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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

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Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

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Are In-Store Customers at a Disadvantage When It Comes to Returns?

The online shopper has up to 30 days to decide if her purchase was genuine or a momentary infatuation, which is not always the case for in-store clients.

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Retailers Love Milan For Its Sex Appeal And Variety of Styles

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Girl Talk

MILAN — In a runway season full of sexpots, the idea of well-brought-up young girls seems decidedly refreshing. And that was just the effect of the Miu Miu collection Miuccia Prada showed here on Tuesday. Prada’s muse was a charming coed…

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Girl Talk

MILAN — In a runway season full of sexpots, the idea of well-brought-up young girls seems decidedly refreshing. And that was just the effect of the Miu Miu collection Miuccia Prada showed here on Tuesday. Prada’s muse was a charming coed…

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Buyers liked Roberto Cavalli’s sexy style.

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Retailers Love Milan For Its Sex Appeal And Variety of Styles

MILAN — Are Italy’s spring fashions too hot to handle?

All the microminis stalking Milan’s catwalks in the last week might be giving some retailers major pause, but most praised Milan fashion week’s steamy provocation…

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In Brief

A LOWER GUESS: Guess Inc. Wednesday warned that its third-quarter earnings would likely come in below analysts’ forecasts and last year’s levels. The Los Angeles-based firm said that it expects diluted earnings per share for the quarter…

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Pucci

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Fancy Footwork

When it comes to accessories on the runway this season, it’s all about fantasy, drama and even excess. Jeweled feet are no longer just for fairy-tale princesses. For spring, sexy sandals and stilettos are covered in everything from feathers to…

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U.S.-Chile Trade Deal Could Come by Yearend

WASHINGTON — U.S. trade negotiators were expected to complete talks on some outstanding textile and apparel issues Wednesday, as the 12th round of U.S.-Chile free-trade negotiations came to a close in Atlanta.

“I’m anticipating in…

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Stensrud Exits Victoria & Co.

NEW YORK — Patricia Stensrud has left her position as vice chairman and chief executive officer at Victoria & Co., one of the largest fashion jewelry companies.

A replacement has not yet been named, but one will likely be announced within…

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Financial

Moody’s Rates Revlon Low

NEW YORK — Moody’s Investors Service assigned Revlon Consumer Products Co. its lowest speculative-grade liquidity rating of “SGL-4.”

Revlon became one of the first 37 firms with speculative, or “junk,” credit ratings to be assigned…

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Picketing ILWU members at the Port of Los Angeles.

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Dock Talks Remain Stalled

WASHINGTON — President Bush continued to say no Wednesday to intervening in the West Coast labor dispute that has closed ports, as businesses, including a chorus of retailers, stepped up pressure for White House action.

There’s been…

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Romeo Kreinberg said Dow Chemical is getting into the fiber business because “we think we can make a difference.”

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Denim Dish

Nautica Steps Up

Less than a month into her new post as vice president of sales for women’s jeans at Nautica Jeans Co., Leslie Singer said her initial focus will be on building the brand’s sales to its current retail accounts,…

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Von Dutch Makes a Mark

NEW YORK — To collectors of Fifties and Sixties hot rods, the Von Dutch name brings to mind one of the California artist-mechanics who started the car-customization trend.

Known for his pinstripes and flaming eyeball logo, the cantankerous…

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The lace-up pinstriped style was a hit with buyers at the Coterie show last week

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Gloria Aims at Contemporary

NEW YORK — Gloria Vanderbilt has something new for the fashion-conscious, moderate customer.

For the spring 2003 retailing season, the New York-based brand is rolling out a new denim line called Gloria. Its design niche is to offer styling…

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Chuck Howard in 1963.

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Chuck Howard, 75, Sportswear Pioneer

NEW YORK — Chuck Howard, an integral figure to the establishment of the American sportswear movement in post-World War II New York, died on Monday at the age of 75.

Howard was a well-known figure on Seventh Avenue in the Fifties and…

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Féraud’s Latest Incarnation

PARIS — In an age of one-word brands in fashion, Jean Paul Knott figures it’s time to go back to personalities.

That’s why the Louis Féraud Paris ready-to-wear collection, which Knott is slated to unveil here Wednesday,…

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Financial

Comps Mixed at Misses’ Chains

NEW YORK — Female baby boomers apparently made an easier target for specialty retailers last month than did their younger counterparts.

While many teen retailers have sung the blues about recent traffic and sales trends, two stores…

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Chica customers chose this logo in a competition;

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How Logo Can You Go?

NEW YORK — The luxury market might have its LV, GG and CC. But in the junior world, it’s all about butterflies, black rhinos and cats.

Though many in the world of high fashion claim logomania died a fashion death a few seasons back,…

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L.L. Bean is seeing interest in its three-in-one jacket

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The Lighter Side of Winter

NEW YORK — Instead of churning out heavyweight jackets and sweaters, ski and snowboard companies are diversifying their lines by adding more seasonless items that aren’t so reliant on a major snowfall.

Last winter’s mild…

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Fashion Scoops: Show Time … Blonde Ambition … A La Tommy …

SHOW TIME: John Galliano had showgirl types on his couture runway in July. Now the fashion flock can see the real thing: excerpts from the “C’est Magique” show at the Lido, where Christian Dior is hosting the launch party for Addict fragrance…

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Vitamin A is offering printed swimsuits. Here, a catalog.

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New Styles Go Swimming Into Manhattan

NEW YORK — Two stylish swim labels came to town last week to show off their latest looks and to check out the New York scene.

After staging the first Rosa Cha runway show under the tents in Bryant Park, Amir Slama, president of Rosa Cha,…

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THE WWD LIST

Global Expansion

Apparel and beauty firms are eager to find new global markets with burgeoning fashionistas, especially in the all-important Far East. With Japan’s economy recovering slowly, the hunt is on for the next big…

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A room at the Park Hyatt.

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Paris Scene.

The fashion pack has descended on Paris. Here are some hot spots for before, between or after the shows.

ROOM SERVICE: The opening of the Park Hyatt on Rue de la Paix has had “tout Paris” buzzing. Located near the Ritz and Hotel…

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People

Portraits of An Artist

NEW YORK — As far as first impressions go, the Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli makes a somewhat disarming one: a man completely obsessed by female icons from the Sixties and Seventies, and in particular those who figure into Andy Warhol’s…

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Don’t call them ‘boys’ — Back House Productions is, from left, Neil Stewart, Thomas Kail, Anthony Veneziale and John Buffalo Mailer.

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In the House

NEW YORK — Four intelligent, funny, unmarried straight guys living in the city. Sound like urban legend? It’s actually not as rare as you might think.

Anthony Veneziale, Neil Stewart, John Buffalo Mailer (yes, son of Norman) and…

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