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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

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Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

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Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

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Reducing Uncertainty: Retail Tries New Ways To Hold Down Costs

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Wallflower Power

NEW YORK — If damask vests, jacquard jackets and tapestry skirts sound stuffy to you, think again. In the beautiful spring collection he showed on Saturday, Ralph Lauren blended style and a touch of eccentricity to adapt these traditional looks…

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Retailers are playing it cautious by taking certain goods “on wheels.”

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Reducing Uncertainty: Retail Tries New Ways To Hold Down Costs

NEW YORK — Is fashion retailing becoming hell on wheels?

For years certain retailers have been willing to take merchandise on consignment, or “on wheels,” in industry jargon. But while retailers claim they aren’t selling on…

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Financial

Higher Court Affirms Polo Decision Against Westchester Media

NEW YORK — Polo Ralph Lauren has won a court battle over Westchester Media Company and the use of the Polo trademark.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously affirmed a lower trial court’s decision that…

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Financial

Tarrant, Nygard in Mexican Connection

NEW YORK — Canadian Peter Nygard and Tarrant Apparel Group of Los Angeles have converged south of the Rio Grande for a Mexican rendezvous.

Nygard, chairman and chief executive officer of Nygard International, has acquired 6.4 percent of…

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Fashion Features

Warnaco Seeking President?

NEW YORK — With just a week before its plan of reorganization is due, Warnaco Group is addressing the issue of its post-bankruptcy leadership.

According to sources, Melanie Kusin, managing partner at Heidrick & Struggles, has been…

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Carla Fendi

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Fendi Optimistic Heading Forward

MILAN — The plan is in place at Fendi.

“The restructuring is over. We’ve laid the foundations, and now we are ready to attack,” said Giancarlo Di Risio, chief executive officer of Fendi, in an exclusive interview last week. The…

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Fashion Features

Hilfiger’s Pay Falls to $22.4 Million

NEW YORK — Even after a $2 million pay cut, Tommy’s looking good to remain at the top of the apparel pay sweepstakes.

Tommy Hilfiger, the highest-paid apparel executive in the U.S. last year, saw his compensation as honorary…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

S&P UPGRADES: Taking a rosier view on Kohl’s Corp., Standard & Poor’s raised its outlook on the Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based retailer to positive from stable and reaffirmed its “A-minus” corporate credit rating. The firm’s $133…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Safilo USA is a sponsor of the 2002 ACE Awards gala, to be held Nov. 5. Fila is not a sponsor. This information was incorrect in a story on page 8, Monday.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Anna Has Left the Building … Vocal Stella … Wise For Her Years …

ANNA HAS LEFT THE BUILDING: Talk about the wrong kind of ass kissing. After Rick Owens’ show on Friday, the usual throng was jostling toward two large freight elevators when the designer’s p.r. Pierre Rougier forced his way through with…

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Vogue’s Camilla Nickerson in Daryl K.

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In the Name of K

NEW YORK — Daryl Kerrigan’s got her name — and her groove — back. At a recent party at Henri Bendel, where her line will be sold exclusively, her intricate made-to-order clothes were worn by eight long-time Daryl K supporters….

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Fashion Features

Open Season

New York — The New York Post literally hit below the belt Friday when it ran a picture of André Leon Talley with his fly open at the Marc Jacobs show.

Was the ever-frisky tabloid — already touting the affair “Zippergate”…

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Pamela Roland

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Mixed Company

NEW YORK — As a whole, the American collections haven’t been much to write home about. It would appear that safe, and in some cases, dull, is the biggest trend of the season. But that’s not to say there haven’t been a few solid…

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Fashion Features

No Home Runs but a Few Hits Save New York Season

NEW YORK — Give it a B.

That was the grade retailers gave Mercedes-Benz show week under the tents at Bryant Park, meaning they didn’t absolutely love it, but they didn’t hate it, either. There was enough modernity and fresh…

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Wraparound sunglasses by Oliver Peoples.

Fashion Features

Shades of Spring at Vision Expo

LAS VEGAS — Are plastics back? Is gold the new silver?

These and other questions were addressed at the recent edition of Vision Expo West, the giant eyewear show here that returned after it was canceled last year because of the Sept. 11…

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Regine Basha’s new handbags light up.

Fashion Features

FINDINGS

KATE SPADE HIRE: Stacy Van Praagh has joined Kate Spade as vice president of sales. She will be responsible for all of domestic specialty and department store sales for handbags, small leather goods and stationery.

She replaces Jamie Bell, who…

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Hue launches novelty panties.

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Hue Expands Intimate Horizons

NEW YORK — The Hue legwear division of Kayser-Roth Corp. will be introducing its first collection of sleepwear and women’s underwear bearing the Hue name for spring.

The first-year wholesale sales projection is $3.5 million, said…

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Fashion Features

Tefron Posts Profit in Quarter

NEW YORK — An uptick in sales led to bottom-line growth for Tefron Ltd. in the second quarter, but an accounting charge pushed the company into the red for the first half of fiscal 2002.

For the three months ended June 30, the Bnei-Brak,…

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Financial

Tarrant, Nygard in Mexican Connection

NEW YORK — Canadian Peter Nygard and Tarrant Apparel Group of Los Angeles have converged south of the Rio Grande for a Mexican rendezvous.

Nygard, chairman and chief executive officer of Nygard International, has acquired 6.4 percent of…

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Ventilo's canvas bag with embroidered Native American theme.

Fashion Features

Paris Accessory Shows Diverse and Confusing

PARIS — Romantic and ethnic looks were recurring themes at the Eclat de Mode/Bijorhca and Premiere Classe accessories shows that wound up Sept. 2 at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center here. But the mix of fall 2002 and spring 2003…

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Fashion Features

Trend Check

The following is a roundup of the top trends at Paris accessories shows Eclat de Mode and Premiere Class:

Native and Latin American looks in dark earth tones and turquoise.

Folkloric elements like antique coins.

Buddhist…

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Financial

Store Closing Hurts Syms in Quarter

NEW YORK — A charge related to the closure of its Chicago store caused Syms Corp., the 41-unit off-price apparel chain, to report a wider loss in its second quarter.

The Secaucus, N.J.-based retailer said that, including that $4 million…

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Foxy Brown at Marc Jacobs.

People

Family Affair

Rare is the fashion party that turns into an intimate affair, but the dinner Nadia Swarovski threw for Zac Posen at Mr. Chow last Thursday night was just that. Surrounded by his nearest and dearest — mom, dad, sister Alexandra, Natalie Portman,…

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People

Fully Booked

This fall, a whole new bumper crop of fashionable photography books is headed for a shelf near you. From the history of punk rock to Hedi Slimane’s photo essay on — don’t ask why — hotel curtains, here is WWD’s bestseller…

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Anna Getty at Hermès.

People

EYE SCOOP

Wedding Belle: While vacationing in Italy last week, Los Angeles native Anna Getty and her beau, screenwriter Greg Pruss, decided to tie the knot. Jet lag had no effect on Getty, who was glowing — as brides-to-be are wont to do — as she…

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