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Speculation Grows About Baker's Chase for Neiman's

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

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Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

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Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

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The WWD Walkthrough: Hollister

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The WWD Walkthrough: Hollister

WEST NYACK, N.Y. — Hollister Co. is Abercrombie & Fitch’s lower-priced California-lifestyle, 49-store chain geared toward teens. This particular Hollister store was located in the mammoth-size Palisades Center Mall, here.

The mall,…

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Jewelers Polish Prices And Production at JA

NEW YORK — The fine jewelry sector was tarnished by the economic downturn, but designers and retailers are seeing a sparkle at the end of the tunnel.

That said, they know they have to work hard to get there, and at the JA New York Summer…

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Sparkling Fêtes

NEW YORK — The intense heat and humidity last week didn’t stop the jewelry crowd from hitting the town for parties and events held in conjunction with the JA New York Summer Show.

The festivities began last Sunday night, when…

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Matrimonial Makeover

NEW YORK — Once upon a time, brides dreamed about a solitaire diamond engagement ring with a matching wedding band. Today, the reality is that brides want more individuality, style and functionality in their jewelry.

What’s more,…

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Fashion Features

Sara Lee Apparel Rebounds in Quarter

NEW YORK — Sara Lee Corp.’s Intimates and Underwear unit managed a hefty increase in operating profit in the fourth quarter and nearly matched year-ago sales levels despite the divestiture of numerous businesses.

Separately, Sara…

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Fashion Features

Two New Accents On London

LONDON — With London Fashion Week just around the corner, the city’s accessories scene is gathering some momentum, with the planned opening of Lara Bohinc’s first store and a new joint venture between Markus Lupfer and Katie Hillier…

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FINDINGS

WINSTON TAKES MANHATTAN: As part of its strategy to reach new customers and broaden its price offerings, Harry Winston is introducing the Manhattan Avenue Collection, a line of rings featuring semiprecious stones. The collection marks the…

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Obituary: Beverly Navarro, Jeweler, 72

NEW YORK — Beverly Miller Potter Navarro, cofounder of the fashion jewelry firm Navarro Alternatives, died July 18 at the Jewish Home for the Aged in San Francisco due to complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. She was 72.

A…

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Fashion Features

DIC Taps Morrison

NEW YORK — Sally A. Morrison, a former senior vice president of publicity at Miramax Films, has been named the director of the Diamond Information Center, the promotional arm of De Beers Group’s Diamond Trading Company.

Morrison…

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Fashion Features

Loco Motif

NEW YORK — Just because socks and knee-highs are often hidden under pants doesn’t mean that they have to be boring. In fact, these newest looks — twisted argyles, Pucci-like abstracts and pretty florals — are meant to be shown off.

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Vendors Take Novelty Approach to Spring

NEW YORK — In an ongoing effort to pump up legwear sales, sock vendors are saying farewell to hard-edged graphics and men’s wear looks and hello to whimsical prints and novelty styles for resort and early spring.

Traditionally, the…

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Maidenform’s New Way

NEW YORK — Celebrating its 80th anniversary as the grand dame of the bra industry, Maidenform is embarking on a new ad campaign while enhancing product development.

Three years after emerging from bankruptcy, Maidenform has been…

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Private Label Grows

NEW YORK — The latest sleepwear market analysis data from NPDFashionworld shows continued strength in private label merchandise, a growing importance in price and the increased brand power of Jones New York and Nautica.

The best-selling…

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Fashion Features

Put It in Print

NEW YORK — From sporty stripes and sexy shoes to wild zebras and romantic azaleas, prints are as popular for resort as fancy frills and lace. Here, a few from the freshest crop this season.

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Fashion Features

In Brief

H&M’S SAFETY NET: Hennes & Mauritz will host Project KidCare, a national child safety program, at 27 of its mall stores on Aug. 24 and 25. Parents or guardians who visit H&M can have children photographed and fingerprinted at no cost and will be…

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Clarification

The name of the new moderate junior sportswear line from Haggar Corp.’s Jerell Ltd. division is Wxrld Clxthing Cxmpany. The name was misspelled in a story on page 15, July 30

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Financial

Brylane Seeks Secret-Ballot Election

NEW YORK — Brylane Inc. wants UNITE to put its members where its mouth is.

In an unusual move, the catalog retailer has petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to hold a secret-ballot election to determine whether a majority of the…

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Financial

Wella Arm Buys Atkinsons

PARIS — Germany’s Cosmopolitan Cosmetics is building its prestige toiletries base.

Cosmopolitan Cosmetics GmbH, Wella AG’s Cologne, Germany-based cosmetics and fragrance arm, has acquired the brand rights and business…

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Rao’s Low-Tech Approach

NEW YORK — Young entrepreneur Varsha Rao certainly isn’t letting a little failure get in her way.

A former Internet executive who founded the now defunct beauty Web site eve.com, Rao is currently setting her sights on the jewelry…

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Fashion Features

Caribbean Basin Bill Passed By Congress

WASHINGTON — The ubiquitous T-shirt, a staple in every closet across the U.S., is increasingly ending up there by way of the Caribbean and Central America.

Beginning on Oct. 1, labels in T-shirts and knit apparel stamped with Made in…

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Financial

Despite Sales Drop, Dan River in Black

NEW YORK — With help from a leaner and meaner apparel fabrics division, Dan River Inc. returned to second-half profitability, even as sales sank.

Net profits mounted to $3.7 million, or 16 cents a diluted share. This compared with year-ago…

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Fashion Features

Saudi Arabia Shipments Detained

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Customs Service issued an order Thursday to detain all textile and apparel shipments from Saudi Arabia due to complaints of transshipments and lack of cooperation by Saudi officials.

“They aren’t allowing us in…

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Fashion Features

Extended Play

NEW YORK — The latest look in handbags is long and lean. The shape of choice is the clutch, a perennial favorite that’s newly elongated and shown in everything from neutral textured leathers to fire-engine red exotic skins. Here, a pair of…

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Will SEC Probe Complicate Warnaco’s Reorganization Plan?

NEW YORK — Warnaco Group chief executive officer Tony Alvarez is about to receive a lesson in juggling.

It appears increasingly likely that he and his management team will be coping with the scrutiny of a Securities and Exchange Commission…

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Fashion Features

Bromer, Tippens to Head Perry Ellis Women’s Line

NEW YORK — Perry Ellis is gearing up to launch a line of women’s sportswear next spring, and has brought two key players to lead the charge.

Elissa Bromer has been hired as president of Perry Ellis women’s wear and Liz Tippens…

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No Slowdown for Ferragamo

MILAN — Times may be tough, but Salvatore Ferragamo is not cutting back on its retail rollout and new store concept developed by interior designer Michael Gabellini.

Investing at around $70 million over a four-year period through 2002, the…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Move Over J.Lo

MOVE OVER J.LO: Gwen Stefani, front femme fatale of No Doubt and duet pal to Eve and Moby, told WWD on Friday night she’s in talks to produce her own contemporary line based on the clothes she already designs for herself. Although a favorite…

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Fashion Features

Jobs Show Big Seasonal Gains in Retail

WASHINGTON — Retail employment posted big seasonally adjusted gains, while apparel and textile factory employment stabilized somewhat in July, a Labor Department report revealed Friday.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, department stores…

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People

Flutter By

The lush Los Feliz garden of art patron Patric Reeves (mother of Keanu) came to life on Thursday night when a fleet of homespun forest nymphs fluttered through as part of a performance organized by New York designer Elisa Jimenez.

In honor of…

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WWD Postcard

You’ve got to come out to Malibu! It’s our version of the Hamptons. But it’s a lot more mellow. Every summer, we rent a house right on the beach. I leave the Manolos at home and wear flip-flops in every color. Peter loves being by…

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Market Watch

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A good chef’s work begins before most gourmands are even out of bed. Situated two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, the farmer’s market attracts nearly every top chef in town — most of whom visit…

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