Fashion Week Fashion Week Fall 2011

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    Nordstrom's decision to acquire online retailer HauteLook is just the latest example of the shake-up that is going in the designer goods market. Fashion designers are scrambling to play catch up with their online strategies now that more luxury customers are demanding it.

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    "Project Runway" winner Irina Shabayeva debuts her first show at Lincoln Center during  Fashion Week, hoping to  turn the fame she garnered with her "Project Runway" win into an enduring career.

  • NY Fashion Week: Beyond Lincoln Center

    Lincoln Center may be the main hub for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, but there are fashion shows happening all over New York City. CNBC's Brooke Sopelsa has the details.

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    Luxury shoppers are back in the stores, and they no longer feel there is a need to hide their shopping bags. That's good news for designers.

  • Fashion Meets Finance at the Nasdaq

    Fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo tells CNBC's Brooke Sopelsa what the inspiration behind his new line is and why he decided to have his fashion show at the Nasdaq and not Lincoln Center.

  • NYC Meets Paris at Catherine Malandrino Show

    Fashion designer Catherine Malandrino tells CNBC's Brooke Sopelsa about the the inspiration behind her new collection and why she chose to hold her fashion show at the industrial-like space at the Times Square Building.

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    Retailers such as JCPenney, Target and Walgreens are partnering with magazines like Glamour, PeopleStyleWatch and Modern Bride to leverage their fashion authority to help sell everything from tops to bridal gowns to lipstick.

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    The preppy style is making a comeback, but before you go digging through your father's polos and grabbing your grandmother's pearls, know that this time around "picnic chic" has some new twists. From the stylings of the classic prep outlined in "True Prep"—Lisa Birnbach's updated version of the guide, "The Official Preppy Handbook"—to the "urban graduate" epitomized by Russell Simmons' Argyleculture clothing line to UrbanOutfitters' "vintage preppy" hipsters, preppy is truly an adaptive trend.

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    After a rough 2009 that saw the demise of several stores, jewelry merchants have emerged as the shining star of the retail sector this holiday, with chains from tony Tiffany to mass-market Sterling Jewelers posting robust sales gains.