Retailers Plan Capex Boom

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Fashion chains are boosting capital expenditures by tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars this year, looking beyond the questionable consumer spending outlook as they vie for market share.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Uma Thurman in Calvin Klein Collection.


Ladies’ Night Out in Cannes

Calvin Klein Collection and the Independent Filmmaker Project threw a party celebrating the women of Cannes.

clock May 13, 2011Katya Foreman

Cara Delevigne, Poppy Delevigne, Lily Donaldson


Burberry Brit Hits London

Rising indie band Life in Film played a set at the store’s official opening party.

clock May 13, 2011Nina Jones


Dillard’s Reinvents, Profits Gain

Better sales and lower expenses helped lift first-quarter profits 57.2 percent.

clock May 15, 2011Evan Clark

LeVian flower ring with black and white diamonds.


Jewelers Adapt to Changing Consumer

JCK trade show exhibitors have come up with ways to keep costs down while luring in frugal shoppers.

clock May 16, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Diane Kruger

Fashion Scoops

Diane Kruger’s Bold Face… Karl Lagerfeld Does amfAR Show…

A giant portrait of Diane Kruger has been put up in Cannes, part of an outdoor exhibition of portraits by German photographer Marcel Hartmann.

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Bag Snob’s Tina Craig and Kelly Cook and their new collection for DKNY.


DKNY, Bag Snob Bloggers Team Up

Tina Craig and Kelly Cook are collaborating with the brand on a collection of handbags called Bag Snob x DKNY.

clock May 16, 2011Roxanne Robinson


Jason Wu’s Wide Web

The designer’s legitimate Twitter account launches today under the handle “MissWu_NY.”

clock May 16, 2011Venessa Lau

Amanda Warner photographed at New York’s Manitoba’s Bar.


Amanda Warner’s Way

Performing under the acronym MNDR, the 28-year-old is taking dance floor tracks to new heights by stripping her shows way down.

clock May 16, 2011Tara Bonet-Black

Ralph Lauren


Memo Pad: Oprah Meets Ralph Lauren… Conde Nast Spain, El Pais Team Up…

With the end of her farewell season just days away, Oprah Winfrey secured herself a particularly fashionable and rare television interview — Ralph Lauren.

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A view of Macy’s.


Retailers Plan Capex Boom

Capital expenditures are on the rise as chains fight for market share by bolstering both online operations and old-line stores.

clock May 16, 2011Evan Clark

Richard Leeds International has signed a licensing agreement with the NBA and Chorion to produce a collection of sleepwear, loungewear and intimates bearing NBA team names and logos.


Richard Leeds Scores NBA Sleepwear Line

Deal includes a co-branding contract with the Little Miss and Mr. Men apparel program starring Little Miss Sunshine.

clock May 16, 2011Karyn Monget

Folli Follie New York City Flagship


Folli Follie Sets Plan for U.S. Expansion

The 29-year-old company is aggressively pursuing the American wholesale market as part of its goal to become a global brand.

clock May 16, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Katherine Kwei’s embossed leather clutch; Nicholas Kirkwood’s suede, patent leather and mesh bootie, and Eddie Borgo’s sterling silver-plated brass necklace with hematite beads and a silk tassel.

Fashion Trends

Accessories Trend: On the Fringe

Whether jumbo or miniature, the ornamental tassel is getting major play for fall.

clock May 16, 2011Roxanne Robinson


De Beers Jewellers Names U.S. CEO

Most recently, Devon Pike was a senior vice president of digital at Juicy Couture.

clock May 16, 2011Marc Karimzadeh


Gucci Veteran James McArthur Joins Anya Hindmarch

Company taps new ceo in bid to expand internationally and further develop the brand.

clock May 16, 2011Samantha Conti


Today's Must Read

Emerald Fennell, Regina King, and Chloé Zhao


Get to Know the Female Directors Making History at the Golden Globes

clock 7hKristen Tauer

Social Studies

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