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Thakoon Addition RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Features

Thakoon Addition RTW Fall 2014

“It’s always a bit feminine and a bit masculine,” said Thakoon Panichgul about his Addition line.

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H&M Profits Rise 6% in Q4

The Swedish fast-fashion giant said it was optimistic about 2014 and planned to open around 375 stores.

clock January 30, 2014Joelle Diderich

Mergers and Acquisitions

Men’s Wearhouse Sends Letter to Jos. A. Bank Board

MW is prepared to increase its offer price for rival Bank.

clock January 30, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Mergers and Acquisitions

Billabong Shareholders Approve Offer

Oaktree and Centerbridge are set to take 40.8 percent of the company.

clock January 30, 2014Patty Huntington

An image from Under Armour's commercial.


Under Armour Flexes Its Muscles

Firm introduces new products and concepts as fourth-quarter results fly past estimates.

clock January 30, 2014Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

Federal agencies seize more than $21.6 million in fake NFL merchandise during 'Operation Team Player.'


Feds Seize $21.6M in Counterfeit NFL Merchandise

More than 50 people arrested and 5,000 Web sites seized.

clock January 30, 2014Arthur Friedman


Avon France Placed Into Receivership

The company’s period of observation will last six months.

clock January 30, 2014Jennifer Weil

Carven's Le Parfum


Carven to Launch L’eau de Toilette at Saks

The brand’s Le Parfum, which was launched only last July, is about to get a younger sister.

clock January 31, 2014Pete Born


Givaudan Finalizes Farming Partnership in Malaysia

It’s a long-term, exclusive agreement concerning patchouli sourcing in Borneo with local partner GaiaOne and Kebun Rimau Sdn Bhd.

clock January 31, 2014Jennifer Weil

Human Resources

Jonathan Ramsden Promoted to Chief Operating Officer at A&F

Move follows separation of chairman and chief executive roles.

clock January 30, 2014Arnold J. Karr


J.C. Penney Shares Fall to 52-Week Low

Volume high as year-to-date losses grow to 36.9%.

clock January 30, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Business Features

Ferragamo Sales Gain 9.1%

Growth in its core footwear and handbags categories and a jump in its retail channel in China lifted the company’s revenues.

clock January 30, 2014Luisa Zargani


Mounir Moufarrige Invests in Jeweler Christina Debs

The president of luxury watch firm U-Boat has taken a minority stake in the fine jewelry line.

clock January 31, 2014Joelle Diderich


Foul Weather Hits U.S. Retailers

Extreme weather in several parts of the country brought retail, business, long-distance and local travel to dramatic halts this week.

clock January 31, 2014Sharon Edelson

Derek Lam

Designer and Luxury

Derek Lam Secures Financing Deal

The fashion label has sold a minority stake to Sandbridge Capital.

clock January 31, 2014Vicki M. Young

Salvatore Ferragamo's Signorina Eleganza Fragrance


Signorina Eleganza’s More Mature Side

With its latest fragrance launch, Salvatore Ferragamo Parfums aims to corner a new market segment — one that possesses a bit more disposable income.

clock January 31, 2014Cynthia Martens

Sephora's Beauty Board.


Sephora Builds Social Network

The beauty retailer hopes to increase customer interaction and sell more products by creating its own social media platform, which will launch in March.

clock January 31, 2014Julie Naughton


Magazine Editors Weigh In on the Super Bowl

They may not be known for their sports savvy, but Super Bowl mania is rampant and these editors want you to know what they think anyway.

clock January 31, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

An image from Sonia Rykiel’s spring '14 campaign.


Sonia Rykiel Unveils Spring Campaign

A pink-haired Karen Elson is featured posing alongside cutout shapes of glazed cakes and ice creams against blue or orange backdrops.

clock January 31, 2014Joelle Diderich


L’Uomo Vogue Explores Australia in March Issue

Editor in chief Franca Sozzani plans to unveil the magazine in person at a yet-to-be-revealed venue in Sydney.

clock January 31, 2014Patty Huntington

Former President Bill Clinton

Beauty Features

Bill Clinton Talks Fragrance and More

“Fragrance Foundation Talks” is a program designed to use outside speakers to inject fresh perspectives into industry thinking.

clock January 31, 2014Julie Naughton and Pete Born and Molly Prior and Jayme Cyk and Belisa Silva

A look from Alala's Spring/Summer 2014 collection.


Alala Throws Hat in Active Fray

Before launching her activewear label, Denise Lee had the advantage of hitting up her former boss Chris Burch for all kinds of advice.

clock January 31, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Soulcycle’s polyester top; Nike’s polyester leggings; VPL shoes


Going Strong: Athletic Gear Is Working Overtime

The category is booming thanks to more fashion and the spread of boutique fitness studios.

clock January 31, 2014Jessica Iredale

Inside Bodega Negra.


Feast for the Eye: Serge Becker’s Bodega Negra Opening in New York

The restaurant, which opens Tuesday at Dream Downtown, is an offshoot of the popular London-based eatery La Bodega Negra.

clock January 31, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Josie Natori

Fashion Scoops

Josie Natori in Fragrance Deal With Luxe Brands

The designer previously inked a deal with Parlux in 2008 and partnered with Avon on scents in the mid-Nineties.

clock January 31, 2014Belisa Silva

Fashion Scoops

Saks Fifth Avenue Throws Super Bowl Kickoff Party

A portion of the evening’s proceeds were earmarked for Richard “Big Daddy” Salgado’s charity, the Big Daddy Foundation.

clock January 31, 2014Sharon Edelson

Carolina Irving

Fashion Scoops

Carolina Irving Joins Oscar de la Renta

She will take over the role of creative director of home, effective immediately.

clock January 31, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Prabal Gurung’s first advertising campaign.

Fashion Scoops

Prabal Gurung Sets First Print Campaign

The images feature model Liya Kebede standing strong with arms akimbo opposite a shot of a metallic rose afire.

clock January 31, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Pamella Roland Taps T.J. Wilcox for Collaboration

Designer Pamella DeVos’ fall designs will be informed by the skyline as seen in the New York-based artist’s work, and translated in silhouettes and colors.

clock January 31, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani Gives a Boost to Au Jour le Jour

The Italian label will present its fall collection with a runway show at the designer’s Milan Theater on Feb. 22.

clock January 31, 2014Alessandra Turra


Today's Must Read

Rick Owens sustainable capsule created in collaboration with Swampgod


Rick Owens Unveils Sustainable Capsule of Upcycled Pieces

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