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Barneys Prepared to Ride Out Storm at Perry Capital

Amid the luxury malaise, Barneys' ceo says the company is profitable and performing well.

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Thalía Teams Up With Authentic Brands Group

ABG and Thalía will expand the Latina star's brand globally.

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Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

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Bestsellers of 2002: Hot Pockets Amidst A Very Trying Yule

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Bestsellers of 2002: Hot Pockets Amidst A Very Trying Yule

NEW YORK — Ticktock. Ticktock. Time waits for no man — especially procrastinat-ing holiday shoppers. All around the country, cash registers buzzed at department stores and specialty boutiques as hordes of people braved seemingly eternal…

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Here, Serena Boardman in Versace and Elisabeth Kieselstein-Cord kick up their heels at Sindi’s party on the crowded dance floor.

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’Tis the Season

NEW YORK — At last, decadence is back! Last Thursday night the city weathered two major blowouts: Rena Kirdar Sindi’s bash at the Versace boutique and Marc Jacobs’ Moulin Rouge-themed company party. The former boasted hundreds of…

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According to the Department of Labor the amount of suit activity involving

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Wal-Mart’s Labor Record ‘Not Bad’

NEW YORK — While Wal-Mart Stores Inc. lost the first of many lawsuits alleging nonpayment of overtime, the Department of Labor maintains the retailer is basically on the up and up.

While about 40 similar complaints are outstanding across…

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Financial

Quiksilver Continues To Outpace Forecasts

NEW YORK — Hefty sales gains allowed Quiksilver Inc. to easily outpace Wall Street forecasts in the fourth quarter.

For the three months ended Oct. 31, the Huntington Beach, Calif.-based active apparel maker reported a more than fivefold…

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Fashion Scoops: Dell’Acqua on the Block … Tommy’s Move

DELL’ACQUA ON THE BLOCK?: Industry sources in Milan said Friday that Alessandro Dell’Acqua is in talks to sell his company to Arpels, which last month took control of Borbonese. Besides designing his eponymous line and La Perla…

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Polo Takes Over Operations in Argentina

NEW YORK — As part of its efforts to take control of licensed businesses in emerging markets, Polo Ralph Lauren said Friday that it has assumed direct ownership of its brand in Argentina.

Polo Ralph Lauren products and stores exist in 16…

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Analysts at Moody’s Assign New Grade to Gap’s Liquidity

NEW YORK — Moody’s Investors Service on Friday assigned a speculative grade, or junk, liquidity rating of “SGL-2” to Gap Inc. reflecting its expectation that existing cash balances of nearly $2.5 billion as of the third quarter ended Nov….

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Voyage will open in March in London's Mayfair area.

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Voyage, Back in Retail, Sets Sail for Another London Location

LONDON — After a bumpy year, Voyage is back in the retail game.

The company known for its eccentric owners, draconian door policy and fans including Madonna, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts, plans to open a 3,000- square-foot flagship in…

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In Brief

J. MENDEL OPENS ASPEN STORE: Skiers in Aspen for the holidays have another luxe shopping spot at their disposal. J. Mendel, known for its sumptuous furs, opened a store at 461 East Hopkins Avenue in the fabled Colorado ski town last Friday. The…

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Corrections

White, a women’s apparel show in Milan, was incorrectly referred to as the White Textile Show on page 10 of the WWDTrade Shows USA supplement, Dec. 18. The show will be held from Feb. 28 to March 3 at the Superstudio Piu’ Via Tortona, 27,…

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PVH’s 8-K Filing Puts Calvin Before the Horse

NEW YORK — Barry Schwartz will have to focus his future apparel endeavors on the racetrack.

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. spelled out some specific non-compete clauses related to its purchase agreement of Calvin Klein Inc. in a filing with the…

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Bankrupt Hagale Wins $38M From Lands’ End

NEW YORK — A federal jury ruled that Lands’ End must pay nearly $38 million to bankrupt Hagale Industries for failing to disclose plans to move work away from the vendor.

Included in the verdict were $4.5 million in compensatory…

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Union Sues Bush Over Trade Panel

WASHINGTON — The AFL-CIO doesn’t want to be left out of the loop when it comes to helping formulate the Bush administration’s trade policies.

In a lawsuit filed against President Bush and U.S. Trade Representative Robert…

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Financial

Sales Spark Gildan Net Forward to $12.5 Million

NEW YORK — Surging sales allowed Gildan Activewear Inc. to easily eclipse analysts’ expectations in the fourth quarter.

For the three months ended Sept. 29, the Montreal-based T-shirt and knitwear manufacturer reported net income of…

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Lott Exit Not Seen as Hindrance

WASHINGTON — A political liability that could have cast a cloud over President Bush’s pro-business agenda in 2003 has been lifted with the resignation Friday of embattled Mississippian Trent Lott as majority leader in the…

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Alligator on Fifth: Lacoste to Open Store Near Saks

NEW YORK — Riding its wave of renewed popularity, Lacoste has grabbed a prime piece of Fifth Avenue real estate for a new store, WWD has learned.

The Paris-based brand plans to open in July a 2,600-square-foot store on the southwest…

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Rena Kirdar Sindi and Tico Mugrabi, both in Versace.

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The Party Guild

Decadence took a bad rap in 2002. Girls-gone-wild Britney Spears and Anna Nicole Smith led the charge. Lizzie Grubman was locked up, then set free again. Winona Ryder got caught stealing, and the Hilton sisters went on perpetual parade. Alfred…

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Castelbajac’s pearl bracelet.

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Notebook From Paris

With the festive season in full swing, designers are branching into accessories, while new stores — from mega-flagships to small, off-beat boutiques — are offering gifts for any season.

MAGIC MOUNTAIN

Montblanc, the…

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A focus at Martin Schettini is bridal jewelry, like this mother-of-pearl necklace.

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A Fresh Beginning for Martin Schettini

NEW YORK — For Nathalie Martin Schettini, setting up her own accessories firm seemed like a natural progression in her career, having spent 15 years as an accessories executive, most recently as the director of Judith Jack’s leather goods…

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Looks from Swatch Bijoux.

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Findings

SWATCH BIJOUX: Swatch transformed its store on 57th Street in Manhattan into a winter wonderland last week for a preview of its expanded jewelry collection, Swatch Bijoux.

While Swatch jewelry was quietly introduced about two years ago, the…

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A necklace from the new Dollhouse jewelry line.

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New Jewels for Dollhouse

NEW YORK — Dollhouse is the latest fashion brand to jump into the bustling jewelry arena.

The new line of Dollhouse jewelry, produced under license by New York firm O.K. Originals, will bow at the WWDMAGIC show in February in time for…

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Cologne Messe Cancels

BERLIN — Cologne Messe has canceled its jeans and young fashion trade shows, Vibes 4 U and shake+quake, scheduled for Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 in Cologne.

In a joint announcement with the Igedo Co., organizers of the cpd woman•man and…

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Frederick’s Plan Approved by Court

LOS ANGELES — “It’s a whole new beginning for the company,” said Linda LoRe, chief executive officer and president of Frederick’s of Hollywood, on Friday, commenting on Wednesday’s U.S. Bankruptcy Court decision to accept its…

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Frette’s creative director, Cristina Azario models an at-home lounger on Yacht Collection bedding

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Intimate Notes

SEAWORTHY FRETTE: Frette, the luxury at-homewear, linen and home accessories unit of Italian apparel giant Grupo Fin.part, is taking to the high seas.

Cristina Azario, Frette’s creative director, said a new upscale Yacht Collection is…

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D’Abbondanza’s soft, tailored pajamas and coordinating slippers.

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Sleepwear Firm Eyes U.S.

NEW YORK — Maria D’Abbondanza is no novice to the fashion apparel business, but the Canadian designer is finding it a major challenge breaking into the U.S. market.

D’Abbondanza invested $250,000 in 2000 to start up the…

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Financial

Dickson Profits Soar Eightfold

NEW YORK — Hong Kong-based Dickson Concepts Ltd. posted better than eightfold increases for the six months ended Sept. 30.

For the first half, the luxury distribution and retailing firm reported net income of $7.1 million compared with…

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Financial

Three Shares for Two At Coldwater Creek

NEW YORK — Coldwater Creek Inc. reported Friday that its board has declared a 50 percent stock dividend on its common stock, having the effect of a 3-for-2 stock split.

Stockholders of record on Jan. 8, 2003, will be entitled to one…

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Reed Jewelers Narrows Loss In 3rd Quarter

NEW YORK — Sales slumped in the third quarter, but comparisons to year-ago charges allowed Reeds Jewelers Inc. to narrow its loss.

For the three months ended Nov. 30, the Wilmington, N.C.-based jewelry retailer reported a net loss of…

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Michael Anthony Net Declines on Soft Sales

NEW YORK — Slumping sales and higher costs pushed Michael Anthony Jewelers Inc. into the red in the third quarter.

For the three months ended Nov. 2, the Mt. Vernon, N.Y.-based jewelry marketer reported a net loss of $580,000, or 9 cents a…

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Anthony Vaccarello's debut at Saint Laurent will surely be received as either "love it" or "hate it" — with virtually no middle-ground reactions. Same case for the dramatic ear jewelry on several models: the first, an ear climber (why didn't they think of that before?) and the next, below-the-shoulder-grazing fringe earrings, shown here in red popping against a teal one-shoulder dress. While leather goods are strong for the house, the designer kept things simple with the shoes — and showed nary a bag. It will be interesting to see where the designer takes those categories.
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