Rana Plaza Trust Fund Awards $1.4 Million to Victims

The ILO-backed fund for victims of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh has distributed $1.4 million to 700 cases.

Barbour’s First U.S. Store Reopens After Renovation

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Barbour’s first U.S. store, opened in 2003, has reopened after extensive renovations.

In Other News: Picasso Painting Moved from Four Seasons

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Pablo Picasso’s “Le Tricorne,” which has hung in the Four Seasons restaurant for 55 years and through many of MR’s Uptown/Downtown dinners, has been safely moved for cleaning before it is sent to its new home.

John Varvatos Opens First Store in London

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Ringo Starr and Jimmy Page helped John Varvatos celebrate the opening of his first European store on London’s Conduit Street last week.

Dollar General Mulls Next Move After Rival Shuns Bid

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Dollar General is mulls its next step, after its improved bid for Family Dollar was rejected on antitrust considerations.

Mill Road Capital Closes Private Takeover of RG Barry

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The $215 million acquisition of RG Barry Corp. for by private equity firm Mill Road Capital has closed.

J. Crew Q2 Profit Slides on Higher Costs

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J. Crew Group has seen its Q2 profit slump 38.3% on the back of higher costs.

Out With the Old!

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Why not drop a few underperforming brands and test new ones? Karen Alberg Grossman suggests some, like Robert Taliver’s new neckwear collection, Robert Lewis; Grayers; Curated; Benson and many more.

In Other News: The Waif vs. Adonis in Fashion Week

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Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan examines the dueling masculine archetypes of New York Fashion Week: the gaunt waif and the muscular Adonis.

Zumiez Posts 57% Boost in Q2 Profit

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Zumiez has said it is pleased with its 57.3% increase in Q2 profit, driven by higher-than-expected sales.