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Federated Stores, amid speculation that a resolution was near in merger talks with May Co., reported strong fourth-quarter and year-end results.

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Closing In on a Merger: Federated, May Co. Talks Intensify Over Final Price

Federated Stores, amid speculation that a resolution was near in merger talks with May Co., reported strong fourth-quarter and year-end results.

clock February 23, 2005David Moin and Vicki M. Young


Mall of Many Anchors

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — The 2.9-million-square-foot King of Prussia Plaza & Court here would be Exhibit A of the potential of a Federated-May merger.

The mall features Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor and…

clock February 23, 2005Amy S. Choi and Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

In Brief: Testoni Reacts … Schneider Joins Pringle … Burlington Taps Two …

TESTONI REACTS: Italian accessories brand A. Testoni is shifting responsibilities among its executives after Massimo Macchi, who was vice president of sales, merchandising and design, left to become chief executive officer of…

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Soccer star David Beckham and Coty’s Bernd Beetz.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Coty Scores Beckhams

After striking fragrance deals with many high-profile personalities, Coty Inc. aims to double its luck with celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham.

clock February 23, 2005Molly Prior

Carolina and Adriana Cisneros



Celebrating the U.S. publication of “Gustavo Cisneros: Pioneer” at MOMA … Dressing Camilla … Kate Winslet’s $100,000 bag.

clock February 23, 2005Aileen Mehle

Giorgio Armani

Fashion Features

Talking About That Evolution – Giorgio Armani, Pucci and Marni

Change is good. Giorgio Armani’s new design manifesto included great jackets and lots of black, while Christian Lacroix presented a daringly toned-down Pucci collection. Consuelo Castiglione, for her part, played with volume for Marni.

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The RuPaul Doll.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Russian Around … It’s A Girl … Editor Not At Large …

RUSSIAN AROUND: Vittorio Radice, who famously rejuvenated Selfridges, appears to be a applying his retail magic store by store in his post Marks & Spencer career. Having recently signed on as a nonexecutive…

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Anna Molinari

Fashion Features

Romantic Ideas – Anna Molinari, Menichetti, Borbonese, La Perla and Pollini by Rifat Ozbek

Lightweight fairy dresses, high-life ensembles, two-piece flapper frocks and Belle Epoque looks with a cheeky sexiness were all part of the mix as the fall collections season continued.

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Fashion Features

The Knitting Factory

Remember when knitwear presentations meant an endless variety of supersoft cashmere V-necks in more colors than can be found in a Baskin-Robbins display…

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Tisci’s fall invitation.

Fashion Features

The Tisci Touch

MILAN — Riccardo Tisci is the exception to the rule of struggling, young designers.

In a matter of months, Tisci has turned around his career, launching his namesake brand with the help of a group of Indian seamstresses and securing a…

clock February 23, 2005Luisa Zargani

Nigerian Fabrics and Fashions

Fashion Features

Harlem Holla

NEW YORK — Saturday night, in an unassuming brownstone on West 141st Street here, a bevy of buxom beauties strutted, swaggered, sashayed — you name it — dressed in nothing but frighteningly titillating underthings: an overly…

clock February 23, 2005Venessa Lau

A fall knit from Ralsey.

Fashion Features

Fall 2005: Beyond the Poncho

Picking up where the poncho left off, vendors said the sweater jacket is shaping up as a big trend this fall, along with crochet looks.

clock February 23, 2005Evan Clark

Gucci’s ad in the February issue of Out magazine is emblematic of much of fashion’s gay marketing to date, with characters whose sexual orientation is unclear.

Marketing and Promotion

Gay Marketing’s Warming Signals

The stage is set for more gay marketing plays in the year ahead.

clock February 23, 2005Valerie Seckler


Consumer Confidence Slips, But Results are Encouraging

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index slipped in February, although it was still better than anticipated and higher than a year ago.

clock February 23, 2005Vicki M. Young


World Bank Sees Industry Adaptation

GENEVA — The president of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn, brushed aside doom-and-gloom projections on Tuesday that apparel industries in small apparel-exporting nations will be wiped out by the intense competition of the post-quota…

clock February 23, 2005John Zarocostas

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Woolrich at 175: A Special Report

Like its Pennsylvania tuxedo — a black-and-red plaid hunting jacket that deer hunters wore with coordinating britches — Woolrich always has aimed to be purposeful in its 175-year history.

At first glance, the ensemble looks…

clock February 23, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

John Rich


Weaving History From 1830 to 2005

1830: The first Woolrich woolen mill is set up in Plum Run, Pa. Founder John Rich travels to logging camps selling fabric, socks and other sundries from a mule cart.

1845: Woolrich Mill moves to what is now…

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Fashion Features

The Female Factor

Despite its deep roots in rugged outdoorwear, Woolrich has managed to get in touch with its feminine side, producing women’s fashions that mix a lighter feel with the company’s signature rustic touch.

“Historically, we have…

clock February 23, 2005Evan Clark

Nicole Richie, spokeswoman for Bongo, in Bongo jeans and a Proenza Schouler top.

Fashion Features

Denim Dictates the Agenda at MAGIC

Buyers were practically waxing poetic at MAGIC International amid the abundance of embroidered, handcrafted and gypsy looks.

clock February 23, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller and Michelle Dalton Tyree

Kenzie Girl hoodie, Junk Food T-shirt and 575 denim skirt.

Fashion Features

From Punk to Contemporary

LAS VEGAS — Retailers in search of more unusual fare had a buffet of shows — from MAGIC’s funky, hip-hop-inspired Streetwear section and The Edge’s punk- and goth-inspired looks to splinter events such as Pool and Project…

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Fashion Features

Satellite Shows Reach for Stars

LAS VEGAS — Satellite shows were on the rise during MAGIC International.

At the WomenWear in Nevada event at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, where show directories ran out by 1 p.m. on Wednesday, co-organizer Jeff Yunis said…

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A rendering of The Collection at Chevy Chase.


Chasing Luxury in Washington

NEW YORK — Though metro Washington is filled with suburban malls and shopping areas like Georgetown, there is nothing to rival Rodeo Drive or Fifth Avenue.

Soon, however, the luxury landscape will change with the opening of The Collection…

clock February 23, 2005David Moin


Fossil 4Q Profits Up 29.6%

NEW YORK — Fossil Inc. reported a 29.6 percent increase in fourth-quarter profits and a 36.2 percent jump in earnings for the year because of strong worldwide sales in its accessories, jewelry and licensed-watch categories.

In the 13 weeks…

clock February 23, 2005Meredith Derby


Bluefly Narrows Loss in ’04

NEW YORK — A year after reporting its first profitable quarter, online retailer Bluefly Inc. stayed in the black during the fourth quarter and…

clock February 23, 2005Meredith Derby


Kenzo Takada Sues LVMH

PARIS — Kenzo Takada took LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to court Tuesday, claiming “abusive exploitation of his brand” and a breach of contract.

He’s suing LVMH for 18.4 million euros, or approximately $24.4…

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