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Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

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J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

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Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

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Prada’s New Universe: SoHo Store Gets Chinese Makeover

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Prada is redecorating in SoHo. The company has mounted the second installation for the Rem Koolhaas-designed emporium.

From This Issue

Here, Kors’ cashmere down vest, cashmere mesh tank and black leather track pants, with bold zippers.

Fashion Features

Lots Of Zip

NEW YORK — This season, Michael Kors envisioned his collection as set at an imaginary party at Mr. Chow, where, as he put it in the program notes, “high society meets hip-hop.” To that end, he combined luxe sportif with touches of bling bling in…

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Fashion Features

Prada’s New Universe: SoHo Store Gets Chinese Makeover

Prada is redecorating in SoHo. The company has mounted the second installation for the Rem Koolhaas-designed emporium. Here’s a look.

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Fashion Features

Art Cooper to Exit GQ

Just days after Art Cooper declared that he had no plans to retire, Condé Nast said the GQ editor would indeed by stepping down, effective June 1.

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Media

Memo Pad

A SPRUCE FALLS: It looks as if Spruce, Wallpaper Group’s biannual fashion title that was suspended last year, may never again see the light of day. “I’m concentrating on getting the core product — Wallpaper — right now,” editor…

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Francois Pinault

Fashion Features

PPR Adds to Gucci Holdings

Pinault-Printemps-Redoute has acquired another 1.17 million shares of Gucci stock, boosting its stake in the luxe firm one point to 59.33 percent.

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Financial

Delia’s Licensing Deal Adds $16.5M in Cash

Delia’s has entered wholesaling via a licensing deal with JLP Daisy, which will in turn advance Delia’s $16.5 million in cash against future royalties.

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Fashion Features

A Rare Visitor: Calvin Klein Set For Bergdorf’s

NEW YORK — Calvin Klein is expected to make a rare appearance at Bergdorf Goodman today at noon to promote his spring collection.

Klein has generally limited his in-store appearances to beauty launches and store openings, such as the Paris…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

SEARS SUPPORT: Sears, Roebuck & Co. said its wholly owned finance subsidiary, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp., completed a new $3.5 billion syndicated bank facility. The committed 364-day revolving credit facility, which closed Monday, will replace…

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Alicia Keys in Roberto Cavalli.

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Face The Music

Grammy coverage aplenty, including Clive Davis’ primo bash and Nelly’s rehearsal antics, plus the newest take on karaoke.

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Kelly Rowland and Nelly

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The High Notes

What does it take to get the normally happy-go-lucky Nelly all worked up?

“I’m slipping out!” the rap star shrieked, as he dangled 20 feet above the stage at Madison Square Garden on Friday afternoon. His Grammy rehearsal for “Hot in…

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Mustang Sally, narrator of “The Karaoke Show.”

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Vox Populi

NEW YORK — Oops, they’ve done it again. Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner, the theatrical duo behind New York’s “The Donkey Show,” have opened a new, pop-fueled production, “The Karaoke Show,” at El Flamingo. Via karaoke favorites, from…

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Financial

Price Pressure Squeeze Goes On

NEW YORK — Signs of deflation are everywhere, especially in the windows of stores advertising 25 or 30 percent off or more.

Apparel prices, already driven down by the rise of offshore manufacturing and the ascendancy of Wal-Mart Stores and…

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Keith Hull, of Avondale Mills Inc., called Buffett’s bid for Burlington “an interesting turn of events, but it hasn’t become a fad yet.”

Fashion Features

Will Buffett Give Mills a Bump?

After Warren Buffett’s decision to buy bankrupt Burlington Industries, textile executives are wondering if the sector’s investment climate might improve.

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Fashion Features

Slowdown Looms on Buffett Bid

NEW YORK — With Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway on one side and creditors on the other, the battle for Burlington is heating up.

According to court records, attorneys for a creditor group led by bankruptcy baron Wilbur Ross are set…

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Fashion Features

Saks in FAO Deal

Saks Inc. is taking a minority stake in the bankrupt FAO Inc., which in turn will open up licensed shops inside Saks department stores.

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Alvin Valley

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: French Connection … Valley Talk … Mori Story …

FRENCH CONNECTION: French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, Roman Polanski’s wife, is expected to make an appearance at the cocktail party to inaugurate the new Yves Saint Laurent store on Via Montenapoleone. Tom Ford is hosting the bash…

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Financial

Weather Takes Toll on Comps

NEW YORK — With the weather outside frightful and the fire inside delightful, shoppers stayed home last week, driving down comparable-store sales for major chains.

The blizzard that blanketed much of the Eastern half of the U.S. on…

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Bogner is seeing a lot of interest in this trenchcoat.

Fashion Features

Spring’s Outer Limits

RTW: Even though winter still isn’t showing any signs of waning, outerwear makers expect spring business to give the category a blast of fresh air.

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Yolanda Cellucci

Fashion Features

Yolanda’s: 35 Years in the Making

NEW YORK — What started more than 35 years ago as a woman selling wigs from the trunk of her car to cancer patients has developed into a $5 million ready-to-wear business.

Wigs and free coffee were big draws when Yolanda Cellucci opened…

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Fashion Features

Market Basket

SHOES AND SHOWS: Nicole Miller debuted her licensed footwear collection at the World Shoe Association Show in Las Vegas Feb. 8-11. The deal was signed late last year with Los Angeles-based manufacturer The Fashion House, which also produces shoes for…

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Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

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