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Giant, Peaceful Protest Clogs New York Streets, Siphons Retail Sales

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Overview

Over 100,000 protesters marched through Manhattan Sunday, the eve of the Republican National Convention, decrying the policies of the Bush Administration and slowing retail sales to a trickle in one of the city's major shopping districts.

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Louis Vuitton’s Murakami bag.

Fashion Features

Vuitton Denied Injunction Against Dooney & Bourke

NEW YORK — Score one for Dooney & Bourke, at least for now.

Emulating certain design features doesn’t constitute trademark infringement when it involves different trademarks or logos, according to a Manhattan federal district…

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Chico’s stellar second quarter couldn’t prevent a drop in its stock.

Financial

WWD Stock Index Stalls

NEW YORK — The WWD Stock Index failed to sustain its rally into a third consecutive week, stalling at 1,073.77, or just 0.04 percent below last week’s close of 1,074.17.

In the broader market, the S&P 500 advanced 0.9…

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Some saucy looks from the Chantal Thomass for Victoria’s Secret collection in the VS catalogue.

Fashion Features

Victoria’s High-End Secret: Chantal Thomass

NEW YORK — Victoria’s Secret is embarking on a new strategy with high-end French designer brand Chantal Thomass.

The $3.81 billion lingerie retailer began testing Chantal Thomass for Victoria’s Secret lingerie in 2002 at…

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Tommy Hilfiger

Fashion Features

Tommy Turns to TV

With pressure on Tommy Hilfiger to turn around his company, his decision to become a TV personality will undoubtedly intensify it.

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Financial

Mossimo CFO Resigns Over Disputed Résumé

LOS ANGELES — Mali Shrinivas, who has served as chief financial officer of Mossimo Inc. for the past six months, has resigned after his credentials were questioned in a published report.

“He’s had a fairly short tenure, so…

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Fashion Features

Slip Service

Lingerie designers have captured the “Bleach Blanket Bingo” spirit with a bounty of two-piece suits and cover-ups, almost all in playful polkadots.

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Here and below: Retail sales came to a stand still as protesters took to the streets Sunday, blocking the entrances of such stores as Macy's, H&M, Gap, Banana Republic and Victoria's Secret.

Retail Features

Giant, Peaceful Protest Clogs New York Streets, Siphons Retail Sales

Tens of thousands of people descended on New York Sunday, bringing retail to a standstill as they marched through the city’s busiest shopping district.

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Fashion Features

New York Notes: No Place Like Home … Waiting to Exhale … Party Favors …

NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Former President George H. Bush and some of his kin are said to be staying at the Union League Club. Within walking distance of Madison Square Garden, the Murray Hill spot is crawling with Secret Service. A Union…

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At the Media Welcome party, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Larry King, Gov. George Pataki and Rudy Giuliani.

Fashion Features

New York Welcome

NEW YORK — Party lines — political or social — are seldom what they seem, especially at a media-heavy Saturday night bash for 6,500.

Several insiders at the Republican National Convention’s welcome party at the Time…

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The “runway” leads shoppers through a series of merchandise rooms.

Retail Features

Sean John Store Driven by Profits, Not Puffery

In a major step to become a “global lifestyle brand,” Sean John will open its first store today at 475 Fifth Avenue in New York.

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Fashion Features

Bonny Belle

Isn’t she lovely? Spring calls for pretty prints and girly silhouettes. Here, from the contemporary category, Necessary Objects’ cotton voile shirt and cotton skirt.

Model: Lia Bishop/Elite; Hair by Dennis and…

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Financial

Belk Reports Net Up 67.4% in Qtr.

NEW YORK — Belk Inc. reported vigorous profits gains on strong sales in the second quarter.

In the three months ended July 31, the Charlotte, N.C.-based department store operator registered net income of $14.9 million, 67.4 percent above…

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Reese Witherspoon wears Chanel Fine Jewelry in “Vanity Fair.”

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Silver Screen … Perry Lands Another Name … Fashion Ace

SILVER SCREEN: It isn’t only the costumes that are eye-catching in Focus Features’ movie “Vanity Fair,” which opens this week. On top of all her 19th-century finery, Reese Witherspoon’s character Becky Sharp…

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Fashion Features

Calendar: The Magic Marketplace

A guide to everything going on inside the MAGIC Marketplace.

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Fashion Features

Correction

Karyn Schneider is the apparel licensing director at United Media, which has partnered with JEM Sportswear’s Awake division to produce a Vintage Peanuts line based on the classic comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. Schulz’s last name and…

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Fix at Bellagio and Casino.

Beauty Features

Scene: Desert Delights

From Botox to burlesque, cuisine to culture, check out the latest Las Vegas has to offer.

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Here and below: Sourcing experts Peter M. McGrath and Julia Hughes will speak at the Sourcing Zone on Aug. 31.

Fashion Features

Show Business: Sourcing Zone Eases the Way

The Sourcing Zone aims to link up supply chain partners.

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Microsoft will promote its point-of-sale software system at MAGIC.

Fashion Features

Show Business: Microsoft’s Magic Act: Software Giant’s Sponsorship Deal is Designed to Dazzle Smaller Retailers.

Microsoft teams with MAGIC to promote its retail software.

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Nicky Hilton will celebrate the launch of her Chick by Nicky Hilton line with a party at The Palms.

Fashion Features

Vendor Spotlight: The Stars of the Show

Celebrity launches are taking center stage at WWDMAGIC.

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The fall 2004 collections from (from the top down ) Michael Kors, Tuleh, Peter Som and Ralph Lauren have trickled down for spring.

Fashion Features

Retail Spotlight: Trend Trackers

Specialty-store owners are trolling the aisles in search of runway trends.

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Seasonal Whispers’ crystal bead and rhinestone belt.

Fashion Features

Accessories: Competitive Instincts

Vendors in this ever-more-crowded market are mapping their own paths to success.

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Rubber Doll’s striped cotton and nylon sweater.

Fashion Features

Junior/Young Contemporary: Junior Achievement

Despite pressure from mass retailers, designers are staying focused on young women’s fashion needs.

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Mica’s silk dress with jeweled brooch.

Fashion Features

Contemporary: Novelty Shops

New and novel looks spur sales in this increasingly competitive category.

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Left: Love Ady’s cotton top and cotton skirt for Necessary Objects.

Fashion Features

In•Dex: A Value Proposition

Hot contemporary lines look to build their brands without sacrificing their independent ideals.

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Hello Kitty charms, bracelets, pendants, buttons, rings and keychains from Winky & Dutch.

Fashion Features

Junior Accessories: Extra Effort

Vendors are working overtime to produce the novel looks teens love.

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Fashion Features

Junior Accessories: Put a Lid on it

A hat giveaway help buyers head off unwanted attention.

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Anarchtee’s cotton T-shirt.

Fashion Features

The Edge: crossing over

Contemporary retailers are looking to the edge to spice up their merchandise mix.

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Tori Richard’s floral silk and spandex dress.

Fashion Features

Sportswear & Dresses: Dressing Boom

Doubts about the economy aside, sportswear and dress makers are looking to grow.

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Muse Apparel’s silk halter dress.

Fashion Features

TheGallery: Collectors’ Items

Designers continue to debate consumer preferences for pieces or outfits.

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Jean Guise’s leather jacket by Tanatar American Corp.

Textiles

Outerwear: The Red Coats are Coming

Coats of many colors are driving business in this increasingly competitive market.

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Havaianas’ plastic flip-flops.

Fashion Features

Resort/Swimwear: Holiday Cheer

Americans are traveling again, and buying new wardrobes to take along.

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Usindo’s rayon skirt and rayon and Lycra spandex top.

Fashion Features

Casual Lifestyle: Not-So-Easy Living

The clothes may be relaxed, but the casual market is serious business.

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Retail Features

Saks’ Hires Pair to Lift Private Brand, Eskenasi Said Headed to Kohl’s Corp.

Saks Inc. pumped up its private brand and product development team with two promotions to cover areas previously handed by Peggy Eskenasi.

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: Republican National Convention, New York (through Thursday).
WWDMAGIC, MAGIC, MAGICKIDS, Fabric@MAGIC, THE WWIN SHOW, ISAM and The Edge, Las Vegas (through Thursday).
Moda Moscow (through Wednesday).

Tuesday: The…

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Retail Features

In Brief: Granoff Steps Down … New Digs

GRANOFF STEPS DOWN: Martin Granoff has resigned his seat on Kellwood Co.’s board, citing personal reasons, the firm said in a statement. “He has had a long and distinguished career in the apparel industry, and the insights he…

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Photos from the Larry Sultan book, “The Valley”: “Boxers, Mission Hills.”

People

Daze in ‘The Valley’

Photographer Larry Sultan talks “The Valley,” his book about the pornography industry in California’s San Fernando Valley.

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People

Eye Scoop: He Loves the Nightlife

A tasty scoop.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Brian Collie to Retire at BAA … Alcone Sets Web Club

Brian Collie to Retire at BAA

LONDON — Brian Collie, group retail director of BAA, which runs the major U.K. airports and operates related retail space, will retire at the end of the year, the company stated Friday.

Collie,…

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Jaime Pressly wears one of her loungewear looks and an oversized logoed diamond necklace given to her by Avianne.

Fashion Features

Jaime Pressly: Let’s Make a Deal

After a year hawking her proprietary line of lingerie, actress Jaime Pressly is on the prowl for a lingerie deal with a major manufacturer.

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Bailey Banks & Biddle’s Houston flagship (above) is the first to feature a seating area (below).

Retail Features

Bailey Banks Bids Up

A prototype flagship in Houston is the latest move to help Bailey Banks & Biddle go from a venerable bridal jeweler to a modern store.

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