Government Crisis Hits Shoppers’ Mood

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Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday as lawmakers put the finishing touches on a last-minute deal to restart the government and avoid a debt default, but the consumer damage might already be done.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Somarta RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Somarta RTW Spring 2014

Tamae Hirokawa’s collection felt more commercial and seemed to skew toward a slightly more mature customer.

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Yasutoshi Ezumi RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Yasutoshi Ezumi RTW Spring 2014

The designer’s spring lineup showed less experimentation than his previous offerings.

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Motonari Ono RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Motonari Ono RTW Spring 2014

In keeping with his penchant for the boudoir, the designer turned out another collection rife with lace, ruffles and lace-up detailing reminiscent of corsetry.

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Dressedundressed RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Dressedundressed RTW Spring 2014

Takeshi Kitazawa and Emiko Sato turned out an androgynous collection of skirts, dresses, tunics and shorts for both men and women.

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A Degree Fahrenheit RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

A Degree Fahrenheit RTW Spring 2014

Yu Amatsu is becoming known for his collections in a single hue, and this season the color of choice was orange.

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Ujoh RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Ujoh RTW Spring 2014

Mitsuru Nishizaki, who worked previously as patternmaker for Yohji Yamamoto, made his fashion week debut with a feminine collection.

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DressCamp RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

DressCamp RTW Spring 2014

Never one for understatement, Toshikazu Iwaya delivered a lively, playful, sporty collection full of bold prints.

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Mint Designs RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Mint Designs RTW Spring 2014

Hokuto Katsui and Nao Yagi have a reputation for making ample use of color and print in their collections, and their spring lineup was no exception.

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Kate Moss on the June 2013 cover of British Vogue

Media

Kate Moss to Join British Vogue

The model is now a contributing fashion editor.

clock October 16, 2013Julia Neel

The Louis Vuitton Capucine bag

Financial

Louis Vuitton Shifts to Higher-Priced Bags

The powerhouse brand may continue to be outpaced by its luxury peers in the fashion and leather goods division.

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Ne-net RTW Spring 2014

Other

Ne-net RTW Spring 2014

Kazuaki Takashima took his brand on an outdoorsy romp this season.

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Anrealage RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Anrealage RTW Spring 2014

Kunihiko Morinaga likes to explore a singular concept and this season his theme was size.

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Spring looks from Banana Republic.

Fashion Features

Banana Republic Spring 2014

California, specifically “Sonoma desert colors” influenced the retailer’s spring collection.

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Matohu RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Matohu RTW Spring 2014

Hiroyuki Horihata and Makiko Sekiguchi highlighted their signature relaxed yet polished aesthetic along with some modern takes on Japanese silhouettes.

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Han Ahn Soon RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Han Ahn Soon RTW Spring 2014

Ahnsoon Han turned out a feminine collection featuring tailored items like sharp pantsuits, shift dresses and Chanel-style bouclé coats.

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A view of the J.Mendel boutique on Madison Avenue.

Designer and Luxury

J. Mendel Unveils New Madison Ave. Store

At 2,745 square feet, the flagship offers Gilles Mendel the opportunity to show off the evolution of the brand.

clock October 17, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Peter Dundas at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Retail

Peter Dundas Helps Saks Celebrate Key to the Cure

The designer greeted shoppers and executives in New York Tuesday afternoon before signing the T-shirts he designed for this year’s initiative.

clock October 16, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

A look from the new Nick Graham collection.

Sportswear

Nick Graham Back in Business With New Brand

Joe Boxer founder to launch collection online in December, followed by wholesale in the spring.

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Leslie Wexner

Business Features

L Brands’ Leslie Wexner Lets Loose at Investor Conference

The firm’s chairman and ceo was as provocative as ever, offering plenty of opinions about his own company and others.

clock October 17, 2013David Moin

Real Estate

Retail Rents Continue to Rise in New York

Rents along the Fifth Avenue corridor between 49th and 59th Streets have surpassed $3,000 a square foot, according to the CBRE Fall 2013 report.

clock October 17, 2013Vicki M. Young

The Editorialist site will launch Ferragamo accessories.

Retail

The Editorialist Gets Funding

The $2 million in Series A funds will to be used to fund the luxury accessories Web site’s international growth.

clock October 17, 2013Rachel Strugatz

The entrance of the Galeries Lafayette store in Beijing.

Retail

Galeries Lafayette Opens in Beijing

As part of a joint venture with Hong Kong-based I.T Limited, the retailer plans to open 15 department stores throughout China in the next few years.

clock October 17, 2013Joelle Diderich

Tumi's Madison Avenue Flagship.

Leather Goods

Tumi Opens New York Flagship

Located at 610 Madison Avenue, the 1,800-square-foot store will be considered Tumi’s main New York location.

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Giorgio Armani’s linen, silk and cotton suit and Prada’s viscose shirt. Trussardi sandals.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: The New Romantics

An emphasis on soft fabrics and an overall relaxed suit construction are the key defining elements for the spring designer tailored clothing offering.

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Harry Reid

Financial

The Debt Debate’s Consumer Hangover

The impasse in Washington has already taken a steep economic toll and will linger as shoppers go about their holiday shopping.

clock October 17, 2013Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis and Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

Marion Cotillard in the latest Lady Dior campaign.

Media

Dior Unveils Next Lady Dior Campaign

The latest installment sees Marion Cotillard posing in front of abstract canvases and toting Lady Dior bags in vivid colors and with airbrushing details.

clock October 17, 2013Miles Socha

Richard Kirshenbaum

Media

Richard Kirshenbaum’s Observer Column Optioned for TV Show

The ad executive started writing the monthly column “Isn’t That Rich?” last spring, providing humorous glimpses into the life of the superrich.

clock October 17, 2013Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Amazon.com Hosting Student Talent Contest in New York

Participating schools include the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons The New School for Design, Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts.

clock October 17, 2013Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Yummie Tummie Wins Motion

Times Three Clothier will transfer its patent infringement complaint against Spanx Inc. to the Southern District Court of New York.

clock October 16, 2013Karyn Monget

Emily Ratajkowski in Rag & Bone’s DIY Project.

Fashion Scoops

Emily Ratajkowski Tapped for Rag & Bone’s DIY Project

The English model was given a digital camera, some Rag & Bone clothes and carte blanche to create her own ad campaign.

clock October 17, 2013Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Stuart Vevers Arrives in New York, Gets to Work at Coach

The brand’s newly appointed executive creative director chatted up a gaggle of top fashion editors at Monkey Bar Tuesday night.

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Essentialist

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Fashion

Amanda Gorman Represents a New Kind of Style Icon for Fashion

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Social Studies

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