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Holy $*#@! An Osbourne License

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Holy $*#@! An Osbourne License

LOS ANGELES — Had enough of the Osbournes yet? If not, soon MTV’s favorite nuclear family will be on everything from loungewear to shoelaces to air fresheners to action figures.

It was confirmed Friday that the Osbournes have signed a master…

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Fashion Features

Rating the Retailers: If Wal-Mart’s a Six, What Rank Are You?

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart recently rated itself only a six out of 10 for performance, which can only lead one to wonder what other retailers would rank.

Given Wal-Mart’s impressive track record and its place as the benchmark of retail success, it came as…

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Fashion Features

With Tourism Down, Luxury Looks Local

PARIS — The luxury goods business may be global, but lately its major players have been living the local life.

Faced with a dramatic drop in tourism in the wake of Sept. 11 that has yet to fully recover, an industry that depends on travel for as…

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Fashion Features

Yamamoto to Show

NEW YORK — Booked your flight to Paris for the couture yet? You might just want to change your departure date. Because Yohji Yamamoto has decided to show his spring ready-to-wear collection on July 7, the eve of haute couture.

The show, scheduled…

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Fashion Features

FINDINGS

NATIVE SCENE: Kokopelli Gallery, a store specializing in Native American jewelry, celebrated its new SoHo location with traditional performances from Native American tribal dancers.

The 600-square-foot store-gallery moved from Thompson Street to 152…

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Fashion Features

Mido Fair Gives Bright Outlook For Sunglasses

MILAN — The Italian eyewear industry continued to bask in strong sales and trends, despite the chill that hit much of the luxury goods markets in the last year or so.

The industry’s good health was evident in last year’s double-digit growth and…

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People

Power Trip

“For me,” growled hostess Donatella Versace, clad in fuchsia leather pants and a fuchsia silk blouse, her white bangs fringing her black smudged eyes, “Hollywood is like coming home.”

The diva was on another brazen babe’s home turf, that of Melanie…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Belles of the Ball … Party People … Weight-Listed …

BELLES OF THE BALL: Is Presidential niece Lauren Bush now a designer? She plans to accompany Tommy Hilfiger to the CFDA Awards tonight, but she won’t be wearing one of his designs. Bush, who appears exclusively in Hilfiger’s ad campaigns, came up with…

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Fashion Features

Most Likely to Succeed

NEW YORK — Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez could be poster children for the freshly graduated, eager young fashion student. Both 23, they’re living and working out of the same shabby-chic loft at the frenetic center of Koreatown and the Garment…

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Fashion Features

Shining Moment

NEW YORK — Sometimes, the future’s so bright, you gotta wear shades. Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, who recently graduated from Parsons School of Design, have grabbed industry attention with their chic Proenza Schouler collection. They will be…

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Financial

Alloy Turns Corner With $2.5M in Profit

NEW YORK — Major revenue gains propelled Alloy Inc. to profit from loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2002.

For the three months ended May 30, the New York-based Generation Y direct merchant reported a swing to net income of $2.5 million, or 6…

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Financial

Bon-Ton

NEW YORK — Tighter inventories helped Bon-Ton Stores Inc. reduce its first-quarter red ink.

Net losses narrowed 12 percent to $4.4 million, or 29 cents a share, from $5 million, or 33 cents a year ago.

Revenues for the period ended May 4 advanced…

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Financial

Juniors Boost Ross Sales, Net

NEW YORK — Strength in junior apparel was among the factors generating double-digit increases on both the top and bottom line at off-pricer Ross Stores Inc.

Net income swelled 37.5 percent to $47.7 million, or 59 cents a diluted share, from $34.7…

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Financial

Bluefly Receives Soros Infusion

NEW YORK — Online off-pricer Bluefly Inc. has gotten another boost from George Soros.

A group led by the financier agreed on May 24 to purchase 1.2 million of the firm’s common stock as well as warrants for $1.9 million.

According to a filing…

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Fashion Features

CalMart Names Lentz to Top Post

LOS ANGELES — A former Dallas Market Center executive is returning to familiar territory, taking the top management post at the California Market Center here.

Real estate management veteran Paul R. Lentz has been tapped as general manager of CMC, a…

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Fashion Features

Formerly Léger, Now Leroux, Comes to U.S.

PARIS — Herve L. Leroux, the former Herve Leger, is coming to America.

For the first time since owner Max Azria ousted him from his namesake house in 1999, Leroux’s collection will be sold in the U.S. It will retail exclusively in Manhattan at…

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Fashion Features

IN BRIEF

NEW TITLES AT JONES: Jones Apparel Group has promoted three of its key executives. Anita Britt, who had been senior vice president of finance and investor relations, has been named executive vice president of finance. Efthimios P. Sotos, who was…

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Fashion Features

India-Pakistan Concerns Mount

WASHINGTON — In the wake of escalating tensions between nuclear foes Pakistan and India, retailers and manufacturers held emergency meetings around the nation Friday amid growing concern over sourcing from the region.

Most executives said they were…

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Fashion Features

INTIMATE NOTES

UJA HONOREES: More than 200 industry apparel executives turned out for the UJA Federation Apparel Division’s award gala at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan during market week for two executives from the innerwear manufacturing and retail fields: Nancy…

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Fashion Features

The Return of De la Renta Intimates

NEW YORK — The relaunch of the licensed Oscar de la Renta foundations will be rolled out nationwide to 220 doors of Federated Department Stores.

The reintroduction of the brand in intimates is an exclusive deal in the U.S. with Federated stores,…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Retailer, David Cohen, 80

NEW YORK — David Cohen, 80, the force behind John’s Bargain Stores, a major retailer in the Sixties, died Thursday of lung cancer at his home in Medford, New York.

Cohen left school in the sixth grade to work full-time for his father’s closeout…

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Fashion Features

Omas’ Signature Strategy

NEW YORK — Omas is ready to ink the next chapter in its 77-year history.

The Bologna, Italy-based luxury pen company is planning to increase its visibility in the U.S. market, with stepped-up distribution, a streamlined collection of handmade pens…

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Fashion Features

Wolford’s Next Step: Individual Nature

NEW YORK — When Wolford ships its newest line, Individual Nature, to stores in August, the company’s executives hope it will bring a breath of fresh air to stimulate the otherwise challenging sheers business.

Individual Nature features tights with…

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People

Fantasy Island

New Guinea is aflutter with birds of paradise, while the Galapagos swarm with flocks of blue-footed boobies. So what about those other rare birds — of the jet-set variety? There’s the Blue-Blooded Booby — equally evolved to thrive in exotic niche…

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People

Golden Rule

LONDON — Forget about the Queen’s annus horribilus. It’s officially the annus jubileeus and it’s packed with enough parades, pageants, processions, concerts, gun salutes and Royal Air Force fly-pasts to last another 50 years.

Today and Tuesday have…

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