HBC’S $2.9B Bet On Saks

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Richard Baker has finally roped in his prized retail horse — Saks Fifth Avenue. On Monday morning, Baker, the chairman and ceo of Hudson’s Bay Co., disclosed a definitive deal for HBC to buy Saks.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Hiroshi Sugimoto Sets Paris Exhibits

The Japanese artist will be the subject of two exhibitions in Paris next fall.

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A marketing image for Calvin Klein Swimwear for spring 2014.


Calvin Klein Inks Swimwear Deal With G-III

Swimsuits for both men and women will be rendered in signature styles that are sleek, sexy and modern in solid colors and graphic prints.

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Callula Lillibelle's Melanie Fraser Hart on the runway in China.

Fashion Scoops

Callula Lillibelle Hosts Fashion Show in China

Melanie Fraser Hart said she refined the collection to better suit the body frames of potential Chinese customers.

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Color and Volume Among Key Trends at Première Vision

Sabine le Chatelier, deputy fashion director of Première Vision, presented key fabric themes for fall-winter 2014-15.

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Super Saturday Brings Out the Bargain Savvy in Watermill

The annual designer tag sale brought out VIPs and bargain hunters alike on Saturday.

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Oh Baby: The Seinfelds Host Baby Buggy Bash in Amagansett

Cameron Diaz, Naomi Watts and Alec Baldwin were among those on hand on Saturday.

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Simon Lock and Imran Amed presenting the International Woolmark Prize to Rahul Mishra.

Designer and Luxury

Rahul Mishra Wins Woolmark Prize for India, Middle East

The Indian designer, who was also in the shortlist in last year’s regional selection, is known for his research and attention to detail.

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At the Buhler Quality Yarns booth, with chief executive offer Marty Moran, seated at far left, and David Sasso, seated at center.


Evolutionary Time for Global Sourcing

Issues and innovations are driving changes in manufacturing.

clock July 30, 2013Arthur Friedman

Lady Gaga and Marina Abramović


Lady Gaga Artpops In at Watermill Benefit

The megastar took in the annual benefit on Saturday night.

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Wall Street Pushes Saks, Hudson’s Bay Higher

Shareholders on both sides of the proposed buyout were happy Monday.

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Advanstar’s MAGIC Market Week Partners With Balluun for Online Marketplace

Deal merges MAGIC’s reach among brands and buyers with Balluun’s technology, which will add new features to the trade show giant’s online commerce platform.

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The Heidi Klum for New Balance landing page, featuring user-generated content.


Fung Capital Backs Olapic’s Bet on Image-Driven Returns

The two-year-old technology company just secured $5 million in Series A funding led by the private equity arm of the families of Victor and William Fung.

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Todd R. Haskell Tapped for Digital Role at Hearst

The New York Times ad exec will be taking over for Kristine Welker, who on Monday was named the publisher of the as-yet-untitled magazine from Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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Penélope Cruz


Penélope Cruz Directs Short Film for Agent Provocateur

The film showcases L’Agent, a lingerie collection she designed with her sister Mónica Cruz for the lingerie brand.

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Government and Trade

Bangladesh Talks Begin on Safety Accord

Discussions about how the IndustriALL accord will be implemented at ground level begin today when a five-member international delegation arrives in Dhaka.

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A rendering of the Spring Studios space.

Fashion Features

Calvin Klein Collection Show Moving to TriBeCa

CKI is celebrating several milestones this fashion week, including Francisco Costa’s 10-year anniversary as women’s creative director.

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Saks Fifth Avenue


Richard Baker’s Play: HBC Makes $2.9 Billion Bid for Saks

Deal would create a $7.3 billion North American department store operation linking three of the continent’s oldest, most venerable retail nameplates.

clock July 30, 2013David Moin

Saks Fifth Avenue


The History of Saks: A Picture of Luxury

Saks Fifth Avenue has undergone many changes in ownership, yet it’s managed to retain an image that is synonymous with both luxury and fashion.

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Vendors, Factors Applaud Saks Deal

Hudson’s Bay Co.’s proposed acquisition of Saks Inc. presents a range of new opportunities.

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The poster of the Roger Vivier exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo.

Fashion Scoops

Roger Vivier Retrospective Headed for Paris

The French accessories firm will unveil an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo during Paris Fashion Week in October.

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The Paratrooper Backpack by Benrus.

Fashion Scoops

Benrus Introducing Bag Collection

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Shailene Woodley Talks ‘The Spectacular Now’ in the Hamptons

The new coming of age tale screened in Montauk on Friday.

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