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Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

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J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

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Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

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Contract Battle: Limited Beats May in Court and Gets Exec

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May Co. lost its court attempt to prevent a former executive from working at Victoria's Secret. The ruling has implications for non-compete clauses.

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Club Monaco’s first stand-alone accessories department opened earlier this month.

Fashion Features

A Fresh View at Club Monaco

Club Monaco is rolling out stand-alone accessories departments, beginning with first area at its Fifth Avenue store in New York.

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Ungaro’s silver wedge.

Fashion Features

Findings: Cord Calling…Techno a Go-Go…Perry Ellis Warms Up

CORD CALLING: Accessories designer Barry Kieselstein-Cord is scouting locations for a store in uptown Manhattan and is planning to move out of his SoHo flagship and into another location within that city neighborhood by Jan. 1. The…

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Claire’s Taps Executives, Net Soars in 3rd Quarter

NEW YORK — Claire’s Stores Inc., a low-price jewelry and accessories retailer, reported its third-quarter profits more than doubled.

Concurrently, the company said its board elected Bonnie Schaefer and Marla Schaefer, Rowland…

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Silk chiffon flamenco dress, $128; black strappy sandal, $138

Fashion Features

Rodriguez’s Latin Beat

NEW YORK — Backed by a big corporate parent and inspired by the sensual tones and textures of his native Cuba, men’s wear designer Eddie Rodriguez is branching out into women’s wear, home products and retailing.

Rodriguez…

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch: Moscow Nights…A Slow March…New Outfits

MOSCOW NIGHTS: Versace will kick off Moscow’s fashion week on Tuesday, presenting four shows throughout that evening — the men’s and women’s fall/winter 2003-04 and spring/summer 2004 collections. “We are happy and…

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“A Favorite Custom,” painted by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema in 1909.

Fashion Features

Umberto Angeloni’s Pleasure Principle

NEW YORK — Anyone who names a book series “The Art of Living Well” must have some experience on the subject. Umberto Angeloni, businessman, aesthete and bon vivant, is an expert.

While the phrase “bon vivant” seems…

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Ira Neimark

Fashion Features

Ira Neimark: From Pageboy to the Printed Page

NEW YORK — As dapper as ever, the 82-year-old Ira Neimark enters the “teppan” grill room at the Japanese restaurant Otabe on East 56th Street in a Turnbull & Asser suit, Charvet shirt and Hermès tie. It’s hard to imagine…

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Fashion Features

Contract Battle: Limited Beats May in Court and Gets Exec

May Co. lost its court attempt to prevent a former executive from working at Victoria’s Secret. The ruling has implications for non-compete clauses.

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Fashion Features

Shell Sensation

They sell seashells: Designers often look to nature for inspiration and for spring accessories they’ve turned to the natural beauty of seashells.

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Fashion Features

LVMH Taps CEOs for Lacroix, Kenzo

LVMH did the corporate shuffle again Friday, naming new chief executives for its Christian Lacroix and Kenzo fashion houses.

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The strong value of the euro against the dollar is causing some trade havoc.

Fashion Features

Industry’s Weak Dollar Woes

A strong euro and weak dollar are hammering European balance sheets and threatening Americans’ ability to purchase goods from the continent.

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Robert Zoellick

Fashion Features

New Trade Blueprint Vexing

WASHINGTON — The top trade officials from 34 countries agreed on a blueprint in Miami last week that appears to scale back the scope of a hemispheric trade zone and make its long-term future uncertain.

Trade ministers signed off on a…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Kimmel To Be Honored…Morris Flees Bluefly…CFO To Go

KIMMEL TO BE HONORED: The Anti-Defamation League will honor Sidney Kimmel, chairman and founder of Jones Apparel Group, with its Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware region’s 26th annual Americanism Award. The award will be presented at the…

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A look from Valentino’s spring 2004 line.

Fashion Features

Marzotto Sees Valentino Turnaround

MILAN — Marzotto is not expecting profit and revenue growth this year, but the company’s executives told analysts Thursday that 2004 should be brighter, citing a double-digit jump in Valentino’s spring orders and the successful…

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Fashion Features

Koch Puts Together Invista Exec Team

Jeff Walker, a Koch executive, will become chairman and ceo of Invista, with Steve McCracken tapped as president and chief operating officer.

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An item from the Diego Dalla Palma line.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Sales Boost for Diego Dalla Palma Cosmetics

Diego Dalla Palma has reentered the cosmetics market in a flurry of color that has seen a 30 percent increase in sales in six months.

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Giorgio Armani’s Silvanella doll for Unicef.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Face Time…Palace Coup…Glad Rags

FACE TIME: When Jennifer Lopez was the face of your last ad campaign, how do you top it? With six beautiful faces, of course. That’s what Louis Vuitton is doing next season, organizing a mega-model reunion of sorts. The spring…

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Rosie Stancer on ice.

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Great Niece

A chat with Rosie Stancer, great niece of the late Queen Mother, who has embarked on a solo trek to the South Pole.

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Jeff Koons, Calvin Klein and Kelly Klein.

People

Tea and Sympathy

Tea with Candace Bushnell.

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Leigh Bantivoglio’s novelty lace top.

Fashion Features

Banking on Newness to End Slump

The quest for fresh merchandise lead the action at the November market, as a way to counter the sluggish consumer purchasing.

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The new ad campaign for H&M lingerie.

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: H&M Gets Undressed…Mystere Goes Red

H&M GETS UNDRESSED: H&M, the Swedish retail phenomenon, is expanding its lingerie campaign in the U.S.

A spokeswoman for the Stockholm-based retailer said it has been doing lingerie since 1986, primarily in Europe, and now wants to put…

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Swarovski crystal chandelier by Tom Dixon.

Fashion Features

Bergdorf’s Crystal Palace

NEW YORK — The normally staid Bergdorf Goodman was hopping Thursday night, as it feted its holiday windows, a new book from visual merchandising vice president Linda Fargo and its collaboration with Swarovski, which includes crystal chandeliers…

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Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

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