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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

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Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

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Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

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Jewels, Retail Are Key

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Fashion Scoops: A Page from Yohji … Imitation of Dior … Stress Breakers

A PAGE FROM YOHJI: Now that Yohji Yamamoto has thrown down the gauntlet and moved his show permanently up against couture, rumblings are growing louder that more designers will start showing ready-to-wear during couture week. No one has made a…

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From Despair Comes Creativity

NEW YORK — Hit by a particularly unforgiving season last year, outerwear makers are trying to make this fall a turning point for regaining the sector’s health.

Manufacturers are fighting back with fashion instead of going with…

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Fashion Features

Technology Takes Off On the Trail

NEW YORK — Leave it to a winter-oriented brands to come up with a few ploys to get more consumers ready for the great outdoors.

Burton expects its use of Gore’s Airvantage insulation system to make some noise. With a few quick puffs…

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Coat Tales

PALMER TO AMEREX: Glenn Palmer has joined Amerex Group Inc. as president and chief executive officer.

He assumes the ceo role from Fred Shvets, who has been promoted to chairman of Amerex, and the president title from Ira Granger, who has been…

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Mills See Light After the Storm

NEW YORK — The panic appears to have passed.

Textile mill executives headed into this year ready for the worst: With bankruptcy reports piling up and retailers slashing inventories, it appeared as if the beleaguered industry might be…

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Fiber Firms Shows Resiliency

NEW YORK — Like many of the synthetic strands they sell, fiber companies report that their sector, which seemed stretched almost to the breaking point, is snapping back into shape.

They expect the resiliency to carry them through a…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Frank Clark, 58, Forstmann Exec

NEW YORK — Frank Clark, an account executive at The Forstmann Co., died June 30 of a heart attack at his home in Rutherford, N.J., according to a spokeswoman for the company. He was 58.

Clark, who used the wrapper of a Clark candy bar as…

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Fashion Features

Supers Are Back at Versace

MILAN — Supermodels as icons of stability? In the world of Donatella Versace they are.

Versace has revived the supermodel for her fall campaign, after seasons of ads focusing on high-powered, glamorous lifestyles. The campaign focuses on…

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MEMO PAD

MR. BIG WEIGHS IN: Though he didn’t attend Candace Bushnell’s impromptu July 4 wedding, former Bushnell flame Ron Galotti bids her the best of luck. “To think it took a professional dancer to fill Mr. Big’s shoes!” Galotti told…

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Counting on the Classics

NEW YORK — After a first half that was better than expected, dress and suit firms are banking on an up cycle for tailored clothing and one-price dressing to lead to solid increases in the third and fourth quarters.

Executives pointed out,…

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Mothers Work Sees Solid June Increase

NEW YORK — Citing strong response to its current assortments, Mothers Work Inc. delivered a 6.3 percent increase in June same-store sales.

Comps for the third quarter rose 4.1 percent while total sales for the period ended June 30 rose…

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Lunch Monitor

Look out, Ladies Who Lunch — you’re on candid camera. WWD has revived its time-honored tradition of staking out fashionable eateries around the globe. In the Sixties, our photographers snapped style icons like Gloria Guinness, Babe Paley…

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People

EYE SCOOP

n Open for just over one week, Liz Cohen’s new p.r. firm, Liz Cohen PR and Consulting, was short-lived. Cohen announced her plans to merge with Weintraub/Siegel PR on Monday. But the newly formed trio is still scrambling to come up with a name….

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Financial

Debating the Strong Dollar: Does it Matter?

NEW YORK — One hot issue in the textile industry of late has been the value of the dollar. Just last month, the American Textile Manufacturers Institute complained at a Congressional hearing that the strength of the dollar compared with other…

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Fashion Features

Holiday Check

NEW YORK — As retailers are nearing completion on their holiday and resort buys, the sector is a good indicator for how yearend business will end up, as well as what trends are cooking for spring 2003. WWD asked several players what booked, and…

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Fashion Features

Apparel Jobs Up, While Textile Jobs Sink Again in June

WASHINGTON — Gains in apparel factory employment were offset by declines in textile mill employment in June, a Labor Department report revealed Friday.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, textile mills lost another 2,000 workers in June against May…

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Fashion Features

Decoration

PARIS — There’s more than one way to embellish clothes. And John Galliano, who knows a thing or two about trimming and detailing, illustrated a number of them in the fall couture collection he showed for Christian Dior on Monday. He…

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Jewels, Retail Are Key

PARIS — From an 18-carat diamond ring dripping with 16 other stones to luxurious leather gift boxes lined with mink, Boucheron unveils its new look here tonight at Place Vendôme.

And the first collection under Gucci Group’s…

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Fashion Features

Industry Wants Tougher Tactics

WASHINGTON — It should be about punishment.

That’s what retailers, analysts, manufacturing executives and other observers think President Bush should emphasize when he brings his bully pulpit to Wall Street at 11:30 this morning,…

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Financial

July 4 Sales Bode Well For June Comp Results

NEW YORK — It wasn’t just Macy’s that had fireworks last week.

The heat, clearances and some pent-up demand sparked sales of seasonal goods — particularly swimwear, casual sportswear and sandals — through the…

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Financial

LVMH Adds Another 15.9 Percent of Fendi

MILAN — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton now has a bigger slice of the Fendi pie.

The French luxury goods house confirmed that “the Formilli family [that of Franca Fendi, one of the five sisters who inherited the company from their…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

BETTING ON BURBERRY: With Burberry’s principals in the home stretch of their three-week road show, the company’s share price will be fixed on Thursday night with trading set to begin on London’s stock exchange Friday morning. London…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Kal Ruttenstein is senior vice president of fashion direction for Bloomingdale’s. A Fashion Scoop on page 4, July 8, gave an incorrect title.

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