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Speculation Grows About Baker's Chase for Neiman's

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

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Fashion

Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

clock September 23, 2016Bridget Foley

Fashion

Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

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As Better Market Reenergizes, Liz Arrives With New Dimension

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Overview

The turmoil in the better category is creating a new market reality, and next week, Liz Claiborne, moving to protect its turf, will launch its Realities line.

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The Bright Thing

NEW YORK — If first impressions of spring are any indication, color, color and more color is in store. A sneak peek at collections from some European design houses reveals bright hues reminiscent of a confectioner’s shop. Ungaro…

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Fashion Features

As Better Market Reenergizes, Liz Arrives With New Dimension

The turmoil in the better category is creating a new market reality, and next week, Liz Claiborne, moving to protect its turf, will launch its Realities line.

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Fashion Features

Rowley Building Buy Boosts Area Cachet

Cynthia Rowley has paid an estimated $3 million to acquire a five-story brownstone at 376 Bleecker Street, where she will open a store.

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Financial

Mothers Work Sees $1 Billion in Sales, 500-600 More Units

Mothers Work gave birth to its 1,000th store on Tuesday, and president Rebecca Matthias has her eye on between 500 and 600 more units and $1 billion in sales.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: The Gator Invades China…Spiegel Update…The Mighty Quinn

  • THE GATOR INVADES CHINA: Izod parent Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. said the brand has named Hemple International Group, one of China’s largest fashion brand licensing and marketing companies, as the exclusive licensee for its…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Ron Frasch is chairman and chief executive officer of Bergdorf Goodman. His title was incorrect in a story on page 5, Aug. 26.

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Financial

Federated, May Co. Cuts Will Take a Toll on Finlay

Closings and consolidations at Federated and May Co. will take a toll at Finlay, which operates leased jewelry departments in those stores.

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Financial

Malden’s Feuerstein Gets Breathing Room

NEW YORK — Creditors of Malden Mills Industries Inc. on Tuesday agreed to extend through Sept. 10 chairman and chief executive officer Aaron Feuerstein’s option to buy the bankrupt company for $92 million, according to the…

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Fashion Features

Polo’s Isham to Retire in ’04

Lance Isham, Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.’s vice chairman, will retire from the company in March.

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Financial

Consumers Slowly Gaining Confidence

NEW YORK — Even as summer draws to an end, consumers seem to be counting on sunnier days. Improved outlooks on future job prospects and the economy fueled a pickup in consumer confidence in July.

Still, Americans clearly remain edgy about…

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Fashion Features

Hall Of Fame

SARAH JESSICA PARKER

This star deserves a title of her own, having single-handedly brought fashion with a capital F into living rooms worldwide as Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex and the City.” And her personal style is just as…

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Fashion Features

One To Watch

EVE

She might be new to television, but pop’s reigning multihyphenate knows how to get red carpet camera bulbs flashing. On her new UPN series “Eve” — in which she plays a fashion designer — she’ll…

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Fashion Features

Liz Aims for a Simpler Kind of Reality

NEW YORK — Realities, Liz Claiborne’s new better line, is meant to be extremely simple.

“What I wanted to do was something that was modern and simple and clean, but in a kind of soft way,” said creative director Richard…

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Fashion Features

The Small Screen’s Style Setters

Who’s setting the pace in television fashion? WWD’s fourth annual list of the Top 10 Style Setters for the small screen has a clue.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Magic Stars…Post Time…A Tale Of Two Cities

MAGIC STARS: In Las Vegas, a town not unknown for its celebrity quotient, MAGIC International is drawing some star power of its own. Actress Sela Ward hosted the opening night cocktail party Monday, which was followed by a Gipsy Kings…

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Fashion Features

The New Deal: Shopping For Growth

In the last eight months, about $1.9 billion has been spent on acquisitions as vendors and retailers consolidate —and That could just be the beginning.

First it was Phillips-Van Heusen, then came Liz Claiborne and Oxford…

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Fashion Features

Retail’s Task: Regeneration X

Consumers aged 25 to 38, the so-called generation x, often have been overlooked by apparel retailers in favor of teens and baby boomers — but that may be changing.

Retail stores are hoping to find the “missed”…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Sells Pure Science

Selling skin care is no longer about just a pretty face. Beauty ads now carry so much scientific detail that consumers need the help of a medical…

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Business Features

CEO’s: Who Has ‘It’?

The best executives and designers are those with an indefinable yet vital quality. Getting “it” requires a rare combination. By Harry Bernard

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Fashion Features

European Luxury Review And Outlook

LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON’s first-half sales dropped at all five of its operating divisions as revenues crumpled 9.9 percent to $5.9 billion from $6.56 billion in last year’s comparable period. The decline was even more…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Review And Outlook

ESTEE LAUDER’s sales breached the $5 billion mark in 2003 for the first time in the company’s history, increasing 7.9 percent to $5.12 billion from $4.74 billion. The company returned to profitability in the fourth quarter of 2003…

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Fashion Features

Piaget N.Y. Remodeling Complete

NEW YORK — Piaget has come out of hiding and is ready again for business on Fifth Avenue.

The luxury watch and jewelry house this week reopened its flagship, which had been closed since April for a top-to-bottom renovation. For the past…

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Fashion Features

Multiseasonal Shopping in Dallas

DALLAS — Retailers transcended the seasons and shopped the International Apparel Mart here for back-to-school and fall immediates, as well as holiday and early spring styles, during the women’s market that ran Aug. 14-18.

The…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: QuickBliss Counters Hit the U.S. … Jaqua’s Pet Project … More Allou Woes

NEW YORK — BlissWorld LLC opened its first U.S. QuickBliss, a counter equipped to perform spa services, in Bloomingdale’s flagship on Lexington and 59th Street last week. The Bloomingdale’s counter is the first in what the company…

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Marketing and Promotion

Fashion’s Eye-Opener

Marketing: Spending on apparel and accessories ads in magazines aimed at African Americans has doubled in the past five years.

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Marketing and Promotion

Marketing Intelligence: What’s Buzzin’?…Tail Wags Dog (Again)…Counterintuitive – But Lucky

WHAT’S BUZZIN’?: It’s not exactly a secret that marketing buzz can work wonders on fickle, savvy teens and young adults. And it’s not going away anytime soon. Indeed, word-of-mouth is likely to become the most persuasive…

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Essentialist

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The candidates and their families wear George W. Bush-era fashions, conjuring adversarial, provocative styles that could emerge during either party’s administration: From left to right: Chelsea Clinton as Paris Hilton, Hillary Clinton in Juicy Couture, Bill Clinton as Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Melania Trump as Avril Lavigne, and Ivanka and Donald Trump as Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.

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Could the Election Be Good for Fashion?

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