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MONTGOMERY WARD TO CLOSE ANOTHER 48 STORES THIS YEAR

NEW YORK -- The bankrupt Montgomery Ward & Co. said Friday it plans to close 48 stores, or about 15 percent of the chain, by the end of December, resulting in the...

– October 13, 1997

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GIFTS BRIDGE THE GAP
ACCESSORIES AND GIFTS VENDORS HOPE TO BENEFIT FROM CROSS-MARKETING.

Byline: Georgia Lee

ATLANTA -- More than a facelift, the new Atlanta Fashion Accessories & Fine Jewelry Center is...

– October 13, 1997

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GLASS WORKS
A DESIGNER CREATES JEWELRY FROM STAINED GLASS PELLETS AND RECYCLED BOTTLES.

Byline: Tami M. Hardeman

ATLANTA -- Like a lot of small businesses, Smart Glass began at a kitchen table.
Kathleen...

– October 13, 1997

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FASHION NOTES

CHASING TIFFANY: To celebrate its 160th anniversary, Tiffany & Co. presented "Tiffany Makers: A Salute to Craftsmanship," an exhibition launched in New York that was displayed at Tiffany's Phipps Plaza...

– October 13, 1997

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THE TOTAL PACKAGE
A CONSULTANT AND TWO RETAILERS SHARE STRATEGIES FOR CREATING EXCITING INTERIORS.

Byline: Georgia Lee

ATLANTA -- Visual merchandising is more than display, more than decor.
Everything a...

– October 13, 1997

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LIQUIDATORS: SHUT WEAK LOCATIONS FAST

NEW YORK -- Closing underperforming stores is increasingly becoming a regular part of a retailer's life, and usually, the retailer is better off as a result.
Liquidators, who...

– October 13, 1997

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MORE VENDORS, FEWER BUYERS AT HONG KONG SHOW

Byline: Betsy May Veloo

HONG KONG -- The latest edition of the Hong Kong Jewelry and Watch Fair, one of Asia's most popular and largest jewelry shows, was a mixed...

– October 13, 1997

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S&P UPGRADES KMART

NEW YORK -- Is Kmart Corp. on the right path?
Standard & Poor's apparently thinks so and has upgraded the outlook on Kmart Corp. to "positive" from "stable."
The rating agency has also...

– October 13, 1997

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TOP TIERS

Tier upon tier of sheer fabric creates spring's softest silhouette.

– October 13, 1997

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SEVERAL MAJOR FIRMS REPORTEDLY EXPLORING A PROPOSAL FOR COACH

Byline: Wendy Hessen / With contributions from Katherine Weisman, Paris

NEW YORK -- A number of major companies are said to be looking at...

– October 13, 1997

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WHERE ARE THE LINES GOING?

Nearly all of the Bradys' lines have found new homes. Here is a list of manufacturers and new representatives for the Bradys' lines:

BR Collections, (818-982-3308) rep: Paula and...

– October 13, 1997

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STRAP HAPPY

Byline: Joyce Cohen

It might not be the most elegant of lingerie items, but it can't be beat for practicality.
It's the Bra Buddy -- an elastic strip that keeps bra straps from falling...

– October 13, 1997

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