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Picking the Fashion Runway Winners With Big Data

An analysis of online patterns by big data firm Edited shows the runway styles most likely to resonate with shoppers.

clock 16hEvan Clark

Fashion

Anthony Vaccarello Confirms His Label’s End

The Belgian designer is dedicating himself to Saint Laurent, where he was named creative director last April.

clock 6hMiles Socha

Fashion

Carolina Herrera Hires Vice President of Design

Raffaele Ilardo will head up creative development and design for the Carolina Herrera New York ready-to-wear and bridal collections.

clock 23hRosemary Feitelberg

Limited’s New Remedy: Bigelow Launch Shows ‘Packaged Goods’ Focus

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Overview

Once again, Leslie H. Wexner has seized upon a small brand and is preparing to blow it out. He did it with Victoria's Secret and Abercrombie & Fitch.

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Fashion Features

Playing the Tulle

Ruffles are turning up all over for spring, from John Galliano’s frothy skirt and tweed jacket to Alberta Ferretti’s fluffy dance dress.

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Beauty Features

Limited’s New Remedy: Bigelow Launch Shows ‘Packaged Goods’ Focus

Les Wexner is reinventing the apothecary shop with a modern version of C.O. Bigelow, the Manhattan institution of beauty and wellness products.

clock October 20, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Liz Warms Up … Chaus Taps Panitz … New HSN Strategist …

LIZ WARMS UP: Expanding its licensed presence in the home area, Liz Claiborne Inc. last week reached an agreement in principle with Berkshire Blanket Inc. for blankets and throws under the Liz Claiborne name. The brand already offers an array…

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Financial

Global Trade Boosts PPR Sales 4.8% in Quarter

France’s Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, whose businesses include Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, reported a 4.8 percent rise in third-quarter sales.

clock October 20, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Emilio Pucci Returns to Ski Roots

NEW YORK — The Emilio Pucci company has come full circle.

The late Italian designer got his start designing ski clothes, and now his namesake company has teamed up with French firm Skis Rossignol SA for a collection of colorful outerwear…

clock October 20, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Wang Opts to Remain at DKI

NEW YORK — After facing the loss of several key executives in recent months, Donna Karan International has acted to retain DKNY brand chief Mary Wang, who had been planning to jump to Tory Burch’s new company.

Wang will stay on at…

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Retail Features

H&M Set to Open Ninth NYC Store

NEW YORK — H&M is opening a ninth New York City store Friday at the corner of 59th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Hennes & Mauritz is celebrating the opening with an invitation-only party and shopping event. The celebration will…

clock October 20, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Au Contraire, Gray Lady … Lunching with the Regular People …

AU CONTRAIRE, GRAY LADY: An item in Tuesday’s New York Times suggested that, while correct in spirit, WWD was wrong in fact in reporting that Stefano Pilati’s debut Yves Saint Laurent collection tread a line “between…

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Retail Features

Branding the Way to Better Sales

Fashion firms are fighting a decline in apparel sales last year with branding campaigns that tie their clothes to a lifestyle.

clock October 20, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Apparel Prices Down 1.4%

Retail prices for women’s apparel fell 1.4 percent in September for the third straight month, according to the government’s Consumer Price Index.

clock October 20, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Weakness Seen for Vendors

NEW YORK — The reduction in third-quarter projections from Jones Apparel Group last week might spell trouble for the broader industry.

Blaming a lackluster consumer and the weather, particularly the several hurricanes that slammed the…

clock October 20, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Cache Falls Into the Red

NEW YORK — Women’s specialty chain Cache Inc. swung to a third-quarter loss from a profit a year ago, citing store closures and reduced traffic as a result of the Florida hurricanes. Earnings in the first nine months of the year, however,…

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Textiles

Unifi Cutting Staff in Kinston

NEW YORK — Fiber maker Unifi Inc. said Tuesday it planned to cut more than 60 percent of the staff of its Kinston, N.C., polyester plant as part of an overall drive to cut the facility’s output and improve its efficiency.

Unifi said…

clock October 20, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Maria Pinto Returns to RTW

NEW YORK — Chicago designer Maria Pinto is returning to ready-to-wear after a two-year hiatus.

Pinto closed her 11-year-old signature business in the wake of 9/11. She has reopened with a spring line and a fresh business strategy that…

clock October 20, 2004WWD Staff

Retail Features

Chanel: Bigger and Better on 57th St.

The newly renovated Chanel flagship store on 57th Street boasts a 50 percent increase of retail space.

clock October 20, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Mixing Many Media for One Potent Campaign

NEW YORK — “There’s no magic bullet in a fashion campaign,” observed Drew Neisser, president and chief executive officer of Renegade Marketing. “It’s about a mix.”

That observation sums up the path…

clock October 20, 2004WWD Staff

People

Suzy

A possible bestseller for Bob…Pitt stop in Dallas…From Russia with love — to Angelina Jolie.

clock October 20, 2004WWD Staff

Financial

Las Vegas Luxury Retailing on a Roll as Forum Shops Debut

Retailing is in a major growth mode in Las Vegas, where the $200 million expansion of the Forum Shops is to debut this week.

clock October 20, 2004WWD Staff

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