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The New Face of Fifth: Populist Movement Hits Luxe Street of Retailers

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The purveyors of fast fashion and jeans and tops to the 18- to 22-year-old crowd are the latest (relatively) low-priced retailers to muscle their way onto Fifth Avenue, a street better known for luxury brands.

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Here Comes The Bride …

…and she’s got a new collection as well as a new husband. In less than 48 hours last weekend, Nicky Hilton wrapped up a photo shoot for her junior line, Chick, then hopped a private jet to Las Vegas to marry her best friend, Todd Andrew…

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In Brief: FIT Buys a Buidling … Sears Appointment … Swiss Army Verdict …

FIT BUYS A BUILDING: New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology said it has bought a 15-story building at 406 West 31st Street that will serve as a dormitory for 1,100 students. FIT spent $48 million on the building and expects to spend…

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Dillard’s quarterly comps decline 3 percent.

Financial

Dillard’s, Goody’s Suffer Slow Sales

The second quarter was defined by lackluster sales for Dillard’s Inc. and Goody’s Family Clothing, making improvements to the bottom line difficult.

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The G. Lorenzi knife block.

Fashion Features

Bergdorf’s Gets More Gift-Minded

NEW YORK — Bergdorf Goodman wants to be more of a Christmas destination, even if it’s not where kids come to meet Santa. Sensing it’s missed gift-giving opportunities in years past and that it can ramp up fourth-quarter sales,…

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PVH Earnings Surge 44.7%

NEW YORK — Strong apparel sales propelled Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. to large profit gains in the second quarter.

For the three months ended Aug. 1, the New York-based branded apparel manufacturer reported a 44.7 percent rise in earnings…

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Mexx was one of several lower-priced retailers that debuted on Fifth Avenue in recent years.

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The New Face of Fifth: Populist Movement Hits Luxe Street of Retailers

When A&F and Zara join Gucci, Tiffany and Prada on Fifth Avenue, the Manhattan thoroughfare will undergo yet another transformation.

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What Kind of Hostess Are You?

Some party planning advice from hostesses with the mostest: Dorothy Draper, Kate Spade, Lara Shriftman and Elizabeth Harrison.

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Nicky Hilton modeling pieces from her new collection, Chick.

Fashion Features

California Dreams

Nicky Hilton talks about her initial foray into fashion, a collection called Chick by Nicky Hilton, and her marriage to Todd Andrew Meister.

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A halter-top bikini from Paul Frank Swimmer for cruise.

Fashion Features

Frank Hotdogs to a Bigger World

Paul Frank Industries will unveil its 14th store and second mall location on Aug. 31 with a unit at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas.

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Here and below: Looks from the new Speedo Axcelerate collection.

Fashion Features

Speedo Takes a Dive Into Activewear

Speedo has been all over the Olympics with its high tech swimwear and now it’s diving outside the pool for its next lap of growth.

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Olympic Fashions: A Runner-Up at Best So Far

While the race for gold medals at the Olympics has been heated, the athletes’ uniforms so far have generally been worthy only of a bronze.

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The Hummer bottle appears on a Hummer H2 leased by Riviera.

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Beauty Beat: Riviera Looks to Drive Sales With Hummer Scent

NEW YORK — Fragrance producer Riviera Concepts Inc. will introduce a Hummer fragrance next week, proof positive that beauty’s fascination with the automobile has never been stronger.

From studying ingredients in automotive paints…

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L.A.’s Big-Box Vote Passes Unanimously

LOS ANGELES — As expected, the Los Angeles City Council passed the so-called big-box ordinance, intended to make it harder for retailers, such as Wal-Mart Stores and Target, to open superstores.

In its final vote Wednesday, the city…

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Financial

Specialty Chains Eye Fall Bounty

Specialty stores showed mixed quarterly results, with Charming Shoppes and Talbots posting gains, and Ross Stores and Hot Topic in the red.

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A rendering of A&F’s flagship by Selldorf Architects.

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Abercrombie: ‘The Perfect Fit’

NEW YORK — For a fashion company, having the right address is akin to a young socialite having the right pair of shoes or handbag. Image is everything.

So when Abercrombie & Fitch signed a lease for a 17,000-square-foot space at 720…

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Fox Riders’ lambskin leather jacket.

Fashion Features

From Active to Contemporary

NEW YORK — Two activewear companies are stretching into new territory this season. Fox Racing has just launched a streetwear division called Fox Riders Co, while Icebreaker, a nine-year-old New Zealand company, is breaking into the American…

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Luca Luca’s show invitation.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Book Smart … Swede Dreams … Trojan Horse …

BOOK SMART: These days, Christian Lacroix is really into designing jackets — book jackets, that is. A few months after illustrating the latest Larousse dictionary, Lacroix has taken on a literary endeavor with Paris-based newspaper…

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Marcia Israel-Curley

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Obituary: Marcia Israel-Curley, Judy’s Founder

LOS ANGELES — Retail innovator Marcia Israel-Curley, the founder of the young women’s specialty retailer Judy’s, died Tuesday morning of a stroke. She was 83, according to longtime friend Warren Cowan.

Also a civic leader and…

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Silver Jeans expects to launch its first print ad campaign for spring, shown here, with some test ads running late this year.

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Denim Dish: Silver Checks In … Soundgirl Gets Dressed … Blue Cult Broadens…

Blue Cult broadens its reach…Silver jeans sets a $1.5 million budget for its first ad campaign…Soundgirl gets dressed…Walking the blue carpet.

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Airport Sales Volume: The 10 International Airports With the Highest Estimated Retail Sales in 2003

Some of the most important airport retail locations in the world continued to feel the devastating effects of SARS last year, notably Hong Kong International Airport, where sales dropped 90 percent. Travel and, by extension, retail, was also dented…

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Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

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