Rate Bases Threatened As ABC Tightens Grip On Magazine Publishers

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"Confusion and panic," was how one circulation executive characterized the reaction of publishers to news issuing Tuesday from the ABC.

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In Brief: Strategic Fit … Versace In China … Federated’s New Financing …

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

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Rate Bases Threatened As ABC Tightens Grip On Magazine Publishers

“Confusion and panic,” was how one circulation executive characterized the reaction of publishers to news issuing Tuesday from the ABC.

clock July 20, 2005Jeff Bercovici

The August cover of Martha Stewart Living.


Memo Pad: Book Machers … The Tippling Point … Earnshaw’s Curfew

After 88 years in business, Earnshaw Publications Inc. has evidently shuttered its doors.

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Fashion Features

Gucci Appoints Lee CEO

Gucci named Mark Lee as its chief executive officer on Tuesday, making official what has been his de facto role since November.

clock July 20, 2005Miles Socha


Kahn Gets at Least $6.1M in May Exit

Gene Kahn’s golden parachute from May Department Stores Co. is worth at least $6.1 million and is laced with fringe benefits.

clock July 20, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz


Bloomingdale’s Spring Takes New Role

Bloomingdale’s senior executive vice president Tony Spring has been put in charge of stores, shopping services, visual and store design and planning.

clock July 20, 2005David Moin



Marylou Whitney’s and John Hendrickson’s annual Saratoga party is themed “A Night in Egypt” this year … Madonna jumps on a thoroughbred.

clock July 20, 2005Aileen Mehle

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Fashion First … Pool Party … Dress-Up Game

PlayStation addicts soon will be able to fire away more fashionably.

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Fashion Features

Latest CFDA Class Features Diversity And Young Talent

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has accepted 12 new members who represent the future.

clock July 20, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Woolrich's wool tweed knickers, wool, viscose and polyamide sweater and wool jacket.

Fashion Features

Good Sports

Brands from bygone eras are proving that a period of hibernation can lead to a fruitful awakening.

clock July 20, 2005Emilie Marsh

Looks from Rafaella Sportswear.

Fashion Features

Rafaella at 25: A New Chapter

After 25 years in business, Rafaella Sportswear has a fresh start, after Cerberus Capital Management bought 75 percent of the firm.

clock July 20, 2005Julee Greenberg

The ID Clare line features designs to attract a modern misses' shopper.

Fashion Features

Icelandic Design’s New Spring Declaration

Acknowledging that the sweater business isn’t just for the winter months, Longmont, Colo.-based Icelandic Design is launching ID Clare for spring 2006 selling.

clock July 20, 2005Julee Greenberg

Rep. Bill Thomas


Rep. Thomas Reaffirms Quick House Vote on CAFTA

House Ways & Means chairman Bill Thomas pledged to expedite legislative changes to CAFTA’s textile rule of origin, but after a House vote.

clock July 20, 2005Kristi Ellis and Evan Clark


Female Business Leaders Speak Out

The discussion at the Four Seasons here was presented by The Week and the The Conference Board.

clock July 20, 2005Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

Reebok Teams Up With Nelly

Reebok has signed a deal with three-time Grammy Award winner Nelly to partner on a collection of apparel, accessories and footwear, the company said Tuesday.

clock July 20, 2005Melanie Kletter

Items from Juice Beauty's Green Apple Skincare collection.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Skin Care Firm Turns Up the Juice … Markwins Files Lawsuit Against Mirage

Mirage Cosmetics president Chris Chon said the firm registered the Wild and Crazy trademark in 1997, and has distributed the line to various retail channels over the last eight years.

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Solar-powered traffic signs and a wind turbine at the new Wal-Mart in McKinney, Tex.


Wal-Mart Unveils Eco-Friendly Store Prototype

The 206,000-square-foot store here represents an effort by the company to refute criticism of its environmental record.

clock July 20, 2005Rusty Williamson

Fashion Features

Kappler Appointed CEO at Strenesse

Peter Kappler has been named chief executive officer of the Strenesse fashion house.

clock July 20, 2005Melissa Drier


Avon’s China Sales Decline 19%

Touting the triumphs and opportunities in emerging markets within Asia and Central Europe was more difficult than usual for Avon Products Inc.

clock July 20, 2005Amy S. Choi


Gap, Inter Parfums Confirm Venture

Gap Inc. today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Inter Parfums Inc.

clock July 20, 2005Michelle Tyree

Models get into the spirit at the Agent Provocateur party.

Fashion Features

Agent Provocateur Plays Party Games

If there was something of a “Desperate Housewives” theme at the Agent Provocateur lingerie and swim party here, so much the better for brand owners Serena Rees and Joseph Corre.

clock July 20, 2005Rose Apodaca


Dior Does Aspen in Different Style

A global approach is big in retailing, but Christian Dior knew acting locally was the only way when it came to reopening its Aspen boutique.

clock July 20, 2005Rose Apodaca


Guess Picks 2 Top Executives With Eye on Growth

Guess Inc. announced two new senior-level appointments on Tuesday that are intended to help boost the company’s global reach.

clock July 20, 2005Michelle Tyree


BCBG in Talks to Acquire Spanish Retailer

The acquisition of the company, which operates 55 stores in Spain, Portugal and Morocco, would constitute another major move for BCBG Max Azria.

clock July 20, 2005Lauren DeCarlo and Michelle Tyree

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