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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

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Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

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Business

Supreme Court Decision Seen as Blow to Fashion Designers

The court's ruling in favor of Samsung in its battle with Apple could weaken patent protection for fashion designs.

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The 2002 Pay Stakes: Marineau Ousts Hilfiger As Top Apparel Earner

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Who makes what? Here are the 20 apparel executives with the highest compensation packages in 2002.

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The 2002 Pay Stakes: Marineau Ousts Hilfiger As Top Apparel Earner

Who makes what? Here are the 20 apparel executives with the highest compensation packages in 2002.

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In Brief: The Cost of Terrorism … Numbers Game …

  • THE COST OF TERRORISM: Spending by corporations on security has increased more modestly than experts predicted, rising a median 4 percent since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to a Conference Board study released…

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Clarification

The Project men’s wear trade show will be held July 20-22 at the Puck Building in New York. Tel: (866) 614-7324. E-mail: info@projectshow.com. Web site: projectshow.com. The show was omitted from the Domestic Trade Show calendar that ran June 25.

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LVMH Seen Outpacing Peers With Second-Quarter Sales

Buoyed by the resilience of its star Louis Vuitton brand, LVMH is seen outpacing its luxury peers when it reports second-quarter sales this month.

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Revenues Fall in Half, But L’Oréal Optimistic

PARIS — L’Oréal reported its first-half sales fell 3.2 percent to $8.1 billion, but the firm remains bullish about its yearend prospects based on expectations of moderating exchange rates and sustained organic sales growth.

The…

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Beauty Beat: Discrimination Suit Hits Lauder … CLOSE CALL LETTER

Estée Lauder Corp. has been sued by three ex-employees over allegations of racial and disability-related discrimination.

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People

London’s Living Lolita

British author Rosemary Kingsland has a secret she’s finally ready to share.

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Audrey Tautou in Alberta Ferretti.

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Chic of the Week

Chic of the Week.

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Here, Valentino’s sheer, tiered, Salomé-style stunner.

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Isn’t It Glam?

PARIS — Hollywood holds a universal fascination for fashionistas and fashion houses these days. So it seemed only fitting that Valentino, who’s not exactly unfamiliar with grand entrances, would choose to dedicate his fall couture…

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The Paris Parade

PARIS — More ready-to-wear houses are crashing the couture party here, and it appears that they feel the need to justify their invasion by offering at least a soupçon of fashion art.

Take Capucci, for example, an Italian…

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Buffalo Jeans plans to spend $5 million on its campaign.

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Denim Dish: Buffalo’s Stage Set

Buffalo Jeans is going back in time. For its fall ad campaign, that is.

The Montreal-based jeans firm took a Fifties approach to theater when styling its newest campaign, set to hit billboards in Manhattan’s Times Square and SoHo as well…

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Unionbay is supporting up-and-coming stars for its fall ads.

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Denim Dish: Unionbay Goes Hollywood

Unionbay is hitting the big screen.

The Seattle-based company, known for more than 20 years as a supplier of sportswear and denim geared to a teen audience, will launch a comprehensive ad campaign for fall. Besides print in magazines such as…

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Denim Dish: VF Fills the Classroom

What began in 1998 as a small pizza party for VF Corp. associates has turned into a day to give back to the community.

July 18 is VF Day and employees at the company will participate by collecting classroom supplies for VF’s “Fill…

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Denim Dish: Met Goes West

Met jeans, which bowed in the U.S. this spring with a New York office, has its first West Coast distributor. Independent representative Kathy Walker has taken on sales duties for California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. She is based…

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Nike Acquires Converse

Nike has agreed to buy rival activewear maker Converse in a deal worth $305 million.

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Executives at Diesel said they’ve been rolling out new fits, like the Nadar, because the lifecycle of a style is shortening.

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Inventory Issues

After a soft first half for many jeans firms, executives hope for an uptick in the rest of the year, though few are predicting strong growth.

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All of Wal-Mart’s 2,850 U.S. locations will have Levi Strauss Signature jeans by July 22.

Fashion Features

Levi’s Critical Mass

The critical back-to-school season; What’s on tap for Juicy Couture; The trend of clothing lines by celebrities shows no sign of slowing.

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Hogan made its presence known at this summer’s Motogiro.

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The Big Game

After years of brandishing their logos across various categories, companies are testing new formulas going into the crucial second half.

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Alexandra von Furstenberg and Tim Jefferies

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Historic Sights

Hillary hits London.

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Hilary Duff will launch Stuff by Hilary Duff for spring retailing.

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Star Power

The trend of clothing lines by celebrities shows no sign of slowing.

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A Better Back-To-School

The critical back-to-school season

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Pam Skaist-Levy and Gela Taylor are not leaving the creative helm at Juicy Couture.

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Getting Juicier

What’s on tap for Juicy Couture?

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Patti Hansen and her daughters, Theodora and Alexandra at Ungaro.

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Fashion Scoops: Hot Seat … Rolling Pebbles … Backroom Blues …

HOT SEAT: What was Anna Wintour doing in the third row at the Emanuel Ungaro couture show on Wednesday? “I just wanted to sit with Bea,” the Vogue editor-in-chief said matter-of-factly, motioning to her 15-year-old daughter,…

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Financial

Hot Topic, Aeropostale Post Positive June Comps

NEW YORK — Hot Topic stayed hot in June and Aeropostale continued to soar.

Retailers are due to report their June same-store sales today but Hot Topic said Wednesday that same-store sales in June were up 3.5 percent as overall sales…

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Duran Duran will perform for the first time in the U.S. in 18 years.

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Denim Dish: A Blast From the Past

DKNY Jeans and The Fader magazine are bringing back Duran Duran.

Currently working on a new album set for a 2004 release, the band is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a live performance by its original lineup for the first time in the U.S….

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Mexican Chains Battle Wal-Mart

BOSTON — Three of Mexico’s largest retailers plan to pool knowledge and resources in an attempt to combat the growing market share of Wal-Mart Stores’ Mexican subsidiary, Walmex.

The companies — Controladora Comercial…

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Hummel’s new design team is spiffing up its women's line.

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Flashback

Activewear giants have the prime-time commercials and big-name athletes, but a crop of faded labels are stirring an undercurrent to pull in fickle shoppers.

Fred Perry, Hummel, Kappa and Le Tigre are back on the U.S. women’s scene….

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Linda Wachner Suit Dismissal Is Reversed

NEW YORK — Just when former Warnaco Group’s chief executive officer Linda Wachner thought she was off the hook in a shareholder class-action lawsuit, she might be hurled back into court again.

On Monday, a federal appeals court in…

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Pay Day

The 20 U.S. apparel executives at publicly listed companies with the highest compensation packages in 2002.

The average salary of WWD’s top 20 apparel executives in 2002 was $5.4 million, an increase of 295.5 percent over 2001….

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Sears Reducing Staff by as Much as 1,500

NEW YORK — Sears, Roebuck & Co. began laying off workers two weeks ago, and the bloodletting could result in more than 1,000 job losses.

One former employee who left the company a week ago said that the layoffs are part of a strategic…

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