Holiday Crystal Ball: Retailers See Upside At End of Volatile Year

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Overview

With two days to go before Black Friday, the mood at retail is pretty good, but not overwhelmingly bullish.

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In the holiday mood, at Lord & Taylor.

Retail

Holiday Crystal Ball: Retailers See Upside At End of Volatile Year

With two days to go before Black Friday, the mood at retail is pretty good, but not overwhelmingly bullish.

clock November 24, 2004David Moin

Financial

New York & Co. Posts Loss in Quarter

New York & Co. reported a loss in the third quarter due to charges related to its recent initial public offering.

clock November 24, 2004Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

In Brief: Tarrant’s Change … Mossimo Hire … J. Crew Takes Loan …

TARRANT’S CHANGE: Tarrant Apparel Group has amended its contract for the sale of its Mexican factories announced last August. The purchase price for the equipment and facilities of the affiliates of company shareholder Kamel Nacif will…

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Financial

Correction

Barneys New York posted a profit of $7.1 million in 2003. This was incorrect in a story in Tuesday’s paper.

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Financial

KarstadtQuelle Facing Potential Stalemate

A handful of shareholders could derail KarstadtQuelle’s $1.8 billion restructuring plan, forcing it into bankruptcy.

clock November 24, 2004Melissa Drier

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: ‘Tis the Season … Merci … Cat Fever …

’TIS THE SEASON: With the holidays getting into full swing, celebs have been hitting Henri Bendel. In the past week, Ashley Olsen was spotted in the Fifth Avenue store wearing a baseball hat and checking out the shoes, Hilary…

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Fashion Features

Prada Taps New Executives

Prada names new executives Carlo Mazzi, Donatello Galli, and Tomaso Galli.

clock November 24, 2004Amanda Kaiser

More than 5,000 people awaited the opening of Apple’s biggest flagship, a 24,000-square-foot store on London’s Regent Street.

Retail

Apple’s First European Flagship Draws Crowd

More than 5,000 people waited for the doors to swing open Saturday to Europe’s first Apple flagship in London.

clock November 24, 2004Samantha Conti

Sigourney Weaver

Fashion Features

Suzy

A Royal Split in England…Grimaldi Get-Together…Sir Paul Readying for Halftime…White House decor.

clock November 24, 2004Aileen Mehle

Barneys New York

Retail

Yuletime Show Biz

With nary a Santa in sight, several of New York’s major stores turned to Hollywood for their Christmas window inspiration.

clock November 24, 2004Melanie Kletter

A treatment room at Clarins’ new Macy’s counter.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Shiseido Counter Opens at Bloomingdale’s … Clarins Increases Space at Macy’s … ICR Said Lead Contender for Versace License …

Shiseido Counter Opens at Bloomingdale’s

NEW YORK — While Michael Gould is not sure Bloomingdale’s and Shiseido are twins separated by an ocean at birth, he’s certain both companies were born in 1872.

This…

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Fashion Features

Luxe Goods Sales Tied to Self-Image

NEW YORK — The value of luxury goods, whether a Viking stove, a Hermès Birkin bag or a Montblanc pen, is tied more to what they mean to the consumer rather than how they help people cook, look or write.

“Objects are no longer…

clock November 24, 2004Emily Holt

Yves Saint Laurent and Robert Wilson

Fashion Features

YSL Foundation Tells a ‘Fable’

PARIS — A hundred colorful illustrations inspired by Jean de La Fontaine’s “Fables” are the focus of a new exhibit at the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé Foundation here, opening to the public today.

Robert…

clock November 24, 2004Robert Murphy

Co-chairs Addy Fritzhand and Miriam Shiff.

Fashion Features

Fashionably Funding Diabetes Study

NEW YORK — The fashionable set turned out to help drum up funding for the Diabetes Research Institute this month at the seventh annual Fall Into Fashion luncheon.

Designer Pamela Dennis was honored during the event at Carlyle on the…

clock November 24, 2004Evan Clark

Fashion Features

FIG Sparkles and Shines

DALLAS — Buyers scouting out holiday immediates, resort and early spring styles kept showrooms humming at Fashion Industry Galleries, the boutique-style mart downtown here that features contemporary and bridge collections.

Retailers were…

clock November 24, 2004Rusty Williamson

Fashion Features

In The Middle: PVH Takes Aim … Licensing Jones …

PVH TAKES AIM: Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. said Tuesday it signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Arrow brand, which it already produces under license, from Cluett American Group for about $70 million. The firm picked up the license for the…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Richard Teale Lewis, 72

NEW YORK — Richard Teale Lewis, former president of woven bottoms producer Roydon Wear and chairman of Coordinated Apparel Group, died Nov. 12 at his home in Greenwich, Conn. He was 72.

The cause of death was respiratory failure,…

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Robert Graham’s women’s collection will feature contrasting patterns on the inside lining, cuffs and collars.

Fashion Features

Robert Graham’s Softer Side

NEW YORK — Robert Graham, a fixture in the men’s wear category, is launching a spring 2005 women’s collection designed by Robert Stock that is to hit specialty boutiques and department stores such as Fred Segal, Neiman Marcus,…

clock November 24, 2004Lauren DeCarlo

Retail

AE’s Bluenotes Sold to Michael Gold

American Eagle is selling its Bluenotes retail apparel business to Michael Gold, a Canadian retailer.

clock November 24, 2004Meredith Derby

Financial

Lower Sales Hamper Harold’s

NEW YORK — Slipping sales and higher costs deflated third-quarter results for Harold’s Stores Inc.

The Dallas-based upscale specialty retailer saw earnings plunge 56.8 percent to $272,000, or 4 cents a diluted share, for the three…

clock November 24, 2004Ross Tucker

A ship in the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach.

Textiles

Industry Fears Perfect Storm for Port Delays

LOS ANGELES — After struggling with delayed holiday season shipments of Asian-made goods because of port congestion, industry concern is mounting about the impact of the end of global apparel and textile quotas Jan. 1 on the ports of Los Angeles…

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Fashion Features

Lucky Gets Lucky at L.A. Fund-Raiser

LOS ANGELES — Lucky Brand Dungarees took in about $650,000 at its 8th Annual Black Tie & Jeans Gala fund-raiser with a little help from friends in high places.

Among the 740 guests at the event on Nov. 12 were Bobby Margolis, chairman and…

clock November 24, 2004Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Financial

American Independents Seek Classics at MVM

MILAN — U.S. buyers said Milano VendeModa remains a worthwhile stopover for retailers seeking quality classics in Milan, although buyers said special, show-stopping products are becoming harder to find.

“I bought fabulous white…

clock November 24, 2004Valerie Waterhouse

Tsimshatsui’s rooftop restaurant Hutong.

Fashion Features

Scene: A Bill of Goods … A Room With a View … Well Suited …

Downtime options from around the globe to check out during the trade show season.

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CPD and Paris Prêt à Porter organizers are working together to prevent conflicts due to the shows’ overlapping dates.

Fashion Features

Germany: The New and the Improved

Premier trade shows are in the works in Germany, but organizers of established fairs are bypassing innovations in favor of refining their presentations.

clock November 24, 2004Melissa Drier

The Pasarela Cibeles runway shows will welcome back presentations by regulars such as Miguel Palacio.

Fashion Features

Spain: Building Bridges

Spain’s trade fair organizers see potential in foreign markets for strengthening their global position.

clock November 24, 2004Barbara Barker

Fashion Features

England: Target Practice

British trade show organizers look beyond increasing traffic in favor of honing in on the right buyers for their exhibitor assortments.

clock November 24, 2004Nina Jones

Première Vision hopes to repeat the jump in American visitors that occurred at the last show.

Fashion Features

France: Capital Gains

Paris’ reputation for creative fashion is proving an asset to French trade fair producers.

clock November 24, 2004Robert Murphy

Moda In remains an independent textile show, but may soon join forces with other textile fairs under one banner.

Fashion Features

Italy: In the Shuffle

Italian trade fairs are mixing it up, changing dates and updating formats to better suit buyers’ needs.

clock November 24, 2004Amanda Kaiser

Yarn Expo organizers don’t anticipate that quota eliminations will immediately affect buyer traffic.

Textiles

Asia: Wait Control

Asia’s trade show organizers are keeping an eye out for the effects of quota elimination, and expect more demands on an already competitive sector.

clock November 24, 2004Vicki Rothrock

Mercedes Australian Fashion Week has set the bar, launching new talents such as Arabella Ramsay.

Fashion Features

Australia: Putting on the Glitz

Australia’s fashion giants are pulling out the stops to compete for buyer business.

clock November 24, 2004Vicki Rothrock

The Fur & Fashion Exhibition in Montreal continues to tout itself as the only luxury outerwear show in North America.

Fashion Features

Canada: Slow and Steady

Canada’s trade fair business is gradually gaining ground on the heels of a recovering economy.

clock November 24, 2004Brian Dunn

A runway look from Patachou por Tereza Santos, who is scheduled to return to the upcoming SPFW.

Fashion Features

Brazil: Creative Might

Brazil’s trade fair producers are promoting their country’s unique offerings to increase foreign buyer traffic.

clock November 24, 2004Michael Kepp

Fashion Features

Calendar

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JANUARY

7-9, Canada’s Bridal Show, Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto. Tel.:…

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