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Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

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Fashion

Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

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Retail

Five Left Dead in Shooting at Macy’s in Washington State

The shooter, thought to be a lone gunman, opened fire on Friday night.

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Gucci’s New Surprise: CEO Santucci Said Preparing to Resign

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In what would be the second-biggest Gucci defection since Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole left last spring, sources say Gucci brand chief executive officer Giacomo Santucci may have his eye on the door.

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Simonton Still Going Strong

RTW: Next year marks George Simonton’s 40th year on Seventh Avenue, and to some degree he looks as if he is just warming up.

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Fashion Features

Bill Blass’ Vollbracht Touches Down in Texas

DALLAS — Bill Blass designer Michael Vollbracht was as comfortable as any Texan during his three-store stop in the Lone Star state for Neiman Marcus.

After all, his mother was a Dallas native who worked at Neiman’s at a time when…

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Financial

Trying to Catch China’s Surge

IN TRANSIT: Port operators and steamship companies will need to invest heavily to keep up with the growing trade between China and the U.S.

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Financial

Logistics Costs Key for Poor Nations

GENEVA — Executives from major freight-forwarding companies, exporters and experts urged the 148 nations of the World Trade Organization to work toward lowering trade barriers to logistics services during recent talks here.

Logistics…

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Textiles

U.S. Appeals WTO Ruling on Cotton

The U.S. filed an appeal with the WTO challenging a dispute panel finding that ordered the end of most American cotton subsidies.

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Textiles

Hollings’ Exit Leaves Textiles Void

Sen. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings is retiring as the last of the protectionists of the Southern textile industry and could signal the end of that fight.

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Retail Features

Kmart Raids Yum For CEO Lewis

Kmart Holding Corp. named Aylwin Lewis president and chief executive officer, succeeding Julian Day, who will remain on the board.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Feet First … Getting Artsy

FEET FIRST: QVC is dipping its toes into designer territory once again by hosting the Fashion Footwear Association of New York’s annual benefit for breast cancer research on Wednesday at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The event will honor…

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Fashion Features

Claiborne Reshuffles Accessories Division

NEW YORK — Liz Claiborne Inc. is spinning its accessories division to a new tune.

The company said on Monday it is reorganizing its core and licensed brands into five subdivisions to better serve each market and product line. To that end,…

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Fashion Features

Som on Display at Audemars Piguet

NEW YORK — Peter Som has scored some prime real estate on Manhattan’s 57th Street — if only for a week.

Thanks to Audemars Piguet, the designer’s dresses are on display in the luxury watchmaker’s store including…

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Retail Features

Cal Market Center Attracting Bidders

LOS ANGELES — Preliminary negotiations are under way to sell the California Market Center, the major apparel and gift showroom space in the downtown Los Angeles fashion district.

The market center’s neighbor, the Gerry Building,…

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Fashion Features

Flou Shot

Bold prints and patterns are key for spring, from glittery florals at Louis Vuitton and ribbon motifs at Viktor & Rolf to Dries Van Noten’s ikat looks.

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Fashion Features

Gucci’s New Surprise: CEO Santucci Said Preparing to Resign

Sources say Gucci brand chief executive officer Giacomo Santucci may have his eye on the door.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: L’Oréal in Deal With ‘Queer Eye’ Guy

NEW YORK — L’Oréal USA has signed a multiyear deal with Kyan Douglas, best known as the grooming guru on the television series “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” to serve as spokesman and consultant for L’Oréal…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

More than 20 percent of Australian sheep farmers do not engage in the practice of mulesing, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This number was incorrect in an article Monday.

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The name of model…

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Financial

In Brief: New Life for Gadzooks

NEW LIFE FOR GADZOOKS: Teen retailer Gadzooks Inc. said on Monday it reached an agreement with six investment funds to backstop a $25 million rights offering which will fund the retailer’s Chapter 11 plan of reorganization and exit from…

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Fashion Features

Designer Kathrine Baumann Wins Lawsuit Over Knockoffs

NEW YORK — Kathrine Baumann, the Beverly Hills-based designer of jewel-studded handbags, scored a victory against a group of Manhattan retailers selling knockoffs.

On Oct. 15, Judge Richard C. Casey of the U.S. District Court, Southern…

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Financial

Levi’s to Keep Dockers as Bids Fall Short

Phil Marineau had a succinct explanation for why Levi Strauss decided not to sell its Dockers brand: “We weren’t going to give it away.”

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Memo Pad: Radar has a Lock … Simple Plans … Iron Men

RADAR HAS A LOCK: Admit it: You doubted him. You thought Maer Roshan would never find a backer for Radar, his pop culture magazine. Well, he’s got some words for you: “I told you so.” Roshan, former editorial director…

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People

Beverly Thrills

Tory Burch’s West Coast friends threw her a luncheon and trunk show at Colleen Bell’s Beverly Hills home…Opera for the holidays.

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People

Chic of the Week: Angele Blankenstein

COLOR ME BEAUTIFUL: It was a fashion blackout at the National Arts Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on Wednesday as the chic ladies turned out for the Americans for the Arts’ event wearing different versions of the little black dress…

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People

Welcome to the Jungle

NEW YORK — As scouting trips go, Jamie Mulholland and Robert McKinley’s visit to Africa this summer was especially fruitful. But instead of looking out for wild game, they sought authentic objects and animal skins to outfit Cain, a new…

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People

Italian Renaissance

Come the holiday season, Italy will have regained two of its famed opera houses in the span of one year. Last Christmas, Venice’s much-loved Fenice Opera House, which was destroyed by arson in 1996, reopened. And on Dec. 7, Milan’s crown…

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Fashion Features

A&G Sales Up, Store Openings Planned

A&G Group, the parent of Asprey and Garrard, had a 74 percent sales gain to $22 million in the first half and plans a major rollout in Japan and Russia.

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Fashion Features

Schwartz Sizes Up Track Record

NEW YORK — After heading up the New York Racing Association during some of its most trying times in decades, Barry Schwartz is moving on — but where that may lead, he’s not quite sure.

Reached in his office at Belmont Park…

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Textiles

Prints Predominate at IFFE Show

TEXTILES: Textile firms at the International Fashion Fabric Exhibition used novelty goods and a strong print story to lure tentative customers.

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