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The Top Trends

Here, a look at the trends both retailers and manufacturers are tapping for the new season:

  • Easy silhouettes, including loose, flowing vests, cardigans, dusters and tunic tops over both fitted and wide leg pants or skirts.

  • New...

Designing Denim

Levi Strauss & Company -- in cooperation with Neiman Marcus -- is the latest fashion leader to join in support of DIFFA, the Design Industries Foundation For AIDS. The denim giant has invited 800 international designers and celebrities to put...

Building the Franchise: With Help From Saks, Designer Nancy Heller Ups Her Stake in the Southeast

ATLANTA -- Nancy Heller must have nine lives. Although she closed her 22-year-old sportswear company in 1992, she immediately signed an agreement with Saks Fifth Avenue to open in-store boutiques and freestanding franchise stores. So far, the business...

Lee Chaden Named CEO of Sara Lee Intimates

NEW YORK -- Lee A. Chaden has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Sara Lee Intimates, a division of Sara Lee Corp.

Chaden will oversee the Playtex, Bali, Canadelle, Hanes Her Way and Just My Size intimate apparel businesses...


Legal Action A Possibility If Carrera Drops Lacroix

Christian Lacroix is off to a rollicking good start for 1994.

Lacroix Lite

"It's like watering down scotch, but this time we're using bubbly water, not flat," says Christian Lacroix of his new lower-priced collection, Bazar.

Children's Wear Buyers Focus On Prices, Discounts In Dallas

DALLAS -- For children's wear buyers shopping the market here last week at the International Apparel Marts, discounts and sharp pricing were priorities.

They sought incentive pricing on coats, fall lines expected to sell out before the fall...

The South Beach Invasion

MIAMI BEACH -- The South Beach retail explosion has so far been confined to trendy local boutiques along Washington Avenue. But the transformation of the old Financial Federal Building into a 20,000-square-foot shopping complex in the heart of the Art...

Robert G. Derx

NEW YORK -- Robert G. Derx, 78, a retired executive of Vanity Fair, died at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., on Jan. 21 of a heart attack. Funeral services were held in Minneapolis.

Derx had been vice president in charge of marketing...

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