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Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

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Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

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Five Left Dead in Shooting at Macy’s in Washington State

The shooter, thought to be a lone gunman, opened fire on Friday night.

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A New Era at Donna: Grow Collection Sales And Hit the Deadlines

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If Donna Karan represents the left side of the brain, then Melissa Parker-Lilly is on the right.

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Gem Awards Shine on Grinberg, Tiffany & Co.

NEW YORK — The brisk weather that followed the chill in holiday sales didn’t stop jewelry executives from coming out en masse Friday night to the first Gem Awards presented by the Jewelers Information Center.

A crowd of more than…

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Beth Pritchard Resigns From BBW

NEW YORK — Beth Pritchard, president and chief executive officer of Bath & Body Works, has announced her retirement from the personal care product retailer.

Ken Stevens, current executive vice president and chief operating officer of BBW,…

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Cherokee Licenses 6 More Trademarks

BOSTON — After sending Carole Little to TJX Cos., Cherokee Inc. wasted no time in finding homes for the remaining six trademarks from defunct CL Fashions Corp.

The Van Nuys, Calif.-based brand broker said Monday it has inked a five-year…

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Fashion Scoops: Roberto’s Secret … Ivana Just Do It … Moving to Montana

ROBERTO’S SECRET: Could Italy’s king of sex be planning a tryst with America’s queen of the respectably kinky? Roberto Cavalli said before his men’s fall runway show in Milan Monday that he is in talks with Victoria’s…

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ATMI Awaits Quota Decision

WASHINGTON — U.S. trade officials are facing a big decision this year — whether or not to reimpose quotas on certain apparel and textile imports from China, which have been growing by leaps and bounds.

Jim Leonard, deputy assistant…

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Country Focus: China

GDP: $5.56 trillion/$4,300 per capita (2001)

GDP Change: +7.3 percent (annual)

Population: 1.28 billion

Unemployment: 10 percent in cities, higher in rural areas.

Textile & Apparel Exports to U.S.: $8.09 billion, up 23.8…

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U.S., Morocco to Talk Free Trade

WASHINGTON — Kicking into full swing on the trade front, the U.S. is slated to launch bilateral free-trade negotiations with Morocco next week.

It will be the second free-trade pact this month initiated by the Bush administration…

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Cargill Dow Launches New Fiber

NEW YORK — Cargill Dow LLC is preparing to launch a new fiber made from polylactic acid, a corn derivative.

That technology makes synthetic fiber producers less dependent on oil. Fibers made from polylactic acid, in theory, wouldn’t…

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Swatches

N.Y.’S TEXTILE WEEK: Representatives from dozens of textile companies from Europe and Asia are expected to descend on Manhattan next week for a slew of trade shows.

At the high end of the market, European mills will unveil fabrics geared…

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Cotton Inc. for Spring 2004: A Move Away From Neutrals

NEW YORK — At Cotton Inc.’s most recent Apparel Color & Trend Forecast, Susan Shapiro, senior director of fashion marketing, focused on the importance of color for the spring 2004 season.

“There is a greater variety of color this…

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Tencel’s Balancing Act

NEW YORK — Tencel’s fall-winter 2003-2004 trend forecast, presented recently by international trend consultant Sandy MacLennan, touched on the importance of finding a balance between fantasy and reality looks.

“Reality is the key,”…

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EU Design: Trading in Trim Italian Style

NEW YORK — Roberto Berardi and his four-year-old trim and label company EU Design LLC take pride in what many people overlook on a garment.

However, as trims play a stronger role in women’s apparel today, Berardi’s hard work…

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Memo Pad

INFLATING YM?: Last Friday, WWD ran a story about the possibility that Maxim’s Blender was inflating its newsstand numbers. Blender, through 2002, wasn’t a member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations, but even being in the ABC isn’t…

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Janklow Harrington To Dolce & Gabbana

NEW YORK — Angela Janklow Harrington has joined Dolce & Gabbana in the new post of managing director, special projects, Western region.

Her responsibilities will include generating opportunities for Dolce & Gabbana North America,…

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Soul Trained

NEW YORK — Every musician’s got a story. It’s just that 25-year-old neo-soul singer-songwriter Rhian Benson’s is better than most.

A beautiful Ghana-born banker trained at the London School of Economics returns home…

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Eye Scoop

Domino Effect: Annie Lebowitz has a buyer for her London Terrace penthouse even though she won’t move out until the much-publicized fallen wall at her new West Village digs is patched. And just who has acquired the photographer’s rooms…

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Film Femmes

PARIS — Hollywood has its boys club, full of swaggering Scorseses, Soderberghs, Spielbergs and the like. But in Paris, female filmmakers are swiftly rising to the top of the cinematic heap. The most talked-about movies in France this winter are…

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Leather And Lace

NEW YORK — Once upon a time, leather was synonymous with hard edges. These days, however, it comes in plenty of softer styles, even some that are cut out and detailed to resemble lace. Here, one example of that look: Carmen Marc Valvo’s…

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A New Era at Donna: Grow Collection Sales And Hit the Deadlines

NEW YORK — If Donna Karan represents the left side of the brain, then Melissa Parker-Lilly is on the right.

Just a few weeks into her new role…

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Ralph Lauren Finds First Italian Location

NEW YORK — Ralph Lauren has landed in Milan for men’s fashion week and this time he’s claiming a prime piece of retail territory for his own.

Responding to reports from sources that Lauren was expected to announce his first…

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Make It a Double: Second Straight Rise in Levi Sales

NEW YORK — That’s two in a row for Levi Strauss & Co.

The San Francisco-based jeans maker managed a 2 percent rise in its fourth-quarter sales to $1.26 billion — the second consecutive quarter of sales growth after…

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Lauder Informs SEC Of Plan to Buy Darphin

NEW YORK — The Estée Lauder Cos. notified the Securities and Exchange Commission late Monday that it has signed an agreement to purchase French skin care company Darphin Laboratoires. According to the filing, the transaction is subject to…

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Claiborne to Open First Ellen Tracy Unit at Americana

NEW YORK — Another major brand is going vertical.

Ellen Tracy will enter the specialty retailing arena in August, when its first store is scheduled to open in the Americana Manhasset luxury shopping center on Long Island.

Ellen…

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In Brief: Burberry Barrels Ahead … Fila Fine … Online Purchasing Picks Up …

BURBERRY BARRELS AHEAD: Bucking the downward trend in luxury goods sales, Burberry posted a 33 percent increase in total revenues — 18 percent on a comparable basis — for the third quarter ended December 2002. The company said in a…

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Gordon Group to Invest in Taubman Centers

NEW YORK — Real estate development firm Gordon Group has agreed to make an investment in Taubman Centers Inc., a move that could result in Taubman managing The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas, which is owned by its archrival, Simon Property…

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NRF Outlook in ’03: Not Rosy, But OK

NEW YORK — Retailing during holiday 2002 was disappointing, not awful, and 2003 should be better, but still not great.

That’s the latest appraisal from economists and analysts, emerging from the National Retail Federation annual…

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Who’s Right for Tommy?

NEW YORK — Who’s right for Tommy?

According to sources, several industry executives have been contacted for the post of president and chief executive officer of Tommy Hilfiger Corp., the role Joel Horowitz will relinquish when his…

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New Year, Same Story at Retail

NEW YORK — After the first full week of the new year, the sales outlook at many major retailers remains hauntingly similar to the way last year ended: tepid.

Wal-Mart Stores said in its weekly sales report that business for the week ended…

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Wild for Fur in High Places

NEW YORK — The snow and the fur were flying in Aspen over the holidays, when two of Manhattan’s chic furriers — J. Mendel and Dennis Basso — opened freestanding boutiques in the Colorado mountain town.

J….

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Market Basket

SPINA STEPS UP: Frank Spina has been promoted to design director/dresses at The Leslie Fay Co., a new position. He was formerly the design director of the Leslie Fay Dress division. He now reports to both Cate Bandel, president of Leslie Fay Dress,…

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