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Lee Jeans, a moderate-priced brand, ranked in the top 10.

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By the Numbers

NEW YORK — As the premium jeans business has taken off in recent years, with tremendous amounts of attention focused on high-end brands retailing for $100, $200 and more, industry executives have pointed out that, while this upscale business was…

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Banging the Drum on China

NEW YORK — The chorus of voices complaining about China’s trade practices has grown in recent months to include a diverse range of labor activists,…

clock May 17, 2005Scott Malone and John Zarocostas

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Mending an Ailing Afghan Economy

NEW YORK — During the five years Afghanistan was ruled by the Taliban, the country was stripped economically, losing what little industry it had and becoming heavily dependent on the illegal opium trade.

After that government was toppled…

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FCBID Approves 9 Percent Rise in Surcharge

NEW YORK — The board of the Fashion Center Business Improvement District has approved a 9 percent increase in the levy imposed on district landlords to pay for the FCBID’s services.

At the group’s annual meeting Wednesday…

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Inflation Fears Mount as Consumer Prices Gain in March

Retail prices for women’s apparel jumped 1.8 percent in the month and 0.4 percent for the year, according to the March Consumer Price Index.

clock April 21, 2005Kristi Ellis and Scott Malone


Shipowners Seek Major Price Hikes

Negotiations between importers and ocean carriers on next year’s shipping contracts are at a critical point with little time left.

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Polartec's Lawrence, Mass., facility.


Spillane: Malden’s Next Chapter

NEW YORK — After emerging from bankruptcy, Malden Mills Industries is moving forward with a new management team and major global expansion.

While it doesn’t intend to forget its roots, the Lawrence, Mass.-based company is preparing…

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Latest China Data Shows Surge

NEW YORK — China’s market share in the categories of goods for which the U.S. may impose safeguard quotas continued to surge during the past two weeks, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Commerce Department.

China is…

clock April 14, 2005Scott Malone

Levi's officials said the company's advertising budget, primarily for the "A Style for Every Story" campaign, was up $14 million in the first quarter.


Strong Sales Boost Levi’s Earnings

Levi Strauss posted a $47.3 million profit on 4.5 percent revenue growth in its first quarter, but retail consolidation tempered any robust predictions.

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Dockers U.S. sales last year came to $649.4 million.


Silten to Step Down as Dockers President

NEW YORK — Bobbi Silten, president of Levi Strauss & Co.’s U.S. Dockers division, will be stepping down from her post in June to take a six-month sabbatical, the San Francisco-based company said in a statement this…

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Hemming And Hawing

For decades, the rise and fall of hemlines has been the cause of chatter among designers, sociologists and even Wall Street investors, who turned to them as an indicator of where the market was headed. The conversations tended to focus on skirts and…

clock April 7, 2005Scott Malone and Ellen Burney


Wholesaler Nabbed for Tax Fraud

In a crackdown on tax fraud in the garment industry, IRS agents arrested the owner of Y.K.Y. Inc. and charged him with evading corporate taxes.

clock March 31, 2005Scott Malone

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Marlow Steps Up

NEW YORK — The premium jeans market has apparently become so alluring that even companies aiming for a lower tier are landing there.

That’s the case for Marlow jeans, a new line scheduled to reach stores for summer delivery. The…

clock March 31, 2005Scott Malone

Scott Morrison at the site of Earnest Sewn’s first signature store, to open next month.


Earnest Goes to the Store

Earnest Sewn is set to open its first store, in New York’s Meatpacking District, with a rugged ambiance evoking its aesthetic.

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Sarah Crean, Edgar Romney and Bruce Raynor.


Miller for Garment Job Incentives

NEW YORK — City Council Speaker Gifford Miller, a Democratic candidate for New York mayor, said he would consider more zoning and tax incentives to retain garment-manufacturing jobs if he is elected.

Miller, who on Thursday night helped…

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