Federated’s Future: Lundgren Sets Blueprint for Faster Growth

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Federated's Terry Lundgren has a plan that includes a simpler pricing strategy and turning all regional stores into Macy's and Bloomingdale's.

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Terry Lundgren with fiancée Tina Stephan.


Federated’s Future: Lundgren Sets Blueprint for Faster Growth

Federated’s Terry Lundgren has a plan that includes a simpler pricing strategy and turning all regional stores into Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s.

clock January 20, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

In Brief: Gap Debt Upgrade … Gaultier Cuts

GAP DEBT UPGRADE: Fitch Ratings upgraded its debt rating on Gap Inc.’s senior unsecured notes to “BBB-” from “BB+” with a stable rating outlook. Reflecting the company’s improvements in merchandise…

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Dior Pure Poison helped boost the perfume and cosmetics division.

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Vuitton Bullish as Sales Rise 2.2%

LVMH posted a strong finish to a banner year, achieving a 2.2 percent increase in fourth-quarter sales to 3.87 billion euros.

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Rendering of the Playboy prototype store.


Playboy’s New Homes: Vegas, Down Under

NEW YORK — Playboy Enterprises Inc., which now has an appetite for luxury goods and fashion as well as Bunnies, is expanding its retail presence with two new licensed stores slated to open for fall.

The stores, in Las Vegas and Melbourne,…

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Patricia Stensrud

Fashion Features

Stensrud to Tommy

NEW YORK — Patricia Stensrud has taken the reins at Tommy Hilfiger USA Inc. as president of women’s and special sizes.

Stensrud succeeds Christa Michalaros, who resigned earlier this month as president of women’s sportswear…

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Julie Taras and Tasha Garcia


One Giant Leap

Breaking bread with chefs Julie Taras and Tasha Garcia of Little Giant.

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Darcy Miller in Vera Wang with the designer.


Wedding Belle

A trendy scoop.

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Jamee Gregory’s postcard from Chicago

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Marchesa designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman.

Fashion Features

Red-Carpet Rescue

LOS ANGELES — When Cate Blanchett required a dress for the Rome premiere of Martin Scorcese’s Oscar contender, “The Aviator,” in early January, designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig — the London duo behind the…

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Miss Sixty’s “J Lot” style is ultratight with a straight zippered leg.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Euro Brands Move On … L.E.I’s Spring Fling … Avondale Restarts …

European brands are conjuring up new shapes to battle the low-rise flood … L.E.I.’s Spring Fling … Avondale Restarts Operations …

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Florals and dots made a splash on swimsuits.

Fashion Features

Boho Chic Rides Surf Expo Wave

While the legacy of four hurricanes still plagues Florida retailers, Surf Expo managed to tread water, based on the appeal of surf-inspired apparel.

clock January 20, 2005Georgia Lee

Gallaz sweatshirt, Matix top, hurley shorts and volcom hat.

Fashion Features

Fashion Steps Forward at ASR

Revved-up fashion, consolidation and hints of seasonal confusion highlighted the ASR trade show at the San Diego Convention Center.

clock January 20, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller and Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Sidelines: Glowing Show … Adidas Soccer Deal

GLOWING SHOW: The new Glow show at the California Market Center tried to create a tranquility atmosphere with incense, muted lighting and complimentary Red Flower tea provided by Breathe magazine.

There were 26 lifestyle…

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Fashion Features

Vendors’ Market Caps

The 10 firms with the biggest increases in market capitalization for 2004.

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Catherine Reynolds and Lady Booth

Fashion Features

Bush’s Second Time Around

This week’s inaugural festivities marking the start of President Bush’s second term.

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Audrey Quock

Fashion Features

Victoria’s Secret Hit With ‘Sexy’ Suit

NEW YORK — Model Audrey Quock, a regular in Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue, and her publicist filed suit against Victoria’s Secret over the right to use the words “Sexy Little Things.”

According to a…

clock January 20, 2005Ross Tucker


Apparel Prices See Deep Drop

Retail prices for women’s apparel fell by 2.8 percent in December, reflecting deep discounting for the holidays, the Consumer Price Index revealed.

clock January 20, 2005Kristi Ellis


Fed Report: Job Gains Boost Economy

Economic activity expanded from late November though early January, spurred by job growth and modest sales gains, according to the Beige Book.

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Reebok is offering Lip Smackers with some of its sneaker styles.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Annual Earnings Soft at Douglas Perfumeries … Lancome Adds to Celebrity Stable … A Lip-Smacking Treat From Reebok

Annual Earnings Soft at Douglas Perfumeries

BERLIN — Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization were flat at Douglas Perfumeries for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30. EBITDA for Douglas…

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Kirsten Dunst

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Diamond Days … Ross Back on Board … Twenties Something

DIAMOND DAYS: Nicole Miller, Jeffrey Chow, Pamela Dennis and Alice Roi are putting the finishing touches on one-of-a-kind diamond-encrusted wraps to be unveiled during next month’s Oscar festivities. At work on a…

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Pataki’s Budget Proposes Delay of Sales-Tax Repeal

New York Gov. George E. Pataki proposed delaying the state’s elimination of the sales tax on apparel and footwear in his 2005 budget address.

clock January 20, 2005Carol Breen


ILO Study Finds 1M Jobs Lost as Result of Tsunami

GENEVA — The International Labor Organization estimates that one million people lost their jobs in Indonesia and Sri Lanka because of the tsunami last month.

The group suggested in a report released Wednesday that as many as 60 percent of…

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