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PREP RALLY

Sure to please even the most serious prepster, designers are showing lots of checks, madras and plaid this season. Revamped in bright color combinations, these classics are as refreshing as a dip in the...

– July 31, 1997

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LESLIE TOBIA: BEACH NUT

Byline: Joyce Cohen

NEW YORK -- Part of the California beach culture, according to swimwear designer Leslie Tobia, is having a different swimsuit for every day of the week.
"My...

– July 31, 1997

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WARNACO'S ONGOING NET, SALES SURGE AGAIN IN QUARTER

Byline: Catherine Curan

NEW YORK -- Powered by strength in its core intimate apparel business and men's wear division, Warnaco Group Inc. reported another...

– July 31, 1997

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DOLLHOUSE SIGNS QUINTET OF LICENSES

Byline: Karen Parr

NEW YORK -- Dollhouse wants to give itself a high five.
The trendy junior sportswear company has signed five new licenses for footwear, handbags,...

– July 31, 1997

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BUYERS FIRED UP FOR CRUISE '98

Byline: Georgia Lee

MIAMI -- Almost everybody -- buyers, manufacturers, sales reps -- was upbeat at the Cruise '98 swimwear show here.
And why not? The event keeps...

– July 31, 1997

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SHIP SHAPE

It's smooth sailing this season, as designers salute nautical looks with lots of contrasting trims, stripes and laces.

– July 31, 1997

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ROTHFELD PLANNING TO BUY OUT RUBIN'S SHARE OF SUN APPAREL

NEW YORK -- Eric Rothfeld, president of Sun Apparel, is planning to buy out his partner, Miles Rubin, chairman of the $400 million jeanswear manufacturing...

– July 31, 1997

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THE STRING FLING

Byline: Marci Rubenstein

The string bikini, a hot item in the Seventies, is being revived. The style hit its stride for summer selling, and both retailers and designers expect its popularity to...

– July 31, 1997

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CROSSING THE LINE
SWIMWEAR MAKERS STEP UP MARKETING OF MULTIPLE-USE PIECES.

Byline: Georgia Lee

ATLANTA -- Swimwear is all dressed up with places to go beyond the water. But although crossover opportunities...

– July 31, 1997

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FASHION STOCKS GAIN IN DJIA RISE

NEW YORK -- Wall Street continued to surge Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrials rising 80.36 points to close at 8254.89 and several major fashion stocks closing higher.
Donna...

– July 31, 1997

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GIULIANI STILL FIRM FOR TAX CUT, IF NOT THIS YEAR, THEN NEXT

Byline: Eric Wilson

NEW YORK -- Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani indicated Tuesday that prospects for eliminating the sales tax on apparel costing under...

– July 30, 1997

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HILLS' TURNAROUND TARGETS APPAREL

Byline: Valerie Seckler

NEW YORK -- By increasing direct sourcing of private labels, weeding out secondary brands and improving visual merchandising, Hills Stores has seen its...

– July 30, 1997

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