U.S. Brands Develop Own Safety Accord

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Even more European brands and retailers joined the Bangladesh fire and safety accord with unions on Wednesday, as the divisions grew among American companies. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Retail

Pitti Uomo Puts Focus on International Stores

At the next edition of the men’s trade show, Saks Fifth Avenue will showcase its men’s collection for wholesale distribution for the first time.

clock May 15, 2013Alessandra Turra

Audrey Marnay and Virgile Bramly.

Parties

Reed Krakoff Unveils Photo Book in Paris

Colette hosts party for the designer’s new book, “Women in Art,” about female gallerists.

clock May 15, 2013Miles Socha

Business Features

‘Core’ Customer Drives Macy’s in Q1

The company reported growth in both net income and net sales for the period.

clock May 15, 2013Vicki M. Young

Jachs store in West Village.

Retail

Jachs Opens First Store

The men’s shirt brand has opened a 900-square-foot location on Bleecker and Grove Streets in Greenwich Village.

clock May 15, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Carolina Herrera and Caroline Brown at their boutique in Singapore.

Designer and Luxury

Carolina Herrera Puts Renewed Focus on Asia

The designer is making a concerted push into the region with CH Carolina Herrera, her secondary line.

clock May 15, 2013Kristiano Ang

Charlie by Matthew Zink

Textiles

Men’s Swimwear Rides a Wave

Incorporating advanced fabrics, trendy prints and premium details, the indie brands are targeting contemporary customers.

clock May 16, 2013David Lipke

Exterior of a Dillard's store.

Financial

Dillard’s Net Rises on Flat Sales

Expense reduction helps profit grow 23.4 percent as comps grow just one percent.

clock May 15, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Camila Alves

Other

Macy’s Kicks Off American Icons Campaign

On Tuesday night, the retailer hosted an elaborate launch party for the promotion that featured a fashion show and concert by singer Sheryl Crow.

clock May 15, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Looks from Calypso St. Barth.

Retail

Calypso St. Barth Expands Out West

The retail expansion in California is part of a larger domestic store push that will take the retailer from 39 units to 45 units by the end of the year.

clock May 16, 2013Rachel Brown

Robinson les Bains' polyester swim trunks, Miansai bracelet and Tateossian necklace.

Fashion Features

Men’s Swimwear Trend: Get Graphic

Swimwear goes bold for this season with a range of striking prints designed to step up a man’s style by infusing a twist on graphic patterns.

clock May 16, 2013Luis Campuzano

Stephen Budd and Richard Chai

Ready To Wear

Andrew Marc Moves to Create Lifestyle Brand

Aiming to increase its visibility and branch out, the company has snagged Richard Chai to serve as its creative design consultant.

clock May 16, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Media

David Letterman, Robin Williams Take the Stage at CBS Upfront

The network had an abundance of TV personalities on hand on Wednesday.

clock May 16, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Media

The Mad Video Looks to Monetize Online Videos

Via the new platform, users enter the URL of a YouTube video and tag the people, places or products in the video.

clock May 16, 2013Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Macy’s Jeff Gennette to Be Honored

At Ronald McDonald House New York’s annual gala Monday, the retailer’s chief merchandising officer will be recognized for his efforts helping the cause.

clock May 16, 2013David Moin

Rose Marie Bravo and Nicole Fischelis

Fashion Scoops

Rose Marie Bravo Presents Macy’s Nicole Fischelis With Award

Retailer’s group vice president and fashion director was honored at the High School of Fashion Industries’ annual benefit and student fashion show on Tuesday.

clock May 16, 2013David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

The Jones Group Names Sallie Scripter

She will be responsible for the strategy, execution and development of the wholesale boutique footwear brands.

clock May 16, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Government and Trade

Splits Develop Over Bangladesh Safety Plans

More European brands and retailers joined the Bangladesh fire and safety accord with unions on Wednesday, while the divisions grew among American companies.

clock May 16, 2013Kristi Ellis

Prince Harry during the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup.

Other

Prince Harry’s Polo Diplomacy

His week-long goodwill tour of the U.S. came to a close with a charity polo match at the Greenwich Polo Club where he won the crowd — and the game-winning goal.

clock May 16, 2013Matthew Lynch

Essentialist

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Fashion

Natalia Vodianova's Teenage Son Is Launching an Eco Sneaker Line

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Social Studies

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