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Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

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Fashion

Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

clock 21hMiles Socha

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Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

clock 22hLuisa Zargani

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Paris Carnival

PARIS — There’s the cool, calm and collected side of the couture, and then there’s its mad, extravagant side. Emanuel Ungaro, of course, prefers the latter, and he showed it with a fall collection featuring wildly exotic, opulent…

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After the Détente: N.Y. Designers Break Show-Date Accords

NEW YORK — Forget international diplomacy — scheduling the September fashion shows has become a matter of survival of the fittest.As if a record player had stopped in a lopsided game of musical chairs, New York’s fashion designers…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

SOUTHERN CROSS: The economic turmoil in Argentina has proved too much for De Rigo. The Italian eyewear maker is exiting its money-losing distribution joint-venture in the South American county by selling 51 percent of Ranieri Argentina SA to the…

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M&S Names Holmes New Chief Executive

LONDON — Roger Holmes will succeed Luc Vandevelde as chief executive of Marks & Spencer in the wake of a rapid — and successful — restructuring of the U.K. retailer.

The move, which was widely expected takes effect Sept. 1….

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Financial

Specialty Retailers Projecting Aggressive Expansion Ahead

BOSTON — Despite a tough year, top specialty retailers and manufacturers see no barrier to big expansions.

Executives from such firms as Charming Shoppes, Talbots, Delia’s, Guess and Oakley outlined bullish growth plans at an…

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Financial

Chico’s Details Growth

BOSTON — Chico’s will launch its second women’s apparel division in the first quarter of 2003 with six to eight stores in the South, Charles Klemen, chief financial officer of the specialty chain, said Tuesday at the CIBC Consumer…

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Fashion Features

Steven Alan, Francis Hendy To Open Downtown Stores

NEW YORK — Steven Alan, the hip SoHo retailer, and designer Francis Hendy are opening stores downtown in September.

Alan is opening a 2,200-square-foot shop at 103 Franklin Street in TriBeCa. The store will sell men’s and…

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Financial

More Stores Post Upbeat June

NEW YORK — Consumers apparently aren’t checking their stock portfolios before they go shopping.

Despite the calamities on Wall Street this week, Nordstrom, Aeropostale, Hot Topic and Wet Seal all delivered positive results in their…

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People

Party On

Karl Lagerfeld, who called his diet book “3D,” now has another D to add to his résumé.

“I’m the doorman of rue de L’Ile,” said Lagerfeld Tuesday night, as he welcomed guests outside 7L, his bookstore there, for a cocktail…

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Fashion Features

Yohji in Line With Adidas

PARIS — Convinced that sports will continue to strongly influence fashion, Yohji Yamamoto is expanding his association with Adidas and launching a new apparel collection to retail next spring.

And the partners have big ambitions, saying…

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Fashion Features

Makers: How Long Can the Ride Last?

NEW YORK — The question on the minds of most jeans executives these days is how much longer the category can continue its strong run without fraying.

Rather like the durable bottoms they hawk, jeans companies have held up to the bumps and…

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Fashion Features

Inventory Is Big Variable for Fall

NEW YORK — While most jeans vendors reported a rise in first-half sales, they agreed that a big question concerning second-half business will be retail inventories.

As is common during down economic times, many retailers last year cut…

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Jones Lands LEI

LEI, one of the three independent brands that reinvented the moderate junior jeans business in the Nineties, landed some big backing Wednesday.

Jones Apparel Group said it plans to acquire the Los Angeles-based…

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Fashion Features

Streetwear Gains Respect

NEW YORK — Urban is meeting suburban.

In the lucrative junior sportswear market, there are many opportunities for launching lifestyle brands and it seems to be the hip-hop lifestyle that is fast becoming a junior sportswear leader….

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Fashion Features

Baby Phat’s Fall Asian Inspiration

NEW YORK — Take one of today’s hottest models and put her in clothes from one of fashion’s fastest growing brands and the result is the new Baby Phat ad campaign.

Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons will launch its new print…

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Fashion Features

Mixing Performers and Spectators

NEW YORK — With women’s athletics achieving new levels of respectability, powerhouse brands like Nike, Fila and DKNY Active are now targeting customers who lead an active life, but don’t want to leave their sense of style…

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Fashion Features

Mixing Performers and Spectators

NEW YORK — With women’s athletics achieving new levels of respectability, powerhouse brands like Nike, Fila and DKNY Active are now targeting customers who lead an active life, but don’t want to leave their sense of style…

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Fashion Features

Specialty Lines Lift Their Profile

NEW YORK — Activewear’s big guns garner much of the hype, but a handful of lesser-known labels are emerging from the crowded athletic field with their own finesse.

Brooks Sports, a Botthel, Wash.-based company that has long focused…

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Fashion Features

U.S.-Singapore Advance Trade Talks

WASHINGTON — Strict rules of origin for apparel and textiles are still “on the table” as part of the ongoing U.S.-Singapore Free Trade negotiations, despite strong opposition from importers and retailers.

David Spooner, special textile…

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Fashion Features

Escada Group Spinoff: Seeking Laurel Buyer

ASCCHEIM, Germany — As part of Escada Group’s planned divestiture of noncore businesses, Laurèl has been spun off as an independent firm, backdated to Nov. 1, 2001. Headquartered here, Laurèl GmbH has been furnished with an…

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Fashion Features

Quelle Follie

PARIS — Real life — it isn’t all Yohji serenity and Chanel chic. Sometimes it just stinks, which may be why, when couture season rolls around, some designers like to indulge in a little fantasy and haute diversion for themselves and…

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