Vegas Picks

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A precarious economy is no match for beautiful clothes! Here, a few irresistible items for spring 2012 discovered at MRket, Project, MAGIC, Capsule and ENK. Although there was no dominant new trend, there were plenty of fresh takes on existing ones. And let’s face it, most American men have yet to purchase a soft sportcoat, […]

John Botte: The 9-11 Photographs

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What a powerful press preview last night at the The Calumet Gallery! Photographer John Botte is a former NYPD detective and experienced investigator whose position as a first responder gave him behind-the-scenes access to rescue and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the attack. Working with black and white film and a Leica camera, Botte […]

Lest We Forget: 9-11 Tribute at Peter Elliot

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A beautiful tribute to the fallen heroes of 9-11 can be seen in the windows of Peter Elliot on Madison Avenue. “We started planning it about a year ago,” says Elliot Rabin. “We wanted it to be uplifting rather than negative so we chose the headline ‘Good Will Prevail’ rather than ‘War Comes to America!’ […]

Retail revelation

Perfect pinstripes for fall at Massimo Bizzocchi

Often, it’s more about the shopping experience than the product. Take last week, for example. I’m on vacation and decided to drag my husband down to the meatpacking district to check out some of the cool stores that I never have time to visit while I’m working. Those of you who know Terry will confirm […]

Hat-itude!!

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Among my favorite categories at the Vegas shows, hats add instant panache to any outfit, even mine!                                      These are from Broner and Robert Graham.  

There Ain’t No Cure

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For those of us stuck working on this beautiful summer day, and for those of us depressed about stock market fluctuations, and for those who questioned my use of “ain’t” in a recent editorial: here’s a great song by The Who to take you back to the ’60s. Hope it brightens your day!

Editor’s Letter: Summertime Blues

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There ain’t no cure, or is there? Maybe it’s the weather or the precarious state of the world (when isn’t the world in a precarious state?) but there seems to be an awful lot of complaining going on these days: a lot of yearning for the good old days and much dreaded anticipation of price […]

Trade Show Tidbits: More from the New York trade shows

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**There’s nothing better than seeing great retailers do well again! Scouting the aisles at MRket, Bruce Levitt from MurLees (Long Island) graciously recognizes The Shaw Group for giving him the credit support and financial discipline needed to turn his business around. “Working with them allowed us to bring in new brands; we’re now seeing 20-25 […]

Schmoozing: The Canali party at Spice Market

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Giorgio Canali hosted a party for retailers at Spice Market in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District last week. The images below are cropped thumbnails. Click on an image to expand. Roll over the image and click the arrows on the right to see the next image in the gallery.

Schmoozing: Isaia New York market week party

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Isaia hosted a market week party in New York. The images below are cropped thumbnails. Click on an image to expand. Roll over the image and click the arrows on the right to see the next image in the gallery.