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The Gold and The Beautiful

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The Gold and The Beautiful

NEW YORK — Going out in the sun isn’t the only way to catch some rays.

For fine jewelers, yellow gold has a light of its own. Take the latest assortment

of bracelets with a Midas touch, shaped into graphic tile designs,…

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Rebuilding Vittadini: Aims for 50 Stores and $100M in Sales

NEW YORK — Retail Brand Alliance is revving up Adrienne Vittadini.

Moving fast to establish a beachhead in the bridge arena, RBA will open 17 Vittadini stores this year starting Aug.1 and sees 50 operating in three years.

“This…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

COMME TO KYOTO: Comme des Garçons has opened a store in Kyoto. The site, at 378 Kameya, Oike, Agaru Gokomachi, Nakagyo-ku, is off the main street of the old Japanese capital. It features black walls, resembling traditional Japanese industrial…

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Corrections

Liz Weinmann, vice president of design, joined Lynn Ritchie in 1998. This was misstated in a story that ran on page 11, Friday.

Beauty sponsors Shu Uemura and Redken have signed contracts with 7th on Sixth to be a part of Mercedes-Benz…

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Controversial Trade Bill Moves On to the Senate

WASHINGTON — A trade bill with apparel-duty-dropping provisions for Andean countries, the Caribbean Basin and sub-Saharan Africa is set to be voted on by the Senate this week after narrowly passing the House early Saturday.

The…

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Fashion Features

Vendors Crack Down on Chargebacks

NEW YORK — Vendors, forever griping about retail chargebacks, just might be putting some actions behind their words.

Some vendors are putting their feet down and actually saying no to retailers attempting to scorch their profits with…

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Fashion Features

WTO Delegates Attack EU Quotas

GENEVA — The European Union came under attack in the World Trade Organization Friday from China, India and other developing exporting nations for continuing to keep in place a plethora of import-restrictive barriers on textiles and clothing…

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Fashion Features

Union Criticizes Pinault Over YSL

PARIS — The acrimony continues to fly in the byzantine procedure to close the doors on retiring designer Yves Saint Laurent’s legendary couture house.

At a news conference at the house Friday, CGT union leaders denounced French…

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Obituary: Fairchild’s Pat Mathews, 58

New York — Pat Mathews, 58, who retired from Fairchild Publications in May after a career that spanned four decades, died Saturday.

The cause was a heart attack, said her sister, Jan Cowie.

Mathews, whose most recent title was…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Fifth Avenue Showdown … Au Revoir? … Here’s To You …

FIFTH AVENUE SHOWDOWN: Saks Fifth Avenue and Henri Bendel are going head-to-head in a war to unearth fashion’s next big designer. Saks announced in an advertisement in WWD on Thursday that it will hold “Open See Days” for women’s apparel…

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Financial

Luxottica Net Up Despite Weakness At Sunglass Hut

MILAN — Softness in its Sunglass Hut International operation took the rap for lower second-quarter sales at Luxottica Group SpA, but operating efficiencies elevated earnings 8.1 percent.

The firm said its second-quarter net income rose to…

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Fashion Features

Solving Footwear’s Faux Pas

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NEW YORK — The thong sandal trend may be a thorn in legwear’s side, but it’s no longer a fashion snag for Karyn Cortani.

The 36-year-old Cortani recently founded Tohos, a new patented pantyhose with a full sheer…

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Findings

BOTTEGA, ACT TWO: Bottega Veneta opened its first London store last week and it’s all about form and function, leather and louvers.

The 2,700-square-foot unit, at 33 Sloane Street, was designed by the American architect William Sofield….

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Fashion Features

Yurman Goal: Double Sales in 5 Years

By Melanie Kletter

NEW YORK — As one of the most established names in the jewelry business, David Yurman is often approached by companies looking to license its name and take the brand into new categories — but don’t expect to…

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lean on me

NEW YORK — Keep it sleek and simple. That’s what innerwear designers are doing this season with all the stretchy, athletic-inspired tanks, Ts and snug pants. Here, Calvin Klein Underwear’s pale blue nylon and elastin top and pants.

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Fashion Features

High Expectations For Spring

NEW YORK — The spring 2003 market promises to be one of the busiest in recent years.

The reason is that lingerie has continued to produce healthy sales throughout a relentlessly tough economic year, and retailers are looking to…

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Fashion Features

Intimate Notes

HONORING PETERS: Over 100 executives from the innerwear, textiles and retail industries turned out to honor Janet Peters at a gala cocktail party at The Water Club in Manhattan.

Peters, who is chief operating officer of H. Warshow & Sons,…

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Fashion Features

Plugged In

From the black marble lobby to the waterbeds on the rooftop, every inch of The Downtown Standard crawled with rockers and the girls who love them last week when Phantom Planet came to town. Claire Danes and boyfriend Ben Lee snuggled in a corner as…

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People

All for Art

NEW YORK — Alan Cumming gives new meaning to the word versatile. On Wednesday, the actor finishes his run playing the Pope in “Elle,” the Jean Genet play that he adapted and that is being staged by his theater company, the Art Party, for the…

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Financial

Analysts Bullish About Fashion, Retail

NEW YORK — Looking good.

That’s the attitude retail and apparel analysts have toward the stocks they cover.

Despite the roller-coaster ride felt on both Main Street and Wall Street, retail and apparel stocks are poised to…

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Financial

Saks in $1.4B Deal With Household

NEW YORK — With an eye toward increasing its financial flexibility, Saks Inc. will sell the majority of its private label credit card accounts and balances to Household International for $1.4 billion.

The department store operator,…

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Fashion Features

German Union Launches

NEW YORK — The German Employer’s Federation, a retail workers’ union, launched a two-day strike at several dozen Wal-Mart stores in that country on Friday and Saturday, hoping that the strike would get the U.S.-based giant to join…

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Fashion Features

Moschino Licenses Sector for Watches

MILAN — Moschino SpA has signed a five-year licensing agreement with Sector Group SpA to produce and distribute a watch line.

The first collection, slated to bow next spring, will be presented at the Basel Watch Fair in March.

“This…

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Fashion Features

Short Stop

It’s only natural that some of the season’s cutest boy-cut shorts will get some play on the beach or the boardwalk.

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Fashion Features

lace to lace

Lace, in all its incarnations, fills the lingerie landscape this season with the more traditional bra-bikini team as well as a vast array of sexy new camisoles with thongs or boy-cut shorts.

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Fashion Features

Breaking Out for Spring

NEW YORK — The 12th edition of the Intimate Apparel salon show is not showing its age.

Bracing for a record turnout of retailers from major stores, as well as smaller specialty operations, the trade fair will feature over 180 exhibitors…

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Fashion Features

Sitting Pretty

Ready to turn on the charm? Right now, it’s the details that are adding a little extra something to lingerie — lace trims, ruffles and more.

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