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Future at Stake: Neiman's Battles the Luxury Drought

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Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

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Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

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As Calvin?s World Turns: PVH-CKI Deal Could Come This Week

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KOHL’S SOCAL SANTA: Kohl’s Department Stores expects to hire about 4,200 workers when it makes its long anticipated entry into Southern California with 28 stores next spring, the company said Monday. The firm, which currently has 457…

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Fashion Features

Looks Like Rain

NEW YORK — Into each life a little rain must fall — but don’t let that stop you from stepping out in style when the clouds gather. Classic raincoats and the newest water-resistant looks will keep any fashion-forward girl dry and…

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Fashion Features

As Calvin’s World Turns: PVH-CKI Deal Could Come This Week

NEW YORK — A Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. deal with Calvin Klein Inc. appears to be nearing the finish line.

According to sources Monday, PVH is getting closer to an agreement to buy the designer’s fashion house, with some sources…

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Fashion Features

Water World

NEW YORK — It may be fashionable, but if rainwear doesn’t keep you dry, what good is it? Although in the past, it often seemed that style and function in rainwear were mutually exclusive, today, it’s possible to have both….

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Fashion Features

Scoop Opens in Meatpacking District

NEW YORK — The Meatpacking District welcomes yet another retailer into its odorous midst today.

Scoop, the New York-based specialty store retailer, has opened a sixth unit at 873 Washington Street, on the corner of 14th Street.

The…

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Fashion Features

Canada Probes Fashion Group’s Management

MONTREAL — A fashion subsidiary financed by Quebec’s pension fund has closed and is being investigated for mismanagement.

Montreal Mode was set up in 1999 with a $20 million investment from the Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec…

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Fashion Features

Escada Sees Net Reach $4 Million, Bucks Soft Sales

MUNICH — Difficult market conditions and a sales decline didn’t prevent the Escada Group from reversing a year-ago loss and posting net income of $4 million.

The firm said it met all its projected fiscal targets during the fiscal…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Clothes Call … A Shoe-In? … Sopranos Meet Plastics …

CLOTHES CALL: First it was Russell Simmons, then it was Jay-Z, P.Diddy and Jennifer Lopez. Now, Eminem is the next celebrity said to be working on a clothing line. The rapper and star of the movie “8 Mile” is in talks to announce the launch of a…

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Fashion Features

Going Separates Way

NEW YORK — Mrs. Claus better slip out of that red smock if she wants to fit in this holiday season, because retailers across the board cited evening separates as the hit of the 2002 holiday season.

It’s their versatility — as…

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Fashion Features

Olé! Oscar de la Renta Dances On

NEW YORK — After shooting an elaborate fall advertising campaign in St. Petersburg, Russia, Oscar de la Renta shot his vibrant spring ads in a New York studio, proving that all anyone needs to have a good time is a ruffled de la Renta and a…

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Fashion Features

Niccolò Showroom Brings High-Style Jolt to Seventh Avenue

NEW YORK — Niccolò — a new showroom at 499 Seventh Avenue started by Italian rep Niccolò Carpani Glisenti — swung open its doors Wednesday night to reveal a space that looks more glam than garmento.

The showroom…

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Fashion Features

PV, Runway Overlap Brings Headaches

NEW YORK — As if the whirlwind of runway shows in New York, Paris, Milan and London isn’t enough to keep the industry off balance, fabric buyers and designers in February will once again have to decide between attending the Mercedes-Benz…

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Fashion Features

China Makes Quota Complaint

GENEVA — China blasted the U.S. in an international trade forum, claiming it has backtracked on?terms of a global accord governing?the growth-on-growth provisions for quotas on textile and clothing products, trade diplomats said.

Sun…

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Fashion Features

Moda In: Looking Back, and Ahead

NEW YORK — Moda In’s recent trend forecast for the fall 2003 season — presented by European trend consultant Angelo Uslenghi — focused on what he called “taking elements from the past and modernizing them for the…

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Fashion Features

DuPont Mixes it Up for Fall 2003

NEW YORK — “Personal Appeal” — DuPont Textiles & Interiors’ most recent ready-to-wear trend and idea workshop for fall 2003 — focused on eclectic looks that create a unique style.

“It’s about making individual…

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People

To the Max

The crowd was very New York at Anna Wintour’s and Harvey Weinstein’s screening of Miramax’s “Chicago” on Friday. The ladies were there — Aerin Lauder, Anh Doung, Serena Boardman, et al. — and so were the designers, from…

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People

Tutti Fooding

PARIS — It was the coldest night of the year, but guests still gathered on a lawn for a picnic dinner to celebrate the third annual Fooding Awards. Thankfully, the lawn was indoors — spread across the ground floor of the Contemporary Art…

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People

What Hicks

LONDON — Ashley Hicks has written a short biography of his late father, David Hicks, the seminal interior decorator with a passion for geometric patterns. But one question remains: Would dad have been happy?

“He was obsessed with having a…

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Memo Pad

GUCCI COOCHIE: Tom Ford has done it again. Just months after an ad featuring a buck-naked Yves Saint Laurent look-alike was rejected by several men’s fashion magazines, the designer has done an ad for Gucci that features a female model whose…

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Fashion Features

Importers Focus on Security

NEW YORK — If terrorists smuggle a weapon of mass destruction into the U.S. through a shipping container, even if the bomb is defused, the collateral damage could wipe out the brand equity of the company whose container was…

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Fashion Features

Green Groups Try to Block Mexican Trucks

WASHINGTON — Mexican truckers face one last obstacle before the U.S. opens its roads to them.

Following President Bush’s opening of all U.S. highways to Mexican trucks last month — a move that brought the U.S. into compliance…

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Financial

Stores Slightly Above Plan for Holiday

NEW YORK — Slow, steady — but when’s the rush?

While business has remained fairly constant this holiday season, retailers around the country are still waiting for that last-minute rush to boost Christmas sales in order to meet…

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Fashion Features

Neiman Marcus Realigns Upper Executive Ranks

NEW YORK — There was some shuffling in the executive ranks of Neiman Marcus Group Inc. on Monday.

Brendan Hoffman was promoted to president and chief executive of Neiman Marcus Direct, carrying responsibility for the Neiman Marcus,…

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Financial

Retail Shares Help Lift Dow

NEW YORK — The equity markets Monday came roaring back from a down week, and retail shares outpaced the market at large.

The run-up reflected a combination of confidence that the holiday season will turn out better for stores than some…

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Financial

NYSE to Suspend Trading of Kmart

NEW YORK — The New York Stock Exchange Monday notified Kmart Corp. that it will suspend trading of the firm’s common stock and the trust convertible preferred securities previously issued by Kmart Financing I before the market opens on…

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