Sticking With the Plan: Jones CEO Sees Growth In Firm’s Existing Model

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Wesley R. Card is hanging tough at Jones Apparel Group Inc. — and it's not for sale.

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Causes and Effect

Inundated by marketing for causes, can people still be moved by corporate do-gooders?

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Barbie Luxe by Patricia Field.

Fashion Features

Belt-Tightening Marks Los Angeles Market

The adage that shorter hemlines foreshadow a robust economy might need tweaking.

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Model- activist Angela Lindvall.

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Ecology-Minded Labels Promote Sustainable Message

Green is the new black.

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Fashion Features

Strong Euro Impacts Italian Fairs

You can’t always get what you want.

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A Lungta de Fancy dress.

Fashion Features

Buyers on Budgets Drawn to ‘Safe’ Styles at Paris Shows

Japanese retailers were out in force at the boutique apparel shows that ran here this month alongside Paris Fashion Week. But buyers from many regions cited tighter budgets, compelling them to play it safe with jersey tops, clean lines and muted colors.

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Ashanti and her mother, Tina Douglas.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Jayson Exits… On the Marc… Keep on Runnin’…

After nearly seven months, Charles Jayson is out as chief executive officer of Andrew Marc. A company spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday that he has left the…

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The book's cover.

Fashion Features

Hi-Ho, Chelsea! The Sloane Ranger Returns

They’re no longer taking their fashion cues from Queen Elizabeth II, underachieving at work, or socializing with fellow boarding school mates with names like Harry and Caroline.

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Memo Pad: Filling a Gap… Fear Itself… New Head… has tapped Larry Kramer, founder of MarketWatch, as a Web consultant for the next few months.

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Sticking With the Plan: Jones CEO Sees Growth In Firm’s Existing Model

Wesley R. Card is hanging tough at Jones Apparel Group Inc. — and it’s not for sale.

clock October 31, 2007Vicki M. Young and Whitney Beckett


Under Armour Earnings Jump 25 Percent

Under Armour Inc.’s third-quarter earnings climbed 25 percent, driven by strong sales growth across categories, including a 49 percent jump in women’s.

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Fashion Features

Claiborne Earnings Slide 65% in 3rd Quarter

Liz Claiborne Inc. earnings tumbled 65 percent in the third quarter as retailers canceled orders, reduced replenishment lines and bought cautiously from the…

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Pelosi Calls for Ouster of CPSC Head

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged President Bush Tuesday to seek the resignation of Nancy Nord, acting chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

clock October 31, 2007Kristi Ellis


Nike-Umbro Deal Could Be Blocked

U.K. Activewear Retailer Sprots Direct International plc could block Nike Inc.’s $582 million all-cash bid for Umbro plc.

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Andrea Jung


Avon 3Q Net Vaults 61 Percent

Avon is moving full-steam ahead on its turnaround track.

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P&G Sees Broad Sales Growth in Qtr.

The Proctor & Gamble Co. fired on all cylinders during the first quarter, with each business segment posting midsingle-digit or higher top-line growth with group profits soaring 14 percent.

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Andrea Robinson

Beauty Features

Andrea Robinson Leaves Lauder’s Tom Ford Beauty

After 20 months at the helm of the Tom Ford Beauty and Prescriptives brands, Andrea Robinson has left the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., the company said Tuesday.

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A weak housing market and spiraling energy costs are weighing on consumers.

Fashion Features

Economic Woes Hit Consumers

Macroeconomic woes such as a slumping housing market and high gasoline prices, along with higher home energy costs looming on the horizon, are taking a toll on consumers.

clock October 31, 2007Vicki M. Young


Baugur Disclosure Lifts Saks Shares

Saks Inc. gained 8.3 percent to close at $21.44 in trading Tuesday as the stock was buoyed by a Baugur Group regulatory filing late Monday indicating that it might pursue a joint bid with Landmark Group for the luxury retailer.

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In Brief: Metro Net Up 14.8%… Textiles and Dumping… The BFC gets a Boost…

The Metro Group raised its sales-growth forecast to over 9 percent based on the retail giant’s strong performance in the first nine months of the year.

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