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Penney?s Big Kiss: Signs Bisou Bisou In a Bid for Brands

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For Penney’s from Bisou Bisou: denim cargo jacket, $58; print camisole, $30; cargo jeans, $44…

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Penney’s Big Kiss: Signs Bisou Bisou In a Bid for Brands

NEW YORK — J.C. Penney has jumped headlong into the race for exclusive brands.

The retailer has signed an exclusive distribution pact with Bisou Bisou, WWD has learned, and it is in talks with a few more companies about similar…

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Financial

Chico’s Keeps on Chugging

NEW YORK — The hits just keep on coming for Chico’s FAS.

The Fort Myers, Fla.-based specialty retailer of misses’ casual clothing and accessories again delivered double-digit increases in profits and sales in the third…

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Obituary: Trade Show Innovator Alan Larkin Dead at 80

NEW YORK — Alan B. Larkin, a pioneer of apparel trade shows, died Sunday morning at Boca Raton Community Hospital of heart failure. He was 80.

Reached Wednesday in Boca Raton, David Larkin, his eldest son, said, “My dad had just finished…

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Nordstrom to Launch First Freestanding Spa

NEW YORK — Nordstrom is taking the concept of in-store pampering one step further.

The Seattle-based retailer, which has opened nine in-store spas in 14 years, next spring is slated to open its first freestanding Spa Nordstrom, to be…

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Dell’Acqua to Design La Perla RTW

MILAN — Alessandro Dell’Acqua has added to his already full plate.

Besides his signature line and the Borbonese collection, Dell’Acqua said Tuesday he will design the La Perla ready-to-wear line, starting with next…

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Financial

Chaus Acquires S.L. Danielle

NEW YORK — Bernard Chaus Inc. has acquired S.L. Danielle, marketers of private label and branded women’s apparel, from Robert Flug, chief executive. Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed.

Nicholas DiPaolo, vice chairman…

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Hilfiger Revamps Production, Luxe ‘H’ Line in Development

NEW YORK — Tommy Hilfiger is streamlining production, while also eyeing a potential new designer line.

In an internal memo sent to employees by chief executive Joel Horowitz, he said the firm will now have one centralized production group…

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Financial

May Co. Comps Fall 7.9 Percent

NEW YORK — Softness continued at The May Department Stores Co.

The St. Louis-based department store operator reported Tuesday that its comparable-store sales for November backtracked 7.9 percent. Last November, the firm’s comps fell…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

SMELL OF MONEY: Is Bernard Arnault getting back into acquisitions mode — or just doing a little holiday shopping? The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton chairman recently took a 16 percent stake in Lampe Berger, a French company best known…

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Kellwood Co. executives Bob Skinner, Hal Upbin and Stephen Ruzow.

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Kellwood’s Goal: $3B, More Brands

NEW YORK — Long before diversification was a hot term in the apparel world, Kellwood Co. was looking for ways to give variety and balance to its portfolio.

Ever since making its first big acquisition into women’s branded apparel in…

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Ralph Lauren’s denim skirt.

Fashion Features

Staying Creative in a Crisis

NEW YORK —?In a garment industry that is full of parables, Seventh Avenue can’t decide whether to follow the lead of the Little Engine or Chicken Little.

For every naysayer there is a pragmatist when it comes to predicting the…

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A spring look from Liz Claiborne Casual: Lizsport “Carefree” non-iron shirt and black stretch slimpants.

Fashion Features

Making Good Without Plenty

NEW YORK — They’ve gone on a diet and have gotten in shape, and now moderate and better sportswear firms are ready to tackle a challenging year ahead.

The key words are “lean” and “fast,” as in cutting the fat out of inventories and…

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Fashion Features

Trendcast

NEW YORK — Spring trends will cross many themes, from utility-inspired looks to cleaned up, feminine ensembles.

Angela Ahrendts, Liz Claiborne’s executive vice president, said sportswear is much more simplified and streamlined for…

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Valentino Garavani

Fashion Features

A New-Fashioned Valentino

NEW YORK — For all the whirlwind appearances of Valentino Garavani’s career in the past year — selling his company to Marzotto, opening new stores, a watch license, dressing Jennifer Lopez for her second wedding, and maybe her third,…

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Marzotto’s headquarters in Valdagno.

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Tailoring Marzotto’s Future in the Luxury Arena

MILAN — Best known for its suit fabrics and men’s wear, Marzotto transformed itself into a luxury player when it bought Valentino earlier this year. The purchase was merely the latest step in Marzotto’s increasing drive into fashion…

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Chinese groups sought apologies from Abercrombie & Fitch, in the form of donations, after Abercrombie offered T-shirts those groups found offensive.

Marketing and Promotion

When Hands Off Is Right On

NEW YORK — What can a fashion brand do when it’s hit by bad p.r. or a scandal? The prescription, in most cases, is simple: Do nothing.

It…

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Marketing and Promotion

Warnaco Loses $12.8M in September

NEW YORK — The Warnaco Group Inc. continued to bleed red in September as reorganization costs more than offset operating income.

In a Dec. 2 statement of operations filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New…

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Henry Segerstrom

Fashion Features

South Coast Plaza: From Lima Beans to Luxury

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Long before it rivaled the most luxurious shopping areas in the world, before the car-jammed San Diego Freeway snaked alongside it, spilling customers to its doors, South Coast Plaza’s address was actually the largest…

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Christian Lacroix’s new look for Air France.

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Fashion Scoops: Mickey’s Meanderings … The Royal Treatment … High Fashion

MICKEY’S MEANDERINGS: Is Mickey in the building? Sightings of former Gap Inc. chief executive Millard (Mickey) Drexler, or at least rumblings of the same, are on the increase. In addition to previous reports placing him in discussions with Levi…

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Suzy

Imagine yourself stepping through an entranceway hung with 16th century Beauvais tapestries and decorated with 18th century verdure into a beautiful conservatory, a glorious green and white columned garden room filled with camellias and glistening…

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Here, Tommy Hilfiger’s cotton halter dress.

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Sandy Hook

NEW YORK — Can’t make it to sunnier shores? That’s no problem, because designers are bringing the beach to the babe with a range of pretty summer frocks in soft, sandy colors. Here, Tommy Hilfiger’s cotton halter dress.

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