Hilfiger Slims Down: 230 Jobs Cut in U.S., New Team Appointed

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In a sweeping consolidation of operations at Tommy Hilfiger Corp., the $1.7 billion apparel firm, some 230 people were let go Monday as the company outlined a new organizational structure and worldwide leadership team.

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Tommy Hilfiger and Fred Gehring


Hilfiger Slims Down: 230 Jobs Cut in U.S., New Team Appointed

Tommy Hilfiger Corp. plans to substantially reduce its New York staff and name a new management team under new ceo Fred Gehring.

clock May 23, 2006Lisa Lockwood

The Chelsea Arts Tower.

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Fashion Scoops: More Space … Beaming Out … Bailey’s Snapshots

Calvin Klein has another set of new digs. The 64-year-old designer just bought into the Chelsea Arts Tower, the 20-story office development at 545 West 25th Street, a source said.

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Joel Waller


Wet Seal Loss Expands on Charges

Weighed down by charges, Wet Seal Inc. posted a wider loss in the first quarter, but said operating income came in higher than expected.

clock May 23, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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In Brief: Wal-Mart’s South Korea Sale … Mossimo Posts Loss

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

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Burani Set to Sell Pellettieri Shares

Mariella Burani Fashion Group expects to raise $132.7 million to $157.9 million from the flotation of its accessories subsidiary Antichi Pellettieri.

clock May 23, 2006Luisa Zargani

Inside the renovated Luisa Beccaria shop.

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Boutique Captures Beccaria’s World

Luisa Beccaria wants to show what her world is all about through her newly renovated boutique in Milan’s artsy Brera district.

clock May 23, 2006Luisa Zargani


Croisette Crawl

Despite the snowflakes, glaciers and polar bears hanging from the ceiling, temperatures soared at Chopard’s annual Trophy Awards dinner.

clock May 23, 2006Katya Foreman

A scene from "Kälte."


Ode to Love

Talk about bridging the cultural divide.

clock May 23, 2006Melissa Drier

George ME by Mark Eisen's cotton and cashmere cable cardigan, $44.82; silk and nylon turtleneck, $16.82, and polyester and rayon herringbone pants, $23.57.

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New George in Town

Wal-Mart’s classic clothing brand, whose design roots are in Britain, will offer a capsule collection by Mark Eisen, to bow for fall.

clock May 23, 2006Samantha Conti

Star Jones Reynolds

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Wedded Bliss

How do you create the perfect wedding?

clock May 23, 2006David Yassky


Outsourcing’s Other Side

Companies that move manufacturing abroad to lower production costs stand to benefit from comparative advantages, but also run a risk of creating new competitors, a global report said.

clock May 23, 2006John Zarocostas

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Deputy USTR: No Vietnam Changes

The White House won’t push for quota restraints or a special textile safeguard on Vietnam in its next phase of joining the WTO.

clock May 23, 2006Kristi Ellis

Cosmetics are also sold at the store.


Miller Finds a Home in Harlem

While most designers are scouring downtown for the perfect store location, Nicole Miller settled in Harlem’s relatively new N Boutique.

clock May 23, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

A dress from Shoshanna for HSN.

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Shoshanna Takes to Airwaves

Shoshanna Lonstein is gearing up for her on-air debut.

clock May 23, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

The Mixed Greens outpost at Henri Bendel.

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Henri Bendel’s Summer in the City

Henri Bendel has set up Summer Space, a temporary shop on the Fifth Avenue flagship’s third floor earmarked for summer necessities such as books, T-shirts, beach bags, art, cocktails and gifts.

clock May 23, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

De Beers LV's new diamond passport and Gem Certification & Assurance Lab's Source Veritas.

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Diamond Politics Usher in New Era

Diamond merchants are working to ensure that the sparkling gem remains a girl’s best friend instead of a product caught in controversy.

clock May 23, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Inside Forty Five Ten.


Forty Five Ten Readies for Barneys

Forty Five Ten, a Dallas store known for ahead-of-the-curve chic, will face its biggest test when Barneys New York opens in September.

clock May 23, 2006Holly Haber

Sandra Bullock


Memo Pad: Fair-Y Tales … Half Empty

Whatever Michael Roberts’ workload was as fashion director of The New Yorker, he seems to have at least tripled it since taking on the role of fashion and style director of Vanity Fair.

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Obituary: Corinne Coombe, Retail Veteran

Corinne Coombe, a veteran of luxury retail and fashion firms who was instrumental in the rise of Bergdorf Goodman in the Eighties, died Thursday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

clock May 23, 2006David Moin

François Sabaté, Betsy Schmalz, Joe Faranda, Pat Saxby and Marc Rosen.

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Beauty Beat: Innovation Abounds at Luxe Pack Conference … Parfums d’Image Sees Large Sales Rise

Attendees at this year’s Luxe Pack New York packaging show have developed a new attitude — toward innovations and marketing concepts.

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