HE-RO PLANS MEETING: The He-Ro Group will try once again to hold its annual meeting of stockholders. The company has postponed its meeting four times. According to a spokeswoman, He-Ro has planned its meeting for Thursday at 10 a.m. at the law firm of Lowenthal, Landau, Fisher & Bring, in Manhattan. The delays have been blamed on the death in September of the company's founder and former chairman, Herbert Rounick, and subsequent turmoil and downsizing.

MILLER'S ISLAND INVASION: Nicole Miller is taking its looks to the Caribbean. The company has signed a joint venture agreement with Little Switzerland Inc. to open in-store boutiques in three Little Switzerland stores -- two in St. Thomas and one in Aruba.

Bud Konheim, president of Nicole Miller, said the 300-square-foot shops will carry Miller merchandise such as dresses, swimsuits, accessories and ties. He projects a combined volume of $1.5 million this year for the three shops, which should open within a month.

The agreement also calls for Little Switzerland, which has 19 tourist-oriented shops in nine Caribbean islands, to have exclusive rights to market Nicole Miller merchandise in those markets. Other in-store shops could open later this year.

Konheim said the association between the two companies began this fall, when Miller's watch line was brought into the store. This was followed last month by a successful appearance and trunk show at one of the St. Thomas units, in which $70,000 worth of merchandise was sold in a three-day period.

Konheim said his son, Alex, who is also in charge of the firm's Seville, Spain store, will be overseeing the new venture.

THE JOYS OF SEWING: The Butterick Co. has produced a 13-part series for public television. "Sewing Today" has begun to air on PBS stations in the cities of Dallas, Denver, San Antonio, Milwaukee and St. Paul, Minn., and in North Carolina, Vermont and Hawaii. It will be shown in the New York area on April 3 on WLIW-TV, Channel 21, at 2:30 p.m.

Hosted by Nancy Fleming, a former Miss America and an avid home sewer, the series invites viewers into private design spaces and workrooms with fashion and interior designers.Among the features are Victor Costa discussing special occasion embellishment; Todd Oldham talking about combining fabric, notion and color; Bill Blass demonstrating garment construction, and Linda Allard, designer for Ellen Tracy, teaching wardrobing techniques.

The show is produced in cooperation with WKNO/Memphis and is underwritten by Bernina of America, a sewing machine manufacturer based in Aurora, Ill.

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