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Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

clock 17hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 58mRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 12hEvan Clark

Credit Card Shortfall Forces $3B Spiegel Inc. To File for Bankruptcy

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Spiegel Inc. on Monday succumbed to its credit crunch, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection in Manhattan.

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Fashion Features

Hartmarx Set To Move Ahead After Troubles

NEW YORK — Hartmarx Corp. on Monday closed the books on a turnaround year and, it hopes, on a nasty accounting scandal involving its International Women’s Apparel division.

In doing so, the Chicago-based firm, best known for its…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Polo Taps Bellanger … Slowdown Ahead? …

POLO TAPS BELLANGER: Vanessa Bellanger has been named design director for women’s Collection at Polo Ralph Lauren, a new post. She reports to Max Wilson, vice president of design for the women’s Collection. Most recently, Bellanger worked…

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People

Miu Muse

A colorful party for Miu Miu…Musing about at the European Fine Arts Fair in Maastricht…Dining with Liberty.

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People

Lady Liberty

LOS ANGELES — When Jamie Tisch decided to throw a six-course murder-mystery dinner party for her husband, producer Steve Tisch, she only had to make one phone call, to her friend Liberty Woodman of Lady Liberty Catering.

Woodman, whose…

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Fashion Features

Customs: Port Closure Rumor ‘Bogus’

WASHINGTON — International trade attorney John Pelligrini heard the rumor from a client: U.S. ports will be closed out of heightened security if there’s a war with Iraq.

“This company is pretty sophisticated,” Pelligrini said of the…

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People

State of a Fair

Maastricht, The Netherlands — Let the linguists decide why man first learned language. The reason he bothered to learn a second (or third) language is obvious: to make the sale.

At last Thursday’s opening of the European Fine Arts…

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Memo Pad

COVER CLUES?: On the cover of April’s Details, Vin Diesel gazes listlessly into the camera while his left hand travels down his lower abdomen, his middle finger venturing down his pants. Across the middle of the page, his name is capitalized in…

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Bergdorf Plans Newsstand Push

NEW YORK — Bergdorf Goodman, eager to ditch the “catalog” label that has clung to its magazine since its launch in 2000, plans to boost its editorial budget and explore new distribution channels — including the newsstand. The aim is to…

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Fashion Features

Meister Masters Sportswear

After growing his day and evening dress line into a $20 million business, David Meister is launching sportswear for fall.

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Fashion Features

A Taste of Tuscan Travel, Ferragamo Style

NEW YORK — For visitors at one of the four hotels in Florence owned by Lungarno Alberghi SpA, it’s clear that the hotels place a high emphasis on style, elegance and luxury.

What might not be so clear is that the small group of…

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Fashion Features

Canadian Brands Count on U.S. for Growth

NEW YORK — Despite Canada’s $11.4 billion apparel market, the U.S. is still relied on by Canadian ready-to-wear brands looking to expand and sustain business. Here’s a look at three Toronto-based brands that cross the…

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Fashion Features

Despite War Worries, IFFE Marches On

Fabric houses at last week’s IFFE show touted their domestic inventories in case a war with Iraq causes delays in the supply chain.

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Fashion Features

Swatches

KEMCO TAPS ROGERS: Embroidery manufacturer Kemco Inc. has named Jim Rogers president and chief executive officer, succeeding Bob Cook, who has left the Travelers Rest, S.C.-based company. Rogers last served as vice president and director of sales of…

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Financial

St. John Net Drops

NEW YORK — St. John Knits International Inc. posted a double-digit first-quarter sales rise, but net income fell under the weight of thinner wholesale margins.

For the 13 weeks ended Feb. 2, the Irvine, Calif.-based better sportswear…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Designers Cancel Oscar Plans … Ralph and Ricky’s Outing …Charity Cases …

DESIGNERS CANCEL OSCAR PLANS: As Hollywood buzzed Monday as to whether Sunday’s Academy Awards will be canceled due to war, it looks like Giorgio Armani will have some company when he catches the Oscars at home in Europe. Throughout Monday, word…

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Fashion Features

Asia Watch: Dior Boom … Going Up … Share Report …

DIOR BOOM: Two long queues lined up in front of the Isetan department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on March 6, when it opened shops on its third floor for Dior Homme and Dolce & Gabbana. Both of the brands generated sales of more than $85,000 dollars on…

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Fashion Features

Calvin’s New Coat Pad

NEW YORK — Evidenced by the new logo and white canvas-covered armchairs adorning the showroom, the relaunch of Calvin Klein Coats at Fairbrooke Enterprises is deliberately subtle.

To assure that stores know the distinction between the two…

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Fashion Features

Dosty’s Full Metal Jackets

NEW YORK — Dosty, a label known for legwarmers, is adding another layer.

Outerwear is the company’s latest addition and will make its debut in specialty stores this fall. A minicoat, biker jacket, cargo duster coat and velvet…

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Fashion Features

Coat Tales

FUR WEEK SLIMS DOWN: Fur Fashion Week is basically being consolidated to a one-night affair. The Fur Information Council of America will stage its annual fashion show at the Puck Building on April 8 — six weeks earlier than usual. With a few…

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Fashion Features

Mini Happy Returns

PARIS — Marc Jacobs isn’t exactly averse to retro themes — in fact, weaving those effects into his beautiful, distinctive collections is one of his trademarks. This season, he explored the Sixties for Louis Vuitton, with Space-Age…

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Fashion Features

Credit Card Shortfall Forces $3B Spiegel Inc. To File for Bankruptcy

Spiegel Inc. on Monday succumbed to its credit crunch, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection in Manhattan.

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Fashion Features

Spring Retail Heating Up

It may have just been a short spurt, but with warm weather settling in around the country, there were signs of hope at last at malls and stores.

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Fashion Features

Stricter Air-Cargo Proposal Seeks 12-Hour Notification

Arranging cargo deliveries to U.S. retailers from around the world is getting tougher with a growing list of U.S. antiterrorism import regulations.

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