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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

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Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

clock 8hAllison Collins and Evan Clark

Business

Supreme Court Decision Seen as Blow to Fashion Designers

The court's ruling in favor of Samsung in its battle with Apple could weaken patent protection for fashion designs.

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Firing On All Pistons: Strong Fashion Sales Drive Saks, Penney’s

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Overview

Torrid sales at the top and major strides in the middle shot Saks Inc. and J.C. Penney out of the gate. But analysts remain concerned over the impact of higher oil prices and other economic uncertainties, which could muddy the track.

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Agent Provocateur on Melrose Avenue.

Fashion Features

L.A. Traffic Stoppers: Store Windows Are Back In Vogue

In Los Angeles, epicenter of the car culture, store windows that are whimsical, political or daring are making a comeback.

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Purple Haze

It took 53 years, but it finally happened. Max Mara is showing resort for the first time this year — and it’s worth the wait.

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Steve Sadove

Fashion Features

Firing On All Pistons: Strong Fashion Sales Drive Saks, Penney’s

Saks Inc. and J.C. Penney put out strong performances in the first quarter, but concerns persist over high gas prices and economic uncertainty.

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A rendering of Iridesse's Randal Ridless-designed store interior.

Fashion Features

Tiffany Opening Pearl Gate

Tiffany & Co. plans to zero in on the burgeoning pearl market by opening at least 20 stores in the next five years under the Iridesse name.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: One Out, One In … The Narrowing Gap … Eddie’s Falling Comps …

ONE OUT, ONE IN: Robert S. Singer, who has served as chief financial officer of Gucci Group since 1995, was named president and chief operating officer of Abercrombie & Fitch succeeding Seth R. Johnson, a 12-year Abercrombie & Fitch veteran,…

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Gadzooks continues to struggle and said there was no guarantee it would not need to shutter more locations.

Financial

Consumers Respond to Spring Merchandise Mix

First-quarter results from a diverse group of specialty chains and off-price stores showed good reaction to spring fashions and high-end accessories.

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Riccardo Tisci

Fashion Features

Ruffo Research Back With New Designer

Ruffo owner Giacomo Corsi is relaunching the Ruffo Research line and has picked Italian designer Riccardo Tisci to take on the project.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Black in Business … Designer Spillover … Packed House …

BLACK IN BUSINESS: Madonna, Marc Jacobs, Kate Moss, Elton John, Manolo Blahnik and Norman Foster are among the 25 celebrities who will create one-off, black-inspired pieces of art for a major fashion and…

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Jerry Hall

People

Suzy

Jude Law v. Sadie Frost heats up…The Apple of their eye…Hamburgers and high society…Mick moves out of the mansion.

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Perry Ellis’ cotton trenchcoat.

Fashion Features

Better Days

Designers must have work on their minds, given the office-ready trends such as trenches and tweeds rolling out to better departments for fall.

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Pierre Bergé at the benefit for La Maison Française of New York.

Fashion Features

Bergé Sounds Off on Politics and Fashion

NEW YORK — Pierre Bergé clearly is as passionate in his views on politics, fashion, business and the fine arts as he is of cultural impresarios who have shaped the 20th century.

At an event Monday benefiting La Maison Française…

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From Mazzolari.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Mazzolari Bucks Slump With Own Product Line … Lauder Files With SEC …

MILAN — Italian perfumery chain Mazzolari is responding to a sluggish European market by expanding its own brand of luxury beauty lines.

The upscale perfumery chain based here created its own bath, skin care and fragrance lines some 15…

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Gap accounted for 6.1 percent of the private label sportswear sold last year.

Fashion Features

A Brand of One’s Own, Private Label Gains

In Sportswear, private labels gained more ground in 2003.

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Leo Narducci and Patti Cappalli

Fashion Features

Fashion Veterans Launch Design Studio

Fashion veterans Patti Cappalli and Leo Narducci have teamed up to form DesignDirect Studio.

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Fashion Features

In The Middle: New at Hampshire

NEW AT HAMPSHIRE: Jeff Meier last month joined Hampshire Group Ltd. as vice president of global sourcing, a new post.

Meier was most recently vice president of sales for Golden Horse, a Shanghai-based apparel company. Before that, he was…

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One of the first representative looks at the country’s gay and lesbian populations is contained in “The Gay and Lesbian Atlas,” published this month

Marketing and Promotion

Groundbreaking Gay Data

Few might guess Albuquerque, N.M., and Jersey City, N.J., are among the U.S. cities with the densest gay and lesbian populations. Nor would…

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Marketing and Promotion

Finicky Fiftysomethings

NEW YORK — Ann Taylor is doing it. So are Banana Republic, Emporio Armani, Lands’ End and Chico’s.

Catering to a newly emerging fiftysomething consumer, that is. One who has become increasingly demanding of the service she…

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Marketing and Promotion

Marketing Intelligence: Leading Indicators … Luxury’s Leading Edge …

LEADING INDICATORS: Port Washington, N.Y.-based market researcher NPD Fashionworld has earmarked a handful of commodity items as harbingers of strengthening demand for fashion apparel, as sales of those basics have turned north in the 12 months…

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart CEO Says RFID Plan on Track

CHICAGO — Mike Duke, president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, on Tuesday spelled out a more detailed time frame for the retailer’s radio frequency identification program, emphasized it is not slowing down the effort and…

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