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HANDBAG FIRM SETTLES TWO SUITS WITH PAYMENT

NEW YORK -- Jaclyn Inc. said it paid $487,500 to settle two lawsuits relating to the manufacture and sale of handbags.
The company declined to provide further...

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CLASS ACTION

NEW YORK -- The classics are looking new again this season, done up in slim silhouettes and fresh fabrics. As Ellen Tracy designer Linda Allard puts it, "Early spring is a terrific time to experiment...

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HOPPING THE INNER-CITY FAST TRACK

Byline: Rosemary Feitelberg

NEW YORK -- The influence of inner-city shoppers on the activewear market has become so important, it is now the stuff of panel...

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JANET BROWN'S TRUNK SHOWS SCORE COUPS WITH NEW NAMES

NEW YORK -- Janet Brown, who operates an 800-square-foot eponymous boutique on Carlton Avenue in Port Washington, N.Y., is doing what many Madison Avenue boutiques...

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U.S. APPEALS COURT RULES AGAINST HARBOR MAINTENANCE EXPORT TAX

NEW YORK -- The Harbor Maintenance Tax, a 0.125 percent charge on the value of commercial cargo, has been ruled unconstitutional when applied to...

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SWEATSHOP PANEL
VENDOR COMPLAINT: COST OF MONITORING

Byline: Stuart Chirls

NEW YORK -- Apparel manufacturers had an opportunity Wednesday to gripe about the costs of monitoring contractors, but they got...

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FTC: SEARS WILL GIVE CONSUMERS $100 MILLION IN DEBT COLLECTION SUIT

Byline: Joanna Ramey

WASHINGTON -- Sears, Roebuck & Co. will pay $100 million to more than 200,000 consumers as part of a settlement with the...

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FILMMAKERS TARGET GUESS FOR ABUSES

Byline: Louise Farr

LOS ANGELES -- Eight of the 15 filmmakers represented in the Guess Independent Film Tour have bitten the hand that's sponsoring them.
In an "open...

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VF TO BUY BRITTANIA FROM LEVI'S

Byline: Janet Ozzard

NEW YORK -- Brittania has a suitor.
VF Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire the mass market jeanswear brand, which is owned by arch rival Levi...

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SPORTMART LOSS INCREASES, SALES FALL 10.6% IN QUARTER

NEW YORK -- Superstore retailer Sportmart Inc. reported its first-quarter loss widened slightly to $885,000 from a year-ago loss of $877,000.
Sales in the...

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WILL FASHION RESCUE FALL?
WITH BASICS IN A SLUMP, MANUFACTURERS ARE BANKING ON TRENDS TO SAVE THE SEASON.

Byline: Janet Ozzard

NEW YORK -- There's a potential blight on the crucial back-to-school and...

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FERRE SETS UP U.S. DIVISION, NAMES A HEAD

NEW YORK -- Gianfranco Ferre SpA is creating a new division to oversee its U.S. business.
The Milan-based design firm has hired industry veteran Corinne Coombe to become...

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