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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

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Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

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Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

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As Vendor Pay Ranks Reshuffle, Tommy Ends Up in Top Spot

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Overview

Some rose, others fell — and some disappeared. That was the story of the list of the 20 most highly compensated fashion executives at U.S. publicly listed vendor companies for 2003.

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Fashion Scoops: Jeweler in Play? … BG on Jackie … Sponsorship Opportunities

JEWELER IN PLAY?: Fred Leighton, whose high-priced jewels are synonymous with the red carpet, could be looking to sell its business, according to sources. A Leighton spokeswoman declined comment on whether the company is on the block. With…

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Filippa K’s viscose and wool dress. Ferragamo boots.

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Young and Mod in L.A.

Not even the popularity of hip-hop could muffle the growing mania for Mod that’s sweeping across another generation of West Coast youth.

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Denim is expected to be a hot seller this season. Here, a look from Salt Works.

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B-T-S Expects Strong Finish

NEW YORK — The back-to-school and fall selling season will be the best in three years as consumers respond to fashionable, colorful and more dressed-up, preppy looks, with J.C. Penney, Neiman Marcus and Target Corp. well positioned to benefit,…

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A fall look from BCBGirls.

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BCBG Broadens Its Appeal

LOS ANGELES — Designer Max Azria, known for his contemporary BCBG collection of feminine frocks and separates in lush fabrics, is getting serious about the young contemporary market.

The category is the focus for the debut of BCBGirls…

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Licensee Warnaco is launching CK39 for spring retailing.

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Denim Dish: Calvin Klein Trades Up … Mudd Grows Up

Calvin Klein is joining the superpremium jeans business with CK39…4Whatitsworth launches Duplex…Mudd freshens its image.

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Zoo York’s branded sweatshirt and boyshorts for spring.

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A Contemporary Turn for Marc Ecko

Marc Ecko Enterprises has launched two contemporary lines: Zoo York, a women’s offshoot of the men’s line, and G-Unit Women’s.

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Serena Williams will sport performance denim looks developed in conjunction with Nike.

Fashion Features

Courting Fashion at the Open

The U.S. Open gets rolling Monday in Queens, N.Y., and promises to provide a fashion pick-me-up from the understated Olympic attire.

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Sean John’s Flame set.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Sean John Cuts Shaving Deal

NEW YORK — Music, fashion, fragrance, the vote — now shaving?

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs has created signature shaving products via a collaboration with niche men’s grooming marketer E Shave. The items, a pair of…

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Grendene’s blue plastic Melissa Scarfun wedge by Alexandre Herchcovitch.

Fashion Features

Women in Rio Embracing Designer Plastic

RIO DE JANEIRO — Plastic might have been Benjamin Braddock’s key to the future in “The Graduate,” but it’s also the stuff of the two hottest-selling fashion items for young women during the South American winter season…

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Fashion Features

Action Girl Show Slower Than Expected

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Despite its name, the trade show Action Girl saw little action during its run at the Long Beach Convention Center here Aug. 13-15.

A large number of the 190 exhibitors complained that buyers were absent from the…

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Financial

As Vendor Pay Ranks Reshuffle, Tommy Ends Up in Top Spot

Tommy Hilfiger was again the most highly compensated apparel executive of an American public company in 2003, replacing Levi’s Phil Marineau.

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Tommy Hilfiger

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Highest Paid Vendors: The 20 apparel executives of U.S. publicly listed companies who received the highest packages (including salary and bonuses) in 2003

My, how the mighty have fallen. Levi, Strauss & Co. chief executive officer Philip Marineau, who topped last year’s compensation list with a whopping $24.9 million pay and bonus package, didn’t make it into the top 20 this year. Of…

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Retail Features

In Brief: M&S Poaches Asda Exec … Gap Stock Downgrade … Kudos for Coach

M&S POACHES ASDA EXEC: Marks & Spencer plc has wooed yet another executive away from competitor Asda, which has knocked M&S out of first place as the U.K.’s biggest clothing retailer by volume. An M&S spokeswoman confirmed…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

During fashion week, 7th on Sixth will stage the accessories exhibition at Bryant Park and will sponsor Judith Ripka as the official jewelry designer of the week. The eBay auction of the accessories will take place Sept. 8-15. That information was…

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Jean Nathan and "The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll."

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The Feminine Mystique

Talking with Cressida Connolly, who wrote “The Rare and the Beautiful,” and Jean Nathan, who authored “The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll.”

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Yeah, Baby

LOS ANGELES — Twenty-five years after The Who’s cult film “Quadrophenia” first inspired a throng of Vespa-driving Mods to take to this city’s streets, another wave of bobs and minis rises again in all-night underground…

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The NYPD will be maintaining a highly visible presence around next week’s GOP convention, to be held near Penn Station.

Fashion Features

Ridge: N.Y. Security at All-Time High

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said New York’s share of security expenses will be about $15 million, less than expected, although security will be high.

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Karen Murray

Fashion Features

Liz Claiborne Lines Up a New Executive Team

Liz Claiborne Inc. announced a sweeping restructuring of corporate power that pairs like brands together and gives room for more strategic planning.

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Fashion Features

Kate, Andy Spade Refute Reports Of Marital Split

NEW YORK — Despite rumors to the contrary, Kate and Andy Spade’s home life remains intact.

A company spokeswoman denied newspaper and radio reports Wednesday that the couple had separated and said the rumors “are absolutely not…

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Financial

Nordstrom $300M Buyback Looks to Fortify Share Price

Nordstrom’s announcement of a $300 million share repurchase program should renew Wall Street’s faith in the company’s financial position.

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Zac Posen and Chrome Hearts’ Laurie Stark.

Fashion Features

Warming Up to the CFDA

NEW YORK — If the latest crop of individuals to enter the ranks of the Council of Fashion Designers of America seems a little familiar, it’s a reflection of a changing attitude toward the industry group among even the most recalcitrant of…

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