Fashion

The House Dior Built

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Fashion

Serge Ruffieux on Carven’s New Chapter

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Fashion

Paris Scene: Places to Eat, Drink and Play in Off-Hours

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Jumping Into the Pool: Jessica Simpson Joins Fashion’s Celeb Wave

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Overview

Clearly it doesn't matter whether Chicken of the Sea is chicken or tuna — for Jessica Simpson, it's all leading to a lifestyle brand.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: No Luck … Dillard’s Deal Done … Bottega News …

NO LUCK: If Fin.part thought that switching auditors would help it get its accounts approved, the financially troubled company was wrong. Fin.part said that auditing firm Mazars & Guérard was unable to “express a judgment”…

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Fashion Features

Correction

John Mather left his position as fashion director of Men’s Journal in February 2003, not February 2004 as reported in Memo Pad on Tuesday. While it was correctly reported that the magazine had reduced its fashion coverage at that time, the…

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Fashion Features

Lap of Luxury

LOS ANGELES — Understated luxury speaks volumes this spring, as breezy silhouettes in pale hues get a touch of luxe metallic details to add to the air of poolside chic. Here, for example, Abaeté’s cotton gauze caftan and…

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Fashion Features

Jumping Into the Pool:Jessica Simpson Joins Fashion’s Celeb Wave

Pop star Jessica Simpson has signed a multitiered licensing deal with JS Brand Management for a slew of fashion and beauty categories under her name and…

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Financial

Wal-Mart’s China Growth Under Way

As requirements for foreign retailers doing business in China are expected to loosen next month, Wal-Mart looks to open 10 stores there next year.

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Financial

Antidumping Cases in WTO Target Textiles and Apparel

GENEVA — Nine of the 101 antidumping cases brought before the World Trade Organization during the first half of the year concerned textiles and apparel, according to data released this week.

Turkey filed five cases and the European Union…

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Financial

Brazilian Salvo In Cotton War

GENEVA — Brazil on Tuesday filed a counter-appeal in the ongoing World Trade Organization spat over the U.S.’s payments to its cotton growers.

In September, the WTO ruled that more than $2 billion in outlay by the U.S. government…

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Elie Tahari

Retail

Barneys Bidding Down to the Wire

A new player has emerged as a potential bidder for Barneys New York, WWD has learned.

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Fashion Features

Calvin Klein Taps Giuseppe Rossi As Europe Chief

NEW YORK — Calvin Klein Inc. has named Giuseppe Rossi as general manager and managing director of its European business, filling a vacancy created when Anthony Romano was lured away in May to helm Prada’s Luna Rossa sailing…

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The holding pen at the Warwick Hotel.

People

Manolo Wins the Vote

NEW YORK — What’s a girl to do — buy Manolo Blahniks at $100 a pop or vote? Such was the dilemma fashion devotees grappled with at the Manolo sample sale on Election Day.

Well, they are the fashion flock, so you can guess…

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Kate Moss

People

Suzy

Halloween Hijinks … Man on a ‘Mission’ … Bad Material Girl?

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Remède products.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Remède Expanding Into Spas … Sephora Heads to China

NEW YORK — Luxury-priced skin and body care line Laboratoire Remède is expanding into the spa business.

The brand’s parent, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, will open the first Remède Spa at the St. Regis Aspen in Colorado in…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Both Sides of the Fence … Countdown … Well-Heeled Thieves …

BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE: No matter which way Tuesday’s election is called, Kenneth Cole will be ready with a joke. The designer is planning to create two billboards in the New York area to reflect its outcome: If Kerry wins,…

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Retail

Clothestime Readies Comeback, Considering Wet Seal Locations

NEW YORK — Teen retailer Clothestime ceased operations early this year, but its new owner says the chain is ready to start ticking again and could actually begin picking off locations from distressed retailers, such as Wet…

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John Hoerner

Fashion Features

Tesco Tears Through U.K. Clothing Market

Clothing sales are going strong at Tesco, the fast-growing U.K. supermarket giant that plans international expansion.

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Target talks to the expanding leisure time enjoyed by the 40-plus crowd in this ad.

Fashion Features

Taking Stock of Baby Boomers

Marketing: Baby Boomers’ entrance into their next life stage could open the door for apparel marketers nimble enough to meet their varied needs.

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New Season striped cami and Lapis novelty skirt.

Fashion Features

L.A. Market Orders Flow for Upbeat Designs

LOS ANGELES — Most retailers attending Los Angeles market week embraced sunny, exuberant fashions and orders appeared brisk, hardly reflecting tumultuous times before a presidential election.

The five-day event at the California Market…

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TJMaxx

Business

Growth for Ross Stores, TJX Seen as Amazon-Proof

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Social Studies