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WWD NAMES CHIEF IN PARIS

NEW YORK -- Sarah Raper Larenaudie has been named Paris bureau chief for WWD.
She will direct business news coverage for the bureau, while remaining in her previous posts as European...

– June 17, 1997

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HOT TIMES

NEW YORK -- Showing flowing silhouettes may be fine for some designers, but others have something sexier in mind. And tight shapes are getting just as much play as easy ones for resort. Michael Kors, for...

– June 17, 1997

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KMART CORP. SELLS CANADIAN DIVISION TO INVESTOR GROUP FOR $134.1 MILLION

NEW YORK -- Kmart Corp. has sold its 123-unit Canadian operation for about $134.1 million ($185 million Canadian) to a group of Canadian...

– June 17, 1997

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BAUME & MERCIER HEAD BEN KAISER DEAD AT 72

Byline: Wendy Hessen

NEW YORK -- Ben Kaiser, the 72-year-old chairman of Baume & Mercier Inc., died Monday while having lunch at Le Cirque 2000 here.
The cause of...

– June 17, 1997

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DIXIE CHANGES NAME, FOCUSES ON THE FINISH

Byline: Stuart Chirls

NEW YORK -- Dixie Yarns has changed its named to The Dixie Group, reflecting a radical strategic shift designed to carry the 77-year-old firm...

– June 17, 1997

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SASSCO EXECS SEE KASPER IN A NEW LIGHT

Byline: Eric Wilson

NEW YORK -- Finally out of "the shadows" of Leslie Fay, Arthur S. Levine and Gregg I. Marks want to take Kasper into the limelight.
While it ranks...

– June 17, 1997

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BARNEYS TO CLOSE 17TH STREET STORE AND THREE OTHERS

Byline: David Moin / Vicki M. Young

NEW YORK -- Marking another sad chapter in its 17-month bankruptcy, Barneys Inc. will close its legendary 17th Street...

– June 17, 1997

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SO SUIT ME

NEW YORK -- It probably won't turn up in the swimsuit segment of the Miss America pageant, but it's a sure sizzler for resort. And if history is any indication, Gucci's leather bikini should generate more...

– June 17, 1997

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2 ANALYSTS PREDICT STRONG SECOND HALF

Byline: S. C.

NEW YORK -- Textile suppliers can look forward to a solid second half of the year as apparel sales generate momentum through the holiday season, according to...

– June 17, 1997

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PRADA CONFIRMS LEASE SIGNED FOR NEW FLAGSHIP ON FIFTH AVE.

NEW YORK -- Prada confirmed Monday it has signed a lease for a new flagship at 724 Fifth Avenue, a four-level space between 56th and 57th Streets...

– June 17, 1997

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TOWNSON SETS HIS EXIT PLANS AT FREDERICK'S

NEW YORK -- George W. Townson, chairman and chief executive officer of Frederick's of Hollywood for 12 years, said Monday that he plans to leave the company, which is being...

– June 17, 1997

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NRF: CHINA'S MFN KEEPS U.S. WHOLESALE COSTS DOWN

Byline: Jim Ostroff

WASHINGTON -- The National Retail Federation spelled out its case for extending China's most-favored-nation trade status at a press...

– June 17, 1997

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