In couture, cut is vital, but Marie Dupuis has found it can also apply to price. Thanks to a little bargaining, a Jean-Paul Gaultier dress she had her eye on for New Year's eve was hers at a 40 percent discount.
The U.S. plan for the emerging field of nanotechnology lacks vision, fails to assess risk and leaves the industry vulnerable to public mistrust, the National Research Council said in a report released on Wednesday.
Upscale department store Neiman Marcus posted a sharply lower quarterly profit on Wednesday as its affluent shoppers, facing a deep economic downturn, scaled back their spending. The results from Neiman, which also reported a 14.
Defying the economic gloom, a diamond with a rich royal pedigree went under the hammer at Christie's auction house Wednesday for a record 16.4 million pounds (24.3 million dollars, 18.7 million euros).
The White House reviewed a Democratic plan on Monday to bail out stricken automakers with up to $15 billion in loans, a bid that would also clear the way for longer-term help if industry meets certain conditions.
Playboy Enterprises Inc plans to continue "aggressive cost cutting" across the company in 2009 but outlined growth prospects for products such as Playboy underwear and new products such as fragrances, according to Chief Financial Officer Linda Havard.
From twentysomethings trying to emulate wide-eyed manga heroines to middle-aged housewives seeking an elegant look that lasts, Japanese women are fluttering the latest in luscious lashes -- and they're artificial.
By Pascale Denis PARIS, Dec 9 (Reuters Life!) - Champagne makers are hoping to hear the sound of corks popping this festive season to drown the gloom of a year that has seen sales volumes drop as a global economic downturn bites.
Greece's weekend riots destroyed about 130 shops in Athens's commercial center and owners of surviving businesses say a Christmas season already overshadowed by global economic crisis may be lost to them altogether.