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Growing in the East: Saks, Gap Sign Deals To Open Asian Stores

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Saks Fifth Avenue is close to signing a deal to open a licensed store in Shanghai, while Gap Inc. said its first franchise agreement, which will see the opening of up to 30 Gap and Banana Republic stores by 2010 in Singapore and Malaysia, has been signed.

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Growing in the East: Saks, Gap Sign Deals To Open Asian Stores

Saks is near a deal to open a Shanghai store, and Gap Inc. said it will open franchise units for Gap and Banana Republic in Singapore and Malaysia.

clock January 19, 2006David Moin

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Wintour to Attend London Fashion Week

British designers soon will be granted one of their long-held wishes: Anna Wintour, the English editor of American Vogue, will attend the upcoming London Fashion Week.

clock January 19, 2006Samantha Conti


George Jones Said Eyeing Parisian

Jones, who had direct responsibility for Parisian, would have to line up Wall Street backing. He is also said to be looking at other retail properties.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Talking Tweed … Wal-Mart Marketing … Dillard’s New Deal

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

clock January 19, 2006WWD Staff


Burlington Coat to Be Sold to Bain

Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp. has inked a definitive agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Partners for $2.06 billion.

clock January 19, 2006Vicki M. Young and Rosemary Feitelberg


Memo Pad: Travel Savvy … Bauer Outage

OK’s owner Richard Desmond has pledged up to $100 million to make the U.K.-based brand a success in the U.S., and has reportedly ponied up cash for access to celebrities on several occasions.

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Sybil and David Yurman


David Yurman Hands CEO Reins to Paul Blum

David Yurman has passed on the crown of ceo of his namesake firm to Paul Blum, who stepped down as president of Kenneth Cole on Tuesday.

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Musmanno Takes VP Role at Wang

Elizabeth Musmanno, who recently left Christian Dior as its worldwide communications director, has hooked up with Vera Wang.

clock January 19, 2006Miles Socha


Fashion Features

Ps and Qs

The debut of McQ, Alexander McQueen’s diffusion collection, was never intended to be a traditional champagne-flowing fashion event.

clock January 19, 2006Alessandra Ilari

Clockwise from top left: Mogul skiers Jillian Vogtli and Nate Roberts and aerialists Emily Cook and Eric Bergoust wear Tommy Hilfiger's competition uniforms for the U.S. Olympic freestyle ski team.

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The Air Up There

You might think that the last thing on an aerial skier’s mind when he’s soaring and somersaulting 60 feet in the air — sans safety net — is how his pants look. Think again.

clock January 19, 2006WWD Staff

Spyder will be outfitting the U.S. alpine ski team with these sleek suits.

Fashion Features

High-Tech Apparel Aims to Shave Off Seconds at Winter Games

Firms have spent the last few years readying high-tech garments designed to help elite athletes improve performance at the Winter Olympics.

clock January 19, 2006Melanie Kletter

A look from April 77.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Deluge of Denim at Project … The Skinny on April 77 … Duffty Signs With Blue Holdings …

Designers at this week’s Project trade show in New York said retailers continued to display a hunger for the latest denim styles.

clock January 19, 2006WWD Staff


The Power of Persuasion

Top media influencing women in their apparel purchases.

clock January 19, 2006Cecily Hall and Emily Kaiser

Clara Hancox in 1973.

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Obituary: DNR’s Clara Hancox Dead at 87

Clara Hancox, a 50-year veteran of DNR whose hard-hitting and controversial columns remain vivid in the minds of men’s wear executives, died of cancer at her New York City home on Wednesday. She was 87.

clock January 19, 2006Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Revlon’s Executive Flip

Revlon Inc. will do some rearranging at the top this spring.

clock January 19, 2006Molly Prior


Retail Prices Fall for Eighth Straight Year

Apparel retail prices, impacted by retail competition and cheap imports, fell for the eighth consecutive year in 2005, the Consumer Price Index revealed.

clock January 19, 2006Kristi Ellis

Maggie Gyllenhaal in the new ads for Reebok.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Reese’s Class Act … Reebok Taps Gyllenhaal

Reese Witherspoon appears to be letting bygones be bygones when it comes to Chanel.

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Zooey Deschanel


Carat Crowd

Diamonds apparently are everyone’s best friend — not just a girl’s — as evidenced by the eclectic crowd at last week’s opening fete for Harry Winston’s new Rodeo Drive flagship.

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Snap Judgments

Photos of Kate Moss taken by Chuck Close are part of the exhibit “Inventive Fashion Photographs” that opens at Danziger Projects on Jan. 25.

clock January 19, 2006Emily Holt


Close Quarters

In the already densely packed Chelsea art district, the opening of yet another gallery could be cause for an eye roll.

clock January 19, 2006Vanessa Lawrence


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