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THE YEAR IN FASHION

Byline: Dianne M. Pogoda

Texas Pacific Group, an investment firm based in Fort Worth, Tex., and San Francisco, acquired 88 percent of retailer J. Crew for about $540 million. The deal had hit...

– December 15, 1997

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IN MEMORIAM
THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE FROM THE WORLDS OF FASHION AND BEAUTY DIED DURING 1997.

Frank Angelo
David Axelberd
Frederick E.M. Ballon
Rosalind Becker
Thomas M. Belk
Henri Bendel
Morris...

– December 15, 1997

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WELSH NAMED VP, DMM AT OFF-5TH

NEW YORK -- Helen Welsh, a veteran in the accessories industry, has been named vice president and divisional merchandise manager at Off-5th, the outlet stores of Saks Fifth Avenue. It...

– December 15, 1997

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HOW NOW

If timing is everything, then the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund's annual Equal Opportunity awards dinner is the finest event of the season.
Not only did Thursday evening's gathering raise a record...

– December 15, 1997

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NOV. SALES UP AT APPAREL AND DEPARTMENT STORES

Byline: Jennifer Owens

WASHINGTON -- Solid sales gains at apparel and department stores were bright spots in an otherwise lackluster November report on retailing...

– December 12, 1997

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MIZRAHI SHUTS BRIDGE DIVISION

Byline: Eric Wilson

NEW YORK -- Isaac, the secondary apparel line launched two years ago by Isaac Mizrahi, has become the first victim of an increasingly tough bridge sportswear...

– December 12, 1997

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BRADLEES WANTS NEW FINANCING

NEW YORK -- Bradlees Inc. is seeking bankruptcy court approval of a new $250 million borrowing agreement with BankBoston NA to keep the stores stocked and shore up credit support for the...

– December 12, 1997

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TOMMY TURNING IT UP

Byline: Soren Larson

NEW YORK -- Tommy Hilfiger isn't short on ambition.
With his first two fragrances continuing to top the sales charts, the designer is poised to make a much bigger...

– December 12, 1997

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KMART SEEKS A SUCCESSOR FOR HALL

Byline: Valerie Seckler

NEW YORK -- Kmart Corp. has begun a search for a number-two executive who would eventually succeed Floyd Hall as chief executive officer.
Hall, who...

– December 12, 1997

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SUZY

Byline: Aileen Mehle

Three years ago, when she was only 12, Kirsten Dunst, now in "Wag the Dog" with such old hands as Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro, had to kiss Brad Pitt in "Interview With the...

– December 12, 1997

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TOP NOTES

L'OREAL'S NUMBER TWO: Pascal Castres Saint Martin has been named group executive vice president of L'Oreal, second in the chain of command after chairman and chief executive officer Lindsay Owen-Jones. He...

– December 12, 1997

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AVON TAPS PERRIN, JUNG TO START TAKING REINS AS PRESTON PLANS EXIT

Byline: Pete Born / With contributions from Diane Picard

NEW YORK -- In its second major move this year, Avon Products Inc. has crafted a top...

– December 12, 1997

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