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Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

clock 23hJessica Iredale

Fashion

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

clock 17hMiles Socha

Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

clock August 26, 2016Allison Collins

Creating a Trade Bloc: U.S. Strikes Deal With Central America

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Overview

The U.S. and four Central American countries forged a regional free-trade pact Wednesday, setting up a battle for passage in Congress next year.

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Fashion Features

Joy to the Purl

NEW YORK — City sidewalks don’t have a lock on dressing in holiday style. Of all the season’s traditions, the novelty sweater is among the most enduring — beloved and mocked with equal glee. Here, Marisa Christina’s…

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Fashion Features

Creating a Trade Bloc: U.S. Strikes Deal With Central America

The U.S. and four Central American countries forged a regional free-trade pact Wednesday, setting up a battle for passage in Congress next year.

clock December 18, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Duff Hits Target With Stuff

Target Corp. has signed an exclusive U.S. licensing deal with Bravado International Group to carry teen pop star Hilary Duff’s lifestyle line.

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Fashion Features

Versace Taps Interim CEO

Daniele Ballestrazzi, Versace’s chief financial officer, will add interim chief executive officer responsibilities, taking over from Fabio Massimo Cacciatori, who is leaving.

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Fashion Features

Gadzooks Warns About Future

NEW YORK — Teen retailer Gadzooks Inc. is finding its transition to an all-junior merchandise mix more than a little problematic.

In a Securities and Exchange Commission 10-Q filing, the Dallas-based specialty retailer said that, barring a…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Wilsons Waiver…G-III Promotion

  • WILSONS WAIVER: Shares of Wilsons The Leather Experts plunged 8.9 percent to $3.71 in Nasdaq trading Wednesday after the retailer said in a 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission it anticipates December same-store…

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Fashion Features

Clarification

Washington Post reporter Richard Leiby first met a nine-year-old Iraqi boy in a Baghdad hospital about a month after he was wounded in crossfire between Americans and Iraqis and reported the case to Doctors of the World. He did not witness the boy…

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Fashion Features

Have A Holly Jolly Sweater

Whether you love them or hate them, holiday sweaters of the classic Santa variety or their more subtle cousins are an intrinsic part of the season.

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Fashion Features

Deck The Halls

NEW YORK — At New York’s landmark restaurant Tavern on the Green in Central Park, Christmas arrives in a big way. So do the holiday sweaters, as evidenced here. The nearly 70-year old institution itself undergoes an extensive bedecking…

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Fashion Features

Fire Breaks Into Denim

LOS ANGELES — The junior sportswear and dress vendor Fire is hoping to add a little heat to the denim market starting next month.

Fire Jeans, a moderate-priced line, is to be unveiled to the trade in New York.

The company has also…

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Fashion Features

Tommy.com Adds Mix-and-Match Shopping Feature

NEW YORK — For many Internet enthusiasts, one of the downsides to online shopping is that it’s sometimes difficult to see how well an entire outfit will coordinate. Tommy Jeans has unveiled a new feature on its Web site, tommy.com, that…

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Fashion Features

Cambio Broadens Its Assortments

DALLAS — Cambio America Ltd. has branched out from its traditional five-pocket styling for spring by introducing a dozen styles of stretch cotton trousers, cropped pants and capris.

Dubbed “modern classics,” the pants are cut…

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Fashion Features

Trading Up: It Jeans Steps into Status

LOS ANGELES — “Are you out of your mind? I can never sell this price.”

That was the dispiriting feedback Kimmy Song said she heard from retailers when she first approached her accounts about upgrading her moderate junior denim…

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Fashion Features

More Than Joe’s Jeans

Joe’s Jeans launches Joe’s sportswear.

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Fashion Features

Getting Jewcy

Jewcy T-shirts and accessories.

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Fashion Features

Tart’s Suburban Lifestyle

NEW YORK — Finding a need in the market for sophisticated but comfortable sportswear, husband-and-wife team Jamie and Dana Finegold are preparing for the launch of Tart.

Already in select stores in the loungewear department, Tart will…

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Fashion Features

Wrapping With French Connection

NEW YORK — French Connection is wrapping up the holidays.

The company is celebrating the season with a gift-wrapping event at the French Connection store in Manhattan’s SoHo district starting today. Kids from Free Arts NYC will wrap…

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Fashion Features

Jingle Ball Rock

Coverage of the Jingle Ball.

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Financial

Soft Sales, Rebuilding Lead Escada to Loss

BERLIN — The costs of rebuilding contributed to a large yearend loss at The Escada Group, but management held out hope that the firm could return to profitability as early as this year.

For the year ended Oct. 31, the net loss hit $92.6…

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Fashion Features

California Panel Lauds State’s Apparel Clout

LOS ANGELES — Job losses, sweatshop labor issues and a counterfeit market aren’t the ideal conditions for a thriving apparel manufacturing base. But despite such hurdles, the market here has staked out its share of the business, according…

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Fashion Features

DOL Settles With New York Contractor

The Department of Labor has settled a series of lawsuits against a Brooklyn sweater maker for failing to pay workers proper overtime wages.

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Financial

Jones to Redeem 2021 Bonds

NEW YORK — Jones Apparel Group on Feb. 1 will redeem its outstanding zero coupon convertible senior notes due 2021, for a total of $446.6 million.

As a result, Jones boosted its 2004 earnings guidance. Also, it reaffirmed its interest in…

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Fashion Features

G&L’s Wiener Sets Retirement

NEW YORK — Galey & Lord Inc.’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, Arthur C. Wiener, said Wednesday that he planned to retire upon the company’s emergence from bankruptcy.

Beyond his statement, Wiener was not…

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Fashion Features

The Weavers

The biggest producers of synthetic fibers in the world, ranked according to annual capacity in tons of acrylic, nylon, polyester and spandex. (Olefin and aramid are not included.)

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Lauder Names Valdivia to New Post … EU OKs Beiersdorf Sale … Limited, Bigelow Team Up

Eunice Valdivia, Clinique’s most venerable veteran and currently president of Clinique North America, will join Estée Lauder’s new Beauty Bank unit.

clock December 18, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Poorer Nations Raise Concerns to World Trade Organization

GENEVA — Senior officials from poor African and Asian countries this week raised concerns at the World Trade Organization that the coming end of quotas on textiles and apparel could hurt their economies by threatening their market share in the…

clock December 18, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Strange Little Girl…Giddyup…From Russia With Love…

“STRANGE LITTLE GIRL”: Nicole Kidman was the homecoming queen in Sydney Wednesday night at the Australian premiere of “Cold Mountain.” Wearing a backless, olive green lace Lanvin cocktail dress, Kidman ditched protocol…

clock December 18, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Kors Signs Coat Deal for Michael

NEW YORK — Michael Kors Inc. will launch its first license for its new Michael collection, striking a deal with Herman Kay Bromley for a line of women’s coats.

The company said Wednesday that Herman Kay Bromley, which holds licenses…

clock December 18, 2003WWD Staff

Fashion Features

RAJ Gets St. John Swim License

LOS ANGELES — St. John Knits International said Wednesday it is diving into swimwear in a licensing agreement with RAJ Manufacturing.

RAJ, based in Tustin, Calif., neighboring St. John’s corporate headquarters in Irvine, will…

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People

Let It Snow

The Marc Jacobs holiday party is all aglitter with the Roaring Twenties.

clock December 18, 2003WWD Staff

People

Shrunken Treasures

Jewelry by such artists as Pablo Picasso and Max Ernst on display.

clock December 18, 2003WWD Staff

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