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Future at Stake: Neiman's Battles the Luxury Drought

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

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Fashion

Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

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Fashion

Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

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Fashion in the Family: Oscar Names Alex Bolen Company’s New Chief

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In what looks like a changing of the guard, Oscar de la Renta is handing over the title of ceo to his 36-year-old son-in-law, Alex Bolen. But the designer insists the move will merely free him up to spend more time doing what he does best — designing.

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About Lace

Sexiness and a touch of delicacy combine in this season’s most charming lingerie.

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Fashion in the Family: Oscar Names Alex Bolen Company’s New Chief

Oscar de la Renta is handing over the chief executive title to his son-in-law, Alex Bolen, to allow the designer more time in the design studio.

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Financial

Women’s Apparel Prices Taper Off 0.1% in June

WASHINGTON — Retail prices for women’s apparel in June posted a modest 0.1 percent decline, after three consecutive monthly gains, the Labor Department reported Friday in its Consumer Price Index.

Women’s apparel prices last…

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Textiles

Russia Proposes Tariff Cuts in WTO Bid

GENEVA — Russia has offered to cut tariffs on a range of industrial goods, including textiles, apparel and furniture, to try and advance its 10-year effort to join the World Trade Organization.

Maxim Medvedkov, Russia’s deputy trade…

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Financial

In Brief: Zellers Not For Sale … Selling Wet Seal Shares …

ZELLERS NOT FOR SALE: Canada’s Hudson’s Bay Co. said there was nothing to the speculation that it will sell its Zellers division to Target Corp. “This is a rumor that has been around for years,” said Hudson’s Bay…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Tuesday: Turkish Fashion Fabric Exhibition, New York (through Wednesday).

Wednesday: International Fashion Fair and Workshop Tokyo, Tokyo (through Friday).

VF Corp., Columbia Sportswear Co. and Oakley Inc. report…

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Retail Features

Vuitton Unveils Revamped London Unit

Louis Vuitton wants to capture all the few rays of sun that London has to offer, and has reopened its Sloane Street store with a sparkling glass facade.

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Retail Features

Wal-Mart Reconsidering Apparel on Web for Fall

Wal-Mart hasn’t sold as much as a T-shirt on its Web site for three years, but it may soon relist apparel on Walmart.com, industry executives said.

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People

Mucho Prada

Prada’s Beverly Hills epicenter was christened last week with two big bashes. Here’s a report from the scenes.

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People

Losers in Translation

LOS ANGELES — With his multimedia collective show, “Beautiful Losers,” making its way to a contemporary arts institution near you, curator Aaron Rose realizes the outsider art he’s long championed has gone…

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Inter Parfums Ups 2004 Guidance … Avon’s New Mark: Men … H&M, Caboodles in Talks …

Inter Parfums Ups 2004 Guidance

NEW YORK — Strong first-half sales volume prompted prestige perfume and cosmetics manufacturer Inter Parfums Inc. last week to raise its full-year 2004 sales guidance to $225 million from $222…

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Textiles

Industry Heavyweights Launch Internet Sourcing Service

Fiber manufacturer Invista and software maker Freeborders Inc. are launching an Internet service today for sourcing fabrics that has the potential to transform the design and development process in the apparel industry.

Think of the system,…

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Fashion Features

Buchman, Miller, Ecko Added to CFDA Board

Dana Buchman, Marc Ecko and Nicole Miller have been elected to the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s 26-member board of directors.

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Fashion Features

Enrico Mambelli Exits Ferré Chief Exec Post

Milan — Enrico Mambelli has stepped down as chief executive at Ferré, the Italian fashion house, but will continue to be a member of the board and will supervise special projects.

Mambelli said in an interview that he was leaving his…

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Financial

Zegna Taps Ackerman

NEW YORK — Ermenegildo Zegna, the Italian luxury brand, appointed former Neiman Marcus Stores men’s merchant Robert Ackerman as president and chief executive officer of its North American operation.

Ackerman, 62, retired from the…

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Fashion Features

Europe Watch: Beach Bound … Comeback Kid … Team Spirit …

BEACH BOUND: APC, the French cult brand known for its impeccable cuts, is launching beachwear. Called Madras and produced in India, it is co-designed by APC founder Jean Touitou and England’s Jessica Ogden. “It’s our first…

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Financial

CFDA Session Offers Start-Up Tips

NEW YORK — For an audience of young designers eager to discover the secrets of business success, the wisdom offered at a seminar last week ranged from Nicole Miller’s assertion that her male competitors have an easier time to Joseph Abboud…

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Fashion Features

The American-French Connection

NEW YORK — The fifth edition of Lingerie Americas is sure to be packed with an eclectic mix of upscale designer brands and young, contemporary labels from the U.S., Europe and South America.

The intimate apparel trade show began primarily…

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Fashion Features

Banana Republic’s Hidden Jewel

In the last year, Banana Republic has caught everyone by surprise as it has managed to churn out high-quality costume jewelry at affordable prices.

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Fashion Features

A New York Setting for Damiani

NEW YORK — After courting Hollywood with its D-Side collection co-designed by Brad Pitt, Damiani is ready to woo Manhattan.

The Milan-based jeweler’s first boutique here, at 796 Madison Avenue, displays Damiani’s entire…

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Fashion Features

DoDo’s Charmed Life

MILAN — If text messages are too cut-and-dried to entice one’s beloved, then DoDo offers an engaging alternative: an animal-shaped charm.

Each of the 54 charms that belong to the DoDo line carries a distinct message, meant to carve…

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Fashion Features

Findings: Changes at Choo … Baccarat in Chicago … Guess Who’s 20?

CHANGES AT CHOO: Jimmy Choo has named Tony DiMasso, 44, chief operating officer of Jimmy Choo USA Inc., a new post. Most recently, he was chief operating officer of Diesel USA, where he worked nine years. In his new role, DiMasso will be…

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Retail Features

Repossi: From Monaco to Madison Avenue

Repossi, the Monte Carlo-based jeweler to royals and stars, will open its first American store in September, heralding a wholesale strategy for the U.S.

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Financial

Gauging Retail Success: Track Job Growth

Retail and apparel firms should keep close tabs on the hiring front if they want to gauge future consumer spending patterns, say industry analysts.

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Financial

Stocks Slip in Torpid Trading

NEW YORK — The WWD Composite Stock Index retreated for the fifth consecutive week, ticking down 0.4 percent to 1,062.67 from 1,066.69 last week amid a general market malaise and sustained competition from stocks in other sectors of the…

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Fashion Features

Perry Ellis Names Chivian

NEW YORK — Perry Ellis better women’s sportswear has a new head honcho in Wendy Chivian.

Public Clothing Co., which has produced the line under license from Perry Ellis International since spring 2003, appointed Chivian president of…

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Fashion Features

Industry Weighs the Contenders

While a John Kerry presidential victory could energize middle-class spending, the apparel industry might be better off with the status quo, say some experts.

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Fashion Features

Calvin’s Choice Swim Line Bows

NEW YORK — Calvin Klein’s new Choice brand is diving into swimwear with a line produced by the Warnaco Swimwear Inc. division of Warnaco Group, launching for spring 2005.

“The addition of swimwear represents our second foray…

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Fashion Features

Direct Route

NEW YORK — You can never go wrong with a simple classic. Straightforward robes with a tailored look add a haberdasher’s touch to the season. Here, from Lingerie Americas exhibitor Ralph Lauren, a cotton robe and gown.

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