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De la Renta in New Bag Deal

After showing his fall collection during New York Fashion Week, Oscar de la Renta is already on to the next project - a license for O Oscar handbags...

Showtime for Madewell on Broadway

Millard "Mickey" Drexler is pumped up and for good reason. He's touring the Madewell flagship in New York's SoHo, seeing it for the first time stocked with...

A Retail Concept for an Evolving Shanghai

For all the talk of Shanghai's growing middle class, fairly few retail or entertainment venues are dedicated to catering to their particular tastes and...

Taking It Up a Notch: Gucci's Jumbo Flagship Raises Bar on 5th Ave.

Is Fifth Avenue the next Ginza? Gucci's new 46,000-square-foot flagship at 725 Fifth Avenue in takes Manhattan's designer retailing to a whole new level.

Getting a Handle on Louboutin

Christian Louboutin is outfitting his business with a new platform of controlled growth.

In Brief: Lane Bryant Honors Victims

Lane Bryant's greater-Chicago area stores were closed on Sunday in mourning for the five people who were shot and killed at the retailer's Tinley Park,...

Makeover at Old Navy: Faster Fashions a Key to Monthly Collections

In nothing short of a sea change, Old Navy wants to shed its amorphous family image, target the twentysomething crowd and share some "big fashion ideas."

A&F's Growing Family: Gilly Hicks Launched as Kin to Other Brands

Meet Gilly Hicks, the newest brand developed by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. that bears an Australian accent.

A Cold Wind Blowing: European Stores See Slowdown, Shares Hit

It's not only American retailers who are battling chilly economic winds - their European counterparts are facing tougher times as well.

Keen on Simon Kneen: Banana Republic Taps New Creative Director

Banana Republic is getting serious about trading up. On Thursday, the fashion retailer appointed Simon Kneen.

Blue House Drive Targets Underserved Women

Simply Blue Apparel, the Seattle-based manufacturer of the Christopher Blue denim brand, is targeting another demographic with its latest label, Blue House...

Paul Smith's African Venture

Paul Smith has finally come to South Africa.

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