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Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

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Business

Prada Profits Slump 25% in H1

Revenues dropped 15 percent, despite the "first signs of improving trends in mainland China.”

clock 5hGordon Sirlisi

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

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Early Comps See Bright Spot in May

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Suiting Up

Other designers may have given up on that one-time wardrobe staple. Not Carolina Herrera.

“I just love the gray three-piece suit,” she said on Tuesday afternoon, dressed in a white version of the same. “It’s very chic.”

But most of the women who…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Jewelry Club … In the Name of Charity … French Touch …

JEWELRY CLUB: Boucheron, in the throes of a global relaunch by parent Gucci Group, may have landed a jewel of an outpost on Fifth Avenue. Sources say the brand will take over the space, which is currently a 12,000-square-foot Club Monaco unit, between…

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Fashion Features

Pretty Sporty

MILAN — Many designers explore the past for inspiration, but Miuccia Prada is among the few who meld it seamlessly with the present and the future. For cruise, she plays with classic sporty cuts — polo shirts, safari jackets — which she gussies up…

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Financial

Arden Cuts Losses in Quarter

NEW YORK — Elizabeth Arden Inc. cut its first-quarter red ink almost in half with increased sales, tighter inventories and reduced expenses.

Net losses for the period improved to $9.9 million, or 61 cents a share, against the year-ago deficit of…

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Financial

Quiksilver: Sales Up, Net Down

NEW YORK — Quiksilver Inc. on Wednesday posted second-quarter earnings that were lower than a year ago, but still managed to beat Wall Street earnings-per-share expectations by 4 cents.

For the three months ended April 30, income dipped 3.4 percent…

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Fashion Features

Christian Lacroix Unveils Pucci Plan

PARIS — Christian Lacroix has a million and one things to do — most pressingly, the winter couture collection he will present here July 9. “All the sketches are done, but we have still not done fittings,” he confessed sheepishly Tuesday over coffee…

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Commerce Sets TPA Road Show

WASHINGTON — Commerce Secretary Donald Evans hit the road Wednesday to launch a pro-trade campaign that has drawn some criticism from labor groups.

The trip comes at a time when House and Senate lawmakers are trying to reach a compromise on a trade…

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Fashion Features

Early Comps See Bright Spot in May

NEW YORK — Retailers reporting May comparable-store sales ahead of the pack on Wednesday found some sun in the last week of a generally cool, wet month.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Chico’s FAS Inc. both turned out to be winners, with total comps…

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Fashion Features

Hilfiger Leaps to Top Of U.S. Fashion Ranks, Earning $24.9 Million

NEW YORK — Linda’s still looking for her $25 million, but Tommy’s already out spending his.

With such perennial favorites as ex-Warnaco chief executive officer Linda Wachner out of office and seeking in court $25 million in compensation and…

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Fashion Features

Minor Delay for Prada IPO

LONDON — Prada is planning to push the date of its initial public offering back by about two weeks, with trading due to start in mid-July, according to banking sources.

A Prada spokeswoman declined to comment.

Prada has never confirmed a date for…

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People

Bush Whacker

Hey, is that underage Lauren Bush with a bottle of Cristal in her hand? The 17-year-old model (aka the First Lady of Tommy Hilfiger) christened the “Tommy Hilfiger Freedom America” yacht with not one but two bottles of bubbly at Chelsea Piers on…

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People

Good Libations

During these first weeks of summer, over-worked bartenders on both sides of the Atlantic have shaken themselves silly. In London, barflies like Naomi Campbell call for the Rubabu, a rhubarb infused sake concoction served at Zuma. At New York’s trendy…

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People

Stormin’ Norman

BERLIN — “Who will be the guide?” asks Norman Rosenthal as he and a taxi full of art enthusiasts walk into Berlin’s Alte Nationalgalerie (the old National Gallery), which reopened in December after extensive renovations. “I suppose I should be the…

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Fashion Features

IN BRIEF

PIAGET POLO CLASSIC: Christina Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, and Paula Zahn, CNN anchor, will be honored this Sunday at the fourth annual Piaget Polo Classic. The event , sponsored by Piaget, will be held at…

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Fashion Features

THE TOP 20 APPAREL SALARIES 2001

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Tommy Hilfiger, principal designer, Tommy Hilfiger Corp.

2001 Compensation (salary + bonus): $24,925,000; 2000 Compensation (salary + bonus): $26,851,000 Percent change: -7

2001 Company Earnings): $131 million SaleS: $1.88 billion

2001…

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Travel On, Young Pants

To Ann Brashares, a pair of jeans can be much more than covering for the legs. They can be an emotional reservoir.

“I loved the idea of a piece of clothing as a transformative object and one where you could store a lot of…

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Fashion Features

Madden’s Aim: Lifestyle Status

NEW YORK — Steven Madden Ltd. is branching out slowly but surely.

A mere 12 months ago, Madden was focused on women’s shoes. Since then, the company has expanded with licensed accessories, including handbags, belts, sunglasses and socks; licensed…

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Fashion Features

Neighborhood Protests Wal-Mart Supercenter

DALLAS — Wal-Mart may have hit a roadblock in its bid to open a new urban Supercenter here.

A group of community leaders from neighborhoods surrounding the proposed store, which would be built on an 11-acre site near downtown Dallas in the Oak Lawn…

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