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Seeking Extension, Warnaco Reaffirms Go-It-Alone Strategy

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Solstice, the growing sunglass chain, plans to open 10 more stores this year, including three in Manhattan.

Fashion Features

New Retail Views for Solstice

NEW YORK — Solstice, the budding sunglass retailer, is stepping up its growth with a slew of store openings, including a new 600-square-foot unit that opened this past Saturday on 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue here.

The firm, which now has…

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Scarves by Franco Ferrari.

Fashion Features

Notebook From Milan

FERRARI’S NEW MOMENTUM

It’s not a Formula One Ferrari, but Franco Ferrari stoles, the result of years of research and skilled craftsmanship, may be considered as exclusive and sophisticated.

Founded in 1973, the company…

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Tiffany’s grape-motif necklace, from the firm’s new book.

Fashion Features

FINDINGS

TIFFANY’S PAST: This fall, Tiffany & Co. will look to its past with two projects, a new book and exhibit, to examine and celebrate its impact on American design.

In the book “Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co.,” author John Loring, the…

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A ring from Damiani’s Bliss collection.

Fashion Features

Italian Jewelers Bridge the Price Gap

MILAN — The days of women waiting patiently for a man to buy them an expensive piece of jewelry are long gone, and fine jewelry can now be found on everyone from mature ladies in couture gowns to designer-clad young women.

Of course, a…

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Financial

Sales Rise at Sporting Goods Chains

NEW YORK — Three sporting goods chains crossed the second-quarter finish line with improved earnings and sales, but all conceded that recent sluggishness had them limping as the fall season began.

Like their counterparts in apparel…

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Fashion Features

Dino Valiano Returning To the U.S.

NEW YORK — Dino Valiano, an Italian resort-inspired knitwear collection with a fuller fit, is taking another stab at the U.S. market.

The brand, based in Donauwoerth, Germany, and manufactured by majority owner Gruppo Marlys of Vicenza,…

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Financial

Wilsons Hit With $51.6M Loss

NEW YORK — Wilsons The Leather Experts bit the bullet for the continuing difficulties of its El Portal and Bentley’s travel stores in the second quarter.

The combination of operating losses and the one-time effect of an accounting…

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From the accessories category, cotton cap from Scala by Dorfman Pacific and Barse Accessories’ earrings. Bang On T-shirt.

Fashion Features

In The News

What could be more fun than a hat perched just so? Right now, designers are updating such old-school styles as newsboy caps and baseball hats with feminine details and fresh fabrics.

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Looks from WWDMAGIC 2001.

Fashion Features

Schedule 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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Rita Rudner knocks ’em out at New York- New York.

Fashion Features

That’s The Ticket

This bumper crop of Vegas shows runs the gamut from the obligatory — Elvis, anyone? — to the unexpected. Just be sure to book soon.

BOO!, Cabaret Theatre, New York-New York, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Mon.-Thurs. 10p.m….

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Luscious Clothing by Rebecca Ford’s cotton tank top and cotton skirt capri’s.

Fashion Features

Delivering The Goods

The contemporary set is satisfying retailers and shoppers with lower pricing, faster turnaround and hotter styles.

Sure, they are purveyors of this year’s trend toward feminine, detail-laden clothing, but the collection of…

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NEW YORK

Fashion Features

Keeping It Casual

Laid-back dressing is a way of life from coast to coast, and teenagers work the formula better than most. WWD decided to take a look at what constitutes casual, as defined by teens in two of the country’s fashion capitals: New York and L.A….

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Leigh Bantivoglio's nylon and spandex corset slip.

Fashion Features

That’s the Life

Spring’s luxurious lingerie hits a playful note.

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Checking out the intimates scene backstage at "42nd Street." See page 32.

Fashion Features

The Beat Goes On

As a whole, the apparel industry might be limping along, but intimates is marching to a different drummer.

Lingerie continues to be a Teflon-coated business despite a lackluster economy. The current woes affecting the rest of the…

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Agent Provocateur’s Joseph Corre and Serena Rees.

Fashion Features

Risque Business

Agent Provocateur lives up to its name with lingerie that’s breaking down even staid Britain’s barriers.

Success isn’t softening Agent Provocateur. If anything, the U.K.-based purveyor of high-end lacy, racy knickers…

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Yohji Yamamoto

Fashion Features

Hauter Than Ever

Couture designers are stripping down to the innermost layers in search of inspiration. During the fall couture and rtw shows, petticoat frills and ruched knicker-like pants peeked out from under voluminous skirts, but for some, the sheer simplicity of…

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Doki Geki cotton ribbed tank and cotton and spandex skirt.

Fashion Features

Shopping Without Stopping

Teens’ seemingly undiminished buying power is fueling junior and young contemporary success.

According to makers, teen shoppers remain blissfully unaffected by a tough economy. While their parents may be having a tough time in the…

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Von Saken’s cotton sweater and rayon skirt.

Fashion Features

Finding Their Niche

Better and casual lifestyle companies are spurring orders by adding that little something extra.

Better and casual lifestyle vendors are striving to offer more unusual, eye-catching items customers can’t say no to —even if they are…

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Kessheta by Papillon’s rayon and polester dress.

Fashion Features

Saving For A Rainy Day

Moderate vendors are trimming costs and seeking new sourcing to keep the gains coming.

Despite the bad economy and flagging consumer confidence, middle-class Americans still need to buy clothing. And when they do, many search for…

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Block Headwear’s raffia straw hats.

Fashion Features

Paving The Way

The Edge aims once again to provide one-stop shopping for the Next Big Thing.

Customers are shopping for eye-grabbing items that don’t follow a well-worn trend, as well as less-expensive pieces. That’s good news for vendors…

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Cappelli Straworld’s bags and hats.

Fashion Features

Kicking Into Gear

Accessories vendors are leaping into new categories to fuel growth.

Accessories are staying their usual stable course, as the economic slowdown and terrorist jitters feed consumers’ need for the small and often less expensive…

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Uccicucci’s choker and bracelet.

Fashion Features

Sweet and Low

Junior accessories vendors are reining in prices to keep customers coming back for more.

It hasn’t hurt the junior accessories business one bit to have the likes of Britney Spears and Alicia Keys sporting hats, chunky belts and…

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Jantzen’s nylon and spandex boyshort bikini.

Fashion Features

In With The New

Individuality, newness and being able to get the product shipped out on time are the criteria cited by resort vendors across the country as a way to counter the effects of a sluggish economy.

That said, makers of resortwear are largely…

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Samantha Chang’s leopard-print slip.

Fashion Features

What’s New

Ready for fall? With the cooler weather comes a whole new season’s-worth of lingerie. Right now, several designers and retailers are counting on lots of lovely bits of flora, fauna and even a few updated classics to help heat up those brisk…

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Orchid: Smells like teen spirit.

Fashion Features

For The Kids

If you took a small Victoria’s Secret store and added lots of sugar, but tempered the spice, the recipe might produce Orchid, a lingerie chain just for teens. The concept was spun off by Gadzooks, a national chain based in the Dallas suburb of…

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Lady in the Lair: Jean Harlow lounges in the boudoir.

Fashion Features

In The Bedroom

The bedroom may be the last bastion of femininity in a world gone cold, hard and modern. And plenty of women wouldn’t have it any other way. Creating a boudoir might mean something different than it did in Jean Harlow’s day, or in the high…

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Leigh Bantivoglio

Fashion Features

The Importance Of Being Leigh

Lingerie designer Leigh Bantivoglio has gotten far by swimming against the industry tide.

Chat long enough with Leigh Bantivoglio about her career and you wouldn’t be surprised to hear her call innerwear by its old-fashioned name:…

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Barry Siegel, owner of Fast Buck Freddie’s: “It’s time to get away from turquoise.”

Fashion Features

On Their Radar

Retailers weigh in on their top picks for spring and holiday.

WWD surveyed a handful of retailers on what’s topping their buying lists. The general consensus for spring: brights, tropical prints and the category that just…

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A purple floral nylon and spandex bikini from Lucy Love’s spring 2003 swimwear line.

Fashion Features

It’s A Family Affair

Veteran designer Holly Sharp and her daughter are getting into the swim with young contemporary brand Lucy Love.

It’s a new era for Lucy Love. The three-year-old, $9 million young-contemporary sportswear brand, created by veteran…

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Fashion Features

Locket Up

NEW YORK — It’s time to get personal, and accessories designers have just the thing. Lockets have been favorite accessories for centuries, and now they’re getting a fresh touch, shown on watches or on chains with semiprecious stones….

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Fashion Features

Seeking Extension, Warnaco Reaffirms Go-It-Alone Strategy

NEW YORK — Warnaco needs more time.
Citing the large size and complexity of its various businesses, the bankrupt Warnaco Group has asked for another extension in filing its reorganization plan. The company — which was expected to file…

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Fashion Features

Bangladesh Asks U.S. For Advance on Quota

WASHINGTON — The Bangladeshi Embassy has asked the Commerce Department to let it use some of next year’s quota to end a lockout of more than 150,000 dozen pairs of cotton pants, which have been unable to enter the U.S. since the country…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

KMART CREDIT: Kmart chief financial officer Al Koch said Friday the retailer’s $2 billion bankruptcy credit line is sufficient and that the company has dropped a proposal for a $500 million loan increase, according to wire reports.

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Sergio Oxman

Fashion Features

Isn’t He Romantic?

Cosabella owner Sergio Oxman waxes rhapsodic over pasta, poetry and — what else — provocative lingerie.

There’s nothing like lingerie for bringing out the romantic in all of us. Take Sergio Oxman. He may be designer…

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Yu’s linen-trimmed silk cami and slip.

Fashion Features

Double Vision

A young designer builds her repertoire by adding coordinating lingerie to her line of softly tailored dresses.

Dressed in a fragile silk chiffon top and a tiered chiffon slip, Jean Yu has an almost ethereal presence. But her will to…

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Beau Bra’s Gabrielle Ross

Fashion Features

Front And Center

At Beau Bra, designer Gabrielle Ross is tying things up nicely.

Gabrielle Ross brings new meaning to the term “easy access.” Her lingerie line, Beau Bra, features sexy bras that tie in the front — and inspiration came from, of all…

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Jennifer Capriati showing Fila spirit.

Fashion Features

U.S. Open Style Coming Up Aces

NEW YORK — U.S. Open-bound players weren’t about to wait for today’s opening day festivities in Queens, an unlikely enough spot for a fashion show, to show off their on-court apparel.

Serena Williams, Jennifer Capriati, Kim…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Invitation Required … Commando Performance … Fly Girl

INVITATION REQUIRED: The guest list can’t be confirmed yet, but it’s rumored that Madonna and Guy Ritchie, Gwyneth Paltrow and any other top celebrities in town for the MTV VMA awards will be attending the late-night post-bash hosted by…

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Wolford’s stretch lace panties, bra and garter belt (left); Diane Von Furstenberg’s silk mesh bra and panties.

Fashion Features

Free Spirit

You can have it all — the flirtiest slips, charming lace camis and cozy cashmere robes.

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The Wacoal Touch collection has gentle body-shaping properties.

Fashion Features

Let’s Get Physical

Body-friendly apparel is powering a surge of innovation in the intimates industry.

Gone are the days of bras that resembled harnesses and were about as comfortable, thick support hose that cut off circulation and girdles that forbade a…

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s “The Swing” (1766).

Fashion Features

The Art Of Seduction

Lingerie provides the underpinning of some of the world’s most provocative paintings, sculptures and photographs.

The female nude — perhaps the most enduring subject in the history of art. It has provoked, inspired and…

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Emporio Armani’s polyester, nylon and elastin slip and panties. Damiani bracelet.

Fashion Features

Bedtime Stories

Spring’s bras, bustiers and tanks — as sophisticated as they are sensual.

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Notting Hill’s naughty Myla boutique.

Fashion Features

London Undercover

This veddy proper city is proving a hotbed of young lingerie designers whose companies are on the up-and-up.

Posh Spice

There does Kate Moss go for her custom-made, mum-to-be panties? The same place Prince Harry turns to for…

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Fashion Features

Traffic, Volume Aiding SmartBargains.com

NEW YORK — How is it that SmartBargains.com has just secured $9 million in fresh funds, when so many e-tailers are struggling simply to survive?

Perhaps it has more than a little to do with the online off-pricer’s robust performance…

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Fashion Features

Management Moves at Wal-Mart

NEW YORK — Tom Coughlin’s role as president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s flagship division has been expanded to include the same title at Sam’s Club, USA.

Reporting to Coughlin, though also…

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Elle sports a lacy look from her line.

Fashion Features

London Undercover

‘Elle’ Is For Lingerie

It’s one of the biggest lingerie brands in Australia, and now Elle Macpherson Intimates is looking eastward with a possible U.S. expansion. Launched 12 years ago together with the Bendon Group Ltd., a New…

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Debbie Sim of Coco de Mer.

Fashion Features

London Undercover

Coco De Mer

Coco de Mer, a sleek, softly lit space that feels as much like a boudoir as a boutique is a haven for anyone picky about the fit and feel of their lingerie. “Frilly and fancy don’t have to be itchy,” said Debbie Sim,…

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London Undercover

Flower Power

Fleur Turner had dreamt of designing lingerie since she was 10 years old, simply because of the “smallness and detail of it.” After graduating with honors in fashion marketing from England’s University of Northumbria,…

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A sitting room in Castle Howard.

People

Lost and Found

LONDON — England has its glorious ruins — from Tintern Abbey to Tintagel to Hadrian’s Wall — but it also has its architectural ghosts.

Many of these once-lavish mansions and country estates vanished during the 20th…

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Eva Rothschild’s “Early Learning.”

People

Morning Stars

LONDON — A new generation of British sculptors is stirring up excitement in London’s East End with an exhibition called, “Early One Morning,” which runs through Sept. 8 at the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Winning rave reviews from…

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People

WWD Postcard

I can’t believe it! This is already my third week here in Cannes Bay. It seems like only yesterday that we came down to the south of France, stopping near Lyon, at Georges Blanc restaurant in Vonnas, as was the tradition in the Fifties when…

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Thongs are key items at Chantelle.

Fashion Features

Fashion, Comfort Keys to Spring

NEW YORK — Retailers and vendors didn’t walk away from the spring market disappointed.

The strengths presented at Madison Avenue showrooms, as well as two trade shows — the Intimate Apparel Salon and Lingerie Americas —…

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Fashion Features

London Undercover

Mind Your PPQS

Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker, the design duo behind the British fashion label PPQ, have just added personalized panties to their current collection. Originally designed as a thank-you for loyal fashion editors, the…

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Fashion Features

Tender Loving Care

There’s nothing like pretty lingerie to make a woman feel good from the inside out. But the right purchase only goes so far; the delicate items in that panty drawer require special care. Yet many women think that properly maintaining lingerie…

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Tiffany’s grape-motif necklace, from the firm’s new book.

Fashion Features

FINDINGS

TIFFANY’S PAST: This fall, Tiffany & Co. will look to its past with two projects, a new book and exhibit, to examine and celebrate its impact on American design.

In the book “Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co.,” author John Loring, the…

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Clockwise from top: Megan Schenck wears Hillard & Hanson’s nylon and Lycra spandex thigh-highs; Aubade bustier and panties. Meredith Patterson wears Givenchy’s Passion Privee nylon and spandex hosiery; Natori cami and tap pants; Christian...

Fashion Features

Gotta Dance

Four dancers from the Broadway hit “42nd Street” tell us what hosiery keeps them happy.

When your legs are your lifeline, it’s worth taking some time to invest in a good pair of hose. And no one knows how to keep her gams happy…

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