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Kellwood Clicks Along: Profits Surge 70.3% As Deals Accumulate

Despite a 70.3 percent leap in Kellwood’s second-quarter profits, poor fall and holiday orders helped dampen expectations for the year.

– August 29, 2003

Fashion

VF, Nautica Tie Knot And Shoot for $1B Sportswear Business

VF Corp. completed its deal to acquire Nautica Enterprises on Wednesday for a total consideration of roughly $600 million. Here’s what’s next.

– August 28, 2003

Fashion

CEO's: Who Has 'It'?

The best executives and designers are those with an indefinable yet vital quality. Getting "it" requires a rare combination. By Harry Bernard

– August 27, 2003

Fashion

As Better Market Reenergizes, Liz Arrives With New Dimension

The turmoil in the better category is creating a new market reality, and next week, Liz Claiborne, moving to protect its turf, will launch its Realities line.

– August 27, 2003

Fashion

Beauty Sells Pure Science

Selling skin care is no longer about just a pretty face. Beauty ads now carry so much scientific detail that consumers need the help of a medical...

– August 27, 2003

Business

Fashion's Eye-Opener

Marketing: Spending on apparel and accessories ads in magazines aimed at African Americans has doubled in the past five years.

– August 27, 2003

Fashion

American Rag Marks Latest Arrival in Stores’ Pursuit of Exclusivity

Federated Department Stores’ latest effort in private brands, American Rag, was rolled out to 120 doors this month, and more are on the way.

– August 26, 2003

Fashion

The Euro Consumer: Hot, Feeling Poorer

France’s recent killer heat wave is just the latest headache for stores already pummeled by weak tourism, a strong euro and economic doubt at home.

– August 25, 2003

Fashion

‘It’ Accessory of the Year

Eye Love Monogram handbag by Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton; Bisaccia handbag by Hogan; The Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons Limited Edition Motorola...

– August 25, 2003

Fashion

Specialty Numbers: Gap Stars as Markdowns Hit Competition

Gap Inc. scored twice on Thursday, once with strong second-quarter earnings and again by coaxing Patricia DeRosa out of her retirement.

– August 22, 2003

Fashion

Wal-Mart’s Future: Will It Become Engine Of the U.S. Economy

Wal-Mart’s SuperCenters have become modern-day Main Streets, with all the requisite stores and services of a downtown shopping district.

– August 21, 2003

Fashion

Luxury, Private Labels Offer Hope but Can’t Stem Saks’ Red Ink

Despite its second-quarter net loss of $11.3 million, Saks Inc. thinks luxury might be set to rebound and private labels can lift its department stores.

– August 20, 2003

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