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Swarovski Expands Licensed Boutique Model at Airports, Casinos

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New York—Airports and casinos are about to get a bit more sparkly. Swarovski fashion jewelry company is aggressively expanding its licensed retail boutique model, targeting high-traffic airports, casinos, malls and hospitality locations. The boutiques will offer Swarovski’s full range of fashion jewelry, watches, home accessories and décor objects. While Swarovski …

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As Latest Twilight Film Nears, Fans Dig Up Fashion Finds

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Twihards–diehard “Twilight” movie fans–are counting down the seconds until the saga’s third film “Twilight:Eclipse” hits theaters June 30. The saga is a mega-success: the first two films grossing more than $1 billion, and the second film of the series, “New Moon,” had the third highest opening weekend in history. Teenagers …

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Gap and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Introduce Limited-Edition Collection

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SAN FRANCISCO–Yesterday Gap debuted its limited-edition collection of designs created exclusively for Gap by this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF) winners—emerging designers Monique Péan, Patrik Ervell and Sophie Théallet. Unlike the previous three years, where CVFF designers had a more restricted assignment (i.e. “create a classic white shirt” or “create …

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NY, Philly Boutiques Gear Up for Independent Retail Week

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New York— Nolcha’s Independent Retail Week returns, this time June 7 through June 13 (in New York) and June 14 through 20 (in Philadelphia), celebrating small, independent fashion boutiques around the city. The week-long, city-wide shopping extravaganza increases brand awareness, and offers fun events such as DJs, cocktails, giveaways and …