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Speculation Grows About Baker's Chase for Neiman's

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

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Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

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Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

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War Against Iraq: A Chilling Prospect For Economy, Retail

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Textile Firms Try to Reel in Consumers

NEW YORK — Consumers don’t see ads for Lycra and then roam the mall looking for cones of spandex.

But as more mills attempt to establish their own brands of nylon, spandex and polyester, getting the name into the minds of consumers…

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Fashion Features

Museum Adds to the Textile Hall of Fame

NEW YORK — The American Textile History Museum last week inducted a second group of honorees into its American Textile Hall of Fame.

The 2002 honorees were Burlington Industries founder J. Spencer Love, fiber giant DuPont, former Mayfair…

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Fashion Features

Hyosung to Broaden Offering

NEW YORK — In a bid to broaden its market presence, South Korean fiber maker Hyosung Corp. plans to begin selling polyester and nylon next year in the U.S., in addition to spandex.

The company manufactures all three fiber varieties in…

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Fashion Features

Carriers Get Customs Nod In Port-Security Program

NEW YORK — A growing number of ocean carriers have stepped forward to participate in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, a U.S. Customs Service program intended to improve the security of the millions of cargo containers that enter…

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Fashion Features

Vuitton’s Big Japanese Statement

TOKYO — The world’s-largest Louis Vuitton store that opened this month in Omotesando here is difficult to miss. The striking building, designed to resemble a pile of LV monogram trunks, reaches high into the sky.

“This…

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Fashion Features

Strong Business at Chicago Market

CHICAGO — Many Midwest retailers, less anxious than at past markets, scouted their favorite fashions and placed solid orders at the recent holiday-resort-spring preview market at Chicago’s Apparel Center.

Jackie Bartolini, owner of…

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Fashion Features

Despite Steep Fall in Income, G-III Maintains Its Outlook

NEW YORK — Outerwear and sportswear marketer G-III Apparel Group weathered second-quarter sales and earnings drops, but remains on plan for the year on solid bookings.

Net income plummeted 85.2 percent during the period to $576,000, or 8…

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Fashion Features

Clean Living

NEW YORK — There’s something sexy about simplicity. Take spring’s crop of neutral-colored, unfussy looks, to be shown at The Fashion Coterie at The Show Piers, Sept. 24-26. Here, Trina Turk’s ivory cotton gauze blouse and…

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MEMO

LADDIE TIME AT AOL: Six weeks ago, The New York Times reported that Mark Golin, the former editor of Maxim and Details, was working on a “magazine for grown-up males that uses lad motifs,” for AOL Time Warner. Now, sources say the most likely scenario…

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Fashion Features

Stephen Fairchild : U.S. Bound

MILAN — Stephen Fairchild is coming home, sort of.

The American-born designer, now based in Brussels, has built his business with distribution mainly in Italy. But his apparel collection, approaching its third season this spring, will now…

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Fashion Features

Village Fare

The sun-filled Washington Park features views onto the storied Washington Square Park and is in a landmark building that once housed the Fifth Avenue Hotel.

Situated in a landmark, Emory Roth-designed building that once housed the Fifth…

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Fashion Features

Shutter Bugs

A trio of photography exhibits around Manhattan offer a wide spectrum of interest. Master portraiture and fashion photographer Richard Avedon’s career is showcased this fall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where about 180 works will be on…

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Fashion Features

Lounge Monster

The Lounge at Elmo opens this week in time for a few fashion week parties.

Elmo, the jumping Chelsea eatery, will soon be serving up Forties-style glamour at its new downstairs den called the “Lounge at Elmo.” The space’s name…

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Fashion Features

As Simple As That

Playing it safe doesn’t mean you have to be boring. Simple shapes in neutral creams and whites get an extra kick with shredded hems, peekaboo insets or a little ruching in the right places.

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Fashion Features

Get In Line

Talk about a stripe tease. Whether thick or thin, straight or slanted, lines are everywhere this season.

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Fashion Features

Show Off

Skin is in — as in clothes that bare a shoulder here or a give a glimpse of leg there.

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Fashion Features

Bloom Service

It’s good to be girlie — especially with all of spring’s flirty florals worked into patchwork or paisley looks.

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Fashion Features

Coterie Springs Into Action

It’s time for another Fashion Coterie and vendors are ready to supply stores with the newest looks from updated novelty denim styles to embroidered tunics.

NEW YORK — Another Fashion Coterie show is ready to roll up the…

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Fashion Features

NoHo Smoothie

Butter’s dramatic interior features cathedral ceilings, supper club booths and a seasonally changing mural of an American landscape.

A favorite among models and the hipster crowd, NoHo’s Butter has quickly become a hot spot…

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Fashion Features

Frills And Thrills

The peasant girl is showing a little more skin this time around with delicate see-through fabrics and revealing cuts.

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Fashion Features

Pipe Up

LOS ANGELES — Forget mannish shirts and baggy pants. This spring, many designers here have a new attitude, and it’s decidedly girly. Clean lines define pretty dresses in crisp cotton or full printed skirts worn with a snug T. Here, Meghan…

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Fashion Features

War Against Iraq: A Chilling Prospect For Economy, Retail

Retailers and luxury goods companies beware: if the lagging economy and dour consumer confidence aren’t bad enough, the looming war with Iraq could cast even more of a chill on sales during the next few months.

The potential for more…

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Fashion Features

Kmart Posts 2nd-Quarter Loss of $377M

NEW YORK — The bad months keep piling up for bankrupt Kmart Corp.
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday, the distressed retailer said it posted a second-quarter loss of $377 million, or 75 cents a share, for the period…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Viva Vivia … Maia’s Moment … Watching Paint Dry …

VIVA VIVIA: Vivia Ferragamo just can’t help it — she’s got leather accessories in her blood. A granddaughter of the late, great shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo, the 28-year-old Vivia unveiled her first line of accessories and…

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Fashion Features

Justice Dept. Probing Polyester Price-Fixing

NEW YORK — As part of an ongoing investigation into price-fixing in the polyester staple industry by the U.S. Department of Justice, a federal grand jury in Charlotte, N.C., Friday indicted a former official of Nan Ya Plastics Corp. for…

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Financial

Escada Raises Stake in Féraud to 90%

By Melissa Drier

BERLIN — The Escada Group is doubling its stake in Louis Féraud GmbH to 90 percent, effective Sept. 30.

The German fashion house said Monday it will take over the Dutch Secon Group’s 45 percent interest…

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Fashion Features

Three Dead in Broadway Shooting

NEW YORK — Three people died Monday morning in a shooting incident at 1440 Broadway, in the heart of Manhattan’s fashion district.

All three were employees of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, a non-fashion tenant of the…

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Fashion Features

Malandrino Expanding Staff, Line

NEW YORK — Catherine Malandrino is taking her collection in a more formal direction, on the runway and off.

Among the changes taking place at the house are the creation of a new president’s position, adding showrooms in Milan and…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

CITA AGOA UPDATE: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements agreed to allow certain non-U.S. lightweight cotton and cotton blend fabrics used in trousers, shorts, skirts, dresses, handkerchiefs, dressing gowns, boxer shorts and other…

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Fashion Features

Clarification

Allegra Hicks’ fashion presentation will be Thursday at artist Donald Baechler’s studio. Because of misinformation, the artist’s first name was incorrect in a fashion scoop on page 20, Monday.

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart Confirms George Rollout Plan

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores’ British-born George apparel line is pulling out the stops.

After launching the line’s women’s wear in 1,600 Wal-Mart stores last fall, the discount giant will roll out its new fall-holiday…

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Fashion Features

Judge Calls Kivimaki Claims ‘Scurrilous’

NEW YORK — A Manhattan federal district court judge is expected to determine shortly what form of her name bridal designer Ulla-Maija Kivimaki can use on a temporary basis to earn a living.

In a related development, Judge Allen G….

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Fashion Features

Fashion

The London spring collection ended, after a whirlwind season that offered some surprises.

Not unexpected, but most welcome, were the fab items that were spotted at the London Exhibition.

Pringle: It’s a big moment for…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Bulletins

Robert Cary-Williams placed a big antique wardrobe in front of his Neal’s Lane Studio, and invited the curious into his private world. Cary-Williams loves to deconstruct, and he showed long, pieced-together army coats, little tea-stained dresses and…

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Fashion Features

Show Stoppers

LONDON — A lot of the action this week was taking place off the runways — at the London Designers’ Exhibition near Sloane Square. Below, some of the highlights:

Studd by Gabby Harris’ funky, sequined, lace-up…

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People

Manning Overboard

LOS ANGELES — “I need a coffee,” Taryn Manning announces as she settles into a chair at Fred 62, rubbing sleep out of her eyes. In fact, she’s still in her pajamas — a tank top and purple-and-pink terry cloth shorts worn with high-top…

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People

French Open

PARIS — Each city has its own traditional kickoff to the fall social season — usually something to do with black-tie evenings at the opera. But in Paris, “la grande saison” opens with dinner and a movie at the annual benefit for the…

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People

Empire Style

NEW YORK — With the opening of the Italian-American fusion restaurant L’Impero, design enthusiasts now have a reason to venture to Tudor City aside from its historic landmark buildings. Vincente Wolf, who has crafted residential interiors…

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Fashion Features

Retailers Strive to Fill Holes in the Market

NEW YORK — What are buyers to do when their customers request something they can’t find?

As merchants pay close attention to the needs of their customers, they are often one step ahead of their clients, knowing in advance what is…

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Fashion Features

Career Apparel Shortage Invokes Hunger for Unger

NEW YORK — Having booked in excess of $2 million with its debut fall collection, Kay Unger’s daytime dress and sportswear line, Unger, seems to have hit a vein at retail.

When doing market research before she launched the line,…

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