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Battling Counterfeiters: Divulging the Dangers Of $500B Global Industry

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Luxury firms joined forces with New York's Finest in reeducating the public about the negative impact of counterfeit goods.

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Samples of seized counterfeit goods.

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Battling Counterfeiters: Divulging the Dangers Of $500B Global Industry

Luxury firms joined forces with New York’s Finest in reeducating the public about the negative impact of counterfeit goods.

clock February 2, 2005Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Pilot Said Soaring to AEO

NEW YORK — Ken Pilot is leaving Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. and, according to sources, he’s en route to American Eagle Outfitters.

Sources said he will lead a new division there that’s under development. The unit will appeal to an…

clock February 2, 2005David Moin

Financial

Price a Problem in May-Federated Talks

NEW YORK — The price for May Department Stores Co. is rising and Federated Department Stores is not expected to make a deal anytime soon to buy the business, though negotiations are continuing, according to sources.

“It’s…

clock February 2, 2005David Moin

Financial

In Brief: Marionnaud Offer … Surf’s Up … On Target …

MARIONNAUD OFFER: A.S. Watson’s bid to take over Marionnaud Parfumeries kicked off Tuesday as its public offer got under way. The Autorité Marchés Financiers, France’s financial markets authority, approved A.S….

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Fashion Features

Judith Leiber Names Hal Kahn Chairman

NEW YORK — Maggy Siegel, president and chief executive officer of Judith Leiber LLC, is stepping down as chairman and will be replaced by Hal Kahn, former chairman and ceo of Macy’s East.

Siegel will retain her role as president and…

clock February 2, 2005Emily Holt

Paris Hilton models The Hollywood Prescription two-step Lip Treatment.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Paris Planning to Expand Horizons

Paris Hilton is going to be learning several new positions this year – those of licensing powerhouse, big-screen star and product spokeswoman.

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Financial

Quota Savings May Fall Short

The price cuts expected to come from the end of the global quota system haven’t been as steep as importers thought, an AAFA panel said.

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People

Suzy

Laying down the Law. Jude that is … Cher says she’s ending her long-running “Farewell Never Can Say Goodbye” tour.

clock February 2, 2005Aileen Mehle

Dolce & Gabbana’s jewel-embroidered, viscose and wool coat, silk and Lycra dress and shoes.

Fashion Features

Getting a Jump on Fall

Long skirts, slouchy pants, military jackets and fur-trimmed items are some of the early winners with stores shopping for pre-fall.

clock February 2, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Nicolas Ghesquière

Fashion Features

Puff Piece

PARIS — He’s experimented with down outerwear before, so Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière knew exactly what to do when Moncler approached him to do a joint label for next season. His luxurious vests — one with a hood,…

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Nathalie Rykiel

Fashion Features

Rykiel Looks to Keep Her ‘Woman’ Satisfied

PARIS — Nathalie Rykiel has a statue of Sigmund Freud on her desk. But that doesn’t mean the creative director of her family-owned fashion firm has a complex about working in the shadow of her iconic mother, Sonia Rykiel.

In fact,…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Degrees of Separation … A Suzy Q … Grace Notes …

DEGREES OF SEPARATION: Jil may have left Sander, and Helmut may have left Lang, but fear not: There is no risk of Azzedine Alaïa leaving his fashion house. “It’s going very…

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Fashion Features

Joseph A. Super-Sizes

NEW YORK — Joseph A. is taking a swing at special sizes and expects to succeed by virtue of its follow-through.

“It’s always been treated as a stepchild,” said founder and chief executive officer Elan Eliau, referring to…

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Fashion Features

Bumming Around Again

Bum Equipment is reinvigorating its image with an advertising campaign featuring modern people in retro scenes.

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Retail

Levi’s Taps Chief Financial Officer

NEW YORK — Levi Strauss & Co. on Tuesday named Hans Ploos van Amstel as its next chief financial officer.

He succeeds Jim Fogarty, a managing director with turnaround firm Alvarez & Marsal, who stepped in as Levi’s cfo in…

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Fashion Features

2 Teams + 1 Super Bowl = $5.6B Retail

Consumers will spend about $5.6 billion prepping for Super Sunday on everything from jerseys and caps to high-definition TVs and salsa.

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Andrea Jung

Beauty Features

Avon Profits Surge in Quarter, Year

NEW YORK — With a 27.3 percent gain in 2004 earnings and a fourth-quarter profit increase of 10.5 percent, Avon Products Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Andrea Jung made good on a prediction she made last April when she said the year…

clock February 2, 2005Meredith Derby

Richard Buckley

Fashion Features

Buckley Resigns From Vogue Hommes

PARIS — Richard Buckley, editor in chief of Vogue Hommes International since 1999, has resigned from the magazine he made synonymous with smart, themed issues and controversial fashion shoots depicting men in lipstick, cavorting with prostitutes…

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Downtown Los Angeles.

Retail

Downtown L.A. Gets With It

Demographic data reveals downtown Los Angeles is undergoing dramatic revitalization and is poised for major residential and retail growth.

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Eres founder Irene Leroux in the Rodeo Drive store.

Retail

Rodeo Drive Lures Eres

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — With its mostly glorious weather, fixation on the body beautiful and wealthy shoppers, the Los Angeles region was a natural choice for a freestanding store for upscale French swimwear and lingerie brand, Eres.

The…

clock February 2, 2005Kavita Daswani

Legal

Legal Briefs

NEW YORK — Gianni Versace SpA’s more than eight-year battle against Alfredo Versace moved a step closer to conclusion last week, with a Manhattan federal court judge coming out strongly in the designer’s…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Claudio Buziol

MILAN — Claudio Buziol, president of Fashion Box Group, which produces the Replay denim and sportswear brand, was found dead on Monday at his home in Asolo, Italy.

Buziol, 47, died of a heart attack, the company said.

Together with…

clock February 2, 2005Luisa Zargani

Financial

Uemura Named Kashiyama President

TOKYO — Onward Kashiyama named Shigeru Uemura, a member of its board of directors, as its president.

Takeshi Hirouchi, the current president, will assume the post of chairman and the current chairman, Akira Baba, will assume the post of…

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Minkoff to Offer Self-Checkout Option at SoHo Store

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