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Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

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Retail

Aéropostale Bankruptcy Jeopardizes 10k Jobs

Teen retailer Aéropostale is awaiting a decision from a bankruptcy judge that is likely to impact whether it can find a buyer.

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In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

As Flagship Hits 100, Macy?s Kahn Pushes Vendors for Creativity

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Scene

Here, a sampling of NYC’s hottest spots for post-show noshing.

IT’S DE-LIGHTFUL, IT’S DE-LOVELY, IT’S DEMARCO’S

How can you resist a restaurant where the chef passes around a cookie jar in lieu of the dessert…

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Fashion Features

Scene

Here, a sampling of NYC’s hottest spots for post-show noshing.

BRIGHT LIGHT

Though it’s located on a snazzy stretch of Spring Street with a clientele to match, Fiamma (which means “flame” in Italian), throws off the warmth of…

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Fashion Features

Box Score

NEW YORK — Sometimes it’s best to just keep it clean, with no fuss or extraneous details. A simple silhouette and an air of ease are the top priorities. Here, one illustration of that idea: Yeohlee’s linen shift.

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Fashion Features

As Flagship Hits 100, Macy’s Kahn Pushes Vendors for Creativity

NEW YORK — Macy’s Herald Square will soon be a century old —and it’s getting ready for a reengineering that could help boost the outlook for the flagging department store format.

As the world’s largest and most…

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Fashion Features

A Page from the Captain’s Log

NEW YORK — As senior vice president and general manager of Macy’s flagship at Herald Square, Patti Lee has “four-wall” responsibility for sales, profits, shortage, service, visual, human resources and security.

She’s been…

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Fashion Features

Justice Dept. Won’t Nix Any Claiborne-Tracy Deal

WASHINGTON — The federal government has given its blessing to the planned merger of Liz Claiborne and Ellen Tracy, a needed step should the sportswear competitors follow-through and get hitched.

As is common, an antitrust official at the…

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Fashion Features

NLRB Denies Brylane’s Petition for Union Vote

NEW YORK — Ruling that an employer cannot call for an election to determine whether to unionize a facility before the union has asked to be recognized, the National Labor Relations Board on Monday struck down a petition by Brylane L.P. to hold a…

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Fashion Features

Banks to Court: Deny Wachner Confidentiality

NEW YORK — The banks in the Warnaco Group bankruptcy have filed opposition papers asking Manhattan bankruptcy court to deny former chief executive Linda Wachner’s request for a protective order barring the production of certain documents…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

BORDER CROSSINGS: President Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, meeting in Detroit on Monday, announced a quick-pass system to speed trucks and their cargo crossing the U.S.-Canada border. Companies can begin registering next Monday for…

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Fashion Features

J.Lo Web Site Returns With Added Features

NEW YORK — Shopjlo.com just received a facelift, with everything J.Lo all in one place.

The relaunched site, which opened Friday, features clearer images of the clothing to allow f a more precise look at the junior sportswear collection…

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Financial

Gap’s Drexler Exercises 14.5 Million Stock Options

NEW YORK — Millard “Mickey” Drexler, apparently, still believes in the Gap, even though the retailer has been struggling.

The outgoing Gap Inc. chief executive exercised approximately 14.5 million options on Monday, significantly…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Not Quite the Blass Word … Designing Schon … Teen Scene …

NOT QUITE THE BLASS WORD: While Bill Blass’ will remains in probate, according to sources familiar with the late designer’s estate, word has gotten around to a few of his friends that they have been included among the beneficiaries. Steve…

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Fashion Features

PV-Runway Overlap Brings Headaches

NEW YORK — When Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week disclosed its plan to swap dates with London to accommodate the Jewish holidays and the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, designers were faced with a bevy of scheduling conflicts. One was…

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Fashion Features

SWATCHES

GLENOIT HIRE: Joe Zeoli has taken on the role of national sales manager for New York-based Glenoit Fabrics Corp., a new position. He will oversee all markets including home, outerwear, sportswear, outdoor and accessories for the U.S. and Canada….

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Fashion Features

Simple Luxuries

NEW YORK — Understated opulence will be a dominant theme of this season’s Première Vision, which runs from Sept. 18 to 21 in Paris. Textile designers are stepping away from overly fanciful items and bringing cleaner and richer…

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Fashion Features

Face Time

NEW YORK — Fall 2003 will put a strong emphasis on textures, thanks to the variety of surfaces that textile designers have created and will unveil at this season’s Première Vision. Both embroidery and jacquard designs play a part, as…

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Greg Gutfeld Spills His Raucous Stuff

NEW YORK — Pugnacious Stuff editor in chief Greg Gutfeld has recently affixed himself to the media radar screen by attacking GQ’s Art Cooper and The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta in his monthly editor’s letter. This kind of sparring…

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MEMO PAD

STYLE WATCH: With People Magazine writer Steven Cojocaru’s contract up next month and managing editor Martha Nelson redesigning the magazine with new creative director Rina Migliaccio and new style director Susan Kaufman, tongues are wagging…

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People

Hip Parade

“Great turnout, huh?” Alexander McQueen observed wryly at the kickoff bash on Thursday night to celebrate the opening of his new boutique.

Upon his arrival at the store, a mass of overeager party guests swarmed the clearly agitated designer,…

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People

Guest List

LONDON — As the city’s designers — Julien Macdonald, Matthew Williamson, Zandra Rhodes, Tracey Boyd, House of Jazz’s Pablo Flack and Hazel Robinson, Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto of Eley Kishimoto and Deseree Mejer of Fake…

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People

Dallas Cowgirls

DALLAS — Even a herd of Longhorn cattle couldn’t stop 550 stylish women from arriving at Neiman Marcus’ flagship in downtown Dallas for a Valentino fall fashion show on Thursday. In a purely Texan coincidence, the annual Crystal…

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Fashion Features

A Mere Stripling

Native New Yorker Zac Posen has wowed the critics with his first two collections. At 21, Posen is off to a great start with a staff of six and a little help from his glamorous former schoolmates Stella Schnabel and Paz de la Huerta. His upcoming…

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Fashion Features

The Name Game

With the right combination of marketing and fashion savvy, a brand that lost its namesake designer can maintain its staying power.

Designer brands might soon eclipse cats in terms of longevity.

Just as a whole new generation of…

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Fashion Features

Young Americans

NEW YORK — This season, the New York calendar is rich with creative promise. The spring schedule is buzzing with brand-new talent as well as some designers with a few seasons under their belts who have been honing their skills, ready to show off…

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Fashion Features

Calendar

Tuesday, Sept. 10

noon-3 p.m.: Helen Kaminski (press luncheon: launch of Spring 2003 collection), 70 West 40th Street

Tuesday, Sept. 17

11 a.m.: Wink, TBA

11 a.m.: Craig Natiello, TBA

noon: Douglas Hannant,…

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Fashion Features

Making Each Day Count

The industry’s gearing up to make the most of a tightly scheduled fashion week.

Here’s hoping a fashion week that’s shorter can be sweeter, too.

Fashion week players — designers, retailers, editors and…

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Fashion Features

Putting A Shine On Fashion Week

More jewelry makers are joining forces with apparel designers to accessorize spring runway shows.

Fashion week always generates plenty of buzz and media attention, and now more watch and jewelry firms are looking to get in on the…

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