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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 Talks Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

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Coach Still on a Roll: As Profits Leap 60%, Big Expansion Ahead

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Overview

Coach reported a 60% leap in first-quarter earnings and a 33.2% rise in revenues, it said it was looking to add 100 stores over the next few years, remodel its New York flagship and introduce a higher-priced special collection for holiday retailing.

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Textiles

Celanese Set to Pull Out of Textiles

Celanese Acetate on Tuesday said it would shutter its textile operations, ending an 80-year run and costing 1,100 jobs.

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Textiles

In Brief: Gilan’s New Flagship … Jacob & Co. Joins DDM … Li & Fung Buys Ralsey …

GILAN’S NEW FLAGSHIP: Turkish fine jeweler Gilan has signed a lease for its first U.S. flagship at 743 Fifth Avenue in New York. The 1,950-square-foot boutique will be sandwiched between Louis Vuitton’s flagship at the corner of…

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Fashion Features

The Anniversary Party

NEW YORK — Donna Karan celebrated the first 20 years of her business (as well as the launch of her new book “The Journey of a Woman: 20 Years of Donna Karan”) with a blowout at her Madison Avenue store Monday night that brought out…

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Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Wild About Bill … Women of Glamour … No Moore …

WILD ABOUT BILL: A perfect political storm converged on the American Magazine Conference in Boca Raton, Fla., this week as Vice President Dick Cheney, who was campaigning in Palm Beach County, spent Monday night at the hotel where former…

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People

Suzy

Dance, Dance, Dance at the American Ballet Theatre…Journeys with George Clooney…Rules of Engagement.

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Fashion Features

More From LA

“The innocence of the Fifties; the elegance of Douglas Sirk movies; the anticipation of prom night; hot dogs sizzling on the BBQ; the cacophony of a traveling fair.” — Coco Kliks

“The partially blurred, partially…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Mario’s Focus … Viva La Shiva … Moore, Moore, Moore …

MARIO’S FOCUS: Mario Testino is shooting Versace’s men’s ad campaign in London and reports are that he’ll next head to Los Angeles to shoot the women’s — with none other than Madonna. The rock…

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Fashion Features

Start Me Up – Arthur Mendonça, Kevan Hall, Linda Loudermilk

Los Angeles Fashion Week started on a positive note, as Arthur Mendonça went for modern-day goddess looks, while Kevan Hall showed classic American glamour and Linda Loudermilk took flight with avian-inspired prints.

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Fashion Features

Night Lives

LOS ANGELES — As it turns out, drag icon Holly Woodlawn and Gotham socialite Cornelia Guest have something in common: They both like Patrick McMullan and his lens. The duo was among an eccentric klatch of guests at the Fenix…

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Fashion Features

AmericasMart Solid After the Storms

Buyers at AmericasMart put the hurricanes behind them and shopped briskly for spring, inspired by color, novelty and preppy looks.

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Fashion Features

DIVA Awards Special Occasion

ATLANTA — The DIVA Awards, held Oct. 14 at the Capital City Club downtown, honored design and retail winners in nine special occasion categories.

About 320 people attended the event, which for the first time focused on the special occasion…

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Fashion Features

San Remo Chases a Young Miss America

DALLAS — Laura San Remo, a better-priced knit sportswear label, is chasing younger customers with more trends and a marketing campaign that has spotlighted Miss America contestants.

The $20 million brand is produced at the company’s…

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Fashion Features

Sam Little’s Luxe Start

NEW YORK — Bergdorf Goodman isn’t just after women with a taste for luxury fashions — it also wants to dress their kids.

Enter Sam Little, a children’s knit company new to the scene this year. Sam Little, based here, had…

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Beauty Features

Russian Beauty: Firms Looking to Grow

PARIS — European beauty firms are looking east for growth.

Eastern Europe — Russia, in particular — is a burgeoning beauty market, while French pharmacies are presenting increasing challenges for little-known niche brands,…

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Fashion Features

Escada Names VP of U.S. Retail

NEW YORK — Gena Davis has been named vice president, retail operations at Escada (USA) Inc. She succeeds Paul Lechlinski, who left in June.

Davis will be responsible for the overall sales and operations of Escada’s 17 full-price…

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Fashion Features

High German

NEW YORK — Katharina Sieverding, whose new show at P.S.1 opened Monday, has an interesting fan base for an obscure art photographer from Düsseldorf: She has collaborated with Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and Mario Testino…

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Fashion Features

Fall Fashions

NEW YORK — “I’m the luckiest bastard on the planet,” says Christopher Griffith, sitting at a table in his bright Williamsburg, Brooklyn, photo studio. He takes a few drags off a cigarette and stubs it out before repeating the…

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Fashion Features

Avenue Realigns Sites on Plus-Size Market

NEW YORK — The women’s plus-size market isn’t underserved, said Raphael Benaroya, president of the specialty chain Avenue, it’s just not well served.

“I don’t see any plus-sized women walking around…

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Fashion Features

Montblanc to End Feud

According to court papers, Montblanc North America LLC and A.T. Cross Co. have agreed to negotiate a settlement of their ink feud.

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Financial

Turkey Petitions WTO

GENEVA — Representatives of the Turkish government called for the World Trade Organization to establish a special safeguard measure to protect the market shares of developing nations after the WTO’s 148 members drop textile and apparel…

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Financial

Execs Focus on Treatment of Workers

NEW YORK — The consolidation of apparel manufacturing into fewer factories around the world after apparel and textile quotas are lifted Jan. 1 may encourage plant owners to comply with vendor codes of conduct on adequate wages, working hours and…

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Retail Features

Star Wars: Designers, Stores Seek Exclusives

With the growing importance of contemporary specialty boutiques, retailers and designers are confronting the issue of the exclusive.

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Fashion Features

New Brands Tap eBay to Boost Business Profile

LOS ANGELES — Fledgling designers or fashion brands face the challenge of reaching customers beyond the retailers that will take a chance on them.

It’s something Frances Harder, founding director of the nonprofit Fashion Business…

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Fashion Features

The Trench Connection

PARIS — Alber Elbaz’s beautiful spring collection for Lanvin had a very Parisian esprit, using the moody sophistication of the house’s heritage to make a winning statement of his own. He played with volume — one of the big…

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Financial

Coach Still on a Roll:As Profits Leap 60%, Big Expansion Ahead

Coach’s first-quarter sales jumped 33 percent, earnings rose 60 percent, its store count is set to add 100 units and it will remodel its flagship.

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Financial

Consumer Confidence Falls As Job, Income Woes Loom

A decline in October’s Consumer Confidence Index to 92.8 from 96.7 was dragged down by a 5.9 percent drop in the Expectations Index.

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