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  Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 4:14 PM ET

What's Hot at Fashion Week? Nudes and Sexy Shoes

After a week of fashion shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, there are few trends that stand out, among them: pale tones and sexy shoes.

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  Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 3:03 PM ET

Fashion Week Spring 2011: The Shoes

The Hot Shoes of Spring

The shoes are sexy, but the walking is treacherous. Both on and off the runway, shoes were turning heads—and possibly a few ankles—at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's Spring 2011 shows. Whatever the style—be it a gladiator sandal, a platform wedge, or a stacked heel—there was a common theme: extreme height. So much so that more than a few women were spotted having to slip off their heels and slip on another shoe in order to navigate New York's streets, especially in the cobble-stoned Meatpacking
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com
The shoes are sexy, but the walking is treacherous. Both on and off the runway, shoes were turning heads—and possibly a few ankles—at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's Spring 2011 shows. Whatever the style—be it a gladiator sandal, a platform wedge, or a stacked heel—there was a common theme: extreme height. So much so that more than a few women were spotted having to slip off their heels and slip on another shoe in order to navigate New York's streets, especially in the cobble-stoned Meatpacking

The shoes are sexy, but the walking is treacherous.

Both on and off the runway, shoes were turning heads — and possibly a few ankles — at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's Spring 2011 shows.

Whatever the style — be it a gladiator sandal, a platform wedge, or a stacked heel — there was a common theme: extreme height. So much so that more than a few women were spotted having to slip off their heels and slip on another shoe in order to navigate New York's streets, especially in the cobble-stoned Meatpacking District where some fashion shows took place.

Click ahead to see a sample of what's in store for spring.

By Christina Cheddar-Berk
Posted 17 Sept 2010

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  Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 3:34 PM ET

Blue Nile's App Is a Girl's Best Friend (And Maybe a Boy's Too)

Blue Nile CEO Diane Irvine says she wants to be "a disruptive force" in the jewelry industry, and she just may have the killer app to do it.

A sneak peek at a new app that Blue Nile will debut at the Applestore in about a week shows the online jeweler really knows its customer.

The app has elements designed to appeal to both women and men, and gives the tech savvy a powerful tool when they go shopping for a diamond.

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  Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 12:18 PM ET

Toys 'R Us CEO Has a Word of Caution for Reporters

'Tis the season for the Christmas holiday shopping prognosticating to begin. (Yes, it's only September, but in retail-land, Christmas never really ends, does it?)

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  Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 2:30 PM ET

Americans Growing More Fearful of Their Finances

Looking for more evidence that stock market volatility and economic uncertainty are taking a toll on consumer confidence?

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  Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 1:42 PM ET

Toys 'R Us Rolls Out FAO Pop-Up Stores, Exclusive Items

Last Christmas, retailers were tussling in the toy aisle, as discounters such as Target and Wal-Mart fought to win holiday sales by touting low prices and "toys under $10."

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  Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 10:02 AM ET

Trying to Create Online Buzz? Add Free Bacon

Posted By: Mia Lamar

Not too long ago in advertising, a review in a nationally syndicated column was a huge break for a brand looking for some buzz.

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  Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 3:30 PM ET

Retail Sales: It's the Comparisons, Stupid

Sales at U.S. retailers may have posted their largest gain in five months ... a scant 0.4 percent.

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  Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 11:44 AM ET

W Hotels Primps for Fashion Week's Catwalk

Fashion designers draw their inspiration from many sources, so the fact that several young designers used the W hotels as their muse for their new collections may not be startling.

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  Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 2:22 PM ET

Fashion Industry 'Surfed the Tsunami': Von Furstenberg

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg said she expects the fashion industry "surfed the tsunami" of rough economic times, and she's very optimistic for the future.

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