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Speculation Grows About Baker's Chase for Neiman's

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

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Fashion

Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

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Fashion

Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

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Luxe’s Winning Strategy: Neiman Marcus Profits Climb 19.3% in Quarter

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Overview

Neiman Marcus Group saw second-quarter profits rise 19 percent to $70.6 million, as sales gained 7.7 percent to $1.13 billion from $1.05 billion.

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Fashion Features

Pump Up the Volume: Top 20 New York Fashion Week designers’ fall collections by page views.

For many designers, it was all about volume in New York. Style.com has provided the top 20 designers with the most page views following the first 12 days they were posted. Though late for his own show, Marc Jacobs nabs the top spot for the third year…

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Financial

Luxe’s Winning Strategy: Neiman Marcus Profits Climb 19.3% in Quarter

Neiman Marcus Group saw second-quarter profits rise 19 percent to $70.6 million, as sales gained 7.7 percent to $1.13 billion from $1.05 billion.

clock March 3, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

In Brief: All in the Family … Wristband Fakes Grabbed … Dillon Moves Up

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Family Dollar Stores Inc. plans to invest about $60 million and create 465 jobs at the Griffiss Business & Technology Park in Rome, N.Y. Construction is expected to begin in late spring for the discount…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

A pair of tights was incorrectly captioned to Levante on Monday. They should have been credited to Jonathan Aston.

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Renée Zellweger’s jewelry at the Oscars was by Cartier. The credit was omitted in Tuesday’s WWD.

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Financial

Liz Profits Rise but Wall Street Unsatisfied

Liz Claiborne turned in fourth-quarter profits of $82.7 million, a 13 percent increase, but couldn’t keep Wall Street happy, as the stock dropped.

clock March 3, 2005Evan Clark

Retail Features

Ann Taylor Stores Taps Two

NEW YORK — Ann Taylor Stores Corp. has promoted two insiders to top-level product jobs, completing new management structures at the divisions.

At the Ann Taylor Stores division, Adrienne Lazarus was named executive vice president of…

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Financial

American Eagle Sees Double-Digit Growth

Healthy full-priced selling propelled American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s strong fourth-quarter and year-end profits, and boosted sales to double-digit percentage gains.

clock March 3, 2005Meredith Derby

Retail Features

Valentino Walks Down the Aisle

NEW YORK — Over the years Valentino has flirted with creating a wedding dress collection in addition to the one-off couture gowns he does for stars and socialites. Now he’s ready to take the plunge.

Starting in December, more…

clock March 3, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail Features

Clearly Wonderbra Hoopla at Macy’s

NEW YORK — Hollywood stylist Philip Bloch succinctly explained the Wonderbra mantra amid the fanfare for its latest incarnation at Macy’s Herald Square.

“The great thing is you can get this red carpet cleavage without going…

clock March 3, 2005Karyn Monget

Retail Features

Kellwood Execs Spice Up Bill Burns

NEW YORK — Barbara Cavanagh had an epiphany of sorts in September.

En route from Paris to Première Vision, it became clear to Kellwood New England’s president that the bridge customer and her shopping patterns had changed…

clock March 3, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Sleeping Beauties – Viktor & Rolf

The Paris ready-to-wear shows continued, as Viktor & Rolf strutted their stuff (to the tune of Tori Amos) down the runways.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Snow White … Hair Apparent … Where’s Tommy? …

SNOW WHITE: Karl Lagerfeld may have had an early call Wednesday morning for his Lagerfeld Gallery show at 10:30. But, of course, the busiest man in fashion had accomplished plenty before that. Awakening to a blanket…

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Fashion Features

Coat Tales – Lagerfeld Gallery and Jean Paul Gaultier

Karl Lagerfeld’s toppers for Lagerfeld Gallery came in shearling or lavished with fur, while Jean Paul Gaultier showed terrific toggle numbers, trenches and coat dresses.

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Fashion Features

The Latest From Lanvin

PARIS — Alber Elbaz has expensive taste in office furniture.

Last summer, when the time came to buy new tables for Lanvin’s showrooms on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the designer chose a model way beyond the house’s…

clock March 3, 2005Miles Socha

Fashion Features

It’s All in the Details – Emanuel Ungaro, Costume National, Sophia Kokosalaki, Andrew Gn, Rick Owens and Issey Miyake

Whether it was a matter of using rich trims, such as passementerie, lace and fur or special techniques, like puckering and making indentations, it was the distinctive details designers chose that created their most memorable looks.

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Fashion Features

A Little Night Magic

There’s no generation gap in terms of fashion tastes chez Georgina Brandolini. “Even my own daughters tell me it’s sexy,” the designer says of her latest line of mostly cashmere evening sweaters, which she is showing this week…

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish: People’s Liberation for Denim … Another Round in Seven Court Squabble … The Clean Game …

Novel Denim goes private … People’s Liberation for denim … No carbon copy here … The ongoing legal battle over Seven.

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Fashion Features

Goldschmied’s Gold Rush

LOS ANGELES — Denim doyen Adriano Goldschmied couldn’t stay away from the jeans business for long.

The designer, who sold out of his last brand in September, is back with a new line, called GoldSign, that intends to tap into what he…

clock March 3, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Fashion Features

Even in the Snow, Coterie Delivers

NEW YORK — Despite some citings of slow traffic, most exhibitors at The Fashion Coterie were pleased with the pace of business.

Produced by ENK International, the Fashion Coterie was held at The Show Piers here at Piers 90, 92 and 94. It…

clock March 3, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

The Train Pulls Into Gotham

NEW YORK — The Train is picking up steam.

Begun last September, The Train was back at the Terminal Stores in West Chelsea with 70 apparel, footwear and accessories vendors, an increase of 10 from the previous event. The show ran Saturday…

clock March 3, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Spyder Aims for New Peaks

Spyder Active Sports, with the backing of Apax Partners, is readying for major expansion in the ski industry and beyond.

clock March 3, 2005Dawn S. Kissi

Fashion Features

Skiwear Gets Lift From Designers

NEW YORK — The ski industry is getting a shot of fashion glam for fall, as companies team with big-name designers to create special collections.

Burton Snowboards is collaborating with British designer Sir Paul Smith, Moncler has tapped…

clock March 3, 2005Melanie Kletter

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Consumer Division Sales Increase at Beiersdorf … Givaudan Sales Gain in 2004 … Inter Parfums Forms Two Divisions

Consumer Division Sales Increase at Beiersdorf

BERLIN — Sales volume of Beiersdorf’s cash cow, Nivea, increased 4.4 percent on a currency-adjusted basis to 2.73 billion euros, or $3.57 billion at average exchange,…

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Fashion Features

The Lure of Creativity

NEW YORK — When fashion competes with iPods and flat-screen TVs for the consumer’s attention, it takes a little more creativity than usual to emerge a winner.

Several exhibitors at the Atelier Designers, Pacific Designer Collection…

clock March 3, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Price is Paramount at Shows

NEW YORK — Even women shopping for $3,000 evening gowns are apparently pinching pennies.

At least, that was the consensus among resources at two hotel trade shows — Designers at the Essex House and International American Designers…

clock March 3, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail Features

Thomas Pink Follows the Sun

NEW YORK — Thomas Pink, the London-based shirtmaker, is moving into sunnier states.

The company will open stores in Los Angeles and Bal Harbour, Fla., in June, upping its store count in the U.S. to 15.

Staffers in the new stores…

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Financial

Chico’s FAS Keeps Rolling

NEW YORK — Women’s specialty retailer Chico’s FAS had another record quarter and full year and has plans to open more than 100 stores.

The Fort Myers, Fla.-based company on Wednesday reported double-digit percentage increases…

clock March 3, 2005Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

Donna Hanover’s Tale: Love Reunited

NEW YORK — Donna Hanover is proof that life takes interesting twists.

Hanover, the first lady of New York City from 1994 to 2001, lived though a high-profile marriage and divorce to former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and has learned some…

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People

Cause Celeb

The presence of Tom Ford helped make Saks Fifth Avenue’s Unforgettable Evening a night to remember … Staging “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”

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People

The Art of the Con

NEW YORK — Though the new Broadway musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” based on the 1988 movie featuring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, takes place up and down the Côte d’Azur, scenic designer David Rockwell had no…

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