A woman browses through clothing in the DKNY collection by Donna Karan at Lord & Taylor department store in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007.  Across the nation, women over age 35 are increasingly rebelling against the suits and head-to-toe dressing of traditional department store labels like Liz Claiborne, Jones New York and the old-guard mall stores like Talbots and AnnTaylor. That's put sales of traditional women's fashions in a rut that has deepened over the past year, and companies have announced reduced profit outlooks, missed sales targets and dramatic restructuring.

Photo by Kathy Willens, AP photo

A woman browses through clothing in the DKNY collection by Donna Karan at Lord & Taylor department store in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007. Across the nation, women over age 35 are increasingly rebelling against the suits and head-to-toe dressing of traditional department store labels like Liz Claiborne, Jones New York and the old-guard mall stores like Talbots and AnnTaylor. That's put sales of traditional women's fashions in a rut that has deepened over the past year, and companies have announced reduced profit outlooks, missed sales targets and dramatic restructuring.

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