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Underserved Shoppers: Stores Overlook Petites, Plus Sizes and Boomers

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Overview

In an age when the mantra "know your customer" is more vital than ever, there are still plenty of consumers who are completely overlooked.

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Financial

Apparel Prices Inch Ahead in Sept.

Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s and girls’ apparel inched up 0.6 percent in September, according to the Producer Price Index.

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Fashion Features

Clarification

Guess Inc. provided information for Friday’s article, “Guess Acquires European Licensee” that reported it will add $100 million to its bottom line next year with the acquisition of its European jeanswear licensee, Maco Apparel SpA. In a revised…

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Financial

In Brief: Estée Upgrade

ESTEE UPGRADE: Citing improved operating results, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services upgraded its outlook on Estée Lauder Cos. to stable from negative. “Lauder’s product portfolio and geographic diversity are expected…

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Lazaro Hernandez, Parker Posey in Proenza Schouler and Jack McCollough.

People

Check, Please

Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough won the top prize of $200,000 from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

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French Kitty’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” top at Komar.

Fashion Features

Lingerie’s New Headquarters: Comedy Central

INNERWEAR: Humor is taking over from pure sex appeal in the boudoir through the highly lucrative genre of licensed characters.

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Daisy Fuentes wearing Daisy Fuentes fine jewelry.

Fashion Features

Fuentes Line Heats Up at Kohl’s

NEW YORK — Daisy Fuentes is a diehard when it comes to fashion. After a nine hour shoot of fall fashion TV spots that began at 3 a.m., it’s not the ponchos, brooches, and handbags she’s sick of.

“I don’t want to…

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Judith Leiber’s new boutique offers chinchilla and sable furs.

Fashion Features

Judith Leiber’s Homecoming

ACCESSORIES: Judith Leiber’s Madison Avenue flagship is full of signature whimsical minaudières, but it also features plenty of other baubles.

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Kent Raible’s 18-karat gold cross-shaped ring with aquamarines and sapphires.

Fashion Features

Aaron Faber Shines at 30

NEW YORK — The shop windows of Fifth Avenue — Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston — beguile passersby with things shining, sparkling and new. So do the windows of the Aaron Faber Gallery, just off the avenue on 53rd Street, but…

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Girl 32’s knitted hat.

Fashion Features

Handling Hat Hair With Girl 32

NEW YORK — Budding entrepreneurs Vanessa Schenck and Kate McCarthy know a fashion dilemma when they see one.

The duo launched the Girl 32 line of knitted winter hats with a special, yet simple, feature — a hole in the back of the…

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Elena Meyer

Fashion Features

Stores Buy Into Premiere Classe’s Charms

PARIS — Functional, feminine and embellished. Those were the buzzwords for accessories exhibited at the Premiere Classe trade show held in tandem with the spring-summer 2005 runway shows at the Jardin des Tuileries.

Buyers at Premiere…

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The EIF’s public service campaign.

Fashion Features

Findings: Johnny Depp Does Time … Russian Gems … Tanagro’s Retail Debut …

JOHNNY DEPP DOES TIME: The normally press-shy Johnny Depp has decided to step out of character and offer his services for the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s public service campaign sponsored by Montblanc. Titled “Time is…

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Fashion Features

Komar in Deal With Le Mystere

NEW YORK — The Komar Co. has signed a licensing agreement to produce a line of daywear, robes and sleepwear bearing the Le Mystere label.

Le Mystere is an upscale bra brand created in 1991 by Michael Rabinowitz, who also owns The French…

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Textiles

PETA Takes Aim at Merino Wool

NEW YORK — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which campaigns against the use of fur, is turning its attention to Australian-grown merino wool.

The group has kicked off a boycott of the Australian wool, saying a process called…

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Alberto Repossi

Retail

Moon Rings on Madison

Alberto Repossi, the Monte Carlo-based jeweler to celebrities and royal families, opened his first store in the U.S. last month on Madison Avenue.

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Financial

WWD Stock Index Dips 0.7%

NEW YORK — The WWD Stock Index dipped 0.7 percent to 1,076.07 from 1,083.25 last week, while the S&P 500 fell 1.2 percent to 1,108.12 from 1,122.14.

Shares of Jones Apparel Group plunged 8.3 percent to $33.69 from $36.75 a week ago…

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Financial

Execs Discuss How to Win the Retail Game

NEW YORK — Be mindful of macroeconomic forces, nurture the core shopper, maintain a strong brand and be passionate about fashion was the advice of several panelists who discussed the past, current and future state of retailing during a forum…

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Chloë Sevigny

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Surprise … Religious Fun … Fur Liberia …

SURPRISE: Marc Jacobs’ Robert Duffy hit the big 5-0 last Thursday and, to celebrate, the company’s public relations director, Kate Waters, planned a night-before surprise party for 80 or so friends at Jefferson. How…

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Unipro Sees Little Growth In Italian Beauty Industry

MILAN — The Italian beauty industry continues to struggle through its blackest time ever in light of a predicted minimal 1.1 percent growth for 2004.

The figure, released by Unipro, the Italian association of cosmetics industries, shows…

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A floral print silk dress by Anika Lena Skärström.

Fashion Features

Business Solid at Paris Trade Shows

PARIS — Embellishments were key at Paris’ latest round of apparel trade shows, with styles awash with embroideries, intricate stitching, prints, sequins and glitter.

Buyers at the Paris Sur Mode, Atmosphere d’Ete, Tranoï…

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Retail

Europe Watch: Heat Wave … Tailor-made Topshop … Maxmara’s Move

HEAT WAVE: Sweden’s Hennes & Mauritz on Friday reported September sales rose 10 percent, below analysts’ consensus forecasts of 16 percent growth. The fast-fashion giant blamed a weak first two weeks, when the weather was warmer…

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Fashion Features

Cherries Are Ripe

From boho charm totes and bags in exotic skins, to natty hats and bold jewelry, the season offers accessories for everyone and every occasion.

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Gap is broadening its demographic reach.

Fashion Features

Underserved Shoppers: Stores Overlook Petites, Plus Sizes and Boomers

In today’s increasingly competitive and volatile marketplace, retailing’s oldest cliché, “know your customer,” has never been…

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Fashion Features

New Ideas for the Older Consumer

Shirts with huge buttons, signs with enormous fonts and talking price tags could be typical fixtures in apparel stores 20 years from now. That’s because the roughly 80 million Baby Boomers, who make up more than one quarter of the U.S….

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Retail

Old Navy Goes for the Perfect Fit

Gap Inc.’s Old Navy division wants its sizing to be as tailored as possible to specific store locations, so it’s testing a size customization program. Having already catered to almost every area of the demographic spectrum with moms,…

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Financial

Consumer Spending Revs Up Retail

Consumer spending spiked in September, as retail sales rose for clothing and accessories stores, department stores and general merchandisers.

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Textiles

Industry Group Files Sixth Petition

The coalition of textile and apparel groups seeking to curb Chinese imports filed a safeguard petition against cotton and man-made fiber underwear.

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