From Films to Fashion: Weinstein Goes Boffo With Halston Purchase

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Harvey Weinstein has bought himself a fashion label fit for a movie. The Weinstein Co. and Hilco Consumer Capital LLC said Monday that they are buying the Halston brand from Neema Clothing Ltd. and its owner James J. Ammeen.

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Japan Fashion Getting the Word Out

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View of the new MaxMara flagship in Paris.

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MaxMara’s Latest on Display in Paris

With a spotlight on accessories and fresh-from-the-runway styles, MaxMara’s new flagship here opened over the weekend, targeting an international, fashion-forward clientele.

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A Road Map for Protecting Innovation

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KKR to Acquire Dollar General

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From Films to Fashion: Weinstein Goes Boffo With Halston Purchase

Harvey Weinstein has bought himself a fashion label fit for a movie.

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