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Paris Inspirations: Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Paris designers share their inspirations as the spring collections get under way.

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Anthony Vaccarello's Debut for (Yves) Saint Laurent

In addition to some tony basics, a llittle Eighties-inspired bad taste made for an audacious collection of racy party clothes.

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Retail

Barneys Prepared to Ride Out Storm at Perry Capital

Amid the luxury malaise, Barneys' ceo says the company is profitable and performing well.

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Versace’s Latest Vision: Seeks Minority Investor On Road to Eventual IPO

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Overview

It was Gianni Versace's goal to list his fashion company on the stock market, and now, seven years after his death, his brother and sister are planning to make that a reality.

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Pretty in Plaid

IRVINE, Calif. — The television-viewing world has become absolutely infatuated with “The O.C.” And with all that attention, a Southern California lady has got to look her best. So St. John pulled out all the stops at its fall show….

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The catalogue business endured a 49.7 percent drop in revenue.

Financial

J.Crew Sales Decline 13.6%

J. Crew said it slightly narrowed its fourth-quarter loss, even though its catalogue business suffered a 49.7 percent drop in revenue for the period.

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CKI Adds Jewelry to Swatch Watch Deal

Calvin Klein Inc. said it signed a worldwide licensing deal with Swatch Group AG to launch jewelry under the CK Calvin Klein label.

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Prada Banks Increase Guarantees

Prada said Friday that its pool of Italian banks have increased their guarantee of Prada’s indebtedness to cover convertible bonds due in 2005.

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Coming this Week

Monday: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios, Culver City, Calif. (through Friday).
Asia Pacific Leather Fair, Hong Kong (through Thursday).

Tuesday: Made in France — Fatex textile show, Paris (through…

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In Brief: Lucky Eyes …

LUCKY EYES: Lucky Brand Dungarees signed a licensing deal with B Robinson Optical Inc. to design, manufacture and market Lucky Brand sunglasses. The collection will be made available to Lucky Brand stores, as well as department and specialty…

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Correction

Against All Odds stores sell the Lot 29 label. The brand was incorrect in a story Thursday.

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Versace’s Latest Vision: Seeks Minority Investor On Road to Eventual IPO

Seven years after his death, Gianni Versace’s brother and sister are planning to make his dream of taking the company public a reality.

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Simpson in a shirtdress from the Disney archives, with husband Nick Lachey.

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They’ve Got You, Babe

Nick and Jessica take another step.

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Eye Scoop: Easy Street … Initial Reaction …

EASY STREET: Karl Lagerfeld has seen handbags become so complicated and overdecorated that he figures some look “like they belong on a mantelpiece, not on your shoulder. They can become too overpowering for an outfit.”…

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Mark Mathewson and Brett Mitchell at the entrance to Table 50.

People

50 Below

NEW YORK— By the end of last week, Table 50, a new sub-street-level lounge in NoHo at the location of a former Twenties speakeasy, was still a construction site. About the only thing intact was the 8-inch-thick mahogany bar, designed by partner…

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Chic of the Week

“It’s usually great to be married to Reed Krakoff but not tonight,” joked Delphine Krakoff at a Coach-sponsored preview of “Alexander Liberman: No Regrets” at Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, which is showing the…

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Beauty Beat: Clarins Celebrates 50th, Prepared to Go Forward

PARIS — Groupe Clarins feted its 50th birthday on Friday, the same day it hosted a financial analysts’ meeting here to discuss business in 2003.

“It was a good year in particularly difficult conditions,” said Christian…

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An artist’s rendering of the Michael Kors collection store planned for 360 Rodeo Drive.

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Kors Heading to Rodeo

NEW YORK — Michael Kors has found his West Coast address.

After a year of searching for a retail location to open a second collection store, Michael Kors Inc. executives signed a lease on Friday for a 3,500-square-foot space on Rodeo…

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Ines de la Fressange, flanked by Diego and Emanuele Della Valle.

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Hogan Inspired by History

PARIS — The Museum of Modern Art here looked more like an athletic hall of fame than an art gallery last week as Hogan feted its Olympia sport shoe — and a new flagship store on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Massive photos of…

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Fashion Scoops: Look Who’s Shopping Better … Going Westwood … Serena Steps Out …

LOOK WHO’S SHOPPING BETTER: In the ongoing battle of designers to dominate the nation’s better sportswear departments, Calvin Klein has scored a major victory — landing the first known celebrity customer, and it’s a big…

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Maidenform Buy Gets Good Reviews

The acquisition of Maidenform by a private equity firm is being lauded by manufacturers and retailers. Here’s their reasoning.

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Natalia Darialova models one of her corsets.

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Darialova: From Moscow To Manhattan

NEW YORK — Russian TV personality Natalia Darialova is hoping to bring a little glasnost to a line of lingerie bearing her name.

Moscow-born Darialova, an entrepreneur of the market-oriented perestroika period of the late Eighties, has…

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Intimate Notes: Caetano Exits Saks …

CAETANO EXITS SAKS: Anne Caetano, divisional merchandise manager of intimate apparel and hosiery at Saks Fifth Avenue, will be leaving her post Tuesday.

Before being named dmm in June 2002, Caetano was the foundations buyer at Saks for…

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Study in Contrasts

NEW YORK — Despite challenges posed by the strong euro and rising production costs, accessories makers are banking on a healthy fall season. On the fashion side,

the news is in sync with the latest runway shows, which were chock-full of…

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Coach logo handbags.

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The Main Floor

HANDBAGS AND SMALL LEATHER GOODS

It’s said a woman can never be too rich or too thin, and judging by the department store main floor, she can never have too many handbags.

While the overall department store business has…

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A fall look from Diane von Furstenberg.

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The American Quest

NEW YORK — Could their time have come?

American sportswear designers have traditionally struggled to make a mark in accessories and they’ve never made much headway against the European leather goods powerhouses. This fall, several…

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Louis Vuitton-sponsored sailing races get under way this fall.

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Europe Watch: Sail Away … Home Run … Singh’s New Luck …

SAIL AWAY: Louis Vuitton, principal sponsor of the next America’s Cup in Valencia, Spain, is bound to get lots of brand exposure in the long run-up to the main event in 2007. Last Thursday, at a gala dinner at the Louis Vuitton Travel…

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Battling the Euro

NEW YORK — The strength of the euro against the dollar is putting a strain on American accessories companies that source leather and other materials out of Europe.

The dollar has fallen nearly 10 percent against the euro in the last six…

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Jimmy Choo derives 50 percent of its sales from the U.S.

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London Calling

LONDON — Move over, France and Italy. British accessories designers are wowing the U.S. market like never before with their bright colors, quirky touch and sense of humor.

“It’s a particularly strong moment for British…

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Creative Economics

MILAN — From fuchsia mink pompons to razzle-dazzle Swarovski embroideries, fall is replete with exquisite accessories that would make Carrie Bradshaw gush and rush to buy.

Considering the season’s labor-intensive and costly…

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Financial

Tax Refunds Could Bring Spring in Sales

As tax refund checks are mailed to consumers, apparel firms and retailers hope their fashion offerings will take a share of those dollars.

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Chez Es Saada's dining room, painted by Kim MacConnel.

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Chez Nous

NEW YORK — Last week Adrien Brody held his birthday celebration at Chez Es Saada, a subterranean restaurant in the East Village. In the past two months, the place has been the scene of dinners for Witness, a human rights organization co-founded…

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Her Majesty Queen Charlotte.

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King of Arts

LONDON — History remembers him as a mentally unstable monarch who lost the American colonies. But a major exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery here shows there was a lot more to King George III than what’s found in the average history…

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Penney’s Producing in Queens

The relocated and expanded J.C. Penney in the Queens Center mall in Elmhurst, N.Y., is poised to emerge as the chain’s top-volume unit.

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Moss Lipow Bringing Attitude to Eyewear

NEW YORK — “A lot of women think they can pick out what someone is all about based on what shoes they wear,” said Moss Lipow, explaining the importance of a person’s accessories. “But you wear your glasses on your face….

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Textile Committee Denies Levi

WASHINGTON — The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, a multiagency U.S. government group, on Friday published a denial of two separate short-supply requests filed by Levi Strauss & Co. under two preferential trade programs…

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Exec Moves at Yurman

NEW YORK — As his company positions itself for growth, David Yurman made some key executive changes on Friday.

Yurman Design Inc. promoted Terri Eagle from executive vice president to chief operating officer. Eagle has been with the…

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