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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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Fashion

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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Retail

Aéropostale Bankruptcy Jeopardizes 10k Jobs

Teen retailer Aéropostale is awaiting a decision from a bankruptcy judge that is likely to impact whether it can find a buyer.

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In Focus

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

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Deconstructing Carrie: Fashion World Hoping There?s Life After ?Sex?

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Overview

Fashion designers and arbiters agree there is no TV show on the horizon that will have the same influence on women and fashion as ?Sex and the City.?

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Claiborne Builds Bigger Home … Bravo Jennings … Wet Seal’s Beef …

CLAIBORNE BUILDS BIGGER HOME: In an effort to expand offerings from its home collection beyond floor coverings and bedding, Liz Claiborne inked a licensing agreement with Blockwares LLC to create a new line of home storage and storage-related…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Designers & Agents operates two shows a year in Tokyo, not one, as reported in a story Feb. 18. Besides the shows listed, the company operates D&A Annex, which is held twice a year in New York and three times annually in Los Angeles. Also, in the…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: P&G Sets Biagiotti Spinoff

ROME — Procter & Gamble Prestige Beauté is hoping for another slice of success from its Laura Biagiotti pie.

The division, which signed a perfume license agreement with the Laura Biagiotti fashion house in 1992, has enjoyed continued…

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Fashion Features

Bendel to Shutter Provocateur Shop

NEW YORK — Henri Bendel will be closing its in-store shop for Agent Provocateur by the end of March.

Ed Burstell, vice president of Henri Bendel, said Monday, “I guess it was my call: incorrect. I think we overstated the…

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Fashion Features

Von Dutch, Dutch Boyz In Dispute Over Mark

LAS VEGAS — Von Dutch Originals is seeing double and is not liking it.

As early as today, the firm is expected to ask a federal court judge to issue a temporary restraining order against Dutch Boyz, a division of OOC Apparel, which…

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Memo Pad: Spin Scratched … The Finer Things in Life …

SCRATCHED: Is this Spin’s last stand? The music magazine’s transformation into the fanzine of the Seventies rock-redux movement has done nothing to slow its three-year slide in ad pages, and chairman Robert Miller has…

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People

Purple Rain

A purple rain blanketed the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles as the countdown to Oscar night began.

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People

Dirty Dancer

NEW YORK — Veteran Hollywood choreographer JoAnn Jansen has taught Richard Gere how to waltz (for the upcoming remake of “Shall We Dance”) and Jennifer Aniston how to salsa (for “Along Came Polly”), but for “Dirty…

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Fashion Features

L.A. Fashion Week Moved Up, Even Earlier Dates Anticipated

The newly united organizers of Los Angeles Fashion Week bumped up show dates and warned of even earlier dates in coming seasons.

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart’s Peterson to Retire

BOSTON — Coleman Peterson, executive vice president for Wal-Mart’s people division, will retire in April. A spokeswoman added the company is “looking at a variety of options” for replacing him, but would not give a time frame…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Sidney Weinberg, Textile Exec

NEW YORK — Sidney Weinberg, a veteran textile executive and entrepreneur, died Saturday of heart failure after a brief illness. He was 75.

Weinberg, brother of the late fashion designer Chester Weinberg, was a resident of New York City…

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Fashion Features

Eccentric, Vintage-Inspired and Androgynous – Giorgio Armani, Alberta Ferretti and Antonio Berardi

As the Milan fall collections got moving, Giorgio Armani built an offbeat collection around a curvy pre-flapper silhouette, while Alberta Ferretti created styles for the vintage-minded customer. For his part, Antonio Berardi offered androgynous…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Star System … Friends in Deed … All Shook Up …

STAR SYSTEM: With Milan Fashion Week coinciding with the run-up to the Oscars, no one was expecting big shakes in the star department. Even Giorgio Armani was forced to go local, with Armani favorites like Claudia Cardinale,…

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Fashion Features

Practical Magic

NEW YORK — When the time came to christen her small line of cashmere knitwear, Lisa Immordino-Vreeland briefly considered using her fashionably famous last name. She quickly nixed the idea, however, settling on Mago, which means…

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Fashion Features

Who Dunnit?

An appointment at S.Z.Y.’s Meatpacking District showroom starts to feel a bit like a game show, where clues are dropped in order to answer the question: Who is S.Z.Y.? But forget about finding an answer. The closest you will get is a response to…

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Fashion Features

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Mood At Opening Day for MAGIC

Buyers at WWDMagic were in high spirits Monday, with a trend shift to less-casual styles giving a lift to fall ordering.

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Fashion Features

Lingerie Trade Shows Feud

A rift between two intimate apparel trade show producers, Intima America and Lingerie Americas, is reaching a crescendo a week before market.

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Fashion Features

CFDA Names Award Co-Chairs

NEW YORK — Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan and Narciso Rodriguez will serve as co-chairs for the 2004 Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards, scheduled for June 7.

This will be the third awards ceremony in a row to be hosted by a…

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Fashion Features

Shoshanna: Art Imitates Life

NEW YORK — Don’t be fooled by the pink walls, gingham tablecloth, hot pink Aladdin tulips, pink chandelier, flirty dresses and candy-colored heart on the windows in Shoshanna’s new showroom. Despite the overly girlish front, she means…

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Fashion Features

Alex Gaines’ Fall Debut

NEW YORK — Alex Gilbert Gaines, co-founder of Paper, Denim & Cloth, is trying her hand at ready-to-wear.

Last year, she left the company she helped start with Scott Morrison and set out to design her signature nondenim line, Alex Gaines,…

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Fashion Features

Weaver Appointed Cotton Inc. Chairman

NEW YORK — William S. Weaver was elected chairman of Cotton Inc.’s board at the company’s annual board meeting Friday in San Francisco.

He takes over from Eddie Smith, who served two one-year terms as chairman.

Weaver…

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Fashion Features

Adidas-Salomon Shakes Up American Unit’s Front Office

NEW YORK — Adidas-Salomon AG, which is facing difficulties in its U.S. business, said Monday it is shifting some key executives at its American subsidiary.

Joe Fields will join Adidas America as senior vice president of sales and retail,…

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Fashion Features

The Fiber Price Sheet

The last Tuesday of each month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices. Prices listed reflect the cost of one pound of fiber.

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Fashion Features

Plush Times

MILAN — The fall collection Giorgio Armani showed on Monday was based on a curvy, early 20th-century silhouette. Jackets were fitted through the waist, flared at the hips and shown with long skirts. But the line wasn’t totally focused on…

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Fashion Features

Deconstructing Carrie: Fashion World Hoping There’s Life After ‘Sex’

Fashion designers and arbiters agree there is no TV show on the horizon that will have the same influence on women and fashion as “Sex and the City.”

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Fashion Features

Coach Ups Earnings Outlook

NEW YORK — With spring sales showing some bounce as consumers snatch up fuchsia and acid green handbags, Coach Inc. on Monday raised its earnings expectations for the second half of the year.

The company expects earnings per share for the…

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Fashion Features

Trade-Job Debate Heats Up

As the presidential election year unfolds, importers in fashion and retailing can count on uncertainty over the direction of U.S. trade policy.

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Fashion Features

Specialty: Build a Better Margin

Specialty retailers are working to improve the in-store experience and hope to retrain consumers to buy at full price rather than to wait for markdowns.

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