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Anthony Vaccarello Confirms His Label’s End

The Belgian designer is dedicating himself to Saint Laurent, where he was named creative director last April.

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Carolina Herrera Hires Vice President of Design

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Say Aloha to Hawaii: Luxury Brands Expand With Hope of Upturn

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Say Aloha to Hawaii: Luxury Brands Expand With Hope of Upturn

LOS ANGELES — Luxury firms have faith in the future of Hawaiian retailing, and are backing up their expectations with their checkbooks.

The drop-off in tourism — especially from the Japanese — and luxury spending notwithstanding, some…

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Uncertain Job, Equity Outlook Pushes June Confidence Down

NEW YORK — The recent barrage of scandalous business practices, the stock market’s retreat and uncertain job prospects pushed consumer confidence down four points in June to a four-month low and its biggest drop since after Sept. 11.

The…

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People

Spy Games

LANGLEY, Va. — Master spies, young and old, joined forces this month at CIA headquarters to share stories of espionage and intrigue at the 60th anniversary of America’s first intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services. The reunion was…

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People

Susan’s Swan Song

“Brava, Susan! Brava!” roared the audience at the Metropolitan Opera House on Monday night as Susan Jaffe made her final pirouette with the American Ballet Theatre in “Giselle” after 22 years with the company. Before the curtain fell, the entire house…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Cambon Capers … Singing Along … Rock and Royal

CAMBON CAPERS: Karl Lagerfeld, having slimmed himself down 90 pounds, has now put his Chanel couture audience on a diet. The July 9 runway affair will take place at Chanel’s storied Rue Cambon salons, which have recently been renovated under…

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Fashion Features

This and That

MILAN — Identical twins Dan and Dean Caten like to mix it up. For their first women’s capsule collection, presented on Tuesday during their terrific men’s DSquared show, they pulled together several motifs — mechanics and punks with a bit of…

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Financial

Luxury Sees Renewed Promise in Hawaii

NEW YORK — Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc. revised its second-quarter guidance last week, as the company reported it is consolidating its El Portal offices into its Minneapolis headquarters from Las Vegas to reduce costs in its travel…

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Fashion Features

Benetton, Puig Named As Directors at Prada

MILAN — Just days before its IPO road show is slated to start, Prada said fashion and beauty titans Luciano Benetton and Manuel Puig are joining the company’s board. The group also said it is buying the remaining 25 percent of Jil Sander.

Chief…

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Fashion Features

Cavalli Closing In on Rodeo Drive

BEVERLY HILLS — Roberto Cavalli has never been a man of restraint, whether it’s in his over-the-top signature designs or in the way he courts business.

So it seemed perfectly natural following his fashion show at Neiman Marcus here last Thursday…

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Marketing and Promotion

Coping With Consumers’ Choices

NEW YORK — Apparel marketers are facing a consumer climate that’s bleak — but it’s not barren. While improvement is attainable for many in the fashion flock, there’s still stormy weather on the horizon for the weak or complacent players.

Some…

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Fashion Features

Gloria Gelfand to Launch Own Consultancy

NEW YORK — As the denouement to a fashion career that has stretched nearly six decades, Gloria Gelfand has decided she’s finally ready to strike out on her own.

“Gelfand,” as she is familiarly known by the heads of virtually every major…

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Fashion Features

HOUSE PARTY

There are few things New Yorkers love better than real estate, especially when it’s of the outrageously grand sort. Monday night, the curious got an eyeful when interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud swung open the doors to the eight story,…

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Fashion Features

IN BRIEF

VIVENDI WOES: Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has resigned his post on the advisory board of Vivendi Universal SA, the troubled media and utilities giant. The move came a day after Vivendi shares plunged 23 percent, to…

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Fashion Features

IN THE MIDDLE

BEAM ME DOWN: Kenneth Cole shoppers will soon be able to receive special promotions news beamed directly to their Palm Pilot, as long as they walk to a store to download the information first. Palm Inc. and TelMeMor-e, a point-of-sale marketing firm,…

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Fashion Features

Keystone Enters Apparel

NEW YORK — Keystone Holdings LLC, an acquisitions company headed by Nicholas DeMarco, has purchased its first apparel company: Hartstrings Inc., a children’s clothing and accessories firm based in Strafford, Pa., that does in excess of $60…

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Fashion Features

L’Oréal and Nestlé Form New Venture For Nutrition Line

PARIS — In a unique partnering of cosmetic and food companies, L’Oreal and Nestle — one of L’Oreal’s key shareholders — have formed a joint company to market nutritional supplements for skin, hair and nails.

The new company, Laboratoires…

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Fashion Features

Lars Nilsson, Hélène Hellsten Putting Swedish Design First

NEW YORK — Modern Swedish design of the last century was influenced by Josef Frank, an Austrian transplant who created hundreds of unique fabric patterns. Now Lars Nilsson, the Swedish designer at the helm of that quintessentially American label,…

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Fashion Features

Gadzooks Taps Myers

NEW YORK — Troy Myers has joined Gadzooks Inc. in the new post of general merchandise manager of the Dallas-based teen specialty retailer.

Myers comes to Gadzooks after four years at Casual Male Corp., where he was most recently vice president…

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Fashion Features

No-Shows for Florio

NEW YORK — It was a meeting of the publishing magnates Monday night — almost.

The idea was for Jack Kliger, chief executive officer of Hachette Filipacchi Medias, and David Pecker, ceo of American Media, to honor Conde Nast ceo Steven T….

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Fashion Features

Luxury Sees Renewed Promise in Hawaii

NEW YORK — Will old standbys like The Cat in the Hat and Peter Pan or newcomers like Powerpuff Girls and Harry Potter be the next hot licensing opportunity, pouring in a gold mine of royalties?

Time will tell, but they were just some of the…

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Fashion Features

WHITE+WARREN’S STEINUNN DEBUTS

NEW YORK — Icelandic designer Steinunn Sigurd will launch a cashmere and wool knitwear collection this fall backed by better-priced knitwear company White + Warren.

Under the label Steinunn, the line features separates in a variety of textures…

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