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Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

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J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

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Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

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Blouses Weave a Comeback

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Confidence Up As Consumers Beat Forecasts

NEW YORK — Consumer confidence rose above projections in May, but a small dip in the expectations index may mean the rate of economic growth will not quicken in the coming months.

The Conference Board’s monthly reading of consumer…

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ARMANI’S GOODWILL: The United Nations Refugee Agency Tuesday appointed Giorgio Armani a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador during the annual “Pavarotti and Friends” concert in Modena, benefiting Angolan refugees in Zambia. ”I have…

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Media

Lights , Camera , Action

This summer’s films are big on fashion with styles that run the gamut from retro to renegade. Costume dramas like “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” a Napoleonic comedy, take on…

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Blouses Weave a Comeback

DALLAS — Knits have had their decade in the casual sun, so now it’s time to share the spotlight with wovens.Blouse and shirt makers are riding high on the surge in sales of woven tops, after a long period in which they seemed to fall off…

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Fashion High Fetes Students, Buchman

NEW YORK — The concept of fashion as entertainment was prevalent at the High School of Fashion Industries’ “Stretch to the Future” scholarship competition last week, an event that also honored designer Dana Buchman.Spun around…

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Fashion Features

Luxury IPOs a Go-Go: Burberry to Become 2nd Summer Offering

LONDON — Whatever the weather, one thing is certain about this summer — it’s going to be hot for luxury IPOs.GUS PLC today will confirm its plans to go for an initial public offering of up to 25 percent of the shares in its luxury…

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Fashion Features

Boss Steps Up U.S. Probe

BERLIN — The heat is turning up on Hugo Boss’ U.S. operations.

PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York is currently overseeing an internal audit at Hugo Boss USA where, as reported, Marty Staff, chief executive officer, and Vincent…

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Lang’s Men’s Collection Set for Parisian Return

PARIS — “I’m really looking forward to coming to Paris again,” Helmut Lang said Tuesday in announcing that he will unveil his next men’s collection here June 30 at Espace Commines during men’s fashion week.

The…

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Financial

As APEC Opens, Zoellick Pushes U.S. Trade Plan

WASHINGTON — U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick will try to use the momentum from the Senate’s passage of presidential trade promotion authority last week to advance the Bush administration’s trade agenda at the Asia-Pacific…

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Marketing and Promotion

Name Game Growing Stale

NEW YORK — The back-to-basics movement is gathering momentum among fashion shoppers.

A quest for value, accelerated by the aging of the U.S. population and resulting shift in people’s priorities, is diminishing the importance many…

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Financial

Gottschalks Trims Loss In Quarter

NEW YORK — With a firm grasp on inventories and expenses, Gottschalks Inc. cut its losses during the first quarter.Net losses for the period narrowed to $2.7 million, or 21 cents a share, against red ink of $4.6 million, or 36 cents, in the…

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Fashion Features

A Foot in the Door for Fashion’s Future

SAN FRANCISCO — For Jennifer Jeon, landing one of the two coveted internships Zandra Rhodes offered last week during the graduation fashion show at the Academy of Art College here was fate.

On vacation last year in London, the Korean student…

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Fashion Features

Parros Quits at Bebe

LOS ANGELES — After only a year and a half at the helm, John T. Parros abruptly resigned Tuesday as president and chief operating officer of Bebe Stores Inc., effective immediately.

No details were provided in the announcement issued by the…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Start Making Sense … Screening Scorsese … Double Diesel …

START MAKING SENSE: Refusing to languish unseen by the plain scaffolding which is currently obscuring Saks Fifth Avenue’s facade, the retailer is in decorating mode. Beginning today, a 215-foot installation by artist and former Talking Head David…

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People

Grecian Formula

“Nobody’s allowed to take a picture of Pavlos in a toga,” Rena Sindi announced Wednesday night at Diane Von Furstenberg’s studio, the site of the last theme party for Sindi’s upcoming book — thrown, appropriately,…

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