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Sears Sees Cash Dwindle as Losses Grow

Sears Holdings, parent to Kmart and Sears, posted a wider third-quarter loss and said cash balance was lower than a year ago.

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WWD Beauty Inc Honors the Industry’s Best for 2016

The 15th-annual awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of a cross section of beauty executives.

clock 9hLayla Ilchi

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Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

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High in the Saddle: Polo’s Luxury Slant Helps Net Leap 52.5%

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Overview

Polo Ralph Lauren's first-quarter income skyrocketed 52.5 percent, boosted by its luxury slant.

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Party On

The Cannes party code.

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Roberto and Eva Cavalli in Cannes.

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Fashion Features

School Ties

San Francisco’s Academy of Art College students presented their final designs during an event honoring Josie Natori and Fern Mallis.

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A rainbow stripe sweater and miniskirt from Sonia

Fashion Features

Liliu, Sonia Bring New Names to U.S.

Two new European collections have landed at American stores – Sonia by Sonia Rykiel and Liliu. Here’s a look.

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Maya Perkell&#8217s coat that doubles as a tent

Fashion Features

Pitching Consumer Power

NEW YORK — Rhode Island School of Design senior Maya Perkell doesn’t want consumers just to use clothing to pitch a tent, she wants them to pitch in.

For her senior project, she developed a coat that doubles as a functional tent….

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An interior view of the new Roxy store in Paris

Fashion Features

Riding High in the City of Light

PARIS — Roxy is catching a Parisian wave.

Quiksilver’s surfer-girl brand inaugurates its first European flagship here today, a 1,400-square-foot unit on the hip Rue Etienne Marcel, known for its denim and streetwear…

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Miller&#8217s sketch for Sorenstam

Fashion Features

Fore Annika

NEW YORK — Pro golfer Annika Sorenstam shouldn’t be afraid to show off her feminine side when she tees off today against an all-male field at the Bank of America Colonial in Fort Worth, Tex.

That was the off-the-cuff advice from…

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Elaine Youngs

Fashion Features

Sidelines

NAUTICA SERVES: Nautica swimwear is about to take a few dives on the beach instead of in the surf.

The company has signed two-year endorsement deals with pro volleyball players Elaine Youngs and Misty May. Nautica executives were expected to…

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Master P far left and his son Lil&#8217 Romeo center plan to continue their venture into the fashion business with Passion by P Miller and Shorties

Fashion Features

Mastering A Lifestyle

Percy Miller, aka actor/rap star Master P, is expanding his apparel empire with a women’s line called Passion by P. Miller, and a kids’ line, Shorties.

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Blundell’s Evisu Action

When Pamela Blundell joined Evisu’s design team as women’s wear designer for Evisu Donna last year, she did her research.

After meeting with Hidehiko Yamane, the founder and owner of Evisu,…

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Some 83 new stores are expected to bow in 2003.

Financial

PacSun Sees 300 Stores Between 2003 and 2005

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Pacific Sunwear of California Inc., sees plenty of growth ahead.

The surf and skate retailer, which operates the businesses PacSun, PacSun Outlet, Demo and pacsun.com, is quickly approaching the $1 billion in annual…

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Fashion Features

Target Sees Growth in Frequency

Minneapolis — Get ’em in, and get ’em in more often.

Target is tuning into frequency of visits as its key initiative for 2003, company executives emphasized at its annual shareholders’ meeting, held Wednesday at the…

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Maggie Rizer as the Queen of Diamonds

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Naked Models … Hip-Hop at Henri … Caviar Capers …

NAKED MODELS: As if that kicker wasn’t enough of an attention grabber, model Maggie Rizer has big plans for this year’s edition of “Viva Glam Casino,” the third annual benefit she has hosted with MAC Cosmetics to benefit DIFFA….

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Financial

Talbots Quarter Thaws After Icy Start

NEW YORK — Brisk shopping later in the first quarter couldn’t offset the erosive effect of Talbots’ deep freeze in February sales, which helped drive down net income 16 percent.

The Hingham, Mass.-based women’s specialty…

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Ballantyne’s new showroom.

Fashion Features

Ballantyne Rejuvenates Tradition Again

MILAN — Ballantyne Cashmere is all about Scotland and its tradition, but it’s also about Italy now, too.

With a new Italian creative director Massimo Alba, a new Italian president Alfredo Canessa, and new Milan headquarters,…

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Fashion Features

J. Jill and Chico’s Face Class-Action Suits

NEW YORK — The J. Jill Group Inc. and Chico’s FAS Inc. were the subject of class-action lawsuits within the same week.

The J. Jill lawsuit, announced Wednesday, alleged securities law violations, while the one against Chico’s,…

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Fashion Features

Designers Get Hot Over DanceBrazil

NEW YORK — Brazilian music has always made people want to dance, but to design?

Apparently so, considering the designer triumvirate that turned out for Tuesday’s opening of DanceBrazil’s 26th season at the Joyce Theater on…

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Fashion Features

Kmart’s Nicholas Just Exits

NEW YORK — A Kmart spokesman said Wednesday that Nicholas Just, the general merchandise manager for apparel, “left the company at the end of last week.”

The spokesman declined to provide any other details, but noted that the…

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Fashion Features

Confidence Games

Consumer confidence levels peaked in 2000 and have been eroding gradually ever since. Here’s a ranking by region.

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Inside the new Kenzo store

Fashion Features

Kenzo Opens on Rue de Rivoli

PARIS — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s project to transform the once-grimy Rue de Rivoli into a vibrant shopping destination is taking shape.

The luxury conglomerate this weekend opened a new 6,500-square-foot flagship for…

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Here he puts an aviator spin on a knitted flapper-style look

Fashion Features

Sweet Thing

PARIS — Just call him the candy man. In the cruise collection he showed on Wednesday, Karl Lagerfeld not only gave his Chanel lady what she wants — signature suits, sporty daywear and floaty, feminine dresses — but he also wrapped it…

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Fashion Features

High in the Saddle: Polo’s Luxury Slant Helps Net Leap 52.5%

Polo Ralph Lauren’s first-quarter income skyrocketed 52.5 percent, boosted by its luxury slant.

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Financial

Earnings at Hot Topic Rise on Strong Sales

NEW YORK — Skull-buckled pleated skirts and barbed-wire bracelets certainly appear to have room in today’s fashion scene, as Hot Topic rocked on with double-digit increases in its first quarter profits and sales.

The City of…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Refusing to be Jilted … The Graduates … Bean’s Move Forward … Selling Selfridges …

REFUSING TO BE JILTED: EB Acquisition Ltd. has written to the management of Elder-Beerman Stores Corp. decrying the department store’s decision to negotiate exclusively with a single suitor and urging a “full and fair” auction of the…

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Financial

Calvin Klein Costs Add to Loss at PVH

NEW YORK — The costs of integrating Calvin Klein Inc. into the corporate fold contributed to a first-quarter loss for Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.

Next year, though, PVH is looking for its latest addition to help drive double-digit earnings…

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Fashion Features

Martin Margiela Plans Upscale Women’s Line

Martin Margiela is gearing up for his post-Hermès life, and his expansion plans include new lines of women’s clothes, accessories and shoes.

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Bruce Klatsky PVH

Fashion Features

Kellwood Said in Lead for CK License

NEW YORK — The highly desirous CK Calvin Klein women’s better sportswear license, owned by Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., is close to landing in someone’s hands and sources say the frontrunner is Kellwood Co.

Another interested…

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Chris Kolbe Oscar and George Feldenkreis Patrick Robinson and Virginia Smith

Fashion Features

PEI Fetes IPO, Cuban Roots

NEW YORK — “The ropa vieja is excellent,” George Feldenkreis said authoritatively to the packed room of investors, Perry Ellis employees and friends Tuesday night.

Ropa vieja, he said, is a classic Cuban dish of shredded beef…

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People

Cannes Can

The tip sheet from Cannes: How to dress and who’s dressing that way.

clock May 22, 2003WWD Staff

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