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Luxury Galloping Away: Arnault’s Outlook Bullish As LVMH Net Leaps 30%

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Overview

LVMH said net income vaulted 30 percent in 2003 to $875.6 million and its chief, Bernard Arnault, said growth should continue, barring disaster or war.

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Extra Credit: Monthly index of locales with the highest propensity for credit-card spending, where 100 equals the national average.

Charge! Everyone from impulse shoppers to big spenders whips out the plastic when tapped on the shoulder by the angel of conspicuous consumption. These 10 locales share two common denominators: residents with high incomes and proximity to a cornucopia…

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Luxury Galloping Away: Arnault’s Outlook Bullish As LVMH Net Leaps 30%

LVMH said net income vaulted 30 percent in 2003 to $875.6 million and its chief, Bernard Arnault, said growth should continue, barring disaster or war.

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Taking Cover

The whole world could go to ruffles, froth and lace — and Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière would still be committed to experimental fashion. His fall collection for the house was full of remarkable, complicated clothes, which included…

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In Brief: Dom’s Honor…Mommy and Me…Walmart’s Hefty Dividend

DOM’S HONOR: Domenico De Sole, president and chief executive of Gucci Group, will receive the Georgetown University Award today in New York for his example of international business leadership. De Sole will receive the…

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Corrections

Jennifer Garner wore a Bulgari ring, but her bracelets and earrings were from Fred Leighton. The caption was incorrect on page 8 of WWDThe Oscars, Section II, Tuesday.

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Judith Leiber handbags are carried in Neiman…

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PPR Picks Gucci’s Foursome

Gucci Group is out to create four bright lights in Alessandra Facchinetti, Alfreda Giannini and John Ray at Gucci’s helm and Stefano Pilati at YSL.

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Neiman’s Profits Soar 82.2% in Qtr.

NEW YORK — Affluent consumers willing to pay full price for high-end merchandise propelled Neiman Marcus Group Inc. to its first billion-dollar quarter of revenues while profits skyrocketed 82.2 percent.

The Dallas-based upscale retailer…

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Saks Names Sadove Chief Operating Officer

NEW YORK — The management intrigue continued Wednesday at Saks Inc., with the news that Steve Sadove, vice chairman, has been given the additional role of chief operating officer and overall responsibility for all the company’s retail…

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Fashion Features

Channeling Hepburn

LOS ANGELES — In matters of red-carpet style, the reasons a star decides on one dress over another may be as trivial as her mood hours before an awards show. But in the case of Julia Roberts, the champagne satin silk gown she wore to…

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Presidential Battle Begins With Focus on Trade, Jobs

WASHINGTON — Like boxing opponents, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and GOP President George Bush have shaken hands, gone to their corners and are poised to come out slugging.

By all accounts, the next eight months leading up…

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Senate Takes Up Legislation To Eliminate Export Subsidy

WASHINGTON — With European Union trade sanctions against U.S. exports three days old, the Senate Wednesday took up legislation designed to make the problem go away.

But the bill, which would eliminate an export tax subsidy deemed unfair…

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Beige Book Reports Retail Sales Rebound

WASHINGTON — The economy continued its rebound in January and February, as businesses across the country reported growth in key sectors, including apparel, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday.

In the Beige Book — the Fed’s…

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Beauty Beat: Kanebo Secures Funding From Lenders

TOKYO — Kanebo said it secured additional loans of up to 50 billion yen, or $455 million, from its lenders, led by Sumitomo Mitsui Bank.

The struggling cosmetics and textiles giant, with interest-bearing liabilities of about $5 billion, is…

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A Rockabilly Circus, Moody Twists and Victorian-Style Mourning – Christian Dior, Balenciaga and Comme des Garçons

It was a Barnum & Bailey world at Christian Dior, where John Galliano left most of the real clothes out of the lineup. Meanwhile, Nicolas Ghesquière created beautiful, often twisted, looks at Balenciaga, and some of Rei Kawakubo’s best…

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Fashion Scoops: Boy Zone…Suit Case…Separation Anxiety

BOY ZONE: Part of Coco Chanel’s fashion legacy was the way she slyly borrowed elements of men’s wear and adapted them for women. Word has it Karl Lagerfeld will underline this point at his Chanel show on Friday by having…

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Puff Pieces, Bondage Gear and Comfort Clothes – Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood and Marithé & François Girbaud

A trio of fashion houses took on three very different themes this season. Puffed-up and quilted down pieces ruled at Junya Watanabe, while Vivienne Westwood’s motif was bondage, expressed as straps with everything. At Girbaud, comfort continued…

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A Last Exit for Kors at Celine

Before he departs Celine today, Michael Kors sat down for an exit interview on his experience with LVMH.

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Kors at Celine: The Business Breakdown

PARIS — The Michael Kors era at Celine comes to an end today with the designer’s farewell show and a send-off party tonight at Pershing Hall.

And as the American designer departs to concentrate on building his own business, Celine…

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Bright Looks at Coterie

NEW YORK — It might have been fall at the Fashion Coterie, but there was spring in the air.

Never mind the weather, which was unseasonably warm for the ENK International show that ended its three-day run here Tuesday at The Show Piers on…

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Kitson Gets Comical with Archie

LOS ANGELES — Everything’s Archie.

In fact, a few members of the gang from Riverdale High are joining such icons as Hello Kitty, Mickey Mouse and Barbie on clothing aimed at the contemporary set.

Betty and Veronica, the…

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Denim Dish: Tommy Trades Up…Mavi On the Move…Planning a Comeback…

Tommy Jeans is moving to higher ground.The junior jeans line this week unveiled its new revamped look, which is due to start shipping in June. But the biggest change at the Tommy Hilfiger Corp. unit is its new pricing strategy that raises the lowest…

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The Raisonné of Ruscha

LOS ANGELES — Ed Ruscha is as humbled as he is bemused over the first of five volumes out this week chronicling a lifetime of achievement. “Part of me wants to say, ‘Oh, that’s nice.’ But here I am in 2004, I’m…

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West Hollywood Target Rolling Out a Red Carpet

LOS ANGELES — It was a true Hollywood premiere: red carpets, white wine, celebrities Hilary Duff and Charlie Sheen — and a dog with his own makeup artist.

Except this was the debut of the new Target prototype at the corner of Santa…

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Maidenform and Movie Star in Deal

NEW YORK — Maidenform Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with Movie Star Inc. to produce a collection of women’s sleepwear and robes bearing the Maidenform name.

Distribution will be aimed at department stores, national chains…

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Fashion Features

Retailers That Use Linux Could Be Open to Lawsuits

NEW YORK — Fashion companies that use the popular free operating system known as Linux could become targets of lawsuits from software company SCO Group Inc. of Lindon, Utah.

SCO filed suit in U.S. District Court in Nevada Wednesday…

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Financial

Hot Topic, Chico’s Sizzle in Year, Qtr.

NEW YORK — Booming sales and new store openings ignited fourth-quarter and year-end results at specialty retailers Hot Topic and Chico’s FAS.

For both companies, strong comparable-store gains for the quarter were overshadowed by…

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People

Ladies in Red

The Winter Ball for the Museum of the City of New York was a big red stage.

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People

Big Man On Campus

Todd Phillips can finally get arrested…by “Starsky & Hutch.”

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