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Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

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Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

clock December 2, 2016Miles Socha

Business

Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

clock December 2, 2016Luisa Zargani

Trying to Nab Kasper : CEO Idol Leads Group In $88M Takeover Bid

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U.S. Raises Cambodian Apparel Quota by 12%

WASHINGTON — U.S. trade officials notified Cambodia on Tuesday that it will increase by 12 percent the amount of quota-controlled apparel it will be allowed to ship to the U.S. next year.

The increase was tied to U.S. officials deciding…

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Fashion Features

New Plan, Investor for José Lévy

PARIS — At a time when many independent fashion designers are struggling, José Lévy has a good news story to tell.

The designer, best known for his men’s wear and as the former creative director at Holland & Holland, on…

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Fashion Features

Arden Sees Double-Digit Net Gain

NEW YORK — Better business controls and improved sales, particularly in its new fragrances, helped Elizabeth Arden Inc. increase its third-quarter profits.

Net income for the three months ended Oct. 26 rallied 12.8 percent to $37.7…

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Fashion Features

Margin Calls

Gone are the days of consumer loyalty. Today, relentless retail promotion has made it tough for consumers to be monogamous. As a result, serial shoppers are always looking for the best deal. Profit margins can suffer in this environment where the…

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Here, Diesel’s polyester and cotton jumpsuit.

Fashion Features

Zip It

LOS ANGELES — NASCAR drivers and the Airborne Infantry know the benefits of all-in-one dressing, and designers have been borrowing their loose, easy jumpsuit looks for ages. This spring, they’re revving these pieces up with snug hip-slung…

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John D. Idol, Kasper ASL

Fashion Features

Trying to Nab Kasper : CEO Idol Leads Group In $88M Takeover Bid

NEW YORK — The checkered history of Kasper ASL Ltd. took another twist Wednesday.

Chairman and chief executive officer John D. Idol and an unspecified group of upper management at Kasper have partnered with private equity firm Parthenon…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Show Time … Out of the Closet

SHOW TIME: He’s not only thin, he’s early. Way early. Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld will get a major jump on the ready-to-wear season Dec. 12 when he stages a showing of 20 pre-fall looks at Chanel’s couture salons on Rue Cambon in…

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Financial

Loehmann’s Income Leaps Ahead 90.5%

NEW YORK — Loehmann’s Holdings Inc. nearly doubled its third-quarter profits on double-digit increases in net and same-store sales.

In the three months ended Nov. 2, net income skyrocketed 90.5 percent to $5.4 million, or 73 cents a…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Former L&T Executive, Gerry Brin, Dead at 89

NEW YORK — Gerry Brin, former head of fashion promotion and publicity at Lord & Taylor, died Nov. 26 in Cabrini Hospital here. She was 89.

The cause of death was due to a lung condition, according to her son, Douglas.

Brin joined…

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Jacqueline Anderson in Dolce & Gabbana with her husband, Maxwell Anderson...

People

Oh Jackie!

NEW YORK — The stereotypical museum director’s wife is not the kind of woman who picks up a black patent leather catsuit at the mall on the offhand chance that she’ll need it someday.

But then, actress Jacqueline Anderson…

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Earth Angels: Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore.

People

Total Stoners

“Well I did just see them in New York, twice, but I thought, why not? It’s the Stones!” said Amy Sacco by way of explaining her third Rolling Stones show in a month. With Bruce Willis as her date, she grooved to the still-agile Mick Jagger and…

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Queen Rania of Jordan

People

We Three Queens

PARIS — Even in Europe, where the majesties roam, the presence of three crowned heads under the same roof is a rare occurrence. But that’s just what happened Monday night at Versailles, when Queen Silvia of Sweden, Queen Paola of Belgium…

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People

Eye Scoop

BABY JANE: Jane Pratt, editor in chief of Jane, and her fiance, Andrew Shaifer, have a new Jane in their lives — Charlotte Jane Shaifer, who was born Wednesday morning.

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Fashion Features

In Brief

TIME CHANGE: The date is finally set. Nicolas Hayek, the colorful Swiss entrepreneur who founded Swatch Group, has revealed that he will entrust the 18-brand business to his son Nicolas Hayek Jr. on Jan. 1. The senior Hayek, 74, largely credited for…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

The caption for the Scala dress on page 16, Nov. 20, in the Dallas Fashion Awards section contained two errors: The fiber was silk, and the line’s Dallas sales representative is Ron Calk.

The North American licensee for Pierre…

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Oprah Winfrey wore Bradley Bayou to the Emmy Awards in September.

Fashion Features

Fifth Time’s a Charm? Halston Taps Bayou

NEW YORK — For the fifth time in five years, Halston has named a new designer to help revive the iconic American label, but according to executives behind the brand, the latest name to take on its weighty mantle has something that his…

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Fashion Features

Report: Céline Complaint Advances

NEW YORK — French fashion house Céline on Monday obtained the verbal consent from Nine West Inc. and its parent, Jones Apparel Group Inc., to convert a temporary restraining order involving Céline’s “Boogie” bag into a…

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Financial

Early Comps Suggest Sluggish November

NEW YORK — Stricken by a later Thanksgiving, retailers reporting November sales Wednesday saw weakness, which foretold what most firms are expected to reveal today.

Federated Department Stores Inc. said Wednesday that its November…

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Fashion Features

NLRB Nixes Brylane’s Appeal

NEW YORK — The central office of the National Labor Relations Board in Washington declined to hear Brylane L.P.’s appeal of its petition for a secret-ballot election to determine whether a majority of employees in its Indianapolis…

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Jeans executives will be closely watching the debut of Levi Strauss Signature at Wal-Mart next year.

Fashion Features

Bracing for a Slowdown in Denim

NEW YORK — They don’t quite have the blues, but jeans executives are starting to sound a little nervous about their prospects in 2003.

The jeans market has been on a strong growth track for three years, with the low-rise trend, the…

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Fashion Features

Trendcast: Casting About for New Ideas

NEW YORK — Heading into 2003, jeans executives admitted they’re concerned that no new strong denim fashion trends have yet to emerge to draw shoppers into the stores to buy another pair.

The last big ideas to hit the market were the…

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Forwear has introduced jeans adorned with semiprecious stones.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Everybody Must Get Stoned

During denim’s hot streak over the last few years, manufacturers have rolled out embellishments ranging from embroidery to beads to fur — anything to attract the eye of the overwhelmed shopper. What’s…

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Rocawear has signed Naomi Campbell for its spring ads. Here, its current ad, shot in Paris.

Fashion Features

Teen Firms Riding the Shopping Wagon

NEW YORK — It was a tough back-to-school season, but teens are still shopping with a frenzy and junior sportswear makers are about as upbeat as any apparel vendors.

Sales of junior apparel registered a 9.2 percent gain to $9.6 billion in…

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Nike wants to educate consumers about its technical pieces.

Fashion Features

Aiming for Spectators, Not Just Athletes

NEW YORK — In an industry that thrives on people who are disciplined about exercise, activewear makers have decided it’s time to lighten up.

From featherweight, multifunctional products to ads free from chiseled physiques, companies…

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Two suits from Vitamin A.

Fashion Features

Putting Some Razzle Dazzle in the Pool

NEW YORK — With the airline industry facing upheaval, terrorism still weighing heavily on the minds of travelers and cruise ships plagued with sick passengers, vacation-dependent swimwear firms are employing a variety of strategies and special…

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Ten thousand lights lit the store exterior.

Fashion Features

95 Candles for Neiman’s

DALLAS — “Wait ’til you see upstairs,” said Burt Tansky as he welcomed a guest to Neiman Marcus’ 95th anniversary gala. “It’s the greatest store in America.”

A bit biased, perhaps, but Neiman’s chairman and chief…

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