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Style & Substance: Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump in a diamond necklace from her fine jewelry collection.

Ivanka Trump, scion of ‘The Donald,’ proves she’s no apprentice when it comes to fashion as the bright, young business executive … [Read more...]

Alexis Bittar to Judge Carry Me! Handbag Competition

Alexis Bittar with his signature Lucite jewelry

Memphis--Lucite International, owner of the LuciteLux acrylic brand, announced Wednesday that designer Alexis Bittar, who’s … [Read more...]

Walmart Apparel Chief Resigns

Last month, Walmart executives say the retail giant would be pursuing a "back to basics" approach in its apparel, accessories divisions

Bentonville, AR--Walmart’s apparel and accessories chief Dottie Mattison resigned and left her position Thursday barely two months … [Read more...]

Nicky Hilton Plans Fashion Jewelry Line

Nicky Hilton

Los Angeles—Nicky Hilton says she’s about to fulfill one of her life-long dreams: creating her own jewelry collection. The … [Read more...]

J. Crew Promotes Jenna Lyons to President

Jenna Lyons of J. Crew

New York--J.Crew, which has been the darling of Wall Street not to mention many women's closets, just announced a restructuring at … [Read more...]

Jason Wu Plans Accessories Expansion

Jason Wu

Paris—The world of Wu is expanding. Designer Jason Wu, 28, says he plans to delve further into accessories next year. Wu, whose … [Read more...]

Early Retailing Exec Publishes Memoir

Joanna Bradshaw's book Jody

Want an insider’s look at department store retailing in the 1960s and 70s? In the new memoir "Jody" (AuthorHouse), Joanna “Jody” … [Read more...]

Swatch Chairman Nicolas Hayek Dies

Nicolas Hayek, chairman, Swatch Group

Biel, Switzerland—Nicolas Hayek, aka “Mr. Swatch,” one of the leaders in turning around the Swiss watch industry in 1980s, died … [Read more...]

After Circling Earth, Amelia Earhart’s Scarf Returns Home

While mystery surrounds what happened to Amelia Earhart 75 years ago when she was flying around the world, her accessories, including the scarf below pictured with her lucky bracelet, made trips around the world on space missions

Oklahoma City—Famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart disappeared while attempting to fly around the world, but her scarf--which circled the … [Read more...]

Stylist Rachel Zoe Plans Her Own Collection

Rachel Zoe

Los Angeles--She rubs elbows with the fashion elite here and abroad, dresses Hollywood A-listers, and stars in her own her reality … [Read more...]

Zappos CEO Pens Success Story

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

Tony Hsieh built a billion dollar company on the premise of customer service and employee satisfaction. In his new hardcover book, … [Read more...]

Talbots Adds Linda Evangelists in New Market Strategy

Linda Evangelista for Talbots

Hingham, MA--Talbots reported this week it has reversed first quarter losses and plans an aggressive new marketing strategy that … [Read more...]