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Clash of the Titans: Karl and Meryl

The versions of the "canceled dress" story told by Meryl Streep's publicist and by Karl Lagerfeld are both believable — and consistent.

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Giorgio Armani to Restructure Brands

The designer will cease the Armani Collezioni and Armani Jeans brands.

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What Celebs Were Talking About on the Oscars Red Carpet

“Nicole! A ‘lion’ roars!” a veteran reporter called to her. “More like a kitten,” she giggled.

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The Questrom Magic: J.C. Penney Reports 297% Leap in Profits

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Here, Rebecca Taylor’s cotton corduroy parachute pants and cotton and nylon lace top.

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Flight Plan

NEW YORK — Straight or laced, short or long — can’t decide what you like? No worries. Designers cover it all this spring with a range of souped-up military or cropped pants. Here, Rebecca Taylor’s cotton corduroy parachute…

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The Questrom Magic: J.C. Penney Reports 297% Leap in Profits

NEW YORK — Focused on centralization, J.C. Penney Co.’s turnaround accelerated in the third quarter as the retailer quadrupled its profits.

Investors were delighted by the stronger-than-expected results, which were helped somewhat…

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It’s Victor v. Victoria In High Court Case

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices wrestled with a case Tuesday pitting chic lingerie chain Victoria’s Secret against a Kentucky lingerie and sex-toy shop called Victor’s Secret, in a test that could change the scope of trademark…

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Colette Cuts Power Brands

PARIS — Colette, the hip fashion and design emporium here, this spring won’t carry such major brands as Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Pucci and Miu Miu to funnel more of its buy into lines with smaller distribution, such as Hussein…

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Last Issues Loom In U.S.-Singapore Free-Trade Pact

WASHINGTON — Trade officials hope to wrap up negotiations this week on a U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, but several contentious issues, including textile and apparel rules of origin and U.S. Customs Service provisions, must first be…

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A&G Group Adds Posts In U.S. Office

LONDON — The A&G Group, parent to the Asprey and Garrard brands, is fortifying its management structure in the U.S. with two newly created positions.

The company said Tuesday that Robert Donofrio would become chief executive officer of…

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Brian Burdine Leaves Brooks Creative Post

NEW YORK — Brian Burdine, vice president and creative director at Brooks Bros., has resigned, and his last day is Friday.

Burdine said it was an “amicable separation” and he is leaving to pursue new opportunities, but he declined to say…

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Pressman Sibling Rivalry: Restraining Order Issued

NEW YORK — The Pressman family dispute has degenerated into a pain in Robert Pressman’s paycheck.

The latest salvo among the siblings of the family that once ruled Barneys New York is a restraining notice served on Robert…

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In Brief

BUFFETT’S ABOUT-FACE: Berkshire Hathaway chief executive Warren Buffett has reduced his stake in Jones Apparel Group to 1.9 percent, according to a Schedule 13G filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the filing, Buffett…

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A&F Earnings Rise As Comps Fall in Qtr.

NEW YORK — Youth-oriented specialty retailer Abercrombie & Fitch said Tuesday that new stores, margin protection and expense controls helped it lift its bottom line 8.7 percent during the third quarter.

The New Albany, Ohio, based…

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Industry Awaits Bankruptcy Reforms

WASHINGTON — The first day of the lame-duck session of Congress — full of potential conflict — turned into an odd waiting game Tuesday for industry lobbyists and others with wish lists of unfinished legislative business.

At…

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California Dreaming: Kohl’s Plans 28 Units

LOS ANGELES — After months of speculation on how strong Kohl’s presence will be in Southern California, the Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based retailer said Tuesday it plans to open 28 department stores in the region by early next year….

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Fashion Scoops: Bush Whacked … Berry Gets Jinx-ed … Arty Party …

BUSH WHACKED: Seventh Avenue had its monthly visitor again. Four weeks after her low-key visit to Oscar de la Renta’s studio, Laura Bush was spotted making a dash into Carolina Herrera’s showroom Tuesday morning. Then the First Lady headed…

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Queen Rania of Jordan.

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Suzy

That beauty of beauties, Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, will be an honored guest at the International Rescue Committee’s Freedom Awards Dinner at the Waldorf’s Grand Ballroom tonight. Rania’s looks have been celebrated on several…

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From left: Trish Robinson, Helen McCluskey and Denise Johnston.

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J.H. Collectibles’ Casual Return

NEW YORK — J.H. Collectibles will return to retail shelves this spring after a six-year hiatus and in its new incarnation at Liz Claiborne Inc., the line has matured along with its customers.

The collection is brighter and more relaxed…

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The new Bandolino apparel line: cotton canvas jacket, gabardine pants and knit T-shirt.

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Bandolino: Beyond Shoes

NEW YORK — Bandolino is going from shoes to clothes.

Banking on the philosophy that brands with a strong name can extend beyond their origins, Jones Apparel Group will launch Bandolino apparel as a complement to its footwear line in…

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David Yurman has opened its second freestanding store in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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Yurman Opens California Shop

NEW YORK — Jewelry firm David Yurman last week cracked open the doors of its store in South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif.

The 1,200-square-foot location — the company’s second unit —features the full range of…

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Debbie Bancroft with event chairman Bruce D. Colley.

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Cartier Raises $180,000 for Children With Cancer

NEW YORK — “We’re practically hanging tables from the ceilings,” beamed Suzanne Moore, vice chairman of Ronald McDonald House’s board of associates, of its annual party hosted with Cartier.

On Thursday evening, 170 guests…

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Cherokee Prevails In Mossimo Action

LOS ANGELES — An arbitration panel has ruled in favor of Cherokee Inc. in its dispute with Mossimo Inc. over finder’s fee royalties generated by Mossimo’s licensing deal with Target.

Cherokee, which brokered the three-year…

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Men Are From Mars, Decorating Is From Venus

LOS ANGELES — It’s clear Venus Williams would like to furnish her life with something other than massive tennis trophies.

The second-ranked player held a news conference at the Pacific Design Center here Tuesday to unveil V. Starr…

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Tommy Bahama is building more lifestyle stores.

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Tommy’s Bahama Mama

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — The Tommy Bahama tropical-themed restaurant and retail compound is buzzing. Lunching women nostalgically toast a birthday. Nearby, a couple of men chomp St. Barts shrimp BLTs and swill house brew foaming from taps shaped…

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