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Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

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Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

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Business

Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

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VF on Acquisitions Hunt, and Tommy Could Be in Its Sights

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Overview

As it posted first-quarter results, VF Corp. said it expects acquisitions to supply most of its top-line annual growth of 6 percent in coming years.

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Here, Leigh’s nylon, polyamide and Lycra spandex lace top by Leigh Bantivoglio.

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Seeing Red

NEW YORK — If sweets are what you desire, designers have just the thing to satisfy your craving — minus the calories. Sexy lace tanks, fun fur vests and slim skirts are perfect for brightening up the winter blues. Here, Leigh’s…

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Mackey McDonald VF Corp

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VF on Acquisitions Hunt, and Tommy Could Be in Its Sights

As it posted first-quarter results, VF Corp. said it expects acquisitions to supply most of its top-line annual growth of 6 percent in coming years.

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Fashion Features

PVH Opens Calvin’s Books

Phillips-Van Heusen filed an amended SEC form Tuesday providing an in-depth look at the financial condition of its latest purchase, Calvin Klein Inc.

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Don Witkowski

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Michael Kors Taps Witkowski As President of Men’s Wear

NEW YORK — The continued restructuring of Michael Kors LLC under new ownership has attracted another top industry player, as Don Witkowski announced his resignation from Nautica International on Tuesday to join Kors as president of the collection…

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Lew Frankfort

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Coach Profits Rise in Third, Sales Up 36%

Coach Inc.’s third-quarter profit earnings skyrocketed past both year-ago levels and analysts’ expectations, lifting the stock to a new 52-week high.

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Coach Hits Shibuya

TOKYO — Osaka can wait.

Last week, Coach opened its second flagship in Japan in Shibuya, one of the hippest fashion areas in Tokyo.

Many brands have opened their first freestanding shops in Tokyo and then their second in Osaka, the…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Out of the Woods …

OUT OF THE WOODS: Speculation is heating up in Europe that retail giant Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, which made clear its intention to shed its business-to-business activities, may be in talks to sell Pinault Bois Materiaux to Wolseley, a British firm…

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Clarification

At Paris Blues, national sales manager Pam Kraus will not be taking on the full duties of Lisa Engelman, who serves as president of sales. This was unclear in a story on page 9, March 27, due to misinformation from a company representative. Kraus is…

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Fashion Features

Correction

The long fur coat with embroidery on page 8, April 15, is by Adrienne Landau. It was misidentified.

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Fashion Features

Frenzy in Capital on Vietnam Quotas

An as-yet-unsigned quota agreement caps Vietnam’s textile and apparel exports to the U.S. at roughly $1.7 billion to $2 billion.

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Fashion Features

Supreme Court to Hear Nike Labor Claims

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court today is set to hear arguments in a case involving Nike and whether its anti-sweatshop claims are protected by the First Amendment or violate a California truth-in-advertising law.

A decision in the…

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Fashion Features

Nike Sneaks Into NoLIta With Elizabeth St. Store

NEW YORK — After blanketing the world with flashy ads and a tidal wave of products, Nike is orchestrating a more clandestine operation in NoLIta.

The sneaker giant has hunkered down at 255 Elizabeth Street with the hopes of wooing some of…

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James Watson

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Watson’s Genetic Religion

Nobel Laureate James Watson, in Washington to celebrate the Human Genome Project, talks about his religion: genetics.

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Jessica Seinfeld and Bruce Klatsky

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Fashion Scoops: Pop to It … Playing it Safe … Leave it to Diva …

POP TO IT: Who said fashion-show invitations had no value? Christie’s in Paris, which is auctioning off a collection of contemporary art owned by designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac on July 3, expects some of his art to fetch from…

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Annual sales at Naissance on Melrose hit 2 million in 2002

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Hipster Moms Go Mainstream

The maternity market is booming, so to speak, and with it are a slew of stores offering more fashionable apparel for moms to be.

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From Here to Maternity

NEW YORK — Since I’m six months pregnant and packing a significant belly, I volunteered to survey four of the foremost purveyors of moderately priced and hopefully moderately hip maternity clothes for the masses: Gap, Old Navy, Target and…

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Financial

Belk Net Rises 32.5%

NEW YORK — Belk Inc. converted a fractional sales gain into bottom-line growth in fiscal 2003.

For the 12 months ended Feb. 1, the nation’s largest privately held department store company said net income swelled 32.5 percent to $84…

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CITA Ratifies Levi Short-Supply Plea

WASHINGTON — The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements on Tuesday published its approval of a short supply request by Levi Strauss & Co. under the Caribbean Basin trade law. The preferential import law largely requires U.S….

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A look inside the Voyage store

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Voyage – Take Two

LONDON — Call it the return trip.

Voyage, the once-hot boutique on Fulham Road that dared to lock its doors to customers but closed last year due to debts, has resurfaced at a new location. Tatum and Rocky Mazzilli, the children of the…

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David Cardona

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Cardona Set for Cerruti Challenge

David Cardona, who has signed on as designer for the house of Cerruti, shares some of his thoughts on the subject.

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Characters in the virtual game &#8220Ratava&#8217s Line&#8221 a fashion-spoof mystery are clad in fashions designed by students at FIT and Simon Fraser University

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Partnership Gives Design an Upgrade

NEW YORK — A new dimension in a new millennium.

That’s the idea behind a fashion design collaboration between the Fashion Institute of Technology, Simon Fraser University and Adobe Atmosphere, a nascent 3-D software application…

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Financial

Charming Shoppes Reaches $23.5M Settlement With IRS

NEW YORK — Charming Shoppes Inc. on Tuesday said it has reached an approximately $23.5 million preliminary settlement with the Internal Revenue Service stemming from an audit of its corporate-owned life insurance, or COLI, program.

In an…

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