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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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Small-Town Charmer: Boscov’s Bucks Trend Of Regional Meltdown

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Overview

For Boscov?s, thinking out of the box means putting more into it.

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Snow Way

PARIS?— Snow bunnies who like to stay warm while looking chic will be delighted with this season’s new offerings. Michael Kors, for example, created white minks, pink powder-puff chubbies and checkerboard furs for Celine. Like those, many…

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Small-Town Charmer: Boscov’s Bucks Trend Of Regional Meltdown

WYOMISSING, Pa. — For Boscov’s, thinking out of the box means putting more into it.

Like homemade fudge at $4 a pound, $14 neck…

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The $550,000 VIP Day

WYOMISSING, Pa. — When Albert Boscov joined Boscov’s in 1954, he had an instant impact on raising its profile, first by enlarging newspaper ads, and later by instigating some unusual promotions and employee events, like extending the…

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Obituary: Gauthier Gallet, Photographer

PARIS — Gauthier Gallet, a rising talent in photography and one of the most beloved characters on the Paris fashion scene, died in the hospital here Friday of severe head injuries following a scooter crash earlier in the week. He was…

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Obituary: French Industrialist Jean-Luc Lagardere

PARIS — Jean-Luc Lagardère, one of France’s biggest industrialists and owner of the Hachette media empire, died Friday in hospital of a rare neurological disorder. He was 75.

Hospitalized since last month after hip surgery,…

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Beauchamp Exits Susan Dell

NEW YORK — Linda Beauchamp has resigned as president of Susan Dell Inc. after three years to focus on her own consulting company, Vision in Commerce, which will take Susan Dell on as its first client.

Beauchamp, a former president of…

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Stock Market Outlook: Bad to Worse

NEW YORK — The equity markets are braced for a tough 2003, regardless of what happens in Middle Eastern deserts or South American oil fields.

At the forefront, of course, are concerns over the possibility of war with Iraq, followed by…

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Wholesale Apparel Prices Dip Again

WASHINGTON — The deflationary cycle continued in February, as wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s apparel slid 1.5 percent.

Compared with February 2002, domestic wholesale prices for women’s fell 0.7 percent,…

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In Brief: Das Hours … Walmex in Clear … Perry Ellis Appoints EVP Sales …

DAS HOURS: The German parliament approved an amendment, effective June 1, allowing stores to stay open until 8 p.m. Saturdays, as opposed to 6 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month, and 4 p.m. otherwise. Weekday closing time remains 8 p.m., except…

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Clarification

The fashion agency KraftWorks, headed by Neil Kraft, created the latest ad campaign for Cointreau. This was not clear in a Memo Pad item on page 14, Friday.

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

MONDAY: Material World, Miami Beach (through Wednesday).

Ideacomo textile show, Cernobbio, Italy (through Wednesday).

TUESDAY: Fashion Week of the Americas, Miami Beach (through Saturday).

Charming Shoppes reports…

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Malfeasance Riles Carl Icahn

NEW YORK — Carl Icahn, a legend in the world of mergers and acquisitions, believes that there are some good investment opportunities in retail and apparel.

He made that comment Thursday in an interview following his presentation at the…

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Financial

Spiegel Taps Geralynn Madonna

NEW YORK — The Spiegel Group Inc. on Friday named Geralynn Madonna president and chief executive officer of its Spiegel Catalog and Newport News direct-marketing units.

Previously, Madonna held the position of president and chief operating…

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Vans’ CEO Schoenfeld Sees Women’s Rebound

LOS ANGELES — With his company stock down about 70 percent in the last year, Vans Inc. chief executive Gary Schoenfeld had a tough sell on his hands, but he piqued potential investor interest with his renewed merchandising focus on women….

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People

Tuscan Stakes

LONDON — Amanda Ferragamo had never thought about writing a book — “I am heavily dyslexic,” she says — until a few years ago when she woke up at 3 a.m. and began penning a story about a bombed-out villa, a Scottish terrier and the…

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People

Charlie’s Angel

NEW YORK — She might look like an angel, but Kiera Chaplin is hell-bent on proving she’s not. She’s got Oona’s good looks, Charlie’s rebellious streak and she’s ready to rock.

The screen legend’s…

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People

Eye Scoop

HAUTE IN HERRE: It might have been too racy for prime-time, but curator Harold Koda is happy to include the scandalously sheer Chanel gown Jennifer Lopez wore to the Oscars in 2001 in the upcoming “Goddess” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of…

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Financial

Soros Adds to Bluefly Capital

NEW YORK — Bluefly Inc. has a guardian angel in the form of George Soros and Soros Private Equity Partners.

The financier granted the off-price fashion e-tailer $2 million in new capital, erased more than $3 million of its debt and…

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Claiborne Promotes 4 to Group President

NEW YORK — Liz Claiborne Inc. has promoted four members of its executive team in a move to better support its domestic markets and products.

On Friday, the firm appointed Ed Bucciarelli, Helen McCluskey, Karen Murray and Fritz Winans to…

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A Quiet Renaissance in Online Jewelry Sales

NEW YORK — Online jewelry sites flourished in the late Nineties during the Internet boom, but many of those were fly-by-night businesses that either went bankrupt or fell apart as the ’Net sector crashed.

Now, in more somber times,…

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WJA Salutes Its Past

NEW YORK — After 20 years, the Women’s Jewelry Association still knows how to party.

The professional organization celebrated its 20th anniversary March 3 with a lively cocktail affair at Doubles in the Sherry Netherland Hotel here….

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Vendors Travel the Value Route

NEW YORK — They’re facing a challenging road ahead, but accessories vendors are bracing themselves for the journey with improvements in quality, better value-price ratios and more looks with longevity.

During the market earlier this…

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Summer in the City in March

NEW YORK — Spring break was in the air earlier this month when the Accessories Council teamed up with Safilo Group to celebrate accessories market week and kickoff QVC’s annual Cure by the Shore charity event, set for May 17 in Malibu,…

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Luxe and Glitz Lead Fall

NEW YORK — Styles with a glint of glamour and a sense of luxury are proving to be the winning formula for fall.

Retailers placing orders for fall merchandise this month showed a conservative posture as the economy continued to drag in…

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Top Trends

Contemporary daywear items, especially camis, boy-cut briefsand thongs, and pants that can be mixed or matched.

Dual-purpose, designer-name sleepwear and at-homewear that is active inspired, has the look of casual sportswear or has a…

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Fashion Scoops: Hot Knott … Fashionable London … Peace Out …

HOT KNOTT: Louis Féraud has a hot line for fall — as in stolen. Thieves broke into Féraud’s Paris headquarters Thursday and made off with 25 pieces of the collection shown on the runway two days earlier. Curiously, the thieves…

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Bebe Shares Slip After Forecast Revision

NEW YORK — Shares of Bebe Stores Inc. got hammered Friday after the retailer said its third-quarter earnings results would fall well below Wall Street’s estimates.

Bebe shares were off $2.34, or 16.3 percent, to close at $12.01 in…

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By the Numbers

TEFRON IN RED: Tefron Ltd., the Bnei-Brak, Israel-based manufacturer of seamless intimate apparel, said its net losses in the fourth quarter widened to $3.5 million, or 28 cents a share, from $1.4 million, or 11 cents, a year ago. However, excluding…

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