Saks and Nordstrom to Boost Off-Price

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Nordstrom plans to increase the number of Rack stores in the U.S. to 230 by 2016 from 148 currently, while Saks parent Hudson’s Bay Co. plans to double the size of Saks Off 5th over the next five years.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Inside WP Lavori's flagship store on Smith Street in Brooklyn.


WP Lavori to Open First U.S. Store

The 1,700-square-foot flagship at 225 Smith Street in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn will be evenly split between men’s and women’s wear.

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Business Features

Mass Faintings Hit Cambodia’s Garment Sector Again

More than 200 workers at three factories fainted on Wednesday and Thursday due to noxious paint fumes, a Ministry of Labor official and a union leader said.

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Lucy Danziger


Lucy Danziger Out at Self

Cosmo’s Joyce Chang named editor in chief.

clock April 3, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Ferragamo's Incanto Amity fragrance.


Ferragamo Scent Launches in Tokyo Pop-up Shop

Ferragamo Parfums ceo Luciano Bertinelli said the launch of Incanto Amity in Japan was a response to that market’s enthusiasm for the Incanto line in general.

clock April 3, 2014Kelly Wetherille and Cynthia Martens

A rendering of the Viktor & Rolf shop at Saks.


Saks Builds House for Viktor & Rolf Scents

The brand’s fragrance shop-in-shop is slated to open Sunday at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Manhattan flagship.

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The Prada Candy Florale fragrance.


Prada Candy: Take Three

The brand is set to launch the third addition to its Candy fragrance franchise, called Florale, on Tuesday.

clock April 3, 2014Jennifer Weil

Year-over-year percentage changes for the last six months.

Government and Trade

Sharp Import Declines Hit China, Bangladesh

Volatility has crept into the U.S. apparel and textile import market after a long period of stability.

clock April 3, 2014Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

Waris Ahluwahlia


H Project Launches Uncrate India

The initiative at Holt Renfrew is on a mission — bringing the soul of a country to life in the Canadian stores.

clock April 3, 2014Sharon Edelson

Greta Gerwig and Lykke Li


Spotlight on Greta Gerwig at the New Museum Gala

The actress joined Lykke Li, Michael Stipe, Cindy Sherman and more at the event.

clock April 3, 2014Erik Maza

Nicola Formichetti and a performer.


Nicola Formichetti’s Debut for Diesel

Fashion, music, video art — they all merged into a spectacular, over-the-top event celebrating the first collection designed by Diesel’s artistic director.

clock April 3, 2014Alessandra Turra

Mousse Absolue in 654 Light Auburn Brown.


L’Oréal Ups Color Proposition in U.S.

After launching in the U.K., France and Germany last year, Preference Mousse Absolue is rolling out to the U.S. market beginning this week.

clock April 4, 2014Belisa Silva

The illuMask Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask.


Critical Mass: Consumers Responding to IlluMask

A quirky product that calls to mind Daft Punk is the latest success in beauty devices at retailers Ulta, Wal-Mart and Walgreens.

clock April 4, 2014Faye Brookman

Andrea Q. Robinson

Human Resources

Andrea Robinson’s Guide to Beauty

Friends and admirers of the beauty marketer took over the Ralph Lauren store on Madison Avenue on Wednesday evening to fete the launch of her new book.

clock April 4, 2014Molly Prior

The Caudalie antioxidation and antiaging trio.

Skin Care

Caudalie Sets Sights on Asia

Cofounders Bernard and Mathilde Thomas are moving to Hong Kong in about 18 months so that they can learn the market.

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Robert D'Loren and Judith Ripka


Judith Ripka Sold to Xcel Brands

The acquisition price is $20 million, consisting of $14 million in cash and $6 million in interest-free promissory notes.

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The Zara Madrid store features a late-19th-century Castillian facade.


Zara Unveils New Madrid Flagship

The five-story, 53,820-square-foot corner location on shopping thoroughfare Calle Serrano opens today.

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Inside the Cartier boutique in New York.


Cartier Adds New Lines, Opens Manhattan Unit

The company is also introducing a collection of leather goods — its first major launch in the handbag category since the debut of the Marcello line in 2007.

clock April 4, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Kate Spade Tokyo 2014 flagship

Designer and Luxury

Kate Spade Builds on Success in Japan

Kate Spade New York is opening the doors of a new international flagship in Ginza.

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The Beatrice Inn


Feast for the Eye: The Beatrice Inn Blooms

There’s been a shift of late at the Vanity Fair editor in chief’s latest Manhattan culinary venture.

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Nordstrom, Saks Seek Growth in Off-Price

Both retailers are allotting the biggest portion of their investments in brick-and-mortar stores for their Rack and Off 5th concepts.

clock April 4, 2014Sharon Edelson and Arnold J. Karr

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Lagardère Active Selling 10 Publications

The division of French media group Lagardère has chosen the joint offer by Belgium’s 4B Media-Groupe Rossel and France’s Reworld Media Group.

clock April 4, 2014Laure Guilbault

Fashion Scoops

Former Ecko Unltd. Licensee in Bankruptcy

In a separate court filing, Suchman LLC, an entity owned by Seth Gerszberg, is the stalking-horse bidder.

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Fashion Scoops

AmfAR Heads South for São Paulo Gala

Sharon Stone, amfAR’s global fund-raising chairman, is expected to be joined by Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Riccardo Tisci and Mary J. Blige, who will perform.

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Fashion Scoops

Adidas Originals and Italia Independent Team Up

A new line called Adidas Originals x Italia Independent will bow globally for fall.

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Fashion Scoops

Brunello Cucinelli Launching Lifestyle Collection

The line will comprise blankets, boxes, candles and several home accessories.

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Lupita Nyong’o

Human Resources

Lupita Nyong’o on Lancôme and Hollywood

The 31-year-old Oscar winner is a bona-fide triple-threat: an actress, a director and a producer. She’s also just inked a major beauty deal.

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