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Net Rises at Jones But Warning Sends Shares Down 10%

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Jones Apparel Group had good news about second-quarter results and the prospects for its Signature line, but it reduced guidance for the year.

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A Taste For Lace

NEW YORK — The frill’s the thing for resort, as designers turn out all sorts of looks made of or detailed with lace. And they aren’t just for evening — many a simple daytime piece is spiced up with girly lace trim. Here, one…

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Net Rises at Jones But Warning Sends Shares Down 10%

Jones Apparel Group had good news about second-quarter results and the prospects for its Signature line, but it reduced guidance for the year.

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Fashion Features

VF to Close 3 Plants, Eliminate 1,801 Jobs

U.S.apparel manufacturing will suffer another blow this fall when VF Corp. closes three jeans plants in North Carolina and Oklahoma, cutting 1,801 jobs.

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Elder-Beerman Gets Bon-Ton Bid

Bon-Ton Stores has proposed a $7-a-share cash merger with Elder-Beerman, perhaps beating an offer from Wright Holdings and EB management.

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In Brief: Done Deal … AMEREX Names VP … Dressing Like Annika …

  • DONE DEAL: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has sold its Spanish Chandon subsidiary to Freixenet, the Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, Spain-based sparkling wine maker. Freixenet was said to have paid $14.9 million (converted from 13…

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Rep. Dick Gephardt

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Fashion Scoops: In The King

Considering some say he’s in for the political fight of his life, it seemed fitting that presidential hopeful Dick Gephardt stopped by Everlast’s offices Tuesday afternoon.

The Missouri Congressman didn’t step into the…

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Debenhams OKs Permira Bid

After drawn-out discussions, Debenhams directors have recommended Permira’s bid to buy the U.K. department store for about $2.5 billion.

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Fashion Features

Surprising Drop in Consumer Confidence

NEW YORK — Consumers are tired of waiting for a turnaround.

Concerned about rising unemployment, they drove the monthly consumer confidence index to an unexpected sharp decline in July.

With a turnaround in the labor market still on…

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Buyers from Federated stores such as Macy’s will take part in the new initiative.

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Claiborne, Federated Devise LizPlanning

NEW YORK — Underscoring the increasingly competitive atmosphere among Seventh Avenue’s major apparel forces, Liz Claiborne Inc. said late Tuesday that it had begun testing a new method of distributing collections to Federated Department…

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Marketing and Promotion

Apparel Missing Mark With Hispanics

Hispanics are a must-win audience for the sputtering apparel business. Part II of a series on marketing to America’s fastest-growing ethnic group.

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Financial

DTI Costs Cut Into DuPont Net

Special items helped offset higher raw material costs as DuPont Textiles & Interiors posted earnings and sales growth in the second quarter.

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Fashion Features

Unite Alters Name To Reflect Efforts

NEW YORK — At the union’s Las Vegas convention last week, members decided that Unite’s name will no longer be an acronym.

But don’t ask Bruce Raynor if that means Unite no longer stands for anything.

“Unite…

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Financial

Coach Continues to Soar

Coach Inc.’s financial results are as hot as its handbags, as it said net income skyrocketed 72.6 percent to $29.9 million for the fourth quarter.

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Beauty Beat: Del Laboratories Grows Income Despite Charges

Del Labs managed to increase second-quarter profits 7.6 percent despite charges connected to shifts in its manufacturing.

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C&C founders Claire Stansfield and Cheyann Benedict.

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C&C California: Fit to a T

C&C California’s T-shirts are a hot commodity.

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Snowbunny goggles and snowboards.

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Action Girl Rides Into Surf Expo

Juniors’ trade show Action Girl Sports is riding into the Surf Expo Show.

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Date Change for ASR

LOS ANGELES — The summer installment of Action Sports Retailer Trade Expo has a new date: Jan. 17-19, 2004.

The show, running Saturday through Monday at the San Diego Convention Center, will be held earlier than previously scheduled in…

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Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

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