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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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Fla. Retail Endures Frances

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Overview

Retail stores in Florida, after losing more than three shopping days due to hurricane Frances during the traditionally important Labor Day sales weekend, began to slowly reopen on Monday even as merchants and insurers began to assess total losses.

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Fashion Features

Eye: Fall Fashion Files

A peek into the closets of some of New York’s chicest women, to forecast fall’s biggest hits, shows Michael Kors and Yves Saint Laurent in the lead.

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Financial

Industry Loses While U.S. Adds 144,000 Jobs

Textile and apparel manufacturing lost 2,800 jobs in August, and the Labor Department revised July figures downward by 3,200.

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Textiles

Surfing the Technological Wave

NEW YORK — Natalia Allen, co-winner of this year’s Parsons School of Design’s Designer of the Year Award, wants to create fashion that goes from the board to the boardroom.

“I love the idea of a quick-drying and…

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Textiles

Aldonas Clarifies China Position

Commerce undersecretary Grant Aldonas insisted the textile industry can file China safeguard petitions based on the threat of market disruption.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Prescriptives Plans to Exit Asia … Marais to Expand in U.S.

Prescriptives Plans to Exit Asia

TOKYO — After 13 years in Japan, Prescriptives plans to pull its business out of the country. 

The brand will also withdraw from other Asian markets — Singapore, Taiwan and…

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Financial

WWD Stock Index Rebounds

NEW YORK — Thanks to big gains in stock prices on Thursday — due in large part to a broader market rally — the WWD Composite Stock Index edged out a gain for the week to finish 1,087.17 on Friday, up 1.2 percent from 1,073.77…

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Retail Features

DVF Opens in the City She Calls Home

Diane von Furstenberg swept into her new Paris flagship boutique at 14 Rue D’Alger last week and directed the finishing touches.

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Retail Features

A Minimal Set for Dell’Acqua Designs

Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s first store opens today at 818 Madison Avenue, a two-level space projected to post about $2.6 million in sales the first year.

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Fashion Features

Cartier Sees Success in E-Tail Suits

Cartier tallied two legal victories against several retailers selling imitation Cartier, Panerai and Piaget watches over the Internet.

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Fashion Features

Armani to Show at Mercedes-Benz Launch

MILAN — In his ongoing relationship with Mercedes-Benz, Giorgio Armani on Thursday will participate as a special guest at the luxury automaker’s launch of its new A-Class car together with Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera. That…

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Memo Pad: Daytime Gets Dolled Up … The Party Machine … Show Some Spine …

DAYTIME GETS DOLLED UP: Mary Alice Stephenson will once again be surrounded by petulant divas this fall — which isn’t to say she’s going back to full-time work at a fashion magazine. Stephenson, the former fashion director at…

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Financial

Fla. Retail Endures Frances

Having been pounded by hurricane Frances, Florida retailers, many closed since Thursday afternoon, began opening where possible on Monday.

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Tuesday:Neiman Marcus Group reports fourth-quarter and full-year sales and earnings.
New York spring apparel market (through Sept. 24).

Wednesday:Olympus Fashion Week, New York (through Sept. 15).
The Federal Reserve…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Bongo Tango

BONGO TANGO: Candie’s Inc., the owner of the Bongo trademark, won an injunction last week against its former denim licensees in Los Angeles. New York-based Candie’s and its subsidiary, Unzipped Apparel Inc., filed a breach of…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

Carole Kerner was not involved with launching the Hollister division of Abercrombie & Fitch, which was stated incorrectly in a story on Sept. 2. Chad Kessler, vice president of girls merchandising for Hollister, headed up and began Hollister in 2000.

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Fashion Features

Rush Hour

Now that the Republicans have left town, Seventh Avenue designers spent the weekend getting ready for fashion week, which begins on Wednesday.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Cardin Capers … Under the Big Top … Hot Launch …

CARDIN CAPERS: Could Pierre Cardin finally be ready to part with his far-flung fashion business and its tangled web of licenses? Sources said the designer met last week in Paris with investment bankers to accelerate the process. Cardin…

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Fashion Features

Cartier Supports Zac Posen’s Show to Promote Trinity

NEW YORK — Brands getting behind young designers is nothing new, but when Cartier decided to support Zac Posen, he went a step further.

While Cartier has printed the invitations for Posen’s show and is hosting the after-party, the…

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