Levi’s to Cut Costs as Cotton Prices Bite

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Cost-cutting is back in style at Levi Strauss & Co. After boosting first-quarter profits 21 percent via cuts in selling, general and administrative costs, executives indicated more paring lies ahead.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A bag from Michael Kors.


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Human Resources

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Chip Bergh


Levi’s to Cut Costs as Cotton Prices Bite

After boosting first-quarter profits 21 percent via cuts in selling, general and administrative costs, executives indicated more paring lies ahead.

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On Reykjavik’s Laugavegur Street.

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: Reykjavik, Iceland

A recent tour down Reykjavik’s Laugavegur Street revealed a mix of punky chic and casual cool.

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Government and Trade

DOJ Seizes More Than $896,000 From Monetary Accounts

Proceeds from interbank and PayPal accounts were from the sale of counterfeit sports apparel and jerseys sold online.

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Roland Nivelais’ silk velvet dress. Ranjana Khan earrings; Badgley Mischka cuff.

Fashion Trends

‘I Would Drape Myself in Velvet…’

The lush fabric is experiencing something of a renaissance in women’s eveningwear.

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Matt Lightner Cooks for a Crowd at BA Kitchen

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Condé Nast Appoints Maurie Perl to New Post

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Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Tale of Two Cities

Right on the heels of Mercedes-Benz China International Fashion Week (CHIC), which ended in Beijing on April 2, Shanghai Fashion Week is about to kick off.

clock April 11, 2012Huang Hung


Marc Fisher CEO Testifies in Gucci Trial

The founder of Guess Inc.’s licensee for footwear denied infringing on the fashion label’s trademarks.

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Selena Gomez

Human Resources

Selena Gomez Grows Up

With two new film roles, a fragrance and a summer apparel line, the young star is determined to defy perceptions that she is a one-note teenage celebrity.

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Fashion Scoops

First Glimpse of Raf Simons’ Dior View

Designer responds to industry speculation about what his point of view means for fashion house.

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Fashion Scoops

New York City Releases Fashion NYC2020 Report

The report did not present the rosiest forecast for the U.S. apparel industry, which is expected to decline at a continued rate of 2 percent annually.

clock April 11, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

The Louboutin Web site.

Fashion Scoops

Christian Louboutin Unveils Online Boutique in Europe

Launch follows on from the label’s existing e-commerce sites in the U.S. and Canada.

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Fashion Scoops

Shopbop Adding Customer Support to Mandarin Site

Chinese-speaking representatives will offer fashion and shopping support tailored to that market.

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Fashion Scoops

Armani Casa Moves Into Miami Design District

Brand’s first home store in the city opens today at 10 NE 39th Street.

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A rendering of the Lacoste pop-up shop.

Fashion Scoops

Lacoste Setting Up at Coachella This Weekend

Brand will operate a pop-up shop out of a mobile container unit at the annual music festival.

clock April 11, 2012David Lipke

Government and Trade

Survey Shows U.S. Importers Moving Out of China

Firms report they have or plan to move a portion of their manufacturing due to increased costs of raw materials and logistics.

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