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Where’s the Bounce? Retail Still Sluggish Despite Iraq Success

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Overview

Military victory in Iraq hasn't yet brought shoppers into stores, but hopes are high that it will trigger the beginning of an economic recovery.

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Barbara Berger wearing a Schiaparelli necklace

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Just Too Much

A visit with jewelry collector Barbara Berger.

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

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The Art of Toiletry

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — For months during Smith College’s $35 million remodeling of its art museum, workmen stamping through asked urgently: Where are the bathrooms?

But not for the usual reasons.

The lobby bathrooms —…

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

The Fingerhut home page

Fashion Features

Fingerhut Return: Focus on Growth

NEW YORK — Scorned by its former parent, Fingerhut is back in business.

The general merchandise catalog was mailed out to customers in November 2002, and six more editions have since been mailed. Before November, Fingerhut’s last…

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

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Fashion Scoops: Dancing Blues

DANCING BLUES: Everyone knows ballerinas live in blue jeans off stage, but now American Ballet Theatre’s finest will be wearing them on stage as well — CK jeans to be exact — in “Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison.”…

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

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Brights, Camera, Action!

Many vendors at the upcoming Los Angeles International Textile Show will hawk full-package garment-making services along with fabrics.

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

Next week&#8217s Los Angeles International Textile Show will feature special pavilions of exhibitors from France and Italy

Fashion Features

L.A.: Focus on the Full Package

LOS ANGELES — One-stop shopping is the new sales mantra in the textile world.

As exhibitors prepare for the upcoming Los Angeles International Textile Show, which runs at the California Market Center April 28-30, many are readying to hawk…

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

Alsa Corp&#8217s ChromeFX spray gives fabrics a mirrored look

Fashion Features

Alsa’s Chrome Connection

LOS ANGELES — If Vernon, Calif.-based Alsa Corp. has its way, fashion-forward shoppers may soon have a chance to look like those morphing, liquid metal cyborgs in the 1991 sci-fi thriller, “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

The minds behind the…

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

A look from Trelise Cooper&#8230

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High Style From Down Under

Four Auckland, New Zealand-based designers and one from Australia are showing at New York’s Peter showroom for fall retailing.

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Sure Bets Shine at Hotel Shows

NEW YORK — Relieved by what appears to be a victory in Iraq, buyers at last week’s fall II ready-to-wear shows said they hoped the positive news would help ease consumers into their normal shopping habits — which have been plagued by…

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Temperley to Open Shop in New York

LONDON — Ready-to-wear designer Alice Temperley has chosen New York as the location for her first store. Set to open by Christmas, the shop apparently will be somewhat of a mix of cultures. “It’s going to look very antique and quite…

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

Here, an example, by Roland Nivelais in silk.

Fashion Features

All Ruffled Up

NEW YORK — You can’t really say that the little black dress is back, because it never went away. The great classic is indispensible to a woman’s wardrobe. Every season, there are subtle new variations — this time, ones with a…

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Walter Loeb

Fashion Features

Where’s the Bounce? Retail Still Sluggish Despite Iraq Success

Military victory in Iraq hasn’t yet brought shoppers into stores, but hopes are high that it will trigger the beginning of an economic recovery.

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Swarovski, Perry Ellis Winners To Receive $20,000 in Prizes

NEW YORK — Young designers are starting to get a little respect.

Swarovski, the crystal company, is expected to give a cash prize of $10,000 to each of the winners in the two “new designer talent” categories at the Council of Fashion…

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

Bruce Weber

Media

Memo Pad

HOME IS WHERE THE HOOKAH IS: Most young families choose the suburbs for raising kids, but Mitchell Owens and his partner prefer Marrakech. Elle Decor’s interior design director is informing colleagues individually and via e-mail…

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

Esteban Cortazar poses with his Sophia Loren-inspired mannequins at Bendels

Fashion Features

Bendel’s New Young Bunch

The latest crop in Henri Bendel’s New Creators series includes Valeria Siniouchkina, Emma Cook, Hamish Morrow, Esteban Cortazar and Alice Roi.

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

Daniels will offer Grand Rapids customers a new upscale shopping location

Fashion Features

Daniels to Anchor Michigan Luxe Center

A new upscale development opening this fall in Grand Rapids, Mich., will house Daniels, a new women’s and men’s designer apparel store.

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Unlimited Horizons … Sole Survivors … Moving In …

UNLIMITED HORIZONS: Jim Oien and Linda Eddy have left Limited Brands to take the posts of vice presidents of planning-allocation and real estate, respectively, at Pacific Sunwear of California, the 803-unit specialty chain based in Anaheim, Calif….

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

U.S. Launching Vietnam Trade Probe

WASHINGTON — U.S. trade officials on Monday were ready to set limits on Vietnamese textiles and apparel while at the same time launching an investigation into whether the country violated U.S. trade laws by funneling Chinese apparel and textiles…

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Exec Moves at Financo

NEW YORK — Continuing to ramp up in the down economy, Financo Inc. announced Monday a series of executive additions and promotions. At its Mercantile Capital affiliate, Edward Harrison was promoted to managing director and Roman Krislav was named…

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

Handel Lee and Zhang Yu at Nobu

Fashion Features

Asia Watch

RETAIL THERAPY?: Hong Kong’s struggling retailers are waging war against the economic effects of SARS. Since the onset of the epidemic, retail sales have fallen up to 50 percent. Now the city’s merchants are beginning to offer unusual…

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

Rosario Dawson

People

Lucky Charms

Winona Ryder reads J.T. Leroy.

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

Channeling Charlie: Trevor Traina’s 35th birthday invitation.

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Eye Scoop

Getting ready for Trevor Traina’s birthday bash.

clock April 22, 2003WWD Staff

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