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Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

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Eye

French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

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In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Badgley Mischka to Skip Spring Fashion Season Amid Search for Backer

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With no viable backers stepping forward to rescue Badgley Mischka, the designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka said Monday they will not produce a spring collection.

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Fashion Features

Butter Up

Even for evening, designers are harnessing the power of the sun in flowing goddess looks that up the wattage in a cheerful palette of yellows.

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Financial

Badgley Mischka to Skip Spring Fashion Season Amid Search for Backer

With no viable backers stepping forward to rescue their firm, designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka said they will not produce a spring line.

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Fashion Features

Bravo Extends Burberry Contract

Burberry ceo Rose Marie Bravo, the driving force behind the revival of the British luxury label, agreed to extend her contract another year to July 2006.

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Fashion Features

Bloomingdale’s Bows Speedo Olympic Suits

NEW YORK — Speedo, which has sponsored the U.S. swim team since 1984, showcased its new Fastskin FS II U.S. Olympic team uniforms at the Bloomingdale’s flagship here Monday.

Former Olympians and gold-medal winners Janet Evans and…

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Financial

In Brief: New at Esprit … Prada Sells Stake … Spiegel Catalog Sold …

NEW AT ESPRIT: Esprit Holdings Ltd. has named Thomas Grote, former global head of wholesale operations, to be joint global chief operating officer of the Esprit Brands along with Jerome Griffith, who had been an executive director and global…

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Fashion Features

Correction

The blue and white striped robe on Monday, is from Lauren by Ralph Lauren. In addition, the line will not be an exhibitor at the Lingerie Americas show.

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Fashion Features

Marvin Traub: Man in Motion

Marvin Traub is bringing the Jacques Dessange brand to the U.S. and managing North American distribution of Pout cosmetics.

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Memo Pad: Armani Tosses the Times … Kelly Rides Again … Shop Shapes Up …

ARMANI TOSSES THE TIMES: It’s not the first time that Giorgio Armani is using a little muscle in the media world. With the designer’s long-simmering (now-settled) feud with Vogue still fresh in memory, Armani has a new fight…

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People

Obituary: The Passing of a Social Lion

The Baron Alexis de Rede, the social grandee known for his opulent balls, fastidious manners and grand tastes, died in Paris on July 9. He was 82.

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People

Living the High Life

Amid the flurry of luncheons, polo matches and dinner parties on Saturday in the Hamptons, the arts-inclined social set made their way to the Parrish Art Museum’s annual Midsummer Gala for a Southampton-style black-and-white ball….

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Textiles

European Mills Look on Brighter Side

Fabric mills at European Preview were worrying about the weakened dollar, but were shrugging off China’s impact next year.

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Textiles

2005: A Vision of Growth for Asian Firms

Executives at the Innovation Asia and PanTextiles trade shows said they hoped the end of quota restraints next year would benefit their firms.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Dermalogica’s Sci-Fi Skin Trip … Saks’ Brush With Greatness

Dermalogica’s Sci-Fi Skin Trip

Santa Monica, Calif. — For the design enthusiast, there’s much to get giddy over at the new Dermalogica Skin Center here on Montana Avenue, the casually tony shopping thoroughfare that is…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Jitney Jitters … Street Walkers

JITNEY JITTERS: When Kelly Bensimon, a contributor to Hamptons magazine, started working on a book called “American Style” that is slated for publication this fall, she hit upon the idea that young designers should have more…

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Textiles

Mauritius Seeks Meeting On Elimination of Quotas

Mauritius made a formal request for an emergency meeting of the WTO to discuss the fallout of the elimination of global textile and apparel quotas.

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Textiles

WTO Looks to Reignite Talks

After weeks of intense diplomacy, the WTO circulated a “draft framework” in a bid to revive the stalled global trade talks by the end of July.

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Fashion Features

The Real Diehl: Left of Center

At the House of Diehl, fashion design is a philosophy, a business, a work of art and a means of self expression.

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Fashion Features

Crash Course in Kimonos

Kimonos at Lincoln Center.

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