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CLEAN CUT

New proportions, sporty bindings and bold prints give spring's simple suits a different kind of edge.

– September 18, 1997

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NEW SPACES EMERGING AS ALTERNATIVES TO CHELSEA PIERS

Byline: Eric Wilson / with contributions from Arthur Friedman and Lisa Lockwood

NEW YORK -- Oscar de la Renta and Bill Blass confirmed Wednesday they will...

– September 18, 1997

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VERSACE WILLS HIS STAKE TO NIECE

Byline: Samantha Conti

MILAN -- Eleven-year-old Allegra Beck is the sole inheritor of her uncle Gianni Versace's 50 percent stake in the fashion house carrying his name, a...

– September 18, 1997

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EYE SCOOP

Is it really worth it? Installing a second, secret number for reservations at Keith McNally's Balthazar was only the beginning. Now when you finally secure a table on the private line -- forget about the...

– September 18, 1997

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CLASSIC ACT

NEW YORK -- Nothing beats a classic, and nowhere is this more evident than in Ralph Lauren's better-priced Lauren line. And for spring, the designer continues to deliver on what his customers demand:...

– September 18, 1997

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PINK LADIES

It's not easy being pink.
Oscar de la Renta's mandate to "wear pink" for the Monday night perfume launch of his "So de la Renta" at the Copacabana seemed simple enough, but several guests said they had a...

– September 18, 1997

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'96: A YEAR FOR MOVING A BIT AHEAD

NEW YORK -- Last year was one of modest progress for the nation's retailers, but some of the gains were masked by special items.
In the accompanying chart, based on bottom-line...

– September 17, 1997

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DONNA KARAN
SIGNATURE MAKES ITS MARK

NEW YORK -- Where there's a niche, there's a Donna Karan label.
Case in point: The area between bridge and designer, where Karan has situated not one, but two collections ...

– September 17, 1997

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OSCAR FINE-TUNES FOR VERSATILITY

Byline: Janet Ozzard

NEW YORK -- For a one-year-old, Oscar is very happy.
The bridge label of Oscar de la Renta's apparel business is on track to hit its wholesale sales...

– September 17, 1997

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INTERNET OUTLOOK: PARTLY SUNNY

Byline: Valerie Seckler

NEW YORK -- Major discounters, which have mounted Web sites in the past year, can capitalize on electronic commerce to spark sales of the basic items that...

– September 17, 1997

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BENETTON'S POS UNITES ITS STORES

Byline: Jeanette Hye

NEW YORK -- The Benetton Group is linking its international network of stores with a point-of-sale system that collects sales data, feeds it back to...

– September 17, 1997

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JACQUES HARAN

NEW YORK -- Jacques Haran, a retired president of Revillon USA, died of heart failure here Sunday, said a spokeswoman for Revillon Inc., a fur manufacturer and retailer based in Paris. He was...

– September 17, 1997

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