Prada’s Five-Year Plan: Profits Seen Rising 23% a Year to 2010

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The Italian luxury goods firm is projecting its profits will grow by an average of 23.5 percent a year over the next five years, while its sales will increase by an average of 3.2 percent annually.

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Patrizio Bertelli has been pleased by Prada's spring 2006 collection.

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Prada’s Five-Year Plan: Profits Seen Rising 23% a Year to 2010

The Italian luxury goods firm is projecting its profits will grow by an average of 23.5 percent a year over the next five years.

clock October 31, 2005Amanda Kaiser

The new DKNY Las Vegas unit is a prototype for future stores.

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Aronsson Details DKI Growth Plan

Less is sometimes more, as Donna Karan International has learned.

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Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

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In Brief: Off The Slope

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

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David Lauren with Lauren Bush in Ralph Lauren.


Tour de Force

Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong were as giddy as a pair of high-school lovebirds at the dinner David Lauren hosted Thursday night to celebrate the release of Crow’s new album “Wildflower.”

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Scare Tactics

If designers can get freaky on the runway, it’s frightening to think what happens on Halloween.

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Karen Elson and Missy Rayder, both in Marc Jacobs.


Romancing the Stars

Meryl Streep, Patricia Clarkson and Naomi Campbell were among those who gathered at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday night to fete the fashion world’s alleged romantics.

clock October 31, 2005Marc Karimzadeh and Anamaria Wilson

Bruce Weber and Karl Lagerfeld


Fashion Scoops: Click Click Club … Victoria’s Secret Preview

The tables were reversed at the opening of Bruce Weber’s “Whirligig” show at the Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles Thursday night.

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Boucheron president Jean-Christophe Bedos.

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Bedos Polishes Boucheron’s High End

When Jean-Christophe Bedos arrived as president of Boucheron in April 2004, he started sifting through the archives that the Place Vendome jeweler had accumulated since it opened in 1852.

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The North Face's Thin Air.

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A Big Bang at Silmo’s Eyewear Fair

The bigger the better was the can’t-miss fashion message at Silmo.

clock October 31, 2005Emilie Marsh

A Tiret watch.

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Findings: A Vision of Elegance … Russian Dressing … Melrose Space …

Lanvin soon can add eyewear to its assortment of accessories offerings.

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Nicole Kidman's corset fetched $10,000.

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Corset Auction Clears $95K

The lingerie retailer is also preparing to roll out a more sophisticated store model at other locations across the U.S.

clock October 31, 2005Michelle Tyree

Josie and Kenneth Natori

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Fashion Shows Its Classical Side

Fashion industry executives got some classic treatment Tuesday, when Josie Natori and Georgia Frasch were hosts of a champagne cocktail party for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

clock October 31, 2005Karyn Monget

Playboy Enterprises plans expansion of Playboy Concept Boutiques in Australia and New Zealand.


Playboy Makes Big Jump Down Under

About 250 people converged on trendy Chapel Street in the South Yarra shopping strip last month to toast the arrival of the world’s third freestanding Playboy Concept Boutique.

clock October 31, 2005Patty Huntington

Martin + Osa: Ken Pilot and Michele and Charles Martin.


Martin + Osa Must Create Own Niche

Equity analysts say there’s room in the specialty retail market for American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s new Martin + Osa concept, but to make it work, the retailer has to differentiate its product.

clock October 31, 2005Meredith Derby

The home page of the "replica watch store" Web site.


‘Hit-and-Run’ Sites Prospering With Fakes

The Internet is a transient place, and crafty counterfeiters are using it to their advantage by setting up virtual street markets that bounce from one Web address to another as they peddle “replica” and counterfeit luxury goods as well as items that…

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Study Indicates Consumers Will Spend Less on Holiday

Job security and future income worries impacted buying plans for home electronics, appliances and furniture, the survey also found.

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Beauty Beat: Shiseido Sets Records for Sales, Earnings in First Half … Avon 3Q Net Beats Estimates

Shiseido Group announced record sales and net profits for the first half, attributing the results to strong marketing and restructuring initiatives.

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Pomellato's Baby rings.

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Pomellato Blossoms in Milan

With the opening of Pomellato’s remodeled store here last week, the 38-year-old jewelry firm’s new retail concept was in full bloom.

clock October 31, 2005Alessandra Ilari

A Mazza Co. ring.

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JANY: Last-Minute Yule Treats

Jewelry retailers were concerned, but mostly unfazed, by recent hurricanes and the high price of gold while shopping the JANY Special Delivery Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

clock October 31, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Polo Ralph Lauren snorkel jacket, Free People charmeuse Empire dress and Betsey Johnson scarf.


Bloomingdale’s Opens Shop for ‘Rent’

In the spirit of mixing it all up for an individual style, Bloomingdale’s opened a Rent shop on the second floor of its 59th Street flagship last week.

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A look from Southpaw Pawe.wa, modeled by one of the collection's muses, Alexandra Richards.

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Southpaw Expands Beyond Vintage

Long before vintage became fashion’s favorite buzzword, Jeffrey Pattie was combing the globe for finds for Southpaw, his Garment District fashion lending library.

clock October 31, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Majewski's first Teen People cover.


Memo Pad: People Chase … Miller’s Next Chapter

Lori Majewski’s overhaul of Teen People technically won’t make its debut until the February issue.

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U.S. Gives Thumbs Down To EU’s Agriculture Plan

The European Union presented a plan to reduce its agricultural tariffs, but the top U.S. trade official said it was not enough to reenergize the World Trade Organization’s Doha trade talks.

clock October 31, 2005Evan Clark


Russell Net Drops 41.5% in Quarter

Russell Corp. was hit by higher costs and operational problems in the third quarter, partly because of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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