Saks Inc. Takes Action: Retailer Fires Executives Following Internal Probe

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Saks Inc. said it has completed the internal investigation of its markdown allowance scandal, and several executives were asked to leave the firm.

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Saks Inc. Takes Action: Retailer Fires Executives Following Internal Probe

Saks Inc. said it has completed the internal investigation of its markdown allowance scandal, and several executives were asked to leave the firm.

clock May 10, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Exec Shuffle at Liz Claiborne

NEW YORK — Liz Claiborne Inc. has realigned a handful of senior executive positions to leverage its sourcing operations and support its growth.

Bob Zane, senior vice president of manufacturing, sourcing, distribution and logistics, has…

clock May 10, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Jennifer Connelly in Balenciaga at the Met.

Fashion Features

Who Wears Short, Short

NEW YORK — Jennifer Connelly isn’t the only one who thinks short dresses are appropriate for black-tie affairs.

The actress’ short Balenciaga dress turned heads at the Met’s Costume Institute ball last week, but less high-profile…

clock May 10, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

A cross pendant from 1962.

Fashion Features

Chanel Acquires Goossens

PARIS — Here comes Chanel’s No. 6.

The French fashion house has enlarged the number of couture workshops it owns by one, acquiring Paris-based gold- and silversmith Robert Goossens, which had collaborated with Gabrielle Chanel from 1955…

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Fashion Features

Pinault Nixes Paris Museum

In a blow to France’s cultural prestige, Francois Pinault on Monday said he is abandoning ambitious plans to build a foundation here for his extensive collection of contemporary and modern art.

clock May 10, 2005Robert Murphy


Strong Sportswear Sales Lead Warnaco

The apparel supplier also said it may be on the prowl for an acquisition.

clock May 10, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

In Brief: New HR Chief For Penney … Ricci and Reebok … Industry Backs Safe Horizon …

NEW HR CHIEF FOR PENNEY: In his first appointment since taking over the reins at J.C. Penney, chief executive Myron Ullman on Monday named Michael Theilmann as the retailer’s executive vice president, chief human resources and…

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CAFTA Splinters Lobbying Groups

The political maneuvering around the Central American Free Trade Agreement is driving a wedge into the domestic textile industry.

clock May 10, 2005Kristi Ellis

Donna Karan and Bonnie Pressman

Fashion Features

Cancer Program Honors Karan

NEW YORK — The fight against cancer is one very dear to Donna Karan.

Karan lost her husband, Stephan Weiss, her mother and friends and mentors like Liz Tilberis and Anne Klein to the disease, and she is an active supporter of…

clock May 10, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Rachel Hunter

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Celebrating Manolo and Pals … Quintessentially Hollywood … Switching Camps …

CELEBRATING MANOLO AND PALS: Manolo Blahnik, Linda Evangelista, Jay-Z and Mariah Carey were among the attendees at The Black Alumni of Pratt’s 14th annual…

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Sela Ward


House Calls

Talking to Sela Ward on the set of “House, M.D.”

clock May 10, 2005Marcy Medina

Jamie-Lynn DiScala in Monique Lhuillier and an Eric Javitz hat.


Giddy Up

Celebrities doubled their pleasure and doubled their fun at the Doublemint Twins’ Derby bash.

clock May 10, 2005Marshall Heyman

A sketch of a Lela Rose dress for spring 2006.

Fashion Features

New Directions

Whether they’re discovering the other side of fabrics, making an old type of needlework fresh or developing a rich look for less, designers this season have plenty of tricks up their sleeves.

clock May 10, 2005Daniela Gilbert

Silk fabrics at Canepa.


Silk Mills Step Up the Pace

Faced with dramatic changes in international trade rules, Italy’s textile industry is trying to find a new approach to business.

clock May 10, 2005Stephanie Epiro

Wool yarns at Zegna Baruffa.


Yarns Go the Tech Route

MILAN — Yarn makers at the recent Filo trade show turned to technology as a way to keep ahead, adding new high-tech fibers to their assortments and investing in speeding their manufacturing processes.

Natural, earthy tones like chocolate,…

clock May 10, 2005Amanda Kaiser


Swatches: Printing Pedagogy

PRINTING PEDAGOGY: The American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists and TC2 are set to cosponsor “Printing 2005: A Digital Reality,” a symposium that provides an introduction to product development for…

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A fall style from the Adidas Originals collection.


Adidas Raises Profile in U.S.

The decision by Adidas to build a giant flagship in Manhattan signifies the athletic company’s commitment to growing its American business.

clock May 10, 2005Melanie Kletter

Sebastian Telfair, Anna Kournikova and Adidas ceo Herbert Hainer at the store opening fete.


Brand Flagship Lands in SoHo

NEW YORK — The new Adidas sport performance flagship on the corner of Broadway and Houston Street here is the company’s largest store in the world and showcases the breadth of its sport product offerings in a sleek design setting.


clock May 10, 2005Melanie Kletter

Howard Socol


Barneys Turns It Up: Flagships of the Future

Barneys New York has plans to more than double its number of flagships by 2008, while maintaining the expansion of its Co-op format.

clock May 10, 2005David Moin


Calida to Acquire Aubade

Calida Holding AG, a Swiss sleepwear and underwear firm, has entered into an agreement to acquire Aubade Paris, a French maker of upscale lingerie.

clock May 10, 2005Karyn Monget

The exterior of Shu Uemura's new San Francisco store.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Shu Uemura Sets Up Shop in San Fran … Alberto-Culver to Buy Nexxus

Shu Uemura Sets Up Shop in San Fran
SAN FRANCISCO — Shu Uemura waited 10 years to launch its second store in the U.S., which has been opened in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling Fillmore Street.

To celebrate, U.S….

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Memo Pad: Powell Powow … Giant Steps

POWELL POWWOW: When Barbara Walters was spotted having lunch last Wednesday with Colin Powell at The Four Seasons in New York, talk circulated about her persistent attempts to finagle the first…

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