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Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

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Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

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Five Left Dead in Shooting at Macy’s in Washington State

The shooter, thought to be a lone gunman, opened fire on Friday night.

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From Plaudits to Profits: Narciso Rodriguez Said Seeking Backer to Grow

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Sources say Narciso Rodriguez has been talking to industry executives about ways to expand his fledgling business, including a possible sale.

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Denim Dish: Sixty in San Francisco

Continuing its aggressive retail expansion, Miss Sixty tonight plans to open its fourth U.S. store in San Francisco.

The 8,000-square-foot unit at 45 Grant Avenue will include the first shop in the U.S. for the men’s Energie brand. It…

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Denim Dish: Chuck Roaste Reversal

After years of focusing his business on an admittedly quixotic quest to popularize reversible jeans in the American market, designer Toshi Hosogai has tweaked his Chuck Roaste jeans line to downplay the patented concept.

For spring, 85 percent…

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Denim Dresses Up

NEW YORK — With high-end jeans remaining in fashion’s spotlight, it only makes sense for denim to make an appearance on the runways.

Unwilling to leave the premium and super-premium jeans markets to specialists like Seven for All…

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Denim Dish: Moody’s Lowers VF Rating

Citing uncertainties related to VF Corp.’s Nautica brand and the soft jeans business, debt-ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday cut its ratings on $1 billion worth of the Greensboro, N.C.-based company’s debt. It…

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Legends Gala Puts Style on Sidelines

NEW YORK — The Williams sisters are fond of fashion shows and designer labels, but they haven’t sewn up the most stylish female athlete award, based on an informal survey of professional athletes and guests at Tuesday’s Great Sports…

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Fashion Voyeurs

Designers with the most hits at Style.com during the first 11 days after their Spring 2004 collection was posted online.

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Pretty Punks and Stylish Artistes – Prada, Burberry Prorsum and Emporio Armani

Miuccia Prada came up with a winning blend of jet-set, hippie and artiste, while Christopher Bailey mixed urchins and British misses for Burberry Prorsum and Giorgio Armani went for color at Emporio Armani.

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Fashion Scoops: What A Sport…On The Sidelines…The Tom and Dom Show

WHAT A SPORT: Beyoncé Knowles brought a gust of stardom to a so-far parched celebrity landscape at the Milan shows when she breezed into the Emporio Armani show on Wednesday afternoon. Her mother (and potential partner in fashion design),…

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Moschino Cheap & Chic, DSquared, Anna Molinari, Strenesse Gabriele Strehle

Playful clothes were the order of the day at Moschino Cheap & Chic and DSquared. Meanwhile, retro romance ruled at Anna Molinari, and Gabriele Strehle riffed on the masculine and feminine at Strenesse.

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Options Trading

MILAN — There’s something for everyone. Milanese designers certainly have it all — from dreamy, ethereal dresses to career-girl suitings to flashy numbers for those babes who like to party.

Pink and yellow mood lighting may…

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Top Notch

MILAN — Pretty, romantic and gentle — the collection Miuccia Prada showed for Prada on Wednesday was all those things, and more. There were full-skirted looks that would please the innocent and experienced alike, along with shirtdresses…

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From Plaudits to Profits: Narciso Rodriguez Said Seeking Backer to Grow

Sources say Narciso Rodriguez has been talking to industry executives about ways to expand his fledgling business, including a possible sale.

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In Brief: Frankfort PayDay…Gaap Gaffe…Raked Over The Kohl’s…Whitehall Probe

  • FRANKFORT PAYDAY: Coach chief executive Lew Frankfort received $775,000 in salary and $1.2 million in bonuses during the fiscal year ended June 28, versus $708,000 and $942,000, respectively, during the prior year. Additionally,…

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Former Executives File Lawsuit v. Belk

Eight former Belk Inc. executives have filed suit against the retailer alleging age discrimination.

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Lilly Dodson to Close Store

After 40 years, Dallas specialty store Lilly Dodson will close by the end of October, but owner Bill Dodson will join Stanley Korshak as a sales director.

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Socol Named to Claiborne’s Board

NEW YORK — Howard Socol has a new hat to wear.

The chairman, president and chief executive officer of Barneys New York was elected as a member of Liz Claiborne Inc.’s board, the firm said Wednesday. Socol, whose initial term expires…

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Anne Klein Pres. to Step Down

NEW YORK — The transition of Kasper A.S.L. into its new ownership by Jones Apparel Group is continuing to take a toll on Kasper’s personnel, as sources said Wendy R. Chivian, president of its Anne Klein division, is expected to leave the…

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Yvonne Miller Joins John Anthony

NEW YORK — Yvonne Miller, the longtime sidekick of the late Bill Blass who left the house in August, has been named director of retail for the new custom design studio for John Anthony at Bergdorf Goodman.

Miller is overseeing the launch…

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Congress Seeking Avoidance of EU Trade War

WASHINGTON — Congress is scrambling to pass corporate tax reform legislation to avoid a trade war by year’s end with the European Union.

Lawmakers are divided over how to make the changes in order to appease the EU and stave off its…

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C&B Stock Aides Industry Charge

NEW YORK — Shares of Christopher & Banks Corp. shot up 9.3 percent Wednesday after the Minneapolis-based specialty retailer reported a better-than-expected 3 percent increase in its September same-store sales.

The firm, a 513-unit chain…

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CAFTA Talks Hinge On 3 Major Sectors

WASHINGTON — As the regional trade talks between the U.S. and five Central American countries come down to the wire, apparel and textile issues are heating up.

Trade negotiators view resolving agriculture, and textile and apparel issues…

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Y00 HOO

The 5.6.7.8’s, a Tokyo-based girl group, enjoy their 15 minutes.

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Frankly Avalon

Visiting Avalon, the new-style nightclubs.

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Coming Around Again

NEW YORK — The vintage clothing craze just isn’t getting old.

And for the owners of vintage mecca What Comes Around Goes Around, Seth Weisser and Gerard Maione, that means expanding their business in order to showcase more of their…

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Bill’s Belles

Ways to Kill Bill.

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Gen Art Showcasing Fresh Faces

LOS ANGELES — Knitwear brand Oliver Twist, swimsuit designer Shay Todd and edgy contemporary maker Brain Lichtenberg are among the fledgling talents Gen Art said Wednesday will be showcased in its biannual West Coast “Fresh Faces in…

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Beauty Beat: Versace Adds Glam To Jeans Couture … Bourjois Renewed … Land Deal in Works … Dior Appointments

NEW YORK — Versace has added a spritz of glam to its year-old Jeans Couture fragrance masterbrand.

Jeans Couture Glam, the second women’s fragrance to be introduced under the Jeans Couture moniker in as many years, is slated to…

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Where the Trends Are

Bloomingdale’s flagship is in the midst of getting a facelift, and one of the first areas to be completed is the second floor contemporary area.

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Denim Dish: Bubblegum’s New Flavor

Bubblegum USA wants to inflate its presence in the junior world. The bottoms resource, which specializes in denim, corduroy, satin and twill, is adding a 100-piece tops collection, launching at the Los Angeles junior and contemporary market Oct….

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Denim Dish: Blue Jeans Benefit

The Lucky Brand Foundation’s seventh annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala, which raises money to benefit a number of charities, will take place on Nov. 14 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

This year’s event…

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Denim Dish: Hot Kiss Hires

Hot Kiss is trying to turn up the heat on the East Coast. The Los Angeles-based junior and denim apparel firm named Jacquie Jager East Coast account executive.

Jager, who is based in the company’s office here, started Sept. 15. Reporting…

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