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Marc Jacobs Moves Show Time, Venue

Marc Jacobs is moving his spring 2017 show to the Hammerstein Ballroom.

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Retail

Inside Rick Owens’ New SoHo Store

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

clock August 28, 2016Jessica Iredale

Fashion

Brunello Cucinelli’s Fall 2016 Collection Stolen

The menswear line had been deducted from the brand’s Milanese showroom.

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BOTTEGA’S NEW VIEWS: Gucci Group’s Bottega Veneta will present its new eyewear collection in February. Produced and distributed by Italian eyewear giant Safilo Group, the collections consists of four unisex styles, developed by BV’s…

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Fashion Features

Is This As Good As It Gets?

The Upturn May be the Current Reality

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Fashion Features

This Could Be As Good As It Gets

In post-nineties, post 9/11 apparel retailings, only the nimblest and most focused can expect to gain.

There’s a tendency to idealize the late Nineties, when apparel sales were growing at a solid clip and stores seemed able to…

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Fashion Features

Luxe’s Wonder Years

As the luxury sector copes with single-digit growth, executives look back with fondness to the booming nineties —and ponder whether they will ever return.

The Nineties. They were the go-go decade of double-digit sales and…

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Fashion Features

The Superhero CEO

Companies, especially in today’s difficult environment, often believe a charismatic leader will save them from all their woes. but, to many observers, such chief executives tend to be more mouse than man.

Chief executive officers, like…

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Fashion Features

Ripe For The Picking

The reputations of apparel companies have historically ranged from sloppy to sleazy and even criminal. but the reality is far different: many are in surprisingly good shape and considered attractive acquisition targets.

High-risk? Low-yield? …

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Fashion Features

Reversing The Charges

Credit-card misadventures at sears and federated are a reminder that plastic can be less than fantastic.

They can be profit centers and relationship builders.

But just as they are apt to do to the consumers who carry them, credit cards…

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Fashion Features

Earnings Review And Outlook

LUXURY: Morgan Stanley cut its earnings estimates on six European luxury goods stocks as it forecast a weak Christmas season and expressed fear about the consequences of a potential war in Iraq. The bank slashed earnings and sales targets for Bulgari,…

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People

Moveable Feast

The ladies left their town cars waiting, stowed their furs at the coat check and lunched, and lunched and lunched last week, descending en masse, meeting and eating only to do it all again the next day.

Tuesday’s must was the lunch…

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Fashion Features

Natori’s 25 Year Mystique

NEW YORK — Josie Natori may appear to be a pint-sized lady of leisure, but don’t let the impeccable couture apparel, a socialite’s smile and a contagious laugh fool you into thinking she’s anything but a hard-as-nails…

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Fashion Features

An Affair to Remember

NEW YORK — The House of Natori was feted last Thursday at a cocktail party and informal fashion show at the Asia Society in Manhattan, where more than 350 retail and entertainment executives sipped on exotic Lychee martinis served by waiters and…

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Fashion Features

A New Image at Playtex

NEW YORK — Sara Lee Intimate Apparel is its parent’s favorite offspring.

That’s because intimate apparel is “a category that has some of the most important products at Sara Lee Corp.,” said Cary McMillan, chief executive…

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Fashion Features

New Horizons for Kate Spade

NEW YORK — As accessories firm Kate Spade approaches its 10th year in business, the company is plotting a series of moves to become more of a lifestyle brand.

“We are definitely in growth mode,” said designer Kate Spade. “But we are…

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Fashion Features

FINDINGS

SWAROVSKI DONATION: Swarovski made its mark at the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, Calif., recently when it placed the world’s largest illuminated crystal octahedron, weighing one ton, atop the tower at the entrance of GIA’s…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Gucci Redo … Casino Royale … On Their Toes …

GUCCI REDO: Pouring rain didn’t deter the Milan crowd from packing into a glitzy cocktail party Thursday night to inaugurate the renovated and expanded Gucci flagship on Via Montenapoleone. As the techno music blared, some 800 guests, including…

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Financial

Wet Seal Sales Slump Hinders Earnings

NEW YORK — Victimized by weak sales, The Wet Seal Inc. on Thursday posted a third-quarter loss that reversed profits from a year ago.

The loss for the three months ended Nov. 2 was $2.5 million, or 8 cents a diluted share, against income…

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Fashion Features

Urban Outfitters Posts 63% 3rd-Quarter Gain

NEW YORK — Double-digit gains in both net and comparable-store sales boosted Urban Outfitters Inc.’s bottom line by more than half in the third quarter.

For the three months ended Oct. 31, the Philadelphia-based specialty retail…

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Financial

Dress Barn Net Up 11%

NEW YORK — Sales and gross margin gains pushed The Dress Barn Inc. to greater profits in the first quarter.

For the three months ended Oct. 26, the Suffern, N.Y.–based specialty retailer reported net income advanced 11 percent to…

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Financial

Without a Charge, Deb Shops Posts Profits in Quarter

NEW YORK — Teen apparel retailer Deb Shops posted earnings in its third-quarter results, reversing a year-ago loss produced by a one-time $7.4 million charge from the sale of its Atlantic Book Store subsidiary.

The Philadelphia-based…

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Fashion Features

INTIMATE NOTES

JOCKEY TAPS HUNTER: Donna Hunter has been named to the new post of vice president of merchandising for women’s intimates and bras at Jockey International.

She reports to Jim Noble, senior vice president of Jockey brand…

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Fashion Features

Pols Laud N.Y. Production

NEW YORK — “Manufacturing jobs have done a lot to help New York’s immigrants for the last three centuries.”

Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer offered his take on the role of the apparel-manufacturing industry in this state’s…

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Fashion Features

Chinatown Still Hoping For Empire Zone Status

NEW YORK — There’s been some grumbling in Chinatown that supporters of the apparel industry haven’t played their cards right in the drive to get the neighborhood, along with the Lower East Side and Little Italy, declared a part of…

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Fashion Features

30 Days to Christmas And Retailers Anxious All Through the House

NEW YORK — How will retailers fare at Christmas this year — will they get a chunk of coal or at least a tiny present under the tree?

An economy in the doldrums, the threat of an Iraqi war and more terrorist attacks and weak…

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Fashion Features

Beau Ties

PARIS — Corsets have a sensual charge that has seduced many designers, even those from ready-to-wear. This crossover into clothing has only enhanced the appeal of the lingerie originals, which still work like a charm. Here, Arianne’s…

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Fashion Features

Port Agreement Reached

WASHINGTON — West Coast dockworkers and shipping operators reached a tentative contract agreement late Saturday and moved another step closer to ending a labor dispute that closed the 29 major West Coast ports for 10 days in October, cost the…

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Fashion Features

Lerner Chain Sold for $153.5M

NEW YORK — Limited Brands has agreed to sell Lerner New York to an investor group led by the chain’s president and chief executive officer Richard P. Crystal and Bear Stearns Merchant Banking for a total of $153.5 million in cash and notes….

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Fashion Features

De Beers LV Unveils Initial Retail Outpost

LONDON — They were supposed to be sipping Moët & Chandon rose and cooing over the new designs, but instead, guests at the opening of the first De Beers LV store on Thursday just couldn’t keep their hands off the rocks….

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Fashion Features

Lang to Continue European Growth

PARIS — Helmut Lang, who recently resumed showing his collections on the runway here, is moving ahead with his European assault.

Lang confirmed Friday that he will open a 1,800-square-foot boutique in Milan next March, and a…

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Fashion Features

Beyond The Books

The apparel cfo’s role has moved far beyond sales, profits, assets and liabilities. today’s job description includes information and integrity, too.

The role of the chief financial officer in a retail organization has changed…

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