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Newsmakers Of the Year

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Overview

It was the news that shocked the fashion industry: Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole, who turned Gucci Group into a powerhouse and helped alter the luxury landscape, said in November they would leave the group at the end of April 2004.

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Newsmakers Of the Year

It was the news that shocked the fashion industry: Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole, who turned Gucci Group into a powerhouse and helped alter the luxury…

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Snow didn’t freeze the weekend’s shoppers.

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Yule Sales Keep Up the Pace

Store executives said business overall was pretty good all of last week and on Sunday, and not far off the positive trend seen since Black Friday.

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Women’s shoes are sold on the first floor.

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Christian Dior Opens Biggest Unit in Tokyo

More than 1,000 shoppers waited for hours to greet the opening of the world’s largest Christian Dior boutique in Tokyo’s Omotesando Sunday.

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Trade Officials Take CAFTA Talks Into Final Round

U.S. and Central American negotiators met in a Washington hotel in an effort to conclude CAFTA negotiations in the next week.

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In Brief: According To Hoyle…More Bauer Closures…Friedman’s Fresh CFO

  • ACCORDING TO HOYLE: Eric Hoyle, Russell Corp.’s former chief financial officer, will return to that role as interim cfo, succeeding Robert Martin, who will leave at the end of the year, the firm said Monday. Hoyle was…

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Correction

The Istanbul International Fashion Show will be held Feb. 11-14. The show was omitted from the International Trade Show Calendar on Nov. 26. Contact: CNR Expo; Tel: 90-212-663-0945; Fax: 90-212-663-09-73; info@cnr.net.

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Café Boulud at the Brazilian Court hotel.

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Brazil Nuts

The Brazilian Court, a 103-room resort, reopens in Palm Beach.

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The selection at Resurrection.

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Yellow Pages

A fashion lover’s book fair.

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Andrea Noboa and Maria Buccellatti

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Sunshine State

Tomas Maier hits Coral Gables.

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A drawing from the “Dangerous Liaisons” exhibition.

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Seduction on Tap at Met

The Costume Institute’s spring show at the Met will be “Dangerous Liaisons: The Art of Seduction.” Here’s a preview.

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H&M Spells Out Union Stance

NEW YORK — Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz, which last month got in a row with the UNITE apparel union over layoffs at its Secaucus, N.J., distribution center, laid out its thoughts Monday on how employees should decide on union…

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Beauty Beat: Avon Ups Guidance For 4th Quarter, Year … Breathing New Life … Garçons’ New Scent … Unilever Sale …

NEW YORK — Avon Products Inc. on Monday upped its guidance on fourth- quarter and full-year 2003 results, with earnings per share in the period expected to be between $1.03 to $1.04, at least a 29 percent increase over the year-ago quarter. The…

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No. 1. Tom And Dom: Goodbye Gucci

Intellectually, everyone knew it could happen. But no one believed it would.

On Nov. 4, the fashion world was rocked by the news that after a remarkable decade during which they transformed a shamed house and changed an industry, Tom Ford and…

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No. 2. The Chinese Obsession

If the textile industry in the U.S. — and for that matter in most countries outside China — survives in 10 years’ time, 2003 will go down as the critical turnaround year.

As the year opened, several of the nation’s…

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No. 3. Calvin’s New Role

Last September, for the first time in 35 years, Calvin Klein stood in the audience at his namesake company’s runway show while his successor, Francisco Costa, took the bow. The shift ushered in a new chapter for the designer company.

Last…

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Jil Sander Goes Back To Jil Sander

It was dreamt. It was desired. And it finally happened.

In May, Jil Sander triumphantly returned to the label she founded, marking fashion’s biggest comeback this year, a godsend to her devoted followers and one heck of a truce between the…

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No. 4. Better Bonanza

All bets were on better in 2003.

After a period of relative quiet and underperformance, the apparel industry focused much of its energy and attention on the better-priced category this year, teeing up what should be a dynamic selling floor in…

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Gwen Stefani is one of several celebrities now designing her own clothing line.

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No. 5. Celebrity Style

Ralph, Tommy, Donna — scoot over a bit. There’s a slew of hot young celebs coming after your floor space.

It should come as no surprise that pop stars want to get into the fashion game. After all, as downloading music from the…

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No. 6. The Polo-Jones Split

Call it the feud that launched 1,000 labels.

OK, maybe not 1,000. But the bitter dispute between Jones Apparel Group and Polo Ralph Lauren over the contested Lauren by Ralph Lauren license was arguably the catalyst for the onslaught of brands…

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No. 7. The It Bag

In the parlance of the so-called handbag wars, Louis Vuitton unleashed “shock and awe” in 2003, introducing a blockbuster that helped invigorate the entire category — and upped the ante for all its competitors.

The multicolor…

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No. 8. Shakeup At Saks

At Saks Inc. and Donna Karan International last month, executive shuffles shook the foundations. Fred Wilson became president and chief executive of Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises, and Jeffry Aronsson replaced Wilson as ceo of DKI.

At both…

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No. 9 Levi’s Hits Mass

There’s a great brand equalizer at work and its name is mass retail.

Like enormous asphalt magnets, mass merchants’ parking lots pull in more customers and, with them, more brands each year. Some labels go mass for opportunity,…

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No. 10 Luxury’s Day In Court

Luxury companies often have prickly relations with the equity analysts who track their performance.

“But now this is war,” one analyst declared in late 2002, when LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s biggest…

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A Year Of Transition

The beauty industry’s leading stories

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In Memoriam

The following people from fashion, beauty, publishing and society are among those who died in 2003.

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Deals Of The Year

The buyers were out shopping from start to finish, but only a handful of big acquisitions saw their way to consummation in 2003. Among the biggest domestic deals:

  • Perry Ellis International buys its biggest licensee, Salant Corp., for…

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They Said It…

A collection of quotes from 2003 appearing in the pages of WWD.

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And Don’t Forget…The Blackout

Aug. 14: Who turned out the lights? The largest blackout in North American history was nothing more than a mini holiday — or major inconvenience — for the fashion industry and for most of the region.

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Down jackets like this private label one are bestsellers at Searle.

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Deep Freeze Stirs Up Coat Sales

The weekend snow was welcome news for major retailers in the Northeast, which have already seen strong outerwear sales this season.

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Comings And Goings

Who was in, who was out, who was back, who was in trouble. From the impending departures of Domenico De Sole and Tom Ford at Gucci and Calvin Klein’s swan song to Jil Sander’s return and China’s dominance in imports, here are the top…

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U.S., China Fuel World Trade

GENEVA — Fueled by dynamic economic growth in China and the U.S., world trade is forecast to grow by 7.8 percent in 2004 and by 9.1 percent in 2005, according to a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The…

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China Urged to Curb Pirating

GENEVA — The chief of the World Intellectual Property Organization, Kamil Idris, said Wednesday that China’s enforcement record of intellectual property rights, such as patents and trademarks, was weak and that Beijing needs to do a lot…

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Manufacturers in India are concerned that non-tariff barriers like U.S. importers’ codes of conduct will limit their exports.

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Poor Nations Fear 2004

GENEVA — Trade officials from poor textile and apparel exporting countries fear their industries’ exports to the U.S. and European Union will be limited by non-tariff barriers — including supplier codes of conduct — after the…

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Part of Shielding, Decorative Covering focuses on interior looks.

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Leather Gets Tough – and Lightens Up – for Fall 2004

NEW YORK — New looks in leather will center around three themes, according to European trend consultant Angelo Uslenghi, whose recent leather forecast for fall 2004 for the Genuine Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather Consortium was presented at the…

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Specialty Stores Upbeat for Shopping Season

NEW YORK — It’s not just Wal-Mart and Target that are on a seasonal high.

Independently owned specialty stores, which tend to get out-promoted by department stores and pummeled by the off-pricers, also are anticipating good gains…

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Financial

Stella McCartney Reports Higher Losses of $7.8M

Red, once again, is the color of the season at Stella McCartney Ltd., as the business posted a loss for the second year in a row.

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Retail Ventures Sees Earnings Rise in Qtr.

NEW YORK — Double-digit sales growth and greater efficiency flipped Retail Ventures Inc. back to profits in the third quarter.

For the three months ended Nov. 1, the Columbus, Ohio-based off-price operator of the Value City,…

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Fashion Scoops: New On The Block…Cheap And Chic…Decades Does Dallas…

NEW ON THE BLOCK: Guys like Oscar de la Renta, R. Brad Martin and Steve Sadove might be used to lunching on the ladies’ circuit, but Fred Wilson, the new president and chief executive of Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises, who got an earlier…

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Memo Pad: A Good Press Strategy…Feuding Fortune…Talk About Having Press Credentials…

A GOOD PRESS STRATEGY: Who needs to take anger management classes when you can manage what makes you angry?

Harvey Weinstein and his brother, Bob, are the latest to get the novel treatment. They’re the subject of a new roman a clef…

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Fashion Moments

Jan. 10: After 30 years as Yves Saint Laurent’s muse and creative consultant, Loulou de la Falaise strikes out on her own, launching ready-to-wear and accessories lines.

Jan. 16: Hollywood provides some of the year’s…

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