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Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

clock 17hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 36mRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 11hEvan Clark

Anne Klein’s New Recruit: Christian Francis Roth Said Taking Design Helm

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Overview

Even before its deal to acquire Anne Klein?s parent company, Kasper A.S.L., is complete, Jones Apparel Group apparently has a successor in mind for its new crown jewel: Christian Francis Roth, the Nineties designer best known for his crayon dresses.

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That’s Entertainment for Sports Fans

Sports have inspired a spate of new films, books, photography exhibitions and a dance performance.

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Evert Weighs In on Latest Fashions

NEW YORK — After an hour of talking up the power of calcium at a Lord & Taylor wellness luncheon, tennis star Chris Evert offered her take on today’s tennis fashion.

The 18-time Grand Slam winner said she likes what female players…

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Fashion Features

Good Sports

The top 10 distribution channels where women buy licensed sports apparel, ranked by percentage of all women buying.

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Fashion Features

Logos Play Well for the Active Lifestyle

NEW YORK — Which came first for women, the idea of wearing athletic clothing beyond the gym or the fascination with logoed sports apparel? Men have been swilling beer and watching sports on TV for ages, wearing jerseys emblazoned with their…

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Fashion Features

Burberry Plots Plan For New Tokyo Unit

MILAN — Just two weeks after opening its first Italian store here, Burberry is already plotting its next move — to Tokyo.

Burberry said it plans to open a second Tokyo flagship next April. The two-level, 6,000-square-foot store…

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Falber, Voyage Couture Part Ways on Collection

MILAN — It’s the end of the trip for Voyage and Italian manufacturer Falber.

After a two-year licensing and distribution agreement for the Voyage Couture label, the two have parted ways on that collection. Falber, however, will…

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China Safeguards: Comments Are In

The Bush administration is walking a fine line between China and U.S. industry groups, and its next steps could define trade relations for years.

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Fashion Features

Tommy’s Pay Drops 8% in ’03

NEW YORK — Lower U.S. sales at Tommy Hilfiger Corp. cut into Tommy Hilfiger’s fiscal 2003 compensation, while former chief executive officer Joel Horowitz’s pay was reduced by lower corporate earnings.

Hilfiger’s salary…

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CFDA, Vogue Form Designer Grant Fund

The CFDA and Vogue magazine want to give designers a better chance of making it on Seventh Avenue, and will establish a fund to help them.

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Fashion Features

Filings From McQueen and McCartney

A little-noticed filing in the U.K. revealed Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney each pocketed substantial sums through their Gucci deals.

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Fashion Features

OPEC News Hammers Market

NEW YORK — Apparel stocks were caught in the undertow of wider market declines Wednesday following an unexpected decision by OPEC to cut production, raising the possibility of higher energy costs.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered…

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Fashion Features

Color Forms – Sophia Kokosalaki, Pringle, Clements Ribeiro, Julien Macdonald, Nicole Farhi, Eley Kishimoto, Frost French, Katharine Hamnett, Gibo, Boyd and Emma Cook

The London Collections continued with presentations that were crazy for color.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Cleaned Out…Hicks’ New Digs…Hacked Off?…Deep Thoughts…

CLEANED OUT: You’d think that, with multiple mansions, most people would be able to make room for their art collection, no matter how big it is. But that’s not true for Sir Elton John and David Furnish, who have…

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Nautical By Nature

NEW YORK — Pretty may come, and pretty may go, but for Oscar de la Renta, it’s always in fashion. In a spring season that celebrated pulchritude, the designer took up the theme with feminine, delicate party dresses in a range of materials,…

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Fashion Features

Anne Klein’s New Recruit: Christian Francis Roth Said Taking Design Helm

Christian Francis Roth is the heir apparent to the design helm at Anne Klein, which Jones Apparel Group is about to get when it buys Kasper A.S.L.

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Fashion Features

Claiborne, 7th Online Sign Planning Pacts

NEW YORK — Liz Claiborne Inc. is collaborating with 7th Online — and has signed up Federated Department Stores, Saks Inc. and May Department Stores Co. to implement a technology platform called Collaborate that it began testing at…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: It’s Tee Time…Simon’s Sage

  • IT’S TEE TIME: Watch and accessories firm Fossil Inc. has signed another license, this time with Callaway Golf Co. for branded watches and clocks under the Callaway Golf name. The initial line of watches under that label will…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Stella McCartney is nominated for Designer of the Year at tonight’s Lycra British Style Awards in London, along with Julien Macdonald, Matthew Williamson, Roland Mouret and three-time winner Alexander McQueen. Due to misinformation from…

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People

The Long and Short

Getting festive for the annual New Yorkers for Children gala.

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People

Girls from Oz

Portraying Liza and Judy on Broadway.

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Fashion Features

Aved Back as Pres. At Tarrant Apparel

LOS ANGELES — Barry Aved is getting a second tour of duty as president of Tarrant Apparel Group here.

Aved served as president of the firm for six months beginning in 1999, resigning from the post but remaining a director after it posted a…

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Fashion Features

Via Named VP at Sears

NEW YORK — Sears, Roebuck & Co. has named LuAnn Via vice president of intimate apparel, accessories and fragrances. It is a new position, reflecting efforts at Sears to try to make its softer side more relevant to consumers.

Via, formerly…

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Pataki Nixes Legislation

ALBANY, N.Y. — Legislation that would have prohibited the purchase by state agencies of goods produced in sweatshops was vetoed Wednesday by Gov. George Pataki.

Pataki said, “the prohibition against state agencies from procuring…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: New Thalia Fragrance Sealed With a Kiss … Beauty of a Book … Lauder Sells Notes

NEW YORK — Latin songstress Thalia Sodi has given new meaning to the term lip sync.

In an unusual packaging twist, her first signature fragrance comes in a custom designed bottle made from an imprint of her lips. The Thalia scent,…

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Fashion Features

Producers Forming L.A. Fashion Week Plans

LOS ANGELES — This city’s fashion week, slated for late next month, is shaping up to be as much a showcase for local designers as a contest of two schools.

Tuesday night, producers of SmashboxFashionWeekLosAngeles announced its…

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Miss Sixty Hits Milan

Miss Sixty opens a flagship in Milan.

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Denim Dish: Levi’s Eye on Euro Girls

Levi’s opens its first freestanding boutique for young women.

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Denim Dish: Lee Denim Day’s Aim: $6.5M

Gearing up for Lee National Denim Day.

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Denim Dish: Mudd Names Devine New Sales Manager

Mudd Inc. has named Amber Devine to the new post of sales manager, according to president Dick Gilbert. Devine, who has been with the moderate New York junior jeans firm for four years, last served as a sales representative. In her new post,…

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Demanding Obedience

Exploring “Obey,” guerrilla street artist Shepard Fairey’s latest project.

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Gadzooks Signs Design Deal With Von Dutch Originals

Gadzooks signs an agreement with Von Dutch Originals.

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