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2009 May 1

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(NEW YORK) Henri Bendel Plans to Stop Selling Clothes This Summer [NY Times]
Iconic New York department store to focus solely on accessories and beauty products "because there was no sign of a turnaround in the sale of high-ticket items"

Padma Lakshmi's Jewelry Strategies [WSJ]
The new jewelry designer says: "I pick one hot point on my body that I'm going to highlight. Let one area do the singing -- you don't want to hear three songs at once."

The Next Phase of Luxury Retail [WSJ]
WSJ. goes inside Gilt Groupe

The age of adventure [Guardian UK]
25-year-old Fanny Karst launches her Old Ladies' Rebellion line--aimed at the older crowd

Stylists turn tresses into sculpture at fantasy hair competition [LA Times]
"Stone-faced stylists put the finishing touches on their chicken-wired and pomaded masterpieces. What emerged from the piles of discarded Styrofoam clods and noxious clouds of hairspray were divas with heads decked out in pink lilies, forests of furry trees and coifs of cotton candy."

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