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Fashion Crowd Raises Record Amount at amfAR Gala

Heather Graham, Adriana Lima, Dita Von Teese and Lottie Moss were among the evening's guests at the 2016 amfAR gala at Milan Fashion Week.

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Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

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Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

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Aeropostale Hurt by Charge

NEW YORK — Aeropostale said a charge turned profits into a loss in its second quarter, but the New York-based specialty retailer said it is seeing strong sales in stores with an earlier back-to-school season.

In the quarter ended Aug. 3,…

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Financial

Saks Inc. Cuts Loss in 2nd Quarter

NEW YORK — Saks Inc. reduced its losses in the second quarter as its department stores generated higher profits and its Saks Fifth Avenue stores trimmed losses.

Saks has also joined the pack of retailers that will begin to expense options…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

NEW TITLES AT BERGDORF: Bergdorf Goodman has promoted four of its staffers. Susan Palumbo, who was previously divisional merchandise manager of footwear, adds the title of vice president. David Asher, the dmm of fourth floor better apparel, will now…

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Fashion Features

Fire Ravages Santana Row Complex

LOS ANGELES — As if the dot-com bust hasn’t been enough for San Jose, a fire erupted on Monday afternoon, consuming a “significant portion” of one building at Santana Row, the $500 million retail and housing complex that was supposed to…

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Financial

Lane Bryant Boosts Charming

NEW YORK — Lane Bryant provided an additional plus for its parent, Charming Shoppes, in the quarter.

For the three months ended Aug. 3, income for Charming Shoppes, based in Bensalem, Pa., skyrocketed 72 percent to $25.5 million, or 20…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: He For She … First Serve

HE FOR SHE: Junya Watanabe’s year-old men’s wear line is being reinterpreted for women. “It’s a new collection, not just a size-down,” Adrian Joffe, managing director of Comme des Garçons, said. “It’ll be based on the…

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Marketing and Promotion

Trend Spotters Play It Safe

NEW YORK — Call it trend spotting’s reality check.

True, it’s a premise that, at first blush, seems something of a contradiction in terms. After all, aren’t most trends supposed to have an edgy, fantastical element; a…

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People

Clothes Minded

Angelenos who couldn’t wait for The Boss to come to town jetted to Las Vegas on Sunday to catch his show at the Thomas & Mack Center. After a private dinner at Nobu in the Hard Rock Hotel, Cindy Crawford, Lara Flynn Boyle, Mark Wahlberg and…

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People

WWD Postcard

We’re staying in Villa Lorada, which was built in the Sixties and belongs to the French singer Johnny Hallyday. It’s just to-die-for. In the morning, I get up around 8:30 and go right to the villa’s four-room gym with a separate room…

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People

Late Bite

LOS ANGELES — Finding a restaurant that’s actually serving after 10 p.m. in this town can be a challenge, to say the least. When Fred 62 opened eight years ago, it gave late-night dining in Los Feliz a stylish jolt, much to the joy of…

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Fashion Features

Sail On

It’s in the numbers. Representing the biggest consumer segment in the industry, moderate apparel brings in $40 billion at retail annually. Its products range from casual sportswear to affordable career, with a diverse consumer profile. While the…

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Fashion Features

By The Numbers

NEW YORK — The profile of the moderate-priced female shopper is one of the most diverse in the apparel sector.

They are women that come from many walks of life, from housewives to executives, but they share a common trait: They buy lots of…

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Fashion Features

The Vendor Evolution

NEW YORK — Call them the bread-and-butter brands.

They may not have the flamboyance of a designer collection or the hip quotient of a junior label, but moderate sportswear and ready-to-wear lines have found the right combination of…

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Fashion Features

Girl Talk

Today’s girls want it all — the frills, the lace and even a few pinstripes, too. And moderate designers are happy to oblige, focusing on the hottest trends, including clean, simple ladylike suits, sweet sailor styles and, of course,…

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Fashion Features

Makeover At The Majors

NEW YORK — Department stores are revamping their moderate-priced merchandise offerings, in what should be a pivotal season for the depressed category.

It’s not quite an upheaval, nor are department stores ready yet to give the…

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Fashion Features

Chains Aim At Core

NEW YORK — Specialty chains that focus on moderate merchandise have had varying degrees of success in recent years.

There are standouts such as Chico’s, which has used its strong fashion focus and a nearly obsessive focus on its…

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Fashion Features

Climate Control

NEW YORK — Like their counterparts in more upscale and discount arenas, moderate outerwear firms are turning to innovation to renew consumer interest in coats, regardless of any turbulence in the weather or the economy.

Classics styles in…

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Fashion Features

Speaking Japanese

NEW YORK — Whether it’s the bright colors, pretty floral prints, angled sleeves or an obi sash tied at the waist, the Japanese style is having a strong influence for resort. Designers are taking the traditional silhouette of the kimono and…

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Fashion Features

“Viva Las Vegas:” Merchants Bet on City

LOS ANGELES — Ka-ching ka-ching.

That’s the favorite sound of most gamblers headed to Las Vegas, and retailers and developers racing to open stores there hope to hear the same thing.

This fall, the ante goes up again as the…

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Fashion Features

China Tops U.S. Imports List

WASHINGTON — China is muscling out the competition.
In the second quarter China overtook Mexico as the number-one supplier of textiles and apparel to the U.S., and for the first half of the year China surpassed Canada as the number-two…

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Fashion Features

Norsa, de Boni Detail Plans for Valentino

NEW YORK — Since taking over the helm of Valentino SpA three months ago, Michele Norsa has moved quickly to make things happen.

Norsa, Valentino’s managing director and chief executive officer who also is president and ceo of its…

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Fashion Features

Stewart Obeys House Request for Documents

WASHINGTON — Martha Stewart has provided approximately 1,050 pages of documents to the House committee investigating her for possible insider trading.

A spokeswoman for Rep. Jim Greenwood (R.,Pa.), who chairs the House panel’s…

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