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Paris Inspirations: Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Paris designers share their inspirations as the spring collections get under way.

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Anthony Vaccarello's Debut for (Yves) Saint Laurent

In addition to some tony basics, a llittle Eighties-inspired bad taste made for an audacious collection of racy party clothes.

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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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Kmart Latest Plunge: Third-Quarter Losses Balloon to $383M

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Kmart Latest Plunge: Third-Quarter Losses Balloon to $383M

NEW YORK — Kmart Corp.’s picture is getting gloomier by the quarter.

The bankrupt discounter’s loss more than doubled in the three months ended Oct. 30 from the year-ago period, and the company said the critical holiday sales…

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A graphic knit look, worn with a bowed hat, chain necklaces, cuffs and a top-handle bag.

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All the Trimmings

PARIS — Go ahead, pile it on. That was one of the messages of the stellar pre-fall collection Karl Lagerfeld showed for Chanel, which featured everything from embroidered sweaters to little ruffled chiffon dresses, all decked out in luxurious…

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Macy’s had a “good weekend,” but the season has been tough.

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Not Much Christmas Frenzy

By NEW YORK — If you blinked, you missed it.

That late Christmas rush, which usually surfaces at least by the weekend preceding Christmas and builds until the afternoon of Christmas Eve, just didn’t materialize the way retailers…

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Kasper and its Anne Klein brand, shown here on the spring 2003 runway, could be shopped for higher bids.

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Kasper Hires Peter J. Solomon To Explore Its Strategic Options

NEW YORK — It might take more than $100 million to buy the Kasper and Anne Klein family of brands.

Kasper ASL disclosed Monday that a special committee of its board of directors has hired Peter J. Solomon Co., the investment bank, to look…

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May Co.’s ‘Be’ Not to Be

NEW YORK — The May Department Stores Co. has been barred by a federal appeals court from using the name “be” on a clothing line for young women.

Affirming a lower court’s ruling, the appeals court said it found that Bebe Stores…

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Bulgari Gets Stake In Crova for $8M

MILAN — Bulgari has acquired a 50 percent stake in the Italian jewelry firm Crova SpA for $8 million.

Crova, which specializes in the production of high-end jewelry, serves a number of Italian jewelry firms, including Bulgari, with which…

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In Brief

PPR CREDIT CLINCHER: Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, the retail giant with a majority stake in Gucci Group, has completed the sale of 90 percent of its credit and financial services division, Finaref, to French bank Credit Agricole. Under the agreement,…

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Wal-Mart Settles Suit

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been keeping its lawyers busy this month.

The world’s largest company said Monday it has settled a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity…

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Financial

Insurance Payment Leads Syms Forward

NEW YORK — An insurance payment helped boost Syms Corp.’s third-quarter income by 77.2 percent, despite a slight dip in sales.

The Secaucus, N.J.-based off-price apparel retailer said income amounted to $753,000, or 5 cents a…

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Sales Uptick Boosts Oxford Net

NEW YORK — Unexpectedly robust sales growth allowed Oxford Industries Inc.’s earnings to vault more than ninefold in the second quarter.

For the three months ended Nov. 29, the Atlanta-based apparel maker reported net income…

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Fashion Scoops: Giving Her the Slip … Marc in HN … Musical Wears

GIVING HER THE SLIP: When New York Post columnist Cindy Adams took a swipe at a dress worn by Naomi Campbell last week at her Christmas party, calling it “some white Brazilian outfit by some white Brazilian whose name she spelled. Something like…

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Gianfranco Ferré and Enrico Mambelli have mounted a strategy to increase brand awareness and retail presence for the Ferré labels.

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Ferré: Embarking on Next Phase

MILAN — Gianfranco Ferré is on a mission: transforming a high-end ready-to-wear line into a high-profile, international brand.

That’s the goal that Enrico Mambelli has set out to accomplish since he joined the fashion house…

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Wintery Temps Lift Fur Sales

NEW YORK — “We’ve got weather on our side this year,” said Keith Kaplan, executive director of the Fur Information Council of America, regarding the cold temperatures across the East Coast that have sparked fur sales this holiday…

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Europe’s Nylstar Grows U.S. Nylon

NEW YORK — With a new president — DuPont veteran Basil “Sonny” Walker — and a new strategy, Nylstar Inc. is trying to step up its presence in the U.S. market.

Nylstar is a joint venture between France’s Rhodia and…

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The Fiber Price Sheet

On the last Tuesday of each month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices. Prices listed reflect the cost of one pound of fiber.

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Price on 12/20/02

Price on 11/22/02

Price on…

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Swatches

HAULING FOR BURLINGTON: As Burlington Industries Inc. has expanded its operations overseas through its Hong Kong-based outsourcing operation, its shipping needs have become more complicated. So the Greensboro, N.C.-based mill has enlisted UPS Supply…

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Scarves, like this one from Wooltime Acquarossa, booked well at Moda Prima.

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Accessories Drive ModaPrima Fair

MILAN — ModaPrima, the International Fashion & Collections Show, quietly unveiled its assets for fall 2003 at Fiera Milano.

Many of the 90 exhibitors showing at ModaPrima, a fashion accessories fair that this year also included knitwear…

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Cygne Net Declines, As Sales Drop 54.6%

NEW YORK — The discontinuation of a business segment combined with a calendar shift to push Cygne Designs Inc.’s third-quarter results into the red.

For the three months ended Nov. 2, the New York-based private label apparel…

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Johnny Galliher with Diana Vreeland…

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Obituary: Johnny Galliher, 88

NEW YORK — Johnny Galliher, a dapper man-about-town, died over the weekend of pancreatic cancer. He was 88.

Galliher, who’d lived at various times in New York, London, Paris and Los Angeles, lent his arm to some of this…

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People

Beach Ball

Since Thanksgiving Eve, when Jean Tailer sent out her invitation — “Don’t Unpack, Proceed Directly to Jean Tailer’s for Drinks, Food and Jazz” — Palm Beach has been in full swing. Brian and Mila Mulroney, Carroll Petrie, Minot…

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Celanese: Contrast Key for Fall 2003

NEW YORK — Six color groups and three themes for silhouette and fabric rounded out Celanese’s fall 2003 trend forecast, presented recently in New York by James Siewert, manager of trend direction.

“There is an obvious, visual…

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People

Center Stage

Los Angeles investment adviser Brad Freeman, a close friend of George W. Bush and his parents, turned up in Washington this month in a surprising capacity — as Elizabeth Taylor’s escort at the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center…

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