A Makeover at Hilfiger: Restructuring Wholesale And Evaluating H’s Future

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Tommy Hilfiger Corp. laid off 100 employees as part of a $40 million cost-cutting initiative intended to streamline and reposition its U.S. businesses.

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Tommy Hilfiger at “The Cut” audition.

Fashion Features

A Makeover at Hilfiger: Restructuring Wholesale And Evaluating H’s Future

Tommy Hilfiger Corp. laid off 100 employees as part of a $40 million cost-cutting initiative intended to streamline and reposition its U.S. businesses.

clock January 24, 2005Lisa Lockwood

Sen. Charles Schumer


Schumer Proposes China Tariff Bill

Sen. Charles Schumer said he will introduce legislation with Sen. Lindsey Graham that would apply a 27.5 percent tariff to all imports from China.

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: Paris Haute Couture Collections (through Wednesday).

Tuesday: Coach Inc. reports second-quarter sales and earnings.

The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for…

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Fashion Features


Emma Bunton was wearing Earnest Sewn’s cotton denim “Hefner 02” jeans on Wednesday. The resource was incorrect.

DeBeers/LVMH has donated more than $100,000 to AmFar in the past two years. The amount was incorrect in a Fashion…

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Isabelle Guichot

Fashion Features

Gucci Group Grabs Guichot

Gucci Group ceo Robert Polet went hunting for talent at another luxury rival, plucking Isabelle Guichot from Richemont to help tackle his strategic plan.

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A pink version of the Lady Dior was a bestseller.


Dior’s Income on the Rise

Demonstrating accelerating profitability, Christian Dior said Friday its 2004 operating income is forecast to rocket 25 percent to 50 million euros.

clock January 24, 2005Miles Socha

Coach’s $68 case for the iPod Mini.


IPods Dress for Success

NEW YORK — For the uberhip, owning an iPod is so 2004. What’s hot now is dressing up the little darlings.

Accessorizing an iPod in a fashionable, customized (and protective) case wraps the inherent prestige of owning Apple’s…

clock January 24, 2005Meredith Derby


Richemont Sales Up 9% in Q3

A pickup in European sales, growth in the U.S. and a solid performance at Cartier drove sales at Richemont up 9 percent in the third quarter.

clock January 24, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Separation Anxiety … Galaxy Quest … Beauty Fashion …

SEPARATION ANXIETY: It looks like tensions between Helmut Lang and Prada Group could see a denouement as early as today, with the designer departing. A source in Europe said Friday that Prada chief Patrizio…

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I, Claudia

Talking with screen icon Claudia Cardinale about her latest projects

clock January 24, 2005Chantal Goupil



They Are Wearing

What the Republican women wore

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Catherine Zuber’s sketch for “Little Women”: Beth.


Marching On

The ageless inspiration of “Little Women.”

clock January 24, 2005Marshall Heyman

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Fashion Features

Giorgio de Paris

“I’m used to challenges,” Giorgio Armani says of his latest endeavor, the Armani Prive couture collection he will show in Paris today.

clock January 24, 2005Alessandra Ilari

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Natori Launches ‘Soft Dressing’

NEW YORK — The new Josie Natori Collection label introduced for fall-holiday selling is being marketed as contemporary, comfortable “soft dressing” intended for sophisticated sportswear customers.

The concept of the line,…

clock January 24, 2005Karyn Monget

A signature pajama set by Derek Rose.


NAP and Derek Rose Come Together in the Boudoir

NAP Inc. has signed a joint venture with Derek Rose Ltd. to sell a line of sleepwear, robes, at-homewear and underwear in the U.S.

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Beamon’s enamel and bead necklace.

Fashion Features

New Trends Blossom for Spring

Score one for the counterculture: Preppy has gone bohemian, as in nature-inspired jewelry, ethnic tunics and braided belts.

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A selection of pins.


Jewelry Joins Club Monaco

NEW YORK — Club Monaco is shedding its black-and-white image with a new line of jewelry that would do any Crayola box proud.

This spring, the company is adding affordable baubles to its existing mix of accessories, including handbags,…

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Alice Roi

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Alice Roi Has a Fuzzy Feeling

NEW YORK — Something about fashion week forces designer Alice Roi to venture into new areas of her life and work.

Last season it was her fiancé’s doing, when he used models carrying signs to propose marriage. This time…

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The Gates socks.


Gates Open for Souvenir Socks

NEW YORK — Good walking shoes are essential for touring “The Gates,” the latest exhibit from artists Jeanne-Claude and Christo that extends along 23 miles of footpaths in New York’s Central Park. So it seems appropriate that a…

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Stephen Dweck

Fashion Features

Inspired by the L Train

NEW YORK — Subway rides might become a little more pleasant for those who harbor a special interest in fashion and accessories.

As part of the subway’s 100th anniversary this year, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York…

clock January 24, 2005Marc Karimzadeh


WWD Stock Index Takes Dive

NEW YORK — Talks of a merger between Federated Department Stores Inc. and May Department Stores Co. had retail investors in a tizzy last week as the sector undulated from the news.

But by Friday, investors…

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A look at the fragrance finder at Sephora.com.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Sephora Site Sets Olfactory Database … Sundance: A Beauty Showcase

Sephora Site Sets Olfactory Database

PARIS — Michael Edwards, author of the “Fragrances of the World” print and online compendium, is poised to help Sephora customers wade through the flood tide of scents….

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Peter Boneparth


Jones Cuts 4Q Guidance

NEW YORK — The ghost of the Christmas just past visited Jones Apparel Group’s bottom line.

With higher markdowns and more off-price selling than expected, the vendor reduced fourth-quarter guidance Friday.

Earnings for the…

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Modernizing but maintaining the look: Renderings of NorthPark’s expansion.


Revamped NorthPark Looks to Join Billionaire Club

NEW YORK — Through a two-year, $170 million expansion and renovation, NorthPark Center in Dallas hopes to join a very exclusive club — malls that generate more than $1 billion in annual volume.

Only a handful of U.S. shopping…

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Kelli and Allen Questrom


Retail’s Hall of Famers

NEW YORK — Allen Questrom, Leonard Riggio, Gordon Segal and the late Sam Walton and the late Stanley Marcus last week became the first inductees into the new Retailing Hall of Fame.

The award ceremony, held Jan. 16 at Cipriani 42nd Street…

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Europe Watch: American in Paris … Alpine Slide

AMERICAN IN PARIS: California is giving finicky French fashionistas a good-old taste of U.S. style via American Apparel. After putting its stamp on Germany and England last year, the Los Angeles-based manufacturer and retailer of…

clock January 24, 2005Emilie Marsh


Hardy Shoppers Brave First Blizzard of 2005

The first major blizzard of 2005 didn’t discourage a few hardy souls seen shopping on 34th Street early Sunday afternoon.

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