Fashion Versus Finance: Prada’s Bertelli Criticizes Analysts’ Numbers Game

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Patrizio Bertelli. president and ceo of Prada Holding NV, is no fan of the financial markets' focus on just the numbers, he has some big ones of his own mind when it comes to Jil Sander and its possible sale.

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Fashion Versus Finance: Prada’s Bertelli Criticizes Analysts’ Numbers Game

Prada ceo Patrizio Bertelli has gotten buyer interest in Helmut Lang and said he’d sell Jil Sander if the right offer came along.

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Memo Pad: Carbon Copy Blueprints

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In Brief: Polo Board Addition … De Beers Appointments … Fashion First For Thailand …

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

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Along with fellow politico Rep. Charles Rangel (D, N.Y.), Clinton was at MAC Cosmetics’ Harlem store.

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Tiffany 3Q Profits Rise 37%

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Obituary: Roswell Brayton Sr., Former Woolrich Chairman

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IMG, Lakme Create New Fashion Week in India

India will have a new fashion week next year, courtesy of IMG and local cosmetics brand Lakme.

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Celebrity debutantes at the Hotel de Crillon’s annual ball.

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Crouching Tiger

Actress Gong Li takes a villainous turn in “Memoirs of a Geisha.”

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Hotels Get More Fashionable

Two more fashion brands have jumped into the hotel business: Missoni and Byblos.

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Fed: Sales Rise Heading Into Holiday

Sales rose across much of the country from mid-October to mid-November, and inventories were generally in line, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, an anecdotal take on the state of the U.S. economy.

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Denim Dish: Return to Paradise … Vincent Commits to Cyn … Scanning the Perfect Fit

Seventies denim may conjure images of “Charlie’s Angels” and bell-bottoms, but Made in Heaven takes its cue from a simpler, more European interpretation of the decade.

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Inside the Juicy Couture store at NorthPark Center in Dallas.


Dallas Gets Juicy

Last month’s opening of a gumball-laden Juicy Couture store at the NorthPark Center here was the first of eight to 10 store openings in major U.S. cities planned within the next year, as well as three to five abroad.

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The head of Benjamin Franklin and an illustration of a Russian cargo ship adorn a new limited-edition line of cell phones designed by the six-member streetwear collective, The Retail Mafia.

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Michael Stars, the nearly 20-year-old T-shirt company many credit with giving birth to the trend for fitted Ts, is expanding its retail operation with two new stores.

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Speedo Suits Up For Winter Olympics

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Luna Rossa Apparel Sets Sail

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