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Berluti Confirms Haider Ackermann

Prized for his colorful, globe-trotting style, the designer is to show his first collection for the French brand next January.

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Retail

J. Crew Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Madewell continues to show gains while comp sales at the J. Crew brand remained challenged.

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Retail

China Powers a 19.2% H1 Gain at SMCP

The French retail group operates the Sandro, Maje and Claudie Perlot chains.

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Levi?s Shakes the Blues: 3rd-Quarter Sales Rise Is the First Since 1996

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Tour De Force

Once the cameras stopped rolling at The Shrine, the stars were left to do what they do best: schmooze. First stop, The Governor’s Ball, then on to bashes hosted by HBO, Fox, Warner Bros., Showtime, and Brentwood magazine. At the Sky Bar, where…

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Fashion Features

Tapping TV’s Next Trendsetters

Fashionistas, take heart: There is reason to watch TV since Carrie Bradshaw and her New York posse exited the airwaves (at least until next season). From contemporary comedies to futuristic fantasies, WWD takes a closer look at five brand new and…

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Fashion Features

Going For Gold Giveaway Gold

After years of being in the Oscars’ swag shadow, the Emmys have ascended to a new level of freebie.all it celebrity outreach.

Call it swag or graft. Or call it greasing the palm that feeds you. Whatever you want to call it,…

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Fashion Features

Emmys By The Numbers

Very pregnant actresses on the red carpet: 2

(Cynthia Nixon of “Sex and the City,” Jane Kaczmarek of Malcom in the Middle”)

Number of SJP’s red carpet gown choices: 3

Age of Lauren Ambrose of “Six Feet…

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Fashion Features

Ready For Their Close-Up

At The Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards, held Sept. 14 at The Shrine Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles, the behind-the-scenes wizards who make the stars shine got their dues. Here are the winners in the costume, hair and makeup categories….

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Fashion Features

In The Line Of Booty

When the beauty industry takes on awards shows, everyone comes out a winner.

Do award shows really make good business sense for beauty brands?

As the media obsession over red-carpet style began reaching a crescendo some three…

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Fashion Features

Smooth Operator

NEW YORK — Minimalism and glamour aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive. And nobody knows that better than Calvin Klein, the maestro of “less is more,” who’s an expert at combining simplicity and sex appeal. Here, his flowing silk…

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Fashion Features

Levi’s Shakes the Blues: 3rd-Quarter Sales Rise Is the First Since 1996

NEW YORK — Breaking a 22-quarter slump, Levi Strauss & Co. eked out a third-quarter sales increase — its first since 1996 — and touted it as a key step in its long-awaited turnaround.

President and chief executive officer Phil…

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Financial

Stella Cadente Forms Venture With Clarins

PARIS — Stella Cadente is branching out.

The trendy French fashion label’s designer, Stanislassia Klein, has inked a deal with beauty giant Groupe Clarins and flatware producer Arc International Group here to form a new company, the…

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Financial

Wall Street Woes: Soft Sales Scare Retail Investors

NEW YORK — Retail stocks took a nasty spill Monday after weekly sales reports signaled a rough September.

It was a tough day for the markets overall with the Standard & Poor’s retail index off 10.71 points, or 3.6 percent, to…

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Financial

Shakira Scores Deal With Reebok

NEW YORK — Shakira has become the first female musician to land an endorsement deal with Reebok.

The 25-year-old Grammy Award-winning artist will take center stage in Reebok commercials set to air next April, in conjunction with the…

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Financial

Analyst Downgrades Tommy

NEW YORK — Slowing sales of Tommy Hilfiger’s men’s and women’s sportswear businesses led Wachovia Securities on Monday to downgrade shares of Tommy from “strong buy” to “buy.”

Analyst Joseph Teklits wrote that the…

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Financial

Progress on Trade At Geneva Confab

WASHINGTON — Textile and apparel trade groups from 34 countries reached a new level of understanding on tariff and non-tariff issues in Geneva over the weekend, although one of the most contentious issues wasn’t on the table and the…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

PRADA TO PAY: A Milan court has ruled that Prada Group must pay Italian clothing company GTR $6.57 million for not respecting the terms of GTR’s contract to produce clothing for Helmut Lang. (Dollar figures are converted from the euro at current…

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People

Meet Market

How do you make a store opening fun? “Alcohol,” said Stella McCartney, and in this case, mojitos.

“Here, have a sip,” she advised Gwyneth Paltrow, who had loyally endured an arsenal of paparazzi before setting foot in McCartney’s new…

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People

Guest List

MILAN — All work and no play would make fashion editors and retailers a dull crowd. Designers Donatella Versace, Angela Missoni, Veronica Etro, Rebecca Moses, Marni’s Consuelo Castiglioni and Alessandro Dell’Acqua offer insiders tips…

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Fashion Features

Topping Off Their Collections

NEW YORK — For four sportswear and ready-to-wear designers, outerwear has become a way to round out their collections and boost sales.

Like the women for whom they design, Michelle Smith, Rebecca Taylor, Nanette Lepore and Maria Marda…

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Fashion Features

P&G Said Preparing Offer for Beiersdorf

BERLIN — Procter & Gamble is reportedly getting ready to make a bid for Beiersdorf, the German consumer goods group best known for its Nivea brand.

Reports appearing in the German financial press Monday said P&G has already informed…

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Fashion Features

New Seattle Line Goes Nationwide

NEW YORK — A new outerwear line from Seattle might evoke images of waterproof ski coats and anoraks, but there’s no Goretex here.

Sharon Roth Hand Tailored, which started in the designer’s basement nine months ago, mixes…

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MEMO PAD

DEAR KMART…: Bankrupt Kmart Corp. could use a little good news, even if it has to generate the glad tidings itself. It has started a new Web site, kmartforever.com, that’s the exclusive province of good news about the company and…

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Fashion Features

PV Reflects Global Woes

PARIS — Even without the presence of many U.S. buyers — thanks in part to the simultaneously scheduled New York runway shows — this season’s Première Vision forged ahead, although with some hesitation because of the…

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Fashion Features

Caution Prevails at Texworld Show

PARIS — Exhibitors at last week’s Texworld show said they did a steady business, though they acknowledged the uncertain economies of many nations have left buyers cautious.

The show ran concurrently with the upmarket Première…

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Fashion Features

Bush Wields New Trade Tool

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration has stepped up its pursuit of trade agreements following last month’s congressional approval of Trade Promotion Authority.

Industry executives are closely watching the negotiations, including…

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Fashion Features

Countdown to 2005

A little more than 27 months remain until the phaseout of all quotas on textiles and apparel among the 144 member nations of the World Trade Organization, opening the gates to an expected surge in apparel exports from developing economies,…

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Fashion Features

Getting Ready For 2005

As the days tick off until the 2005 phaseout of quotas on apparel and textiles, companies are scrambling to prepare their sourcing structures.

NEW YORK — In 827 days, quotas on apparel and textiles will be lifted among World Trade…

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Financial

Cherokee Profits Flat, Wescoat Named CFO

NEW YORK — Cherokee Inc. said higher expenses offset growth in royalty revenue and led to flat second-quarter profits.

For the three months ended Aug. 3, the Van Nuys, Calif.-based licensing and brand development group reported net income…

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Fashion Features

Burberry’s Busy Season

Barcelona — As Burberry gets ready to unveil its New York flagship, it has just planted roots in Spain.

The iconic British brand has had quite a year, what with new stores and going public, and this month opened its first Spanish store. To…

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Fashion Features

Shifting Trade Winds

As China’s importance as a center of apparel production grows, some wonder if Hong Kong is losing its place as the key gateway city.

Hong Kong — High unemployment, falling retail sales and low consumer confidence are just…

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Fashion Features

Favored Nations Gaining Ground

Caribbean and African apparel manufacturers are building their businesses because of trade benefits, but will face increased competition in 2005.

NEW YORK— Next week will mark the second full year since the Caribbean Basin Trade…

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Fashion Features

European Expansion

The European Union is pursuing an aggressive agenda on the trade front, seeking greater market access and positioning for 2005.

WASHINGTON — The European Union, at times a trade ally of the U.S. and at times a foe, is building a…

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Fashion Features

The Travel Channel

Escada’s design director Brian Rennier seems to have travel on his mind. In the collection’s informal spring presentation, he covered three warm-weather locales. The first group was a Spanish odyssey — to Ibiza, in particular —…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Changes Brewing at DKI? … Hymn to Him … N.Y.’s Long Brush …

CHANGES BREWING AT DKI? Is Pino Brusone, chief executive officer of Donna Karan International, ready to pack it in? Rumors have been circulating that Brusone is unhappy in his role at DKI, and the company has turned to insider, Fred Wilson, ceo of…

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Fashion Features

Anything Goes

Lilly Pulitzer: It’s been a long time coming. But after 42 years in business, Lilly Pulitzer decided it was time to do a formal runway presentation, to coincide with her first-ever national print campaign. And her uplifting, colorful show did not…

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Fashion Features

Piel Session

Wink designer Wynn Smith is one of those shy types who usually makes only the briefest grinning appearance at the end of the runway. But this season, Smith decided to forgo the runway routine, opting instead to show his clothes with photos done in an…

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People

EYE SCOOP

AT LAST: The dinner crowd at Cipriani had very good reason to gawk at the sparkle in Marjorie Gubelmann’s eye — and on her finger — as she and Reza Raein supped there Saturday night. The couple, it turns out, had gotten engaged only…

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Fashion Features

Celestial Being

LOS ANGELES — They don’t call them small-screen goddesses for nothing. After all, these ladies know how to walk the red carpet in style. At the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, the best and brightest of TV went for an ethereal look in…

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Fashion Features

Simply Divine

The goddesses of the small screen entered the Shrine Auditorium at Sunday night’s 54th Annual Primetime Emmys looking as if they were channeling the ancient deities. But Aphrodite never went into syndication — nor did she wear four-inch…

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Fashion Features

Pretty With A Past

TV’s leading ladies weren’t playing it demure Sunday night when it came to accessories, although they did share a penchant for pretty things. From Allison Janney’s yellow-gold cuffs by Lorraine Schwartz to Leslie Hope’s gray…

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Fashion Features

Emmy Scoops

SIZING UP: Evidently having one of the best bodies in Hollywood doesn’t guarantee getting into any dress a girl’s heart desires. When Jill Hennessy couldn’t squeeze into the sample-sized couture Elie Saab she’d planned on…

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