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Black Friday Weekend: Rush of Shoppers Brings Ray of Hope

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Black Friday Weekend: Rush of Shoppers Brings Ray of Hope

NEW YORK — Although no one claimed a clear victory, stores on Sunday reported better-than-expected post-Thanksgiving business, which slightly raised hopes about the outlook for the cloudy holiday shopping season.

Before roasting their…

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Industry Observes LVMH Suit

PARIS — Is she an LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton prophet or a Gucci Group cheerleader?

That question goes to the heart of the $100 million lawsuit LVMH launched last week against Morgan Stanley. At issue in the lawsuit, which sent…

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Fashion Features

Pierre Cardin Set to Sell Assets

PARIS — At 80, designer Pierre Cardin figures he’s done just about everything possible — except sell his far-flung holdings.

But Cardin told WWD last week he has set himself a deadline to do just that within the next 12…

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Fashion Features

Luxottica Eyes Future Sans Armani

MILAN — News that Giorgio Armani is terminating his licensing pact with Luxottica has kicked the Milanese speculation machine into overdrive on how the eyewear giant will compensate for losing 7.2 percent of its revenue and where Armani will…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

STOCK SALE, PERHAPS?: Guess Inc. last week received a request from the Armand Marciano Trust that the company file a shelf registration statement to register all of the shares of common stock — 6.5 million shares — in Guess that are held…

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Fashion Features

Scenes from the Mall: Hesitancy

PARAMUS, N.J. — It’s Black Friday at the Garden State Plaza and one thing stands out for sure: New Jersey shoppers are as tough as they get.

While the mall was already busy at 10 a.m., several sales associates were concerned. The…

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Fashion Features

Speeding to a Slow Recovery

NEW YORK — It will take some concessions and cutbacks, but accessories makers are confident they’re on the road to recovery — albeit a long and winding one — next year.

Like most retail categories, the accessories…

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Fashion Features

Jewelers Count on Classics

NEW YORK — Despite economic and political uncertainties, the fine jewelry and watch sector is looking to recover its luster as 2003 rolls along.

“I expect spring to be challenging, but for fall, business will pick up and the flow will be…

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Fashion Features

Looking for Comfort During Tenuous Times

NEW YORK — Following an unpredictable second half of the year, innerwear executives aren’t looking for a cakewalk in 2003.

Instead, there’s a lot of fingernail biting over which companies will be fortunate enough — those…

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Fashion Features

Outerwear Buoys Sales

WASHINGTON — The onset of colder weather in most of the country boosted outerwear sales in late October and early November, but overall, general merchandise sales were mixed, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday.

Gains in general…

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Fashion Features

Pomellato Polishes Growth Plans

MILAN — Treating carats and stones like fine cashmere and sequins has been the modus operandi at Pomellato since Francesco Minoli joined the high-end Italian goldsmith in July 1999 as chief executive.

Minoli has made it a priority to…

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Financial

Big Off-Pricers Excel in Quarter

NEW YORK — The two largest off-price chains in the U.S. finished their third quarters with double-digit increases in net income and comparable-store sales.

While TJX Companies and Ross Stores both had sterling quarters, posting net income…

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Financial

Dress Barn Comps, Sales Down

NEW YORK — The Thanksgiving calendar shift and promotional retail environment helped pressure November same-store sales down 4 percent at The Dress Barn Inc., a specialty retailer of value-priced career and casual apparel.

The Suffern,…

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Fashion Features

New York Police Nab 9 In Counterfeit Sting

NEW YORK — The fakers got stung.

The New York Police Department said Wednesday that an 18-month undercover investigation into the sales of fake Nike, Rolex, Gucci and Calvin Klein merchandise led to the arrests of nine alleged…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops

END OF REIGN IN SPAIN: Loewe has a new leader. LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said Friday that Fabien Debaecker will become the new president and chief executive officer of the Madrid-based leather and fashion house, effective Jan. 2. He…

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Fashion Features

Mothers Work Net Up for the Year

NEW YORK — Debt refinancing charges caused a pregnant pause in the profitability of maternity retailer Mothers Work Inc. in the fourth quarter, but year-end income more than tripled.

The Philadelphia-based specialty retailer, which…

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Financial

Stores Answer Season’s Starting Gun

NEW YORK — It’s not the calendar, it’s the assortment.

That was among the messages delivered by UBS Warburg analyst Richard Jaffe as he hosted a conference call last week examining the preparedness of a handful of specialty…

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Fashion Features

Blunauta Sets Sail For U.S. Expansion

MILAN — The opening of four stores in Florida this month is an American dream come true for Blunauta.

The Rome-based label is expanding its business across the Atlantic, despite a generally uncertain global economic climate.

Over…

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Fashion Features

Round and Round

The debut of “Carousel,” by Christopher Wheeldon, stirred up plenty of excitement last Tuesday night at the New York City Ballet’s opening-night gala, though no one’s heart could have been racing faster than the choreographer’s. “It…

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Fashion Features

Head to Head

An icon and an ingenue will be on view tonight when MoMA screens brand new prints of Paramount classics “Roman Holiday” and “Sunset Boulevard” at The Gramercy Theatre, both starring a reticent leading lady — legendary Hollywood costume designer…

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Eye Scoop

NEUE WAVE: Members of the gala gang hope to kick off a new tradition this Thursday night as they mingle amongst the Neue Galerie’s Klimts and Schieles and kick up their heels on a dance floor installed in Cafe Sabarsky. Aerin and Jane Lauder,…

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Fashion Features

Be Gentle

LOS ANGELES — You can have it both ways. Spring’s comfortable cotton lingerie is popping up in appealing, feminine prints in gentle colors. For more, see pages 4 and 5.

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