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Road to Restructuring: Retailers Drive Toward More Cutbacks

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Overview

Even without the high drama of Chapter 11, restructuring continues to be the order of the day across retailing. "You will see restructuring over all industries," stated Allen Questrom, chairman and chief executive of J.C. Penney Co.

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Sigerson Morrison Steps Into New Territory

NEW YORK — Cult accessories brand Sigerson Morrison is reaching out to fashionistas with smaller pocketbooks.

The New York-based company is launching a yet-to-be named diffusion line for spring that will carry lower prices than its core…

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Fashion Features

Winners Set for November ACE Awards Gala

NEW YORK — The ACE Awards gala isn’t taking place for a few more months, but the winners can start readying their outfits for the big night.

The Accessories Council has named the recipients of the annual awards, which will be given…

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Fashion Features

ACE Award Winner Bottega Veneta Tries New Look

MILAN — Bottega Veneta’s creative director Tomas Meier, who believes in promoting the company’s luxe side rather than the icon bag of the season, has tapped a new photographer and introduced apparel into its advertisements this…

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Fashion Features

L’Image is Everything

ATLANTA — Linda Lewis, owner of L’Image de la Femme, has been known to go out and drag reluctant window shoppers off the sidewalk to convince them there’s something for everybody in her luxury lingerie boutique.

“Women,…

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Fashion Features

At 20, a Diamond Celebration for Erickson Beamon

NEW YORK — It’s the dawn of another round of fashion shows in New York and jewelry company Erickson Beamon is deep in the midst of doing what it has done nearly every season for the last two decades: making bold jewels to accessorize…

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Fashion Features

Mikimoto Looks Beyond the Pearl

Beverly Hills — The new Mikimoto flagship opening here next month is designed as a bold statement to solidify the company’s position as more than a pearl merchant.

The 15-foot, handmade, cast-glass columns that will soon hang down…

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Fashion Features

Strong Trends Bring Sparkle for Fall

Retailers, buoyed by strong early fall sales, said customers are responding to classic, vintage and ethnic design elements.

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Financial

Belk Sees Spike in Earnings

NEW YORK — Belk Inc.’s earnings rose in the second quarter and first half of the year, despite declines in net and same-store sales in both periods.

The Charlotte, N.C.-based department store operator registered net income of $8.9…

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Financial

Swezey’s Chain Plans Liquidation

NEW YORK — After nearly 110 years, Swezey’s Department Stores is closing its doors.

Executives at the chain of five stores, all on Long Island, called it quits at the end of last week and expect to end operations by November….

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People

Open Season

Coming back to the city to the strains of a new Jimmy Choo shop.

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People

Lovely Leticia

Spain’s newest It Girl, Leticia Dolera.

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People

Batik Chic

Batik Chic.

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Fashion Features

Mission Accomplished: The Latest Lauren

Who said it couldn’t be done? In just three months, Polo has produced a full Lauren by Ralph Lauren better line. Here’s a first look.

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Fashion Features

The Latest Lauren

NEW YORK — “The intention was to continue with what I do for women with really great taste and style who don’t want to spend the money to buy the Collection,” says Ralph Lauren, about the new Lauren by Ralph Lauren collection…

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Fashion Features

Road to Restructuring: Retailers Drive Toward More Cutbacks

Even without the high drama of a Chapter 11, restructuring continues to be the order of the day across retailing.

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Fashion Features

Industry Jobs Plunge Again

Apparel and textile manufacturing employment plunged again, as 16,900 seasonally adjusted jobs were cut from payrolls in August.

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Fashion Features

Spreading Chic in Middle East

Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah is bringing his Villa Moda retail concept to the Ritz Carlton in Doha next January, and there are more on the way.

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Fashion Features

Revival in the Works for Mark Cross Brand

A team of investors hopes to get the Mark Cross name back in the saddle again and is preparing to relaunch it.

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: New York Spring II Apparel Market (through Sept. 26).
Moda Barcelona Fashion Week (through Saturday).

Tuesday: Fashion China, Shanghai (through Thursday).
Moda In fabric show, Milan (through Thursday).
Neiman…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Dillard’s Doubtful Debt…Wal-Mart Cleared…Senators Push China Tariffs

  • DILLARD’S DOUBTFUL DEBT: Moody’s Investors Service on Friday placed Dillard’s Inc.’s debt ratings on review for a possible downgrade, citing the regional department store chain’s “inability to sustain…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Vera’s 2-4-6-8…One A Day…Mad About Plaid…

VERA’s 2-4-6-8: Vera Wang sure likes her sports. After designing ice skaters’ costumes, she’s moved onto cheerleaders. The Philadelphia Eagles cheering squad will be wearing Wang’s uniforms on Monday Night Football…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Web Collage: Helping Beauty Online

NEW YORK — The rumblings of a burst Internet bubble may have subsided but one Web services provider, a four-year-old firm called Web Collage, is gaining steam — while aiming to enhance prestige beauty retailing in cyberspace.

With…

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Fashion Features

Tam Taps Wichner as CEO

NEW YORK — With the help of Georges Wichner, Vivienne Tam hopes to grow in a major way.

Wichner has been appointed to the newly created position of chief executive officer of the contemporary sportswear firm. Tam had been running…

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch: Waving The Flag…Benelux Redux…How Much Is That Money In The Window?…Trading Up…Galeries Hopping…Second In Command…Cool And The Gang

WAVING THE FLAG: Tommy Hilfiger is charging ahead in Spain. Its first flagship — and third Spanish store — opened in Barcelona late last month. The two-level location on Paseo de Gracia, considered the Catalan capital’s…

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Fashion Features

All Eyes on Combs at CFDA Party

NEW YORK — It’s not every year that the Council of Fashion Designers of America inducts a celebrity in its ranks, so when this year’s new members got together for a cocktail party on Thursday night, most attention naturally turned to…

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Fashion Features

Who Gives a Hoot About Models? Armani Eyewear Ads Go A-Fowl

MILAN — Milla, take a step back. There’s not a model or actress in sight in the latest Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani eyewear advertising campaigns.

The models — two owls — donning Armani’s new Emporio eyewear…

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Fashion Features

No Nonsense Study: Dress Equals Success

NEW YORK — So how do Americans really feel about casual dress in the workplace?

According to a recent study commissioned by hosiery brand No Nonsense, 69 percent would react favorably if their companies adopted dressier codes, but on the…

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Fashion Features

Daryl Kerrigan Returns Rested and Refreshed

NEW YORK — More than two years have passed since Daryl Kerrigan staged her last fashion show, and she says a little rest does a designer good.

“I’m not as stressed out as I used to be. Doing two shows a year for two…

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Fashion Features

Solely Cole

NEW YORK — Kenneth Cole believes that what you stand for is more important than what you stand in. But after 20 years of building a fashion and footwear empire, the designer walks in some pretty comfortable shoes. In this section, WWD takes a…

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Fashion Features

Political Pun-Dit

Kenneth Cole reflects on two decades of fashion design, social activism and knowing when to play it safe.

There is a fine line that separates an opinionated person from being considered provocative or political, much as there is for…

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Fashion Features

20 Years Of Cole

1976
Kenneth Cole designs his first shoe, the Earthpadrille, at his father’s El Greco factory in Brooklyn, N.Y.

1982
Cole parks a trailer outside a footwear trade show in Midtown Manhattan, selling 40,000 pairs of…

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Fashion Features

Foot Soldier

Kenneth Cole Productions made its mark in footwear, then stepped out far beyond the shoe.

Although Kenneth Cole Productions has become a publicly traded megabrand complete with apparel, fragrance and a wide range of other categories, the…

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Fashion Features

Birthday Party

KCP is celebrating its anniversary in style — with a chic line of apparel and accessories.

Kenneth Cole Productions is marking its 20th anniversary exactly how one might expect from a fashion company — with a special…

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Fashion Features

Soulful Advertising

For 20 years, Kenneth Cole has used the medium for messages larger than fashion.

Puns, politics and the personal beliefs of its founder have been the advertising foundation for Kenneth Cole Productions from day one. Besides Benetton, no…

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Fashion Features

Completing The Circle

The addition of women’s sportswear in 2000 rounded out Kenneth Cole’s offerings and has bolstered its lifestyle positioning.

When Kenneth Cole Productions entered the women’s apparel arena three years ago, it marked a…

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Fashion Features

Early Out Of The Gate

Kenneth Cole was among the pioneers in designer retailing, but the retail rollout has slowed for now.

Long before designers flocked to open their own freestanding stores, Kenneth Cole had his own place. His first store opened on Columbus…

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