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Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

clock 4hMiles Socha

Business

Prada Profits Slump 25% in H1

Revenues dropped 15 percent, despite the "first signs of improving trends in mainland China.”

clock 5hGordon Sirlisi

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 14hRachel Strugatz

Coach’s Pulling Power: Net Up 48.6% as Brand Eyes $2B in Sales in ’06

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Coach posted a 48.6 percent jump in fourth-quarter earnings on a 23.8 percent sales gain, with strength in same-store sales and new distribution.

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Financial

Coach’s Pulling Power: Net Up 48.6% as Brand Eyes $2B in Sales in ’06

Coach posted a 48.6 percent jump in fourth-quarter earnings on a 23.8 percent sales gain, with strength in same-store sales and new distribution.

clock August 3, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Beach Break

To the uninitiated, the punk quartet’s brand of acoustic aggression has but few similarities to the relaxed beach vibe stereotypical of the hang-10 sport.

clock August 3, 2005Venessa Lau

Memo Pad: Chickens, Toast and Peanut Butter … Cross Country

Like Sauron in “The Lord of the Rings,” American Media chief David Pecker continues to gather his minions to him.

clock August 3, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Textiles

Bush Signs CAFTA Pact

President Bush signed the Central American Free Trade Agreement into law after expending political capital to squeak out a victory in the House.

clock August 3, 2005Kristi Ellis

Financial

Adidas Said in Talks to Buy Reebok

News of a potential $3 billion deal was reported Tuesday by The Financial Times on its Web site.

clock August 3, 2005Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

In Brief: Foot Locker Stumble … Lawsuit Against Avon … Thai Fashion Spotlight

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

clock August 3, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obituary: Donald Brooks, a Creator of ‘America’s Look’

Donald Brooks, who helped create the “American Look” in fashion in the Fifties and Sixties, and then became a notable custom designer, has died.

clock August 3, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

Luxury Upgrade at NorthPark Center

The first phase of the $170 million expansion and renovation of NorthPark Center in Dallas will bring in several high-end stores new to Texas.

clock August 3, 2005Holly Haber and Amy S. Choi

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Kiehl’s Adds New Touches With Hong Kong Store … Vapro Names President for First American

Vapro International has appointed Gini Steinberg president of its New York-based subsidiary, First American Brands.

clock August 3, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Boutique Shows Tap Into Hot Trends

Boutique owners found a buffet of trends at the FAME, Moda Manhattan and Designers & Agents trade shows in New York.

clock August 3, 2005Julee Greenberg

Retail Features

Mango’s New Mission: North America

Spanish specialty chain Mango has begun its assault on North America with the opening of three stores in Toronto.

clock August 3, 2005Brian Dunn

Retail Features

Pushcart Echoes: Lower East Side Retail Rises

Like New York neighborhoods from SoHo to the Meatpacking District, the Lower East Side is reinventing itself thanks to a hot real estate market.

clock August 3, 2005Sharon Edelson

Retail Features

Sass & Bide Fete Opening Of First Freestanding Unit

On Friday night, the designers toasted their first freestanding boutique with a throng of stylish friends and fans.

clock August 3, 2005Patty Huntington

Textiles

Dock Gridlock Is Target as Imports Rise

The stakes are high for the apparel industry at the dual ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which process $200 billion of cargo annually.

clock August 3, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

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