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Inside Loewe's Spring Collection

Jonathan Anderson elaborated on the long, languid silhouettes he introduced for fall, here more organic and unfinished, but just as alluring.

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Chloé is the Epitome of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

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Bottega Veneta Names New CEO

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

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The Beyonc? Blueprint: Star Plans to Launch Junior, Designer Lines

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Overview

After turning up at the collections in New York and Milan, Beyonc? says she is ready to turn out some designs of her own.

From This Issue

Julie Paradise gives tips on communication.

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School Days for Bali Bra Fitters

More than 70 percent wear the wrong size bra. This was one of the revelations in a fit clinic sponsored by Bali.

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The home page of the Tremor Web site.

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Beauty Beat: P&G Locates Consumers With Tremor … Fine Friends

NEW YORK — Through its millions spent on consumer research, Procter & Gamble has come to the conclusion that the most effective form of marketing is an endorsement from a friend.

That’s why it has devoted the last year and a half to…

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Financial

Family Dollar Income Gains 14% in Fourth

NEW YORK — Strong net and comparable-store sales growth allowed Family Dollar Stores Inc. to report robust profit gains in the fourth quarter.

For the three months ended Aug. 30, the Matthews, N.C.-based discount retail chain said net…

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Shoes are an important part of the B store mix.

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B Store’s a Hit Just Off Bond Street

LONDON — When shopping for dogs’ raincoats, Eley Kishimoto crockery or shoes made from loaves of bread and other foods, make sure to stop by B Store. Issey Miyake made a trip there last Christmas, when he bought a pair of the James…

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Return Engagement

MILAN — Everybody loves a comeback, especially a successful one. And the fashion world had a chance to witness just that on Friday, when Jil Sander returned to the runways after three years. The collection was refined, relaxed and clearly marked…

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Beyoncé at the Dolce & Gabbana show Friday.

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The Beyoncé Blueprint: Star Plans to Launch Junior, Designer Lines

After turning up at the collections in New York and Milan, Beyoncé says she is ready to turn out some designs of her own.

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Financial

Oxford’s Prosperous Viewpoint

NEW YORK — The acquisition of Tommy Bahama parent, Viewpoint International, helped propel Oxford Industries to a 51.7 percent increase in first-quarter earnings.

For the three months ended Aug. 29, the Atlanta-based branded and private…

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Miguel Palacio

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Spain Bullish on RTW Outlook

Vendors and retailers at Madrid’s SIMM show said Spain’s apparel industry has survived recession, global tensions and war, and there is new optimism.

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RTW shown at Pasarela Cibeles included this look from Agatha Ruiz de la Prada…

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Spanish Shows Go Retro

MADRID — Pasarela Cibeles, the SIMM-sponsored catwalk presentations, went for a Sixties look for spring, with retro dresses and coats; Pop Art and abstract graphics; micro lengths; second-skin pants variations; asymmetrical shaping; bras,…

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One of the scenes at the Moschino fete.

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Fashion Scoops: A Close-Knit Bunch…Bull market…Watch Out…Molto Moschino…

A CLOSE-KNIT BUNCH: Italian designers rarely attend one another’s fashion shows, but they made an exception on Sunday for Missoni’s 50th anniversary. In the front-row lineup were Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Silvia…

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Delphine Arnault

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Delphine Arnault Joins LVMH Board

PARIS — For LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, it’s starting to look like a family affair.

The French luxury group on Friday said Delphine Arnault, chairman Bernard Arnault’s 28-year-old daughter, would join the board of…

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PPR’s Gucci Pledge Reduced

PARIS — Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, the French retailer controlled by François Pinault, on Friday said it had shaved about $490 million from the put it will pay next year for the part of Gucci Group that it doesn’t own already….

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Brazil Blazing Own FTAA Path

WASHINGTON — The chief U.S. negotiator for the Free Trade Area of the Americas said Friday that Brazil has isolated itself by remaining entrenched in its position on limiting the scope of the talks aimed at creating a Western Hemispheric trade…

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Fashion Features

Federated to Pull FCUK Product

Federated Department Stores has agreed to pull all FCUK-branded product from its shelves after a receiving a barrage of complaints from consumers.

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S. Rothschild Gets DKNY Outerwear License

S. Rothschild & Co. has sealed a new licensing deal with Donna Karan International to develop and distribute DKNY women’s outerwear.

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Coming This Week

Tuesday: Paris Ready-to-Wear Collections (through Oct. 15).
Interstoff Asia, Hong Kong (through Thursday).

Wednesday: Ideacomo, Cernobbio, Italy (through Friday).
Workshop, Paris (through Sunday).

Thursday:

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Fashion Features

In Brief: ASR Grows…Malden Sees Emergence…From Retail To Wholesale

  • ASR GROWS: Nearly a year out, the ASR Europe trade show held in Anglet, France, is already touting a bigger event in 2004, its sophomore year. ASR has hired Richard Harnie-Cousseau, who cofounded the Glissexpo trade show in Biarritz,…

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Financial

Gap Gains on Several Fronts, But Debt Still Gets Low Rating

While securities analysts delight in the improved financials at Gap, the retailer still faces a big challenge as it tries to improve the outlook for its debt.

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch: Austrian Gold…Global Teens…New Look’s Fall…That English Optimism

AUSTRIAN GOLD: Design duo Sonja Rubin and Kip Chapelle of Rubin Chapelle have waltzed away with the Vienna fashion award, Modepreis Der Stadt Wien. The awards ceremony, held last week during Austrian fashion week at Vienna’s National Art…

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Phoenix Footwear Buys Royal Robbins

NEW YORK — The Phoenix Footwear Group announced plans Friday to dive into the apparel business by buying Royal Robbins, an outdoor apparel label, from co-founders Royal and Liz Robbins.

Phoenix will spend $6.5 million at the closing, plus…

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Apparel Job Loss Continues

The drumbeat of industry job declines continued to roll in September, as apparel and textile makers shed another 4,500 seasonally adjusted jobs.

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Geele Exits Gottschalks Post

NEW YORK — Michael Geele has resigned as Gottschalks Inc.’s chief financial officer “to pursue other interests,” the company said Friday.

The firm’s vice president of finance, Kevin Bradshaw, will serve as interim…

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Obituary: Paraphernalia Founder Paul Young

NEW YORK — Paul Young, retailer and early promoter of the miniskirt, died Sept. 28 in his Whitesburg, Ky., home. He was 77.

Before opening Paraphernalia, the retail concept he was best known for in the U.S., Young moved to the States from…

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Delphine Arnault and John-Philip Elkann

People

Paris Match

Breaking the rules at a smokey affair celebrating Gauguin in Paris.

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J. Mendel

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New Looks for Paris Retail

Summer was the season to be in the retail renovation business here, as a slew of tenants is revamping shops on the upscale Rue Saint-Honoré and Faubourg Saint-Honoré in time for fall.

Yves Saint Laurent completed an overhaul of its…

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Black Knickers by Natasha Law.

People

Law Of Undressing

Another Law hits the scene.

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The Shins

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Shin Kickers

You know you’ve made it when…

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Lars Nilsson

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Ricci’s Nilsson Era Begins

Lars Nilsson is mad about Madame Colette. The former head of flou — or soft garments — from the now-shuttered Yves Saint Laurent couture house has joined Nilsson at Nina Ricci, which tells a good deal about his hotly anticipated debut for…

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A look from Christophe Lebourg’s debut Balmain collection.

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Directing Balmain

Christophe Lebourg, the latest designer to take the ready-to-wear reins at the house of Pierre Balmain following recent stints by Andrew Gn, Gilles Dufour and Laurent Mercier, wants to take the venerable Paris house back to its roots….

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Dolce & Gabbana

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Printed Matter and the Circle Game – Dolce & Gabbana

It was all in the fab mix — of prints and decades — at Dolce & Gabbana, while Jil Sander came full circle, making a distinctive return to fashion. Circles were the dominant motifs, too, at Seventies-chic Fendi.

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Mariah Carey

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Fashion Scoops: Diva Alert…Fast Fashion…Lost In Translation…In The Bag…

DIVA ALERT: “I like that one,” Mariah Carey said, pointing at a printed chiffon gown as it strolled by at the Versace show Saturday night. She was just a few seats down from fashion’s newest initiate,…

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Versace

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Patterns of Influence and Serene Style – Versace, Missoni, Miu Miu, Gianfranco Ferré and Roberto Cavalli

Milan has gone mad for prints, a passion reflected in the sexy looks at Versace, while Missoni celebrated its 50th anniversary with a collection that zigged and zagged delightfully and serene adornment held sway at Miu Miu.

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Emilio Pucci

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Bright Beauties, Sophisticated Sports and Boudoir Frills – Emilio Pucci, Krizia, Blumarine, Alberta Ferretti and Moschino

Christian Lacroix’s terrific Pucci collection was ultrabright, while Graeme Black showed a subtle, refined Ferragamo, Mariuccia Mandelli’s Krizia was fresh and Anna Molinari’s Blumarine was all feminine froth.

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Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti

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Pretty Girls, Globe-Trotters And a Grown-Up Alice – Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Etro, and Antonio Marras

Alberta Ferretti knows what girls want — pretty clothes — while, at Etro, Veronica Etro delivered exoctica in vibrant colors, and Antonio Marras went through the looking glass.

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A look from Martin Margiela’s new “4” line of classics.

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Margiela Goes for ‘4’

Even as Martin Margiela this week prepares his swan song for Hermès, the reclusive Belgian designer is penning the next chapter of expansion for his own 20-year-old Paris-based house.

Margiela, to be succeeded at Hermès by Jean Paul…

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From the Jean Cocteau exhibition.

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Scene

ART SMART: Four decades after his death, Jean Cocteau’s work is getting a reassessment in a massive retrospective at the Pompidou museum, running through Jan. 5. Detractors accused Cocteau of being a social butterfly and took him to task…

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The Cinq Mondes spa.

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A Moment to Relax

PARIS — Forget Biarritz. Paris is turning into a regular spa town, with treatment rooms that proffer facials and massages popping up everywhere — from department stores to freestanding locales.

“[People are] trying to create…

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Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsting pose with some of their designs.

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V&R: Joining the Club

Fashion has always been larger than life for Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren. That’s abundantly clear from the moment visitors step across the threshold of the Dutch fashion duo’s hotly anticipated 10-year retrospective that opens to the…

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Paris Show Calendar

The following is the ready-to-wear show schedule. Times and locations are subject to change. Attendees are encouraged to confirm information.

Monday, Oct. 6
3 p.m.: Naco, Hotel Saint-James d’Albany, 202 Rue Rivoli, 1st….

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Belts and other products include signature hardware.

Fashion Features

Eve Has Fetish For Accessories

Eve, who launched her urban-inspired clothing line, Fetish, this summer at retail, will deliver her debut line of accessories to stores in November.

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The newly refurbished store features chocolate-colored sofas and parchment lights.

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LAI’s Luxury Makeover

NEW YORK — After shedding some of its old skin, LAI is ready to unveil a new look.

On Wednesday, the luxury leather goods firm will celebrate the reopening of its East 65th Street boutique in Manhattan featuring a sleek new interior and…

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An Earl Jean cuff.

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Findings: Denim and Gems…Diamond Conference Set…Spade Bridal Bows…Klum Ad Debut

DENIM AND GEMS: Denim firms have gems on their mind these days.

Diesel and Bonjour recently set plans to venture into jewelry, and now Earl Jean is joining the pack. Earl, a division of VF Corp.’s Nautica division, just launched…

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