Attacking Counterfeits: Major Ring Broken Up By Polo and North Face

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Overview

The North Face and Polo Ralph Lauren have smashed an alleged counterfeit ring that generated $8 million a year and copied a slew of brands.

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Financial

Attacking Counterfeits: Major Ring Broken Up By Polo and North Face

The North Face and Polo Ralph Lauren have smashed an alleged counterfeit ring that generated $8 million a year and copied a slew of brands.

clock March 1, 2006Ross Tucker

Financial

Long-Term Outlook Weighs on Confidence

The Consumer Confidence Index fell to 101.7 from 106.8 in January, which was the highest level of the index since June 2002.

clock March 1, 2006Vicki M. Young

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Financial

PacSun Has Record-Setting 4th Quarter

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. turned in record profits for the holiday fourth quarter, meeting Wall Street’s expectations, helped by a 12 percent increase in revenues.

clock March 1, 2006Meredith Derby

Fashion Features

In Brief: Hudson’s Bay Bought

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

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Balenciaga

Fashion Features

Revival Meeting – Balenciaga, Jean Paul Gaultier

The Paris runways featured divergent tacks for fall, from brooding, romantic tales from the dark side to sharp, clean retro fare from the archives.

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Undercover

Fashion Features

On Their Marks – Ann Demeulemeester, Undercover, Vivienne Westwood, Marithe & Francois Girbaud

Designers kept true to their signature styles, whether dark or punky, curious or cowboy.

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Loulou de Falaise

Fashion Features

Goth On By – Loulou de la Falaise

“It’s a bit Gothic, with dark and muted colors,” explained Loulou de la Falaise as she presented her fall collection in her Left Bank boutique.

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Bernhard Willhelm

Fashion Features

Quick Picks – Bernhard Willhelm, Cher Michel Klein, Nicolas Andreas Taralis, Lutz

Forget commercial; German designer Bernhard Willhelm’s presentation was downright comical.

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Amira Casar

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Smells Like Team Spirit … Shining Star … Blue Note …

Aerin Lauder took in the Balenciaga show on Tuesday morning, saying she is a big fan of designer Nicolas Ghesquiere.

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Peter Dundas

Fashion Features

Dundas Ready for Ungaro Spotlight

Peter Dundas will take a bow on Thursday as the new designer at Emanuel Ungaro, where he plans to evoke “mid-Eighties Paris.”

clock March 1, 2006Miles Socha

Financial

Mulberry Set to Join Bleecker Crowd

The unit is at 387 Bleecker Street.

clock March 1, 2006Sharon Edelson

Financial

Joan Vass Brand Sold to Global Design

Joan Vass is knitting herself a new direction.

clock March 1, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Ken Pilot

Retail

Martin + Osa Mall Bound: Signs First Four Leases

American Eagle Outfitters’ new Martin + Osa division has signed leases for its first four stores.

clock March 1, 2006David Moin

A rendering of the newly designed shop-in-shops for Calvin Klein.

Retail

Calvin Klein Creates a Better Plan

The better department will get to know the iconic Calvin Klein brand once again come fall.

clock March 1, 2006Julee Greenberg

Wes Card

Fashion Features

Challenge and Change in Focus at AAFA Meeting

Executives at the AAFA meeting in Florida said the consumer’s desire for quality at a price is the impetus for changes in sourcing and retailing.

clock March 1, 2006Evan Clark

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Media

Memo Pad: Goodbye Stuff, Hello Things … Emap France On The Block … Selfridges Goes Pop

Martha Stewart’s company may be back in growth mode but that doesn’t mean all of its properties are gaining ground.

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Sue Hochman

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: L’Oreal Acquires Skin Tissue Producer … Hochman to Exit Claiborne … Beiersdorf May Shut Sites

The French beauty giant bought SkinEthic through its Epi­skin subsidiary, which develops reconstructed skin.

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Tina Knowles holds House of Deréon tan jeans with piping and embroidery.

Retail

MAGIC Features Old Reliables and a Dash of Newness

The pool of retailers attending WWDMAGIC solidified the show’s reputation as a marketplace that lures small retailers in droves.

clock March 1, 2006Emili Vesilind

Essentialist

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