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Maria Grazia Chiuri's First-Ever Fashion Show for Dior

In her debut collection for Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri proclaimed her ascent boldly, with a fresh take on on daytime dressing.

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Inside Jonathan Anderson's Loewe's Spring Collection

Jonathan Anderson elaborated on the long, languid silhouettes he introduced for fall, here more organic and unfinished, but just as alluring.

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Bottega Veneta Names Claus Dietrich New CEO

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

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Aeropostale Prepares for Takeoff, Projects 900-Unit Chain

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Bright Spark

NEW YORK — Spring looks are full of charm, with colors and prints that make a bold, emphatic statement. What pulls it all together are the fresh details. Here, Josie’s polyester nightgown with shoulder ties and wooden beads. For more, see…

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Aeropostale intends to triple its store count to 900 within five years.

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Aeropostale Prepares for Takeoff, Projects 900-Unit Chain

NEW YORK — Aeropostale’s plans are soaring.

Three months after going public, the specialty chain is on track to open 80 to 100 new stores each year for five years. The goal, according to Julian Geiger, chairman and chief executive,…

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Benetton Licensee on Spree

NEW YORK — Benetton’s largest U.S. retail licensee is grabbing up more square footage.

According to sources, Iraklis Karabassis, owner of about 70 Benetton stores in the U.S., has bought up a cluster of Benetton units in Manhattan….

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In Brief

SLIMMER PICKINGS: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu reduced his holdings in Saks Inc. to 17.5 million shares, or 11.9 percent of the 147.4 million shares outstanding, as of July 31, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission….

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Fashion Scoops: Loud Crowd … Birds of a Feather … Hola SoHo

LOUD CROWD: Barely settled into their new vacation home in Stromboli, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are already causing mischief with pal Naomi Campbell. Loud music late into the night is eliciting complaints from the neighbors and local press…

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Graziano de Boni Named Valentino USA President

NEW YORK — Graziano de Boni, president and chief executive officer of Marzotto USA, will assume the additional role of president and ceo of Valentino USA, effective Sept. 1.

This represents the first major personnel move Marzotto SpA has…

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Groups Merge to Form National Textile Assoc.

WASHINGTON — Fighting the forces of free trade and reflecting the shrinking industry they represent, the Northern Textile Association and Knitted Textile Association are merging.

The organizations said Friday they have formed the National…

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Frederick’s of Hollywood Files Reorganization Plan With Court

LOS ANGELES — Frederick’s of Hollywood is seeking to get out of Chapter 11 and into the 21st century.

The retailer known for its sexy lingerie filed a reorganization plan in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of…

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Study Places Denim Behind Slacks

NEW YORK — Is the consumer’s love affair with denim starting to fade? Maybe so. A new study from STS Market Research shows consumers bought fewer pairs of jeans and more casual slacks during the first quarter than they did a year…

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Flash’s beige and rose floral polyester slip for Flora Nikrooz.

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Naughty Or Nice

NEW YORK — Being sexy and sweet isn’t mutually exclusive when it comes to lingerie. Consider: a baby-doll shape in sheer lace or an airy tunic with high slits.

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Donna Harvey’s lilac cotton and polyester terry cloth robe.

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Straight Talk

Simple, slim shapes in comfortable fabrics are all

a part of the no-fuss approach to lingerie this season.

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Millesia’s embroidered scarlet lace bra and thong.

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Retail Rides the Lingerie Wave

NEW YORK — The spring 2003 market was among the busiest and most successful in many years, according to retailers and manufacturers.

In addition to scores of buyers and senior management from major stores, national chains and discounters,…

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Natori’s sheer black silk chiffon top and pants with lace details.

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Just Lace It

Delicate trim, all-over patterns or just a hint at the neckline — lace, more than anything, is a lingerie staple.

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Hats are a new category for Nine West Group. Here, a straw look with wood accents.

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Beads, Gems Brighten An Uncertain Climate

NEW YORK — A desire for lower opening price points, lean retail inventories and immediate deliveries were among the key issues permeating last week’s market.

Although many retailers said accessories are still trending better than…

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A view of the display in the Hot Sox showroom.

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Crafting Spring Solutions

NEW YORK — With spring and summer temperatures typically bringing down the shoe on hosiery and sock sales, and flip-flops as common in boardrooms as on boardwalks, legwear vendors are meeting the spring challenge with a slew of novelty…

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Spring’s Key Trends

Floral Prints.

Open work, such as nets, mesh

and lace.

Ultra-brights like green, orange

and yellow.

Foot tubes, thongs and toe caps.

Conversational sport socks.

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Fashion Features

The Accesories Council Names Nominees

NEW YORK — The Accessories Council plans to hand out its sixth annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards on Nov. 5 at Cipriani 42nd Street here.

Here are the nominees in six categories:

Designer of the Year: Carlos Falchi, Tom…

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This Paul Harris store, at Speedway Super Center in Indianapolis, opened in April. Below, an example of the merchandise.

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A New Paul Harris on Retail Scene

NEW YORK — Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the sixth store operated under the Paul Harris nameplate opened last month in Indiana.

The current Paul Harris operation, to be sure, is not the same retail chain that filed for Chapter 11…

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Bankruptcy’s Grander Scale

NEW YORK — Retail bankruptcies might be scarce these days, but that doesn’t help credit managers sleep any easier at night.

That’s because lately when a bankruptcy does happen, it’s often a doozy.

In January,…

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Retail Bankruptcies Since 1995

2002

Jacobson’s

Kmart

Pennsylvania Fashions

2001

Ames

Casual Male

Cosmetics Plus

Lids

2000

Cherry & Webb

Custom…

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Credit: Some Use Factors, Some Go In-House

NEW YORK — Some use factors, others credit insurance, and some bear risks on their own, but all vendors seem to have some kind of checks and balances in place to avoid losses from bad debt.

VF Corp. checks credit in-house, and does not use…

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Is the J.Lo Name Enough? Glow Says No

LOS ANGELES — Glow Industries doesn’t think that J.Lo qualifies for a Glow of her own.

Glow, the Los Angeles-based firm that produces a bath and body care line and the Glow Scent, filed suit in federal court last week claiming that…

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Friedman’s Reverses Year-Ago Loss

NEW YORK — Higher sales and lower costs allowed Friedman’s Inc. to return to profitability in the third quarter of fiscal 2002.

For the three months ended June 29, the Savannah, Ga.-based jewelry retailer reported net income of $2…

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Obituary: Eddie Coyle, 76, Former WWD Staffer

NEW YORK — Eddie Coyle, a former WWD reporter and copy editor, died Aug. 3 after a long illness. He was 76.

Beginning his career as a copy boy at the Daily News, Coyle overcame alcoholism through a long association with Alcoholics…

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Mountain High Sues GMAC

NEW YORK — Mountain High Hosiery thinks its factor gave it a raw deal.

Mountain High filed a lawsuit against GMAC Commercial Credit, charging the factoring firm with breaches of contract and fiduciary duty and fraud.

The lawsuit was…

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Block Party

How bold can you go? The sky’s the limit this season when it comes to vibrant, festive colors.

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Tallying Teen Trends

Teen People taps into the discerning minds of teenage consumers by sponsoring a “Hot Picks” discussion panel on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 11:45 a.m. at the Main Stage of the Sands Hotel.

Six teenage trendspotters — four girls and two boys…

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Fashion Features

Ebay Demystified

Class is in session at eBay. The Internet-auction site makes its appearance known for the first time at MAGIC, hosting “eBay University” on Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., in Room 203 at the lower lobby of the Sands Convention Center. The interactive…

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The Ghostbar’s spooktacular view.

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Vegas Rocks On

Vegas wouldn’t be Vegas without music, from jazz to soul to swing. But what defines the city most at the moment is rock ’n’ roll. Here, a look at some of the city’s more hip happenings.

White Out

Since…

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

REGISTRATION HOURS

Las Vegas Convention Center

Aug. 26-28: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Aug. 29: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sands Expo & Convention Center

Aug. 26-28: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Aug. 29: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m….

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Sharagano’s cotton peasant blouse and denim jeans.

Fashion Features

Worldly Possessions

This spring, the contemporary customer can expect looks that span the globe.Call her a closet traveler: The contemporary girl can count on clothes that span a global array of influences.

It looks as though the exotic looks inspired by India,…

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Silk chiffon tunic blouse by Single.

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Contemporary’s Up-And-Comers

The Design Gallery debuts at WWDMAGIC with a dozen-plus vendors.

This WWDMAGIC installment marks the launch of the Design Gallery, a special addition created for the category that will be located in the heart of the contemporary…

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Globetrotter’s rayon camisole and pants.

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Bye Bye, Bohemian Chic

Better and casual lifestyle vendors are foregoing peasant-inspired looks for a cleaner, sportier feel.

Fueled by strong sales last season, designers in the better sportswear and casual lifestyle markets plan to move forward with ethnic…

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Bubblegum’s cotton jeans with Dollhouse top.

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Split Personality

The junior market is divided between denim and active-influenced looks.

Sure, denim is popular across all age groups, but it’s the junior and young contemporary customers who can’t get enough. So apparel makers in the market…

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Tanuja by Apparel World’s rayon and polyester twinset and pants.

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It’s A Small, Small World

Moderate companies are seeking out international sources for authentic ethnic looks.

Instead of re-creating the ethnic look in their own designs, several companies in the moderate sportswear market are going straight to the source….

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Hatley Little Blue House’s cotton sleepset.

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The Shape Of Things To Come

Fresh and sexy silhouettes are driving the spring resort market.

What trends will consumers really wear? Swim, resort and sport vendors are doing their best to find out.

The consensus in these markets is that women want classic…

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Faith Knight’s cameo necklace.

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Getting Personal

When it comes to accessories, teens need a look to call their own.

Recent seasons saw the junior accessories category hinging on a few key looks, such as hoop earrings, seed-bead bracelets or embroidered handbags.

But such…

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Hobo International’s leather purses.

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Second Act

The category is following up the turquoise trend with semiprecious stones to spare.

Accessories are poised for a strong holiday and early spring season, and there are plenty of new trends to keep even the most discerning fashionista…

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Dogpile’s cotton dress.

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Moving Toward The Middle Ground

The Edge’s latest evolution is toward slightly more

conservative looks.

Is The Edge showing its softer side?

Though most vendors agree that The Edge has always been recognizable as a crucial pit stop for setting new…

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