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Fashion’s New Mass: Oscar, J.C. Penney Said in Talks

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J.C. Penney and Oscar de la Renta are said to be in talks about bringing the designer's cachet to the chain through the launch of a new label.

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Inside Out

NEW YORK — Madonna wearing her Jean Paul Gaultier-designed cone bra is about as iconic as it gets. She and Gaultier turned the fashion world inside out, literally, in 1990, and it’s still feeling the effects today with all the sexy…

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Fashion Features

Fashion’s New Mass: Oscar, J.C. Penney Said in Talks

J.C. Penney and Oscar de la Renta are said to be in talks about bringing the designer’s cachet to the chain through the launch of a new label.

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Financial

The Ups and Downs of the Surging Euro

The surge in the value of the euro may be causing headaches for European luxe firms, but it’s a windfall for the other end of the fashion spectrum.

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Fashion Features

Wet Seal CEO Search Narrows

The Wet Seal is closing in on a new ceo, with Peter Whitford, who recently resigned as president of The Disney Store chain, seen as a top candidate.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Home Run … Adler Leaves BG … Japan Quake …

HOME RUN: GUS plc, the retail and business services group that owns a majority stake in Burberry, has announced plans to sell its home shopping and home delivery division for approximately $968 million to March U.K. Limited, a newly incorporated…

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Fashion Features

French Bred

NEW YORK — She was only 16 in 1798, but the young French aristocrat Adèle d’Osmond had already realized that her exiled parents were in a difficult financial situation, and resolved to do something about it. The Comte de Boigne was a…

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Fashion Features

The Fashion of Architecture

A Berlin exhibit on Louis Vuitton architecture makes clear that building a strong brand identity doesn’t mean cookie-cutter building design.

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Fashion Features

Oscar Scores $2.4 Million at Bergdorf’s

Oscar de la Renta pulled in $2.4 million worth of fall orders at a trunk show at Bergdorf Goodman this month, passing last year’s mark.

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Financial

Consumer Confidence Uptick

Consumer confidence hit a six-month high in May as reservations about current circumstances were muted by budding optimism about the future.

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Fashion Features

Billy Martin’s New Game

Western brand Billy Martin’s USA has signed a licensing deal with Wyler Team International to produce a better-price sportswear line.

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Fashion Features

Ire Over Workers’ Comp Costs

LOS ANGELES — About a decade ago, apparel manufacturers marched in Sacramento to protest rising workers’ compensation costs, and this year may call for a repeat.

Or at least a surge in local rabble-rousing at state congressional…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Shop Talk … Master McQueen … New Tween …

SHOP TALK: Talk about pent-up demand. The John Galliano boutique in Paris, under construction for more than a year on Rue Saint Honoré, quietly opened for business on Tuesday — and had a crowd of shoppers waiting at the door by 11 a.m….

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Fashion Features

Next Up for O’Neill: Women’s Swimwear

LOS ANGELES — O’Neill Clothing, a label founded a half-century ago and known for its Neoprene wetsuit, is finally diving into women’s swimwear.

The Irvine, Calif.-based surf brand announced Friday a multiyear licensing…

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Fashion Features

WWD Walkthrough: H&M and Zara

NEW YORK — Talk about guerrilla shopping.

Lured into H&M by some of my fashion-conscious co-workers’ great finds, I attempted to go foraging on my own. My first attempt was the Fifth Avenue store at 51st Street, which had a line out…

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Marketing and Promotion

Media Plays: More Acts Required

NEW YORK — Just what the beleaguered magazine world needs: yet another reason for companies not to advertise.

With time fast becoming the chief currency of an increasingly complex and demanding fashion consumer, the days of reaching this…

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Beauty Features

Affleck to Model for L’Oréal Paris

PARIS — Ben Affleck is the latest star to join L’Oréal Paris’ constellation of spokespeople.

The American actor has signed on to represent the French brand’s products worldwide, except for North America and Mexico,…

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Fashion Features

Expofil, PV Entwine Shows

PARIS — Expofil, the French yarn fair, is weaving a link with Europe’s foremost fabric fair, Première Vision.

Philippe Pasquier, head of the show, said Expofil would match its dates with PV starting next February….

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Financial

Miuccia Wins Talley Award in Savannah

SAVANNAH — Miuccia Prada, on her first sojourn to Savannah, oohed and aahed all the way in from the airport. Never having set foot in the Deep South, she was wowed by the lush foliage, the architecture and was looking forward to some authentic…

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Fashion Features

Weak Sales Sink Gottschalks Net

NEW YORK — The usual suspects — weak economy, war and bad weather — depressed Gottschalks Inc.’s same-store and net sales in the first quarter, deepening its net loss.

For the three months ended May 3, the Fresno,…

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Fashion Features

Donna Karan Names Trio To Top Spots

NEW YORK — Donna Karan International has recruited three top product and sales executives as part of the company’s continuing push to put some muscle behind its collection business.

Pam Alvick, who was vice president of product…

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Fashion Features

Rue 21 Exits Bankruptcy

NEW YORK — Pennsylvania Fashions Inc. has emerged from bankruptcy proceedings with a new name, Rue 21 Inc.

As reported, Rue’s parent, Pennsylvania Fashions Inc., filed for Chapter 11 in February 2002. The company elected to begin…

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Fashion Features

ICSC: A Conclave of Concerns

The nation’s shopping center industry is grappling with issues such as the dichotomy of scare real estate and high vacancy rates.

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Fashion Features

The Shows Must Go On

Though the effects of the SARS scare are still being felt, international trade shows are forging ahead with a sharpened category and fashion focus.

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Fashion Features

Scene

ROYAL AMBITIONS

The Prince, a new boutique hotel in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda, appears to be the retreat of choice for globe-trotting Australian expatriates. Hotel regulars include actresses Rachel Griffiths and Toni Colette, as well as…

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Fashion Features

Better Days Ahead

Organizers of Asia’s trade fairs are optimistic that this autumn’s events will be successful, but all have one overriding concern — the impact of SARS on the confidence of exhibitors and visitors alike. Though last week, the World…

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Fashion Features

London’s New Editions

With memories of Emap Fashion’s trade event, 40 Degrees, quietly gathering dust, the new kid on the block, For Attention Of, is filling its shoes quite snugly. The street and casualwear show, FAO — launched in February 2003, only one…

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Fashion Features

Tale Of Two Cities

In an effort to raise awareness of Spain’s fashion and manufacturing capabilities, the country’s trade show producers are changing the format of shows, forming strategic marketing relationships and upgrading the quality of…

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Fashion Features

The Waiting Game

Italian fair organizers and fair exhibitors are facing difficult times. The recent military action in Iraq pushed the Italian textile and yarn industry into a state of suspended animation. Predictions of an economic recovery, particularly in the U.S….

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Fashion Features

Calendar Of Events

JUNE

1-3, Moda Prima (knitwear — formerly known as Esma), Milan Fairgrounds, Milan. Contact: Efima. Tel: (39) 02 6610 3555. Web site: http://www.fieramilano.it

2-4, Gulf Beauty 2003 (fragrance, cosmetics and body care), Dubai, United…

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Fashion Features

Honing Their Style

With Franco-American relations uncomfortably tense and SARS disrupting travel around the world, French trade show organizers face stiff challenges for the upcoming season. Nonetheless, organizers voiced optimism and said they will do everything…

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Fashion Features

That Little Something Extra

After the seismic changes of the last two seasons, the German trade show landscape is geographically consolidating in Düsseldorf, Munich and Berlin. Tweaks to the calendar and many new features, however, promise to give the upcoming round of…

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Marketing and Promotion

Behold the Mayo

NEW YORK — What’s the ultimate challenge in building brand loyalty? Health care services, no doubt, says one marketing expert.

The reason, observed Ohio State marketing professor Neeli Bendapudi, is that “when someone visits a…

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Fashion Features

Poland Seeks Fashion Fame

Poland is angling for a spot on the fashion radar. Organizers of the Poznan International Fair, a biannual event slated next for Sept. 2-4 in the western Polish town of Poznan, said they hope to showcase the best of the country’s fashion. The…

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Fashion Features

Southern Exposure

Although at press time Australia was considered SARS-free — with some cases reported but all since recovered, and no local transmission — the epidemic has nevertheless exacted some toll on the local trade-show sector.

According to a…

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