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Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

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Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

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Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

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Wexner Buoys Bendel’s: Plans New Branch Outlet And Might Grow Chain

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Leslie Wexner, chairman and ceo officer of Limited Brands, is ready to give the Henri Bendel division another shot at expansion.

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Retail Features

Mall vs. Lifestyle: A Battle Royale

General Growth Properties is in a battle to stop a proposed $300 million open-air lifestyle center from being built next to its Glendale Galleria.

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Retail Features

Luxury Brand Etro Gets in on Rodeo Drive Retail Stampede

BEVERLY HILLS — The retail action on Rodeo Drive isn’t letting up. Less than a week after the ballyhooed Prada Epicenter debut, the Italian luxury house Etro on Monday opened its first West Coast store a block away.

Etro, known for…

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Memo Pad: Armani vs. The Times, Cont’d … Regime Change at Redbook

ARMANI VS. THE TIMES, CONT’D: Giorgio Armani wants the world to know that it wasn’t just one snarky review that prompted him to pull all advertising from The New York Times. “It is important to understand that the…

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Financial

Changing Mind-Set of Affluent Consumer

NEW YORK — The clamor for a thrilling luxury experience is getting louder.

Fifty-nine percent of affluent Americans — those with annual household income north of $99,999 — get the greatest personal satisfaction from luxury…

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Fashion Features

Diva Divine

The nominations are in for the ninth annual DIVA Designer of the Year awards.

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Fashion Features

Bedazzled

Designers are using fun and whimsical trims, such as colorful beads, stones and studs, on cotton dresses, silk tunics and cashmere knits.

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Beauty Features

Wexner Buoys Bendel’s: Plans New Branch Outlet And Might Grow Chain

Henri Bendel is set to expand with a branch store in the Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio, that could serve as a prototype for a specialized format.

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Fashion Features

PPR’s Gucci Increases Sales

France’s PPR gave evidence of the health of Europe’s luxury firms, reporting double-digit sales increases at its Gucci Group division.

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Retail Features

Walmart.com Back in Apparel

Walmart.com, positioning itself to grab a slice of the $8 billion online apparel market, fired up its home page after three years off the Web.

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Financial

In Brief: Ecko Buckles Up … Bearish Downgrades … Buyback Bumped Up

ECKO BUCKLES UP: Ecko Unlimited is launching women’s and men’s belts and men’s small leather goods in a licensing arrangement with Max Leather/Cipriani Accessories. Cipriani will design, manufacture and distribute the leather…

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People

Suzy

A moveable feast at Buckingham Palace with Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles…Princess Di’s crown jewel…Sorvino’s bambino.

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Fashion Features

P. Diddy in ‘Vote or Die’ Campaign

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs has formed a nonpartisan group called Citizen Change to target young Americans with a blunt message: “Vote or Die.”

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Fashion Features

Williams Leaves as Polo Group President

NEW YORK — Doug Williams has resigned as group president of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp., effective on Friday, after the disclosure that Roger Farah, president and chief operating officer of the company, plans to stay until 2010.

Williams, 39,…

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Textiles

Easy-Care Apparel Picks Up Steam

The trips to the dry cleaner could be diminishing, thanks to liquid-repellent and wrinkle-resistant styles picking up steam at retail.

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Financial

Claiborne Settles With Some in Monet Suit

NEW YORK — Liz Claiborne Inc. reached settlements last week with all but one of the defendants named in its April lawsuit over the alleged manufacture, distribution and sale of fake Monet-branded jewelry over a period of almost two…

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Claiborne to Retake Ellen Tracy License … Bond No. 9, a Bit of N.Y.

Claiborne to Retake Ellen Tracy License

NEW YORK — In a deal expected to be announced today, Liz Claiborne Inc., owner of the Ellen Tracy apparel line, will end its existing Ellen Tracy beauty licensing agreement with Cosmopolitan…

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Financial

Badgley Mischka: The Price of Prestige

For a brand as prestigious as Badgley Mischka, the so-far unfruitful process of finding a new financial backer has retail clients baffled.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Burberry’s Busy Fall … Reel Picture … Bag It …

BURBERRY’S BUSY FALL: Burberry, fresh off chief executive Rose Marie Bravo’s decision to extend her contract until 2006, is prepping for an action-packed autumn with a range of events across the world. The action kicks off on…

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Fashion Features

I.C. Isaacs’ CEO Rizzo Adds Chairman Title

NEW YORK — I.C. Isaacs & Co. Inc., which produces the Marithé & François Girbaud jeans brand in the U.S., on Tuesday named Peter Rizzo chairman.

Rizzo, 51, joined the firm as chief executive officer in December. He now…

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Financial

Quiksilver President Sees $3B in Sales

LOS ANGELES — Riding a wave of robust growth, Quiksilver president Bernard Mariette said the company is expected to increase sales to $3 billion in the next five to seven years.

For Quiksilver’s most recent fiscal year, ended in…

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Fashion Features

De Beers Taps 2 Cartier Execs

De Beers LV, the diamond jewelry firm, has hired two Cartier executives, Raphaele Canot and Fabrice Page, for creative and marketing roles.

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Financial

Sales at Dior Couture

Driven by tourist trade and strong sales in the U.S. and Asia, Christian Dior Couture reported first-half revenue rose 16 percent to 274 million euros.

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