Minimum Wage Boost: Senate Tax-Break Plan Calms Retailer’s Nerves

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The House passed a minimum wage increase Wednesday that many retailers maintain would adversely impact specialty stores and small chains and diminish opportunities for low-skilled workers

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Beauty Beat: Parlux 2Q Profits Down 20 Percent… Beiersdorf Operating Profits Increase… CVS Addresses Merger Dispute

Net income of fragrance marketer Parlux fell 20 percent to $3.5 million in the second quarter ended Sept. 30, from $4.4 million in the same period a year ago, due to lower gross margins and expenses such as royalties, warehousing and interest, the…

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Sales at Sears domestic stores fell by 5.6 percent.


Sears Comps Slip, Profits to Rise

Sears Holdings Corp. is building up a big cash cache, as well as fatter profits, despite softer sales.

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TPG to Sell 7.5 Million Shares of J. Crew

J. Crew Group Inc. said Wednesday that one of its shareholders, Texas Pacific Group, would be offering 7.5 million shares of the retailer’s common stock, and that none of the proceeds from the sale will go to J. Crew.

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An Eddie Bauer Store.


Eddie Bauer Misses Expectations

Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. said preliminary sales results for the fourth quarter and full-year periods showed a 1.1 gain and a decline of 4.5 percent, respectively. Management said results were below expectations.

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Diesel Wins Injunction in Copyright Case

Diesel U.S.A. won a permanent injunction and final judgment on consent against Chic Lady Ltd. and its owner, Michael Kamali, for copyright infringement.

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Hell's Kitchen, FOX

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The top-10 network television shows ranked by the number of product placements in 2006.

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Special Edition Mavi jeans.

Fashion Features

Mavi Unveils Rifat Ozbek Collaboration

Rifat Ozbek’s job as creative director of Pollini’s ready-to-wear collection keeps him hopping between Italy and his London home.

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A winter look from Blu Byblos.

Fashion Features

Facchini Takes Over at Blu Byblos

Byblos is kicking off the year with a fresh image for its young denim and sportswear line, Blu Byblos, a new designer and a fresh concept store to push its expansion around the world.

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The Twilight from Luxury Saforte.

Fashion Features

Luxury Saforte Melds Form, Substance

Noelle Nguyen believes women are often forced to choose between a brand image or quality, and that the two aren’t always one in the same when it comes to women’s fashion.

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Italy’s Fashion Sales Rise in 2006

A surge in domestic demand in the second half of 2006 helped Italy’s fashion industry report a 6 percent growth in sales last year to $88.36 billion.

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Fashion Features

Burberry to Close Factory

Burberry has decided to shutter its factory in Treorchy, Wales, because the plant is no longer commercially viable.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: True Religion Outerwear… Anvil Restructures… Kenneth Cole Move

Seeking to move beyond premium denim into lifestyle apparel, Los Angeles’ True Religion signed a worldwide licensing agreement with Pash Industries LLC to produce and sell outerwear for men, women and children.

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Djimon Hounsou in Gucci.


Speech Therapy

A crush of autograph-seekers lined the steps of Cipriani 42nd Street, where the National Board of Review was holding its annual awards, sponsored by Bulgari.

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A Donna Karan Look.

Fashion Features

Donna’s Iconic Moments

What makes an icon? For Donna Karan, the answer is in three simple words: seven easy pieces.

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Fashion Features

Chinese Apparel, Textiles Soar 21.8% in November

Imports of Chinese apparel and textiles shot up 21.8 percent in November to 1.6 billion square meter equivalents, valued at $2.4 billion, as manufacturing business from other countries continued to flow into China.

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Malden Mills Files Chapter 11

Malden Mills Industries, maker of Polartec polyester fleece, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as a precursor to selling the firm to Gordon Brothers Group for $44 million.

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A Tiffany & Co. Store.


Holiday Sales Sparkle at Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. posted robust holiday sales Wednesday, and said it was looking at opening at least 15 stores this year.

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Sasha Cohen in Bryant Park

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Pot of Gold… Diamond Life… High Life…

It looks as if a new fairy godmother has fluttered her way into fashion – an industry perpetually in need of fresh cash.

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Kate Moss in the new Longchamp ad.


Memo Pad: Rolling Flat… Kate’s New Bag… Road Kill…

It seems Jann Wenner apparently isn’t that popular with the MTV crowd. In its first viewing on Jan. 7, Rolling Stone’s MTV reality contest “I’m From Rolling Stone” attracted only 369,000 viewers.

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Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion Features

CFDA Talks Models, Schedules, Cabinet

At the year’s first meeting of the Council of Fashion Designers of America board on Wednesday, president Diane von Furstenberg named four officers to her so-called cabinet.

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Denise Johnston


Johnston Leaving Gap Post

Gap is becoming a revolving door for talent. Denise Johnston, president of Gap Adult, is leaving the company Friday, after just seven months on the job.

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Minimum Wage Boost: Senate Tax-Break Plan Calms Retailers’ Nerves

The House passed a minimum wage increase Wednesday that many retailers maintain would adversely impact specialty stores and small chains and diminish…

clock January 11, 2007Kristi Ellis

A look from Jennifer Lopez's new Justsweet collection.

Fashion Features

Lopez Sweetens the Mix

“Let me just do my thing, and then we can start taking pictures,” a very focused Jennifer Lopez directed.

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