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CIVIDINI WOOS U.S. STORES

Byline: Karen Parr

NEW YORK -- Cividini, the Milan-based fine knit and ready-to-wear line, has begun to carve inroads into the U.S., beginning with a new showroom here.
With this...

– November 5, 1997

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SURVIVAL OF THE SMALLEST

Byline: Sharon Edelson

NEW YORK -- As department stores divide and conquer, gaining market share and economies of scale, and designers build monuments to their own singular aesthetic,...

– November 5, 1997

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SENATORS SEEK TO UNBLOCK HOLD ON HAYES

WASHINGTON -- Rita Hayes's nomination as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative is facing the predicament confronting dozens of others: Someone in the Senate has blocked it.
But...

– November 5, 1997

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APPAREL EXECS WARY OF HOLIDAY

Byline: Anne D'Innocenzio

NEW YORK -- Inconsistent weather, a lack of clear fashion trends and earlier-than-usual holiday promotions -- which started this week instead of just...

– November 5, 1997

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SANOFI SALES GROW 10% IN FIRST 9 MONTHS OF '97

PARIS -- French pharmaceuticals and beauty giant Sanofi reported sales for the first nine months increased 10 percent to $3.2 billion (18.581 billion francs) over the...

– November 5, 1997

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APPAREL HELPS ADIDAS NET SURGE

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany -- With apparel sales shooting ahead, Adidas reported a 38.7 percent increase in net income to $258.6 million (449 million marks) on a 42.3 percent rise in sales...

– November 5, 1997

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THE BON-TON BETS ON BETTER BRANDS

Byline: Valerie Seckler

NEW YORK -- After an acquisition binge that doubled its store base in three years, The Bon-Ton believes the growing pains are over and that it's found...

– November 5, 1997

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KENNETH COLE NET UP 19.4%

NEW YORK -- Kenneth Cole Productions said third-quarter earnings gained 19.4 percent to $4.8 million, or 36 cents a share, against $4.1 million, or 30 cents, a year ago.
Sales for the...

– November 5, 1997

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KNIT PICKS

How Sweet It Is
Sweet Romeo, which launched its first collection of knitwear this spring for fall '97, expects to generate $1 million in wholesale volume in its first year, according to Gayle Gabor, vice...

– November 5, 1997

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FAST TRACK GETS A NOD IN SENATE

Byline: Joyce Barrett

WASHINGTON -- The quest for expanded free trade was advanced Tuesday by the Senate in a vote viewed largely as symbolic but critical to the future of the...

– November 5, 1997

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GRANT FROM U.S. TO HELP PUSH NEW YORK EXPORTS

Byline: Eric Wilson

NEW YORK -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded a $335,640 grant to promote exports of New York-made apparel in response to a joint...

– November 5, 1997

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ON THE PLEAT

NEW YORK -- It was inevitable, really. What goes up must come down, so skirts that are skintight and sky-high must eventually get longer and fuller. And one way to create that volume is to use pleats....

– November 5, 1997

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