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Calvin On the Record

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Overview

In his first interview since selling his company in February to Phillips-Van Heusen, Calvin Klein discusses his future and the future of his brand.

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Nautica Says Sale Talks In Progress

Nautica could be the next trophy brand, and the news Friday that it could be in play pushed the company’s stock up 11.4 percent to $13.36, up $1.37.

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Tuesday: The Corporate Council of Africa’s 4th biennial U.S.-Africa Summit, Washington (through Friday).
Conference Board releases June Consumer Confidence results.
Chico’s FAS annual meeting, Fort Myers,…

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In Brief: Diamonds on Display …

  • DIAMONDS ON DISPLAY: A new exhibit, called “The Splendor of Diamonds,” will open on June 27 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Seven rare colored diamonds will be featured in…

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Corrections

Alexander Vreeland is the grandson of the late Diana Vreeland. His relationship to the former Vogue editor was incorrect in a June 20 story starting on page one. Calvin Klein Inc. also clarified that no decision has been made with regard to the brand…

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Beauty Beat: P&G Falls Short in Wella Bid … Revved Up: … From Cars To Cosmetics:

NEW YORK — Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble apparently failed in its effort to win the overall 95 percent stake it needed in Wella AG by the end of the day Friday in order to squeeze out minority holders and delist the company.

Close…

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Calvin Klein the king of the hill

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The Top 10: Designer – The Home Advantage

The Americans are back on top, and Calvin Klein is king of the hill.

Klein captured bragging rights as the best-known designer brand to consumers who participated in this year’s WWD100, while Tommy Hilfiger came in a close second and Polo…

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Old Navy's kitschy advertising helps boost its profile among consumers, particularly those looking for trendy and affordable prices.

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The Top 10: Sportswear – The Price Is Right

Consumers’ budgetary concerns appear to be influencing the sportswear brands with which they are most familiar.

Take Old Navy, the shining star of the Gap Inc. empire. At a recent annual shareholders’ meeting, Gap Inc. president and…

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150-year-old Levi’s remains the most-recognized jeans brand.

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The Top 10: Denim – True Blue

The jeans category had a strong run in the fashion spotlight through the first two years of the new century, with dozens of new companies jumping into the denim game, often with high-end and high-priced products. But the constant glare of attention…

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Guess ads feature sexy, sultry imagery — a factor that contributes to its high consumer awareness.

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The Top 10: Young Contemporary – California Dreamin’

Whether they originated on the streets of New York City or the California beaches, there is one thing this year’s top 10 list of young contemporary brands has in common — they each stick to what they do and know best, without venturing into…

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London Fog&#8217s new ad campaign features romantic imagery

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The Top 10: Outerwear – Cover Up

London Fog may be at the head of the top 10 list of outerwear brands, but the company is working to stay one step ahead of the competition.

On the business front, the company this month divided itself into three independently managed…

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Financial

Cutter & Buck Narrows Loss

NEW YORK — With most of its restructuring and restatements behind it, gross margin expansion allowed Cutter & Buck Inc. to narrow its fourth-quarter loss.

For the three months ended April 30, the Seattle-based sportswear and golfwear…

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Lima Headed to New Gucci Post

LONDON — Willy Lima has been named director of Gucci Group’s VIP client services in the U.S., a new post, the company said Friday.

Lima will focus on the Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga and Stella McCartney brands, and will report to…

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WTO Rules for U.S. In India Textile Case

A WTO dispute settlement panel has handed the U.S. its first textile rules victory and rejected a case brought by India challenging U.S. rules of origin.

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Lingerie vendors are bracing for the China impact.

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Lingerie’s Quota Solution

A look at makers’ strategies as they prepare for the elimination of quotas in 2005.

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Karen Neuburger in her “Dream Home.”

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A Big Hit For Neuburger

NEW YORK — Sleepwear designer Karen Neuburger is aiming to expand her home goods business with a lifestyle concept at department stores she calls “Dream Home.”

So far, the Sausalito, Calif.-based designer and entrepreneur has…

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The new Paris store has flea market finds.

Fashion Features

Retail Push at Jamin Puech

Jamin Puech’s retail expansion.

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StefanBlake is now focused on fine jewelry such as these geometric offerings

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New Take at StefanBlake

Stefan Blake focuses on fine jewelry.

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Gold Toe&#8217s new point of sale image

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Gold Toe’s Max Effort

Gold Toe’s Max effort.

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O’ Connor Newcomer

Findings

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A midcentury-modern chair set against a Las Vegas showgirl costume sketch in the dressing room.

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Fashion Blooms in Vegas Desert

LAS VEGAS — Unless they’re gamblers or dancers, few people can say they found their calling in Vegas.

Yet that is just what happened to Meital Grantz. A transplanted New Yorker and avid shopper, Grantz was hard pressed to find her…

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Maggie Rizer&#8217s &#8220Little Princess&#8221

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Fashion Scoops: A Nice Ring To It … Donna’s Big-Screen Debut … Working Class …

Among the bounty being auctioned at Wednesday night’s Viva Glam Casino benefit for DIFFA is a $25,000 fancy-shaped diamond ring that was created by the event hostess, Maggie Rizer, in collaboration with jeweler Susan Rosen on…

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Europe Watch: Weston’s Slow Road

Galen Weston, the Canadian billionaire who wants to buy Selfridges, said in a statement Friday that his company, Oxford Acquisitions Ltd., had purchased 29.5 million shares — or 19.12 percent of the retailer — from shareholders since his…

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Financial

Belk Net Falls 18.5%

NEW YORK — Declining comparable-store sales led to lower profits for Belk Inc. in the first quarter.

For the three months ended May 3, the Charlotte, N.C.-based department store chain said net income fell 18.5 percent to $14.1 million…

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Delphine Arnault in Christian Dior.

People

Covering the Waterfront

Covering the waterfront in Venice for the 50th Biennale was no easy feat in the city’s equatorial heat. Here’s who made the effort.

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Fashion Features

The WWD 100

From the largest designer label to the hippest teen retailer, the names American consumers know best represent a vast range of style and price. Here is the latest survey of fashion’s most-recognized brands.

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Kellwood

NEW YORK — Kellwood Co. landed the lucrative CK Calvin Klein women’s license on Thursday and company executives immediately said they plan to take aim at a burgeoning better-price sportswear market once dominated by a single designer…

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Designer and Luxury

Calvin On the Record

In his first interview since selling his company in February to Phillips-Van Heusen, Calvin Klein discusses his future and the future of his brand.

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How the Survey Was Done

Since 1993, WWD has been monitoring consumer awareness with biennial

surveys that reveal the most-recognizable names in fashion, according to U.S. consumers. The current poll is WWD’s sixth survey of consumer awareness and, as in the…

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Fashion Features

The WWD 100 – List Part 1

WHAT’S IN A NAME? Judging by the top five brands in the 2003 WWD100, plenty. Timex, L’eggs, Nike and not one, but two Hanes brands have been part of the collective vocabulary of American consumers for decades. Within the top 10 come three names…

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Kim Roy

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Roy to Lauren as Division President

Kim Roy, a former executive with Ann Taylor Stores and Liz Claiborne, is headed to Polo Ralph Lauren to helm the Lauren line.

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G.A.V. Set to Relaunch Emanuel Bridge Line

Emanuel, once a leading resource in the bridge sportswear department, is making a comeback, and said to be relaunching with the G.A.V. company.

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Nike’s street cred with athletes gets a boost from featuring Olympic runner Marion Jones in its advertising.

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The Top 10: Young Contemporary – Up and Running

The big three sneaker giants — Nike, Reebok and Adidas — continue to possess the highest profile among U.S. consumers when it comes to the estimated $16.2 billion women’s activewear market.

With flashy multimillion-dollar ad…

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Jantzen will introduce two separates lines this year one junior and one contemporary

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The Top 10: Swimwear – Catching A Wave

The big winner in the swimwear top 10 IS Authentic Fitness, with four lines: Speedo, Catalina, Anne Cole and Cole of California. Amped-up advertising and promotions as well as new product introductions have helped these already well-known brands gain…

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Socks and plus-size hosiery are the new focuses at No Nonsense.

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The Top 10: Legwear – Getting A Leg Up

From Hanes and No Nonsense to Gold Toe and Givenchy, most of the brands on the legwear top 10 list have in recent months reevaluated their strategies, freshened up their assortments, and added line extensions to cater to today’s changing fashion…

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Sag Harbor suits landed at number three

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The Top 10: Dresses/Suits – Bigger, Bolder and Better

In the suitS and dressES category, the three top slots — Liz Claiborne, Ann Taylor and Sag Harbor — are some of the country’s largest vendors of career apparel, a category that has seen renewed interest as more companies frown upon…

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Ray-Ban has benefited from product placement in films such as “Men In Black II” and “Daredevil.”

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The Top 10: Accessories – The Main Event

What does it take to land on the top 10 list of most-recognized accessories brands these days?

Judging by this year’s WWD100 results, it doesn’t hurt to be American, offer moderate prices and have a heavy presence on the department…

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Casio’s G-Shock series includes several designs for women and men.

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The Top 10: Watches and Jewelry – Ones to Watch

Watchmakers continued their domination of the top 10 most-recognized watch and jewelry brands, with firms at a range of price points keeping customers coming back with evermore stylish designs and technological advances.

At the top of the list…

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Many affordable brands landed on the WWD100, including number seven Fruit of the Loom.

Fashion Features

The WWD 100: In Depth – Behind the Numbers

Call it the physics of brand familiarity.

Time and space are the most crucial elements when it comes to creating a sense of familiarity — and even more so as the world’s of marketing and media grow more complex and cluttered,…

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A look from the Victoria&#8217s Secret runway extravaganza last November

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The Top 10: Innerwear – Intimate Encounter

It takes a lot to be a star in the $12.4 billion dollar intimate apparel arena.

It’s not just about sex. And it’s not as simple as having an innovative and fashionable product supported by a multimillion-dollar ad campaign….

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Fashion Features

The WWD 100 – List Part 2

This is a continuation of the WWD 100. For the article’s introduction, please refer to Part 1.


51. NAUTICA
Product: Men’s sportswear and jeans, women’s jeans, boys’ wear, licensing.
Volume: $692…

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