September 2007

Impressions of a new fashion editor

A man with gray hair sashays by me in a purple plaid suit and matching cap. No one blinks, except for me, thinking he might break out into a song and dance number. I soon learn such sights aren't so..... read more..

It’s about time

The similarities between a Swiss-made timepiece and a Wimbledon champion or PGA Tour winner is excellence in performance, a concept that can be easily conveyed in an ad campaign. So why are watchmaker... read more..

Lana Jewelry salutes fashion icons

The list of designer exclusives commissioned to mark Neiman Marcus' 100-year anniversary include quite a few irresistible pieces. The Monroe Ring from Lana Jewelry's "Iconic" collection (shown here) i... read more..

Thief loses money and momma

Victims of credit-card fraud stemming from a security breach at TJX should feel a sense of vindication now that a ring leader associated with the crime has been ordered to serve a five-year sentence a... read more..

Happy anniversary from Hardy

I’m not sure what the traditional gift is for a 100-year anniversary, but John Hardy and designers around the world have gone a step beyond, creating wares exclusively for Neiman Marcus’ hallmark occa... read more..

Two steps forward, one step back

Jeweler Boucheron is joining the small ranks of luxury brands that have begun using their Web sites for purposes other than enhancing brand awareness. The jeweler has loosened the reigns on its desire... read more..

Saks.com gives more than great face

The e-mail campaign for the new Saks.com boasts that the Web site is not "just pretty on the outside." The savvy cross- and pull-marketing tactics the retailer uses to boost online sales clearly demon... read more..

Private affair in a public place

Allowing Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week—a private, invitation-only event—to occupy more than a block of public space is not sitting well with some New Yorkers, reports Ron Knoth, a guest blogger on Retail... read more..

Holiday bargain hunting a bust?

A recent article on CNNMoney.com warned consumers not to expect big bargains from retailers this holiday season. Despite sagging July sales and shaky housing and credit market conditions, retailers ar... read more..
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