Slimming Down at Jones: Group to Trim Moderate Brand Portfolio

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Jones Apparel Group plans to trim its brand portfolio — and Norton McNaughton and Erika could be among the first to go.

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Nicholas K's anorak at Atrium.

Fashion Features

Contemporary’s Spring Winners

When it comes to spring shopping, contemporary customers so far have gone big for such looks as metallic details on feminine dresses and tops, minidresses, wide-leg jeans and belted tunics.

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Swarovski's headquarters in Wattens, Austria.

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What a Wonderful World

The top 10 most attractive countries for travel and tourism development.

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The villa in southern Germany where Mustang got its start.

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Mustang Turns Its Home Into Museum

No matter how big they get, German labels often display remarkable loyalty to their hometowns.

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Peter Smit and Corey Hayward


Gsus Industries Sets Sights on American Expansion

Gsus Industries, the Dutch company launched in 1993 as a wholesale and retail operation, is preparing to spread the brand’s gospel in the U.S.

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In Brief: New Roxy Brands President… Advisers For Solomon Firm

Quiksilver Inc. appointed Carol Christopherson, president of retail, as president of the Roxy and Raisins brands for the American regions, effective June 1.

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Jones to Trim Moderate Brand Portfolio

Jones Apparel Group plans to trim its brand portfolio – and Norton McNaughton and Erika could be among the first to go.

clock May 3, 2007Vicki M. Young and Lisa Lockwood

Natalie Portman in Yves Saint Laurent.


French Toast

Yves Saint Laurent brought a little bit of the City of Light to New York on Tuesday night with a special screening of “Paris, je t’aime”

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Gena Rowlands


Latin Lovers

“You can hardly go wrong in Paris,” says Gena Rowlands, who, at 76, still commands a room with her presence and rich voice.

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Robert T. DeMartini


CEO Brings Fresh Eyes to New Balance

New Balance is entering its second century with a new chief executive officer.

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Mike Edwards


Lucy Seeks Capital, IPO

Lucy Activewear Inc., the 47-store active retailer that began as an e-commerce site, is moving toward an initial public offering, said chief executive officer Mike Edwards. It also is open to being acquired.

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A look from A4.


A4 Launches Namesake Line

After decades of making other companies’ activewear, Los Angeles-based manufacturer A4 is introducing its own line.

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Alice Roi posted flyers to advertise her pop-up store.

Fashion Features

Alice Roi Opens SoHo Pop-Up Shop

Alice Roi is opening a pop-up store today in SoHo that will operate through Sunday and might be a prelude to a permanent shop in Manhattan.

clock May 3, 2007Sharon Edelson


S&P Puts Claiborne on “CreditWatch”

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has placed Liz Claiborne Inc. on “CreditWatch,” following the $4.99 billion vendor’s gloomy first-quarter results Tuesday.

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Memo Pad: Memories Are Made Of This… Tommy’s “Oprah” Debut… Signing Off…

In a heavily scripted evening, an off-the-cuff comment stirred people up. At Tuesday’s National Magazine Awards, guests at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center were surprised to see that perennial favorite New Yorker editor in chief David Remnick

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Beauty Beat: Boots Posts Profit Of $725M for Year … Henkel Reports 11.1% First-Quarter Earnings Gain… Clinique, Cosmopolitan Team Up for Sun Safety

Alliance Boots reported Wednesday that aftertax profits hit 387 million pounds, or $725 million at average exchange, for the year ended March 31.

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Fashion Features

Kohl’s Future: Expansion and Exclusivity

At its annual shareholders’ meeting in Menomonee Falls, Wis., on Wednesday, Kohl’s emphasized expansion and the development of exclusive merchandise, while crowing about strong financial results.

clock May 3, 2007Sharon Edelson

Bibelot's cashmere sweater.

Fashion Features

After 5 Years, Bibelot Designer Set to Add New Line

Barbara Hodes, owner and designer of Bibelot, a five-year-old contemporary knit line, began her business when a “special” sweater meant embellishment with embroidery or beading. Today, a special sweater is so much more than that.

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Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: A Barkin Time… Coming Back… Name Game…

Ellen Barkin may have auctioned off many of her jewels, but she sure hasn’t lost some of her glittering appeal – at least not to the fashion crowd.

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