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Future at Stake: Neiman's Battles the Luxury Drought

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

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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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Shaking Sameness: Luxury Goes Custom To Rev Up Consumers

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Overview

Luxury brands are out of control. That is, they are breaking out of the direct-control mantra that defined the Nineties.

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On Track

NEW YORK — Designers are drawing influences from the sports arena for spring, using such details as racing stripes and baseball sleeves. Sports looks have always been staples for the streetwear label Lady Enyce, with tracksuits part of their core…

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Consumers Remain Wary

NEW YORK — The year ended on a down note in the minds of consumers.

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index fell 4.6 points to 80.3 in December, down from a revised 84.9 in November, when the index rebounded…

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Levi’s Major Markup: $85K Jeans

NEW YORK — Levi Strauss & Co. is no stranger to expensive blue jeans.

The San Francisco-based company sells some styles that retail for up to $250 and, a few years back, shelled out $46,352 for a pair of jeans it had produced in the 1880s…

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In Brief: Isaacs Stock Conversion …

ISAACS STOCK CONVERSION: I.C. Isaacs & Co. said Tuesday that an investment vehicle controlled by Marithé and François Girbaud last month converted 3.3 million shares of Isaacs preferred stock into common stock. As reported in May, the…

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Correction

David Katz of the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is U.S. counsel for Pinault-Printemps-Redoute SA. He was incorrectly identified as representing Gucci Group NV in a story on page 2, Dec. 27, 2002.

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Fashion Scoops: Sir Sorry

SIR SORRY: As Queen Elizabeth II announced a new batch of knighthoods in the New Year’s Honours List this week, she may have noticed that last year’s weren’t done and dusted just yet. Although Mick Jagger was granted a knighthood six…

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Taubman Centers Retorts

NEW YORK — Taubman Centers Inc. on Tuesday disputed allegations made by hostile takeover suitor Simon Property Group that it is attempting to deny shareholders the power to call a special meeting.

In an amended filing with the Michigan…

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Bongo Turns Up the Heat

NEW YORK — Bongo is preparing to step up the beat in 2003.

The company, which became wholly owned by Candie’s Inc. in April, has various plans for growth in 2003, including a new ad campaign concept, a fresh merchandising scheme and…

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Shaking Sameness: Luxury Goes Custom To Rev Up Consumers

PARIS — Luxury brands are out of control. That is, they are breaking out of the direct-control mantra that defined the Nineties.

As companies…

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Borrowed From the Boys

NEW YORK — The boys have been able to wear sports jerseys for years — now it’s the girls’ turn.

In a collaboration with G-III Apparel Group and former National Football League player Carl Banks, a line of Hardwood…

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Miami Jeans Scene Grows

MIAMI — Snowbirds who head down to South Beach from the brisk North, as well as Latin Americans who make the trip up, will find a wider choice of denim on their shopping trips.

Two new specialty denim stores, from Earl Jean and Miss…

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Girbaud’s Green Moment

NEW YORK — Sitting in a limousine headed downtown, François Girbaud gesticulated wildly: “All the fabrics we create, in polyester and polyamide, they will not be destroyed.”

Girbaud was talking about the centerpiece of his…

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The New Brands in Town

NEW YORK — Seven newcomers are jumping into the activewear zone with specialty products not likely to be found at the big brands, while chasing drastically diverse customers.

FAL Active features athletic-inspired sportswear for urban…

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Everlast Scores Round in Court, An Appeal Filed

NEW YORK — Everlast Worldwide Inc. won a technical knockout in New York Supreme Court, as the judge dismissed on summary judgement a lawsuit brought by Joan Hansen and Co., which filed an appeal on Tuesday.

Hansen, a nonexclusive licensing…

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World Outlook – GNP estimated growth by region of the world for 2003, in descending order.

The World Bank doesn’t have much good news for the new year. In December, the organization sharply cut its outlook for world economic growth in 2003 by more than a percentage point to 2.5 percent. Retailers sourcing private label goods and…

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