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Barneys Prepared to Ride Out Storm at Perry Capital

Amid the luxury malaise, Barneys' ceo says the company is profitable and performing well.

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Thalía Teams Up With Authentic Brands Group

ABG and Thalía will expand the Latina star's brand globally.

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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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Polo Profits Jump, Propelled by Luxury And Full-Price Selling

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Rolling Stones Rockware

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Waiting for Central Time

LOS ANGELES — As fashion week here comes to an end with a few last events through Saturday, many in the industry are already examining the shows and related activities that took place since it all began last Friday with an eye on how to present…

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Winona Ryder

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Ryder Faces Up to 3 Years

BEVERLY HILLS — Los Angeles vendors might soon be seeing a spike in sales of “Free Winona” T-shirts.

A jury here found Winona Ryder guilty Wednesday of shoplifting nearly $5,500 worth of merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue’s Beverly…

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Alicia Lawhon

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Love Life

LOS ANGELES — This fashion week, several hot Angeleno designers gave their East Coast counterparts a run for their money with tight spring collections.

Alicia Lawhon, that earthy poster girl of Silverlake cool, seemed to be in love with…

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Commerce Dept. Denies Pakistani Quota Discussion

WASHINGTON — Grant Aldonas, U.S. Commerce Undersecretary for International Trade, denied a news report Wednesday that claimed a U.S. official is in Pakistan to negotiate further apparel and textile duty and quota breaks.

Responding to a…

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Hugo Boss Net Drops 15%

BERLIN — The pace of profit deterioration at Hugo Boss AG slowed in the third quarter.

Net income in the three months ended Sept. 30 fell 15 percent to $52.1 million, as operating profits fell 8 percent to $84.2 million. Sales at the…

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On the runway in Dallas.

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Dallas Sees Buyers Ready to Spend

DALLAS — Most retailers were upbeat and in a buying mood at the spring market at the International Apparel Mart here, although buyers and vendors continue to cautious in their outlook.

Several of the largest sales representatives reported…

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Sheree Wilson and Brian Bolkey

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Narciso Rodriguez’s Out-of-Town Romp

DALLAS — Narciso Rodriguez got star treatment when he presented his spring collection here in his first runway show outside of New York.

His hosts, retailers Brian Bolke and Bill Mackin of Forty Five Ten, threw a benefit bash Oct. 27 in…

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Sela Ward and Narciso Rodriguez

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Neiman’s Celebrates at the DFA

DALLAS — So many executives of Neiman Marcus turned out for the recent Dallas Fashion Awards that it almost seemed like a Neiman’s gala. They came to honor two of their own: Gerald and Debbie Barnes, who were presented with Personal Style…

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Dark blue jeans from Aeropostale.

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The Wish List

Whether it’s a simple T-shirt or an entire shopping spree, a survey from Teenage Research Unlimited reveals what teens want for the holidays.

Compaq Presario laptop
Savings bonds for college
Motorola cell phone
Dell…

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Even in her sportier moments, there was still the suggestion of romance, as in delicate voile details on a T-shirt topping a slim skirt, shown here.

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The Love Connection

LOS ANGELES — Alicia Lawhon’s got one thing on her mind: love. And her spring collection flirted with the promise of it — pretty camis, charming sundresses and more. Even in her sportier moments, there was still the suggestion of…

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Polo Profits Jump, Propelled by Luxury And Full-Price Selling

NEW YORK — Accelerating luxury product sales and reduced off-priced selling overwhelmed a weak retailing environment and produced bottom- and topline gains for Polo Ralph Lauren in its second quarter.

For the three months ended Sept. 28,…

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Despite Nixed Trial, Diana’s Still News

LONDON — Five years after her death, there’s still no memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales here, but what does that matter when her legacy can make tabloid sales rocket and her mystique can still divide the country?

The aborted…

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Theyskens Headed for Rochas?

PARIS — Could Olivier Theyskens be zeroing in on the top design job at Rochas, the Paris fashion and beauty house owned by German cosmetics group Wella?

That’s the word building steam in Paris. Rochas principals declined comment and…

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Tse Taps Koppelman For New Exec Post

NEW YORK — Lewis B. Koppelman, who left Louis Féraud Inc. last month, has been scooped up by Tse as chief operating officer, a new position.

Koppelman will oversee the wholesale and retail businesses for Tse brands in North America,…

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In Brief

WOLFORD WOES: Sales at luxury innerwear firm Wolford dropped 7 percent, to $61.8 million from $66.7 million, in the six months ended Oct. 31. The Bregenz, Austria-based company cited sluggish consumer spending and reorganization costs for the drop and…

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Governor Pataki has supported many industry issues during his tenure.

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Pataki Keeps Office, Industry Retains Ally

NEW YORK — Gov. George E. Pataki’s landslide re-election to a third term in office Tuesday means the retail and apparel industries have someone in Albany who has backed their causes.

In the his first eight years as governor of New…

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Zoellick, Lamy Talk WTO Woes

NEW YORK — If the World Trade Organization is going to work, then developing nations need to believe that they will benefit from opening their markets to imported goods, as well as gaining from better market access for their exports to wealthy…

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April Gornik, photographed by Ross Bleckner.

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Tree Tops

NEW YORK — If April Gornik were a musician, she’d have a bona fide hit on her hands. As it stands, the artist’s latest prints, on display since early October at Pace Prints (and available at paceprints.com), are just shy of selling…

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Model Musician

Haven’t seen Carla Bruni on the runway lately? Well, she’s been busy in the recording studio. The Italian model launched her first solo album, “Quelqu’un m’a dit,” or “Someone Told Me,” (Naïve) in France this week….

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Fashion Eyes New Congress

WASHINGTON — With the GOP still basking in its Tuesday election victory that gave the party control of the House and Senate next year, the fashion industry was left to ponder how its fortunes might be bolstered, given the new political…

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Audrey Tautou in “God is Great, I’m Not.”

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Gods and Models

Audrey Tautou is the gamine’s gamine and nobody’s supermodel, but that’s just why director Pascale Bailly cast her as a mannequin in “God is Great, I’m Not,” opening Friday in New York. “I wanted to show her out of place,”…

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Lauren Bush in Christian Dior.

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Chics of the Week

When fashion lovers like Julianne Moore and Lauren Bush step out for an evening in the limelight, basic black is out of the question. They’re pros, after all. For Monday’s fete to benefit the March of Dimes, Bush chose John…

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Shop ’Til You Drop

U.S. metropolitan markets ranked by average amount spent per household on women’s apparel, in descending order.

For the story behind The List, see page 12.

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STAMFORD-NORWALK, CONN. Average spending on women’s…

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The Apache Mall in Rochester, Minn., gets lots of business from the Mayo Clinic.

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The Consumers Behind the Money

NEW YORK — “You see people coming in here who could buy the store,” said Jack Mitchell, president of Mitchell’s of Westport and Richard’s of Greenwich, two high-end specialty emporiums in southern Connecticut.

That explains,…

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Fashion Scoops: Couture in Store … Prima Donna … Mack Attack …

COUTURE IN STORE: Donatella Versace has decided to take her upcoming couture show off the runway to present it in the company’s Paris flagship on Faubourg St. Honore. “This season felt like the right moment to make a change away from the runway…

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Abboud Sues GFT

NEW YORK — Designer Joseph Abboud has sued GFT (U.S.A.) Corp., charging fraud and seeking to be freed from a non-compete clause in his employment agreement.

In the action against GFT, JA Apparel Corp., Holding Partecipazioni Industriali…

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Heatherette’s polyester and cotton zip-front jacket over Unionbay’s ramie acrylic and nylon striped knit tube top and Serfontaine's denim mini skirt. Tommy Hilfiger necklace.

Fashion Features

Snow Day

NEW YORK — Talk about having the best of both worlds. Brittany Snow, star of NBC’s new drama “American Dreams,” gets to experience two great eras — the present and the Sixties. And while she’s an H&M kind of girl, she’s…

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Pink at the MTV Awards.

Fashion Features

Bubblegum Loses Flavor

If a teenager’s taste in music moves to an edgier sound, will a consequent wardrobe shift be far behind?

NEW YORK — With more teen girls looking to singers such as Gwen Stefani, Pink, Avril Lavigne and Kelly Osbourne as…

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James Perse’s cotton and rayon T-shirt with Mimi Chica’s polyester satin skirt with grosgrain ribbon. White Trash Charms necklace.

Fashion Features

Snow Day

Brittany Snow of NBC’s “American Dreams” talks about her character, clothes and how she fell for Nick Carter.

NEW YORK — For a 16-year-old living in 2002, dancing on “American Bandstand” in 1963 seemed impossible. That…

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Earl Jean is launching a limited-edition jeans collection for spring.

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Denim Dish

Levi’s: Growth in 2003

“We’re ready to roll again, both symbolically and in terms of product,” said Phil Marineau, assessing the state of Levi Strauss & Co. at a conference with bondholders and financial analysts last…

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Closet Patrol

For Teresa Maccapani Missoni, creativity runs in the family.

MONTONATE, Italy — Teresa Maccapani Missoni is like most 14-year-old Italian girls: She hangs out with friends after school, likes to shop at Fiorucci and Zara, prefers…

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Molly Sims with La La.

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Urban Legends

MTV gets fashionable as the audience gets noisy at “Direct Effect Presents: Fashionably Loud.”

NEW YORK — When it comes to fusing music and fashion, no network can do it quite like MTV.

Whether it was the sound of…

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Fashion Features

Brands Accentuate Their Differences

NEW YORK — Like a college football player trying to catch the eye of a pro scout, activewear makers are working hard to stand out in a crowded field.

For the most part, the $16.2 billion retail activewear market is generated by sports…

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Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Anthony Vaccarello's debut at Saint Laurent will surely be received as either "love it" or "hate it" — with virtually no middle-ground reactions. Same case for the dramatic ear jewelry on several models: the first, an ear climber (why didn't they think of that before?) and the next, below-the-shoulder-grazing fringe earrings, shown here in red popping against a teal one-shoulder dress. While leather goods are strong for the house, the designer kept things simple with the shoes — and showed nary a bag. It will be interesting to see where the designer takes those categories.
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