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COOL WEATHER HELPS LIGHT UP OCTOBER SALES FOR MOST CHAINS

Byline: Valerie Seckler / Diane E. Picard

NEW YORK -- Extra promotions, pent-up demand from a sluggish September and seasonable weather produced...

– November 7, 1997

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ESCADA EXECS NAB GRES

Byline: Pete Born

NEW YORK -- A group of Escada executives has made a deal to acquire Parfums Gres, according to Claude Palatin, president of the Paris-based Escada Beaute.
In addition...

– November 7, 1997

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HIGH-SPIRITED VUITTON

Byline: Katherine Weisman

PARIS -- Four years ago, Louis Vuitton began putting antique toys into ads for its leather accessories.
It sounds like a small thing now, but at the time it...

– November 7, 1997

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DMA DENIES DEAL SET ON STATE SALES TAXES

Byline: Sharon Edelson

NEW YORK -- The Direct Marketing Association denied Thursday that it had reached an agreement with states on collecting sales tax from...

– November 7, 1997

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SELLING GAP ON LINE

Byline: Miles Socha

NEW YORK -- Gap held a virtual grand opening Thursday for its new store on the Internet, one that operates around the clock and is staffed by virtual sales...

– November 7, 1997

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HISTORY LESSON
BILL BLASS AND OSCAR DE LA RENTA -- WHO BOTH SHOWED THURSDAY AT THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY -- CAN STILL TEACH FASHION'S WHIPPERSNAPPERS A THING OR TWO. THEIR COLLECTIONS WERE STRONG, FOCUSED AND SENT...

– November 7, 1997

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MEMO PAD

WATERMAN RETIRING: After 14 years at Vogue, Norman Waterman, associate publisher, is retiring, effective Dec. 31.
"We made this decision so quickly, I haven't given it any thought," said Waterman, 68, when...

– November 7, 1997

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CAN U.S. DESIGNERS BE FASHION LEADERS ON WORLD CATWALK?

Byline: Josephine Bow / Katherine Weisman / Sara Gay Forden and Samantha Conti / Melissa Drier / James Fallon / Tsukasa Furukawa / Natasha Singer

Hey...

– November 6, 1997

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GIRBAUD CHARTS NEW U.S. JEANS PLAN

Byline: Miles Socha

NEW YORK -- What does jam have to do with jeans?
Francois Girbaud was wondering just that several years ago when he was stuck on a long airplane flight...

– November 6, 1997

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DKNY JEANS SLATES DEBUT IN EUROPE

PARIS -- DKNY Jeans is gearing up for its European launch.
In January, several European department stores, including Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser...

– November 6, 1997

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MOODY'S, S&P AFFIRM LEVI'S RATINGS

NEW YORK -- Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's affirmed the debt ratings of Levi Strauss & Co. following the jeans giant's massive restructuring program but said the...

– November 6, 1997

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LEVI'S HAAS GETS AWARD

NEW YORK -- Robert Haas, chairman and chief executive officer of Levi Strauss & Co., was honored at the fourth annual Auburn University International Quality of Life Awards dinner at the...

– November 6, 1997

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