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Neiman Marcus wants to have a relationship with you. What does that look like?

DALLAS — Neiman Marcus CEO Geoffroy van Raemdonck talks about love and relationships more than most top retail executives. It’s not a stretch. Neiman Marcus has ...Read more

Jodie Turner-Smith, Jessica Chastain bring color to Academy Museum Gala

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It's probably just as well that the Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles last weekend (celebrating the year anniversary of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures) didn't have a red carpet; these two beautiful looks have more than enough color on their own. Jessica Chastain's floral fantasy of a gown is by Oscar de la Renta, ...Read more

Answer Angel: The real lowdown on runway fashion trends

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I’ve been saving up this question until the runway shows in New York and in Europe ended. I compiled a list of questionable fashion trends I saw on the internet and in magazines that I, for some reason, keep subscribing to. I want to get your take on some of the styles and trends I’m wondering about. In no ...Read more

Bay Area city getting a trendy, prison-themed sneaker shop from LA

SAN JOSE, Calif. – If you heard a prison-themed apparel store selling the latest shoes endorsed by rapper Travis Scott was landing in the Bay Area, you probably wouldn’t think “Walnut Creek.” Yet the chichi city is indeed the new home of Bottom Bunk Sneaker House, an L.A.-based ...Read more

Answer Angel: High fashion tights

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: This past weekend three of my best girlfriends came from various cities for our first get together since the COVID-19 shutdown. There was a lot to catch up on — including fashion! We started talking about tights — not running tights from Lululemon etc., but pantyhose, only a little heavier. We know they’re ...Read more

‘Queen of Versailles’ Jackie Siegel opens new fashion exhibit at Neiman Marcus in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Love or hate her, “Queen of Versailles” Jackie Siegel has had some iconic looks over the years. And now for a limited time, fans can check them out at homeandleisure/fashiondaily/fashiondailynews/s-2738883">Read more

Balenciaga and Lay’s potato chips collab debuts a bag that reportedly costs $1,800

DALLAS — Models of Balenciaga strut through a runway of mud sporting mesh blouses and long leather skirts. But clutched tightly at each of the models’ sides is a familiar but unusual sight for the occasion: a bag of Lay’s potato chips.

The luxury Spanish fashion house known for its subversive designs partnered with Plano, Texas-based ...Read more

Tina Turner Barbie doll celebrates ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’

Almost 40 years after Tina Turner made one of the biggest comebacks in music history, she’s getting all dolled up.

The two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is the latest superstar to get a Barbie doll in her likeness.

Toymaker Mattel released the limited-edition doll last week to celebrate Turner’s 1984 song “What’s Love Got to Do ...Read more

Here’s an inside look at Louis Vuitton’s handbag workshop

ALVARADO, Texas — Natural light shines through the windows and reflects on artisans hard at work at the Louis Vuitton Rochambeau Ranch in Alvarado. The luxury handbag maker says it designed the building to enhance creativity for its 300 artisans.

Louis Vuitton gave the media an up-close look at the detail that goes into creating a handbag on ...Read more

Column: Holiday? What holiday? It's barely October

The trees are starting to change color. The air is turning a little crisp. Birds are getting ready to pack their bags to make their annual trip south. Autumn is just beginning.

And Target stores have already had a holiday sale.

That's "holiday," as in Christmas, which this year falls on Dec. 25. Hanukkah begins the evening of Dec. ...Read more

Homecoming hemlines and the fight over fall formal fashion: ‘The dresses are shorter than ever’

CHICAGO -- Chicago dad Exavier Pope will tell you he aced homecoming dress selection for his 17-year-old daughter, Emory. He had a few ground rules, of course. The dress couldn’t have a plunging neckline, and the hemline had to be at “a reasonable level.”

Emory wore a strapless, black, ruched number from Express, black tights and lace-up ...Read more

How the 1st Mexican cultural store in Chicago's Magnificent Mile highlights the economic power of immigrant community

CHICAGO -- Hundreds of radiant rebozos and picturesque huipiles, made by Indigenous artisans in rural towns of Mexico, adorn the tall walls of a store on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Each item tells the story of a family — traditions that are centuries old — and how they got to the Magnificent Mile for the world to admire. ...Read more

Macy’s to test dual-format concept as part of expansion beyond shopping malls

CHICAGO -- Macy’s is testing a new concept in south suburban Evergreen Park: a dual store format that includes its off-price concept, Macy’s Backstage, and a small-format Market by Macy’s.

The store, located at 9700 S. Western Ave. at Evergreen Plaza, opened last month. Marc Mastronardi, the company’s chief stores officer, said in an ...Read more

Answer Angel: Eye-popping women’s suits

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I see that models, movie and TV personalities and “fashion influencers” are wearing brightly colored suits — jackets with matching pants and, sometimes, even shoes — in shades like lipstick red (Cardi B), neon green (Blake Lively), Barbie pink (Zendaya), banana yellow (Kendall Jenner) and bright purple (...Read more

Romi Apothecary sources and forages herbs for Minnesota-made beauty products

Herbalist Romina Takimoto's skin care line uses natural, healing ingredients.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A tall row of black filing cabinets lines a wall in Romina Takimoto's nondescript St. Paul lab. She pulls open the "R" drawer and produces a cellophane bag stuffed with tiny dried roses, their buds a pale pink.

"I use ...Read more

Romi Apothecary sources and forages herbs for Minnesota-made beauty products

Herbalist Romina Takimoto's skin care line uses natural, healing ingredients.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A tall row of black filing cabinets lines a wall in Romina Takimoto's nondescript St. Paul lab. She pulls open the "R" drawer and produces a cellophane bag stuffed with tiny dried roses, their buds a pale pink.

"I use ...Read more

What’s the hot Christmas toy? Whatever your kid wants

The pandemic gave toy makers and retailers two back-to-back winning years, but the industry isn’t expecting the same level of growth in 2022.

North Texas-based toy companies say they’re confident about their businesses even though retailers are more cautious about this Christmas and worrying about the prospects of a recession next year.

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‘Stranger Things’ star Matthew Modine joins daughter to support jewelry line to help protect the Amazon rainforest

“Papa” is finally doing the right thing.

Matthew Modine, who played evil scientist “Papa” in the Netflix series “Stranger Things,” is partnering with his real-life daughter Ruby to save the planet.

“Shameless” actress Ruby Rivera Modine, 32, is the face of a new jewelry collection crafted by more than 30 designers and available...Read more

Bella Hadid has dress spray-painted on before walking runway at Paris Fashion Week

Supermodel Bella Hadid had a dress spray-painted onto her before walking the runway Friday at a Paris Fashion Week show for luxury label Coperni.

U.S. prisoners captured by Russians ‘prayed for death’ on brutal ride to freedom

Hadid, 25, stepped onto a platform wearing only nude underwear, according to Vogue. A team of people then began ...Read more

Steelers' Heyward leads initiative to provide city high school boys with access to dress clothes

PITTSBURGH — Craig Heyward came to the University of Pittsburgh in 1984 eager to play football for the Panthers.

But the players were required to wear formal clothes on game day, and "Ironhead," who came from a single-parent home with several siblings, didn't have much.

"He came to Pitt with exactly one suit to his name,"...Read more