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Another Wild Ride: Fashion, Retail Stocks Miss Late Recovery

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Fog’s Fresh Look

NEW YORK — After spanning the globe and shooting in remote locales, London Fog is readying for this fall’s release of its new advertising, a full rotation from the typical conservative images for which it is known.

Sasquatch…

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Fashion Features

Coat Tales

TUNES ON THE SLOPES: Burton has made making music on the mountain one step easier. The Burlington, Vt.-based outerwear company’s latest launch is an “analog clone MD jacket,” the first snowboarding jacket with a built-in sound…

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Fashion Features

Summer’s Hot Frocks

By Joshua Greene

NEW YORK — If summertime living is supposed to be easy, then the one-step process of putting on a dress makes sense for day and evening.

The peasant dress set aside, bold prints in novelty fabrics, such as suede,…

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Fashion Features

MARKET BASKET

HORSIN’ AROUND: Oleg Cassini will gallop out to New Jersey’s Meadowlands Racetrack to handpick the top three sketches in the “Colors of the Future” design contest to be held July 27. The contest is open to Fashion Institute of Technology…

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Fashion Features

Yarn Fair: Niche Markets Key

NEW YORK — As they prepare for next week’s Yarn Fair International, exhibitors said they’re zeroing in on specific market niches where they can use technology for a competitive advantage.

While they acknowledged that business…

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Fashion Features

Getting in Touch

NEW YORK — Can you feel it? Texture will be the big trend at this season’s Yarn Fair, to be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion July 22-24. On one side of the spectrum, flat, slightly iridescent looks are key, while on the other, chunky and…

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Fashion Features

Byblos: Second Time Around

VERONA, Italy — Byblos isn’t exactly a “venerable” brand, but it certainly has a history: It was the launching point for Gianni Versace, who, as well as the duo Alan Cleaver and Keith Varty, helped develop its identity and turned it into a…

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Fashion Features

Turkey Aiming for Higher Profile

ISTANBUL, Turkey — If the Istanbul Ready-to-Wear Exporters Association has its way, in the next five years, the Made in Turkey label will grow to rival the Made in Italy tag in quality and style.

“If we are to become globally competitive,…

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Financial

Leaner Stocks Bode Well for Earnings

NEW YORK — Reduced inventories and renewed fashion interest could prod second-quarter retail earnings higher, despite Wall Street’s obvious concern about profit prospects.

Retailers last week released better-than-expected results…

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Financial

Mothers Work Pays Off in Quarter

NEW YORK — Mothers Work Inc.’s bottom and top lines continued to bulge in the third quarter with help from sourcing improvements and acquired stores.

The firm’s third-quarter net income all but doubled to $7.6 million, or…

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Fashion Features

Product Is King in Italy’s Fall Ads

MILAN — You can almost reach out and touch the clothes. As for those exotic location shoots, well, maybe next season.

Italian designers are banking on the solidity of their products to counter a feeling of economic uncertainty. As a…

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Fashion Features

Going Local

If those who turned up in Bridgehampton for the opening Mercedes-Benz polo match seemed a little hazy on the rules — “How many chukkers are there? And what’s a “bump?” — that’s because on Saturday there was only one game in…

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Fashion Features

Vine Ripened

NEW YORK — Aussie rockers The Vines have come a long way since their days working the microwave at the local McDonald’s in Sydney. As teenagers, front man Craig Nicholls and bassist Patrick Matthews dreamed of being rock stars in between…

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People

Heat Seekers

MAYA, Mexico — It’s definitely not for claustrophobics — or for anyone who has ever filed a fire claim — but Temazcal could be this summer’s hottest spa treatment. In fact, what could be hotter than sitting around a pile…

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Fashion Features

The Patch

PARIS — Donatella Versace has always had an affinity for rock royalty, and in her Versace fall couture collection, which she dubbed “RocKoco,” she created a fusion of courtly elements and rock ’n’ roll. Among the stars of the show: a…

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Fashion Features

Another Wild Ride: Fashion, Retail Stocks Miss Late Recovery

NEW YORK — A curious mix of bargain hunters, optimists and President Bush buoyed the financial markets late Monday, arresting a dramatic skid and leaving some hope that the bottom, if not reached, may have been approached.

Retail stocks…

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Fashion Features

London Fashion Set Furious at Changes

LONDON — London Fashion Week organizers — and journalists based in the U.K. — are fuming over the latest changes to the New York show calendar.

John Wilson, director of the British Fashion Council, sent a letter to Fern…

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Fashion Features

Gucci on Track

AMSTERDAM — Gucci chief Domenico De Sole and his majority shareholder, Pinault Printemps Redoute, sought to ride out market fears the French retailer could renege on its $5 billion commitment to buy the 47 percent chunk of Gucci it doesn’t…

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Fashion Features

Dispute Heats Up

NEW YORK — A simple 18-month-old landlord-tenant dispute involving Saks Fifth Avenue’s Wilshire Boulevard store has mushroomed into allegations of fraud and destruction of sales records against the retailer.

Alexander and Betty…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

SO LONG KOBE: Adidas and Kobe Bryant have ended the 23-year-old NBA star’s endorsement deal after a six-year run. An Adidas spokeswoman described the split as “a joint decision” and “amicable.” “We’re always evaluating athletes to see if…

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Financial

Despite Sales Drop, Oxford Net Climbs

NEW YORK — Aggressive asset management, capacity reductions and cost containment allowed Oxford Industries Inc. to report fourth-quarter earnings gains even as sales declined.

For the three months ended May 31, the Atlanta-based…

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Marketing and Promotion

Jones Focuses Marketing

NEW YORK — Jones Apparel Group has realigned its marketing department, promoting Stacy Lastrina to senior vice president of marketing and expanding Ross Klein’s responsibilities to include the Lauren by Ralph Lauren and Ralph by Ralph…

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Fashion Features

Report: Child Labor Thriving

WASHINGTON — Child labor continues to flourish in countries around the world receiving U.S. trade benefits, according to a newly released U.S. Department of Labor report.

The report details the “worst forms” of child labor in 143 trade…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Kate’s a Scream … Ladies Who Shop … Wang Time …

KATE’S A SCREAM: Kate Moss is set to sing a duet with Bobby Gillespie, lead singer of Primal Scream, for a track on Scream’s forthcoming album, “Evil Heat.” The two will sing “Some Velvet Morning,” originally sung by Nancy Sinatra and Lee…

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Fashion Features

Redefining Luxury at Pitti Filati

FLORENCE, Italy — With the consumer economy on shaky ground around the world, demand for the high-end European yarns on sale at this month’s Pitti Filati show was soft.

While executives said that a pickup in the economy would be…

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Fashion Features

Coats Getting Makeover at Retail

NEW YORK — Given that the outerwear sector was among the hardest hit apparel categories during last year’s retail slump, retailers are taking a different tack with regards to buying and merchandising outerwear this fall.Stunned by a…

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