kristi Ellis


Siddiqi Joins Sterling Trade

Nasim Siddiqi responsible for business development at unit of Sterling Factors.

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Koos Manufacturing is expanding with a new knits line from Big Star and a new denim label called 1974.


Koos Denim Broadens Reach

Koos to introduce 1974 jeans label, as well as knit tops for Big Star and Goldschmied.

clock August 10, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Irving Place Capital partnered with Creative Artists Agency to form Star Avenue Capital and acquire a majority interest in premium denim company J Brand.


Is Fashion Ready to Break New M&A Ground?

Looking beyond the traditional boundaries of fashion can lead to a big payoff, but also carries risks.

clock August 10, 2010Evan Clark

The “Milly” handbag.

Designer and Luxury

Milly Ventures Into Accessories

Flirty sportswear brand Milly launches handbags and jewelry.

clock August 10, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton in Vera Wang.

Fashion Scoops

Chelsea Clinton Said Honeymooning in Africa… Tommy Hilfiger, The Legend…

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky are honeymooning in South Africa, according to sources.

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Topshop Expands in Japan

Fast-fashion retailer Topshop’s new Tokyo store will be located in the lively shopping district of Shinjuku.

clock August 10, 2010Kelly Wetherille

Mi Jong Lee’s “Water” dress.

Designer and Luxury

Mi Jong Lee Takes Designs to Paris

New York designer Mi Jong Lee’s dresses will be showcased alongside Ernestine Ruben’s photographs at “Images au Corps” exhibit.

clock August 10, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Constance White


Constance White Exits eBay… I-D’s New Editor… From the Heart…

EBay’s style director, Constance White, is leaving the company.

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A look from Collette by Collette Dinnigan.

Fashion Features

Now, Voyager: Collette Dinnigan Launches Contemporary Line

“It’s very much a travel-leisure collection — much more relaxed and bohemian,” says Australian designer Collette Dinnigan of her new line.

clock August 10, 2010Venessa Lau

Aisle New York’s splash page.

Designer and Luxury

The Aisle New York Site Looks to Woo Brides

The fashion-forward bridal site will showcase labels such as Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa and Alberta Ferretti.

clock August 10, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg


Daily Stock Wrap: August 10, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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Hero Cosmetics Rescue Mission Holiday Kit


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Social Studies

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