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Future at Stake: Neiman's Battles the Luxury Drought

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

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Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

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Fashion

Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

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From Red Carpet Roll-up To Economic Anxieties, Industry Braces for War

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As the nation rolled toward war, retail and fashion executives waited to see what the impact might be of a conflict everyone hopes is a short one.

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Arden Narrows Losses, Names West President

Robust sales growth helped Elizabeth Arden Inc. reduce its losses in the fourth quarter and eradicate them entirely for the year.

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Fashion Features

LaMonica to Exit Kors Post

NEW YORK — Lawrence Stroll and Silas Chou have begun to make their mark at Michael Kors LLC.

The company confirmed several executive changes on Wednesday, including the expected departure of Kors’ longtime business partner, John…

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Fashion Features

Sales Increase Doesn’t Help Nike Profit

A 12 percent rise in U.S. apparel revenues wasn’t sufficient to prevent Nike Inc. from sustaining a 1.3 percent decrease in its third-quarter net income.

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Fashion Features

Fourth Time’s a Charm for Bankruptcy Bill

WASHINGTON — Retailers scored a victory Wednesday when the House passed bankruptcy reform legislation that would make it harder to entirely wipe out debt in bankruptcy court, but the industry will have to hold off celebrating.

This is the…

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Fashion Features

Express-ing Themselves With Independent Spirit

NEW YORK — Lights, camera, Express.

Aiming to promote an identity as a forward, young brand with an innovative spirit, the Express division of Limited Brands is staging a pair of marketing plays that tie-in Express with independent film…

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The Design World, According to Toth

NEW YORK — Diesel and Collette in Paris, Thomas Pink and Nike.

According to Mike Toth, president and creative director of Toth Brand Imaging, they are among the handful of visionary brands that can bridge the worlds of fashion and…

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Fashion Features

LVMH, PPR Looking to Shed Non-Core Assets

PARIS — It looks like French fashion titans Bernard Arnault and François Pinault are still in a mood to slim down.

Speculation is mounting here that Arnault’s luxury giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton will soon shed…

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Fashion Features

Eve to Rap Up Reebok Classic

Reebok has teamed up with hip-hop starlet and actress Eve to plug its Classic label.

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Fashion Features

Speed Racer Storms Tokyo

NEW YORK — Kim Speed lived up to her name during a recent tour of Tokyo, scouring 100 stores in two days.

Salomon’s apparel category manager trekked there for a worldwide design meeting, which is now held in different cities to give…

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Financial

Value Sells as Ross Profits Gain in ’02

Ross Stores said higher sales and better buying opportunities paved the way for double-digit increases in its fourth-quarter and yearend profits.

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Fashion Features

P&G, Wella Deal May Aid Tchibo’s Beiersdorf Play

BERLIN — Tchibo’s chances of evolving from a minority to a majority shareholder in Beiersdorf may have vastly improved in the wake of Procter & Gamble’s successful bid for Wella.

German financial circles speculated Wednesday…

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Fashion Features

Kangol Jumps Into Apparel

Jumping in with Kangol…Bella Bella’s economically friendly mix …What They Are Wearing® at a diva open call.

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Fashion Features

Calling All Divas

NEW YORK — More than a thousand divas-in-training turned out at Webster Hall here this month hoping to be the winner of VH1’s “Born To Diva: The Search for a Superstar” contest.

The reality series, scheduled to begin airing April…

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Fashion Features

Bella Bella Success Readies Firm for Rapid Expansion

DALLAS — Bella Bella’s economically friendly mix of stylish looks, generally priced from $40 to $150, already put the newcomer on the expansion path.

Opened in October at the trendy West Village center here, Bella Bella has…

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Fashion Features

New Yorker Grabs Nine ASME Nods

NEW YORK — For the sixth year in a row, The New Yorker led the pack with nine nominations when the American Society of Magazine Editors announced the finalists for the National Magazine Awards Wednesday.

Besides being nominated for…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Something in the Heir … Neighborhood Watch … Brand New Bag

SOMETHING IN THE HEIR: Are Ben Goldsmith, the youngest son of the late tycoon, Sir James Goldsmith, and the banking heiress, Kate Rothschild, about to tie the knot? The couple are said to be hosting a party next month at Annabel’s in London, and…

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Fractal Changes

With a new staff and a fresh focus, Fractal jeans has relaunched its brand for spring retailing.

The Westlake, Ohio-based company, which uses lasers to burn patterns and effects into denim, launched in 2001 with a design…

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Fashion Features

MilanoVendeModa Revival Features Bridge Focus

MILAN — A sharper focus on the classic bridge market by well-established companies defined the revived MilanoVendeModa fair, held for the first time since 1989, from Feb. 28 to March 3 at the Milan fairgrounds.

American buyers shopping…

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Play Time

The WWDList: The 15 most popular leisure activities among women over the past 12 months – and shopping is conspicuously missing.

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Fashion Features

Hollywood Still Hopes for Glam

LOS ANGELES — “5,877 minutes to Hollywood’s Biggest Night” read the digital signboard at the entrance to the Hollywood and Highland shopping center. As the “Star Wars” theme blared over the loudspeaker, a group of 15 tourists readied to…

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People

Out of Bounds

Artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s collaborative effort…The start of summer cocktails…Where in the world is author Stuart David?

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People

Salt Shaker

While Lower East Side locals have been turning up at Melissa O’Donnell’s new spot, Salt Bar, for the young chef’s haute home-style cooking, they’re staying for the cocktails. Greg Seider works wonders behind the bar on Clinton…

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People

Stuart Says

NEW YORK — He’s no Austin Powers, but Stuart David, novelist and former bassist for Belle & Sebastian, is certainly an international man of mystery. And the self-proclaimed hermit and Glaswegian author, whose debut novel, “Nalda Said,”…

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Fashion Features

Boy Meets Girl

PARIS — Masculine-feminine tailoring returned to the runways for fall. And some of the best of it came from Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, whose terrific Viktor & Rolf collection was full of skillful riffs on their favorite men’s…

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Fashion Features

From Red Carpet Roll-up To Economic Anxieties, Industry Braces for War

As the nation rolled toward war, retail and fashion executives waited to see what the impact might be of a conflict everyone hopes is a short one.

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Fashion Features

In Brief

DUPONT’S NORTHERN DEAL: DuPont on Wednesday said it offered to pay $1.4 billion to acquire the outstanding shares of DuPont Canada, of which it already owns 76 percent. It’s one of the last housekeeping steps Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont…

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