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Speculation Grows About Baker's Chase for Neiman's

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

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Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

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Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

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Penney?s Rolls Along: Turnaround Continues As Firm Ups Forecast

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Spot Check

PARIS — Feel like you’re going dotty? Well, you’re not alone. In an effervescent spring season, designers made dots of every scale a favorite motif. At Emanuel Ungaro, for example, Giambattista Valli, who hit his stride this season,…

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Fashion Features

Penney’s Rolls Along: Turnaround Continues As Firm Ups Forecast

NEW YORK — J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is bucking the trend.

Based, in part, on stronger-than-expected comparable-store sales in its department stores, the retailer said its third-quarter operating earnings would exceed 21 cents per share. Wall…

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Fashion Features

Leather to Beat the Weather

NEW YORK — The standard black leather jacket and simple suede coat can still be found, but outerwear makers and retailers are trying to play up the more novel items in their collections.

Coat merchants and vendors were left with excess…

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Fashion Features

Metropolitan Exhibits Windsors’ Blithe Spirit

NEW YORK — Even on the cusp of World War II, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and their ever-glamorous troupe knew how to have a good time. Testimony to that is found in “Blithe Spirit: The Windsor Set,” an exhibition that debuts Friday and…

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Fashion Features

Tiffany Closes In on Little Switzerland

NEW YORK — Ninety-eight percent down, 2 percent to go.

Tiffany & Co. said Monday that the tender offer by its wholly owned TSAC Corp. subsidiary for all of the shares of Little Switzerland Inc. at $2.40 per share, which expired on Friday,…

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Fashion Features

Stores on Plan but Shares Fall

NEW YORK — With the exception of J.C. Penney Co. Inc.’s out-of-the-ballpark expectations for October same-store sales, most stores are trending within their modest plans.

Shares of retailers, though, had a tough day on the equity…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

l SONIA START-UP: Sonia Rykiel is opening a 3,000-square-foot boutique today at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, Fla. The freestanding store, the fourth of its kind in the U.S., will carry Rykiel’s women’s and children’s…

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Fashion Features

Raising the Heat in Arizona

NEW YORK — It’s getting sexier in the heartland.

J.C. Penney’s Arizona brand, with its low-slung hip-hugging jeans and bare-belly looks, has a less-layered approach this season, reflecting an ongoing buildup of design talent…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Gertrude Plosky, 92, A&S Executive

NEW YORK — Gertrude Plosky, a retired retail executive with Abraham & Strauss and a pioneer for women in the industry, died Oct. 19 at her home here. She was 92.

The cause of death was due to lung disease, according to a nephew, Robert…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Great Expectations … The Power of Goodbye … Vuitton’s Action Time

GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have added to the population. She gave birth to their son in New York Monday. The big news is to be officially announced today, and she should be fitting back into her usual size designer…

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Memo Pad

AOL MAIL: What do you do when faulty accounting practices lead to a headline inducing a $190 million write-down? Send out a companywide e-mail to all your AOL Time Warner employees explaining to them that the situation is (really!) not that bad….

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Fashion Features

Market Basket

FERAUD NAMES PREZ: Marie Bottone has been named president of Louis Féraud Inc., the North American division of the French ready-to-wear firm. Bottone succeeds Lewis Koppelman, who resigned to pursue other interests, according to a Féraud…

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Fashion Features

Updating the Classics at L.A.

LOS ANGELES — Textile suppliers were relying on the comfort of traditional fall fabrics to drive business at last week’s Los Angeles International Textile Show.

“People are stepping back to familiar fabrics, old classics, and…

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Fashion Features

Swatches

THE CHINA FACTOR: New York’s Baruch College is scheduled to host a panel next week addressing China’s growing role in global trade since the nation’s admission to the World Trade Organization. Panelists to speak at the event, called…

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Fashion Features

Comfort Key Moda In Trend

MILAN — Vendors at the recent Moda In textile trade fair emphasized warm, traditional fabrics for fall-winter 2003-2004, in an effort to instill a sense of comfort.

They started by processing traditional fabrics of the season in…

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People

Fan Club

Members of the Masson family, who celebrate the 40th anniversary of La Grenouille this year, have always inspired devotion amongst the jet set. Last Wednesday, the fabulous pack came out in force to honor Charles Masson — not because he runs…

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People

Deli Deluxe

PARIS — Yes, bread and milk are sold there, but Alain Ducasse’s new spot is hardly your average corner store.

Be, an abbreviation of “boulangerie-épicerie,” and fusion of the standard French grocery and bakery, is a sleek…

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People

Eye Scoop

40 AND FABULOUS: “Oh God — it’s glamour, glamour, glamour,” cried Patrick Cox like an E! Entertainment reporter covering his first Academy Awards party. And he wasn’t kidding — David Furnish’s 40th birthday party in…

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People

Pen Name

Anyone who knows Tiffany Dubin could predict that sooner or later, the vintage aficionado would strike out to create something of her own. But the inspiration for her lipstick pen (available exclusively at Tiffany’s Lair, her in-store boutique at…

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Essentialist

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The candidates and their families wear George W. Bush-era fashions, conjuring adversarial, provocative styles that could emerge during either party’s administration: From left to right: Chelsea Clinton as Paris Hilton, Hillary Clinton in Juicy Couture, Bill Clinton as Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Melania Trump as Avril Lavigne, and Ivanka and Donald Trump as Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.

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Could the Election Be Good for Fashion?

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