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Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

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Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

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Retail

Aéropostale Bankruptcy Jeopardizes 10k Jobs

Teen retailer Aéropostale is awaiting a decision from a bankruptcy judge that is likely to impact whether it can find a buyer.

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Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Changing Chanel: Banana’s Chiquet Said Succeeding Kopelman

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Chanel Inc. is said to have a successor lined up for president and chief operating officer Arie Kopelman: Banana Republic president Maureen Chiquet.

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On the Verge

Mike Erwin speaks…Meet Braga from Brazil….

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Tony Melillo Heading to Generra

NEW YORK — Tony Melillo, the force behind the now-shuttered Nova USA, has signed on as Generra’s creative director in time for its spring 2004 relaunch.

A former Esquire stylist and 1999 Perry Ellis men’s wear nominee, Melillo…

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Financial

Gottschalks on Discrepancy: $400K Change Not Unusual

NEW YORK — Gottschalks Inc. on Monday said no single item accounted for the approximately $400,000 greater loss the company reported in its audited fourth-quarter and yearend results and that the discrepancy from the previously issued unaudited…

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Fashion Features

Guild Seeking $6.5 Million In Damages From J.C. Penney

NEW YORK — Guild Inc. is seeking $6.5 million in damages against J.C. Penney Co. in a Texas federal district court, alleging breach of contract and fraud regarding chargebacks.

The lawsuit was originally filed in a Dallas federal court in…

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Fashion Features

Frigid Winter Friendly to Fur

Fur flies in Montreal…

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Marymount Honors de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta is honored by Marymount…

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Going Dutch in D.C.

A new Dutch treat.

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Bold Statements

NEW YORK — It’s time for a little pattern action. Graphic, abstract geometrics are a main attraction in knits for spring 2004. While some prints are reminiscent of Pucci looks, others use dots and florals, sometimes even layering them….

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Stripe It Rich

NEW YORK — Talk about crossing the line. Striped knits, popular for some time, continue for spring 2004. Colors are bright and include vibrant variations on blue, red, yellow and pink. While some stripes are bold and almost punk-like, others are…

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Bold Colors, Prints Take Lead in L.A.

Bolder, brasher colors and prints galore – that was the story at last week’s Los Angeles International Textile Show.

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Spiegel to Cut Staff, Close Service Center

NEW YORK — The Spiegel Group Inc. on Monday said that it will cut 635 jobs as part of its restructuring while operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection.

Bill Kosturos, interim chief executive officer and chief restructuring…

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Memo Pad

OFF THE AIR: If Vogue is planning an awards ceremony this year, it won’t be with VH1. After eight years of airing the show, the venture has been tabled. “The awards show as you’ve seen it will not appear again,” said a VH1 source, though…

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Obituary: Sir William Gunn, Woolmark Creator, 89

NEW YORK — Sir William Gunn, an Australian sheep farmer who created the Woolmark symbol, died on April 17 in Brisbane, Australia. He was 89.

As chairman of the Australian Wool Bureau from 1958 until he retired in 1972, Gunn was…

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Fashion Features

Asia Watch: Expansive Armani … Not So Fast … Breaking In …

EXPANSIVE ARMANI: Armani Group and Swiss watchmaker Omega both announced plans to open retail stores in Shanghai in January 2004. Armani will open a multistore location that will include a Giorgio Armani boutique, an Emporio Armani store and an Armani…

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Obituary: IMRA’s Robert Verdisco, 60

WASHINGTON — Robert Verdisco, former president of the International Mass Retail Association, died last week at his home of complications from cancer. He was 60.

Verdisco led IMRA from 1990 until his retirement in 2002, a period of great…

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Tender Is the Night

NEW YORK — Imagine Zelda Fitzgerald quiet for a moment. No romping in the Plaza Hotel’s fountain, flirting feverishly or creating an uproar in St. Tropez. Instead, in recalling the Fitzgerald decade, envision all of its Art Deco-inspired…

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Changing Chanel: Banana’s Chiquet Said Succeeding Kopelman

Chanel Inc. is said to have a successor lined up for president and chief operating officer Arie Kopelman: Banana Republic president Maureen Chiquet.

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Financial

Some Predict Retail Rebound in May

An uptick in weekly sales for J.C. Penney paired with rising consumer confidence has some observers feeling retail might have bottomed out.

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Fashion Features

EU Parley: Drop Nontariff Barriers

BRUSSELS — The end of textile and clothing quotas only will be successful in liberalizing trade if World Trade Organization countries also eliminate nontariff barriers and give preferential treatment to countries likely to be hardest hit by the…

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Steele Cements Position at FIT

Although her name has been synonymous with the museum at FIT for several years, Valerie Steele has officially assumed the role of director.

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In Brief: The Lowe-Down on Federated Ads … Dillard’s Sells Interest in Texas Mall …

THE LOWE-DOWN ON FEDERATED ADS: Federated Department Stores Inc. has selected the New York-based Lowe advertising agency to create an electronic and print campaign for its largest store brand, Macy’s. Initially, the project will focus on…

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Corrections

The surname of Helena Boas, owner of Bodas boutiques, was misspelled in a story on page 9, April 28.

Tuition at Laboratory Institute of Merchandising is $14,900. This was incorrect in a story on page 29 in Thursday’s College supplement.

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Fashion Scoops: Light Reading … Ladie’s Night … Fast Fashion …

LIGHT READING: Frank Lipman’s new book, “Total Renewal: 7 Keys to Resilience, Vitality and Long-Term Health,” has a celebrity-fashion following that could rival that of Madonna’s Kabbalah teacher. Donna Karan threw a party for the doctor…

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Charron Feted at Parsons

NEW YORK — Paul R. Charron is living proof that you don’t have to be a fashion plate to run a fashion company.

“I’ve never been accused of being a merchant, and I’m certainly not a designer, but I do consider myself a…

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People

Merry-Go-Round

Accent on Jennifer Missoni…a Tod’s bid…

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Eye Scoop

Derby dish, plus Scoops

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