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Berluti Confirms Haider Ackermann

Prized for his colorful, globe-trotting style, the designer is to show his first collection for the French brand next January.

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Retail

J. Crew Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Madewell continues to show gains while comp sales at the J. Crew brand remained challenged.

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Retail

China Powers a 19.2% H1 Gain at SMCP

The French retail group operates the Sandro, Maje and Claudie Perlot chains.

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Wal-Mart?s Numbers Boosted by Apparel, But Dallas Says ?No?

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DVF’s Newest Wrap: A Stolichnaya Print

NEW YORK — Vintage-like drawings of children making snowmen or the obligatory green tree on red paper just wouldn’t cut it for Stolichnaya Vodka.

In a nontraditional marketing attempt, Allied Domecq — the trademark owner in…

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Ann Taylor, Tiffany Score Big in Quarter

NEW YORK — Ann Taylor got its groove back in the spring with improved merchandise assortments, and the formula extended into the fall as it reported late Wednesday that third-quarter profits more than doubled.

Still, AT said the fourth…

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Fashion Features

Chain Reaction

Shopping mall executives weigh in on the 10 best new retail concepts — defined as no more than two years old — which are ranked by number of existing stores. For the story behind the list, see opposite page.

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Fashion Features

Stripe Rite

NEW YORK — Feelin’ groovy? If so, you’re in luck for spring, since striped pants à la the Partridge Family are back on the fashion map. In denim or twill, with narrow or wide lines, these are some of the freshest looks around….

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Wal-Mart’s Numbers Boosted by Apparel, But Dallas Says ‘No’

NEW YORK — It was a good news-bad news day for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Wednesday: It won the numbers game, but was soundly defeated in its attempt to build a smaller-format store in Dallas.

After a day of tense debate in front of a packed…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

MAYOR’S NEW BOARD: Massimo Ferragamo and Ann Spector Lieff have joined the board at Mayor’s Jewelers Inc., bringing the number of members to nine. Ferragamo is chairman of Ferragamo USA Inc., a subsidiary of Italian fashion house Salvatore…

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Fashion Scoops: Talking Calvin … Big in Japan … Ambassador Armani

TALKING CALVIN: The Calvin Klein rumor mill went into overdrive on Wednesday with speculation that, (a) the designer’s business could be back on the block; (b) a megadeal is in the works for a new partnership; (c) there’s a major move…

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Warnaco Gets Court Nod

NEW YORK — U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge Richard Bohanon on Wednesday approved The Warnaco Group’s disclosure statement, paving the way for the company to begin soliciting votes from creditors on the firm’s reorganization…

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Balmain Couture Taps Mercier

PARIS — Balmain’s couture guessing game is over: The house has named Laurent Mercier to replace Oscar de la Renta as its couturier, house president and chief executive Alain Hivelin said Wednesday.

Mercier, 38, joined the house two…

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Gap Hops On ‘Love Train’ With New Ads

NEW YORK — Gap is clearly getting excited about the holidays.

On the heels of reporting an 11 percent increase in its monthly comprable-store sales, its first increase since April 2000, the retailer is about to launch a new color-infused…

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People

Circuit City

Blustering rain couldn’t stop Fendi fans — and those who love dermatologist extraordinaire Patricia Wexler — from making it to the Fifth Avenue boutique Tuesday night for a party to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation….

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People

EYE SCOOP

FINE CHINA: At last, a Chinese restaurant that does more than good takeout. Jean Georges Vongerichten plans to open 66, a 120-seat restaurant in TriBeCa, early next year. But while Richard Meier designed the space, the French chef has no plans for…

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People

The Wrong Idea

NEW YORK — As Chelsea’s art galleries grow larger, gobbling up real estate by the block, one trio of curators is thinking small. Really small. Only Guinness knows for sure, but artist Maurizio Cattelan; Massimilano Gioni, artistic…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Goes on a Surfing Safari

NEW YORK — Polynesian goddesses first hit the white caps of Hawaii in the 1600s — long before Gidget leapt into the surf on the silver screen. But now the sport is having a second coming of another kind, thanks to some surf’s-up…

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Denim Dish

Squeeze Looks to Expand

Two years after buying out his partners, David Greenberg has big plans for junior denim resource Squeeze New York, including expanding into the misses market and the tops arena.

His plan is for the misses line to…

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Fashion Features

N.Y.’s After-School Activity: Shopping

NEW YORK — Manhattan is home to a monied breed of cosmopolitan teenagers who early on learn the value and social standing that comes along with a Prada bag or a Gucci boot.

There are no forays to the local mall for them. Instead, at their…

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Malls Are Desperately Seeking New Apparel Concepts

NEW YORK — Retailing, by its very nature, is a Darwinian proposition, and the hunt is always on for new retail concepts.

The Gap has said it is reducing expansion and is making no commitments for 2003. (For the first time in 2 1/2 years,…

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