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Searching for Saviors: Can Retailers Truly Find The Perfect Chief Exec?

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Overview

Allen Questrom?s charisma, Millard Drexler?s merchandising skills, Leslie Wexner?s thoughtfulness and Rose Marie Bravo?s leadership.

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Here, one of Karan’s curvy dresses in stretch cashmere jersey.

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Think Slink

NEW YORK — There’s something to be said for going back to your roots, and Donna Karan proved it with a striking fall collection that recalled the easy pieces of her first solo effort. There were lean, seductive suits, big, bold coats and…

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Searching for Saviors: Can Retailers Truly Find The Perfect Chief Exec?

NEW YORK — Allen Questrom’s charisma, Millard Drexler’s merchandising skills, Leslie Wexner’s thoughtfulness and Rose Marie…

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In Brief

GRAFF GROWS: Graff president Henri Barguirdjian revealed Tuesday that the high-end jewelry firm plans to open two stores in the U.S.: on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach this fall, and on Oak Street in Chicago next fall, which will bring its store count in…

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The Union Jack trench from Quant’s spring line.

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Mod-ern Mary Quant

NEW YORK — Mary Quant is having a moment. Again.

The legendary Sixties designer, oft credited with inventing the mini, is enjoying a renaissance as of late given the prevalence of Mod looks in store for spring. It doesn’t stop…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: More Heidi Room … Blue Angel … Let’s Go Crazy …

MORE HEDI ROOM: Dior Homme’s star designer Hedi Slimane has finally found a home for a boutique in New York. And it’s not far from the mother ship — in fact, it’s in it. Slimane’s 2,000-square-foot boutique is slated to…

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Wang Jian Wei’s video installation “I & We?"

People

China Syndrome

PARIS — Contemporary art curators and other black-clad frequent flyers who go anywhere to see what’s next have found their new avant-garde. It’s embedded in the chaotic urban centers of the nascent market economy of the world’s…

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Eye Scoop

WHO’S THAT GIRL?: Why, it’s Samantha Boardman — doctor, social butterfly extraordinaire and now, one of the new faces of Chanel’s fragrance Allure. But don’t expect to see the ad in U.S. magazines. That’s because…

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Adam Newton at Carriage House.

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Carriage Ride

NEW YORK — Restaurateur Adam Newton, 33, is, above all things, a hands-on kind of owner. When Cafeteria, the minimalist Chelsea diner in which he’s a partner, opened in 1998, he spent the first 72 hours there, and, he adds, most of the…

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Financial

Sliding Too Scores Reebok

NEW YORK — Profits inched upward and sales retreated as a lack of fashion newness bore the brunt of a disappointing fourth quarter for tween wardrober Too Inc.

Separately on Wednesday, Reebok International signed a one-year partnership…

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Charlotte Russe is testing a range of products from spring-summer.

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Searching for Spring’s Big Trend

NEW YORK — The bohemian looks have hit the road, and teen and young contemporary stores are looking for the right trend to hitch a ride with for spring.

“The group is lacking a clear fashion direction, forcing them to cast their nets…

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Cargo pants are catching on in city gym classes.

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Taking It From the Streets

NEW YORK — Beyond Anna Sui’s snowboard-inspired looks and Matthew Williamson’s pastel athletic sweaters, women around the globe aren’t waiting for fashion cues about how to blend activewear with their everyday…

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Bod launches next month.

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Sidelines

BOD STRIKES A POSE: Bod, a New York-based activewear company, is trying to up the fashion quota for yoga fans.

Designed by Pia Chong, a former strategic marketing and business planning executive, the collection is geared for those who practice…

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Financial

United Retail Leaves Catalogs After Loss

NEW YORK — Sagging sales, promotional pressures and special charges conspired to drive United Retail Group Inc. out of the catalog business as its fourth-quarter losses grew to plus-size proportions.

For the three months ended Feb. 1, the…

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Fashion Features

Goldblatt’s Operations Wind Down in Chicago

NEW YORK — Adding another once gleaming nameplate to the department-store scrap heap, Goldblatt’s Department Stores, once a major Chicago retail force, has thrown in the towel.

Liquidation sales at the four remaining sites in…

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Juanita and Henry S. Miller 2nd

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Chanel’s Texas Makeover

DALLAS — Chanel has gotten a Texas-sized upgrade here.

The company moved its 17-year-old store to bigger, remodeled quarters in a more visible location within Highland Park Village shopping center.

Opened Saturday following a packed…

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Fashion Features

Debunking Myths of Online Shopping

NEW YORK — So much for Net expectations.

Three of the five cities with the greatest share of online purchasers are ones where brick-and-mortar stores abound — Seattle, Boston and New York — not where such choices are limited….

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Fashion Features

Somber Buyers Seek Color in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Color, novelty and prints boosted spirits at the AmericasMart, where the mood of buyers was sober, as retail business suffers from the prevailing uncertainty over war, job losses and the ailing economy.

Retailers were hesitant,…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Weak

The designers with the most coverage on national network/cable and local TV in the top five U.S. markets

As much as many would like to think that fashion is the center of the universe, the reality is that the rest of the world just…

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Keanan Duffty

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Also of Note

C.O.U.P.: Interesting knits with a variety of sleeve lengths; too-basic pants and skirts.

David Rodriguez: More to it than in past seasons, with rich tweeds in tailored jackets and coats; a great cashmere and silk sheath and the black…

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Jade Jagger

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Grand Exit … Soft Shoe … Asprey Delay …

GRAND EXIT: Was it all too much for Katie Grand? The new creative director of The Face has abruptly resigned her post after barely a month on the job, according to Emap. “Katie has resigned her post as creative director, but will still be involved…

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The Way Ahead

From older consumers to younger designers, hot spots to emerging markets.

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Roberto Cavalli's Just Cavalli Cafe.

Fashion Features

Hot Spots, Hot Numbers

D&G COCKTAIL: Milan designers always complain about the lack of bars and clubs in the city, so now Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are putting their money where their drinks are. The duo recently opened the doors to their Dolce & Gabbana Bar, next…

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Big Star jeans has signed Koos Manufacturing as its licensee for the U.S. and Mexico.

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Denim Dish

A Big Star Reborn

With a new U.S. licensee, Big Star hopes to rise again.

Along with competitors such as Diesel and Replay, the European brand blazed a trail in the Nineties, introducing the idea of super-premium $100-and-up jeans to…

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Fashion Features

Italy By The Numbers

Immigrants

There are about 1.36 million legal immigrants in Italy, of that:

11.6 percent from Morocco

10.6 percent from Albania

5.5 percent from Romania

4.7 percent from the Philippines

4.2 percent from…

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Fashion Features

Can Italy Get Its Buzz Back?

Milan versus Paris.

It’s a fashion battle that has raged for more than three decades as the kudos for creativity and commercialism seesaw between the two cities. Italy was the clear creative star in the Eighties and early Nineties but now…

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Victoria Grantham

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Future Generations

Finding young design talent with commercial potential in Italy is about as difficult as finding a table at Bice in Milan during the women’s collections.

Inordinate start-up costs, manufacturers reluctant to take a chance on an unknown…

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The Aging Italians

Antonella Valsecchi’s friends like to call her the Italian Bridget Jones. But while the children’s wear and accessories designer may be single and in her mid-thirties, that’s about all she has in common with the fictional British…

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Fashion Features

Dueling Proposals Fuel Dallas Flap

DALLAS — The competition to win the hearts and leases of sales representatives here is getting more aggressive.

Two developers who propose to create a new fashion complex downtown held another formal meeting here Tuesday at which they…

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Fashion Features

Wanting To Stay A “Mama’s Boy’

Italians might have a global reputation for strong family traditions, appreciation of guilt and codependent parent-child relationships, but demographics show that Italians are actually having fewer children.

While birth rates in northern Italy…

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Missoni will open in Beijing.

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Looking East

The scale of Giorgio Armani’s ambitions in China is reflected in the size of his Hong Kong complex, Chater House. At 30,000 square feet, the store is second in size and scope only to his Milan flagship.

The opening of Chater House last…

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Ugo Calzoni

Fashion Features

ITC’s Agenda: All Roads Lead From Rome

With almost 900 promotional activities in 70 countries around the world for 80 product categories, the Italian Trade Commission has a full plate. Supported by state and private funds, in 2003 ITC counts on more than $100 million spending power. Thirty…

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Creative Fiber

Despite a general nervousness among Italian textile manufacturers, there is hope Italian creativity will ultimately outwit the world market.

A depressed global economy and competition from cheaper producers in Asia have challenged Italians to…

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