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Rick Owens’ Concrete Castle in SoHo

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

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Fashion

French Court Rules Against Burkini Ban

The decision could set a precedent and topple other beach bans that have caused an international furor.

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Beauty

Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

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A&F’s Makeover Mode: Chain’s New Concept May Chase Older Crowd

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Overview

Next month, A&F launches a new chain to start chasing another crowd, a customer that has maybe shopped A&F for years but has grown up, graduated from college, seeks more sophisticated styles and may be turned off by the A&F brand after years of loyalty.

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Fashion Features

Chicago’s Pulse Rises at New Show

CHICAGO — The first edition of Pulse, Chicago’s new urbanwear market, scored big with Midwest retailers, but left some manufacturers hungry for more business.

Several retailers applauded the convenience, size and location of the…

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Fashion Features

Siren Call

Great evening looks have always played an important role in haute couture, and the highly focused fall collections were no exception.

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Fashion Features

A&F’s Makeover Mode: Chain’s New Concept May Chase Older Crowd

Abercrombie & Fitch is launching a new chain aimed at an older shopper and will open four test stores in different parts of the country this year.

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Fashion Features

Perry Ellis Acts to Retain Robinson

Perry Ellis International is in talks to hire designer Patrick Robinson from its sportswear licensee, Public Clothing Co., and launch its own women’s line.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Mao Relocates … Lee Promotes Lynch …

MAO RELOCATES: MAO PR, the company that offers the alternative show venue MAO Space, is in the game for a fourth season. The space will relocate to the Altman Building at 135 West 18th Street from last season’s location at the Atlas…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

Caboodles is launching tattoo stencils in metallics this fall. This was reported incorrectly in a story July 2.

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Maxwell Shoes produces the AK Anne Klein footwear line, not the Anne Klein New York brand that is under license…

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Memo Pad: The Weekly Grind … Material Witness … Shop, Drop & Roll …

THE WEEKLY GRIND: Bonnie Fuller is long gone from Us Weekly, but evidently her spirit lingers on: The turnover just keeps turning. A number of editorial staffers have handed in their notices in recent weeks, and more may be on the way as…

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Fashion Features

Rose, Green Pitch for M&S

Marks & Spencer chief executive officer Stuart Rose wooed shareholders with a $4.28 billion cash promise to rebuff a takeover attempt by Philip Green.

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Fashion Features

Theron Stars in Saks’ Fund-Raiser

Saks Fifth Avenue has landed Oscar winner Charlize Theron to appear in ads promoting its Key to the Cure initiative this fall.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Twice as Nice: Lancaster Grows Jil Sander Pure Line

HAMBURG, Germany — Lancaster is taking it two steps at a time in building up the Jil Sander Pure fragrance family.

In September, both Jil Sander Pure for Men and Jil Sander Pure Intense will hit the shelves of 2,500 perfumeries and…

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Fashion Features

House Party

Calvin Klein’s housewarming party brought a diverse group to his Southampton beach abode and a wild night was had by all.

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Fashion Features

Fiber Pricing: A Web of Concern

A confluence of factors — quota elimination, production overcapacity and rising raw material prices — is creating volatility in the fibers industry.

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Fashion Features

Countering Currency Currents at Pitti

Faced with unfavorable currency exchange rates, European yarn spinners at Pitti Filati focused on developing luxe products for fall 2005.

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Fashion Features

Poland Ready for a Wild 2005

Poland’s apparel industry is in for a roller-coaster ride during its first year in the EU, with an economic boost countered by rising costs.

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Fashion Features

Country Focus: Poland

Gross Domestic Product: $426.7 billion/$11,000 per capita (2003)
Gross Domestic Product Change From 2002: +3.6 percent
Population: 38.6 million
Unemployment: 17.7 percent
Apparel industry employment:

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Fashion Features

Mills Weather Couture’s Decline

PARIS — Executives at Europe’s most exclusive fabric mills, where the most exquisite creations may cost more than $1,000 a yard, said the decline of couture could limit their ability to experiment with ultra-high-end fabrics and…

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Fashion Features

African Nations Keep Heat on Subsidies

GENEVA — A group of poor West African cotton-producing nations, spearheaded by Benin, has called on World Trade Organization members to bring an end to the cotton subsidy programs of all developed nations within five years.

The proposal…

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Fashion Features

De Beers to Reenter American Market After Settling Charges of Price Fixing

NEW YORK — In a move that allows De Beers to reenter the lucrative U.S. market for diamond jewelry sales, the world’s largest diamond producer is expected to plead guilty today on criminal charges of price fixing.

Lisa Wright,…

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Fashion Features

Sears Seeks a President

NEW YORK — Sears, Roebuck & Co. shook up its executive ranks Monday in an effort to ensure its investment in the off-mall format will succeed.

The nation’s largest department store chain said it created a new executive position…

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Fashion Features

Moody’s Reevaluates May

NEW YORK — Moody’s Investors Service lowered the long-term ratings of May Department Stores Co. and separately, placed the long-term ratings of J.C. Penney’s on review for possible upgrade.

The rating agency on Monday lowered…

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart Predicts Tepid Sales Growth

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is keeping its sales expectations low for a second straight month, forecasting growth of 2 to 4 percent for July.

The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer said it continues to expect its shoppers to curtail spending based…

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Fashion Features

Pronovias Shows Bridal ‘Showstoppers’

BARCELONA — Pronovias, the world’s largest bridal manufacturer, put on quite a show in its hometown here, U.S. retailers said.

The company invited some 1,800 specialty retailers and journalists from more than 30 countries last month…

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Fashion Features

A Winter’s Tale on the Upper East Side

Winter Hodges maps out plans to launch Winter & Migs and relaunch Bumi Sirotka.

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Fashion Features

UGG Layers on Outerwear

UGG Australia signs a pact for its first outerwear line.

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Fashion Features

Jackie Rogers Bows in East Hampton

NEW YORK — Some people go to the Hamptons to relax, but Jackie Rogers is banking on those who go to shop.

The designer, well aware that shopping has become a leisure sport of sorts for the well-heeled, has unveiled a 500-square-foot store…

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Fashion Features

Market Basket: Fur Hannant … Meltzer Tapped …

FUR HANNANT: Douglas Hannant has signed a one-year licensing deal with Alexandros Furs to produce a collection that will debut for fall 2005. Hannant said he has designed fur pieces for his ready-to-wear collection but was eager to do a full…

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