Chargebacks Clamor: SEC Intensifies Probe Into Saks Fifth Avenue

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The SEC has begun a formal investigation into Saks Inc. for alleged improper collections of markdown allowances at its SFA unit.

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Chargebacks Clamor: SEC Intensifies Probe Into Saks Fifth Avenue

The SEC has begun a formal investigation into Saks Inc. for alleged improper collections of markdown allowances at its SFA unit.

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Ralph Lauren


Wall Street Weighs In on Ralph, Jones

Jones Apparel’s stock jumped and Polo Ralph Lauren’s fell as investors anticipated a big payout in the breach of contract suit between the firms.

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Sears Holdings Begins Trading

NEW YORK — Investors’ reactions to Wall Street’s newest retail behemoth, Sears Holdings Corp., was ho-hum.

Shares of the newly minted company lost 1.1 percent in the first day of trading on the Nasdaq exchange.


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Fashion Features

In Brief: Nike’s Spanish Victory … Tobe Expands Service

NIKE’S SPANISH VICTORY: Nike Inc. said Monday it has won back its trademark rights in Spain for apparel. The Spanish Supreme Court reversed its decision from 1999 that prevented Nike from selling clothing with the Nike name in…

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A rotor blisk, created for a rocket engine turbopump, is made with blades of triaxially braided carbon fiber integrally attached to a polar woven hub epoxy matrix.


To the Extreme

NEW YORK — Textiles are everywhere.

That’s the message Matilda McQuaid hopes to convey through her exhibition, “Extreme Textiles, Designing for High Performance,” on display April 8-Jan. 15, 2006, at the…

clock March 29, 2005Daniela Gilbert

The cover of Real Simple's first special issue.

Fashion Features

Memo Pad: Eyeing the Horizon … Guys Who Lunch … Endless Extensions …

EYEING THE HORIZON: The sight of a magazine executive dining out with a series of high-powered companions is usually no big thing. But for Steve Florio, who stepped down from running Condé Nast in early 2004, all…

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Kimberly Bini in Mon Atelier.


Bon Voyage

Sarah Paulson’s role in “The Glass Menagerie” is a dream come true … Cherry blossoms bring daydreams of summer in San Francisco.

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School of Rock

LOS ANGELES — Image might not be everything in rock ’n’ roll, but it’s pretty darn key. Few have created the visual lexicon of the genre better than Mick Rock. The still-lanky, London-born lensman’s images of rockers like…

clock March 29, 2005Rose Apodaca

Deshenka Wright's "Free Pritomonu."

Fashion Features

Down Under Design Takes Manhattan

Australian retailer Tsubi is opening its first U.S. store, in NoLIta, promising to change the landscape of the normally staid New York neighborhood.

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Medicea's Billionaire The Dream scent.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Italian Nightclub Inspires Scent

MILAN — After scoring big locally last year with the launch of a fragrance licensed by two of Italy’s favorite soccer stars, young Italian beauty company Medicea is back.

Its newest scent, a women’s fragrance called…

clock March 29, 2005Stephanie Epiro

Inside Des Kohan.

Fashion Features

Access Equaling Success for Kohan

Just two weeks after opening, the Des Kohan store in Los Angeles has gotten the attention of international clientele and editors from top glossies.

clock March 29, 2005Michelle Tyree

Lynx cat and leather jacket by Vito Nacci.

Fashion Features

Flocking to Milan for Stylish Furs

Italian furs have had a reality check, as sexy, tailored and wearable looks were heralded as the new directions at the latest edition of Mifur.

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An evening look.

Fashion Features

Victoria Royal Marks Golden Anniversary With Youthful Outlook

DALLAS — Victoria Royal could easily wax nostalgic about 50 years of making party dresses on Seventh Avenue, but company executives prefer to look ahead at how to bolster its $14 million business. Focusing on younger styles and evening…

clock March 29, 2005Rusty Williamson

Buyers at next week's Los Angeles International Textile Show may face higher prices from some vendors.

Fashion Features

Price Hikes Loom Over L.A. Show

LOS ANGELES — With the rise in the price of oil inflating the cost of everything from synthetic fibers to diesel fuel for delivery trucks, textile vendors are caught in a price squeeze.

As they prepared for next week’s Los Angeles…

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At Moda In, Gartex showed this cotton fabric, right, as well as a linen-rayon-spandex blend.


Italian Mills Focus on Luxe Looks

Italian fabric makers are focused on luxury and innovation to combat soft sales that have resulted from the strength of the euro against the dollar.

clock March 29, 2005Stephanie Epiro


Milan Fabric Megashow Set for Fall

MILAN — Four of Italy’s leading textile trade shows — Moda In, Ideacomo, Ideabiella and Shirt Avenue — plan to join forces this fall, running a combined show in Milan.

The idea of a combined show, which has been kicked…

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Sarah Crean, Edgar Romney and Bruce Raynor.


Miller for Garment Job Incentives

NEW YORK — City Council Speaker Gifford Miller, a Democratic candidate for New York mayor, said he would consider more zoning and tax incentives to retain garment-manufacturing jobs if he is elected.

Miller, who on Thursday night helped…

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