Struggle Over Pricing: Firms Face Rising Costs, Fear Angering Shoppers

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Kay Krill


Ann Taylor Moves to Profit in Second Quarter

Specialty retailer Ann Taylor posted a profit of $18.6 million, compared with a loss of $18 million in the year-ago period.

clock August 20, 2010David Moin

Kristen Bell in Louis Vuitton.

Fashion Features

Louis Vuitton Celebrates New Boutique

The brand celebrated its new boutique in Santa Monica Place with a blow out bash Thursday night.

clock August 20, 2010Marcy Medina

The new look of Nordstrom’s homepage.

Designer and Luxury

Nordstrom Revamps Web Experience

The retailer Nordstrom has relaunched its Web site — the first major overhaul in 10 years.

clock August 20, 2010David Moin

Christine Schwarzman


Dolce & Gabbana’s Southampton Luncheon

Samantha Rosen, Nina Davidson and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff hosted their annual lunch with Dolce & Gabbana.

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The scene at the August 22 Chanel surf party in Montauk.


Chanel at the Montauk Shore

The Crow’s Nest in Montauk was Chanel Central on Saturday.

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Grace Coddington


Memo Pad: Coddington Memoir… TV Camera Ready…

Grace Coddington, creative director of Vogue, is working on a memoir.

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Charm Rose, the new fragrance from Thomas Sabo.


German Jeweler Sabo Enters Fragrance

Thomas Sabo brand is launching a scent, called Charm Rose.

clock August 23, 2010Susan Stone


Analysts: Rising Costs to Impact Key Firms

UBS analysts name J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, Dollar Tree, VF among firms exposed to increased expenditures.

clock August 23, 2010Vicki M. Young

Shipping capacity is down, sending rates up sharply.

Business Features

Fashion Industry Struggles Over Pricing

In fashion circles, inflation already has taken root. Costs are rising in virtually every link of the supply chain.

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They Are Wearing Manhattan

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing:They’ll Take Manhattan

This town provides an ongoing fashion feast. Even on sizzling days when comfort means the bare minimum, New Yorkers know how to look great.

clock August 23, 2010Bobbi Queen

Naty Abascal and Ana-Maria Abascal with Helio Guerreiro, Ibiza, Spain 1964

Fashion Scoops

Celebrating Avedon… Sweet Carolina… Selfridges, Dolce & Gabbana Split…

The Richard Avedon Foundation will auction an enormous print of the “Dovima With Elephants” at Christie’s Paris.

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Today's Must Read

Talitha Getty by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, February 1970.


Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

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Social Studies