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2011 Retailer of the Year: Lord & Taylor

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The oldest upscale, specialty-retail department store chain in the U.S. shows off its makeover and kicks off a new chapter. The $25 million makeover of Lord & Taylor’s historic Fifth Avenue flagship serves as an apt metaphor for the 185-year-old retailer’s repositioning. In addition to modernizing, contemporizing and revitalizing, much …

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Item of the Day

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A fan is often thought of to be something delicate and dainty. But somehow, this pleated fan-shaped zippered creation by Sherry Wolf adds the adjectives edgy and funky to that description as well. The best part? The leather Sutton Clutch features two half-domed zippered compartments, so the bag holds double what a …

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Swarovski Announces Joint Collection With Chamilia

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Minneapolis–Swarovski is adding-a-business as fast as you can say add-a-bead. The fifth generation, Austrian-based Swarovksi crystal company has announced a co-branded, personalized beaded jewelry collection with add-a-bead company Chamilia. Co-Designed While Chamilia has incorporated Swarovski Elements crystals into their collections before, this is unusual in that it’s a co-branded collection. …