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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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Neiman Marcus Powers Ahead With 187% Spike in Earnings

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Overview

The Neiman Marcus Group reported skyrocketing gains in fourth-quarter and full-year profits Tuesday, helped by the company's concentration on inventory and expense management and fewer merchandise markdowns.

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Retail

BG’s Burke Promoted

NEW YORK — Robert Burke, who has been instrumental in sharpening the fashion message at Bergdorf Goodman, has been promoted to senior vice president for the fashion office and public relations, a new position.

Burke, formerly vice…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Trading in Their Sneakers … Get ’em While They’re Young … Sparkle Show

TRADING IN THEIR SNEAKERS: Fresh from the track in Athens, U.S. Olympians Anthony Famiglietti and Derrick Peterson, both members of the U.S. track and field team, are set to be on the sidelines in Bryant Park for Kenneth…

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Vroom jacket and circle skirt.

Fashion Features

MAGIC Focuses on Trends, Halt to Quotas

LAS VEGAS — An array of products at MAGIC marketplace last week, from dip-dyed jeans and circle skirts to chiffon blouses and other flirty tops, got the attention of buyers and kept pencils busy writing orders.

Although there wasn’t…

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Retail

Show Lineup for Every Fashion Appetite

OFF PRICE

This year marked the 20th show for Off Price, and it was a record-breaker with attendance of 12,000, an increase of about 600 buyers.“The smaller retailers are catching on to increase their bottom line,” said Carole…

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Financial

Penney’s McGrath: Suppliers Beware

LAS VEGAS — Most retailers will consolidate their sourcing operations as they head into 2005, when textile and apparel quotas are lifted, Peter McGrath, chairman of the purchasing corporation at J.C. Penney Co., said during a seminar at…

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Financial

Escada Posts Net Loss

BERLIN — Escada Group, the Munich-based luxury fashion house, pared its third-quarter loss on a revenue gain of 3.7 percent gain.

For the three months ended July 31, Escada reported a loss of 2.6 million euros ($3.14 million), or 15 euro…

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Fashion Features

Study: Customer Service Critical

NEW YORK — Apparel retailers need to boost customer service if they want to increase market share, according to a new study.

Almost 33 percent of the companies surveyed by ICC/Decision Services have sales associates who are not suggesting…

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Carolina Herrera Baez

People

Suzy

Carolina Herrera Baez is expecting…Eva Herzigova joins world of design…Home sweet home for Gwyneth Paltrow.

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Fashion Features

Polo Italiano

A small, discreet test of the Continental waters? Think again. Ralph Lauren is launching a bold push further

into Europe with a sprawling 16,000-square-foot flagship on Milan’s Via Montenapoleone, opening Thursday.

“This is…

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Burt Tansky

Financial

Neiman Marcus Powers Ahead With 187% Spike in Earnings

Inventory and expense management led to the Neiman Marcus Group’s 187 percent leap in earnings in the quarter ended July 31.

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Beyoncé Knowles

Fashion Features

Beyoncé Unveils House of Deréon

Beyoncé unveils the name of her much-anticipated apparel collection, The House of Deréon, named after the singer’s grandmother.

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Financial

Frances’ Stormy Aftermath: Federated Sees $20M Drop

Hurricane Frances’ destructive path through Florida over Labor Day weekend cost Federated Department Stores an estimated $20 million in sales.

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Retail

In Brief: Surfing Chloe … Not in This Lifetime … Zikas Joins Wang …

SURFING CHLOE: Chloé unveiled its first online shop-in-shop at Net-a-porter.com, which went live this week and sells clothing and accessories in its own environment. “Chloé is one of our best-selling brands, and there’s a…

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Here and below: Looks from the new Adidas by Stella McCartney line. Including: Fitness, running, cover-up and swim.

Fashion Features

Good Sport: Stella McCartney Links With Adidas

Adidas will deepen its involvement in the fashion arena with a new performance activewear collection designed by Stella McCartney.

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Baby Phat

Fashion Features

Out on a Whim: More From New York

From brilliant sunsets to striking pottery, New York designers describe what inspired their spring collections, which they begin showing today.

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The palazzo’s grand staircase.

Fashion Features

Ralph Lauren’s New Milan Palazzo

Ralph Lauren’s Italian flagship, which opens Thursday, is one of the first components of Polo Ralph Lauren’s major push into Continental Europe.

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A look from Gloria Vanderbilt.

Fashion Features

Jones in Vanderbilt Trademark Dispute

NEW YORK — Jones Apparel Group is facing accusations of shirking royalty payments related to its use of the Gloria Vanderbilt trademarks.

Netherby Ltd., a British company that owns the global rights to Gloria Vanderbilt, filed a complaint…

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Financial

Limited Brands Sells United Retail Stake

NEW YORK — Limited Brands Inc. and United Retail Group Inc. have parted ways.

Limited sold off its 1.6 million shares of the plus-size specialty retailer on Aug. 27 for $2.20 a share, or $3.5 million, according to a filing last week with…

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Financial

Ferré Turnaround Buoys IT Holding

MILAN — Lower interest payments helped IT Holding report a significant hike in first-half pretax profits, which grew to 20 million euros, or $24 million, from 9 million euros, or $10.8 million, in the same period last year. (Dollar figures have…

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Shiseido Shuffles U.K. Unit, Appoints Dart

LONDON — The Shiseido Corp. has merged its U.K. business into Decléor U.K. Ltd. in a bid to increase market share of the Shiseido brand in the U.K.

David Lieber, group managing director of Decléor U.K. and Carita U.K. —…

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Textiles

Kerry Turns Focus to Jobs, Trade

WASHINGTON — President Bush and his Democratic challenger, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, took each other to task Tuesday over economic policies, as Kerry talked up his trade platform at a town hall meeting in North…

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Owning products bearing designer or luxury brand names, like Burberry or Coach, is more than twice as important to women who read fashion and beauty magazines than to those who don’t.

Marketing and Promotion

Fashionistas: Crossing Shopping’s Great Divide

NEW YORK — What’s in a fashion magazine reading habit? A preference for fashion shopping at high-end department stores.

It should perhaps come as no surprise that women who read fashion and/or beauty magazines were 44 percent more…

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Tara Subkoff

Fashion Features

Subkoff Looks to Bring Women Comfort With Easy Spirit

Imitation of Christ designer Tara Subkoff has designed a signature collection of shoes for Easy Spirit that will debut for spring.

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A Fifties citrine, spinel and diamond brooch from the collection of Joan and Jack Quinn.

Fashion Features

The Rock Garden of Seaman Schepps

NEW YORK — Like the ladies it often serves in the treasure trove that is its Park Avenue boutique, fine jewelry house Seaman Schepps has long preferred to play a discreet yet revered role in the luxury market. But now the firm, best known for…

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A rendering of Phi’s new store at 71 Greene Street.

Fashion Features

Small Phi: Building a History

NEW YORK — Since its inception late last year, absolutely nothing about the Phi collection launched by Susan Dell has fit into the standard picture of a new designer label — not its offbeat (but historically rooted) pronunciation as fee,…

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