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Bush Acts On Docks, But Retailers Facing A Six-Week Backlog

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Susan McCullough: StyleMax has gotten so big, buyers may not see the whole show.”

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StyleMax Does Denim

It’s jeans, jeans and more jeans at StyleMax’s newest section.

Retailers will encounter a bigger and better StyleMax, which runs Oct. 19-22 at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. The largest women’s clothing market in…

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Market Calendar

STYLEMAX

Holiday-Resort-Spring Preview 2203

Saturday, Oct. 19 -Tuesday, Oct. 22

Chicago Merchandise Mart

8th Floor

SHOW HOURS:

Saturday-Monday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tuesday: 9 a.m.-3…

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Jackie Miklas, owner of Atlanta’s Pursenality With Sole, said trunk shows bring in

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On With The Show

It’s fall, and once again it’s trunk show time. Will customers post your invite to the fridge door? Or will it be tossed in the trash? It all depends on your reputation for lively, educational affairs. Here’s how to stage the best…

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Trunk Show 101

Following, tips on how to wow the crowd.

DO

Educate your sales staff. School them on how customers can work the pieces into their wardrobes.

“Customers really want information on how to care for items and what the trends…

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Urbanwear retailer Starship still bears vestiges of the “smoke-and-pipe” shop it once was.

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The Brady Bunch

Retailers on Milwaukee’s hip Brady Street are carving their niche in a mallcentric town.

When retailer Pamela Flasch first moved to Milwaukee’s Brady Street neighborhood in 1989, she was afraid to walk the streets at night….

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High Times

PARIS — Short skirts have been one of the biggest trends in Europe. So it isn’t surprising that they played a leading role in the beautiful Chanel collection Karl Lagerfeld showed on Tuesday. Lagerfeld likes them, naturally, with all kinds…

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Ships await an end to the dispute.

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Bush Acts On Docks, But Retailers Facing A Six-Week Backlog

WASHINGTON — Retailers and other importers will soon be getting their cargo unloaded from the West Coast ports, after a federal judge Tuesday afternoon approved President Bush’s plan to get the dock workers back on the job.Judge William…

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Fred Wilson

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Wilson Makes Key DKI Moves

NEW YORK — Fred Wilson, the new chief executive officer of Donna Karan International, is moving quickly to restructure the company, naming two division presidents and a new design director for the Donna Karan New York brand on Tuesday —…

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Financial

DuPont Seeking $85M In Dispute With Unifi

NEW YORK — A disagreement over the terms of a polyester filament “manufacturing alliance” between DuPont and Unifi Inc. has led DuPont to seek $85 million in compensation through an arbitration hearing, Unifi disclosed late Monday. The hearing is…

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Financial

Charming Shares Take a Hit

NEW YORK — Shares of Charming Shoppes Inc. dived 19.1 percent Tuesday as the plus-size specialty retailer warned its third-quarter results would fall short of Wall Street’s expectations and reported September same-store sales declined 6…

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Marketing and Promotion

Boomers Growing Fast But Fashion Steers Clear

NEW YORK — What are fashion labels loathe to do? Take aim at baby boomers as their primary marketing target, for one thing.

Despite the plentiful lip service they’ve paid to focusing on the affluent boomer — a consumer now 36-…

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Financial

Charming Shares Take a Hit

NEW YORK — Shares of Charming Shoppes Inc. dived 19.1 percent Tuesday as the plus-size specialty retailer warned its third-quarter results would fall short of Wall Street’s expectations and reported September same-store sales declined 6…

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The fragrance wall at the Robinsons-May prototype.

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May Co. Takes an Intimate Approach

IRVINE, Calif. — Testing the maxim that good things come in small packages, May Co. officially unwraps its first smaller store concept today under the Robinsons-May banner at the Irvine Spectrum Center here.

As customers give it a whirl,…

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In Brief

BIG STAKES: Value City Department Stores Inc. shareholders last month ratified a $525 million refinancing deal that gives a group including Schottenstein Stores Corp. a 67.5 percent beneficial ownership stake in the discounter. As reported, the…

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Carolina and Alberto Rodriguez-Diez

People

Suzy

After their glittering party at the Regent Wall Street to celebrate the June wedding in Caracas of their daughter Carolina to Alberto Rodriguez-Diez, Patty and Gustavos Cisneros, the glamorous Venezuelan power couple, flew off to Canada to stay with…

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Ships waiting to dock on Tuesday.

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Bush Acts on Docks, But Retailers Facing A Six-Week Backlog

WASHINGTON — Retailers and other importers will soon be getting their cargo unloaded from the West Coast ports, after a federal judge Tuesday afternoon approved President Bush’s plan to get the dock workers back on the job.

Judge…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Another Honor For Lacroix … Giombini Out?

ANOTHER HONOR FOR LACROIX: He was just decorated as a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in Paris last week, and on Nov. 6, Christian Lacroix will be honored at the 11th annual Trophée des Arts Gala, organized by the French Institute Alliance…

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A Trendy Fashion District Grows in Taipei

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Tokyo’s Harajuku district might be leading Asia’s hot trendy streets, but a little-known corner of Taipei is trying to play catchup: Hsimenting.

While global fashion chains like Esprit and Mango have set up…

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IN THE MIDDLE

RAISING AWARENESS: In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, many companies are working to raise money for the cause. Among the initiatives taking place:

Direct marketer Blair Corporation will make a donation of $1 for every order placed…

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A Y-3 flowered dress.

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All the Right Moves

PARIS — A troupe of gymnasts tumbled to the music. Champagne was served in test-tube glasses. And that was just the warm-up for the launch of Y-3, Yohji Yamamoto’s new sportswear collection for Adidas.

Then out stormed the models,…

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Guy Laroche

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House Rules

Sonia Rykiel: Left Bank designer Sonia Rykiel scored with a frisky collection, featuring models cavorting in ultrasmall striped bikinis or floaty chiffon dresses. Elaborating on her favorite knitwear motif, Rykiel worked sweaters into oversized…

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Don and Kelly Johnson

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Fashion Scoops: Sea World … Paris Vice … Covering All Bases …

SEA WORLD: Scuba is not only a trend on the fashion runway. Alexander McQueen has become obsessed with scuba diving since he took a course during his August vacation in Bali with his sister and his niece. McQueen even used an underwater scene as a…

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Chloe

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Sparkling Spring

Every girl likes dressing up, and this season, the possibilities are more fun than ever. From sexy minis to magnificent gowns, femininity is back. So designers also piled on lots of fabulous jewelry. Long shoulder-dusting earrings, floral diamond…

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Alexander McQueen

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Paris Shows Get Raves

PARIS — Creativity won out over sex.

At least that was the view of major retailers who, after five days of blockbuster shows, praised designers in Paris for feminine, sophisticated collections chock-a-block with salable trends —…

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Veronique Leroy

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Rich Imaginations

PARIS — A profusion of inventive talent gave the City of Light an added shot of fashion energy this week.

Veronique Leroy, for example, delivered a strong collection, exploring oversized silhouettes with big blousons and pants that were…

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Taking New Directions

NEW YORK — Three sportswear makers — Olsen Europe, Harvé Benard and SoHo Compagnie — are aiming to boost their presence by expanding distribution, launching a new division and reviving a brand.

OLSEN…

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A plethora of gift items.

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Special Effects

Art Effect’s decor meshes well with the Lincoln Park boutique’s eclectic mix of apparel and home products.

With its whimsical collection of artsy clothes, funky gifts, offbeat diningware and chic accessories, Art Effect has…

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Moshe Tsabag, ceo and president of Hot Kiss.

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The New World Order

Regional marts and industry networks can help pave the rocky road to international buying and selling.

International manufacturers and retailers have found the best way to the U.S. market may be through the heartland, rather than the powerful,…

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A look from Tom Ford’s fall/winter 2002 Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche collection.

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It’s A Shoe In

Some audience members gasped, others held their breath.

As Chicago’s well-dressed and well-heeled gathered for “An Evening of Fashion and Art,” raising more than $350,000 for the city’s Museum of Contemporary Art, attendees…

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Kenneth Cole

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Cole Fusion

Kenneth Cole recently spent a few hours in Chicago promoting his new eponymous men’s and women’s fragrances at Marshall Field’s State Street store, which netted $12,500 in sales. During that time, WWD had a few minutes to ask the…

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Image Makers

Watch out, Kate Moss. Chicago’s society set and local celebrities strutted their stuff down the catwalk at Chicago’s Symphony Center on Sept. 12, participating in one of the city’s oldest fund-raisers, the Woman’s Board of…

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Women’s Board president Diane Mayer, Opera Ball chairman Susan Blankenbaker Noyes and Opening Night Benefit Chairman Nancy Milliken.

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A Night At The Opera

It was 2 a.m. when the band finally quit playing, signaling the end of The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s opening night performance and gala ball, which raised $625,000 for the company.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, about 3,500 people crowded the Civic…

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Rose and burgundy wool bouclé jacket with ostrich feather trim and matching side slit skirt from Lauren Lein.

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Jersey Girl

Award-winning designer Lauren Lein targets career women with her woolcentric creations.

Lauren Lein and the clothing bearing her name possess an enviable location next to Anne Klein and across from DKNY at Chicago’s State Street…

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Black cotton denim and spandex jacket and matching pants with nylon tank from Andy Thê-Anh for P.O.W.

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NEW LINES

Here, a rundown on the latest and greatest resources to hit the mart.

IRIS

Steven Ettinger

Room 1308

After entering its eighth year as a bridge line of sportswear and…

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Zac Posen

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Spring Fling

Following, four trends from the New York collections topping WWD’s style lists for spring.

Metallic fabrics added flash to everything from evening dresses to trench coats to sparkle-dusted accessories.

Girly Fifties…

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At B.NY in Santa Monica, Calif., owner Greg Niebel sells wooden sculpture, collapsible chairs and jewelry.

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More Than A Store

Independent specialty stores are adding art installations, yoga classes and a slew of other unconventional activities to their apparel mix.

Linda Burton sees it all the time: a customer comes in looking for a coat and leaves with a…

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Sandy Horwitz, right, owner of Clothes Minded in Chicago, appeals to mothers and daughters by offering various trends.

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Family Style

Specialty store owners are finding it’s all relative with merchandise that draws mother-daughter pairs.

Though on the surface, it might not seem as though teenage girls and their mothers make ideal shopping companions, stores are…

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Keep It In The Family

Here, a few tips on how to make a store mother-daughter friendly.

Advertise wisely. Sandra Jones at Nekos reached her mothers through an ad in an Atlanta magazine and the daughters through an ad in Jezebel, an alternative…

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Lines in the 700-square-foot Chloe Barker  include Red Haute, Chaudry, and Annie B.

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A Little Help From Her Friend

A mentor made all the difference to Tammy Solomon’s fledgling business.

As a little girl, Tammy Solomon loved to play store, devising play money, play credit cards and play packaging. So it’s no surprise that at age 32,…

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Krista Kaur Meyers, owner of Krista K.

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Forces Of Attraction

Whether they’re coming back from Wrigley Field or visiting a nearby car wash, passersby are drawn to Lakeview boutique Krista K.

Shortly after Krista Kaur Meyers opened Krista K in May on Southport Avenue in Chicago’s…

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Cream nylon mesh shirt and cream cotton linen and mesh skirt from HAZEL at Decadence.

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Breeze Through

Go on, open up a little this season — designers are with a parade of airy crocheted and eyelet looks.

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Marlowe’s first U.S. outpost was designed by Brand + Allen Architects, a firm that’s also worked for Gucci and Prada.

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Their Kind Of Town

Marlowe, a maker of high-end career-wear, opens its first Chicago boutique.

Marlowe, an upscale Toronto-based women’s retailer specializing in Italian-made suits and cashmere knitwear, recently opened its first U.S. store in…

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Kerry O’Brien-Judy worked in a few local boutiques before she opened the Red Head Boutique.

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Red Alert

Kerry O’Brien-Judy, confirmed carrot top, draws on eclectic designers for her Red Head Boutique.

Lest anyone wonder, the month-old Red Head Boutique in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood is not for redheads only. But it’s…

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Jewelry designer Alyse Ziede.

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Overnight Sensation

Jewelry maker Alyse Ziede whipped up her first collection on a whim and presto! a business was born.

The Big Break. It may be a cliché, but it still happens. Take the story of Alyse Ziede, a Chicago-based jewelry designer whose…

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Red-trimmed white cotton and Lycra spandex tunic and pants from RAGZ at Brenda Cycholl & Angela Hill.

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Look East

When East meets West, it’s a winning combination. Now, designers are mixing Japanese-style kimono silhouettes and looser, flowing looks with sporty florals and delicate eyelets.

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The“Vail hat,” in a camel melusine felt,  from  Eia’s Cocktail collection.

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She’s All Hat

Milliner Eia Radosavlijevic gives a classic accessory a contemporary spin.

Oval, circular, flat and poofed, in colors ranging from taupe to turquoise, cerise to scarlet, Eia Radosavlijevic’s hats perch like so many sleeping birds…

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STREETS AHEAD’s glazed brown leather disc with mother-of-pearl, beading and antique gold link belt at Bonnie Atlas.

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Nature’s Own

Mother Nature does it best. And when it comes to adding earthy details — mother-of-pearl, bamboo or worn leathers — to accessories, designers know where to look.

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The Bill Blass retrospective at Indiana University-Bloomington features about 100 of the designer’s ensembles.

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Master Blass

He seemed to be the consummate New Yorker, who designed clothes for the consummate New York woman. But Bill Blass hailed from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and that’s why Indiana University-Bloomington is now presenting a retrospective called “Bill…

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Designer Cat Chow’s wearable art.

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Material Girl

At first glance, designer Catherine Chow seemed to be sporting the sort of tight, stripe-y sweater that can be found anywhere from the J. Crew catalog to a trendy boutique. Look a little more closely, though, and it’s clear the top is not your…

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Only serious fashionistas need apply to Moda.

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The Moda Squad

River North’s Club Moda, like the world of modeling it celebrates, is no place for the unattractive, or at least the unconnected.

Bouncers at Moda, (“moda” being Italian for fashion), in addition to discouraging the less than beautiful…

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Bunky Cushing with friend and fellow bag lover Charlotte Ford.

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Bags To Riches

A few years back, one of Chicago’s premier men-about-town, Bunky Cushing, heard about an annual Palm Beach affair called the Old Bags Luncheon. Each guest brought a gently used designer handbag, which was raffled off for charity.

Cushing…

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Le Bar at Hotel Sofitel.

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So, So, Sofitel

The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, which opened this summer, is not a building to be overlooked.

The imposing triangular structure, made of glass and white stone, literally juts out over the corner of Wabash and Chestnut, narrowing as it rises….

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Red cotton corduroy pants and white cotton corduroy jacket from CHRISTOPHER BLUE at Milgrims of Chicago. Michael Stars tank.

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On The Cuff

There’s something pulled-together about a pair of cuffed pants. For spring, they’re showing up in soft creams and cool linens for a very casual look.

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Beige sequin necklace and beige leather necklace, worn as bracelet, both from KARMA by Candice Culiner; embroidered black suede handbag from CYNTHIA HART at Bonnie Atlas; purple leather belt from WCM; crystal vine bracelet from EPOCA at Bonnie Atlas;...

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Awesome Blossoms

Flowers are the perfect pick-me-up. And this season, they’re popping up as more than just a print on all sorts of accessories.

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