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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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Fashion

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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The Kmart Challenge: Reinventing Apparel To Lure New Customers

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Overview

Kmart Corp. has organized a New York design group to revamp apparel and home products and reverse dismal sales as it struggles to survive.

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Baccarat is one of several crystal makers expanding into jewelry.

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Crystal Gale … Evening Hour … Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes …

Baccarat, Lalique and Bernardaud are among the venerable firms polishing up their sales by putting an increased focus on jewelry.

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Pamela Anderson Intimates will hit stores for holiday 2004.

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Lingerie Liaisons Pick Up Steam

The question that’s got every innerwear manufacturer’s tongue wagging is who will be the next celebrity on the lingerie bandwagon.

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Hilary Swank stars in the newly launched Calvin Klein Sensual Support ads.

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Calvin Klein Courts Next Generation

NEW YORK — The Calvin Klein Underwear franchise continues to evolve and reinvent itself in the U.S. and abroad.

As part of the $573 million intimate apparel division of The Warnaco Group, Calvin Klein Underwear for women and men generated…

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Joseph Gromek

Fashion Features

Warnaco: In Hot Pursuit of Brands

NEW YORK — The Warnaco Group, which has had more than its share of action in the first six months of the year, isn’t likely to take a breather in the second half.

Since Joseph Gromek joined Warnaco in April 2003 as president and…

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Financial

Low Comps Lead to Retail Retreat

NEW YORK — The WWD Composite Stock Index fell for the fourth consecutive week, dipping 0.3 percent to 1066.69 from 1,069.47 last week, influenced by Thursday’s reports of weak same-store sales.

Similarly, the S&P 500 dipped…

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Fashion Features

What to Watch: Gauging Consumer Confidence

Consumers had reasons to be pessimistic last month, but that doesn’t necessarily spell doom and gloom for fashion retailing in the second half.

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Fashion Features

What to Watch: Back-to-School Critical to Retail

NEW YORK — Factoring firms, companies that take on responsibility for a firm’s receivables for a fee, are saying the upcoming back-to-school season is shaping up to be a standout, as retailers prepare for the elimination of quotas and the…

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Financial

Growth Stocks Expected to Cool

NEW YORK — Hot growth stocks in the apparel sector look poised to cool down, and given their dizzying performance and inherent volatility, they could fall a long way.

The WWD Growth Portfolio, which tracks the performance of 15 wholesale…

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Financial

A Grumbling Bear Market: Dollar Seen Weak, for Now

The tough June jobs report and the Fed’s interest rate hike will likely cause the dollar to decline against the euro, but a turnaround is possible.

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Fashion Features

WTO Director Asks for Flexibility

The WTO director general urged a group of poor nations to show flexibility in global talks on issues such as industrial tariffs and agricultural rules.

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Ed Needham Headed to Maxim

NEW YORK — Two years after Jann Wenner poached Ed Needham from FHM to be managing editor of Rolling Stone, another lad magazine has poached him right back.

Dennis Publishing on Friday named Needham as editor in chief of Maxim, effective…

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Fashion Features

Shining Through

Great tailored looks have always been the hallmark of a couture house, and the custom continues at houses such as Valentino and Christian Lacroix.

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From Attention, cotton stretch shirt, $16.99; tab-front stretch pants, $21.99, and cotton nylon coat, $79.99.

Fashion Features

The Kmart Challenge: Reinventing Apparel To Lure New Customers

Kmart Corp. has organized a New York design group to revamp apparel and home products and reverse dismal sales as it struggles to survive.

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Fashion Features

Green Gains Momentum on Eve of M&S Talk

LONDON — Retail tycoon Philip Green has won the backing of key Marks & Spencer plc shareholders on the eve of his rival Stuart Rose’s key strategy presentation for the store, set to take place today.

Green said in a statement…

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Fashion Features

Cassini, Rieger Suit Proceeding

NEW YORK — A year-old lawsuit between Oleg Cassini Inc. and the Chip Rieger Licensing Co. may be coming to a head.

The two companies are fighting over commissions Rieger Licensing contends Cassini has failed to pay for the last five…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

MONDAY: TS2 — The Trade Show About Trade Shows, Chicago (through Thursday).

TUESDAY: Innovation Asia, New York (through Thursday).
Hong Kong Fashion Week for spring/summer 2005 (through Friday).
The Commerce Department…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

L’Oréal’s second-quarter sales were up 6.1 percent. That figure was inaccurately reported in an article on July 9. In addition, North American sales totalled $2.23 billion for the half, or 1.82 billion euros. In euros, that result was…

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The dining room at Cipriani London.

People

Chow Bella

Breaking bread with Italian restaurateur Arrigo Cipriani.

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Lincoln

People

Dish It Out

Hollywood’s famous and fashionable are booking tables at some chic new eateries.

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Nicky Hilton at Bloomingdale’s.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Nicky’s Knacks … Twist and Shout … That’s All Folks …

Nicky Hilton announces her future plans as a designer for Scünci and on her own line of clothing, at a personal appearance at Bloomingdale’s in SoHo Thursday.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: L’Oréal’s Share Price Falls 4.4 Percent … Lycogel Is Building on Its Foundation …

L’Oréal’s Share Price Falls 4.4 Percent

PARIS — L’Oréal’s share price fell 4.4 percent on the Paris Bourse Friday in response to what many analysts considered weak second-quarter sales announced…

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Ashlee Simpson for Candie’s.

Fashion Features

What to Watch: In the Stars … Building Better Bags … The Euro Challenge …

Now starring in fall ads: Lindsay Lohan and Ashlee Simpson…The better bags are coming…The rise of a new district.

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The real McCoy: Louis Vuitton’s Murakami bag.

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Copycat Crackdown

NEW YORK — If the last several months are any indication of where trademark infringement activity is headed, then expect more lawsuits on the horizon.

High-profile firms such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis…

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Fogal’s textured tight.

Fashion Features

What to Watch: A Sheer Thing? … Best in Show …

A SHEER THING?

Sheers have been hosiery’s stepchild for years. The trend toward bare-legged formal looks and open-toe shoes in the dead of winter haven’t helped, nor has the decline of career dressing. In fact, sheer sales…

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A look from the NikeLab Rio collection.

Business

The Present is Good for Nike, but the Future Disappoints

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