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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

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Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

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Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

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Department Store Boom: Private Label Propels Federated to 35% Gain

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Federated got its groove back with more appealing goods at full price, and it resulted in a fourth-quarter net rise of 34.9 percent.

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Versace Denies Investor Rumor

MILAN — Versace officials on Tuesday once again denied a report that the company is seeking a minority investor.

At the same time, a source close to the company said some potential suitors, including a private equity fund, have approached…

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Krizia Plans Global Growth Strategy With China Focus

MILAN — It’s Krizia’s golden moment, and the venerable Italian house is making the most of it.

Coinciding with its 50th anniversary, Krizia has lined up a series of licensing projects and expansion plans around the world…

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Piazza Sempione

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Tweed Young Things and Twenties-Somethings – Piazza Sempione, Stephen Fairchild, Lawrence Steele, Bally and Pollini

Marisa Guerrizio created a great-looking Piazza Sempione collection based on haberdashery, while Stephen Fairchild’s styles had a Thirties bent. Meanwhile, Lawrence Steele was evoking Zelda Fitzgerald.

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Easy Spirit’s black-and-white cotton, acrylic, wool bouclé sweater and pant.

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Easy Spirit Relaunches

NEW YORK — Easy Spirit is giving it another go and relaunching with a clearer differentiation for fall.

The line, which shares its name with the well-known footwear brand, was launched by Jones Apparel Group for fall 2002. However, that…

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In the Middle

MAYBE NEXT YEAR: The Moda Manhattan trade show, scheduled to run Feb. 28 to March 2 at The Space in Chelsea Market in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, has been postponed. Moda will next show concurrently with Accessories The Show at the…

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Richard Dayhoff Tries Hand at Plus-Size Market

NEW YORK — Chicago-based designer Richard Dayhoff is back in the market with a signature collection, and this time he’s focusing on bringing a designer aesthetic to the growing plus-size market.

Dayhoff’s new line is a…

clock February 25, 2004WWD Staff

Looks from Josephine Chaus for fall.

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Chaus Takes a Personal Approach

NEW YORK — Josephine Chaus is stepping out from behind her desk in the corner office and into the glare of the spotlight.

The chairman and chief executive officer of Bernard Chaus Inc. is steering the company in a new direction, one that…

clock February 25, 2004WWD Staff

The International Apparel Mart held its last show before all its 600 showrooms move to the Dallas Market Center’s nearby World Trade Center building, where FashionCenterDallas will open in March.

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Retailers Upbeat at Dallas Market

DALLAS — Bright, girly styles were a welcome sight for buyers’ eyes at the summer and transitional market last month at the International Apparel Mart. Pleated minis, bias-cut skirts, novelty tops and colorful semiprecious jewelry in…

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Chico’s believes it’s not even close to maxing out.

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Chico’s Keeps On Chugging

Can the double-digit store expansions and comp-store sales growth continue for Chico’s? Executives discussed the topic at its annual Analyst Day meeting.

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Marketing and Promotion

Club Monaco Pumps Up the Volume

MARKETING: A look at Club Monaco’s spring advertising campaign.

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Garrard ad for spring 2004.

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Marketing Intelligence: Strange Ad-Fellows … British Invasion Redux …

STRANGE AD-FELLOWS? Apparently not. Continuing to capitalize on the fashion consumer’s penchant for cross-shopping store formats and price ranges, Sweden’s Hennes & Mauritz will show its runway-inspired, moderate-priced apparel on…

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Chanel gowns on display at FIT’s “Fashioning the Modern Woman.”

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FIT Remembers Paris Pioneers

NEW YORK — Despite their tireless crusade to dress the modern woman, Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli were as conflicted as they were accomplished.

Amy de la Haye, co-author of “Chanel: the Couturiere at Work” (Overlook,…

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The “cloud” hovers over the LED screens at the Fashion Show mall.

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A Rousing Campaign for Fashion Show Mall in Vegas

NEW YORK — The Rouse Co. is getting theatrical.

A new advertising and special event strategy, designed to raise revenues, foot traffic and the profile of its real estate portfolio, is in full swing at Rouse’s 2-million-square-foot…

clock February 25, 2004WWD Staff

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H&M Plans Five Stores For Canada

MONTREAL — Swedish fast-fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz will expand to its 19th country next month when it arrives in Canada.

H&M plans to open five outposts in the Greater Toronto area this year. The first two are set to open on March…

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Demeter’s Kahala and Natural Attraction fragrances.

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Beauty Beat: Demeter to Launch Two New Brands

NEW YORK — Demeter Fragrance Library is set to launch new fragrance brands at Sephora this spring — one of which stems from a recent joint venture, while the other was spawned by a long-term licensing deal.

A month from now, Demeter…

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Sarah Bolger with stylist Phillip Bloch at the Four Seasons.

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Oscar Watch: The Kid Stays in the Picture … Missoni’s Sneak Peak … Two Times the Fun …

THE KIDS STAY IN THE PICTURE: With no Nicole, Halle or Uma swanning around town this week, the tiniest stars — literally — have moved into the limelight. At the Four Seasons Monday, Oscar nominee Keisha…

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Swe’s brown, pink, orange and white rayon and nylon zip-front sweater.

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Claiborne Goes Small With Swe

NEW YORK — Liz Claiborne Inc. is striving to be a little big company with its new Swe line.

Deriving its name from a focus on sweaters, Swe is an atypical better-to-bridge priced knit line set to launch at the Fashion Coterie, which starts…

clock February 25, 2004WWD Staff

An August Max store at the Dallas Galleria, here and below.

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A Makeover at August Max

DALLAS — August Max is sprucing up.

The better-priced chain rolled out a new store design last month across its 83 doors, shortened its handle to August Max from August Max Woman and tweaked its merchandise offering.

With doors…

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Dream Works

MILAN — For fall, Miuccia Prada did some time traveling for Prada of a romantic, artistic kind. The masterful results, in fabrics that sometimes had holographic or videoesque patterns, were singular and beautiful, in remarkable combinations that…

clock February 25, 2004WWD Staff

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Department Store Boom: Private Label Propels Federated to 35% Gain

Federated got its groove back with more appealing goods at full price, and it resulted in a fourth-quarter net rise of 34.9 percent.

clock February 25, 2004WWD Staff

The Gucci store in Milan.

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Questions at Gucci Persist

If Vittorio Radice is on the short list to succeed Domenico De Sole as chief executive of Gucci Group, it’s news to Radice. Here’s an update.

clock February 25, 2004WWD Staff

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Tepid Labor Market Concerns Consumers

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index plunged 9 points to 87.3 as concerns over the lack of jobs clouded the short-term outlook.

clock February 25, 2004WWD Staff

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WTO Sanctions EU Retaliation Against U.S.

WASHINGTON — One of several simmering trade disputes between the U.S. and the European Union surfaced Tuesday when the World Trade Organization gave the EU the go-ahead to retaliate against the U.S. over a 1916 American antidumping…

clock February 25, 2004WWD Staff

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In Brief: Bebe’s Quick Response … Missed Deadline …

BEBE’S QUICK RESPONSE: Bebe Stores Inc. said Tuesday it will “vigorously defend itself’ against a lawsuit by The Wet Seal Inc. charging Bebe and its new chief executive officer, Greg Scott, with violating a noncompete…

clock February 25, 2004WWD Staff

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Correction

Marg Helgenberger wore Donna Karan to the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday. The designer was incorrect in the Eye Tuesday.

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Joop’s Wunderkind Bows in Berlin

BERLIN — Wolfgang Joop is feeling free.

The designer chose a 100-year-old church in this city’s gritty Mitte district to christen Wunderkind Couture, his new luxury ready-to-wear line.

More than a year after his nasty split…

clock February 25, 2004WWD Staff

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Prada Power – Prada

Rvery look shone blindingly bright Tuesday with a singular message: Miuccia Prada is in a league of her own.

clock February 25, 2004WWD Staff

Emporio Armani

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Bohemian Notions, Spare Classics and Rock-Chick Style – Emporio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Anna Molinari, Just Cavalli and Alessandro Dell’Acqua

At Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani aimed at a lighter, kookier version of his signature collection, while Tomas Maier is sharpening his focus at Bottega Veneta and Rosella Tarabini celebrated Stevie Nicks at Anna Molinari.

clock February 25, 2004WWD Staff

Alicia Keys

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Fashion Scoops: Giddyap … Head First … If the Shoe Fits …

GIDDYAP: What will Jean Paul Gaultier do as the new women’s ready-to-wear designer at Hermès? The French luxury house has vowed to keep details about the collection under wraps until the March 6 show. It’s even cagey…

clock February 25, 2004WWD Staff

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