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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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Fashion

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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In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

After the Buying Binge, Luxury Groups Forced to Deal With Debt

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Overview

With the era of empire building over, it's time for the empire builders to pay down the mounds of debt they ran up during their rampant expansions.

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The Right Stuff

LOS ANGELES — Just like that infamous bunny, the military trend’s still going. But forget the oversized coats and baggy cargos of seasons past. Designers have upped the sexy quotient for fall with streamlined styling. Here, Barstow…

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Fashion Features

After the Buying Binge, Luxury Groups Forced to Deal With Debt

With the era of empire building over, it’s time for the empire builders to pay down the mounds of debt they ran up during their rampant expansions.

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Fashion Features

Corrections

The model on the right on page 6 is wearing a hat by Helen Kaminski. The designer’s name was misspelled on Tuesday, May 27.

Woman’s Day, Elle and Elle Girl are published by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. The ownership of the…

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Fashion Features

Opportunity Abounds, But Boneparth’s Mum

Jones ceo Peter Boneparth told shareholders that the outcome of the Ralph Lauren feud won’t affect the group’s evaluation of licensing opportunities.

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Fashion Features

Penthouse Taps Staff With Eye on Apparel

Ex-Hugo Boss ceo Marty Staff has joined Penthouse as chief executive of its licensing subsidiary, PH Brand Management LLC.

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Fashion Features

Gucci Sets $16-a-Share Payout

Gucci will pay back $1.58 billion, or about $16 a share, to shareholders, thus reducing the amount PPR must pay for shares next spring by about $16.

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Fashion Features

NPD Predicts Increased Spending on Apparel

NEW YORK — Apparel’s back in the picture.

After being edged out of people’s spending priorities for the past couple of years, apparel appears poised for a comeback. To wit: 14 percent of those polled in a new NPD Consumer…

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People

Broad Cast

Jennifer Vendetti’s atypical approach to beauty.

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People

In Principe

Cooking for kings.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: NYC Reimposing Apparel Tax … They’re G-R-R-REAT … Bloom Leaves Cole …

NYC REIMPOSING APPAREL TAX: The New York City Council voted 48-3 on Wednesday to reimpose the sales tax on apparel purchases of up to $110 and to raise the city’s sales tax from 4 percent to 4.4 percent, effective Sunday, according to a Council…

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Fashion Features

Too’s Other Tween

Limited Too plans a new concept focused on its core customer base of tween girls, replacing its Mishmash chain for girls 14 to 19.

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Fashion Features

Getting More Self Esteem

NEW YORK — All Access Apparel Inc., manufacturer of the Montebello, Calif.-based Self Esteem junior apparel brand, has set the launch of its first ad campaign, to break for back-to-school.

The new print ad campaign, titled “Inspire…

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Contemporary Connection

Whether it’s to capture a new customer or experiment with new fits and washes, contemporary designers are seeing the denim category as an opportunity for expansion.

Known for her frilly, girly dresses for…

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Four of a Kind

Four familiar athletic brands are trying to make a comeback in the U.S. Here’s how.

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Fashion Features

Sidelines

CHILD’S PLAY: Less than a week after signing a $90 million endorsement deal with 18-year-old LeBron James, a high school senior headed to the NBA, Nike has added 13-year-old Freddy Adu, a standout soccer player, to its stable of sponsored…

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Fashion Features

SanctUWear Ready for Retail

NEW YORK — Just as yoginis know how to lengthen and strengthen, Global Sourcing & Design is doing the same with its new label, SanctUWear.

The yoga-inspired collection bows at better resort specialty stores in August and will mark the…

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Fashion Features

Sirotka Jumping Into Sportswear

NEW YORK — With backing from a silent investor, tenniswear designer Bumi Sirotka is getting into the sportswear business, with her first signature collection set to be served up at retail this spring.

Her “sophisticated…

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People

Seeking Siki

Seeking Siki.

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Fashion Features

Losses Widen at Arden

NEW YORK — Hurt by a weak U.S. retail scene and the impact of SARS, Elizabeth Arden Inc.’s first-quarter sales dipped while red ink pooled on the bottom line.

Losses attributable to common shareholders widened to $16.7 million, or…

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Fashion Features

Stores-of-the-Month Club

Wal-Mart leads this pack of 15 stores where consumers shop at least once a month – and by a wide margin.

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Fashion Features

Madden Signs Sock License

NEW YORK — Steven Madden Ltd. has signed a licensing deal with Paul Lavitt Mills Inc. for a line of Steve Madden socks and hosiery.

The Hickory, N.C.- and New York-based legwear firm, which also holds the Etienne Aigner and Nicole Miller…

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Fashion Scoops: Gaby’s Baby … Swag Time … No Shrinking Violet

GABY’S BABY: Donna Karan’s grandmotherly duties redoubled Wednesday afternoon when her daughter, Gaby Karan de Felice, gave birth to 7 pound Stevie. It is De Felice’s first child with husband Gianpaolo de Felice, whom she wed on…

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Fashion Features

Gromek’s New-and-Improved Warnaco

NEW YORK — Executives of the Warnaco Group Inc., speaking at the company’s first shareholders meeting since emerging from bankruptcy in February, said the firm has made many critical changes over the past few years and contended it would…

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Fashion Features

Preventative Mall Security

Malls are more vulnerable to terrorism than office buildings, where security can be tighter and access is easy to restrict, according to an ICSC seminar.

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Beauty Features

Wella Buy Tough Going for P&G

BERLIN — Procter & Gamble failed to significantly increase its stake in Wella at the close Wednesday of its improved tender offer for Wella preferred shares.

Shareholder dissatisfaction with the upgraded $76.70 price offered for Wella…

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Financial

Coldwater Creek Profits Gain 35.4%

NEW YORK — Strong spring sales coupled with cost controls led multichannel retailer Coldwater Creek to report an increase in its first-quarter income and sales performance.

The Sandpoint, Idaho-based firm, which sells women’s…

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Fashion Features

Thor Acquires Shopping Center

DETROIT — Thor Equities, a national investment and development company specializing in urban markets, has acquired the 146,000-square-foot Warren Conner Shopping Center here, which has been renamed the Gallery at Warren Conner.

“The…

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