The Markets

Muslim Fashion Industry Reacts to France's Burkini Ban

Designers, including burkini creator Aheda Zanetti, are puzzled over the recent backlash.

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Fashion

Hilfiger to Create Fashion Carnival at South Street Seaport

The designer will showcase the fall Tommy x Gigi Collection designed in collaboration with supermodel Gigi Hadid.

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Business

Paris Stands to Lose $1.5 Billion in Tourism This Year

Visits by Japanese tourists in the first six months of the year fell 46.2 percent, Russians by 35 percent and Italians by 27.7 percent.

clock 7hMiles Socha

In Focus

Zika Fears Causing Bug-Repellent Clothes to Sell Out

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is shifting funding to develop a vaccine for Zika.

Neiman?s Goes Deep, Taps Veteran Karen Katz as CEO of Stores

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Target Stores Are Coming to Town

NEW YORK — Target expects to open its first store in The Bronx in March 2004 and is ready to pounce on additional sites in the boroughs, but it won’t be easy.

Despite the obvious higher costs of expanding in the city and…

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Fashion Features

Fiber Optics

NEW YORK — The newest black-and-white patterns might be splashed on a slinky jersey knit or printed on a fluid silk chiffon, but what’s most distinctive is their boldness. Some of the most graphic of these motifs are floral with an…

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Fashion Features

Neiman’s Goes Deep, Taps Veteran Karen Katz as CEO of Stores

NEW YORK — Neiman Marcus Stores has filled its top slot at last.

On Monday, Neiman’s veteran Karen Katz was named president and chief executive of the stores division, in a broadening of the top job at the $2.2 billion luxury…

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Fashion Features

Workers Claim UNITE Cost Jobs

LOS ANGELES — Attorneys and female garment workers appeared in a federal appeals court in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, claiming that the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Workers cost them their jobs by forcing their employer, Sorrento…

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Fashion Features

Bargain Hunting Across the Pond

PARIS — Bargain hunting is not just an American epidemic these days.

As Europeans enter the holiday shopping season, retailers across the continent harbor mixed expectations, from mildly upbeat in France and Italy to downright dour in…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Sparkle Plenty … Prada’s Pit … Brit Lit

SPARKLE PLENTY: De Beers is putting its 203-carat Millennium Star diamond on display today from noon to 3 p.m. to celebrate the official opening of its Bond Street store. It’s the first time the diamond will be shown in London after thieves…

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Fashion Features

Luxe Firms Claim to Be Open Books

PARIS — Transparency is suddenly the hottest look in luxury — and we’re not talking chiffon blouses.

Rather, in the wake of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s $100 million lawsuit against investment firm Morgan…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

CLAIRE’S CASH-OUT: Claire’s Stores Inc. chief financial officer Ira Kaplan sold his 133,425-share stake in the company last week, according to filings released Friday by the Securities and Exchange Commission. On Monday, Kaplan sold 70,000…

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People

Indy Chick

NEW YORK — Women and cars. Fast women. Blondes behind the wheel…She’s probably heard every joke in the book. But as the only female racer in the American Indy Racing League, Sarah Fisher takes her driving seriously. She jumped into…

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People

Location, Location, Location

LONDON — Where others see history, Charles Aboah and his partners see opportunity.

Aboah, together with his wife, Camilla Lowther, and partners, Colin and Isabella Cawdor, are the founders of Compass Locations, a London-based internet…

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People

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Hola, from sunny Florida:

After a fab flight on The Donald’s plane to Palm Beach, the Trump clan arrived Wednesday night at the historic and beautiful MaraLago Club for fun and sun…and a very yummy Turkey Day with the family. Palm…

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Fashion Features

Keeping the Chill Going

NEW YORK — Encouraged by current sales and chilly temperatures, coat makers are optimistic their winter business will keep clicking along into the early part of next year.

They’re expecting a reversal of fortune for 2002, after last…

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Fashion Features

Mills Hope to Keep Momentum

NEW YORK — For an industry struggling against the evolution of global trade, the outlook for 2003 hinges as much on how Grinchy things get this month as it does on the winds of war and the recovery on Wall Street.

Coming to the end of a…

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Fashion Features

Swatches

GORGA TO BURLINGTON: Burlington Industries Inc. has named Joseph Gorga to the new position of executive vice president of North American operations. Gorga, who served as chairman and chief executive officer of CMI Industries until the company…

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Fashion Features

Climbing Out of the Cycle

NEW YORK — The talk of a return to a more tailored wardrobe hasn’t taken effect and the mood of the country remains far from celebratory — bad news for dress and suit firms.

According to an NPDFashionworld Consumer survey,…

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Fashion Features

Ooh La La

PARIS — Is French Vogue a magazine for ladies — or laddies?

That’s the question being posed here in the wake of a surprising holiday gift that comes with French Vogue’s December/January issue: a pinup calendar as racy as…

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Memo Pad

GAP ATTACK: Gap Inc. has hired Chicago-based ad agency Leo Burnett USA as a strategic branding partner on its Gap and Banana Republic brands.

However, Gap ads will continue to be created by Laird + Partners, a New York ad agency that won the…

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Fashion Features

Analyst Upgrades Gap Inc. On Signs of Improvement

NEW YORK — Gap Inc. got an early Christmas gift: an upgrade from Gerard Klauer Mattison.

GKM analyst John Morris upgraded the San Francisco-based specialty retailer Monday to “buy” from “neutral” and raised his earnings-per-share…

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Fashion Features

Retail Sales: Tempered Optimism

NEW YORK — The post-game analysis of the holiday selling kickoff continued Monday with signs of strength in the worlds of both bricks and clicks.

However, a number of cautionary notes were sounded as well.

Once their bellies were…

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Fashion Features

With Apparel Shaky, Fiber Makers Ready Plan B

NEW YORK — With the outlook for apparel sales remaining unstable — despite retailers’ recent revelations that they had something to be thankful for this past weekend — fiber manufacturers said their sales into the garment arena…

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