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Growing the Nameplate: Penney’s to Invest $3B On Expansion, Upgrades

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Overview

J.C. Penney is thinking big, earmarking about $3 billion to build 150 stores and renovate more than 200 more. The initiative, Penney's most ambitious expansion since 1980, will focus on off-the-mall units.

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J.C. Penney plans to renovate more than 200 stores.

Financial

Growing the Nameplate: Penney’s to Invest $3B On Expansion, Upgrades

J.C. Penney Co. plans to embark on its most ambitious expansion plan since 1980, spending $1 billion to build 150 stores from 2007 to 2009.

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Fashion Features

Phat Farm Sets Mideast Growth

Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons’ world of Phat is aggressively going global.

clock April 20, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

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Media

Memo Pad: Sur-Face Lifts … Weird Science

Fool Surface once, get a reprimand. Try to fool them twice, and be prepared for a public humiliation.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: American Eagle CFO … Bergdorf Departure … Traldi’s Touch

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. has promoted Joan Hilson to executive vice president, chief financial officer of the American Eagle Brand.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: P&G Expand Arnold’s Duties … Quest’s Thoman Named Consumer Unit Head

French beauty giant L’Oreal reported Wednesday that sales for first-quarter 2006 rose 11.3 percent to 3.94 billion euros, or $4.72 billion at average exchange rates.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Education, Donna-Style … Alphabet City … A Good Judge of Character

Donna Karan is giving back to her alma mater, now known as Parsons The New School of Design.

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Kate Spade accessories from the fall 2006 collection.

Fashion Features

Liz Enters Kate Spade Sweepstakes

Liz Claiborne Inc. is among the firms looking into buying Kate Spade, industry sources said Wednesday.

clock April 20, 2006David Moin and Jennifer Hirshlag

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Fashion Features

Ford Sets Up Milan Showroom

Tom Ford’s luxury empire just got its commercial base.

clock April 20, 2006Courtney Colavita

Retail

Dior’s Malone Looks to Continue U.S. Surge

Patricia Malone’s challenge as the new president and chief operating officer of Christian Dior Americas is to maintain the division’s momentum.

clock April 20, 2006Miles Socha

Amanda Brooks in Prada.

People

Waist Deep

A throng of people came to Prada’s SoHo store to celebrate the “Waist Down” exhibit of Miuccia Prada’s most iconic skirts.

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Fashion Features

L’Oreal Sales Gain 11.3% in First Qtr

French beauty giant L’Oreal reported Wednesday that sales for first-quarter 2006 rose 11.3 percent to 3.94 billion euros, or $4.72 billion at average exchange rates.

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Jacket, knit top and jeans by N.E.O. of L.A.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: N.E.O. Relocates to L.A. … Jacobs’ Western Flair … Grass Founders Exit …

The denim collection N.E.O. has moved to Los Angeles from France and has picked up a new name along the way, N.E.O. of L.A.

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Sketches of the Hotel Victor's cocktail waitress uniform and the concierge, both by Express.

Fashion Features

Uniformly Chic In South Beach

Express fused function and fashion to create uniforms for the staff of South Beach’s superchic boutique hotel, Hotel Victor.

clock April 20, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

A spring look from Aaron Chang.

Financial

Norm Zwail Joins Aaron Chang International

Junior swim and surfwear company Aaron Chang has a new operating structure, and has tapped activewear industry veteran Norm Zwail as president.

clock April 20, 2006Melanie Kletter

Paiva has just opened in Austin, Tex.

Retail

Women’s Athletic Stores on the Rise

The new Paiva retail concept from Finish Line is part of a growing trend of athletic specialty stores for women.

clock April 20, 2006Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Sidelines: Marks Leaves Marika … New Hind GMM … Jantzen’s New Look

Shelley Marks has left as president of the Marika Group Inc.

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Financial

A Changing Wal-Mart to Focus on Hispanic Market

Describing Wal-Mart as a company in “transformation,” president and ceo Lee Scott said Hispanics represent a key opportunity for the retailer.

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Financial

LVMH’s L Capital Takes Stake In Restaurant Group

Bernard Arnault still has a taste for acquisitions — this time, of trendy restaurants and bars.

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Fashion Features

Banana Republic Conveying Modern, Stylish Fall Image

Banana Republic is streamlining its image for its fall ad campaign, playing on a sense of stylish simplicity and of being modern.

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Financial

CPI: Apparel Prices Up 2.9 Percent in March

Retail prices on women’s apparel jumped 2.9 percent last month, matching the second-largest seasonally adjusted increase on record and potentially pointing to some pricing gains after years of declines.

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Retail

Too Cool for School

Top women’s wear retailers that teenagers consider to be the trendiest.

clock April 20, 2006Cecily Hall

On the runway in Dallas, Choye Toi's wrap dress with knit wrap.

Fashion Features

Details Dominate in Dallas

With an eye for special items, buyers at the fall market at FashionCenterDallas responded to detailed short jackets, cropped pants, Bermuda shorts, long sweaters and skinny jeans, and velvet, plaid and lace treatments.

clock April 20, 2006Holly Haber

Fashion Features

Coldwater Creek Tests New Day Spa Concept

Coldwater Creek, a purveyor of clothing made from stretch denim and with figure-forgiving drawstring waistbands, is offering its Baby Boomer customers the relaxation they crave with a new day spa concept.

clock April 20, 2006Sharon Edelson

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