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CROSS DRESSING

PARIS -- In the wild world of couture, anything goes. And at Gianni Versace, disco mesh went monastic in a fall collection that put a Byzantine spin on high-glam Tough Chic. But in Gianni's parish,...

– July 8, 1997

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FTC UNVEILS PLAN FOR CARE LABEL SYMBOLS

Byline: Jennifer Owens

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission last week detailed its campaign to teach consumers about its new voluntary care label symbols with a...

– July 8, 1997

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LEG MAN

Byline: Louise Farr

LOS ANGELES -- On an early summer afternoon, in the rich, bougainvillea-splashed California village of Montecito, the local Ladies Who Lunch are swarming through the Estevez design...

– July 8, 1997

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ANTI-SWEATSHOP PANEL PUSHES ON

Byline: Joanna Ramey

WASHINGTON -- The White House anti-sweatshop task force has lost two member companies and is having trouble finding other recruits, but panel members say the...

– July 8, 1997

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MONDAY, BLOODY MONDAY
IT WAS ALL A MATTER OF WILD, WILDER, WILDEST AS THE FALL COUTURE COLLECTIONS WENT INTO FULL SWING IN PARIS.

EMANUEL UNGARO: Along the highway of fashion, you're bound to hit a bump every now...

– July 8, 1997

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VENTURE STORES TO SELL 15 UNITS IN TEXAS, 5 OTHERS TO KMART

NEW YORK -- Ventures Stores Inc. will sell 20 stores to Kmart Corp. and take a $63 million charge against second-quarter earnings to cover the closing...

– July 7, 1997

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HOSIERY MAKERS READY TO STIR THINGS UP FOR FALL

Byline: Rosemary Feitelberg

NEW YORK -- Hosiery makers are planning to make a lot of noise this fall.
They're out to get retailer and consumer attention for...

– July 7, 1997

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BARNEYS BID DEADLINE ARRIVES; DICKSON, SAKS SEEN ADJUSTING OFFERS

Byline: Vicki M. Young / David Moin

NEW YORK -- It's D-Day for bids on Barneys, but no real bidding war is seen breaking out over the bankrupt...

– July 7, 1997

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SEARS' SURVEY: STORES THAT SATISFY CUSTOMERS GLEAN HIGHER SALES

Byline: Teena Hammond

LOS ANGELES -- Customer satisfaction and high sales go hand in hand.
This doesn't seem to be a big news flash, but...

– July 7, 1997

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THE ONGS OF SINGAPORE
IS BARNEY NEXT?

Byline: James Fallon / With contributions from Vicki M. Young, New York / Sara Gay Forden / Samantha Conti, Milan

LONDON -- When Gene Pressman of Barneys went on a...

– July 7, 1997

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JUNE SAME-STORE SALES UP 2.9% IN MATERNITY AT MOTHER'S WORK

PHILADELPHIA -- Mother's Work Inc. said last week that June same-store sales in its core maternity business were up 2.9 percent. The nonmaternity stores...

– July 7, 1997

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BAA TO BUY DUTY FREE FOR $674M

NEW YORK -- BAA PLC, a U.K.-based airport management and development company, will purchase Duty Free International Inc. for about $674 million.
Under the agreement, BAA will make a...

– July 7, 1997

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