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Canada trade shows; NSIA; NAFFEEM; OFE, Profile, Fashion Design Council of  Canada; Toronto LG Fashion Week Beauty by L'Oréal

Playing the Strong Suit: Canada

Canadian trade show organizers are upbeat heading into 2010 as Toronto Fashion Week continues to grow and accessories businesses report a mini boom.

Fashion Focus, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Pete Wentz, Melissa Gamble, abigail Glaum-Lathburyl

Chicago's Fashion Focus Crafts New Look

Chicago’s eight-day Fashion Focus was a celebrity-free affair this round, but it may have been more productive for some designers and visitors.

Lacoste, Steve Birkhold, Robert Siegel

Birkhold Joins Lacoste Licensee as CEO

Former Diesel CEO joins Devanlay U.S. Inc., the licensee for Lacoste apparel.

Klaus Steilmann Dies at 80

Founder of Germany’s Steilmann Group was once Europe’s largest apparel manufacturer.

Aeffe Reports Loss

Aeffe SpA said it hoped cost-cutting initiatives and a newly signed license agreement with French label Cacharel would lift the Italian fashion group in 2010.

Benetton Earnings Leap 45 Percent

Benetton Group SpA forecast around a 2 to 3 percent decline in 2009 revenues and “satisfactory profitability” after third-quarter earnings gained 47 percent.

Fashion Industry Gallery_FIG

Orders Pick Up at Dallas FIG

October show in Dallas sees strong attendance.

Stephen Milstein,  Beat Coat, Burlington Coat FActory

Milstein Back in Business with Best Coat Factory

Stephen Milstein, whose family built Burlington Coat Factory, opens Paramus, N.J., pop-up store that specializes in deeply discounted designer labels.

Betsey Johnson, Chantal Bacon

Betsey Johnson Sets New Store Design

New design for Betsey Johnson stores features crisp white walls as an alternative to the brand’s traditional neon pink walls and checkerboard floor interior.

Rachel Weeks, Colleen McCann, School House, Duke

An Expanding School House

Rachel Weeks has created a college t-shirt company that uses socially responsible manufacturing methods.

Apart, Otto Group, Francesco Cardoletti

German Fashion Brand Apart to Roll Out in U.S.

The Otto Group plans to sell Apart to specialty retailers and then, department stores.

belstaff

Belstaff Targets U.S. Market

The Belstaff brand, worn by George Clooney and Brad Pitt, has opened a showroom and plans to grow.

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