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Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten Spring 2017

At Paris Fashion Week all three houses offered exhilarating collections that were a heady exploration of creative unsettling.

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Fenty x Puma by Rihanna RTW Spring 2017

Rihanna's second collection for Puma merged the worlds of 18th-century French fashion and current gender-fluid street style.

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Study: Influencers Rule the Social Media Beauty Landscape

Advertising technology firm Pixability found brand-generated digital content is falling behind the content produced by individual creators.

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Detailing the Defense: Morgan Stanley Sues LVMH for $11.8 Million

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Morgan Stanley countersues LVMH for $11.8 million, citing damages caused by proceedings it considers 'abusive.'

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One Price Working On Financial Aid Package

NEW YORK — One Price Clothing Stores, a chain of off-price apparel and accessories specialty retail stores, said it has entered into an exclusive nonbinding letter of intent with an unidentified party for a “substantial” investment…

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Rena Lange Takes the Gold

Rena Lange is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with several additions to its business, including new stores and lines.

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Home Runway

NEW YORK — Talk about the best of both worlds. Home and fashion, which so often influence each other, met last week as Beacon Hill introduced Artisans, a new couture-quality collection of home fabrics. Created by Erin Murphy, the firm’s…

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Mukhisa Kituyi Kenyan trade minister

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Kenya’s Apparel Ambitions

Kenya has seen its apparel industry boom since AGOA took effect in 2000. Here’s how it’s bracing for the WTO quota drop in 2005.

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Financial

White House Inc. Files With SEC for $50M IPO

NEW YORK — The White House Inc. expects to join the ranks of publicly held specialty retailers shortly.

The Glen Burnie, Md.-based retailer of black-and-white apparel for women, last week filed a Form S-1 registration statement with the…

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Financial

Sears Expecting At least Five Offers For Credit Business

NEW YORK — Sears, Roebuck & Co. was expected to receive by last Friday at least five preliminary offers to buy its credit card portfolio for up to $6 billion, according to a Reuters report citing anonymous sources close to Sears.

Reuters…

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Asia Watch

BIG BOY: A giant department store group that will comprise the interests of Seibu and Sogo will emerge in June. Millennium Retailing Inc., a holding company, will be established June 1 and will control the 21-store Seibu Department Stores Ltd. and the…

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WHO Lifts Hong Kong Restriction

NEW YORK — Major U.S. importers plan to keep a close eye on the SARS situation in Hong Kong and China’s Guangdong province this week, following Friday’s announcement from the World Health Organization that it had lifted its…

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J McLaughlin has built its business around a devotion to preppy clothing

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J. McLaughlin: In Praise of Preppy

NEW YORK — The brothers McLaughlin, Jay and Kevin, have broad Irish faces, thick, sandy-colored hair and dress in the country club style that’s popular in upscale enclaves such as Greenwich, Conn. They’re actually from Queens, but no…

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For Belmont-bound ladies delicate floral dresses make a charming option Case in point Diane Von Furstenberg&#8217s silk dress worn here by model Emily Weiss who is chatting with the thoroughbred&#8217s jockey Jose Santos

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Racing Form

BELMONT, New York — Right now everyone’s got horse fever. But while all eyes may be on Funny Cide, he’s not the only one who wants to look great for a day at the races. For Belmont-bound ladies, delicate floral dresses make a…

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Detailing the Defense: Morgan Stanley Sues LVMH for $11.8 Million

Morgan Stanley countersues LVMH for $11.8 million, citing damages caused by proceedings it considers “abusive.”

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Jeffry Aronsson Marc Jacobs International

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Jacobs Maps Growth Plan

NEW YORK — Marc Jacobs sees nothing unhip about a mass-marketed apparel line. After all, it could turn his name into a billion-dollar brand.

One of fashion’s reigning megastars who rose from the urban underground, Jacobs said he…

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Tom Ford

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Ford Pockets $38M From Gucci Shares

PARIS — Gucci Group may have a big cash pile, but so does its creative director Tom Ford.

Ford made approximately $38 million in the past two months from buying and selling shares in the company. The transactions came to light over the…

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Fashion Features

No Jones Apparel-Polo Split Yet

NEW YORK — Although it seems inevitable that Jones Apparel Group will lose the Lauren by Ralph Lauren and Ralph licenses, it’s not a fait accompli yet.

A published report Friday in the New York Post said Polo and Jones had split,…

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Coming This Week

Tuesday: The Conference Board reports on May Consumer Confidence.
Intima Japan trade fair for intimate apparel and fabrics, Tokyo (through Wednesday).

Wednesday: Jones Apparel Group and Warnaco Group annual shareholder meetings, New…

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In Brief: Buy Back …

BUY BACK: French cheap-chic retailer Naf Naf wants to go private. The firm, which also controls the men’s brand Chevignon, said it hopes to buy its free-floating shares at $25.52. Trading of Naf Naf shares on the Paris Bourse was suspended May…

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Clarifications

A WWD story Friday on the seminar at the 92nd Street Y entitled “What’s Good For America Toward A New Corporate Ethic,” featuring Leslie Wexner, chairman and chief executive officer of The Limited Brands Inc., reported that questions…

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Vogue editor Anna Wintour FIT president Joyce Brown and Calvin Klein

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Wintour Addresses Grads At FIT Commencement

Anna Wintour talked about the democratization of fashion while Calvin Klein accepted an honorary Doctorate degree at FIT’s commencement Friday.

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Ellen Tracy has just launched handbags and jewelry

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Ellen Tracy: Jewelry, Handbags Bow for Fall

Liz Claiborne’s first collection of Ellen Tracy handbags and jewelry includes an array of styles and looks for day and evening set to bow for fall.

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Fashion Scoops: Cannes in the Can … Jeans, Italian Style … Idol Behavior

CANNES IN THE CAN: The 11-day festival ended Sunday on a fashionable note, with Elizabeth Hurley, Monica Bellucci, Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Meg Ryan making trips up the Palais steps in style. Among the highlights:

The Fashion Fete: The French…

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People

More and Moore

Nineteen-year-old actress Mandy Moore wants to know where to shop in London.

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Kelly Osbourne

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Stars and Strikes

A bowling party in Hollywood.

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Eye Scoop

A scoop.

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The front page of the Tribune&#8217s Red Eye

Hoping Millennials Will Read ‘Red’

NEW YORK — Will Millennials ever read the newspaper? And, if they do, will retailers then try to reach them through the gray pages?

A pair of ambitious experiments designed to answer “yes” to both questions is under way in…

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Court OKs Harrods’ WSJ Suit

LONDON — Harrods has been given the go-ahead by the High Court here to proceed with a libel action against Dow Jones for an article published in The Wall Street Journal on April 5.

On March 31, Harrods issued a joke statement suggesting…

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Sporting Goods Retailers Endure Trying 1st Quarter

NEW YORK — Like their less physical counterparts, sporting goods retailers had limited success hurdling the tepid economy, war in Iraq and lousy spring weather during the first quarter.

Generally, comparable-store sales finished below…

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