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Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

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Fashion

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

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Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

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Kmart Set for Bankruptcy Exit, but Tougher Problems Loom

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Kmart is one step closer to starting the next chapter of its corporate life, as a bankruptcy court has OK'd its reorganization plan. Here?s what?s next.

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Rosso’s Reflections

NEW YORK — Kids learn many lessons from pets. But at the age of 10, Renzo Rosso was in for a doozy.

He came home after school one day to the family farm in Brugine, Italy, with a gift he’d received from a schoolmate —?a…

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It’s a Cinch

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Talk about fashion on the court. Diane Von Furstenberg’s new line of tennis apparel for Reebok, in stores late July, is sure to cause a stir thanks to the flirty style the designer is known for. And what better…

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Fashion Features

Kmart Set for Bankruptcy Exit, but Tougher Problems Loom

Kmart is one step closer to starting the next chapter of its corporate life, as a bankruptcy court has OK’d its reorganization plan. Here’s…

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In Brief: Down the Aisle … Conceptually Fashionable …

DOWN THE AISLE: Kleinfeld staged the first-ever trunk show of Kenneth Pool for Amsale last Friday and Saturday, and sold 22 gowns, ranging from $4,000 to $6,500 each, as well as several veils, with a total retail value exceeding $120,000. “Kenneth…

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Vuitton’s Murakami Bags Inspire Canal St. Copies

Canal Street counterfeiters have taken their copying to new heights, and were doing brisk business in Louis Vuitton Takashi Murakami spring bags.

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In Tough Times, Bergdorf’s Restores

NEW YORK — Frayed, and even dank in some corners of its stately structure, Bergdorf Goodman has embarked on a renovation affecting most of its women’s store over the next four years, which industry sources estimate will cost $60 million to…

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South Coast Plaza To Add 9 Luxe Units By End of the Year

LOS ANGELES — Roberto Cavalli and Paul Frank Industries are among the nine retailers joining the South Coast Plaza universe.

Scheduled to open in September, the Cavalli location at the shopping center in Costa Mesa, Calif., is the Italian…

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U.S., Vietnam Deadline Friday

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is poised to impose quotas unilaterally on 41 apparel and textile categories from Vietnam and embargo swimwear imports as early as Friday if an agreement is not reached today.

In an advance copy of a government notice…

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People

Rhythm Nation

Choreographer Jordana Toback on her latest work, “Poon,” and a scoop.

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People

A.L.T. Route

A Lovefest for André Leon Talley.

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People

Eye Scoop

ON THE EVE:

As reported in WWD, hip-hop multi-hyphenate Eve is set to become TV’s next designing woman. The pilot for her as-yet-untitled UPN sitcom begins shooting in L.A. today, and will be presented to networks for…

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Fashion Features

The Russia House

NEW YORK — Legions of Upper East Siders flocked to the Consulate General of the Russian Federation to attend Maggie Norris’ American Couture collection fall show. But first, they had to wait in a very long — albeit chic — line…

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Gardner’s Unveiling

BOSTON — “All of Boston is divided into two parts, one of which follows science and the other, Mrs. Jack Gardner,” a local pundit quipped presciently in 1875, years before Isabella Stewart Gardner was to build the palazzo-museum that would make…

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Ramping Up at Hollister

Hollister & Co., Abercrombie & Fitch’s surf-oriented division, is ramping up with a serious expansion.

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A Plus-Size Solution for Prom

NEW YORK — For plus-sized teens, finding the right prom dress can be a nightmare.

Phyllis Brasch Librach hopes to turn that experience into a dream. She’s the founder of Sydney’s Closet, a trendy Internet retailer where teens…

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Avondale Trims Loss

Avondale Mills Inc. narrowed its losses in its second quarter despite a slide in sales.

For the three months ended Feb. 28, the company recorded a net loss of $342,000, compared with a $1.7 million net loss a year…

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Fashion Scoops: Madonna’s Holiday … Cannes Can … To the Max

MADONNA’S HOLIDAY: The Material-turned-Spiritual Girl and her clan — husband Guy Ritchie, daughter Lourdes and son Rocco — spent Passover not at their swank digs in Beverly Hills, but at the Kabbalah…

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FCBID: Ready for Next Phase

NEW YORK — Spiffing up the garment district, physically and visually, is the top aim of the Fashion Center Business Improvement District in the months ahead, according to executive director Barbara Randall, who spoke at the group’s 10th…

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Merritt Mayher Takes Over 2 Jewelers

NEW YORK — Tiffany & Co. veteran Merritt Mayher has taken the reins of two venerable, regional jewelers: Boston-based Shreve, Crump & Low and Richmond, Va.-based Schwartzchild Jewelers.

Both chains, which have a combined total of five…

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Bad Weather and War ‘Subdue’ Consumers

WASHINGTON — War with Iraq and inclement weather in the U.S. converged to create lackluster economic activity in March and early April as overall consumer spending remained “subdued,” the Federal Reserve Board said Wednesday.

Although…

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Fashion Features

Show Me The Money

The top 10 companies in terms of estimated factoring volume.

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Bagutta: Downtown Loyalist Expands Into Lifestyle

NEW YORK — Bagutta is nothing if not a survivor.

The SoHo boutique lived through the area’s mallification in the mid-Nineties, when Sunglass Hut and J. Crew opened stores. Then there was the march of the designer brands, like Marc…

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Financial

By The Numbers

SEEING LESS RED: Higher sales and lower relative costs allowed Delta Woodside Industries Inc. to narrow its loss in the third quarter. For the three months ended March 29, the Greenville, S.C.-based textile maker posted a net loss of $1.1 million, or…

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Fashion Features

War, SARS Shut Down Asian Show

PARIS — The TFWA Asia Pacific travel-retail trade show, due to be held May 20-23 in Singapore, has been canceled.

It’s among the latest casualties due to the outbreak of SARS, the war in Iraq and the ensuing downward trend in…

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Fashion Features

Keeping Its Cool

NEW YORK — Diesel doesn’t seem to be running out of fuel.

In its 25 years in business, the company has managed to build an image of exclusivity and expand its volume without trading down in price. Market observers attribute this…

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Behind The Seams

MOLVENA, Italy — Much like the brand that he works on, Diesel’s Wilbert Das likes to embrace contradictions.

Das, the $660 million company’s creative director, appears laid-back, nonconforming and young in…

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Fashion Features

Max & Co. Bringing Act to California

Max & Co., the contemporary division of Italian firm Max Mara Fashion Group, has picked Southern California and Las Vegas for its first U.S. stores.

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Saks Names Two Execs At Parisian

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Saks Inc. filled two high-level vacancies at its Parisian division Wednesday, naming David Doub senior vice president and general merchandise manager of ready-to-wear and Kenneth Armstrong senior vice president for stores….

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Fashion Features

Nike Asks High Court To Dismiss Ad Law

Nike attorneys asked the Supreme Court to nix a truth-in-advertising law they say could stifle companies from defending themselves against critics.

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TV Show Tunes Into Activewear

NEW YORK — You are what you watch.

Or at least that’s the desire of costume designer Glenne Campbell, who tends to the wardrobe needs of the athletically inclined cast of The WB’s “Black Sash,” an action-adventure TV drama…

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Fashion Features

Diesel’s Development

A look at some key years in the life of Diesel.

1978

The Birth

Renzo Rosso and Adriano Goldschmied found the Diesel brand. It’s part of their portfolio under the Genius Group. The first complete men’s…

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Diversifying Diesel

MOLVENA, Italy — Diesel’s growth engine doesn’t run on just one type of fuel.

While the company’s eponymous high-end jeans line remains the core of the business, the firm over the past few years has expanded its brand…

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Diesel At 25

Diesel SpA has come a long way since 1978, when Renzo Rosso and Adriano Goldschmied started it in Molvena, Italy, under their Genius Group. The company has been a pioneer in the field of pricy jeans, convincing consumers in the U.S. and Europe to open…

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