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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

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Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

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Business

Supreme Court Decision Seen as Blow to Fashion Designers

The court's ruling in favor of Samsung in its battle with Apple could weaken patent protection for fashion designs.

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Storm Spares Florida Retailers, but Comps Outlook Weakens

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Overview

This time, the weather really is having an impact. Retailers generally escaped any major physical damage from the weekend storms and reported busy stores on Sunday and Monday as Floridians found respite in shopping malls.

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Get in Shape

In his Giorgio Armani Collezioni spring lineup, the designer explores ways to work a fitted jacket, along with dresses, jeans and pants.

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Retail

Storms Spare Florida Retailers, but Comps Outlook Weakens

The impact of Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie on the Southeast is expected to hurt August sales at Federated and Neiman’s.

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Retail

Eskenasi to Exit Saks Inc.

NEW YORK — Saks Inc.’s aggressive private label buildup is about to hit a roadblock. According to sources, Peggy Eskenasi, senior vice president in charge of private brands for the department stores, will announce her departure this…

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Lil’ Kim Times Launch Well

With her lawyer by her side thanks to pending perjury charges, rapper Lil’ Kim unveiled her fine watch collection, with jewelry and apparel to come.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Back in Fashion … Open Season Begins

BACK IN FASHION: Joie Rucker, who left her contemporary namesake label last month, is taking a break, but not for long. The designer behind Los Angeles-based Joie plans to return to the fashion trenches in October to debut a new fall line in…

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Fashion Features

Correction

In Friday’s paper, it was incorrectly reported that Elle Girl magazine is down in advertising pages this year. Publishers Information Bureau, the magazine industry’s official source of ad page data, recorded a 35.1 percent increase in Elle…

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Anna Anisimova in Emanuel Ungaro.

People

Russian Doll

NYU student Anna Anisimova hosted a benefit in Southampton for the school’s Mental Illness Prevention Center.

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Liz Goldwyn in vintage Pucci.

People

In Living Color

A Pucci party in L.A.

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Arnold Scaasi reflects on his career in “Women I Have Dressed.”

Fashion Features

Arnold Scaasi Takes It All Off

Just like every dress Arnold Scaasi ever made, his latest book “Women I Have Dressed (And Undressed),” is designed to flatter.

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Fashion Features

South African Fashion Week: In Search of a Creative Identity

JOHANNESBURG — The recent South African Fashion Week was the most sophisticated and ambitious ever, but it clearly is going to take time before the international market embraces the country’s fashions with enthusiasm.

The highlight…

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Rena Lange’s beaded silk dress.

Fashion Features

Out on a Whim

NEW YORK — As ever, whimsy is the word at Rena Lange. Designer James Waldron pulls out all the playful stops for spring. He colors everything with super-bright shades and sprinkles cherry and dragonfly patterns on chiffon dresses and skirts….

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Textiles

Ports Chasing China’s Boom

The end of the quota system is expected to bring a boom in Chinese exports and the nation’s ports are investing to build capacity.

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Retail

High Oil Prices Threaten Shippers

WASHINGTON — Steamship companies and importers have so far managed to handle the soaring price of petroleum, but executives warn that it if remains at or near its current high level, it will eventually take a toll on their bottom…

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Most of Reebok’s Europe-bound footwear and textiles passes through the Rotterdam port.

Fashion Features

Rotterdam’s Reach

PARIS — Europe’s largest seaports are gearing up for gridlock.

The recent addition of 10 countries into the European Union — bringing the trade and political bloc to 25 member nations — and the coming end of the quotas…

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Lawmakers are grappling with port security costs. “There’s just not enough money,” said Robin Lanier, above.

Textiles

Security’s Sticker Shock

Industry and government agree that U.S. ports are vulnerable to terrorist attacks, and are grappling with how to improve and fund inspections.

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An outfit with chlorine-resistant spandex from RadiciSpandex.

Textiles

Performance Fabrics Go Mainstream

Fabrics with properties ranging from moisture management to muscle compression are vying for share of the performance market.

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Textiles

Toray to Boost Chori Stake

TOKYO — Toray Industries Inc., Japan’s largest fiber producer, is expected this month to take over majority control of Chori Co., another leading textiles and chemicals trading company.

Toray, which owns a 22.9 percent stake in…

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Textiles

Swatches: Asian Fabrics Online

ASIAN FABRICS ONLINE: Pearl River, the shopping emporium located in New York’s SoHo district, has begun selling a line of Chinese satin brocade and cotton fabrics through its online store, pearlriver.com. Included in the selection are 10…

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Financial

Factory 2-U Liquidating All Assets

NEW YORK — Bankrupt Factory 2-U Stores Inc. has agreed to sell all its assets to a newly formed company for $28 million.

To facilitate the purchase, National Stores Inc., The Alamo Group, Garcel Inc. (operating as The Great American…

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Financial

Tandy Earnings Dive 77.2% in Quarter

NEW YORK — Tandy Brands Accessories saw its earnings and sales dwindle in the fourth quarter as it battled softness in women’s accessories sold through mass merchandisers.

In the three months ended June 30, net income for the…

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Retail

Nautica Shutters New York Flagship

NEW YORK — The end came quietly Monday for Nautica’s beleaguered 50 Rockefeller Plaza flagship, as signs went up in the store’s windows announcing its closure. The store’s doors were locked, and employees turned away potential…

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In Style’s September cover.

Financial

Memo Pad: Circ Perks Up … Witless Samplers … House Proud …

CIRC PERKS UP: At last, a batch of circulation data publishers can look at without cringing. The latest report from the Audit Bureau of Circulations, released Monday, shows improvement for a majority of magazines in the beauty and fashion arena…

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Items from the Flirt collection.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Bergdorf Goodman Launches Flirt First

NEW YORK — Bergdorf Goodman is taking another step into the masstige world.

The high-end specialty store has installed part of Estée Lauder’s new BeautyBank’s Flirt color cosmetics line on its fifth floor — even…

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Fashion Features

Sarandon to Host Frederick’s Show

NEW YORK — Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon will host the second Annual Frederick’s of Hollywood Lingerie Art Auction & Fashion Show in Los Angeles on Oct. 20. The location is to be determined.

The live auction will…

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Financial

Swatch Claim Dismissed

WASHINGTON — A claim accusing Swatch Group Ltd. of tax evasion has been dismissed by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Former Swatch regional controllers Joseph Ede and Matthieu Phanthala filed a complaint with the Department of Labor last…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Merwyn A. Kraft, intimates Veteran

NEW YORK — Merwyn A. “Rusty” Kraft, a 30-year veteran of the intimate apparel industry, died Monday of lung cancer at his home in Elmhurst, Ill. He was 67.

Kraft held various marketing and management positions at The Warnaco…

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