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Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

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J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

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Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

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Terrorism at the Malls: Ashcroft Briefs Retailers Amid Security Concerns

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A day after revealing a failed terrorist plot to blow up a shopping mall in Columbus, Ohio, Attorney General John Ashcroft addressed chief executives from several major retailers.

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Retail Apparel Prices Up 1.3%

The Consumer Price Index revealed that retail prices for women’s apparel rose 1.3 percent in May, marking the third consecutive monthly increase.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Mucho Custo … On the Road to Morocco … Russell Buys AAI …

MUCHO CUSTO: Custo Barcelona, the Spanish company famed for its colorful graphic T-shirts, has inked deals to open five U.S. stores by year’s end, said Serene Cicora, a Los Angeles-based spokeswoman. The stores are expected to bring in…

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Fashion Features

The White House’s Ladies in Waiting

The daughters of Sen. John Kerry and President Bush will make fashion statements on the campaign trail, but they aren’t likely to swing any votes.

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A Fair Isle sweater and cotton T-shirt (Target) with flannel lace pants (custom).

Fashion Features

The Two Faces of Isaac

Isaac Mizrahi staged his bold experiment of pairing his high-priced custom collection for Bergdorf’s with his inexpensive clothes made for Target.

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Kim Clijsters

Marketing and Promotion

Tenniswear Courts Marketing Aces

NEW YORK — It’s getting tougher for tenniswear marketers to serve up an ace in the court of endorsements from the sport’s elite athletes.

That’s largely because in America’s increasingly commercial,…

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Fashion Features

Commission Blasts Bush China Policy

Bush’s handling of the U.S. economic relationship with China is “in need of urgent attention and course correction,” a congressional panel concluded.

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Russell Simmons, Patricia Field and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons at Hotel Venus.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Italy Daily … Stinging Rock … Bad Boys …

ITALY DAILY: Allegra Beck, who will inherit full control of a 50 percent stake in Versace later this month, isn’t the only new power player at the Italian house. Word has it in Europe that Gabriella DiCarlo, currently commercial…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Lanvin, Inter Parfums Sign Licensing Deal … Bendel to Build Scents …

Lanvin, Inter Parfums Sign Licensing Deal

PARIS — Lanvin SA and Inter Parfums SA have inked a worldwide licensing agreement to create, develop and distribute Lanvin fragrances, the companies said Tuesday.

As reported, Lanvin…

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Nathaneal Harkham, owner of Cheeky Brand.

Fashion Features

L.A. Mart Generates Heat for Vintage Styles

California Market Center retailers and manufacturers reported 30 to 50 percent increases in business this year compared with 2003.

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Fashion Features

VF Corp Acquires Kipling

NEW YORK — VF Corp. is loading up its backpack business.

Its latest acquisition is bag and accessories manufacturer Kipling Belgium NV, which the Greensboro, N.C.-based vendor said it picked up for an undisclosed amount. VF said it…

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Kate Moss creates a “design for living”…Colin Farrell’s birthday bash in Capetown…Cameron and Justin together Down Under.

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Fashion Features

Mixed Metaphor

NEW YORK — Although it’s been six years since his last formal presentation, Isaac Mizrahi still knows just what to do with a runway. His show on Monday night at Cipriani 42nd Street was the ultimate high-low fashion experiment. He paired…

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U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft

Fashion Features

Terrorism at the Malls: Ashcroft Briefs Retailers Amid Security Concerns

A day after laying out details of a plot to bomb an Ohio mall, Attorney General John Ashcroft addressed the NRF’s board on store security.

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Bruce Klatsky

Fashion Features

PVH on the Acquisition Trail, Calvin Ads Go to the Movies

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. is on the lookout for its next deal, having integrated Calvin Klein, executives said at the firm’s annual meeting.

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Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

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