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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.

clock 7hMiles Socha

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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 22hDavid Moin

Retail

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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Sniper Still at Large And D.C.-Area Stores See Falloff in Sales

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Sniper Still at Large And D.C.-Area Stores See Falloff in Sales

WASHINGTON — The sniper attacks in Virginia, Maryland and near the nation’s capital have had an impact on retail and tourist-related businesses across the region as people have changed their habits in response to the palpable tension and…

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Sales Boosted by Falling Temperatures

NEW YORK — Falling temperatures helped boost apparel sales last week and, for a few retailers, raise stock prices on Monday.

However, even those stores benefitting from a drop in temperatures don’t expect the cooling trend to…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Stanley’s Art … Lordy, Forty … See-Through Armani

STANLEY’S ART: Stanley Marcus’s taste in fashion is well known, but his eye for art will be exhibited this fall as Sotheby’s auctions the bulk of his personal collection at a series of sales in New York, London and Milan. Valued at…

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Fashion Features

Benetton Grows With Chinese Megastore

MILAN — Benetton inaugurated its first megastore in China last week, continuing its expansion in Asia, where the Italian apparel manufacturer opened three retail units in Japan within the last two months.

The seven-story megastore in…

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Fashion Features

Importers Face Increase in Fare For Asian Cargo

NEW YORK — The economy is shaky, the U.S. is threatening war with Iraq and the underlying labor problems that brought West Coast ports to a halt this month have not yet been resolved. What else does a shipper have to worry about? Rising…

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Fashion Features

Early Chill Heats Coat Sales

NEW YORK — The first true blast of cool fall weather arrived in the Midwest and Northeast just in time to put a fire under outerwear sales.

Retailers said sales were warmed during the traditional kickoff of the coat selling season, and as…

clock October 22, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Global Economics a Concern at Prato Expo

FLORENCE, Italy — Exhibitors at the recent Prato Expo trade fair were working overtime trying to find a way around the continued bleak financial outlook facing the Italian textile industry. With economic conditions weighing heavily on their…

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Fashion Features

East Coast Port Shutdowns Unlikely

WASHINGTON — The East Coast ports may be a safer haven for labor-management relations, but they’re not the panacea for avoiding another West Coast cargo gridlock.

Importers feel the odds are against an East Coast port shutdown…

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Fashion Features

Solstiss: Fashion’s Lace Machine

NEW YORK — Caudry, France — fashion capital? Hardly. Although when it comes to fine lace, it’s what Paris is to haute couture. A sleepy town back in the mid-19th century, it now boasts the leading producers of Leavers lace…

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Fashion Features

Wrap Session

MILAN — There is more than one way of spinning spring’s short and sultry looks. Miuccia Prada, for example, who startled the fashion world with her Prada glamazons for fall, moved away from that overt sexiness for spring. She placed her…

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Snowdon’s Moment, Once Again

LONDON — Last month, the 72-year-old Lord Snowdon had had enough with newspaper reports of his imminent demise — so he packed his cameras and boarded a plane to Russia.

“I was so bored of people writing that I’m frail and…

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MEMO PAD

THE WAR CONTINUES: Two weeks ago, magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr filed a $100 million lawsuit against celebrity Rosie O’Donnell for pulling the plug on their joint venture, Rosie magazine. On Monday, the former talk queen pumped it up a notch,…

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Fashion Features

‘Dinner of Champions’ Rakes in $2.7M for MS

NEW YORK — Hal Kahn may have been the warmup act for Bill Clinton at the 26th Annual Dinner of Champions, for the Multiple Sclerosis Society last Thursday, but there was no upstaging the Macy’s East chairman and chief executive. …

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Rebecca Stevens, 59, Former Fashion Exec

NEW YORK — A memorial service for Rebecca “Becky” Stevens, former fashion director with Blumenthal Lansing Co., will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Church in Hackensack. N.J.

Stevens died Sept. 22 because of complications…

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People

Ab Fab

“It’s a good place for a party,” Stella McCartney decided as she walked the halls of the Chateau Marmont, where every nook from the lobby to the garden to the suites above was crawling with fashionistas at a party to celebrate the new Absolut…

clock October 22, 2002WWD Staff

Fashion Features

IFFE: Minimums Cause Dilemma

NEW YORK — As many small and medium-sized apparel manufacturers made their way through the aisles at the Jacob K. Javits Center last week during the International Fashion Fabric Exhibition, many faced a recurring hurdle for their businesses:…

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People

Flower Girls

LOS ANGELES — It’s 3 a.m. Monday and Ariana Lambert and Sophie de Rakoff are sitting in Lambert’s Hollywood duplex sipping coffee. One might think the two friends — both girls about town — had just come home after some…

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People

EYE SCOOP

COLD PLAY: A freshly cropped Renée Zellweger was in London over the weekend, taking a break from filming Anthony Minghella’s “Cold Mountain” in the cold mountains of Transylvania. She spent Saturday shopping at Nicole Farhi buying wooly…

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People

Simon Says

LAS VEGAS — Sin City is not just about overwrought, oversized and overpriced restaurants anymore. Simon Kitchen and Bar, a low-key eatery tucked into the Hard Rock Hotel, does boast an imported celebrity chef — Kerry Simon — but,…

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