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Retail’s Golden Spring: Full-Price Selling Soars, But Will the Trend Wilt?

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Increased consumer spending, must-have fashions and more sophisticated inventory management have helped keep markdowns at bay.

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Wal-Mart Appoints Stuckey Senior VP

Former Sara Lee executive Karen Stuckey will head up Wal-Mart’s private label development for its U.S. stores.

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Logo: I Want My Gay TV

NEW YORK — Viacom’s MTV unit on Tuesday said it will launch Logo, its long-planned music channel for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered viewers, next February with the goal of attracting an audience of 10 million to 14 million…

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M&S Market Share Declines

LONDON — Marks & Spencer plc is losing some of its share of the U.K. women’s wear market — and it’s planning to fight back.

The company, which on Tuesday released results for the year ended April 3, said its share of the…

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Niche Firms Glimmer in Northwest

SEATTLE — Cascade West, Washington State’s last large-scale outdoor apparel contractor, once occupied four floors here in what is now the headquarters of Starbucks, the world’s leading specialty coffee retailer.

As fleece has…

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Etro’s Anice

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Beauty Beat: Etro Scent Addition Inspired by the Moon … Burns Delivers Commencement

MILAN — Italian fashion company Etro is adding to its 15-item fragrance portfolio.

Inspired by the phases of the moon, the fragrance Anice is being distributed in Italy and Europe this month and is due to hit American retail doors in the…

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Sports Authority Net Decreases, President Exits

NEW YORK — Amid news of a first-quarter profit decline, The Sports Authority said late Tuesday that president and chief merchandising officer Elliott Kerbis was leaving the company.

The Englewood, Colo.-based sport retailer said in a…

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EU’s Lamy: No-Tariff Plan ‘Out of Reach’

GENEVA — European Union trade commissioner Pascal Lamy said Tuesday that the elimination of all import duties on selected industrial products — including textiles, clothing and footwear — “is out of reach” due to strong…

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Nordstrom Inc. Not Feeling Euro, Gas Pains

Seattle — Nordstrom Inc. executives were upbeat Tuesday at the chain’s annual meeting here, saying there are no indications that rising gas prices or the strong euro will adversely affect business with European vendors such as the footwear…

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Prada Hooks Romano

MILAN — Prada chief executive Patrizio Bertelli has lured Anthony Romano, currently managing director and general manager of Calvin Klein Europe, to become general manager of the Luna Rossa sailing team, which is making its third attempt to win…

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Global Positioning

Buyers and exhibitors are on the go again, and international trade show organizers are responding by distinguishing their events from the multitude on tap.

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The architecturally distinctive Unique Hotel.

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Scene: Asia: Walk This Way … Australia: Horsing Around … Brazil: Ship Shape …

Asia: Walk This Way

Taking a page out of Hollywood’s public relations handbook, Hong Kong has just unveiled its own Avenue of Stars. The 1,443-foot-long strip — almost the length of five football fields — features the…

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Ispovision is building up its events program and will feature a summit to discuss the problems of today’s sport shops.

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The Temperature is Rising

German trade show organizers have been busy this year, ushering in changes they hope will heat up the business climate.

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The seven-year-old Pure is becoming a stalwart of the U.K. trade show scene.

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Cautious Confidence

U.K. trade show organizers are reporting strong fairs, but add that vendors and buyers are more tentative than ever.

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Lyon Mode City will tack on some 10,000 square feet and feature several new brands in swimwear and lingerie.

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Getting Creative

French trade show organizers are going after the innovative in hopes of distinguishing their fairs and the goods on tap.

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Pitti Filati will once again showcase yarn’s creative capacity.

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It’s In The Timing

Italian trade show organizers are moving their dates closer together to better suit buyers’ needs.

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The Pasarela Gaudi runway shows will once again feature local design muscle such as sportswear firm Armand Basi.

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A Polished Act

Spanish trade fair organizers are staying on top of their game by consolidating product categories and opening up exhibition spaces.

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Foreign buyers are returning to São Paulo Fashion Week for unique product, like that offered by designer Lorenzo Merlino.

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By Design

Brazil’s trade fair organizers are opening up more space to showcase the country’s resources, and foreign buyers are beginning to take note.

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Toronto Fashion Week is gearing up for another strong event, with designers like Mackage on hand.

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Growing From Within

Canadian trade show organizers are feeling satisfied these days, while beginning to look abroad for increased business.

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Mercedes Australian Fashion Week continues to be a big draw, with newcomers such as Hansel taking to the catwalks.

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Bursting At The Seams

Australian trade fair organizers are scrambling for some extra room to suit growing events and exciting new shows.

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Hong Kong Fashion Week’s New Fashion Collection Awards, which honored up-and-coming designers like Karen Cheng, will be held again this year.

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No Small Change

Asian trade show organizers believe China is an emerging market, but many industry insiders remain uncertain about the country’s future.

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Chanel presentation during the Paris Haute Couture Collections.

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2-4, Salon Luxe, Santé, Beauté (beauty, fragrance, packaging),…

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Short Cut

NEW YORK — Abbreviated pants have always offered a casual comfort, but for fall, some designers are taking a slightly more formal approach. Here, for example, Chaiken’s wool cardigan and cotton denim pants worn with a White & Warren hat,…

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Retail

Retail’s Golden Spring: Full-Price Selling Soars, But Will the Trend Wilt?

Increased consumer spending, must-have fashions and more sophisticated inventory management have helped keep markdowns at bay.

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Tommy Said Eyeing Ecko Enterprises

Are Tommy Hilfiger and Ecko Unlimited looking to hook up? Hilfiger says the two companies have talked, but there’s no deal at this time.

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In Brief: A Break From Bon-Ton … Too Promotes One … Eagle Execs Expand Roles …

A BREAK FROM BON-TON: The Bon-Ton Stores said Byron “Bud” Bergren, its vice chairman, is taking a medical leave “for a health condition that will require surgery.” In a statement, Tim Grumbacher, chairman and chief…

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Correction

The basis points were incorrect in a story in Tuesday’s issue. Barneys New York Inc.’s selling, general and administrative expenses rose to $42.2 million in the first quarter ended May 1 from $37.7 million in the prior year. This is a 390…

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De Sole Joins Gap Board

Domenico De Sole has been named to Gap’s board of directors, where he will serve on the compensation and management development committee.

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Serge Weinberg

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Serge Weinberg Upbeat at PPR Meeting

PARIS — Serge Weinberg, chief executive of Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, is very happy with the Gucci purchase.

Sending an upbeat message to PPR shareholders at the company’s annual meeting here Tuesday, Weinberg amplified recent…

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Fashion Scoops: No-Show J.Lo … Basso’s Doubleheader … Viva Las Juicies …

NO-SHOW J.LO: Quite a few Russians will be drowning their disappointment in vodka and caviar when they hear Jennifer Lopez won’t be bringing her bling-bling to Moscow this Memorial Day weekend after all. Lopez was due to fly to the…

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Bonnie Takhar

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Bonnie Takhar Exits Earl Jean

Bonnie Takhar has resigned as president of Earl Jean, as part of a broader change in Earl’s position within parent company VF Corp.

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Polo in $250M RL Childrenswear Deal

NEW YORK — As part of an ongoing plan to gain greater control of its brand on a worldwide basis, Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. has signed a $250 million deal to purchase certain assets of RL Childrenswear Co. LLC, its licensee for children’s…

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May Confidence Rises Slightly

Consumer confidence was essentially flat in May versus a month ago, with indications that rising gas prices and global tensions could curb spending.

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Survey: Shoppers to Spend Less

NEW YORK — If women shoppers are putting their money where their mouths are, then retailers might want to pay closer attention to a monthly survey about anticipated consumer spending patterns.

The survey is conducted every month by…

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A cashmere turtleneck from Lauren Hanson.

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SML’s Acquisition Trail

NEW YORK — Consolidating the fashion industry isn’t just a game for the giants, such as Jones, Liz Claiborne and Kellwood.

SML Sport, which is projecting a wholesale volume of $50 million this year, also has been snatching up…

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Two fall looks from Gene Meyer.

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Getting Better With Meyer and Marshall Field’s

NEW YORK — Gene Meyer is charging ahead with his signature better collection at Marshall Field’s, while Target Corp. seeks to sell the chain.

The women’s styles are “more for career dressing, with a little bit of casual…

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Tocca at 10: A Sari Story

NEW YORK — In many ways, Tocca is celebrating its 10th anniversary by going back to its roots.

The girly dress and sportswear house is planning to reissue its original sari dress, a runaway hit that put Tocca and its founding designer…

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Inside the David Yurman shop.

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Yurman Begins Retail Push

NEW YORK — It’s rare when a David Yurman store opens, and the program for expansion remains conservative.

But last Thursday’s ribbon-cutting at the Americana Manhasset luxury shopping center in Long Island, N.Y., marked a…

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