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Retailers’ Big Drift: Scurrying to Recover From White Weekend

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Retailers in the Northeast got clobbered by this week's snowstorm, but have plans to replay promotions to try to recoup sales.

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Sleek Street

NEW YORK — A theme that combines Mod ruffians and a John Singer Sargent heiress might not automatically seem particularly felicitous, but that’s exactly what the results were when Ralph Lauren crossed these patrician and plebian motifs in…

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Fashion Features

Retailers’ Big Drift: Scurrying to Recover From White Weekend

Retailers in the Northeast got clobbered by this week’s snowstorm, but have plans to replay promotions to try to recoup sales.

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart Nears $250B

Wal-Mart Stores posted double-digit gains in sales and profits in the fourth quarter but failed to match stronger yearend growth rates for the full year.

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Fashion Features

Image Awards at 25 to Honor Klatsky, DVF and Saks’ Jones

NEW YORK — For its 25th anniversary, this year’s American Image Awards promises a roster of all-stars for its black-tie dinner and dance.

The fashion benefit, sponsored by the American Apparel & Footwear Association, will honor…

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Fashion Features

A&F Posts 17.2% 4th-Qtr. Net Gain, Despite Comp Dip

Abercrombie & Fitch’s reported 17.2 percent growth in fourth-quarter income, with cost-cutting moves offsetting a dip in comps.

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People

Suzy

A new book on Ronald Reagan…Another step in the Windsors’ film…Nicole’s jitters…divorce in Brunei.

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Financial

Piercing Pagoda Deflates Zale Net

NEW YORK — Piercing Pagoda has yet to break through for Zale Corp.

Saddled with a $136.3 million pretax charge for goodwill impairment on its August 2000 acquisition of Piercing Pagoda, the Dallas-based jewelry retailer reported a net…

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Fashion Features

Montgomery Chairs Kohl’s

NEW YORK — Moving forward with its succession plan, Kohl’s Corp. gave chief executive, Larry Montgomery, the additional title of chairman, succeeding William Kellogg, who retired from day-to-day operations in January 2001.

Kellogg…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Paris’ Liliane de Rothschild, 86

PARIS — Liliane de Rothschild, one of the pillars of Paris society and a passionate art collector with a passion for Marie-Antoinette artifacts, died Tuesday at the family chateau in Asniere-sur-Oise after a long illness. She was 86.

A…

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Fashion Features

Von Maur Steps Out of the Box

CHICAGO — Von Maur, the 18-unit regional specialty chain, is revving its engines.

For 130 years and four generations, the $400 million family-run retailer has quietly and methodically built a thriving Midwest regional business with a mix…

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Marketing and Promotion

Missing the Mark With Millennials

A look at the Millennials, or those under age 25, who wield more influence on family spending decisions than the two prior generations.

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Fashion Features

Oakley’s Fashionable Women’s Fit

LOS ANGELES — Technology-driven Oakley Inc. still touts $230 magnesium shades on its Web site, but now it wants customers to see its softer side, too.

The Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based maker of sunglasses, apparel and other gear is holding…

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Fashion Features

Must-Haves

Last week’s marathon of fashion collections featured plenty of minis, furs and trends from the past, especially Mod Sixties and Courrèges influences. Despite the eclecticism, WWD pushed the usually loquacious store buyers to pick their one…

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Fashion Features

What’s Happening

NEW YORK — Did you catch the fashion whirlwind that blew through town last week? If not, here’s a roundup of the hip, beautiful and the downright wacky looks that came down the American runways.

Custo Barcelona’s Custo Dalmau…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Well-Well Du Jour … Big in Japan … Sims Chills Out …

WELL-WELL DU JOUR: With speculation heating up that Domenico De Sole and Tom Ford could step down from Gucci Group when their employment contracts run out next year and Pinault-Printemps-Redoute completes its stock buyout, rumors are bubbling up…

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Fashion Features

Winter Land

NEW YORK — The city’s catching its breath after fashion’s whirlwind last week — just in time for designers to rev up again for Coterie, held at the Show Piers, Feb. 23-25. Anna Sui, who’ll be at Coterie, did a smashing…

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Fashion Features

Runway Roundup

Next week’s Coterie will offer a close-up of some of New York Fashion Week’s liveliest shows. Here, a look at what to expect — from Rebecca Taylor’s spin on Chrissie Hynde to Betsey Johnson’s playful romp South of the…

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Fashion Features

Fall Flirts

Who says flirty little dresses are for summer only? Designers are sending out winterized versions with leather trims, toasty shrugs or done up in such traditional fall fabrics as wool herringbone or tweed.

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Fashion Features

Jackets Required

Whether prep school blazers, fitted wraps or deconstructed denim looks, jackets are a must this season.

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Fashion Features

The Show Must Go On

While it may seem like a tough time to stage a major trade show in Manhattan — with the economy in a slump and the threat of war and terrorism weighing on the consumer psyche — the timing could also prove advantageous.

Elyse Kroll,…

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Fashion Features

Turkish Contingent Grows at Coterie

Turkish designers are out to make inroads with U.S. stores.

The Istanbul Textile & Apparel Exporters Association is bringing a select group of Turkish designers to the Fashion Coterie this season.

“The Coterie is a juried show and the…

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Fashion Features

Tanks For Everything

It may be chilly outside, but a sexy little tank is just the thing to warm things up. For fall, designers are going for pretty lace or beaded details on charming prints.

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Fashion Features

In Brief

NIKE UNDER FIRE: Nike has asked its customers to cooperate with the Florida state attorney general’s investigation into alleged price fixing on its activewear and athletic footwear, said Vada Manager, director of global issues management. Nike…

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Fashion Features

At Attention

Designers are bending the military rules these days, adding a feminine edge — lace trims, softer shapes and more — to the basic olive utility look.

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Fashion Features

WWDMAGIC Buyers Warming Up

LAS VEGAS — Storms back east may have foiled arrival plans for many, but buyers arriving at WWDMAGIC were warmed by signs of emerging fashion items that could help fill fashion voids, especially for spring.

WWDMAGIC, which opened Monday,…

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Fashion Features

Knit In

Long gone are the days of simple knit-one, purl-twice. Today’s sweaters, with funky crochets and weaves, are anything but basic.

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