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Matteo Renzi's Resignation Fails to Rattle Europe

Analysts brushed off consequences of Renzi's resignation on luxury.

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Martin Greenfield Files Lawsuit Against Brooks Brothers

The tailor is seeking $1.9 million in damages, according to his attorney.

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BFC, Google Team on Digital Fashion Educational Platform

The British Fashion Council has teamed with Google Arts & Culture on a digital educational platform to launch ahead of the Fashion Awards.

clock December 5, 2016Lorelei Marfil

Not Quite a Fever, But Industry’s LBO Tempo Could Pick Up

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Overview

Fashion stocks could be back in fashion, as several private equity investment firms specializing in LBOs are taking a closer look at this sector.

From This Issue

Here, one of Galliano’s girls in a big, cozy ribbon-bedecked sweater, a wartime-style, all-in-one undergarment, fruit-bedecked, veiled hat and platform shoes.

Fashion Features

Take a Bow

PARIS — Doll hats, snoods, platforms, cherry-print dresses —in his whimsical, upbeat fall collection John Galliano revisited the Forties in his own inimitable way. That meant, of course, nothing too literal, but plenty of playful Boogie…

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Proceeds from Aerospostale’s May 2002 IPO will help it achieve its store count goal of 900 units within five years; referred to as a classic LBO story.

Fashion Features

Not Quite a Fever, But Industry’s LBO Tempo Could Pick Up

Fashion stocks could be back in fashion, as several private equity investment firms specializing in LBOs are taking a closer look at this sector.

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Financial

Dow Sees Best Week in 21 Years

A war with Iraq might not be so terrible for retailers after all, but if it does impact business. Observers say effects will likely be felt disproportionately by channel.

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While apparel prices fell, gas and energy prices soared.

Fashion Features

Apparel Prices Fall, as Energy Surges

Retail prices for apparel continued to fall in February, even though overall consumer prices rose sharply as energy prices surged.

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Fashion Features

Casual Sportswear Sales Off 2 Percent

NEW YORK — Apparel’s deflationary price spiral unwound sales of women’s casual sportswear last year.

A 4 percent decline in the average price of women’s casual sportswear, to $19.46 last December, from $20.35 in…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

JACK’S PAYDAY: Jack Stahl, chief executive officer of Revlon Inc., was paid $1.12 million in salary and a $1.3 million bonus in 2002. He also received restricted stock valued at $3.1 million. In addition, Stahl was given a $1.8 million loan for…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

Wholesale prices for Calvin Klein collection outerwear range from $158 to $1,000. Prices were incorrect in a story on page 8, March 18.

Kelly Gray is the chief executive officer of St. John. Her title was incorrect in an item on page…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: Unilever reports on first-quarter results.

Tuesday: Interstoff Asia spring, Hong Kong (through Thursday).

Wednesday: Levi Strauss & Co. first-quarter earnings.

Intima Japan, Tokyo (through…

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William Klein’s self-portrait.

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The Street Life

William Klein, the cranky old man of American photography, has a new book, “Paris + Klein,” in which he captures street life in the City of Light.

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Fashion Features

An Industrious Eye

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Famed photographer Margaret Bourke-White’s favorite style in the Thirties and Forties was utilitarian trousers at a time when few women wore them. And she had a steel mill to thank for it.

Starting out as a…

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Aux Lyonnais

Fashion Features

French Foodies Return to Tradition and Proclaim ‘Viva Le Bistrot’

PARIS — A year ago, the in crowd was slavering to reserve tables at the burgeoning list of trendy “design” restaurants here, outposts known for their ultrastylish decors and fabulous clientele — but not always for the quality of their…

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Bhag’s was one of 700 exhibitors that showed at FAME.

Fashion Features

Buying For Spring-Summer Dominates 3-Day FAME Run

NEW YORK — The offerings were varied and lively, from belly-dancer jingle belts and Asian-inspired handbags to Indian embroidered tunics and basic sportswear looks at FAME, which ended its three-day run at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: And the Winning Dress Is … Royal Treatment

AND THE WINNING DRESS IS … : Carolina Herrera was counting on some key Hollywood exposure at the Oscars Sunday night. She planned to dress actresses Renée Zellweger and Salma Hayek, as well as Eve Weinstein, wife of Miramax honcho Harvey…

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Fashion Features

Intimate Notes

FRETTE HEIST: More than $70,000 of luxury at-homewear, bedding and home accessories by Frette was stolen last week on its way from customs to the Frette showroom in New York, said Filippo Arnaboldi, U.S. director of marketing for the Frette division…

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Alain Dumenil

Fashion Features

Dumenil in Acquisition Mode

PARIS — As one of France’s most avid game hunters, French financier Alain Dumenil invites friends a dozen times a year to stalk critters on his property in the Loire Valley. Now, as the newest name to enter the luxury fray by acquiring…

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Military-inspired identity tags on a suede cord were top sellers at Tateossian.

Fashion Features

Wary Buyers at Paris Show

PARIS — Caution prevailed at Première Classe, the accessories trade show that ended its four-day run March 16.

Retailers, at the show before war broke out, had already made tough choices on budgets and purchases for next fall. As a…

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From top, totes designed by Iman, Carlos Falchi, Anna Sui, Tiffany Dubin for LAIR and Liz Smith.

Fashion Features

Bendel Kicks Off Spring With Celeb Totes

A report from the Première Class show in Paris, a look at Valentino’s new watches, Bendel’s kicks off spring.

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A look from the new Valentino line of watches.

Fashion Features

Italy’s Fresh Faces

MILAN — Valentino’s first line of watches features a mixture of luxurious details with everyday styling.

Marzotto, Valentino’s parent, signed an agreement last year with Sector Group SpA for a line of luxury timepieces for…

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A Takashimaya store.

Fashion Features

Japan’s Department Stores Look to Reverse Slide

Facing a continued decline in department store sales for five straight years, major Japanese retailers are reworking their strategies to regain ground.

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Financial

By the Numbers

CLAIRE’S NET CLIMBS: Strong sales propelled Claire’s Stores Inc. to major profit gains in the fourth quarter. For the three months ended Feb. 1, the Pembroke Pines, Fla.-based specialty retailer reported net income swelled 161.5 percent to…

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Philip Green, British Home Stores

Fashion Features

Being Green: Retail Maverick Builds an Empire

If mass fashion retailers were royalty, billionaire Philip Green would rule Britannia. Here’s what’s new in his world.

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