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Speculation Grows About Baker's Chase for Neiman's

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

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Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

clock September 23, 2016Bridget Foley

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Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

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De la Renta to Exit Balmain

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Balmain Targets Young Set With Balmya

PARIS — With its new women’s fragrance this fall, Balmya, Parfums Balmain is plotting a youthquake.

“We want to show women that Balmain can be young and modern,” explained Delphine Palatin, marketing manager at Parfums Balmain. She…

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De la Renta to Exit Balmain

PARIS — Another couture week, another farewell show.

WWD has learned that Balmain will confirm the departure of couturier Oscar de la Renta at its show here Tuesday, the second day of couture week. The house is expected to thank de la Renta for…

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Hermès’ Winning Way

PARIS — As he reviewed his company’s achievements of the past year and discussed some plans for the one ahead, Jean-Louis Dumas dispensed some old fashioned, fatherly advice: Know thyself. Honor your family. Don’t spend more than you earn.

Those…

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ncreases Through Innovation

NEW YORK — Innovation in a product-driven sector is expected to keep intimate apparel buoyant in a retail environment that’s been described by executives as being as unpredictable and fearsome as “The Perfect Storm.”

Like much of the apparel…

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Luxury Shines in Uncertain Times

NEW YORK — While few fine jewelry and watch firms expect to rack up substantial growth this year, many companies said they feel fairly upbeat about the coming season, due in part to better inventory planning and the prospect of salable…

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Speeding Up the Trend Cycle

NEW YORK — They know they have work to do.

After last fall’s slump in store traffic and soft spring sales, accessories makers are banking on a better second half to boost their bottom lines. But it’s not just prayers for the return of consumer…

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Fashion Features

The Paris Couture: A Crop of Fresh Faces Suggests New Vitality

PARIS — The green light flashes today for the start of the Formula 1 of fashion — the couture shows, which run here until Thursday.

The car-racing analogy proves useful in divining high fashion’s future. According to several top executives and…

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Fashion Features

Trendcast

NEW YORK — Vendors have come up with a variety of looks to help spice up main-floor selling. Here’s the highlights:

Turquoise for jewelry, belts and handbags.

Y-pendants and stretch bracelets.

Long and slim, multicolor knit scarves.

Soft,…

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Trendcast

NEW YORK — Fine jewelry firms are focusing on bold styles for the upcoming season. Here are some of the top-booking looks:

Yellow gold.

Oversized crosses.

Jewelry with large diamonds.

Colored gemstones.

Dangle earrings.”

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TRENDCAST

NEW YORK — Look at it, feel it, try it on. That’s the hook for key items that have the right stuff to be bestsellers in intimates this fall and holiday.

The theory follows in lightweight microfiber blends with Lycra, pliable gel bra straps,…

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Fashion Scoops: A House Divided … Couture Capers … Helping Hand …

A HOUSE DIVIDED: The five Fendi sisters are headed for a breakup. According to sources, LVMH, which took controlling interest in the brand in November, is expected to announce today that several members of the Fendi clan are leaving the company, but…

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Suspendered Animation

PARIS — Where do glamour and utilitarianism meet? On Yohji Yamamoto’s runway, that’s where. In the spring ready-to-wear collection he showed on Sunday, he punctuated high glam with functional touches in striking, beautifully constructed clothes….

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Financial

Coach Inc. Stock Split Rides Big Dow Day

NEW YORK — Coach Inc. shares underwent a 2-for-1 stock split before the market opened Friday and then benefited from the best performance the major indices produced in months.

After closing at $50 Wednesday, and accounting for the split, Coach…

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Financial

Wal-Mart Carries First Quarter

NEW YORK — It’s all about Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart did for the first-quarter profits of the retail sector pretty much what it did for same-store sales throughout the quarter, constituting the difference between a quarter that was simply soft and one…

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Bottega Veneta’s Homey Concept

PARIS — Bottega Veneta is at home in its new digs here.

That’s how creative director Tomas Maier characterized the new 3,400-square-foot Paris flagship boutique that’s slated to open today and will be feted with a socialite-studded cocktail party…

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Fashion Features

Canada to Drop LDC Apparel Duties

WASHINGTON — Canadian apparel manufacturers are up in arms over Prime Minister Jean Chretien’s announcement last week that Canada will drop duties and quotas on apparel products from 48 least developed countries starting Jan. 1.

Chretien, in a…

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In Brief

PPR LAWSUIT: Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, the French retailer controlled by Francois Pinault, last week said it would take legal action against an as-yet-unnamed party for share price manipulation. PPR’s shares tumbled 11.72 percent to $100.35 in…

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Role of Retail CEO Focus of Growing Industry Debate

NEW YORK — Gap Inc.’s search for a new chief executive is helping to draw the battle lines on the question of just how much of the “merchant prince” mentality is necessary to be one of retailing’s kings of the hill.

While it was the merchandising…

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Fashion Features

Eberjay: A Nice Fit for Maternity Lingerie

MIAMI — What began on a whim as a passionate quest for perfect-fitting panties has grown into a lingerie success story.

In 1996, Ali Salaverria and Mariela Robito founded Miami-based Eberjey Intimates with five panty styles in several fabrics….

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INTIMATE NOTES

NEW JOCKEY LICENSEE: Carole Hochman Designs Inc. has been named the new licensee of Jockey sleepwear and loungewear for women.

The Hochman firm, which creates, develops and markets sleepwear under multiple brands, will unveil the new Jockey line at…

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The candidates and their families wear George W. Bush-era fashions, conjuring adversarial, provocative styles that could emerge during either party’s administration: From left to right: Chelsea Clinton as Paris Hilton, Hillary Clinton in Juicy Couture, Bill Clinton as Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Melania Trump as Avril Lavigne, and Ivanka and Donald Trump as Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.

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Could the Election Be Good for Fashion?

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