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After ‘Perfect Storm,’ Luxury Titans Foresee Some Sunshine Ahead

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Italian luxury executives said they saw a strong pickup in June's sales at the Altagamma conference in Rome on Friday.

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PARIS — Christian Lacroix has been on a couture roll recently, creating striking collections that temper his trademark fairy-tale fantasy with an unexpected degree of restraint. And he continued his winning ways for fall. There were beautiful,…

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After ‘Perfect Storm,’ Luxury Titans Foresee Some Sunshine Ahead

Italian luxury executives said they saw a strong pickup in June’s sales at the Altagamma conference in Rome on Friday.

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China Dominates Apparel Trade in May

For the first time in decades, only China’s apparel and textile exports to the U.S. grew, surging 66 percent, while the rest of the world’s declined.

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Job Doubts Mar Second-Half Prospects

Angst over the job market has replaced fears about war and terrorism to hold second-half optimism in check.

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Retailers Look Past June Comps

NEW YORK — The real fun begins in July.

That was that day-after reaction on Friday to June comparable-store sales results. While analysts were pleased with June’s modest increases, the June comp numbers generally were viewed as a…

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Coming This Week

TUESDAY: Turkish Fashion Fabric Exhibition, New York (through Wednesday).
Burberry annual meeting, London.
U.S. Commerce Department releases its June retail sales report.

WEDNESDAY: European Preview fabric fair, New York…

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In Brief: Wal-Stock … NRF Conference Chief …

  • WAL-STOCK: Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s chairman, S. Robson Walton, sold 1.3 million shares of his firm’s common stock, or 17.7 percent of the common stock he controlled indirectly, in several transactions last Tuesday and…

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People

Midsummer Night’s Dream

Valentino threw this season’s to-die-for party after his couture show last week at his Chateau de Wideville. Here are the details.

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Fashion Features

Court’s Roxy Decision Key to Trademark Suit

NEW YORK — A long-simmering battle over the origin of the Roxy name might finally get its day in court.

Just when Quiksilver Inc. began using its Roxy trademarks is the issue before a federal district court in Los Angeles. The answer will…

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Beauty Beat: Lauder Launches Starr-Powered Program …GOING FOR THE GOLD … TURNER’S BEAUTY FORAY

Estée Lauder has unveiled the latest step in its continuing strategy to modernize the brand: a new national makeup artist program.

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Fashion Scoops: Diesel Dash … Sexy Shopper … Under the Mallorcan Sun

DIESEL DASH: On Aug. 29, one week before he celebrates Diesel’s 25th anniversary in Italy, founder Renzo Rosso is jetting to Sydney to kick off his first freestanding store in the southern hemisphere — a three-level,…

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Desmo’s Redo

Desmo, one of the most established Florentine leather goods firms, is taking a more upscale path to sales growth.

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Findings

HAIR FLARE: With many American women obsessing over the latest hair-straightening techniques or styles created to look naturally mussed or shattered, hair accessories have been on hiatus for some time.

Hair accessories firm Evita Peroni…

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Apparel Prices Continue to Decline

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s apparel in June remained stuck in a deflationary pattern and fell 0.2 percent after dipping 0.3 percent in May, the Labor Department reported Friday in its Producer Price…

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ENK International Heading to Calif. For Trade Shows

LOS ANGELES — New York-based trade show producer ENK International is getting serious about the West Coast market.

The organizer behind the Fashion Coterie, Intermezzo and Accessories Circuit shows has committed to producing shows at the…

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Go Glamour

Go Glamour, a special WWDLyonPreview report.

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Lyon Expected To Shine

A plethora of new ideas, exhibitors, seminars and trend forecasts will be showcased at the fall-winter 2004-2005 edition.

NEW YORK — Despite the fear factor of terrorism compounded by the weak American dollar and strained…

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Go Glamour

In the Thirties, Forties and Fifties, lingerie mirrored the femininity and glamour of what women were wearing on the outside. Right now, designers are hitting rewind and coming up with classic silhouettes, such as corsets, slips and cami and brief…

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Hawaiian Punch

Surf, sand and sun — three important elements of summer. They’re just as key for swim, too, where bright Hawaiian prints are just the thing to make waves.

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Intimate Trends

DAILY BLISS
Nostalgia relating to family, friends, hearth and home. Colors and patterns are back as the important tools of communication and expression.

SEDUCTION
Body fashion as an accessory. This trend reflects modern…

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Interfiliere Trends For Fall – Winter 2004-2005

The intimate apparel and bodywear textile segment of the Lyon, Mode City fair will feature 330 exhibitors and a plethora of trend ideas and new product. Three themes will outline a broad and precise summary of inspiration gleaned from geopolitical and…

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Europe Watch: Big Time … Weston’s Home Stretch … New Look Up Next…

BIG TIME: French retailer Carrefour SA last week said second-quarter revenues grew 6.8 percent to $21.62 billion, or 19.14 billion euros, from $21.04 billion, or 18.62 billion euros, in the year-earlier period. Boosted by the inclusion of…

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