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Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

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Fashion

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

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Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

clock August 26, 2016Allison Collins

The New King of Textiles: Wilbur Ross Plans to Add Cone Mills to His Empire

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Overview

The one-man campaign of Wilbur Ross to restructure the U.S. textile industry took a dramatic turn on Tuesday.

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Bronstein Settles With Wet Seal

NEW YORK — Wet Seal Inc. and its former chief executive, Kathy Bronstein, have settled all her claims against the company for “wrongful termination, gender discrimination, emotional distress,” among other charges — and…

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Fashion Features

Pink Poodle: Mixing Business and Pleasure

NEW YORK — Kellwood’s latest line was launched, not with a mighty roar, but with the yelp of a poodle.

After a series of teaser adds, Pink Poodle finally revealed itself to retailers last month with a barking novelty card that also…

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Fashion Features

Cordero Turns Spotlight on Self

NEW YORK — Loidian Cordero always enjoyed being a stylist, but her latest gig has become her passion.

The former celebrity and fashion stylist is stepping into a designer role by launching Cordero, a line of sexy day and cocktail dresses….

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Fashion Features

The Costs Of Quality

MILAN — Let’s admit it: Breaking the bank to buy a cool designer accessory, that irresistible object of desire that mixes quirky design, status and high quality, leaves even hard-core fashionistas with a twinge of guilt.

But the…

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Fashion Features

Made In Italy On Decline

MILAN — Some of Italy’s most famous brands are a bit less Italian than you might think.

Missoni cuts its sport shirts in Romania. Prada stitches some of its shoes in Serbia. Giorgio Armani gets pieces of his diffusion lines from…

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Fashion Features

Fast Fashion Hits Italy

MILAN — Italian fashion retailing is finally catching up to the rest of the world’s.

The global fast-fashion chains are rolling in, led by such companies as Zara, Hennes & Mauritz and Mango. The move is quickly reshaping the…

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Fashion Features

Sporty and Flirty – BCBG Max Azaria, Linda Allard Ellen Tracy, Dana Buchman, Generra and Monique Lhuillier

There was more than one side of the fashion equation as the spring collections continued, from great-looking sporty pieces to those that were femininity personified.

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Fashion Features

The Beautiful and the Bland – Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein and Badgley Mischka

Pretty as a picture. It’s the message of the season, championed by Marc Jacobs and the Badgley Mischka duo. But Francisco Costa, in his Calvin Klein debut, took a dimmer view of things.

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Fashion Features

A Different Drummer – Michael and Hushi, Atil Kutoglu, Zero by Maria Cornejo, Yigal Azrouel and Bahar Korçan

Marching to your own beat takes chutzpah, and these daring designers are willing to take up the challenge.

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Fashion Features

Ulterior Motifs

NEW YORK — While straightforward pretty clothes are playing an important role on the spring runways, there are other notions afoot. Some shows, for example, feature highly unusual themes, including such outré influences as the writings of…

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Fashion Features

The Wheel of Fashion – Bill Blass, Miguel Adrover, DKNY, Betsey Johnson, Anne Klein and Yeohlee

Round and round and round she goes, where she stops, nobody knows. Some designers went their own ways with great results, while others tried to revive the past.

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Fashion Features

Jilted by J.Lo

NEW YORK — Jennifer Lopez wasn’t the only one left at the altar — so were Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren and Garrard.

Now that the much-ballyhooed J.Lo-Ben Affleck wedding is kaput, the designers are finding themselves with some…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Guerrilla Marketing…Biella Du Jour…Melting at Marc

GUERRILLA MARKETING: Ever wondered about the craze on Sixth Avenue right before and just after a show? While bystanders may blame the frenzied fashion crowd, many see it as the result of guerrilla marketing tactics that have taken over Bryant…

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Fashion Features

Ruffled Up

NEW YORK — In a season that’s long on pretty, feminine looks, Marc Jacobs’ beautiful spring collection had plenty to offer. But that wasn’t all — he showed a tomboy side, too. There were touches of Theda Bara, prairie…

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The New King of Textiles: Wilbur Ross Plans to Add Cone Mills to His Empire

Wilbur Ross’ campaign to restructure the U.S. textile industry rolled on, as he said he’d buy Cone Mills and merge it into Burlington Industries.

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Fashion Features

Carolina Mills Brace for Isabel’s Worst

NEW YORK — Along the Carolina coastline, textile companies on Tuesday were racing to fill orders and bracing for the possibility of plant shutdowns as Hurricane Isabel continued its march up through the Atlantic.

Executives said the…

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Financial

Bon-Ton Wins Elder-Beerman Chase

NEW YORK — The third time’s the charm for The Bon-Ton Stores Inc.

Perseverance paid off as the retailer said Tuesday that it entered into a “definitive merger agreement” providing for its purchase of The Elder-Beerman…

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Fashion Features

French Connection Earnings Surge 41%

Fueled by strength in the U.K. and Europe and improved performance in North America, French Connection’s first-half profits soared 40.9 percent.

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Fashion Features

Escada USA Appoints President

NEW YORK — Less than a week after Caryn A. Lerner exited as one of the co-presidents of Escada’s U.S. division, the company named Lawrence C. DeParis president and chief operating officer of Escada USA.

His appointment comes at a…

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Fashion Features

Calendar: Today’s Shows

All listings are current as of press time. Attendees are urged to confirm times and locations. NOTE: For updates, check http://www.7thonsixth.com/

9 a.m.: Cat Swanson, Bryant Park.
10 a.m.: Cynthia Steffe, Bryant…

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Fashion Features

Dior Unveils Redo Of 57th Street Store

NEW YORK — John Galliano’s vivid imagination demands perfection, so it should come as no surprise that creating the right backdrop to showcase his wares for Christian Dior took more than one try at the company’s flagship…

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Financial

Christian Dior Couture Profits Up 27%

PARIS — Aided by fast growth in women’s footwear and its men’s business, Christian Dior Couture saw operating profits grow 27 percent in the six months ended June 30.

Profit figures for the fashion house are pinpointed…

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart Faces Calif. Roadblocks To Supercenters

Wal-Mart has a plan to open 40 Supercenters in California, but it’s met some roadblocks in the form of lawsuits filed to keep it from coming.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Charlotte’s New Merchant…Queens Of Queens…Gehry’s Time

  • CHARLOTTE’S NEW MERCHANT: Charlotte Russe Holding said its president and chief merchandising officer, Harriet Sustarsic, would resign. It named Donna Desrosiers to the newly created position of executive vice president and general…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

DDCLAB space will host a party Thursday night. The date was incorrect on page 10, Tuesday.

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People

Suzy

Suzy’s back! And she’s got tales of royals, serenes, and the odd movie star, plus fireworks over Central Park and lots of galas.

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Fashion Features

Fashion’s Move to the Middle

The retail landscape has shifted and stores are competing for customers within their own price level, but also higher and lower.

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Fashion Features

Space-Age Selfridges Lands in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, England — Selfridges has unveiled a sparkling pleasure dome in the center of this gray-toned city, pushing the boundaries of retailing, department store architecture and sensory experiences.

The much-anticipated, $64 million…

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Fashion Features

Rory Tahari Balances Form and Function

NEW YORK — When Rory Tahari looked in her closet last year and saw a big black hole, it hit her. Where were the sophisticated urban clothes that could take her from the playground to the office to a big night out without sacrificing her comfort…

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Fashion Features

A Dose of Reality for a Rudimentary Model

NEW YORK — For Louise Guay, founder and president of My Virtual Model, surviving the dot-com burst isn’t enough.

At the outset of the technology boom, Guay was a celebrity with her shopping tool geared to help online shoppers…

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Fashion Features

Fewer Clicks Mean More Sales Online

NEW YORK — About two years ago, e-commerce sites were striving to keep shoppers at their destination as long as possible, believing the more time they spend at a Web site, the more likely they’d be to run up a tab.

What a difference…

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Fashion Features

Color and Novelty Continue to Lead Way in Chicago

CHICAGO — Retailers attending the recent spring market at the Apparel Center here said although traffic appeared slower, those in attendance endorsed the trends, especially the strong use of color.

“I thought the mood was…

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Fashion Features

Spring Fling: Getting So Much Better

An abundance of new lines and a renewed interest in the better category has made for a major shakeup on the selling floor next year.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Compensation at Lauder: Bonuses Up, Salaries Down … Sephora Grows in Europe … Clarins Distribution Deal … High Roller

NEW YORK — The Estée Lauder Cos. made impressive strides in 2003, including higher profits, and the beauty giant rewarded its top officers with higher bonuses.

However, difficult business conditions at the end of the prior year led…

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Fashion Features

Retail Apparel Prices Still Hurt by Deflation

WASHINGTON — Retail prices for women’s apparel in August dipped a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent against July, marking the first, although slight, erosion in prices in three months, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.

However,…

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Fashion Features

NRF Sees Prosperous Holiday

NEW YORK — Talk about going out on a limb.

Despite the unpredictability of world events and the roller coaster nature of retailing, The National Retail Federation trade group is projecting holiday ’03 sales to grow by 5.7 percent…

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Fashion Features

Mercedes and Saks Backing Key to Cure

NEW YORK — Mercedes-Benz and Saks Fifth Avenue sprinkled some Hollywood glitter on Monday morning’s kickoff for the Key to the Cure, a women’s cancer initiative expected to raise more than $3 million.

Lucy Liu and Jamie…

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