Giorgio Armani on a Roll: Sales Surge, Stores Open, Product Keeps Expanding

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Overview

Giorgio Armani SpA reported double-digit growth in 2005 profits and revenue as it opened dozens of stores and further diversified into areas such as accessories and home furnishings.

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Giorgio Armani

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Giorgio Armani on a Roll: Sales Surge, Stores Open, Product Keeps Expanding

Giorgio Armani scored double-digit profit and sales growth in 2005, opening dozens of stores and adding accessories and home goods.

clock April 13, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Burberrys best-selling Waterloo watch

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Burberry Revenue Up 6% in 2nd Half

Vigorous retail sales and a well-received spring line drove up Burberry revenue by 6 percent to $683 million in the second half ended March 31.

clock April 13, 2006Samantha Conti

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Bob Negron Exits Liz President Post

Bob Negron, a group president at Liz Claiborne Inc. for more than seven years, has resigned his post, effective June 30.

clock April 13, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Carrefour Sales Rise in 1st Qtr.

Carrefour, the world’s second-largest retailer after Wal-Mart, on Wednesday reported first-quarter sales rose 6 percent, despite weak trends in Europe outside its home market of France.

clock April 13, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

In Brief: True Religion Appoints President … In The Spirit … Eyewear Launch

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

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Kate Moss in vintage Calvin Klein.

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Spring Fling

An homage to Kate Moss, plus a slew of other swinging parties in New York and London.

clock April 13, 2006WWD Staff

Daryl K's silk and Lycra spandex blouse and Sass & Bide's cotton and Lycra jeans. Ben-Amun necklace. Tunstall's own boots.

Fashion Features

KT Did

Tunstall, one of rock’s rising stars, doesn’t usually pay attention to labels, but she knows exactly what she likes.

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Diesel's in-store display at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Crawford Gets Personal … Michael H Rocks On … Bejeweled Branches Out …

Santista Textil, the biggest denim maker in Latin America, and Tavex Algodonera, Europe’s largest denim manufacturer, are merging.

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Edward Lampert

Financial

Lampert: Back to Basics

Sears Holdings chairman Edward Lampert couldn’t be pinned down on some big questions dogging the company, like how much more Sears and Kmart real estate would be sold, or the budget for remodels.

clock April 13, 2006Lisa Bertagnoli

A Kmart suit.

Fashion Features

Sears, Kmart Fashion Redo

The fall season will mark the first big test for the reengineered Sears Holdings private label apparel and accessories program.

clock April 13, 2006David Moin

Oleg Cassini clowning around for President Kennedy.

Fashion Features

A Final Toast in Memory of Cassini

In honor of what would have been Oleg Cassini’s 93rd birthday, friends gathered Tuesday night at the St. Regis to raise a glass and recall some of his life’s lighter moments.

clock April 13, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

A look from Ch. Ind's spring collection.

Fashion Features

Contemporary Boom in the Marais

A new generation of contemporary firms is emerging in Paris, following in the footsteps of brands such as Vanessa Bruno and APC.

clock April 13, 2006Robert Murphy

Guess models Tori and Bree.

Fashion Features

Los Angeles Fashion Invades Paris

A bit of Los Angeles arrived in Paris last week.

clock April 13, 2006Katya Foreman

A limited-edition handbag exclusive to Bottega Veneta's new Omotesando store.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Tokyo Fever … Russian Around … Oh Brother

Designers just can’t seem to get enough of Tokyo these days.

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Fashion Features

Second Delivery

UPS and IMG Fashion have started accepting applications from new designers for the second edition of the “UPS Delivers Fashion’s Future” initiative during Olympus Fashion Week Sept. 8-15.

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Financial

Luxe Recall

The top 10 stores ranked by brand awareness of high-end customers.

clock April 13, 2006Amanda Kaiser and Cecily Hall

Star Jones Reynolds, Tony Bennett, Ashley Judd, Elton John, Elizabeth Hurley and Anastacia.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: BCRF Raises $4.4 Million

Things got hot at the Waldorf-Astoria Monday night, as Evelyn Lauder held her annual fund-raising gala, dubbed the Very Hot Pink Party.

clock April 13, 2006Julie Naughton

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Media

Memo Pad: Artful Borrowing … Bold-Ly Gone … First For Fashion …

Vanity Fair decided against printing its “green” May issue, which is dedicated to environmental matters, on recycled paper — but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing recycled in it.

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Fashion Features

China Apparel and Textile Imports Slip in Feb.

In a dramatic but likely temporary reversal, apparel and textile imports from China fell 10.4 percent in February compared with a year ago, the first such decline since September 2001.

clock April 13, 2006Evan Clark

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