American Rag Marks Latest Arrival in Stores’ Pursuit of Exlcusivity

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Overview

In the growing emphasis on private brands, Federated Department Stores stays one step ahead.

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Here, for example, a cotton trenchcoat is worn over a silk top and nylon spandex HotPants, all from St. John.

Fashion Features

Short Order

IRVINE, Calif. — Pair the initials “S.J.” and “bling-bling” and a certain hip-hop mogul comes to mind. But the bikini tops, HotPants and piles of gold chains that were shown here on Friday all belong instead to a more…

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Russell Simmons

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Kellwood: Getting Phat?

The latest takeover-of-the-day buzz has Kellwood Co. apparently in the lead to buy Russell Simmons’ Phat Fashions.

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The Hit List

While most industry executives agree many nations that currently rely heavily on apparel and textile exports will lose U.S. market share to China in 2005, few have been able to quantify the losses. The American Textile Manufacturers Institute, in a…

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Skechers ads with Christina Aguilera will begin running in October.

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Aguilera Signs Skechers Deal

NEW YORK — Christina Aguilera is looking more like herself.

The provocative pop singer has signed on with Los Angeles-based footwear firm Skechers to appear in the company’s first international footwear ads. Unlike the Versace ads…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Benefits After Burlington…VF’s New Leg Deal…Kmart Ads

  • BENEFITS AFTER BURLINGTON: The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $4.6 million National Emergency Grant to the North Carolina Department of Commerce to help retrain 2,021 former employees of Burlington Industries Inc. who lost their…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

Manhattan retailer Michael C. Fina is located at 545 Fifth Avenue, at 45th Street. This was incorrect in a story on page 13, Aug. 18.

Novel Denim operates four plants in Mauritius. It closed one of its facilities there, and no further closures…

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People

Jane Says

Another bag for Jane Birkin.

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Janet Grove, center, with the Federated Merchandising marketing team: Nancy Slavin, group vice president, and Joe Feczko, executive vice president.

Fashion Features

American Rag Marks Latest Arrival in Stores’ Pursuit of Exclusivity

Federated Department Stores’ latest effort in private brands, American Rag, was rolled out to 120 doors this month, and more are on the way.

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Fashion Features

Quota Phaseout Poses Worry for Some

Concerns about quota elimination in 2005 have prompted the Bush administration to prepare two reports on the post-quota environment.

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Fashion Features

Bottoms, Denim Alternatives Take the Lead at WWDMAGIC

Retailers and vendors were vocally optimistic despite the few new trends at WWDMAGIC, which began its four-day run in Las Vegas Monday.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Camera Ready…Manchester Delighted…Curtain Raiser

CAMERA READY?: Both sides officially say talks are still ongoing, but it’s looking a little less likely that 7th on Sixth’s fashion showcase will be known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week after the end of the year. According to…

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From left: Tom Murry of Calvin Klein Inc., Allen Questrom letting his hair down, Bergdorf Goodman’s Ron Frasch, Federated’s Terry Lundgren and Michael Ainslie, former chairman of Sotheby’s, dancing behind a Tina Turner impersonator.

Fashion Features

Josie’s Pussycats

BEDFORD, N.Y. — Get down, get down, get down….

That seemed to be the tune as a group of some of the nation’s top retailers let it all hang out to celebrate Kenneth Natori’s 60th birthday at his Gary Player-designed golf…

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Regine Traulsen

People

Café Society

Southampton goes Moroccan.

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Media

Memo Pad: A Rolling Search…The Need To Feed

A ROLLING SEARCH: Three weeks ago, The New York Times announced Adam Moss, editor of the Sunday magazine, would be moving up to a role as an assistant managing editor, overseeing several of the paper’s departments — among…

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Financial

ShopKo Net on Rise Despite Dip in Sales

NEW YORK — ShopKo Stores Inc. posted improved results for the second quarter and first half, even though sales dipped in both periods.

Income for the three months ended Aug. 2 rose 6.9 percent to $7.7 million, or 26 cents a diluted share,…

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Fashion Features

STS: Sportswear Sales Dip 3%

NEW YORK — Despite a resurgence in consumer spending on sweaters and activewear, second-quarter sales of women’s sportswear slumped 3 percent to $9.6 billion from $9.3 billion, driven down by weak demand for shorts, skirts and dresses, and…

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Fashion Features

Online Apparel Sales Jump in July

Online apparel and accessories sales surged 44 percent over year-ago levels in July, reaching $500 million, according to comScore Media Metrix.

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Fashion Features

Resort Market Sets Sail in Calif.

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Buyers boarding the Queen Mary, which was docked here last week, had the resort season on their minds, though they weren’t setting sail themselves.

The ocean liner was the setting for the maiden voyage of Surf…

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Yeohlee Teng

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Yeohlee’s Latest ‘Work’ of Art

RTW: A conversation with designer Yeohlee Teng on her first book, her design philosophy and “South Park.”

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Beauty Beat: Regimens Targets Upscale Male … Paris Fights Animal Ban

A look at Regimens, an upscale men’s grooming store in Dallas; France is seeking to fight an EU ban on animal testing in cosmetics.

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Fashion Features

Asia Watch: New Beauty…Slip Sliding Away

NEW BEAUTY: Kiehl’s has opened its first freestanding apothecary store in Greater China, a 485-square-foot shop in Hong Kong. The store is in the Gateway, an upscale mall in the tourist center of the city, Tsimshatsui.

An in-house…

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People

Horse Play

Donna digs the horsey set.

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