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Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

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Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

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Police Arrest Suspect in Washington State Mall Shootings

The shooter, thought to be a lone gunman, opened fire on Friday night.

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Wal-Mart’s Future: Will It Become Engine Of the U.S. Economy

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Wal-Mart's SuperCenters have become modern-day Main Streets, with all the requisite stores and services of a downtown shopping district.

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Wal-Mart’s Future: Will It Become Engine Of the U.S. Economy

Wal-Mart’s SuperCenters have become modern-day Main Streets, with all the requisite stores and services of a downtown shopping district.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Rice To Carter’s…Tarrant Adds Directors…Winning Bid

RICE TO CARTER’S: Robin Rice, former senior vice president of merchandising for The Body Shop of Americas, has joined Carter’s, the infant and children’s wear firm, as executive vice president of marketing, a new post. Before…

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LVMH Puts Focus On Its Core Assets

Less is more, at least according to luxury titan Bernard Arnault and LVMH’s 2002 annual report. Here’s what else was in there.

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Retailers Push Through Woes of Western States

Western retailers have so far managed to sidestep two crises – the flash floods in Las Vegas and the gas shortage in Phoenix.

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Financial

Klein Integration Bites Into PVH Net

NEW YORK — Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. is on track with its integration of Calvin Klein, though the cost of combining the two businesses helped drag down profits in the second quarter.

Net income available to common stockholders for the…

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Inventory Weighs Down Dillard’s

NEW YORK — Dillard’s Inc.’s bottom line sank in a sea of red ink in the second quarter as negative net and same-store sales, too much inventory and heavy markdowns conspired to hammer gross margins.

For the three months ended…

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Haims, Alfaro Brought Into Wet Seal

LOS ANGELES — The Wet Seal Inc. isn’t taking its troubles lying down.

The struggling junior specialty chain on Wednesday named former Disney Store executive Allan Haims as president of its Wet Seal division. He succeeds Susan…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Two For Tee…Captain John…Tennis Anyone?

TWO FOR TEE: If there were an award for international fashion collaborations, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons would be a shoo-in. Hot on the heels of new co-branding ventures with Peggy Moffitt, keeper of Rudi…

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Financial

Hot Topic Profits Rise 35.6%

NEW YORK — Music-loving teens helped Hot Topic turn its T-shirt stocks without having to resort to deep discounts in the second quarter, prompting a 35.6 percent increase in profits for the period.

The City of Industry, Calif.-based…

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Financial

Sales Push Ross Stores Earnings 9.9%

NEW YORK — Higher sales and cost controls paved the way for off-price retail chain Ross Stores to report a 9.9 percent gain in its second-quarter profits.

For the three months ended Aug. 2, the Newark, Calif.-based firm said it earned…

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People

Cat Power

Mixing careers in fashion and music.

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People

Reality Bites

Taking the Canal route.

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People

WWDPostcard: Tamara Mellon from Ibiza.

Matthew, our daughter, Araminta, and I have been at a villa in Ibiza for three weeks now. I don’t speak any Spanish, so we’re having a little communication problem, but we use a lot of sign language. I’ve also learned a…

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Financial

Sales Rise, Profits Down at Talbots

The Talbots Inc. fell short of its year-ago profit performance, but it did manage to better its own guidance by a penny.

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Entrepreneur Brian Zientek

LOS ANGELES — Brian Joseph Zientek, a swimwear entrepreneur who helped expand the scope of that industry, died after suffering a heart attack last Saturday. He was 51.

Tall and athletic, Zientek was a sports enthusiast, hooked on cycling,…

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Fashion Features

Taking It To The Street

Rap Throwbacks and Def Jam University apparel will bow at MAGIC International next week, while Eve plans to launch her first Fetish ad campaign.

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Big Star’s Flashback

Buyers who stop in at the Big Star booth at next week’s Magic International in Las Vegas should be prepared for a moment of déjà vu.

That’s because Koos Manufacturing, which is relaunching the line for fall retailing at…

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Denim Dish: The Jeans of Riley

Don’t expect Riley’s new denim line, shipping to retailers this month, to veer into streetwear anytime soon.

Riley, the casual contemporary label known for its hybrids of vintage and modern fashions, signed designer Carl Jones as…

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish: A Japanese Signature

The international rollout of the mass-priced Levi Strauss Signature brand will continue next month when the line bows in Aeon Co., Japan’s largest supermarket chain.

A spokeswoman for Aeon told WWD men’s and women’s Signature…

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Galey Deeper in Red

A sharp falloff in denim sales and severe margin erosion drove bankrupt mill Galey & Lord Inc. deeper into the red in its third quarter, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The mill recorded a $16.4 million…

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Fashion Features

Nike Courts Women in Southeast Asia

MANILA — Southeast Asia may seem like an unlikely place for Nike to leave its retail imprint, but that’s just where the company is putting its foot down.

The athletic company opened its first women’s store in the region last…

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Fashion Features

Fila’s Star-Studded Yoga Stance

LOS ANGELES — It’s easy to dismiss yogi Jodi Guber’s soul-searching as a luxury indulged by a Gen-Xer reared in a gilded lifestyle.

After all, the co-designer of the new Beyond Yoga by Fila line is philosophizing (and sitting…

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Fashion Features

Sidelines: Nuala’s Freeze Frame…Soho’s New Locker Room…Regal Return

NUALA’S FREEZE FRAME: Christy Turlington and Nuala, her yoga-inspired line produced by Puma, will host an exhibition and silent auction next month for photojournalist Steve McCurry at the Visionaire Gallery in Manhattan. Proceeds from the…

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Fashion Features

Open Season for Fashion

NEW YORK — Given the interest in women’s tennis, it is nothing less than fitting that the sport’s unofficial fashion show will be staged in Queens.

The U.S. Open, which gets rolling Monday in Flushing Meadows, has turned into…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Two Siblings Depart at Tchibo … Mattiolo’s Men’s Scent … Claiborne Names New VP

Two Tchibo siblings depart; Gai Mattiolo launches its first men’s scent; An appointment at Liz Claiborne Cosmetics.

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart/Asda Unveils George Collection

On Tuesday, Wal-Mart’s British subsidiary, Asda, plans to extend its George franchise with the launch of a classic, higher-priced George Collection.

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Fashion Features

A New Game

NEW YORK — Prada Sport is moving beyond the playing field. The spring 2004 collection, in fact, looks more ready-to-wear than activewear. While the company isn’t abandoning its high-performance pieces, it’s taking the line in a…

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Fashion Features

There’s Glamour in the Wind

CHICAGO — It’s hard to tell which was the biggest crowd pleaser at Marshall Field’s Glamorama: the hour-long, high-energy fashion show complete with lip-synching, dancing models and the unusual collection of celebrities ranging from…

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Fashion Features

Euro Bargains

The 10 largest outlet malls in Europe, in terms of gross leasable space.

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Financial

Goody’s Shares Soar After Stellar Results

Shares of Goody’s Family Clothing advanced nearly 20 percent after it said second-quarter earnings more than quintupled to $7.1 million.

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