Fashion

Chanel Plots The Year of Gabrielle

A new handbag model, its first new fragrance pillar in 15 years and more are on the docket.

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Business

New York Fashion Week Provides Much of What Retailers Ordered

American fashion capital set to soar.

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Business

Gucci Enhances Diversity and Inclusion

Gucci joined Parks, a nonprofit association helping companies to promote diversity and inclusion.

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JLo Designer Said Hip-Hopping to Beyonc?

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Jennifer Lopez lured her away from Sean John and now it looks like Beyonc? has swiped her from JLo. In what's shaping up to be a pop star designer dance-off, Heather Thomson is reportedly switching camps to join Beyonc? fashion product-in-development.

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The “stair hill” at the Prada Beverly Hills Epicenter, where  lounging legs show off Prada’s newest shoes and hosiery.

Fashion Features

Prada 90210

Prada’s Beverly Hills Epicenter might push aside Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall as the newest architectural phenomenon in Los Angeles.

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Financial

Levi’s Posts Profit Growth, Warns of Potential Pitfalls

Levi Strauss surged back to profitability in its second quarter, with strong improvement in margins amplifying the effects of 2.9 percent sales growth.

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Beyoncé Knowles

Fashion Features

JLo Designer Said Hip-Hopping to Beyoncé

Heather Thomson is reportedly switching camps to join Beyoncé’s fashion project-in-development.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Exceeding Estimates … Bahama Bags … Bid Battle …

EXCEEDING ESTIMATES: Russell Corp. said it anticipates earnings for the second quarter ended July 4 to exceed analysts’ expectations. It predicts ongoing second-quarter earnings will be in the range of 20 cents to 22 cents a share,…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

The annual sales figure for Del Laboratories’ Orajel was incorrect in an article on Friday, page 15. The total sales for Orajel should have been $62 million, making it the market leader.

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Miguel Baez and Carolina Herrera Jr.

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The storybook wedding of Carolina Herrera Jr., the daughter of Carolina and Reinaldo Herrera, and Miguel Baez, the famous Spanish bullfighter.

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Ed Burstell

Fashion Features

Burstell Steps Down at Henri Bendel

Ed Burstell, who helped lead a renaissance at Henri Bendel, is leaving his job as vice president and general manager.

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Financial

May Co. Selling $2.2B in Debt For Field’s Buy

NEW YORK — May Department Stores Co. on Tuesday said it priced $2.2 billion in debt to help pay for its Marshall Field’s acquisition.

In a statement, the company said the $2.2 billion in bonds being sold consist of a three-year…

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This off-the-mall J.C. Penney store in Cedar Hill, Tex., was built in just seven months.

Fashion Features

Penney’s and Sears: Beyond the Mall

Searching for growth, J.C. Penney and Sears are relearning old tricks by turning to off-the-mall strategies.

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The woman being scanned by a TC2 machine wears specially designed underwear that won’t distort her body. The monitor displays the measurements taken by the scan.

Fashion Features

Mass Retailers Find Custom Clothing Fits Them Just Fine

After fits and starts, during which mass customization assumed a Holy Grail status in the apparel industry, it’s finally taking hold.

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Fashion Features

A Shirt Made Especially for Me

I fell in love with the Lands’ End Web questionnaire. It was so unexpected, even a little mysterious. Could it really produce a garment that fits? I had to give it a try.

The site wants to know my bra and shoe sizes, whether my dress size…

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Clinique’s official look for the Latin Grammys.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Unilever Cosmetics Forms International Geneva Unit … Clinique to Sponsor Latin Grammys …

Unilever Cosmetics Forms International Geneva Unit

LONDON — Unilever Cosmetics International has formed an international division, based in Geneva. UCI officially merged its global travel retail and export division and its European…

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David Hagler of Nike Golf with Grace Park in New York.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Som Girls … Coffee Clutch … Say Grace …

SOM GIRLS: Peter Som made his first trip to Los Angeles on Friday for a trunk show at Barbara Grushow’s house on Broad Beach in Malibu. “I want to soak up the whole experience,” the 33-year-old designer said from the wooden…

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Fashion Features

Reema Pachachi Exits De Beers

After three years as creative director of De Beers LV, Reema Pachachi is leaving the joint venture between De Beers and LVMH this month.

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A computer rendering of the remade second level.

Fashion Features

Bal Harbour Shops: Aesthetics and Elbow Room

Shopping centers generally grow by increasing the square footage leased to retailers. Yet, at the Bal Harbour Shops luxury center in Florida, there’s a project that adds space, comfort and aesthetics to a public area, while reducing some selling…

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Fashion Features

Apparel Imports Decline, as China Share Increases

Foreshadowing a post-quota world, China dominated U.S. apparel and textile imports again in May and crushed other foreign suppliers.

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Fashion Features

African Trade Pact Extended by Bush

President Bush signed legislation extending for three years special duty-free apparel benefits to most sub-Saharan African countries.

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Dior’s logo-wrapped surfboard, oversized beach ball and furry headwear serve up a visual surprise.

Marketing and Promotion

Can Fashion Disconnect to Reconnect?

NEW YORK — Is fashion advertising effective when it’s incongruous with images conjured by a brand’s products? Or does the disconnect erode…

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Absolut: Expect the unexpected.

Marketing and Promotion

They Are Saying

The question of whether fashion advertising can be effective if it’s disconnected from the images evoked by the advertiser’s products drew a range of responses from brand consultants, advertising executives and marketing specialists. The…

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Financial

M&S’ Rose Gaining Investor Support

Standard Life Investments, which holds 2 percent of Marks & Spencer, said it supported ceo Stuart Rose and his plan to revive the store’s sales.

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Fashion Features

Simorra Set to Make a Name in U.S.

BARCELONA — Simorra, the upscale Barcelona-based women’s ready-to-wear company, is poised to take on the U.S. with a retail plan that includes company-owned stores and added distribution through high-end specialty retailers and…

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