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Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

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Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

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Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Macy’s Executive Parade: Kahn to Retire, Klein Named CEO

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Hal Kahn is retiring as chairman and ceo of Federated's Macy's East division and is being succeeded by Ronald Klein, chairman of Rich?s.

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Macy’s Executive Parade: Kahn to Retire, Klein Named CEO

Hal Kahn is retiring as chairman and ceo of Federated’s Macy’s East division and is being succeeded by Ronald Klein, chairman of Rich’s.

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The Prelude

NEW YORK — Who says black and white doesn’t pack a punch? Simple and elegant, these bold tones create a stark contrast of looks that can spice up any silhouette. Here, for example, Armani Collezioni’s tailored wool jacket and deep-V…

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Gadzooks Files Chapter 11

By Vicki M. Young

NEW YORK — Gadzooks, moving quickly to bring its house in order, has filed for bankruptcy court protection and is seeking to oust its president and chief merchandising officer, Paula Masters.

As expected, the teen…

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Beauty Beat: Avon Up in Quarter, Taps Hayek as Face … Maybelline-Garnier Taps Fondu … Buyer Said Found for Jane

Avon Products Inc. delivered a 35.4 percent gain in its fourth-quarter earnings, boosted by a surge in beauty sales and international business.

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P&G, Wella Squabble Reaching Critical Mass

Berlin — The showdown between minority shareholders and Wella’s management and majority shareholder, Procter & Gamble, escalated from a high-noon to a possible high-midnight scenario at an extraordinary shareholders meeting held in…

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CFDA’s Arnold: Bringing More To the Members

Two years into his drive to refocus the CFDA on its members, Peter Arnold divides his accomplishments into two areas: tangible and intangible.

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Clarification

Michael Kaye, the winner of the Fashion Group International Rising Star award for women’s wear, introduced a custom-made, designer-priced collection under his name in 2001. An article on the awards on Feb. 3, page 3, did not mention his former…

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In Brief

POLO’S ELEVEN: Myron E. Ullman 3rd has been appointed to Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.’s board of directors, bringing the number of board members to 11. Over the past 15 years, Ullman has led major corporations in the U.S., Asia and…

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People

Suzy

Up next for Charlize…Isn’t Britney lovely…Gwynnie and the grandparents.

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Cotton Inc. to Sponsor Fashion Shows in N.Y., L.A.

Cotton Incorporated said Tuesday it has signed on as a sponsor of the spring and fall 2004 editions of Olympus Fashion Week in New York and…

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New Oracle Software to Include RFID

SAN DIEGO — Oracle is introducing a new version of its warehouse management software next summer that will include radio frequency identification and electronic product code capabilities, the company said last week.

Wal-Mart and the…

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Financial

Footwear, Apparel Aid Timberland

NEW YORK — Bolstered by double-digit gains in its footwear business as well as 3 percent revenue growth in apparel and accessories, Timberland Co. delivered robust earnings for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31.

Net income for the quarter…

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De Castelbajac Fashion House Acquired by Marchpole Holdings

PARIS — French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s colorful, offbeat style has won him a suitor.

On Tuesday, U.K. clothing manufacturer Marchpole Holdings plc said it had acquired de Castelbajac’s fashion house, with…

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Caribbean Joe On the Go

Caribbean Joe has become a cool brand for laid-back types, but executives have aggressive sales and distribution goals this year.

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Obituary: Steven L. Osterweis, Former AMC Head

NEW YORK — Steven L. Osterweis, former chairman of the Associated Merchandising Corp., died Jan. 23 at his home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 91.

The cause of death was a stroke, according to his son, John.

Osterweis joined AMC in 1966…

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Obituary: Hairstylist Ray Allington, 46

Los Angeles — Celebrity and fashion hairstylist Ray Allington died Jan. 29 in London of liver failure, according to his agent. He was 46.

Although his most recent credits include working on Naomi Watts, Nicole Kidman, Salma Hayek, Cameron…

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Obituary: Cotton Exec Richard Abes

NEW YORK — Richard Abes, a retired Cotton Incorporated executive, died last week in Bellmore, N.Y., according to the company. He was 73 and had suffered a long illness.

Abes was among the first employees hired by Cotton Inc. when he was…

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Target to Discontinue Catalogues

BOSTON — In another sign that wired is the way forward, Target Corp. will fold five print catalogues, a spokeswoman confirmed.

The affected titles include several Marshall Field’s books; I Love a Deal, which liquidates sale and…

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Adidas Ads Score Star Athletes

NEW YORK — Adidas-Salomon has snared some big-name athletes to appear in its newest advertising campaign, which will be unveiled Thursday in Manhattan.

Soccer superstar David Beckham, boxing great Muhammad Ali and daughter, Laila,…

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Retail Struggles With New Teen Beat

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — For fashion-driven teen retailers, it’s become all about the niche.

As apparel retailers struggle with the lack of a strong fashion trend, weak mall traffic and the increasing teen spending on electronics…

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Swarovski’s Latest Designer Sparkle

LOS ANGELES — Swarovski crystals on a tiara might be a no-brainer — but on a pink rubber swimming cap?

Some of the world’s avant-garde designers — including Lorenz Baumer, Boudicca and Gurmit — were asked by…

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