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Sam Alexander Jr. Gets Ten Years Probation

DALLAS — A jury in Denton County’s 211th District Court has sentenced sales rep Sam Alexander Jr. to 10 years probation for the aggravated assault of his wife, Jennifer, last October.

Alexander, an independent sales representative…

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Fashion Features

Ice Ice Baby

NEW YORK — Lounging around looking sexy may not be an Olympic sport, but that hasn’t kept lingerie designers from finding a little inspiration in an activity that is — ice-skating. This season, they’re transforming little…

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Fashion Features

Weiss’ Express Plan: Staying on the Edge, With $5 Billion Goal

NEW YORK — Express won’t settle down into maturity.

After reinstalling its chief executive and reengineering the business, the 22-year-old chain is back on the fast track, seeking to at least double in size and transform into “a…

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Fashion Features

Prada Eyes Real Estate

MILAN — Prada may have found an alternative to bring down its debt: Sell off real estate.

Contemplating its future after postponing its initial public offering for the third time, a company spokeswoman said Prada is studying a “variety of…

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Financial

Charlotte Russe Earnings Up 17%

NEW YORK — Charlotte Russe Holding Inc, a specialty retailer focused on younger women, reported a 17.7 percent rise in its third-quarter earnings as cost controls offset weaker sales.

The San Diego-based fashion company said income…

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Financial

Judge Awards Fubu $6.7M

NEW YORK — A Manhattan district-court judge has awarded Fubu $6.7 million in damages in connection with Solid Clothing Inc.’s infringement of Fubu’s 05 trademark.

Fubu was also awarded all of the profits that Solid Clothing, a…

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Fashion Features

ATMI Seeks

WASHINGTON — Textile executives are keeping a close eye on China, which dominated textile imports to the U.S. in May, but their new concern is another Communist country — Vietnam.

The American Textile Manufacturers Institute has…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

EU DELAYS SANCTIONS: The European Union stepped back from the brink of a trade war with the U.S. on Friday by delaying a decision to impose sanctions on more than $300 million in U.S. goods, including apparel. The EU’s 15 ambassadors voted…

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Fashion Features

Correction

In the story “Magazines: The Real Factor,” that appeared on page 24, July 19, a reference and quote was mistakenly attributed to Carol Straley, beauty and fitness director, Ladies’ Home Journal. The quote should have been attributed to Cindi…

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Fashion Features

Euro Eclipses the Dollar

The almighty dollar has taken a bit of a beating in recent weeks, but currency watchers on both sides of the Atlantic consider the euro’s rally this year minimally disruptive and in some ways advantageous.

The parity of the euro against…

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People

Picture This

“Am I on time?” asked Hollywood legend Robert Evans upon arriving an hour late to his own party at Barneys New York Thursday night to toast his film, “The Kid Stays In the Picture.” “An hour’s perfect,” pooh-poohed Evans, “I need to make my…

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People

Players’ Night

LOS ANGELES — Producer George Ward is known for his raucous late-night Trivial Pursuit parties. Actress Estella Warren is an avid Scrabble player. Anne Heche and her husband, Coley Laffoon, are backgammon addicts. Call it a kinder, gentler…

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People

EYE SCOOP

THREE TIMES A LADY: After two failed retail ventures in London, loudmouth It-Girl Lady Victoria Hervey is packing her bags and moving to the South of France. Guess what she’s doing? Opening another store. She plans to open a clothes shop with her…

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Financial

Avon Rings Up Record Earnings

NEW YORK — Robust volume growth coupled with lower interest expense allowed record earnings to come knocking at Avon Products Inc.’s door in the second quarter of fiscal 2002.

For the three months ended June 30, the New York-based…

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Fashion Features

LVMH Names Brunschwig

PARIS — Beefing up management at its most profitable brand, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton named Serge Brunschwig, currently head of Sephora Europe, to the new post of general manager at Louis Vuitton, effective Sept. 1.

Brunschwig…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Return Engagement … Over the Rainbow … House Calls …

RETURN ENGAGEMENT: It looks like Miguel Adrover is going to make it back to the runways in September. As reported, the designer has been exploring backing and sponsorship opportunities to get a collection together for spring 2003, returning to the…

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Fashion Features

Tourneau’s Expansion Time

NEW YORK — Riding high on the recent momentum for watches, Tourneau is seizing the moment and embarking on an aggressive growth plan.

The privately held watch retailer, which now has 17 stores and annual sales estimated at about $140…

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Fashion Features

FINDINGS

MARK CROSS NAME ACQUIRED: The new company Mark W. Cross & Co. has acquired the worldwide rights to the Mark Cross trademark from Sara Lee Corp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Mark W. Cross firm is owned by J.P. Wilikin Jr., a former…

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Fashion Features

Jewelers Hit the Hamptons

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — With more and more New Yorkers heading to the Hamptons each summer, jewelry retailers are following the crowds.

In an effort to provide for their customers during their weekend sojourns to the east end of Long Island,…

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Fashion Features

Fantasy Island

PARIS — A mix of fantasy and fairy-tale elements, fall couture accessories came in a dazzling array of colors and materials. Oscar de la Renta’s pretty princesses for Balmain, for example, glittered in diamonds and colored stones from Fred…

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Fashion Features

VICS: Streamlining the Supply Chain

NEW YORK — Supply-chain issues can’t always get resolved over a round of 18. Some are hashed out at the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards organization, known as VICS.

It’s something the average shopper would be…

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Fashion Features

Leery Industry on Brink of Breakthrough

CHICAGO — Federated Department Stores is developing collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment, or CPFR, with Liz Claiborne that could become a model for the industry.

“We need a big breakthrough — a program that makes a…

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Fashion Features

Aigner in Full Stride

NEW YORK — The horseshoe is galloping to new meadows.

The Aigner Group, which is updating its product assortment and expanding its licensing and consumer-direct business, has signed licenses for legwear, fashion watches, gloves and…

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Fashion Features

High Imports, Low Demand

WASHINGTON — Increases in imports and production, coupled with weakening demand and fierce competition from discounters, has undermined pricing power, according to economists.

Retail prices for all apparel fell a seasonally adjusted 0.9…

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Fashion Features

into the dark

Black has always been an easy color choice for lingerie. It’s sensual and flirtatious, all at once. Right now, designers are working it in a variety of dimensions and textures: lace, burnouts, point d’esprit and embroidery. The shapes?…

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Fashion Features

hitting the n.y. scene

The first edition of the Lingerie Americas trade show for intimate apparel in the U.S. is being eagerly awaited by a number of American retailers and international vendors.

Set for Aug. 4-6 during spring-summer market in New York, the trade…

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Fashion Features

tanks for everything

A girl can still be comfortable and cozy without compromising sex appeal. Case in point: Fall’s curve-fitting tanks.”

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Fashion Features

Sara Lee Apparel Names Key Execs

NEW YORK — Sara Lee Branded Apparel has made several key appointments in its executive ranks involving its Sara Lee Hosiery, Hanes/Hanes Her Way and Sara Lee Apparel Europe units.

Howard Upchurch was named president of Sara Lee Hosiery….

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Fashion Features

INTIMATE NOTES

UNDERFASHION INTERNS: The Underfashion Club recently met to celebrate the successful completion of student internships at companies involved in intimate apparel retailing, manufacturing, material supply and service support to the trade.

The…

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Financial

Wolford Posts $4.95M Loss

PARIS — Luxury hosiery and lingerie maker Wolford AG on Tuesday reported a net loss of $4.95 million for its fiscal year ending April 30.

In fiscal 2001, the Bregenz, Austria-based firm had profits of $741,626. All figures are converted…

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Fashion Features

William Lash Unleashed

WASHINGTON — Tearing down seemingly impenetrable foreign trade barriers is no easy task, but that’s just what William Lash 3rd has been charged to do.

As Assistant Secretary of Commerce for market access and compliance at the U.S….

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Fashion Features

SoHo Businesses Suffer as Power Goes Out

NEW YORK — Lower Manhattan was dealt another blow Saturday, as the power outage resulting from a transformer fire at the East Side Con Ed plant caused many businesses to close early — losing thousands of dollars in sales in the…

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Fashion Features

THA Details Fall Trends

NEW YORK — Hosiery executives want consumers to learn the sheer facts.

That’s why The Hosiery Association Sheer Hosiery Communications Program, formed in the mid-Nineties in affiliation with The Hosiery Association, recently…

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Fashion Features

De Vroomen Opens London Shop

LONDON — Leo de Vroomen talks about jewelry like a nutritionist might discuss extra-strength vitamin supplements.

“The right jewelry makes you look good and feel better,” said the jewelry designer, holding a necklace made from South Sea…

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Fashion Features

Textured Looks on Tap for Leather Goods

NEW YORK — As accessories and apparel designers begin to think about fall 2003, there are a number of new leather options on tap to get their creative energies flowing.

The Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium recently held…

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Financial

Oakley Sees Net Fall 5.5 Percent in Quarter

NEW YORK — Record sales led to unprecedented pretax earnings for Oakley Inc. in the second quarter, but a heavier tax burden caused profits to recede from prior-year levels.

For the three months ended June 30, the Foothill Ranch,…

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Fashion Features

skirting the issue

NEW YORK — Never underestimate the flirt factor. Flippy little minis — with attached bikinis or worn solo — are spicing things up this season. Here, Only Hearts’ beige-embroidered black nylon, rayon and cotton camisole, thong…

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Fashion Features

Pols: Vietnam Access Requires Labor Clause

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers prodded two top trade and State Department officials Thursday on increases in imports from Vietnam and reiterated calls for the inclusion of labor provisions if a bilateral textile and apparel pact is ever…

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Fashion Features

Vera Wang Named in Bridal Suit

NEW YORK — Five women who bought Vera Wang bridesmaid dresses at a Marshall Field’s in Chicago have filed a lawsuit in state court against the retailer and design house, charging them with Illinois consumer fraud and deceptive…

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