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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.

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

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

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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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A Really Big Check: Largest Burberry Unit Opens on 57th Street

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Girl Scout execs Susan Greenbaum and Susan Nitze with Jane Elfers and Deborah Norville.

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Girl Scouts Honor Jane Elfers

NEW YORK — Lord & Taylor president and chief executive Jane Elfers was honored as a “woman of distinction” Thursday at the Marriott Marquee, at a breakfast drawing 560 people and raising $190,000 for The Girl Scouts.

Elfers, a former…

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Obituary: Erling Persson of H&M

PARIS — Erling Persson, the founder of global fast-fashion phenomenon H&M, died Monday in Stockholm after a short illness. He was 85.

A company spokeswoman said the family declined to disclose details about services. Persson was chief…

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Leymarie Leaves Cartier

NEW YORK — Compagnie Financiere Richemont AG is undergoing yet another management change.

According to a Cartier spokeswoman, Guy Leymarie, president and chief executive officer of Cartier worldwide, has left the firm. A replacement has…

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The GST Chrono-Automatic Prada.

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Prada Gets Ticking With Watch Launch

MILAN — Although Prada does not market products under the Luna Rossa label, the company’s chief executive officer, Patrizio Bertelli, decided he wanted to mark the America’s Cup with the launch of a Prada watch, although neither his…

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U.S. Seeks Tracer for Fabrics

WASHINGTON — Commerce officials have enlisted the help of Energy Department researchers to develop a “marker system” that would trace whether apparel imports from countries participating in preferential trade programs contain U.S. yarn and…

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Fashion Scoops: Gucci Exit … Round Two … Ladies’ Night

GUCCI EXIT: Marybeth Schmitt has resigned as director of public relations and special events for Gucci America after 10 months in the post. Schmitt characterized her exit as a personal decision and has not yet defined her next move. Schmitt’s…

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Emilia Fanjul

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Suzy

How would it all end? For months the outcome of the up-and-down, on-and-off society scandal madly whirling around Pepe Fanjul, the sugar tycoon; Emilia, his wife of 34 years, and Nina Griscom, the other woman in the triangle, has been breathless Topic…

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Jaeger’s prototype store in Dallas.

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Jaeger’s U.S. Plan

DALLAS — Jaeger is keeping up with the times.

The venerable British brand is in the early stages of a five-year revitalization campaign meant to shed its 120-year-old, blue-blood image in favor of an updated but sophisticated brand with…

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Fashion Week Revs Up

LOS ANGELES — As the city’s spring fashion week moves into high gear Friday, here are the hot trends and some happenings about town.

What’s hot for Spring 2003? Buyers and vendors are heading to market in Los Angeles this week…

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EVENT CALENDAR

Los Angeles Fashion and Market Week, Spring ’03, Nov. 1-9.

Unless otherwise noted, all events are in Los Angeles. Times and locations are subject to change, attendees are urged to confirm details. Updated postings are listed on…

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Wait ’Til Next Year

Is 7th on Sixth really still planning to come to town? Despite the 300 invites that went out for a party Friday kicking off fashion Week here where 7th on Sixth’s April plans will be revealed, designers, sales reps and others in the industry…

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No Tatters Here

The Rolling Stones are in town this week for a few nights of concerts, but Mick and the gang’s interest in fashion week here isn’t about checking in on the locals strutting the catwalks.

Well, not entirely.

There will be…

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Jeremy’s Adidas

It’s the color of money, and Adidas and Jeremy Scott are banking on it smelling of success. The athletic-wear monolith has teamed up with the irreverent designer to collaborate on a sneaker as part of its ongoing “!- Signed” (pronounced I signed)…

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Knit Story

As the trend for homespun fashions such as patchwork and crochet continues through 2003, designer Suss Cousins is finding new ways to make her mark beyond a wholesale business and corner boutique here that together generate about $2…

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Chandra Dewall owns and runs Local in Los Feliz, a forum for Los Angeles designers and artists.

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Locals Only

For the city’s designers and artists, Local means home sweet home. The new Local boutique, in a Twenties Craftsman-style house, has by default become a showcase for locally based talent. Situated at 4431 Sunset Drive in the trendy neighborhood…

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ILWU Denies Slowdown

WASHINGTON — The West Coast port saga causing delays in cargo processing drags on. West Coast longshoremen Tuesday wrote the Justice Department denying allegations from shippers that they’re violating a court order to not engage in work…

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Strap Session

PARIS — Talk about being fit to be tied. Some designers took the notion quite literally this season, as bondage looks made an impact for spring. While certain renditions of the idea were quite straightforward, others played off a surface…

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Burberry’s version of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

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A Really Big Check: Largest Burberry Unit Opens on 57th Street

NEW YORK — Burberry finally has its own American megastore.

The British luxury goods company opens the doors of its largest store in the world here today, one reminiscent of a tony Manhattan town house infused with the requisite Burberry…

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Consumers Lacking Confidence

NEW YORK — With Americans spooked by worsening labor conditions and the continuing threat of war, consumer confidence in October suffered its biggest decline since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and fell to its lowest level in almost nine…

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Lauder Solid Despite Net Fall

NEW YORK — The Estée Lauder Cos. pleased investors by beating first-quarter expectations despite a drop in earnings.

Net profits attributable to the firm’s common stock receded 4.4 percent to $67.5 million, or 28 cents a…

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Beauty Highlights P&G Earnings

NEW YORK — Led by strength in its Clairol-enhanced beauty care division, The Procter & Gamble Co. produced its best quarterly sales growth in seven years and beat Wall Street estimates in the first quarter.

For the three months ended…

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In Brief

SHOPKO CHIEF: Sam Duncan has joined ShopKo Stores Inc., the Green Bay, Wis.-based regional discounter, as president and chief executive officer. Duncan, who previously was president of Fred Meyer Corp. in Portland, Ore., succeeds William Podany who,…

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