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WALL ST. BULLS GIVE SHOWS A LIFT

Byline: Rosemary Feitelberg / Anne D'Innocenzio / Janet Ozzard

NEW YORK -- A bubbly stock market had buyers in an upbeat mood as they visited the battery of trade shows here...

– August 6, 1997

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THE SLENDER TOUCH

NEW YORK -- Cool and clean is the way to go for resort. And this season, the offerings range from romantic to hip, including peasant dresses, slit skirts, tube tops and slim pants. Here, a...

– August 6, 1997

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MOSSIMO EARNINGS PLUMMET 98.9% IN 2ND QUARTER AS SALES DROP 29.8%

IRVINE, Calif. -- Hammered by too much inventory at retail and the high cost of replacing slow-selling denim items with new merchandise, Mossimo Inc....

– August 6, 1997

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WHAT A YARN

NEW YORK -- Knits show no sign of slowing down. And for resort, crochet seems to be a favorite, spicing up shrunken cardigans, oversized sweaters and cool, one-shoulder numbers.

– August 6, 1997

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EXPRESS SHARPENS ITS LOOK

Byline: Anne D'Innocenzio

NEW YORK -- Express is getting a sophisticated new look.
The division of The Limited has been suffering from a long-term identity crisis, but for fall it...

– August 6, 1997

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SHINING MOMENT

NEW YORK -- Resort may be known as a simpler, gentler season, but some designers aren't opposed to spicing it up. And they're doing that by shaping minis, drain-pipe pants and daringly slit skirts in...

– August 6, 1997

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ACTIVISTS MARK EL MONTE WITH RETAILER SCORECARD

Byline: Kristi Ellis

LOS ANGELES -- Activist group Sweatshop Watch marked the second anniversary of the raid that uncovered the notorious sewing factory in...

– August 6, 1997

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CBI PARITY STILL BEING PUSHED IN CONGRESS

Byline: Joyce Barrett

WASHINGTON -- Although axed from the House version of the balanced budget legislation, the plan to give the Caribbean trade parity with Mexico is...

– August 6, 1997

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CREATING THE MARKETING STRATEGY

Byline: Dianne M. Pogoda

NEW YORK -- After a company has taken the preliminary steps of identifying its target consumer, gearing the product to that target and charging someone...

– August 6, 1997

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DOUBLE MESSAGE

NEW YORK -- Variety is the spice of life. And for resort, designers are taking that motto to heart, with looks that range from super-clean to ultra-frilly. At Anna Sui, there's what the designer calls...

– August 6, 1997

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ESTIMATES HIKED ON LAUREN PROFITS

Byline: Catherine Curan

NEW YORK -- The news about Ralph Lauren's knockout first-quarter results just keeps on getting better.
Wall Street analysts expect the positive...

– August 6, 1997

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RETAILING RECOVERS SLOWLY IN MEXICO

Byline: Joanna Ramey

WASHINGTON -- With Mexico's economy improving, the country's retail market is showing signs of life, and the pulse is strongest in the mass...

– August 6, 1997

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