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Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

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Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

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Business

Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

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Focusing on Retail, Sears Sells Credit Op To Citigroup for $32B

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Sears is selling its lucrative credit card business, the nation?s sixth largest, to Citigroup for about $32 billion.

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Here, one of Versace’s stunning wrapped and tied evening beauties.

Fashion Features

Sunrise, Sunset

PARIS — The notion of getting back to basics is all the rage these days, and some designers have their own idiosyncratic definitions of that idea. Donatella Versace, for example, showed her stance on that concept in her Versace fall couture…

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Fashion Features

Focusing on Retail, Sears Sells Credit Op To Citigroup for $32B

Sears is selling its lucrative credit card business, the nation’s sixth largest, to Citigroup for about $32 billion.

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Harvey Sanders, Nautica Enterprises Inc.

Financial

Nautica Trims Loss On Solid Revenues

Nautica Enterprises Inc., which is being acquired by VF Corp., on Tuesday posted narrower first-quarter losses – $1.6 million – than it did in 2002.

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Fashion Features

Patrick Thomas Back to Hermes

Patrick Thomas has rejoined Hermès International as the luxury firm’s number two executive.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Burma Ban … Maternal Move … Cole Goes Swimming …

  • BURMA BAN: All imports from the military dictatorship of Myanmar, which are mostly garments, would be banned from the U.S. under a House bill that passed 418-2 on Tuesday. Strong bipartisan support was garnered after last month’s…

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Fashion Features

Correction

After its official launch at Henri Bendel in September, Diane Von Furstenberg Beauty will be sold in 35 doors nationwide, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. The company produces its lingerie line and a small group of swimwear in-house. This…

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Fashion Features

L’Oréal Shutting Rubinstein

NEW YORK — A four-year struggle to reestablish the venerable Helena Rubinstein cosmetics brand in the U.S. has ended with parent L’Oréal deciding to invest its resources elsewhere.

The French beauty giant will cease operations…

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Fashion Features

Burberry’s 1st Annual Meeting Addresses Exec Pay Packages

Burberry’s first annual general shareholders meeting here was a quiet affair, with all 14 resolutions passed with nearly all of the available votes.

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Fashion Features

Simmons, Kellwood Team Up

NEW YORK — Russell Simmons, the mastermind behind Phat Fashions, will launch a line with Kellwood Co. for fall retailing.

Aimed at such stores as Sears and J.C. Penney, as well as specialty retailers, the line will be called Run Athletics,…

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Inside the Rive Gauche boutique opening today in Beverly Hills.

Fashion Features

Latest YSL Rive Gauche Unit Bows Today in Beverly Hills

The latest incarnation in Tom Ford’s evolving YSL Rive Gauche retail concept opens today in Beverly Hills.

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People

Suzy

Nancy Reagan commissions the USS Ronald Reagan, the world’s most powerful carrier; Julia and David Koch go all out for Southampton Hospital.

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Accessorize opened its fourth Italian store in Milan in March. Here, an exterior shot of the Oxford Street store in London.

Fashion Features

Milan Warms to Affordable Shopping

Milanese shoppers have slowly embraced more affordable fashion retail chains, including Accessorize and Mango.

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Fashion Features

In The Middle

NEW ADDRESS, NEW COMPANY: Novelty Plus has opened a new showroom with the updated, moderate brands Only Nine and Vivendi at 1407 Broadway, Suite 1101. The company moved into the 1,000-square-foot showroom to house all of its products under one…

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Fashion Features

Cataloger Blair Corp. Starts Wholesale Unit

NEW YORK — Blair Corp., the Warren, Pa.-based direct marketer, has created a wholesale division called Allegheny Trail Corp., which will offer apparel basics at low prices to outdoor sporting goods and recreational retailers.

In its…

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Fashion Features

H&M Misses Analysts’ Target For Second Straight Month

Paying for the cautious stance it adopted before the war in Iraq, Hennes & Mauritz reported its second straight month of weaker-than-expected sales.

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Marketing and Promotion

Hispanics: A Hidden Opportunity

The fashion industry is missing a big opportunity in marketing to Hispanics. Here, an update.

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Cowshed has added humor to its packaging.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Cowshed Relaunches With New Image … LANCOME’S EXEC MOVES

LONDON — British beauty brand Cowshed has been given a makeover.

The bath, body, hair and skin care line, made at Babington house in Somerset, has relaunched with new products, packaging and price points —?and more humorous names to…

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An advertisement for Junior Sophisticates from 1957.

Fashion Features

Ben Klein, ‘The Little King,’ Dead at 91

Ben Klein, the first husband of Anne Klein and co-founder of Junior Sophisticates with her, is dead at 91.

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Fashion Features

June Apparel Sales Up As Discounts Abound

WASHINGTON — Retail sales got a boost in June, as retailers turned up the discount volume to clear off shelves for back-to-school merchandise, according to economists.

Sales at apparel and accessories stores rose a healthy 1.3 percent on a…

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Fashion Features

Coccapani Brings New Image Stateside

MILAN — Coccapani is coming to the U.S. with a new design concept developed by creative director Riccardo Tisci.

Tisci, the young Italian designer who has brought an edgy, trendy touch to the company’s collections, was tapped by…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Hobbling Along … My Kind Of Town

HOBBLING ALONG: The next accessory coming from Gucci, Fendi and Valentino might just be designer crutches. Gucci chief Domenico De Sole, Carla Fendi and Valentino all recently experienced falls that left them wobbling. Fendi and…

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Fashion Features

Indonesia Sees Drop In Textile Investment

GENEVA — Severely hampered by political and economic uncertainties, foreign direct investment in Indonesia’s textile sector deteriorated sharply in 2002, totaling only $62 million, down from $301 million in 2002 and $401 million in 2001, a…

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Fashion Features

Appeals Court Affirms Paul Polishan Verdict

NEW YORK — Ten years after a massive accounting fraud was uncovered at apparel powerhouse The Leslie Fay Cos. Inc., its former chief executive officer, Paul Polishan, has moved closer to spending time in jail.

U.S. attorney Thomas Marino,…

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Fashion Features

Franklin Brown Trial Postponed Again

NEW YORK — Franklin Brown, Rite Aid’s former vice chairman and general counsel, has another week to decide whether to stand trial on charges of accounting fraud or settle with the U.S. government.

The government’s case against…

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A look from the J&CO women’s line.

Fashion Features

JNCO Aims at Women With Contemporary

LOS ANGELES — Milo Revah, co-owner of Revatex Inc., maker of men’s skate-driven line JNCO Jeans, is trying again with the ladies.

After past forays into the women’s market in 1997 and 2000 that hit snags, this fall, Revah is…

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The Hot Kouture store.

Fashion Features

Von Dutch Revs Up With Celeb Set

LOS ANGELES — Lowbrow icon Von Dutch might be turning over in his grave now that the rock-inspired fashion line bearing his name tops the trendy list among mainstream Hollywood.

A decade after his death, the maverick hot-rod pinstriper…

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