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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

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Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

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Are In-Store Customers at a Disadvantage When It Comes to Returns?

The online shopper has up to 30 days to decide if her purchase was genuine or a momentary infatuation, which is not always the case for in-store clients.

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In Aftermath of IPO, Burberry Shows Signs Of Split Personality

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Coat of Many Colors

PARIS — There’s more than one way to create a fabulous couture collection. Jean Paul Gaultier, for example, did it for fall with a splendid combination of masculine and feminine, low-key and extravagant elements. Among the great looks were…

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In Aftermath of IPO, Burberry Shows Signs Of Split Personality

LONDON — Fashion or luxury?

That’s the identity crisis facing Burberry now that it has joined the ranks of publicly held companies. Shortly after Burberry’s Friday debut on London’s Stock Exchange, equity analysts here…

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Zale’s President Resigns

NEW YORK — Friday was not such a good day for Zale Corp.

Alan P. Shor, president and chief operating officer, resigned, and profit projections for the chain’s fourth quarter, along with the stock price, went south.

But on…

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Versace: Options Are Still Open

MILAN — Gianni Versace SpA said Friday that it isn’t preparing to issue a convertible bond, denying a press report.

The move would be similar to a tack taken by Prada Group before it set its course for an initial public offering….

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Financial

Dickson Concepts See Income Decline 26.6%

NEW YORK — Despite a difficult first half, Hong Kong–based Dickson Concepts International last week posted yearend results that were boosted by investments and strict cost controls in the latter part of the year.

For the year ended…

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Financial

Factors Hopeful Lower Inventories Spell Opportunity

By Dan Burrows

NEW YORK — Factors, functioning in their customary role as the fashion industry’s platinum card, are hopeful that a slight easing of inventory constraints by stores will help them in the second half.

The first…

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In Brief

STAND BY YOUR MAN: Reebok isn’t about to walk away from NBA star Allen Iverson, who was charged Thursday with criminal trespassing, carrying an unlicensed gun and seven other counts. Reebok execs contend the hoopster’s stardom is to blame,…

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Extravagant Gestures

PARIS – When it comes to making an entrance, there’s nothing quite like a dazzling day or evening coat. And couturiers endorsed that idea for fall, creating everything from sleekly tailored brocade numbers to frothy concoctions of fur or feather, with…

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Fashion Scoops: Reality Check … Say Cheese … So Much for A Concealer …

REALITY CHECK: George Hamilton and Alana Stewart Hamilton, among the throngs of celebrities who have opened their lives to the world of reality-TV, spent two days last week shopping in Saks Fifth Avenue and yukking it up for the cameras. There was…

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Industry Impact Bill Introduced

WASHINGTON — Members of the House textile caucus introduced a bill last week that would require the Bush administration to take into consideration the impact of trade deals on the domestic apparel and textile industries.

The measure, in…

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Financial

Crawford Brock Buys Dallas’ Stanley Korshak

DALLAS — Stanley Korshak, a designer specialty store here, has been purchased by Crawford Brock, the store’s long-time president and general manager.

Brock bought Stanley Korshak last week for an undisclosed sum from Rosewood Corp.,…

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Financial

Guilford Files Plan for Reorganization

NEW YORK — Guilford Mills Inc. last week took the first step toward emerging from bankruptcy proceedings by filing its reorganization plan.

The company said it expects to emerge by Sept. 30, the end of its fiscal year. Under the terms of…

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Fashion Features

Go Softly

LYON — There’s a hush in lingerie this season as designers opt for delicate pastels in sweet, whispery silhouettes. Here, Sabrina Nadal’s lace-trimmed satin slip and robe.”””

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Fashion Features

Go Softly

There’s a return to the gentler side of life right now. In

lingerie, this means lots of feminine camisoles, bras and underwear with lace or ribbon details.””

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Fashion Features

Funky Town

When it comes to the latest swimwear, designers are following an offbeat drummer. These fun suits feature such quirky details as spiderweb crochets or bright Pop Art prints.”””

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Getting More Global

NEW YORK — The Lyon, Mode City trade show in Lyon, France, has become a larger and more important presence in the world of lingerie, textiles and swimwear since its inception in the mid-Eighties.

This year’s Aug. 31-Sept. 2 edition…

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The Road From Germany

Reflecting the international representation at Lyon, Mode City, a trio of German lingerie and swimwear firms will be part of the young designer pavilion called Expression Dessous.Shop HoppingHave swimsuit will travel. That was the business strategy of…

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DuPont to Unveil New Products

NEW YORK — Dupont Textiles & Interiors is planning a dramatic presentation at a gala cocktail party and fashion show on Sept. 1 in Lyon.

Details are still under wraps, but Meg Burich, global marketing director of intimate apparel at DTI,…

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Taking Innovative Steps for Fall

NEW YORK — Eager to entice consumers and avoid more troublesome runs at retail, legwear makers are stepping out this fall with a slew of new product innovations and marketing strategies.

Fall and winter are by far the biggest legwear…

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Fall Newcomers

NEW YORK — Despite a challenging climate, some new names are looking to break into the scene this fall.

Trendy footwear firm Skechers USA is entering legwear through a licensing partnership with Renfro Corp. Skechers legwear, which will…

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Findings

NEW YORK — Despite a challenging climate, some new names are looking to break into the scene this fall.

Trendy footwear firm Skechers USA is entering legwear through a licensing partnership with Renfro Corp. Skechers legwear, which will…

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Financial

Apparel Sales Gain 2% in June

WASHINGTON — Clothing and accessories store sales increased a seasonally adjusted 2 percent in June, following a 2.1 percent drop in May, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

Compared to June 2001, clothing and accessories store sales…

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People

Match Pointe

Angelenos got a break from the endless stream of summer blockbuster premieres on Wednesday when the American Ballet Theatre arrived in town for an unusual performance — on a tennis court in Malibu, no less.

“This is a first,” said…

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Fashion Features

Diamond Life

LOS ANGELES — Serena Williams’s glow comes from many sources: the camera crews who trail her, the gleaming blonde tresses and her brand new diamonds. Williams showed up for the ESPY Awards Show rehearsal last week wearing a Chopard diamond…

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Eye Scoop

WHERE’S ROCCO? If you can’t find chef Rocco DiSpirito in the kitchen at Union Pacific presiding over his staff, check the basement. That’s where a team of photographers and food stylists have been holding the 32-year-old hostage,…

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People

Candid Camera

LOS ANGELES — “I’d rather be on the other side of the camera,” William Claxton moans while he is photographed. But with the show of his iconic images of Steve McQueen, which opened at the Fahey/Klein gallery in Hollywood over the weekend,…

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People

Winona Wannabe

irst the T-shirt. Now the play. Hollywood’s favorite alleged klepto is the subject of the one-man show, “My Name Is Winona and I’m a Shoplifter,” opening tonight at West Hollywood’s Zephyr Theater, just hours after Ryder’s…

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