Groups Call for Action Over Bangladesh Fire

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As protests continued in Dhaka, Bangladesh, after the deadly fire at a garment factory on Saturday, the police arrested three supervisors of the plant’s owner, Tazreen Fashions Ltd.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The J. Crew men's store at The Grove in Los Angeles.

Retail

J. Crew Expands in L.A., Readies for Overseas Foray

The brand will open its first international shop on London’s Regent Street toward the end of 2013.

clock November 29, 2012David Moin and Samantha Conti and Rachel Brown

Katy Perry

Fragrance

Coty Links Up With Katy Perry

Beauty firm to develop line of signature fragrances with singer.

clock November 28, 2012Julie Naughton

The American Eagle Outfitters store in Tokyo

Financial

American Eagle Posts Double-Digit Gains in Q3

Comparable-store sales at the teen retailer rose 10 percent.

clock November 28, 2012Vicki M. Young

Looks from Loft.

Financial

Ann Inc. Sees 26.2% Net Rise

Income in the third quarter was boosted by comparable-store sales growth at both Ann Taylor and Loft.

clock November 28, 2012Vicki M. Young

James Franco

Designer and Luxury

James Franco Fetes Men’s-Only Gucci Store in São Paulo

A small crowd gathered in the store, located in the JK Iguatemi shopping mall, and waited for about 90 minutes to see the actor.

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Steve Birkhold, Cristie Kerr and Pete Hunsinger.

Parties

Lacoste Celebrates Golf’s Charitable Side

The brand and Golf Digest recently hosted Links on Lincoln, a triple-header celebrating the new flagship in Miami Beach.

clock November 28, 2012Rebecca Kleinman

Karen Katz

Retail

Neiman Marcus’ Karen Katz Talks Business

The president and ceo of the department store chain says its shoppers are hanging in despite economic uncertainties.

clock November 28, 2012David Moin

The Louboutin store in Los Angeles.

Designer and Luxury

Christian Louboutin Expanding Men’s Presence

This month, the Paris-based brand is opening men’s stores in Los Angeles and London and dual-gender stores in Chicago and São Paulo, Brazil.

clock November 28, 2012Rachel Brown

Denim

Emanuel Chirico Lays Out Plans for Warnaco Assets

PVH Corp. thinks the troubled Calvin Klein jeans and underwear businesses it’s buying should start to show signs of healing before the end of next year.

clock November 28, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Inside the G-Shock flagship in New York.

Textiles

G-Shock Opens First U.S. Store

The Casio-owned watch brand is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

clock November 28, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Retail

ComScore Puts Cyber Monday Tally at $1.46B

In data released by the firm, the 17 percent increase in e-commerce for the day year-over-year made it the heaviest online spending day to date.

clock November 28, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Government and Trade

Furor Grows in Bangladesh in Wake of Fire

As protests continued in Dhaka, Bangladesh, police arrested three supervisors of the plant’s owner, Tazreen Fashions Ltd.

clock November 28, 2012Kristi Ellis and Mayu Saini

Paul and Maurice Marciano

Financial

Guess Inc. Upbeat Despite Income Drop in Q3

Sales in Asia are up 15.5 percent and company is plotting expansion into Japan and Brazil.

clock November 28, 2012Arnold J. Karr

The retailer is cautious about the fourth quarter.

Financial

Jos. A. Bank Profit Levels Slip on Margin Pressure

Markdowns and a last-minute promotion upended by Hurricane Sandy hit the retailer’s bottom line hard in the third quarter.

clock November 29, 2012Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

Media

The New York Times Censures Jerusalem Bureau Chief

In a blog post from public editor Margaret Sullivan, foreign editor Joseph Kahn said he assigned Jodi Rudoren an editor to monitor her output on social media.

clock November 28, 2012Erik Maza

A Woolrich John Rich & Bros. fur-trimmed camouflage parka.

Textiles

Multifunction Designs Boost Men’s Outerwear Sales

Design trends and fabric innovation have increased interest in lighter-weight jackets year-round, said brands and buyers.

clock November 29, 2012David Lipke

Tommy Hilfiger's wool and cashmere coat, Billy Reid's camel hair blazer, Etro's cashmere turtleneck and John Varvatos' wool pants. Thetiebar.com pocket square; Giorgio Armani bag and gloves.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Top Game

Topcoats are experiencing a resurgence on the runways as men continue to embrace the dress-up trend.

clock November 29, 2012Alex Badia

Human Resources

Jane Lauder, Peter Lichtenthal Add to Roles

Considered two rising stars at the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., the executives have been given added responsibilities.

clock November 29, 2012Pete Born

The scene in Dallas on the Neiman Marcus runway.

Retail

A Different Kind of Tour for Victoria Beckham

The designer personally presented her brand’s spring collection at Neiman Marcus locations in Las Vegas, Beverly Hills and Dallas this week.

clock November 29, 2012Rachel Brown and Holly Haber

Government and Trade

Labor Strike at California Ports

Strike hits the nation’s busiest ports, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, at the height of holiday shopping season.

clock November 29, 2012Marcy Medina

Media

Harvard Business Review Fetes 90th Anniversary

Burberry’s Angela Ahrendts, Starbucks’ Howard Schultz and Johnson & Johnson’s Alex Gorsky were among the panelists.

clock November 29, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund to Honor Alber Elbaz

The designer will be the recipient of the 50th anniversary Geoffrey Beene Fashion Impact Award at a dinner on Jan. 8 in New York.

clock November 29, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Keith Richards Wears Saint Laurent on Tour

According to the fashion house, the guitarist sported its woolen vest and a pleated silk scarf.

clock November 29, 2012Miles Socha

Monique Lhuillier

Fashion Scoops

Monique Lhuillier Fetes New York Flagship

The designer, with husband and the company’s ceo Tom Bugbee in tow, offered guests tours of the two-story space.

clock November 29, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

The Duchess of Cambridge

Fashion Scoops

The Duke and Duchess Visit Cambridge

The royals were greeted by cheering crowds as they began a day of engagements that started with a visit to the Guildhall to meet local dignitaries.

clock November 29, 2012Julia Neel

Red Valentino

Lifestyle

Spring 2013 Trend: Tropical Punch

Landscape prints are going strong and, for spring, many of them come in tropical floral motifs.

clock November 29, 2012Antonia Sardone

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