Ralph Reshapes Denim: Polo Jeans to Shutter In U.S. Market in 2007

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The company will discontinue the Polo Jeans Co. brand in the U.S. market in 2007 as part of its plans for its global denim business.

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A roundup of international hot spots.

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Visitors at Atmosphere d'Hiver, a section of the Prêt à Porter in March.

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Standing Out

French organizers diversify their offerings to attract new customers.

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Outside London Fashion Week at the Natural History Museum.

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Looking Up

Organizers have overcome past difficulties and are firmly focused on the future.

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CPD continues to refine its layout concept.

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Live and Let Live

German organizers put animosity aside and work to improve their shows.

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Outside Pitti Imagine Uomo in Florence.

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Convenience in Store

Italian shows attract buyers with better services.

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Trying Times

Turkish fashion makers face a variety of challenges.

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A look from Agatha Ruiz de la Prada at the Pasarela Cibeles runway shows.

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Show Time

Spanish trade fairs adjust dates to cater to more customers.

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A look by Josh Goot at the October 2005 Mercedes Australian Fashion Week.

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Tight Fit

Australasian show makers face a time and space crisis.

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Hong Kong Fashion Week will run July 11-14.

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Better Footing

A clearer international trade picture is helping the industry move forward.

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Japan Creation will host two shows this year, up from one in years prior.

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On the Move

Japanese organizers adjust to new fashion week dates.

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FashionNorth Womenswear is the first national women's show in Canada in more than a decade.

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Girl Time

The first national women’s wear show in 15 years makes its debut.

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A swimsuit by Neon.

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On Stable Ground

Brazilian trade shows keep for-export prices firm to remain competitive in international markets.

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Rooms will run Sept. 12-14 at its new Roppongi Hills location in Tokyo.

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All listings are accurate as of press time. Please contact individual shows to confirm.

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Polo Jeans Co. will be discontinued in the U.S. market.

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Ralph Reshapes Denim: Polo Jeans to Shutter In U.S. Market in 2007

The Polo Jeans Co. brand is being dropped in the U.S. and Lauren label women’s denim and Polo Ralph Lauren premium men’s will be added.

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Milan Fashion Shows Set to Enter New Digs

After 30 years at Milan’s fairgrounds, come Sept. 23, the city’s runway shows will be held at the recently renovated Fiera Milano Congressi, now dubbed Fashion Milano Congressi.

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Memo Pad: Survey Says … Face Value

Bigger, younger and richer: That’s the direction most magazine publishers would like to see their audiences trending.

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François-Henri Pinault

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PPR ‘Confident’ for 2006

PPR, the French retailer that owns Gucci Group, is bullish for 2006, its chairman and ceo said at the firm’s annual shareholders’ meeting.

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Calvin Klein Gives Big Lift to PVH’s 1Q Net

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. on Tues­day reported a 95 percent gain in first-quarter income, boosted by the Calvin Klein businesses.

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Nordstrom Names New Chairman

Nordstrom Inc. has named Rick Hernandez, a nine-year independent director and lead director of the board since 2000, non-executive chairman, succeeding Bruce Nordstrom, who has retired.

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In Brief: Federated Sells Stores … Primark Hits Spain

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

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Boneparth: A Man of Few Words

Jones Apparel Group annual meetings are known for being brief, but this year’s gathering could have been a record-breaker.

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The New York-themed student fashion show begins.

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High School Honors Mendelson

The High School of Fashion Industries here honored Mark Mendelson, chief merchandising officer of Jones Apparel Group, at its 80th anniversary gala last Wednesday.

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Nautica introduces the brand to Indian shoppers with a runway show.


Nautica Sets Sights On Retailing in India

Nautica has set sail in India.

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New Push for Change at Wal-Mart

Union-supported Wal-Mart Watch stepped up its campaign to change working conditions at the world’s largest retailer.

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Perry Ellis Earnings Down in Qtr.

Perry Ellis International Inc. on Tuesday reported a 33.5 percent drop in first-quarter income.

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From left: Steve Jobs, Paula Radcliffe, Lance Armstrong and Mark Parker.

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Every Step You Take: Nike, Apple in Deal

Steve Jobs, Lance Armstrong and marathoner Paula Radcliffe provided the star wattage Tuesday when Nike and Apple trumpeted a new partnership and unveiled the first product they have developed — the Nike + iPod Sport Kit.

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The Devil Made Them Do It

Twentieth Century Fox is counting on a blockbuster summer flick with “The Devil Wears Prada,” from Lauren Weisberger’s book about a certain fashion mag.

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Swarovski's pearl and crystal necklace.


Fit for a Queen

Sofia Coppola’s “Marie-Antoinette,” which premieres at Cannes today, promises a right royal riot of sartorial excess.

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The interior of Dillard's at the Summit Sierra in Reno.


Game for Growth: Retail Bets Big on Nevada

Multibillion-dollar construction projects, almost all featuring a retail component, are sprouting in Nevada, from Las Vegas to Reno.

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Heather Graham

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Fashion Scoops: Flair For Life … Diesel Injection … Stripe It Up …

A horde of waiters balancing champagne flutes on silver trays weaved through a mix of entertainment and fashion pacesetters gathered at Mr. Chow Tribeca on Monday to toast Revlon’s reentry into the department store fragrance business.

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Boscia body products.

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Beauty Beat: Boscia to Launch Initial Body Line … CEO Exiting at Tax Free World Association … L’Oreal Reopens Hairdressing Academy

Boscia is expanding beyond the face.

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Done Deals & In Development: Big Deals Talk of ICSC Conference

With 44,000 attendees at this year’s International Council of Shopping Centers spring conference Monday, there were plenty of deals in the works.

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Marks & Spencer Turnaround on Track

Marks & Spencer plc is on the road to recovery, despite a 10.7 percent drop in profits for the year ended April 1.

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