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CLOSING THE JEANSWEAR GENDER GAP

Byline: Janet Ozzard

NEW YORK -- Jeanswear is still a man's business.
Of the 544 million pairs of jeans sold in the U.S. last year, 61 percent were sold to men and boys,...

– June 19, 1997

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RODIER LICENSES SHOPS IN JAPAN, LINE OF WATCHES

NEW YORK -- Rodier, the French retailer and manufacturer of women's ready-to-wear, has signed a licensing agreement with the Renown Group in Tokyo.
Renown will open...

– June 19, 1997

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PERENNIAL BLOOMERS

Byline: Janet Ozzard

NEW YORK -- June 16 is always a momentous day, at least for James Joyce devotees. That's when they gather around the epic text of Joyce's "Ulysses" and, reading aloud,...

– June 19, 1997

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SASSAFRAS' NEW FLAVORS

Byline: Anne D'Innocenzio

NEW YORK -- After several years of flat sales at Sassafras, a division of Apparel Ventures, a new divisional president is aiming to turn the brands around by...

– June 19, 1997

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BEIGE BOOK REPORTS STORES GENERALLY OK WITH APPAREL

Byline: Jennifer Owens

WASHINGTON -- Retailers in many regions had few or no complaints about apparel sales even though a chilly spring appeared to weaken...

– June 19, 1997

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2ND-QUARTER EARNINGS HIT $9.1 MILLION AT CHIC BY HIS

NEW YORK -- With a $34.1 million pretax gain on the sale of a stake in a German subsidiary, Chic by HIS Inc. was able to post second-quarter earnings of $9.1...

– June 19, 1997

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WEDDING DAY

New York saw its biggest Hollywood invasion in months at the premiere of Julia Roberts's new film, "My Best Friend's Wedding," Tuesday night. The star herself walked in with co-star Rupert Everett and her...

– June 19, 1997

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WAVES

DELFINA'S U.S. MOVES: Tiziano, a swimwear and lingerie sales agent for such European lines as Anti-Flirt and Marie Jo Prima Donna, is now marketing Delfina, a three-year-old swimwear line, to the U.S.
The line...

– June 19, 1997

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RETAILERS CELEBRATE RODEO'S 25TH YEAR

Byline: Eric Wilson

NEW YORK -- "There's nothing like Rodeo Drive. There's nothing like our stores and there's nothing like our sunshine."
It isn't hard for Fred Hayman...

– June 19, 1997

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TITLE IX: AN AID, NOT A CURE

Byline: Rosemary Feitelberg

NEW YORK -- "The question is, 'How far do they still have to go?"'
So asked sports commentator Dick Schaap, who moderated a panel discussion here...

– June 19, 1997

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CONTEMPORARY LOOKS SCORE AT DALLAS MARKET

Byline: Rusty Williamson

DALLAS -- Retailers shopped the International Apparel Mart's fall II and holiday market here with frequently increased open-to-buys and...

– June 19, 1997

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A LITTLE BIT OF LUXE

NEW YORK -- A luxurious fabric transforms any item -- even a simple sweatshirt. Here, Adrienne Vittadini's zip-up silk and cashmere sweatshirt goes over a matching skirt and a nylon and Lycra...

– June 19, 1997

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