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GLITTERING PRIZES

Handbag designers are focusing on texture, creating rich, glittery bags in materials ranging from brightly colored sequins and beads to shimmering silver mesh.

– July 21, 1997

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MONTGOMERY WARD'S REFUSES HFS OFFER FOR SIGNATURE GROUP

Byline: Thomas J. Ryan

NEW YORK -- Montgomery Ward & Co. said Friday it has rejected a revised offer from HFS Inc. to purchase The Signature Group,...

– July 21, 1997

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NITCHES' QUARTER EARNINGS OFF

SAN DIEGO -- Third-quarter earnings at Nitches Inc. slumped 64.8 percent to $182,828, or 15 cents a share, from $518,727, or 42 cents, a year ago.
Sales for the three months ended May...

– July 21, 1997

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MODERN TIMES

Robert Lee Morris just keeps ticking along.
Newest among his products is a watch, his second model.
Inspired by the key pad on his computer, he designed a modern, sleek watch appropriate for...

– July 21, 1997

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BILL ADDRESSES CONGRESS'S COMPLAINTS ABOUT CHINA

Byline: Joyce Barrett / Joanna Ramey

WASHINGTON -- An 11-point legislative package that would toughen U.S. policy toward China by, among other things, denying...

– July 21, 1997

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BURTON GROUP IS PLANNING TO SPIN OFF DEBENHAMS

Byline: James Fallon

LONDON -- The Burton Group PLC, one of the U.K.'s largest retailers, plans to spin off its Debenhams department store chain into a separately...

– July 21, 1997

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LADY AVENGER

PARIS -- Accessories lovers rejoice. If their abundant use during this season's couture shows is any indication, accessories are back with a vengeance. Fantasy combined with good old opulence made up the...

– July 21, 1997

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LIGHT SQUARE

Sticking to the concept of less is more, Cartier has launched a line of simple, modern rings that are sophisticated and versatile. Called the Tank line, the rings' clean lines complement the square,...

– July 21, 1997

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WILD AT HEART

Accessories this season are seductive and playful, perfect for a night on the town. From sexy scarves to racy handbags, these saucy looks tantalize with hints of naughtiness.

– July 21, 1997

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HOLIDAY OUTLOOK: A SPARKLER
MAKERS AND MERCHANTS EXPECT A REPEAT OF THE STRONG FOURTH-QUARTER BUSINESS THEY EXPERIENCED LAST YEAR.

Byline: Joyce Cohen

NEW YORK -- A bright holiday seems in the offing for...

– July 21, 1997

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BARNEYS' VULTURES GET STAY ON LISTING COSTS OF CLAIMS

NEW YORK -- An ad-hoc committee representing traders of Barneys' post-petition claims do not have to reveal what they paid for their claims -- ...

– July 21, 1997

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NORTH BEACH SHUTS 3 STORES; MORE SET

Byline: Teena Hammond

LOS ANGELES -- North Beach Leather has shut three of its retail stores and will close all but possibly one of its remaining eight units by...

– July 21, 1997

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