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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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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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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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Weathering the Storms: LVMH Cheers as Sales Grow Organically

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LVMH's first-quarter sales fell 5.2 percent to $3 billion, but analysts still said the group is showing good resilience in a difficult environment.

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Skin Deep

NEW YORK — Rare is the 25-year-old journalist who’s already been in the business for 10 years. Rarer still is one who’s published two novels, sold a screenplay to Brad Pitt, and is in the throes of developing a British TV pilot and…

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Taryn Manning of Boomkat.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild

When wild child actress Taryn Manning and her brother, Kellin, otherwise known as the band Boomkat, took the stage at House of Blues Monday night, Taryn’s stylish posse and plenty of wholesome high school fans packed the house. “They actually let…

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Halston On the Bayou

So what does Halston look like the fifth time around? It’s a little bit Halston, a little bit James Galanos. Here’s a preview of Bradley Bayou’s first effort.

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Anne Klein to Hit the Hamptons

NEW YORK — Anne Klein may have lost head designer Charles Nolan last week, but that isn’t stopping the company from pushing forward with its retail plans.

The sportswear and accessories firm is slated to open its second freestanding…

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Talking Shop

Metropolitan statistical areas ranked by 2002 wealth per capita and the stores residents in these areas are most likely to shop.

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Miami Swims to a Latin Beat

For those who braved prewar travel to Miami for Fashion Week of the Americas, the shows proved to be just the right jump-start for business.

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SAE Packs Some Punch

MIAMI — Southern Apparel Exhibitors, a division of the National Bureau of Wholesale Sales Representatives here, returned to the Miami International Merchandise Mart and filled the main trade show floor with a 40 percent increase in exhibitors…

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Retailers Search For Sweet Spots

NEW YORK — Mom and pop never had issues like these to deal with.

Once upon a time, local retailers opened stores downtown and served their communities, of which they had an intimate knowledge. But in an era of national and international…

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Malden Mills Postpones Chap. 11 Exit

NEW YORK — Malden Mills Industries Inc. said its exit from bankruptcy will likely be delayed by two months as a result of procedural hang-ups.

The hearing at which it is scheduled to present its final reorganization plan has been…

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Nike Bounds Into Paris

PARIS — Nike has come swooshing into the City of Light.

The American sports apparel and shoe giant inaugurated its first freestanding Nike store here Sunday, a three-level, 3,500-square-foot unit on the Left Bank, near the Boulevard…

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Valli Boy

In his first-ever trip to Los Angeles, Ungaro creative director Giambattista Valli presented the house’s fall collection.

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Jassin-O’Rourke’s Chinese Connection

NEW YORK — In the coming years, China doesn’t just have the potential to become the world’s factory. With a population of 1.28 billion, it could become an enormous consumer market.

But China’s arcane legal system and…

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Financial

C&B Ekes Out 1.5% Net Gain

NEW YORK — Softer fourth-quarter results moderated Christopher & Banks Corp.’s year of double-digit gains on both the top and bottom lines.

The retail firm managed a 1.5 percent profit upswing in the quarter to $10.5 million, or 40…

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Pucci Asail.

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Fashion Scoops: Pucci Hits the High Seas … Angel Eyes … To Beat the Band …

PUCCI HITS THE HIGH SEAS: What’s that flapping in the wind? A bird? A plane? A Pucci-print sail? Pucci and Wally, yacht maker to Mediterranean millionaires, have created a glorious, 3,230-square-foot sail that will make its debut at the Pirelli…

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Sister Act

Hélène and Célia Faussart of Les Nubians talk about their new album, African fabrics, and jeans that fit.

NEW YORK — Tuesday in the music biz is big — it’s the day new records are released. On a recent Tuesday,…

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Keeping It Real

A hip-hop lifestyle has allowed Russell Simmons to live his American dream.

LOS ANGELES — Russell Simmons is much more than the godfather of hip-hop.

Simmons successfully accomplished his goal in the Seventies of bringing hip-hop…

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Beyond Phat

Some of Russell Simmons’ newest business ventures:

Sneakers

Simmons’ $260 million company recently launched a line of Phat Farm sneakers. Although they are offered in a variety of color accents, he said the…

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Jeff Gennette

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Reeling Them In

Under the direction of Jeff Gennette, Macy’s West’s young men’s department has become one of the strongest and fastest-growing segments in the chain.

LOS ANGELES — After years of trying, Jeff Gennette has managed to pull…

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Words From The Wise

NPD’s Marshal Cohen and TRU’s Michael Wood share results from ongoing research of the teen market.

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LOS ANGELES — Nothing is as it seems as far as teens are concerned.

That was the message from Marshal Cohen,…

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Ryan Heuser, John Oswald and Paul Frank.

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Finding Their Place

Paul Frank, Hurley and Mary-Kate and Ashley brand executives speak about creativity, making money and filling a niche.

Paul Frank

LOS ANGELES — It could be called the anti-presentation of the anti-company.

The trio behind…

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From left: Michael Eaton, Laura McEwen,

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The Right Relationship

A panel of experts reveals how the mixture of celebrity and brands that teens like can turn into a success story.

LOS ANGELES — With celebrities making themselves more visible than ever, mixing fashion and entertainment to grab a…

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Sonya Schroeder

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Finding A Way To Target Tweens

Geppetto’s Sonya Schroeder reveals how to catch the attention of tweens.

LOS ANGELES — They aren’t kids, but they aren’t teens, either.

They are tweens. They are between childhood and their teenage years and they…

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Speed To Market

The advanced technology of today can help the apparel industry offer trends at a faster rate than ever.

LOS ANGELES — Slow and steady does not win the race in the apparel industry.

So when the Teens & Tweens Summit threw…

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Mavi Makes It

After about nine months of construction, the Turkish jeans brand Mavi this month opened its first U.S. retail location just south of Manhattan’s Union Square. The store, at 832 Broadway, opened April 1. Mavi’s plans…

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Here, a fake shearling with leather suede cover and acrylic and polyester lining paired with cotton top and denim jeans, all from Armani Jeans.

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Faking It

NEW YORK — It may not be synthetic enough to satisfy the PETA crowd, but this season designer denim brands like Armani Jeans are offering “furs” that could fool the savviest connoisseur. Often made with a leather outer layer, these “imposters”…

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From the Louis Vuitton spring 2003 collection.

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Weathering the Storms: LVMH Cheers as Sales Grow Organically

LVMH’s first-quarter sales fell 5.2 percent to $3 billion, but analysts still said the group is showing good resilience in a difficult environment.

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In Brief: Setting Things Rite … Presidents Meet on Trade …

SETTING THINGS RITE: Martin Grass, former chairman and chief executive officer of Rite Aid Corp., has agreed to pay $1.45 million to settle a shareholder lawsuit regarding alleged false financial information provided by the company over a 30-month…

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Correction

The all-gold outfit featured on page 4 in Wednesday’s Los Angeles fashion week coverage is by Michelle Mason. It was incorrectly captioned.

Badgley Mischka’s bridal collection was launched in 1997 and is handled in-house,…

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Ralph and Ricky Lauren

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Sloan-Kettering Honors Ralph Lauren as Leader

NEW YORK — It was a sea of Purple Label and Ralph Lauren Collection at the Plaza Hotel Tuesday night where Ralph Lauren received the corporate leadership award from the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Joining Ralph and…

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Polo Battles Copies On Mauritius Island

The island of Mauritius is a haven for counterfeit Polo Ralph Lauren goods, but the trade is legal – at least in the eyes of the Mauritian government.

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Patrick Robinson

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Perry Ellis Taps Patrick Robinson

Perry Ellis has named Patrick Robinson creative director for its women’s sportswear line.

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Financial

Early Comps Point Downward

NEW YORK — March comparable-store sales results got off to an inauspicious start Wednesday as war worries, economic troubles, cold temperatures, a late Easter and a lack of must-have items combined to keep consumers at home.

Retail…

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Net Effect

Sizing up Emma Forrest’s accomplishments is enough to exhaust mere mortals; plus a slew of parties, and the next big thing in French tennis.

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From left, Hélène wears a See by Chloé velvet jacket, Akdmks’ cotton and viscose top and Armani Jeans denim skirt; Célia is in Coolwear’s polyester blazer, Armani Jeans’ wool and polyamide sweater and Plein Sud...

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Tres Jolie

NEW YORK — French sister act Hélène and Célia Faussart of Les Nubians effect a style as eclectic as their music. Drawing from their French-African background, the pair have broken new ground with their latest album, “One Step…

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