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TRACKING THE NEW AFFLUENTS

Byline: Dick Silverman

NEW YORK -- Selling high-end apparel these days is literally a luxury.
The luxe market has captured the fascination of customers across America, and...

– October 1, 1997

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EXTENDING THE WEEKEND

Byline: Rosemary Feitelberg

NEW YORK -- The Weekend Exercise Co. wants to stretch out the weekend with a new label called Weekend by Marika.
Aimed at department and specialty store...

– October 1, 1997

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TRADE SHOWS RESCHEDULE

NEW YORK -- The VICS '98 Conference, formerly called the IQ Conference, will be held in conjunction with Retail Systems '98 Conference, June 15-18 in New Orleans.
The name change resulted in...

– October 1, 1997

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FEDERATED SAID ARRANGING EXCLUSIVE PERRY ELLIS LINE

NEW YORK -- Federated Department Stores is teaming up with Perry Ellis International to develop an exclusive line of Perry Ellis women's clothing just for Federated...

– October 1, 1997

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PRIVATE LABEL GETS COMPUTER AID

Byline: Jeanette Hye

NEW YORK -- With the explosive growth of private label apparel, retailers are hunting for technology to support their in-house design and production...

– October 1, 1997

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PLUMA SEES 50-60% DROP IN NET, CITING MANUFACTURING PROBLEMS

EDEN, N.C. -- Pluma Inc. said it expects a 50 to 60 percent drop in third-quarter earnings as a result of manufacturing problems.
Revenues for the three...

– October 1, 1997

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KNIGHTSBRIDGE BUYS FREDERICK'S

LOS ANGELES -- Frederick's of Hollywood said Tuesday that its acquisition by Knightsbridge Capital Corp. had been completed. The purchase price, as reported, was $7.75 a share.
The...

– October 1, 1997

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BALANCING PRICE AND VERSATILITY

Byline: Deirdre Mendoza

LOS ANGELES -- That pesky moderate consumer is at it again: She wants clothes that are versatile enough to go from work to weekend, she wants some trends...

– October 1, 1997

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BENETTON NET GAINS 21% IN FIRST HALF

MILAN -- Benetton's net profit rose 21 percent in the first half as sales gained 5 percent against a year ago.
Net income came to $81.1 million (140 billion lire) on sales of...

– October 1, 1997

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LONDON'S HIGH ROLLER

LONDON -- Antonio Berardi hit the Las Vegas strip for spring and came away with a jackpot. Berardi, 28, has been courted by everyone from Chloe to LVMH and eyed by his peers from Milan to New...

– October 1, 1997

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KARAN, LAUDER DO THE DEAL

NEW YORK -- One of the most hotly contested and closely watched courtships in beauty history ended Tuesday with Donna Karan finally picking a suitor -- the Estee Lauder Cos.
Donna Karan...

– October 1, 1997

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EXCLUSIVE
DONATELLA'S FIRST COLLECTION

Byline: Bridget Foley

MILAN -- In many ways, it is a typical fitting in the frenzied days before collections. Assistants bustle, a gorgeous, unknown teen model...

– October 1, 1997

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