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What Kate Spade Needs in 2014

Welcome to the world of Kate Spade . A new shining dawn of black-and-white striped dresses, tote bags with "toffee apple" written on them,...

Midday Market Minute: Michael Kors Shares Jump To Lifetime High

Fashion company Michael Kors Holdings Ltd raised its full-year forecast after handily beating Wall Street estimates for its third-quarter results with the help of strong sales of luxury items in North America and Europe during the holidays. The results sent the company's shares up 13 percent to a lifetime high on the New York Stock Exchange.

5 Easy Ways to Turn Your Closet Clutter Into Cash

If you're bemoaning a lack of cash and of closet space, try solving both problems in one fell swoop. But with so many ways to sell your used fashions, it can be tough finding the right one for you. DailyFinance breaks down the options so you can find the right fit for your personality.

EverPurse: A Mobile Wallet Accessory With a Ladylike Twist

Using your smartphone as your mobile wallet is great -- until the battery dies. A number of technical solutions exist to solve that problem -- but none so fashionable as the EverPurse, a stylish zippered clutch with a built-in phone charger.

Endless.com Is Ending: Amazon to Absorb Designer Fashion Site

In the end, the name of Endless.com was a lie. Amazon.com will be shutting down its standalone high-end apparel store later this month. Endless.com will redirect to Amazon.com/fashion, where the leading online retailer is beefing up its fashion-savvy merchandise.

Why Gap Will Never Be Great Again

Gap investors may feel pretty stoked right now. Shares of the company behind Old Navy, Banana Republic, and its namesake apparel chain have been on fire this year. But look closer and you'll see why this former fashion darling is still fading.

Sorry, Target: Future Fashionistas Prefer Justice

You might not have heard of tween-focused chain Justice, but young girls are swooning over its fashions. In fact, girls age 7 to 12 now call the specialty retailer their main clothing crush, as opposed to their former steady, Target.

Savings Experiment: Women's Intimates

There is a saying that a good man is hard to find, and the same should be said about a bra. Considering the rules of gravity, women will find that a well-fitting bra is a worthwhile investment. Luckily, there are ways to stretch your budget without ruining the fabric of your life.

Women's Heels Fall Out of Step With Economic Outlook

Historically, women's heel sizes reach new heights when the economy is down, and fall when it's prosperous. But come winter and spring, we'll be seeing more women in kitten heels and flats, despite the continuing economic doldrums.

How Your Facebook Wall Could Become an Online Mall

Ah, Facebook: It's where you banter with "friends," share vacation photos and "like" everything from candy bars to political parties -- so why not shop there, too? Now, retailers are making it easier to do just that.

Macy's Flagship Store to Receive $400 Million Facelift

Macy's has set out to create another miracle on 34th Street with a $400 million revamp of its fabled flagship store in New York City. The planned makeover includes a new focus on upscale food with 22 eateries, and an emphasis on technology that reflects Macy's courtship of Generation Y.

Walmart's Latest Fashion Fail: It's No Target

For years, Walmart has been out to prove it could provide some substance for stylish wardrobes, but shoppers didn't buy the idea of fashion from the retail giant. No shock, its high hopes to emulate Target's "cheap chic" reputation have failed: Walmart's shutting down its Manhattan apparel office.

Can Uniqlo's Clever Clothes Refashion the Retail Market?

Uniqlo has a simple plan: To revolutionize how people wear clothes. As its next step, the Japanese retailer of utilitarian but sexy fashions with cutting-edge features is making a massive push into the U.S. And if you haven't heard the buzz Uniqlo's generating, you will soon.

Would You Hire Him?

Our new Style Scavenger column is about finding good purchases in unexpected places. Our first challenge: Helping a recent college grad evolve his look from funky and stained to interview- and office-ready. But before we get to the clothes, we'll have to figure out what to do with the tie-dyed hair...

J.C. Penney Takes Aim at Fashion Leader Status

The jcp design groupe is bringing legitimate fashion cred to the retailer, with trendy looks that rival higher-end, higher-priced chains. Follow their new camel cape from conception to consumer with us and you'll get the message they're sending: This is not your mother's J.C. Penney.

Fashion Forward: eBay to Open Virtual Outlet Mall

In September, EBay plans to open an online outlet store with products from Brooks Brothers, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Spanx and Bluefly. It could help the company grow, but it's another step away from its madcap auctioneer roots. Is eBay becoming boring?

Can Athleta Give Gap a Much-Needed Win?

Athleta, a women's sportswear merchant that the Gap bought in 2008, opened its first two East Coast stores in New York this week. At a time when 200 Gap stores are closing, Athleta is sprinting toward its goal of 50 stores by 2013.

The World's Most Expensive Flip-Flops

Chipkos hopes its latest pair of fashionable flip-flops could help save the Costa Rican rainforests. One purchase will protect 100,000 square feet of the eco-rich land. But it's had no takers so far. Did we mention the sandals cost $18,000?