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  • L'Wren Scott left mark on fashion world

    L'Wren Scott left mark on fashion world
    Though not a household name, L’Wren Scott dressed fashion’s A-list. First lady Michelle Obama wore a raspberry-colored design by Scott with peacock-blue kitten heels on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in November 2010. Amy Adams wore a...
  • Why news sites felt the need to name L'Wren Scott's boyfriend

    Why news sites felt the need to name L'Wren Scott's boyfriend
    Of course it was news when fashion designer and stylist L’Wren Scott, beloved by her celebrity clients, died Monday in her Manhattan apartment. She was not a household name, but was her life somehow diminished when news outlets identified her in...
  • L'Wren Scott may have planned to close her fashion line

    L'Wren Scott may have planned to close her fashion line
    Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, who was found lifeless in her New York City apartment on Monday, may have planned to announce she was shuttering her fashion line on Wednesday. Former New York Times Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn, writing a remembrance of...
  • Why the feminist commentariat was wrong about the L'Wren Scott headlines

    Why the feminist commentariat was wrong about the L'Wren Scott headlines
    When L’Wren Scott, 49, was discovered to have apparently committed suicide on March 17, the main thing that her death made headlines for was the fact that she had been Mick Jagger’s girlfriend for 13 years. News outlets have been catching...
  • Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse to retain identities in business marriage

    Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse to retain identities in business marriage
    They both sell suits to the American middle class, but in consumers' minds, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and the Men's Wearhouse occupy distinctive niches. Bank's image is classic, Men's Wearhouse is trendier. Though both are known for a promotional sales...
  • Finding the way around the right fit

    Finding the way around the right fit
    It's just not fair! Not every woman is a perfect size 8. For those of us whose shapes and sizes are a little out of the mainstream, finding fashionable clothing is not only a chore but a lifelong search. Three different women, three different sizes,...
  • Online retailer bambeco wants to make the world a greener place, one room at a time

    Online retailer bambeco wants to make the world a greener place, one room at a time
    Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail stores around — Williams-Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn. But it wasn't until she and friend Carolyn...
  • Gap Inc. to raise employees' minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2015

    Gap Inc. to raise employees' minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2015
    Gap Inc., the global fashion retailer, said it plans to raise the minimum wage for its U.S. employees to $9 an hour this year and $10 an hour by 2015. The move will directly benefit 65,000 U.S. employees at Gap's six retail chains, which include Gap,...
  • Glamazon: The skin I don't live in

    Glamazon: The skin I don't live in
    Models wear outfits from Karen Millen's Autumn/Winter 2011 collection I was 9 years old the last time I dressed a Barbie doll. I chopped off most of its hair, changed the color of its lipstick with a Sharpie and shoved it in a hideous pink and silver...
  • Firefighters, leather and Design Wars? It must be time for Simon's Fashion Now

    Firefighters, leather and Design Wars? It must be time for Simon's Fashion Now
    In a style rut for fall? Town Center at Boca Raton has some fashion events coming up that could take you from drab to fab without breaking your bank. Simon Fashion Now  will take over Town Center at Boca Raton Sept. 28-29 with free, open to the public...
  • GUIDE: Shopping spots in Hampton Roads

    Stroll through shops in a town-like setting or escape to the comfort of an air-conditioned mall in Hampton Roads. City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive in Newport News. 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Development began...