| Apr 28, 2013
— Within 30 seconds in her airy, orchid-filled office three floors above Central Park, Betty Halbreich had zeroed in on one of my chief torments as a professional woman.
"I know why you have a problem with pants," Halbreich said dryly, patting...
| Mar 23, 2013
The early years of Andy Spade's influence on the fashion world are well-documented: In 1993, he helped launch the Kate Spade handbag line with his future wife (the eponymous Kate). That was followed in 1996 by the Jack Spade line of utilitarian men's...
| May 19, 2013
Action sports and high fashion may not seem like the most likely of companions, but in the past decade designers have done more than dip a toe into surf culture; they have embraced the easygoing, sun-drenched lifestyle common to Southern California and...
| Feb 10, 2013
NEW YORK — What's most notable about the lineup for the fall-winter 2013 season at New York Fashion Week, which began Wednesday and includes 300-plus runway shows and presentations over eight days, is how many accessible, everyday-wear brands like...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Business, says Whole Foods co-Chief Executive John Mackey, has “a horrible reputation.”
But instead of being “selfish and greedy and exploitative,” as it’s often portrayed, business is actually “the greatest force for...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Anthropologie, the retailer known for its twee and often vintage-inspired fashions and home goods, opened its first BHLDN "shop within a shop" store in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.
The sister label, pronounced “beholden,” launched as an...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK -- J. Crew’s menswear collection had a dressy and decidedly slim, trim bad-boy British feel to it, and for good reason.
Inspiration: Frank Muytjens, head of men’s design for J. Crew, told us he’d been inspired by the '60s-...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 1:32 PM
NEW YORK -- The hounds-tooth check is turning out to be a trend with some serious legs this season. After first gathering steam at the Milan and Paris men’s ready-to-wear shows (at Calvin Klein, Paul Smith and Versace, among others), we first...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:48 AM
NEW YORK -- And now for the clothes all of America wears. J. Crew's fall-winter 2013 presentation Tuesday morning at New York Fashion Week was a crush of camera phones, as people angled for shots of pieces that have no doubt already made it onto...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:52 PM
NEW YORK -- Los Angeles-based designer Barbara Tfank, whose fans include Michelle Obama and Adele, took her uptown collection downtown for fall-winter 2013, hosting her presentation at a Chelsea art gallery, which was appropriate considering the...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:13 PM
If there's anything that can make khaki cool -- and possibly inspire the next viral video dance craze along the way -- it's the NSJ Crew's "Khaki Pants," a humorous riff on the plight of the school uniform that's currently making the media rounds.
| Feb 8, 2013
| 12:37 PM
NEW YORK -- Kimberly Ovitz, the daughter of Hollywood power player Michael Ovitz, showed her fall-winter 2013 collection Thursday afternoon at New York Fashion Week. The setting was the now-vacant Cafe Rouge, site of historic performances by such jazz...