Wexner’s New Mind-Set: Add Outside Brands and Enlarge Stores

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Overview

Limited Brands is on the offensive. After closing 1,700 stores in the last eight years, Limited has embarked on a series of major strategic and philosophical shifts.

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Four Execs Promoted At Sara Lee

NEW YORK — As part of the ongoing reorganization of Sara Lee Branded Apparel, Sara Lee Corp. has promoted four executives.

Michael Flatow has been appointed group president of the newly created Intimates Group, Howard Upchurch has been…

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In Brief: We Want More Agoa…Fashionable Career

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Ellsworth Kelly paints the town red for his 80th birthday…Nicole Kidman’s thing for guys…The show goes on for Farrah Fawcett…Bill Fine’s book.

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Lambert Memorial Set for Met

NEW YORK — A memorial service for Eleanor Lambert will be held Nov. 24 at 3 p.m at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, where the late publicist was instrumental in the formation of its Costume Institute.

Peter Arnold, executive…

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Outside the Benetton store in Georgetown.

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D.C.’s Merchant of Benetton

Iraklis Karabassis owns 97 of the 114 Benetton stores in the U.S. via licensing agreements. He discussed his growth strategies.

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In The Middle: In The Groove…Harve Benard’s Bent For Leather

IN THE GROOVE: To celebrate the opening of its 10,000-square-foot store in Manhattan’s Union Square on Saturday, Mexx, the European brand that began its U.S. invasion last month with a Fifth Avenue location, will hold a day’s worth…

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Beauty Beat: Beiersdorf Uncertainty Nearing End … Sassoon, P&G Headed to Trial … Beauty Bonus

The Beiersdorf saga could conclude this week; Vidal Sasoon’s lawsuit against Procter & Gamble will go to trial; A Clarins bonus.

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Memo Pad: Time To Get Serious

TIME TO GET SERIOUS: Kate Betts might have lost out on The New York Times Magazine job, but Time Inc. loves her more than ever: it’s increasing the frequency of her twice-annual Time Style & Design.

“I think we’ll do it…

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Michael Michele

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Fashion Scoops: Designers Under Wraps…London Bound

DESIGNERS UNDER WRAPS: Actress Michael Michele could easily have taken home the best-dressed prize at Monday’s Women’s Sports Foundation awards dinner, if there was one. With few exceptions, many of the elite athletes were…

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Sirmakes Taking Over Muller Watch Company

PARIS — After months of speculation that Franck Muller and his business partner, Vartan Sirmakes, had an acrimonious falling out, the luxury Geneva timepiece and jewelry firm that bears Muller’s name on Tuesday announced that Muller had…

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The Montblanc flagship.

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Montblanc’s Big Pen Den

Montblanc has opened its “world flagship” in New York, with exclusive writing instruments plus watches, jewelry, fragrance and accessories.

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An image from the new Tanner Krolle ad campaign.

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Tanner Krolle Loosens Up

LONDON — Tanner Krolle, the 147-year-old British luxury leather goods house, is freshening its image with a string of new designs, three store openings and a racy ad campaign this fall. And unlike so many traditional European luxury and fashion…

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Asian Promise: Lost in Translation

Asian-Americans are a small but economically powerful part of the population. Here’s what apparel marketers need to do to reach them.

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A look from JLo at the Urban Suburban show.

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Color, Minis Fuel Juniors Market

Miniskirts have legs, according to major retailers at this month’s Junior and Contemporary Majors Market in Los Angeles.

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ENK to Produce L.A. Show

NEW YORK — ENK International is going West.

The company, which produces such trade shows as Fashion Coterie, Intermezzo and Children’s Club here, is launching a trade show in Los Angeles’ California Market Center. The two-day…

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Senate Probes Tax Shelters

WASHINGTON — Two former Levi Strauss & Co. executives, who have a pending lawsuit against the jeans firm for what they claim was their wrongful firing, joined a panel of Senate witnesses Tuesday to testify about corporations allegedly avoiding…

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Tux Time

PARIS — Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren are currently marking the 10th anniversary of their collaboration with a retrospective at the Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs. Their spring Viktor & Rolf collection itself was replete with saucy…

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Wexner’s New Mind-Set: Add Outside Brands and Enlarge Stores

Limited Brands is on the offensive, with such strategies as seeking third-party brands for Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works.

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Lew Frankfort, Coach Inc.

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Coach Profits Surge 88.3% in 1st Quarter

Coach said Tuesday its first-quarter net income continued to skyrocket, gaining 88.3 percent to $42.3 million.

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