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Barneys Prepared to Ride Out Storm at Perry Capital

Amid the luxury malaise, Barneys' ceo says the company is profitable and performing well.

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Thalía Teams Up With Authentic Brands Group

ABG and Thalía will expand the Latina star's brand globally.

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Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

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The Countdown to 2005: As U.S. Industry Quakes, China Has Its Own Fears

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Chinese authorities are growing concerned that many of their enterprises, which are undergoing privatization, will be unable to compete post-2005.

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House of Jazz

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London Gets Growing – Boudicca, Paul Smith, House of Jazz, Elspeth Gibson and Taka Naka

Opening moments from the London collections.

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Playing Tennis

NEW YORK — Sporty, languid and elegant might seem to be contradictory terms, but they all came together in the athletic elements of Ralph Lauren’s spring collection. No one can create a Gatsby moment quite like Lauren, and he proved it…

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Workers at a Chinese apparel factory.

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The Countdown to 2005: As U.S. Industry Quakes, China Has Its Own Fears

Chinese authorities are growing concerned that many of their enterprises, which are undergoing privatization, will be unable to compete post-2005.

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Zara Phillips

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Fashion Scoops: Royal Pain…Yolk On Fashion Folk…I’ll Take It All…

ROYAL PAIN: Is the fourth row the new front row? It is if you’re dealing with Zara Phillips, Queen Elizabeth’s horse-loving granddaughter. Phillips sat in the fourth row at the Betty Jackson show on Monday, chatting to a…

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Versace Names Interim CEO

MILAN — Versace, which is implementing an industrial plan to cut costs and trim losses, appointed a interim chief executive to carry out that mission.

Versace tapped Fabio Massimo Cacciatori as interim ceo to replace Giovanni Galbiati….

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Melissa Payner-Gregor

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Bluefly Appoints President

Bluefly has hired a top merchant, Melissa Payner-Gregor, as president, after operating without one for its entire five-year history.

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Oldham Gets His Name Back

NEW YORK — Todd Oldham’s name is his own again.

The designer said in a statement late Monday that Jones Apparel Group had agreed to transfer back the rights to use his name in the apparel, accessories, fragrance and cosmetics…

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In Brief: Levi’s Credit Downgrade…Chaps’ New Chapter…EU Seeks Dumping Sanctions

  • LEVI’S CREDIT DOWNGRADE: Citing what it called the San Francisco jeansmaker’s deteriorating financial position, credit-ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service on Monday lowered its ratings on Levi Strauss & Co. In a…

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India Jane and Mark Birley at Annabel’s.

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Belle Annabel’s

Bringing new life to an old bar in London.

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A portrait by Kimberley Gundle.

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Feet Forward

A really big shoe.

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Helena Christensen with her son, Mingus, and a Power Ranger.

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Winning Moves

Parties on both sides of the pond.

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Fila Cuts 29% of Staff

As part of a major restructuring plan, Fila has laid off 550 of its 1,900 employees, representing 29 percent of its global workforce.

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Skechers’ Somethin’ Else shoe line is spawning apparel for b-t-s 2004.

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Skechers Set to Launch Junior Sportswear Line

Trendy footwear firm Skechers is launching junior sportswear called Somethin’ Else from Skechers, slated to hit stores for back-to-school 2004.

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An illustration of BeneFit’s brow bar.

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Beauty Beat: BeneFit Brow Bar Bows at Macy’s West … New Face for Goutal

NEW YORK — BeneFit Cosmetics is launching its first BeneFit Brow Bar concept at Macy’s West as part of a bid to develop its company-owned retail base.

BeneFit’s inaugural 860-square-foot brow space will bow at Macy’s…

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Sears Sells Tire and Battery Unit

NEW YORK — Continuing to restructure so it can concentrate on improving its department stores, Sears, Roebuck & Co. will sell its National Tire & Battery division to TBC Corp., a tire distributor and franchisor of tire and automotive service…

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Rock, Stars And Limo Jams

The Emmy Award bashes turned midnight into rush hour.

The whirl of Emmy parties kept celebrities on their toes Sunday, utilizing every party venue known to man, and making for some Town Car-clogged streets as stars hopped between bashes…

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Not So Suite

The action might have been low-key, but the swag was still in the bag.

Another awards show, another round of suites. Not so routine, however, was the markedly scaled-back action that lead up to Emmys Sunday. Although these promotional…

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Alicia Silvertone

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Bagging A Match

Samantha Daniels turns matching couples into TV.

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…an Hermès bag?

For Samantha Daniels, the divorce lawyer-turned-matchmaker whose life inspired NBC’s new show,…

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Hollywood Stories

Magazine veteran Mary Alice Stephenson has added another feather to her cap: special correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight.” The former fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar, who remains a contributor and stylist, also has…

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Niteline Relaunches for Spring

Niteline, a social occasion dress line that was a big-volume favorite of retailers before it closed in 1999, is relaunching for spring.

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Market Basket: Talking Fashion…Waving, Traveling Man…Golden Charity…

TALKING FASHION: Oscar de la Renta took the stage Saturday following New York Fashion Week to discuss his craft, life, career and latest collection, as part of the fourth annual The New Yorker Festival.

The charismatic designer, whose…

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The Eastern View

NEW YORK — China’s growing strength in manufacturing everything from steel to skirts is causing increased anxiety across many industrial sectors. With the end of quotas on textiles and apparel among World Trade Organization members in 2005…

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Following the collapse in Cancún, WTO officials will resume talks in Geneva.

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Regrouping In Geneva

WASHINGTON — Weary trade negotiators from 148 countries last week returned home from the collapsed trade talks in Cancún and started the process of trying to pick up the pieces.

Among the questions they are addressing is whether…

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Cancun Casts A Shadow

WASHINGTON — The failure of global trade talks in Cancún dealt a blow to the Bush administration’s ambitious trade agenda that could trigger a domino effect on two regional trade pacts with Latin America.

As the smoke clears in…

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Vera Wang

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Elegant and Exotic – Vera Wang, Sebastian Pons and Alvin Valley

The last of the New York collections showed there’s more than one way to create a strong collection. You can do it with stunningly elegant evening beauties or by creating terrific looks with ethnic influences.

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EU Officials: Long Road Ahead For Talks

GENEVA — Following the collapse of the Cancún trade talks, senior EU negotiators and diplomats said the negotiations will likely remain in limbo at least until the U.S. presidential election in November 2004.

One senior official put…

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Sources said they worried the decline of New York manufacturing could push suppliers out of business.

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N.Y. Makers: Looking Endangered

NEW YORK — As the base of apparel manufacturing jobs in this city continues to dwindle, a growing number of think tanks and government agencies are turning to the question of what, if anything, can be done to save New York’s production…

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A GF Ferré punk-rock runway look.

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Beyoncé Watch

NEW YORK — Isabel wasn’t the only force of nature to be tracked by fashion-lovers last week. Beyoncé blazed her trail through the Bryant Park tents, sending everyone into a whirl.

So why the sudden interest in fashion? Sure,…

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“We need to focus on the textile industry...serving a customer base all the way from Wal-Mart to the elegant design houses and customers on Fifth Avenue,” said Grant Aldonas, U.S. Undersecretary for International Trade.

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Creating Consensus

WASHINGTON — As global trade talks were headed toward collapse earlier this month in Cancún, Mexico, Grant Aldonas, the U.S. Undersecretary for International Trade, was making a pass at bringing peace between the U.S. textile industry and…

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Solstiss’ black nylon and rayon.

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Première Vision: Pattern Plays Up Fall 2004

Exhibitors at last week’s Première Vision showcased an abundance of novelty looks and strong pops of color, lending a renewed enthusiasm.

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Natasha Lee

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A Fresh Perspective

PARIS — Texprint 2003, which ran as part of Indigo at the Parc d’Expositions last week, once again displayed the textile design works of recent graduates from British colleges.

In all, 24 artists exhibited their work in knits,…

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Financial

Spiegel Report Draws Focus to Future

NEW YORK — Bankrupt Spiegel Inc. on Monday filed its August operating report with the Securities and Exchange Commission reflecting a loss for the month, and acknowledged that certain matters raise substantial doubt about the company’s…

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Memo Pad: All Time High…Love Comes Quickly

ALL TIME HIGH: Just when you think they can’t break any more records, they reach new heights. The celebrity weeklies are looking as though they’ll hit a new peak, according to scan data received over the weekend by industry…

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Schön Opts Out of Milan

MILAN — For the first time in its history, Mila Schön will not present a runway show when spring fashion week opens in Milan next week.

The Mariella Burani-controlled brand said it would instead present the collection to buyers…

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Financial

De Rigo Profits Fall 10.1% in First Half

Hit by a higher tax rate, Italian eyewear manufacturer De Rigo SpA weathered a 10.1 percent drop in profits during the first half of 2003.

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Asia Watch: Capucci Arrives…Rolling Out…China Power

CAPUCCI ARRIVES: Capucci Corp. SpA, the Milan-based design house, will roll out its ready-to-wear, designed by Belgian creative director Bernhard Willhelm, in the Japanese market next spring through Itochu Corp., one of Japan’s largest…

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Financial

PEI Lowers Guidance

NEW YORK — Perry Ellis International Inc. warned Monday it was lowering its yearly guidance because of costs associated with redeeming notes. The firm now expects earnings of $1.98 a share, compared with previous guidance of $2.50 for the fiscal…

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Star Bright

The Emmys carpet wasn’t the only bold color this year — for a change.

Hollywood finally got the fashion message to lighten up. A rainbow of color — from periwinkle to pink — reigned on the 55th Annual Primetime…

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Price Key at Texworld Show

PARIS — Coming off a difficult year, buyers and exhibitors at Texworld said that they expect a modest rebound in the upcoming fall 2004-winter 2005 season.

Traffic was brisk at the four-day event, which ran at the CNIT complex at La…

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Anthony Vaccarello's debut at Saint Laurent will surely be received as either "love it" or "hate it" — with virtually no middle-ground reactions. Same case for the dramatic ear jewelry on several models: the first, an ear climber (why didn't they think of that before?) and the next, below-the-shoulder-grazing fringe earrings, shown here in red popping against a teal one-shoulder dress. While leather goods are strong for the house, the designer kept things simple with the shoes — and showed nary a bag. It will be interesting to see where the designer takes those categories.
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