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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

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Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

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Business

Supreme Court Decision Seen as Blow to Fashion Designers

The court's ruling in favor of Samsung in its battle with Apple could weaken patent protection for fashion designs.

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White Christmas Season Takes Toll on Retailers, Late Surge a Must-Have

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In a Christmas season depressed by three snow days so far, it?s time to temper some of those rosy holiday sales forecasts.

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Memo Pad: When Will It Be Over?…Not So Fast

WHEN WILL IT BE OVER?: It was called the New York Magazine Awards, but the man who is likely to get the biggest award —the magazine itself — wasn’t around.

On Monday, power players and New York celebs like Vogue editor…

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Jacobs Hires Freeborders To Aid Flow

NEW YORK — Marc Jacobs International is planning to speed up its product delivery cycle using a new system called Freeborders. The San Francisco-based Freeborders said Monday that Marc Jacobs had become a client of its retail management programs…

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Fashion Features

H&M Misses Analysts’ Mark

PARIS — More disappointing news in fast-fashion retail came Monday, as Hennes & Mauritz, blaming warm fall weather in Europe reported a weaker-than-expected 4 percent gain in November sales.

Analysts had forecast growth of 8 percent. The…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Alice In Wonderland…Double Dip

ALICE IN WONDERLAND: The broken shoulder London-based designer Alice Temperley suffered at her post-fashion-show party hasn’t slowed her down. Slingfree, she crossed the Atlantic last week to help Henri Bendel redesign its Temperley…

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Cotton Inc.’s Ira Livingston acknowledged that high tech ideas like fabrics that could repair themselves might be a “scary thought” to some merchants.

Fashion Features

Cotton Inc. Peeks At Fabric’s Future

Self-mending pants? It could happen. That was just one of the ideas discussed at a panel called “What’s Coming Our Way in Technology.”

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Fashion Features

EU Blasts Indian Dumping Measures

GENEVA — The European Union last week opened legal proceeding in the World Trade Organization against 27 Indian antidumping measures affecting a long list of EU exports including textiles, chemicals and steel.

“Under a rules-based…

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Fashion Features

Moda In’s Forecast for Fall 2004: Beauty, Optimism and Escapism

NEW YORK — “In these tough times, what can fashion do?” asked European trend consultant Angelo Uslenghi at his latest trend presentation for Moda In. “We need to demand that designers and buyers focus on offering beauty,…

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Fashion Features

Swatches: Galey’s Canadian Changes

GALEY’S CANADIAN CHANGES: The denim mill Galey & Lord Inc. said last week it is making some operating changes at its Drummondville, Quebec, facility. Over the next four months, it plans to cease producing denim fabric at that location. The…

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Han Feng in one of her scarves. The designer’s eye for detail is evident in (below) her showroom display, goldfish, and fresh flowers.

Fashion Features

Han Feng’s Haven in Hell’s Kitchen

Designer Han Feng is ready to take her $5 million business to a higher level. Here’s how.

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Fashion Features

Market Basket: Tootsies’ New Rose…Here Comes Amsale…Who’s Who

TOOTSIES’ NEW ROSE: Lela Rose’s first in-store boutique opened Thursday at Tootsies in her hometown of Dallas, where she has many friends and her family is socially prominent.

Decorated in Rose’s signature tones of…

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Fashion Features

Asia Watch: Fertile Land…Party At The Pen…New Club

FERTILE LAND: China’s dramatic growth and soaring consumption and income make it a compelling new territory for luxury brands, according to a recent study by the French luxury goods trade association, Comité Colbert. Comité…

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A look from the new Esprit jewelry line.

Fashion Features

Esprit Signs New Deal For Fashion Jewelry

NEW YORK — Sportswear companies of all sorts have been starting fashion jewelry lines lately and now Esprit is getting in on the action.

The brand’s Hong Kong-based parent, Esprit Holdings Ltd., said it has signed an agreement with…

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Fashion Features

J. Jill Cuts Its Forecast, Slows Down Expansion

NEW YORK — The J. Jill Group, a casual women’s specialty retailer, said it expects 2004 earnings to fall below Wall Street’s expectations and is reducing its store-opening plans.

The Quincy, Mass.-based chain of 120 stores…

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Fashion Features

Mighty Aphrodite

LOS ANGELES — What girl doesn’t have a goddess fantasy? Designers understand, and this season they’re offering a lineup of alluring looks, draped, wrapped and folded for maximum charm. Here, Sass & Bide’s cotton dress. For…

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Two weekends of snow and rain in the Northeast are causing some stores to temper their holiday sales forecasts. Meanwhile, retailers say strong sellers so far include, in fashion, the fragrances Burberry Brit and Dooney & Bourke’s...

Fashion Features

White Christmas Season Takes Toll on Retailers, Late Surge a Must-Have

In a Christmas season depressed by three snow days so far, it’s time to temper some of those rosy holiday sales forecasts.

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Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

Fashion Features

D&G Unveils Growth Plans

Dolce & Gabbana revealed aggressive growth plans, including opening stores and breaking into markets like China, but for now, an IPO isn’t on the table.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Boss Board…Joining Kellwood…New Credit Line For Dillard’s…

  • BOSS BOARD: Hugo Boss AG has added Andre Maeder to its management board. The appointment is effective Jan. 1. In this new post, Maeder will be responsible for the group’s global retail activities and also will oversee Hugo…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Henkel to Buy Dial for $2.9M

Having failed in its bids to buy Clairol and Wella, Henkel has come to the end of its acquisition hunt with the $2.9 billion purchase of Dial Corp.

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The new Calvin Klein Underwear store at 104 Prince Street.

Fashion Features

Calvin Underwear Shop Bows

The first freestanding Calvin Klein Underwear store in the U.S. opened Sunday in New York’s SoHo, heralding a push for similar units.

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Sears Begins to Reevaluate Business Model

NEW YORK — In its drive to compete more aggressively with the likes of Wal-Mart, Target and other big-box retailers, Sears, Roebuck & Co. began a corporate restructuring review that could result in additional layoffs, the company confirmed…

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Sloan Barnett in Badgley Mischka.

People

Haute House

Decking the halls of the New York Botanical Garden.

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People

L.A. Stories

Peter Bart talks about his latest book, “Dangerous Company: Dark Tales From Tinseltown.”

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While much of China’s exports come through the port of Hong Kong, the nation is developing more port capacity further north.

Fashion Features

Port Capacity at Issue in Asia

NEW YORK — For all the political focus placed recently on quotas, tariffs and other issues that regulate trade, the more practical consideration of shipping capacity will play a key role in determining which nations will see the highest growth…

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Fashion Features

Old Debate Plagues New WTO Talks

GENEVA — The divide between rich and poor nations that led to the scuttling of World Trade Organization talks in Cancún remained a major obstacle when delegates to the group resumed negotiations Monday.

Major industrial powers came…

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Fashion Features

Le Tigre Seeks Roaring Rebound

NEW YORK — Nesi Apparel Group has entered a joint venture with Le Tigre LLC to produce, distribute and market the brand.

Picking up steam in the Eighties with its signature polo shirts, Le Tigre fizzled out in 1992 after it changed owners…

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