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Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

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Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

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Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

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Day of Remembrance: Traffic, Mood Subdued

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Pastel Perfect

NEW YORK — Feminine and flirty — the look is synonymous with Oscar de la Renta. And at Oscar by Oscar de la Renta, head designer Patricia Clyne favors the ribbon trims and girlie colors of the signature line while keeping shapes clean and…

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Day of Remembrance: Traffic, Mood Subdued

Commemoration, not commerce, was the order of the day for retailers across the country Wednesday.

People admired the 9/11 memorial store windows installed by retailers nationwide this week, but they hardly shopped. The windows were cleared of…

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Saks Launches Corporate Gifts

NEW YORK — Saks Fifth Avenue has launched a corporate gift program, which it projects could ultimately become a $50 million business.

The new strategy reflects efforts by Saks in the past few seasons to become more of a destination for…

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After Tough Summer, Fed Sees Sluggish Fall

WASHINGTON — The retail climate during July and August throughout the country continued to be cloudy, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday.

“Overall, retailers are…expecting [fall] sales to be flat or slightly up from their 2001…

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Ashley Judd and her fun ’do.

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Fashion Scoops: Donna’s Collection … Winding Down … Long John …

DONNA’S COLLECTION: Regarding that high-level designer headhunt going on over at Donna Karan, the company’s long-running search for a new creative director for women’s wear has led to an interesting twist. Andrew Comley, who, as…

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In Brief

KELLWOOD TAPS WEISSMAN: Richard Weissman has been named president of Miss Dorby, a moderate division of Kellwood Co. Weissman, who brings more than 17 years experience to his new role, will report to Richard Golden, chief executive officer of Miss…

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Clarification

More than half of J.C. Penney’s catalog sales come from the Christmas issue and the spring-summer and fall-winter seasonal big books. This information was incomplete in a story on page 13, Sept. 6.

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Correction

The DKNY show will take place Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. at the Eyebeam Gallery, 540 West 21st Street in New York. The listing was inadvertently omitted from the spring show calendar in WWDNewYorkCollections, section II, page 10, Tuesday.

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Hermès Net Grows As Tod’s Falls 17.3%

PARIS — Hermès International and Tod’s SpA saw their bottom lines move in opposite directions during the first half of the year.

Hermès registered a single-digit increase in profits, beating analysts’ expectations,…

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Italian Maker Gibò Launching Its Own Line With Verhoeven

LONDON — Up a patchwork staircase, down a striped hallway and inside a kaleidoscope-like living room filled with mannequins’ heads, art books and stacks of 45s, Julie Verhoeven sits quietly in a black dress embroidered with a big peacock….

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Financial

St. John Earnings Surge 93.2%

NEW YORK — St. John Knits International nearly doubled its net income in the third quarter on a far more modest increase in sales.

The Irvine, Calif.-based women’s apparel marketer reported that, for the 13 weeks ended July 28, net…

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Speedo’s new catalog will only feature athletes — no models. From left: Lindsay Benko, Kristy Korwal and Amanda Beard.

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Brands Connect With U.S. Stars

NEW YORK — Americans have always liked rooting for the home team, but in recent months marketers have really taken to pushing those all-American athletes in their marketing programs.

The goal is to drive brand awareness and increase sales…

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Readies for IPO

NEW YORK — Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. plans to kick off life as a public company in a few weeks, and hopes to score net proceeds of $60.9 million in the process.

The Pittsburgh-based retailer, in a filing with the Securities and…

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Reese is entering the swimwear market with a line that works with her contemporary sportswear.

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Tracy Reese’s New Pieces

NEW YORK — With the launch of her resort line and a swimwear collection to match, things are getting sweet for Tracy Reese.

Reese, who will show her spring line next Wednesday at the Gallery at the Metropolitan Pavilion here, opened a…

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The WWD List

Editors’ Choice

What’s coverage in a fashion magazine worth to a designer? Since it can’t be bought — at least not literally — Right Angle, an information tracking company counts the number of editorial…

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Balenciaga’s line will be available next year at its New York flagship.

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Balenciaga Picks Site For New York Flagship

NEW YORK — Nicolas Ghesquière is not accustomed to bowing to convention — even when it comes to retail locales.

Instead of setting up shop on Madison Avenue or in SoHo, or even the newly hip meat-packing district, the designer…

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Madonna’s record label, Maverick, has produced a fall gift-with-purchase CD for CK Calvin Klein Jeans.

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DDC-Lab Heads to Japan

Looking to build its presence outside the U.S., DDC-Lab has signed a new distribution deal for the Japanese market.

Sann Freres now distributes the brand in Japan, with Mitsui acting as the exclusive importer for…

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