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Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

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Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

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Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

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Wilson’s Way for Saks: Building a Distinct Image And Investing in Stores

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Overview

Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises president and chief executive officer Fred Wilson outlines plans to modernize and energize the firm.

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Fashion Features

The Silky Way

NEW YORK — A trace of lace that’s both subtle and sensual is one of the details that gives the season’s lingerie its discreet charm. Here, Josie Natori’s silk gown and robe, edged in lace.

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Fashion Features

Wilson’s Way for Saks: Building a Distinct Image And Investing in Stores

Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises president and chief executive officer Fred Wilson outlines plans to modernize and energize the firm.

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Fashion Features

Ebel’s New Luxury Turn

Movado is facing the challenge of integrating Ebel into its operation, while restoring its mid-Eighties profitability and splendor.

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Fashion Features

Will Bad News Lead to Consumer Blues?

Although consumers seem resilient to the uncertain economy, retail experts are concerned that a drumbeat of negative news could curb spending.

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Fashion Features

Calif. Worker-Comp Bill Passes

LOS ANGELES — Score one for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and quite possibly the state’s apparel community as well.

The California Legislature passed a landmark bill on Friday to reform the state’s costly workers compensation…

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Fashion Features

Coming this Week

Tuesday: Printsource and Direction shows, New York (through Wednesday).
Coach reports on third-quarter sales and earnings.
Candie’s reports on fourth-quarter and year-end results.

Wednesday: The Federal Reserve releases the…

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People

Flower Girls

Celebrating Lilly Pulitzer’s new book…the Martha Graham Dance Company performs…a downtown event with “sexy chic attire.”

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: This Brand Is Not for the Girls

NEW YORK — Two former executives of mass-market hair and personal care manufacturers have created their own brand targeting teen boys and young men.

Edward Marlowe, a former research and development executive at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.,…

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Fashion Features

Fall Handbags: More Than One Must-Have

While no “It” bag emerged during the European collections, retailers still look for handbags to be a big revenue generator this fall.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Limited Settlement … Kmart’s Class …

LIMITED SETTLEMENT: Limited Brands and its chief executive officer Leslie Wexner settled in February a 1999 shareholder lawsuit alleging that the rescission of a contingent stock redemption agreement “constituted a waste of corporate…

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Fashion Features

Michael on Time

Michael Kors is launching watches for its better-priced Michael Michael Kors collection through a licensing deal with Fossil Inc.

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Fashion Features

Ylang-Ylang Spreads Out

DALLAS — “It’s like a grown-up store,” said Charles Teichman, surveying his recently moved Ylang-Ylang jewelry boutique at the Galleria here. “After 18 years, we’ve reached adulthood.”

The sleek new…

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Fashion Features

Merrell Strides Into Bags

SALT LAKE CITY — After more than two decades focusing on footwear, Merrell is now betting on bags.

The offerings include two collections, Outventure Packs and Transit Bags, as well as a condensed line of small accessories, which will…

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Fashion Features

Findings: Executive News … Love, Lulu … Bahama Sun …

EXECUTIVE NEWS: Accessory Design Holdings, based in Seattle, has promoted Eileen Warner to president, a new post. Warner joined the company in October in its New York office as vice president of sales and marketing for its Isabella Fiore and…

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Fashion Features

Retail Challenge: Keep Up Momentum

The first quarter of 2004 may have been a lot rosier than year-ago sales for lingerie, but retailers remain cautious.

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Financial

Factors: Preparing for ‘Domino Effect’ When Quotas End

The expiration of China’s quotas in 2005 has meant more development of expertise in foreign, political and cultural issues for factoring firms.

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Financial

Wal-Mart’s Food Drive

NEW YORK — An explanation of Wal-Mart’s rise from retail giant to global juggernaut over the last several years can be summed up in one word: food.

A recent report by Goldman Sachs analyst George Strachan examining segment results…

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch: French Gains … New View … Fast Times …

FRENCH GAINS: Christian Dior SA, the holding company of luxury giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and the Christian Dior fashion house, said Friday consolidated sales in the first quarter grew 10 percent on a comparable structure and at…

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Fashion Features

Next Generation Hilfiger

NEW YORK — Tommy Hilfiger Corp. is spreading its prolific sponsorship activities to a new generation. The company’s U.S. division has just inked an endorsement deal with Point X Camp, a specialty training camp and action sports facility…

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Fashion Features

CFDA Reexamines Scheduling

NEW YORK — Following a spate of last-minute calendar changes during the New York collections in February, the Council of Fashion Designers of America is preparing a memo to designers saying that it is not appropriate to unilaterally move their…

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Fashion Features

Baselworld: Time is Right for Watch Uptick

BASEL, Switzerland — Swiss watch makers are hoping to grow in time.

At the Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Show, which opened last Thursday, watch makers said they expect an uptick in watch sales this year, with much growth opportunity…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Shades of Clinton … Mind the Gap … The Show Goes On …

SHADES OF CLINTON: Sen. Hillary Clinton’s colors for spring are clearly coral and more coral. She made her way to the new Ermenegildo Zegna boutique on Fifth Avenue last Wednesday around five — she is friendly with Zegna U.S.A….

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Fashion Features

Calvin’s Sensuality

Calvin Klein Underwear is embarking on another ambitious initiative for fall: glamorous, full-support bras by Calvin Klein Sensual Support.

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Financial

U.N. Survey: FDI to Improve

GENEVA — Global foreign direct investment is forecast to rebound from 2004 to 2007, following three years of stagnation, according to a recently released United Nations survey.

In general, the textile and apparel industry will be a low…

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Financial

OECD Forecasts 4.5 Percent Growth for U.S. Economy in ’04

GENEVA — An international economic agency predicted the U.S. economy will grow by 4.5 percent in 2004, up from last year’s 3.1 percent, boosted by an increase in domestic demand and higher business investment.

“The near-term…

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Fashion Features

Ann Taylor Looks Back at 50 Years

Ann Taylor Stores, which is gearing up for its golden anniversary, presented fall collections for its Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft chains last week.

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Fashion Features

MoMA’s Fashion Snapshot

NEW YORK — If the Museum of Modern Art’s first serious exploration of fashion photography helps to validate the artistic merits of the medium, then perhaps some of fashion’s hip factor can rub off on the museum.

That certainly…

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