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The new Chloé store opened in London.

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Chloé: New Girl in Town

LONDON — The first new-generation Chloé store opened here Saturday, and it’s a blend of rough and delicate, sweet and edgy.

Designed by Chloé’s artistic director Phoebe Philo and the London-based architect Sophie…

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Survey: Youths to Spend $5.1B

NEW YORK — Holiday spending among Americans ages 8-18 is estimated to total $5.1 billion this year, according to a just-released online survey of 1,177 youths, conducted Oct. 17-22 by Harris Interactive.

Youths making holiday purchases…

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Aerin Lauder in Oscar de la Renta with her husband Eric Zinterhofer.

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Neue Order

Flurries, knee-high snowbanks and car service delays are obstruction enough to keep most partygoers at home. But not when Aerin Lauder, Jane Lauder and Lillian von Stauffenberg send the invitations. Everyone from Tory Burch to Sloan Lindemann to…

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From “Palaces of the Sun King.”

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Kings of The Castle

“The French are very territorial about Versailles, so I was pleasantly surprised to see how well they reacted to an American and a German writing about it,” said Bernd Dams, the German half of the duo, who co-authored “Palaces of the Sun King”…

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Eye Scoop

BY THE BROOKE: Even Thursday’s snowstorm and slick sidewalks couldn’t keep plucky Brooke Astor from heading out on the town. She arrived with Annette de la Renta at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Bazaar for some holiday shopping and…

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Here, Lucite acrylic and 18-k yellow gold bracelets with citrines, a garnet and a blue topaz from Dom Spiro Spero by Ricardo Martin.

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Seaworthy

NEW YORK — Come on in…the water’s fine, especially in accessories, where designers are making waves with fresh materials. Acrylic, vinyl and resin lend themselves to designs that are clear, colorful and sculptural. Here, Lucite…

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Shakeup at Vuitton: Bottoli Said Leaving as Carcelle Takes Helm

PARIS — Talk about a luxury homecoming.

Yves Carcelle, who piloted explosive growth at Louis Vuitton throughout much of the Nineties, is about to put himself back in the drivers’ seat of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s…

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Productivity, Newness Spur Movado Net Rise

NEW YORK — Strong retail operations and growth from its Tommy Hilfiger license allowed Movado Group Inc. to beat Wall Street estimates in the third quarter.

For the three months ended Oct. 31, the Paramus, N.J.-based watchmaker’s…

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Fashion Features

Alloy Reverses Loss

NEW YORK — A 110 percent increase in revenues helped catapult Alloy Inc. into the black in the third quarter.

For the three months ended Oct. 31, the New York-based Generation Y direct merchant reported a swing to net income of $11.6…

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Fashion Features

DKI Taps Collection President

NEW YORK — Melissa Parker-Lilly, currently president of the Italian luxury knit firm Agnona, has been named president of the Donna Karan New York Collection brand.

She is the latest key executive to join the Donna Karan team since Fred…

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Fashion Features

Unemployment Hits Nine-Year High at 6% Nine-Year High at 6%

WASHINGTON — The nation’s unemployment rate climbed to 6 percent in November, with job losses occurring throughout the economy, including at retailers that typically add workers for the Christmas season, according to the monthly jobs…

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Fashion Features

Luxe Executives: Business Key, Not Share Price

PARIS — Forget about the numbers.

Luxury shares have been in the news a lot lately, both because of their underperformance and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s $100 million lawsuit against Morgan Stanley. But industry…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

ASHFORD ASSETS TO DIAMOND: GSI Commerce last week said it would sell certain assets of Ashford.com, including its trademark, to jewelry Web site Diamond.com. Under the deal, expected to be completed Dec. 27, GSI will receive a nonrefundable deposit of…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Sunset Beach is owned by Authentic Fitness and housed under its designer division. Its parent company was incorrectly identified on page 15, Dec. 5.

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Novelty socks are expected to drive spring sales. Here, striped looks from ETC Hosiery.

Fashion Features

Makers Take One Step at a Time

NEW YORK — Plagued by continuing woes, most legwear vendors are expecting to eke out only small gains in 2003.

The legwear category, which is estimated to have annual U.S. sales of about $3 billion, has been in a slump for several years…

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Re-embroidered lace uplift bra and high-cut briefs by Angelie.

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Dana-Co Offers Creative Options

NEW YORK — Dana-Co is among the limited ranks of independent companies looking to get a bigger piece of the lingerie business in 2003.

Established as ERO Ltd. in 1991, the firm began a transformation this year under its new name, Dana-Co,…

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Intimate Notes

VF’S NEW PLAN: Vanity Fair Intimates LP, an affiliate of VF Corp., has made several organizational changes designed to support the company’s strategic growth plan.

Eric Wiseman, vice president and chairman of VF’s Global…

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Kate Spade Plans 15 Units in Asian Expansion

HONG KONG — Kate Spade has signed a distribution deal with Hong Kong-based Globalluxe Limited that will see 15 retail spaces open in Asia during the next three years.

The first, an 1,800-square-foot flagship, opened last week in Hong Kong….

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Here, Vannina Vesperini’s cream polyester and spandex satin and lace slip.

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Blanc State

PARIS — Ready for the white out? Spring’s lingerie says it with simplicity and lets the details — sweet embroidery and delicate bows — do the talking. Here, Vannina Vesperini’s cream polyester and spandex satin and lace slip.

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Aubade’s embroidered white cotton, rayon and spandex bra and briefs.

Fashion Features

The White Touch

They’re still the best — simple white bras and briefs. Here, a look at some offerings for spring.

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Jenni Bolton’s white cotton slip with floral embroidery.

Fashion Features

Special Delivery

It’s the special touches, added to the most classic lingerie shapes, that make for a most charming lingerie season.

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Romantic floral prints are expected to continue to be a top idea.

Fashion Features

Showing It With French Flair

Despite a precarious global economy, terrorist threats and the prospect of a war looming heavily over the international community, industry observers believe the turnout might be stronger than expected at the Jan. 24-27 Salon International de la…

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Simone Perele Prepares for SIL

NEW YORK — “The Salon International de la Lingerie is one of the most important trade shows for launching new lingerie products and is considered to be the premier lingerie venue of the world,” said Krista Tonra, general manager of Simone Perele…

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A visual from Chantelle’s fall ad campaign.

Fashion Features

Going Multicultural

Chantelle, the 53-year-old French foundations brand with estimated wholesale sales of more than $40 million worldwide, and a reputation for its elegant and sophisticated signature, will be introducing a plethora of new products, as well as a new booth…

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Millesia is known for its ornate embroideries.

Fashion Features

The French Room Goes to France

NEW YORK — The French Room, an importer and sales representative of French foundations brands Millesia, Nina Ricci and the company-owned Le Mystere brand, will be exhibiting at the Salon International de la Lingerie for its 12th…

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A signature bra by Aubade.

Fashion Features

Aubade Broadens Its Horizons

NEW YORK — The 103-year-old Aubade brand of French intimate apparel will be introducing a new category at the Salon International de la Lingerie: at-homewear.

Desire Larson, vice president of sales for Aubade USA, said, “We’ve been…

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Dina and R. Brad Martin, Saks Inc.

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Cotton Candy Cuts the Chill

NEW YORK — “Thanks for braving our first winter storm of the year, which I’ll take as an indication of your commitment to cotton,” Cotton Inc. president and chief executive officer J. Berry Worsham said Thursday night at the group’s…

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Financial

Oakley and J. Jill Tumble

NEW YORK — Oakley Inc. and J. Jill Group Inc. now share an unflattering distinction — both firms reduced their fourth-quarter outlooks late last week and got beaten up on Wall Street because of it.

Soft sunglass sales at Oakley and…

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Financial

Arpels Buy the Rest of Redwall

MILAN — The Arpels family, of the prestigious Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry house, said last week it has bought out the remaining 50 percent stake in Redwall Group that it didn’t already own.

Two years ago, Arpels acquired a 50 percent…

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Fashion Features

U.S. Plan for Industrial Tariff Removal Met With Early Negative Response

GENEVA — Influential developing countries?led by India and Pakistan have given a preliminary thumbs-down response in global trade talks to the ambitious U.S. offer to scrap all industrial tariffs by 2015, on the grounds the proposal is…

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Vuitton's new flagship keeps drawing customers in Japan.

Fashion Features

A Tale of Two Consumers in Japan

TOKYO — You don’t have to look too hard — or wait very long — to discover this country’s legendary fixation on fashion and luxury brands.

Arriving at the Narita airport here recently, one woman from a Korean flight…

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Fashion Scoops

HSN ALERT: Rita Wilson and jewelry designer Cathy Waterman toasted their new line, True Hearts, Wednesday night at Lucques restaurant in West Hollywood. The collection will be sold live on Home Shopping Network on Dec. 13 and 14. The pair welcomed a…

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