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Barneys Prepared to Ride Out Storm at Perry Capital

Amid the luxury malaise, Barneys' ceo says the company is profitable and performing well.

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Thalía Teams Up With Authentic Brands Group

ABG and Thalía will expand the Latina star's brand globally.

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Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

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Rough Ride for Polo: Net Falls 79.2 Percent On No-Return Policy

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B-T-S Shoppers Voice Concerns

NEW YORK — Twice as many back-to-school shoppers are blaming “fears about the economy or losing their job” for spending less this year compared with 2001, during a season in which SpongeBob, Britney Spears and NASCAR are seen dominating the…

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Fila Signs Three Licensing Deals

MILAN — Despite its financial woes, Fila is branching out with three licensing agreements in Australia, Brazil and North America.

Fila signed footwear and apparel licensing deals with its former subsidiaries in Australia and Brazil, and a…

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Financial

Wolford Sales Down 5% in Quarter

PARIS — Declines in its own boutiques and in the hard-pressed German market held Wolford’s first-quarter sales 5 percent below year-ago levels.

Consolidated sales for the three months ended July 31 reached $25.3 million compared…

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Clarins Sees 40% Profit Drop, Stock Loses One-Sixth of Value

PARIS — France’s Groupe Clarins’ stock lost one-sixth of its value on the Paris Bourse since the firm warned Monday that first-half operating profits could drop 40 percent from year-ago levels.

Clarins said in a statement that…

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Johnson in her Seventh Avenue showroom and studio.

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Happy Birthday, Sweet 60

NEW YORK — This weekend, fashion’s perennial teenager is tossing a big birthday bash for herself. It just so happens that Betsey Johnson isn’t turning 16, but 60. She has invited 100 fashion girls and boys of all ages to join in her…

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Latin Class

NEW YORK — The Latin influences that have been in the air for awhile now are continuing to hold sway for spring. Giorgio Armani, for example, reflects them in his Armani Collezioni with organza or chiffon peasant blouses in rich aqua tones and…

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Retail: A bright spot in the first quarter.

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Rough Ride for Polo: Net Falls 79.2 Percent On No-Return Policy

NEW YORK — Polo Ralph Lauren’s new zero tolerance policy on merchandise returns may pay dividends in the coming years, but it took a big bite out of first-quarter earnings.

The New York-based designer firm on Wednesday posted a 79.2…

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Oscar sets sail.

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Fashion Scoops: Ladies of the Lake … Model Behavior … Fashion Feast

LADIES OF THE LAKE: More than 450 of Lake Tahoe’s most fashionable, including Dede Wilsey, Carol McNeil, Therese Post, Fritzi Huntington, Dixie Westergard, Sally Debenham, Emmy Andrews and Agnes Murer, turned up to greet Oscar de la Renta last…

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In Brief

FISKE TO ABERCROMBIE: Abercrombie & Fitch has named John Fiske vice president of human resources, succeeding Ray Attanasio, who left the company about a month ago. Fiske was corporate vice president, human resources and organization development for…

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Clarifications

Mudd Jeans’ wholesale volume last year for denim and licensed products came to $275 million, according to president Dick Gilbert. This year, the company expects to rack up more than $500 million in wholesale volume for those categories. That was…

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Financial

Chico’s July Comps Land in Single Digits

NEW YORK — Chico’s FAS said July’s comparable-store sales rose a lower-than-expected 4.9 percent as boosts from advertising and a catalog mailer in the second half of the month offset same-store declines in the first half.

The…

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Designs is cutting back on its Levi’s merchandise.

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Designs Inc. Slashes Levi’s, To Close Nearly 50 Outlets

NEW YORK — Complaining that the Levi’s brand is facing “continued erosion,” Designs Inc., which operates a chain of 100 outlet stores selling Levi’s and Dockers closeouts, said Wednesday that it plans to shutter almost half those…

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Marilyn Monroe

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Cole Still in the Swim of Things

NEW YORK — Instead of looking forward to retirement as most executives would after decades of work in a family business, Anne Cole hopes to steal a few secrets from her storied past.

Over the years, Cole of California, the firm her father…

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Adidas Net Strides Forward

NEW YORK — Adidas-Salomon ran up its second-quarter sales and profits while backlogs going into the back half of the year hit a nearly four-year high.

Earnings for the quarter strengthened 4.2 percent to $24.3 million, or 55 cents a share,…

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Growing Rampage Set To Relocate N.Y. Office

NEW YORK — Rampage Clothing Co., the fast-growing junior and contemporary manufacturer, is planning to relocate its showroom and sales office here to 530 Seventh Avenue next spring.

Larry Hansel, founder, chief executive and chief…

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Obituary: Loomtogs’ Lou Davis Dead at 93

NEW YORK — Lou Davis, whose career in the apparel industry spanned nearly 70 years, died Aug. 1 at Lenox Hill Hospital here. He was 93.

The cause of death was a brain hemorrhage, according to his son, Robert.

Davis was a co-owner…

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Anthony Vaccarello's debut at Saint Laurent will surely be received as either "love it" or "hate it" — with virtually no middle-ground reactions. Same case for the dramatic ear jewelry on several models: the first, an ear climber (why didn't they think of that before?) and the next, below-the-shoulder-grazing fringe earrings, shown here in red popping against a teal one-shoulder dress. While leather goods are strong for the house, the designer kept things simple with the shoes — and showed nary a bag. It will be interesting to see where the designer takes those categories.
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