Mixing High and Low a New Retail Reality

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Meet the extreme cross-shopper. They shop luxe and they shop discount, fulfilling both practical and psychological needs along the way.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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P&G Beauty Profits Increase 3%

SK-II skin care line became the first brand in the firm’s prestige beauty division to chalk up more than $1 billion in annual sales.

clock April 27, 2012Evan Clark

Brunello Cucinelli

Designer and Luxury

Brunello Cucinelli Shares Soar on Debut

Stock rises almost 50 percent in its first day of trading on the Milan Stock Exchange.

clock April 29, 2012Alessandra Turra

Lia Sophia jewelry


Lia Sophia’s International Push

The digital jewelry brand navigates new selling strategies for global markets.

clock April 30, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

James Jean earrings


James Jean: Artful Dabbler

The artist has transformed his colorful paintings into a line of silk scarves and jewelry called OVM.

clock April 30, 2012Marcy Medina

Havaianas’ spring 2012 ad campaign.


Havaianas Celebrates 50 Years

The brand marks its birthday as June 14, 1962 — the day the intellectual property patent on its “Original” rubber flip-flop style was filed in São Paulo.

clock April 30, 2012Rachel Strugatz

An Isaac Reina bag.

Leather Goods

Seems Like Old Times: Young Designers Embrace Leather Crafting

Three Parisian accessories labels are tapping artisans to help produce their luxury lines, using venerable techniques but with a modern aesthetic.

clock April 30, 2012Katya Foreman

A Corum watch.


Watch Brands Set Up Shop in Florida

South Florida has become a gateway to Caribbean and Latin American expansion for a number of companies.

clock April 30, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Samsonite’s lightweight Lift carry-on.

Business Features

Samsonite CEO Tim Parker Talks Strategy

Executive credits the introduction of region-specific luggage as instrumental in helping the company’s sales reach a record $1.56 billion last year.

clock April 30, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Protesters outside the annual meeting.

Designer and Luxury

Pinault Discusses Fnac, Puma at AGM

Trade union members gathered outside the annual general meeting of French retail-to-luxury group PPR to protest against job cuts.

clock April 29, 2012Joelle Diderich

Eric Wiseman


VF Sees Cause for Optimism in Denim

Seven gains momentum as cost pressures are ready to ease.

clock April 27, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Mergers and Acquisitions

Ittierre Denies Interest in Aquascutum

Spokesman said company has no plans to buy the troubled brand.

clock April 27, 2012Samantha Conti and Luisa Zargani


Karen Neuburger Returns to Namesake Brand

Delta Galil Industries has retained the designer as a consultant for its KN Karen Neuburger sleepwear brand.

clock April 27, 2012Karyn Monget

Clockwise from top: Dax Gabler’s python clutch, $990; Khirma Eliazov’s python and stingray clutch, $685; Kotur’s snakeskin clutch, $560; Beirn’s water-snake clutch, $335.

Fashion Features

A New Market for Exotics

Clever techniques and fresh options in skins are making exotic products more affordable for a broader customer base.

clock April 30, 2012Rachel Strugatz

A Nixon advertisement


Accessories Brands Benefit From M&A Activity

Be it economically driven, or brand driven, accessories companies are getting an infusion of capital from investors.

clock April 30, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Girard-Perregaux’s “Mechanics of Style: A Journal for the Modern Gentleman.”


Watch Companies Launch Digital Initiatives

Three long-established, high-end brands are kicking up their online presence.

clock April 30, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Sonia Rykiel’s opaque resin brooches; Lulu Guinness’ Perspex clutch; Aldo’s patent leather clutch.

Accessory Trends

Fall 2012 Accessories Trend: Ceci N’Est Pas Une Bouche

The season’s Surrealist accessories are worth a second look.

clock April 30, 2012Jessica Iredale

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

Marketing and Promotion

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff Launches SWW Creative

Executive is leaving her post at Lincoln Center to start her own agency that seeks to forge new partnerships in fashion, beauty and entertainment.

clock April 30, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fern Mallis and Calvin Klein

Fashion Features

Pratt Institute Honors Fern Mallis With Lifetime Achievement Award

In a video presentation, fashion designers praised her for bringing the fashion industry together.

clock April 30, 2012Lisa Lockwood and Jessica Iredale

A Sephora virtual gift via Wrapp’s gifting service.


Wrapp Gifting Service Makes U.S. Debut

Business model marries social media with e-commerce and gives retailers a cost-effective way to prospect for new customers in the virtual gift card arena.

clock April 30, 2012Vicki M. Young

A bag from Smythson.

Human Resources

Andy Janowski Takes Reins at Smythson

Jacques Bahbout, owner of the British luxury leather goods and stationery brand, will still serve as the company’s chairman.

clock April 30, 2012Nina Jones

A look at the Nets new apparel.

Ready To Wear

Nets Link With Sportiqe

After a 35-year run in New Jersey, the Nets basketball team has been renamed the Brooklyn Nets, and just signed an apparel partner to promote it all.

clock April 30, 2012David Moin

Isaac Mizrahi


An Intimate Chat With Isaac Mizrahi

The designer will launch his first collection of Isaac Mizrahi New York intimates for spring 2013.

clock April 30, 2012Karyn Monget

George Clooney with Elizabeth Banks in Antonio Berardi.


Comedy and Magic at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The annual event, as well as the parties surrounding it, were awash with celebrities.

clock April 30, 2012Amy Wicks and Matthew Lynch

Rachel Lee Hovnanian


Rachel Lee Hovnanian: Narcissus in an iPad

The artist’s latest exhibition, “Mud Pie,” touches on the fallibility of memory.

clock April 30, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Dollar Tree


Mixing High and Low a New Retail Reality

The extreme cross-shopper shops both luxe and discount, fulfilling practical and psychological needs along the way.

clock April 30, 2012Evan Clark

The glow stick-adorned cardigan from the Hyères International Festival.

Fashion Scoops

Finnish Designer Trio Takes Home Top Prize at Hyères Festival

Siiri Raasakka, Tiia Siren and Elina Laitenen won over a fashion jury with their rave culture-inspired men’s wear collection.

clock April 30, 2012Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

J.C. Penney, Cosmopolitan Magazine Team Up

Staffers at Hearst’s racier monthly are whipping up bags, lingerie, jewelry and accessories for a fall launch.

clock April 30, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Figures Make London Rich List 2012

Galen and George Weston and their families, whose holdings include Selfridges and Holt Renfrew, are the 10th richest family in Britain.

clock April 30, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Stephen Sadove’s Saks Inc. Yield

Retailer’s chief executive officer saw his total compensation fall 2.8 percent last year to $7.1 million.

clock April 30, 2012Evan Clark

Anton Yelchin, Kris Van Assche and Kevin Jonas in Dior Homme.

Fashion Scoops

Kris Van Assche in Town for a New York Minute

The Dior Homme designer made a quick trip to Manhattan for a bash to christen the brand’s SoHo pop-up store on Thursday.

clock April 30, 2012David Lipke

Katherina Harf and Heidi Klum

Fashion Scoops

DKMS Gala Honors Heidi Klum and Alejandro Santo Domingo

Klum was visibly moved by the first-time meeting of pediatric nurse Katie and Gregory, the six-year-old whose life she saved with her bone marrow.

clock April 30, 2012Julie Naughton

A piece from Asprey.


Asprey on Growth Track

The brand is sharpening its image with help from some East End London talent, a dose of British whimsy and manufacturing know-how.

clock April 30, 2012Samantha Conti


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