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Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

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Tommy’s Crossroads: Women’s Wear Sales Leapfrog Over Men’s

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Women's wear vaulted ahead of men's to become Tommy Hilfiger Corp.'s largest wholesale division last year, the firm's annual report revealed.

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Fighting Back

NEW YORK — The economic slowdown and the heightened anxiety about traveling have led many companies to trim travel budgets, impacting the aisles at the nation’s trade shows and buying markets. But exhibit and mart organizers are battling…

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On The Road Again?

WASHINGTON — Domestic business travel could be on a rebound by summer.

Slammed by the fears of terrorism after the 9/11 attacks and a weak economy that still hasn’t fully recovered, retailers scaled back travel to trade shows and…

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Luring Them To N.Y.

NEW YORK — With most Seventh Avenue firms feeling the effects of a slow economy, Manhattan show organizers are gearing up for the season ahead with subtle, but necessary changes to draw in buyers.

Elyse Kroll, president of ENK…

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Redefining Dallas

DALLAS — “Do not enter unless…you are prepared to change the apparel industry forever,” reads a handwritten sign taped at the entrance to the design conference room at Dallas Market Center headquarters.

This is the…

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Independent Effort

DALLAS — As the Dallas Market Center ramps up construction of its new home for fashion, a group of sales representatives is still working to establish an alternative wholesale mart downtown.

Leases have been sent to about 60 companies for…

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California Climbing

LOS ANGELES — Did somebody say recession?

Despite unfriendly economic times, trade shows are forging ahead with new installments. Action Girl Sports will bow July 17-19 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, and Surf Expo…

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Vegas Vies For Buyers

LOS ANGELES — The Las Vegas trade show scene has grown quickly, but it hasn’t been immune to the down economic times.

At MAGIC International, show producer of MAGIC, WWDMAGIC and MAGIC Kids in Las Vegas, show officials concede that…

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The Americas Way

ATLANTA — With temporary shows that complement and feed into permanent showrooms, and new product categories that offer more bang for the apparel buyer’s buck, AmericasMart is all about synergy.

With three buildings in a 6…

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Musical Chairs

MIAMI — Until recently, regional trade shows barely registered a bleep on the retail radar.

But times have changed and Florida’s regional shows have developed an inherently strong resort niche, attracting regional, Caribbean and…

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Midwest Muscle

CHICAGO — While some retailers are cutting costs and reducing travel expenses, organizers of Chicago’s largest women’s apparel event, StyleMax, are predicting record-breaking attendance and expanded selection for its Oct. 18-21 spring…

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Theater Of Textiles

NEW YORK — With a difficult business environment that has reduced marketing budgets at firms in the already debilitated textile industry, trade show organizers said the current climate has caused some companies to sit out the textile and sourcing…

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South Beach’s Slice of Italy

Within the iron gates at James Avenue and 17th Street in Miami’s South Beach, hidden behind a manicured ficus wall, sits Casa Tua. The five-bedroom Inn off the courtyard goes unnoticed, tucked beyond stucco archways, a winding staircase…

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Beltway Bombay

Tucked in a storefront in the northwest Washington neighborhood of Cleveland Park is an elegant-but-understated, Bombay-style bistro with no problem filling tables.

Indique, which opened earlier this year, is more a sparkling and…

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Andy W and Jackie O

Andy Warhol’s first exhibit of Pop Art images was in the windows of Bonwit Teller in 1961 and the most recent is in just as unexpected a place: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza here.

The Sixth Floor, a popular tourist…

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Pearls of Wisdom

Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum of Natural History hosts “Pearls: A Natural History” through July 20 at the museum’s expansive Druid Hills complex in East Atlanta.

Organized by the American Museum of Natural History in…

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Foodie Club

For comfort food with a twist and DJs spinning tunes, head to Manhattan’s East Village eatery Industry (Food), which attracts a diverse crowd.

Designed by award-winning architect Paul Carroll, Industry is situated in a ski…

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The Fast and Luxurious

NEW YORK — Like to ride? Well, whether you straddle horses or Harleys, look no further than Ralph Lauren this season. As is his wont, the designer has taken inspiration from some favorite pastimes and has created a colorful array of sexy pieces…

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Tommy’s Crossroads: Women’s Wear Sales Leapfrog Over Men’s

Women’s wear vaulted ahead of men’s to become Tommy Hilfiger Corp.’s largest wholesale division last year, the firm’s annual report…

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May Co. Downsizes With 1,500 Job Cuts

May Department Stores Co. cut 1,500 store employees on Tuesday in an effort to keep expenses more in line with how sales have been tracking.

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Kors Heads West With Rodeo Drive Store Ambitions

Michael Kors has his sights on Rodeo Drive for his second U.S. collection store, opening next year, and is expanding that business along the way.

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In Brief: Pakistan’s Proposed Package…Cash Advance

PAKISTAN’S PROPOSED PACKAGE: President Bush proposed a $3 billion economic aid package for Pakistan Tuesday in exchange for its help in the U.S.-led war on terrorism, but there was no mention of textile and apparel trade concessions still…

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Correction

The volume estimated for the Liz Claiborne signature line is $1.6 billion wholesale. It was incorrect on page 11 of the WWD 100 supplement published Monday.

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Financial

Consumer Confidence Flat

NEW YORK — Americans aren’t too sure about today, but they’re feeling progressively better about tomorrow.

With Americans still coping with geopolitical uncertainties abroad and a shaky economy at home, consumer confidence…

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A&F Settles Lawsuit Over Employee Dress

Abercrombie & Fitch has settled a lawsuit in California for $2.2 million over claims it forced store workers to buy and wear A&F branded clothing on the job.

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Moody’s to Review Charming Shoppes Debt

NEW YORK — Moody’s Investors Service placed its ratings of approximately $200 million asset-backed debt issued by Charming Shoppes Master Trust on review for possible downgrade, following several reporting errors in monthly service reports…

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Lacroix Signs Men’s Deals

PARIS — Christian Lacroix — a man partial to jazzing up simple suits with natty, patterned shirts and his favorite sneakers — is finally ready for his men’s wear debut.

On Tuesday, the French couturier announced he has…

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Early Money Placed in Democratic Race

As Democrats vie for their party’s 2004 presidential nomination, some are gaining traction in fashion quarters, including some surprise support.

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Marketing and Promotion

Tuning Out Static

Branding experts discuss the role played by a brand’s initial, visual impression on today’s consumer, said to value substance over style

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Marketing and Promotion

Marketing Intelligence

Walking The Walk: Ralph Lauren’s got it. Tommy Hilfiger doesn’t. And Jay-Z’s could be fleeting.

Street cred, that is. At least, that’s the view of marketing consultant Jameel Spencer, whose clients include a trio…

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Financial

Bankrupt Spiegel Sees $16.6M Loss

NEW YORK — Bankrupt Spiegel Inc. on Tuesday filed its monthly operating report with the Securities and Exchange Commission showing a $16.6 million loss on total revenues of $164.2 million for the four weeks ended May 24.

The loss included…

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C&B Sales, Earnings Vault Ahead

NEW YORK — Christopher & Banks Corp. succeeded where many of its brethren struggled in the first quarter, as it reported double-digit profit and sales growth.

For the three months ended May 31, the Minneapolis-based specialty chain said…

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Beauty Beat: Tchibo Principals Agree to Sell Their Stake … Rite Aid’s Loss: … Breakfast With Agon: …

BERLIN — A yearlong family feud at the coffee and retail concern Tchibo has ended, clearing one major obstacle to Tchibo Holding AG evolving from a minority to a majority shareholder in Beiersdorf.

According to press reports Tuesday,…

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Catching Up With Liz

Liz Claiborne, the person, talks about what she’s been up to and how much she doesn’t miss the fashion business.

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Claiborne’s New Innerwear Deal

NEW YORK — Liz Claiborne Inc. has signed licensing agreements with Gelmart Industries LLC to allow Chelsea Design Group, a newly created joint venture, to design and manufacture intimate apparel, including bras, panties and shapewear, bearing…

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A Walk on the Wild Side

Fashion that works for wildlife preservation.

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Dockers Gets Comfortable

Levi’s Dockers unit is launching a comfort program for pants called Individual Fit.

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Fashion Scoops: Majed’s New Retail Palace … Marzotto’s New Label … A Rush For Rochas …

MAJED’S NEW RETAIL PALACE: There’s just no stopping the Kuwaiti prince and retailer Majed Al-Sabah, the force behind the luxury brands emporium Villa Moda in Kuwait City. Al-Sabah said Tuesday the opening of a second Villa…

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