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Berluti Confirms Haider Ackermann

Prized for his colorful, globe-trotting style, the designer is to show his first collection for the French brand next January.

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Retail

J. Crew Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Madewell continues to show gains while comp sales at the J. Crew brand remained challenged.

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Retail

China Powers a 19.2% H1 Gain at SMCP

The French retail group operates the Sandro, Maje and Claudie Perlot chains.

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A SHRINKING SHARE OF WALLET

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A SHRINKING SHARE OF WALLET

NEW YORK — Call it the perils of polarization.

A tug-of-war is being staged over consumers’ purse strings for a broad range of services and products — and so far, the contest is clearly being won by the services sector, with apparel a notable…

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Fashion Features

Cracking the Matrix: Stores Seek Diversity With New Vendor Mix

NEW YORK — Thank goodness for the small firms.

Responding to repeated criticism of being too similar and even boring, some of the key department store chains are placing more focus on differentiating their product mix and making room for…

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Fashion Features

New Chief Won’t Alter Boss

NEW YORK — Marty Staff might be gone, but Hugo Boss USA still wants the party to go on.

Tony Lucia, who was named chief executive officer of the company last week, might be more low-key and have a different management style, but Boss is moving…

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A Fresh Crop

NEW YORK — “If Jackie O were alive today she’d love these clothes,” says Michael Kors. The designer has taken some of her favorite items — striped sweaters, cropped pants, two-toned jackets — and updated them for resort with shrunken shapes and…

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Fashion Scoops: Returning the Compliment … Kal’s Party, Part III … Cool Show …

RETURNING THE COMPLIMENT: James Galanos said he admired the work of fellow Angeleno designer Rick Owens in an interview that appeared in WWD on Tuesday. Now, it’s Owens’ turn to praise Galanos, but it turns out the two have known each other for a lot…

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Hang Time

NEW YORK — Forget Malibu Barbie — think Malibu Jackie instead. Michael Kors has combined his love for Jackie O and what he calls his “West Coast obsession” this season, and the result is a sexy blend of the two. Little HotPants, halter minidresses…

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Fashion Features

A SUBTLE PLAY ON HOLIDAY

LOS ANGELES — Don’t expect this holiday to be a dressy affair.

Although there were plenty of slinky gowns shown at the fall II-holiday market here, which ended Tuesday, vendors said women will be showing up at Thanksgiving dinner and holiday…

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Fashion Features

Aeropostale: Strong Sales Boost Profit

NEW YORK — Looking to post strong numbers in the first quarter of its rookie year, Aeropostale Inc. reported Tuesday that it swung last year’s loss into this year’s profit and announced strong May sales.

In its first earnings report since going…

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Fashion Features

Amies Shutters RTW, To Focus on Couture

LONDON — The U.K.-based Luxury Brands Group, which set out last year to relaunch the Hardy Amies label and create a luxury conglomerate along the lines of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton or Gucci Group, is suspending the Amies ready-to-wear line…

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Fashion Features

FAC IN FINGERHUT DEAL

NEW YORK — Federated Department Stores Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to sell certain Fingerhut assets to FAC Acquisitions LLC, owned by Thomas Petters and former Fingerhut chief executive Theodore Diekel.

The price wasn’t disclosed and…

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Fashion Features

Four on the Floor

NEW YORK — Lord & Taylor came up with a novel way to jump start its Father’s Day business and be a true style-driver by parking vintage Corvettes in its Fifth Avenue windows.

A crew removed the glass plates, hoisted the sportscars on platforms,…

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Fashion Features

IN BRIEF

SEIKO TAPS PERRY: Seiko Corp. of America has named Les Perry to the position of executive vice president of sales and marketing. A company spokesperson said that Perry is taking over most of the responsibilities formerly held by Rick Vogler, executive…

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Fashion Features

Kennedy Heads Revlon International

NEW YORK — In a move to restore its international business, Revlon has tapped another Coca-Cola executive for its management team.

David L. Kennedy, formerly managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd. in Sydney, Australia, has been named…

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Fashion Features

Lycra Sponsors CFDA

NEW YORK — DuPont Lycra has signed a deal to become the first global sponsor of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Initiative, a move that is expected to help expand the fund-raising initiative into other…

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Fashion Features

PROFFITT’S NAMES SCHUTTE

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Russell Schutte will join the Proffitt’s-McRae’s department store division of Saks Inc. on June 24 as senior vice president of stores, the corporation said Monday.

Schutte will report to Toni Browning, president and chief…

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Fashion Features

Smith Tapped

NEW YORK — Virginia Smith, who announced last week that she was leaving her role as vice president of public relations at Calvin Klein, has been named fashion director, market, for Vogue. She succeeds Wendy Hirschberg Clurman, who, as reported,…

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Fashion Features

YSL Atelier Workers Fill Paris Courtroom

PARIS — All 150 workers at the Yves Saint Laurent atelier — except Loulou de la Falaise, who was traveling — and their president, Pierre Berge, packed into a small courtroom here Tuesday to hear arguments in the case pitting them against…

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People

ALL THAT JAZZ

It was enough to push any hard-core vintage freak over the edge. Everywhere at New York City Ballet’s Gatsby-inspired Dance with the Dancers party on Monday night were just the kind of delicate vintage clothes you’re never supposed to wear. Tara…

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People

SLIM PICKINGS

LOS ANGELES — In a town where diet fads come and go more quickly than J. Lo’s beaus, The Zone and The Blood Type Diet are already ancient history. This summer, the thin folk have a whole host of freaky alternatives. Watch out, Karl. Your 3D diet’s…

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People

WELL TRAINED

In case you didn’t know, Long Island City is in Queens. Stunned? That’s just one of the many revelations couched between the covers of William Wegman’s tiny tome, “How Do You Get to MoMA QNS?” The book’s release will coincide with the opening of the…

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