Tough Times for Liz: Net Falls 65 Percent, No Uptick Seen in 2007

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William L. McComb has a tough turnaround on his hands. The chief executive officer of Liz Claiborne Inc. warned Tuesday that there was more bad news ahead as the company reported a 65.5% slide in first-quarter earnings.

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Retail Getting Reenergized in Silicon Valley

Northern California’s Silicon Valley is showing renewed economic vigor, and retailers have taken notice.

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Avon Income Leaps to $150M

Avon Products’ turnaround plan is firing on all cylinders, chairman and chief executive officer Andrea Jung told analysts Tuesday.

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Apparel Key to Wal-Mart Community Effort

Apparel is a linchpin of Wal-Mart’s merchandising strategy to customize stores in communities, a top company executive said Tuesday.

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In Brief: LI & Fung Unit Wins Award… Nike And Fitness… Trunk LTD. Deal

Li & Fung USA’s private label brands division, Young Stuff Apparel Group, has won Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s 2006 Supplier of the Year accolade in the women’s…

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Moss Fans Queue Up for Piece of Topshop Line

The crowds were subdued, but the official launch of the Kate Moss for Topshop collection in the U.K. on Tuesday was nonetheless a hit.

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Memo Pad: Spreading The Wealth… Long Live The King… Heading North…

New York magazine has supplanted The New Yorker as the favored child of the American Society of Magazine Editors, as reflected by its big wins at this year’s National Magazine Awards, held Tuesday night in Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Oscar de la Renta and Susan Kronick


Industry Brass, Pols Turn Out for Parsons Benefit

Bill Clinton and Oscar de la Renta have more in common than being sharp dressers. They also play cards together.

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A look from Tocca.


Tocca to Expand in Europe

After building up its retail presence in the U.S., Tocca is readying to expand in continental Europe.

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Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Turkish De-Light… Robert’s Honor… New Couple

Louis Vuitton has bagged another hot artist for its Champs-Elysees flagship in Paris, which already boasts permanent works by James Turrell and Olafur Eliasson.

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Jean-Marc Alfandari

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Jean-Marc Alfandari, 62

Jean-Marc Alfandari, a warm-hearted, long-standing beauty professional, died last Tuesday here following a battle with cancer. He was 62.

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Elisa Jimenez in her own design.

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Designers Push Eco-friendly Fabrics

Even though Earth Day might be over, the eco-friendly fashion movement shows no signs of slowing down.

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Iconix Sees Profit Rise 73.3% in Qtr.

Iconix Brand Group on Tuesday said first-quarter earnings jumped 73.3 percent as the firm reaffirmed its previously stated 2007 revenue guidance.

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Madden Net Slips, Cole Posts a Gain

Shoe and accessories retailer Steven Madden Ltd. announced on Tuesday a 12 percent drop in first-quarter earnings due to weakness in women’s boots, men’s sport fusion product and Betsey Johnson handbags, while Kenneth Cole Productions said…

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William L. McComb


Tough Times for Liz: Net Falls 65 Percent, No Uptick Seen in 2007

William L. McComb has a tough turnaround on his hands.

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Lululemon Begins IPO Process

Lululemon Corp. is taking the first steps to an initial public offering.

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Actor and activist Danny Glover speaks at the rally.


Immigrants, Union Seek Policy Reform

Immigrants and union members gathered in the heart of the Garment District here on Tuesday, calling for reforms of immigration policy and stronger measures to preserve industry jobs.

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