Coach’s Green Spring: Profits Shoot Up 53% in First Quarter

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Coach posted double-digit gains for the third quarter and nine months, but there are signs that sales are shifting to off-price from full-price stores.

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Coach’s Green Spring: Profits Shoot Up 53% in First Quarter

Coach posted double-digit gains for the third quarter and nine months, but there are signs that sales are shifting to off-price from full-price stores.

clock April 27, 2005Vicki M. Young

Chloe whose runway look is shown here, helped boost Richemont sales.


Richemont Sales Up 10.1%

A strong pickup in Asia and continued strength in Europe led Richemont’s sales to a 10 percent rise to $4.88 billion for the year ended March 31.

clock April 27, 2005Miles Socha


Wal-Mart Challenged on Women’s Pay

WASHINGTON — Wal-Mart chief executive officer Lee Scott might not be a mother, but a group of lawmakers signed a Mother’s Day card imploring him to better compensate the company’s nearly 700,000 women…

clock April 27, 2005Evan Clark

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MS Event Raises $2.7 Million

CENTURY CITY, Calif. —  The worlds of music, Hollywood, society and Seventh Avenue combined for a sweet synergy Friday night at the 12th Annual Race to Erase MS, held at the Westin Century Plaza Hotel here.

The gala, the queen bee…

clock April 27, 2005Marcy Medina


Neiman’s Bidding Nears End

The bidding on the Neiman Marcus Group is now expected to be done by Friday, and it seems the price tag will come in at the high end of estimates.

clock April 27, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

In Brief: Growth Spurt … Tarrant’s Exchange … Rising Port …

GROWTH SPURT: Olive & Bette’s Columbus Avenue location in New York has almost tripled in size. Having purchased the space next door (which was formerly Original Leathers), Stacey Pecor’s boutique at 252 Columbus Avenue…

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VF Net Hits $122.9M in Qtr.

Soaring sales of outdoor apparel helped VF Corp. to an 18.3 percent earnings gain in the first quarter as sales gained 9 percent to $1.56 billion.

clock April 27, 2005Ross Tucker


USTR Nominee Recommended

The Senate Finance Committee gave the nod to Rep. Rob Portman to be U.S. Trade Representative, but his full Senate confirmation faces a hurdle.

clock April 27, 2005Kristi Ellis

Evelyn Lauder



Two parties back-to-back packed the Waldorf Astoria’s grand ballroom … Prince Ernst checks into a clinic … Everybody’s having a baby.

clock April 27, 2005Aileen Mehle


Consumer Confidence Slips for Third Straight Month in April

Consumer confidence fell for a third consecutive month in April, as weak income growth in a tight job market dimmed the outlook.

clock April 27, 2005Meredith Derby


Puma Profit Rises 13.5%

Bolstered by solid footwear and apparel sales, Puma AG said Tuesday that net profits for the first quarter ended March 31 rose 13.5 percent to 90.9 million euros.

clock April 27, 2005Emilie Marsh

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Gaining a Foothold

GAINING A FOOTHOLD: We’ve heard of shoes to match the outfit, but how about an outfit to match the shoes? Joseph Thimister, Charles Jourdan’s newly appointed creative director, plans to create a line of…

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Peter Boneparth and students from the Global Enterprise Academy in the Bronx, where he served as principal for the day.

Fashion Features

It’s Academic at Jones

Having dressed countless teachers in classic tweeds and comfortable shoes, Jones Apparel Group is now reaching out to give them a helping hand.

clock April 27, 2005Evan Clark

Two mannequins wearing the T-shirts.

Fashion Features

Road Testing T-shirts

Everyone knows that the Web can be a great tool in selling hip fashions, but SkinnyCorp has found it also may be a good place to design and market-test new looks.

clock April 27, 2005Andrew LaVallee

A University of Arkansas pullover from the Lady Vesi line.

Fashion Features

Two New College-Branded Lines Get Female Twist

The Cincinnati-based sportswear company’s Lady Vesi and Crable for Her lines will hit stores in late August and early September, offering upscale college-branded apparel tailored specifically for women.

clock April 27, 2005Ross Tucker

Augusto Mazzolari and Antonella Mandelli

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Mazzolari’s Formula: Diversify and Expand … Self Honors Beauty’s Healthiest … Oriflame Earnings Rise 22 Percent

Mazzolari’s Formula: Diversify and Expand
MILAN — Mazzolari is taking a holistic approach to beauty.

To help keep its sales momentum going, the five-door Italian perfumery’s executives continuously tweak…

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Stella and Adidas Go Trekking for Fall

With its U.S. and Japanese spring debut a sellout, new activewear label Adidas by Stella McCartney, has great expectations for its second season.

clock April 27, 2005Ellen Burney

Helena Christensen

Fashion Features

Helena Christensen as Designer Retailer

NEW YORK — It’s two o’clock on Tuesday afternoon and Helena Christensen is furiously steaming clothes. The Danish supermodel doesn’t usually find herself on this side of the steaming machine — at fashion shows, the…

clock April 27, 2005Sharon Edelson

Fernando Sanchez

Fashion Features

Sanchez in Coat Deal With Virany

The deal is part of a licensing strategy that World Marketing and designer Fernando Sanchez plan to expand into other areas, including accessories and home furnishings, said Sanchez.

clock April 27, 2005Karyn Monget

A Ramosport by Jean Colonna satin coat.

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Colonna Moonlights for Ramosport

Once dubbed “the king of downtown Paris chic,” Colonna is using his signature edginess in the minicollection.

clock April 27, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

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Dior Opening at Wynn Resort

The new 3,900-square-foot Christian Dior flagship at the $2.7 billion Wynn Las Vegas resort and casino is set to open on Thursday.

clock April 27, 2005Michelle Tyree


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