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BOSTON STORES MUFFLED BY NEARLY 3 FEET OF SNOW

Byline: Stuart Chirls

NEW YORK -- Boston retailers weren't amused by the April Fool's blizzard that dumped nearly three feet of snow on the city.
Massachusetts...

– April 2, 1997

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STRIPE HYPE

NEW YORK -- Fall offers a stripe for every type. From big and bold to subtle and sophisticated, here's the lineup.

– April 2, 1997

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COUNTER PUNCH

RISE ABOVE ADVERSITY: After a $6.2 million gain from a settlement after a March 1996 fire at its distribution center a year ago, Mac Frugal's Bargains Closeouts' fourth-quarter earnings increased 31.5...

– April 2, 1997

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CUSTOMS UNVEILS LIST OF TRANSSHIPPING FIRMS

Byline: Jennifer Owens

WASHINGTON -- In compiling its semiannual list of foreign companies found to be transshipping, U.S. Customs has added one name and removed...

– April 2, 1997

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DANA BUCHMAN PACES CLAIBORNE GAINS

Byline: Thomas J. Ryan

NEW YORK -- Liz Claiborne Inc.'s better women's sportswear in 1996 chalked up its first annual sales gain since 1992, thanks to growth in casual labels...

– April 2, 1997

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HOLT'S HITS GROWTH THROTTLE

Byline: Paul French

TORONTO -- With Canada's retail sector still digesting the news of T. Eaton Co.'s bankruptcy-protection filing last month, at least one high-end player has been...

– April 2, 1997

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LOWERING BRIDGE: A NEW NICHE

Byline: Janet Ozzard

NEW YORK -- The bridge market might be dominated by a handful of big names, but some smaller companies still see an opportunity there. Three names -- two...

– April 2, 1997

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GENDER GAMES

NEW YORK -- Boy meets girl is shaping up to be one of fall's strongest themes. Lively mixes, such as a girly lace piece with a mannish coat or a skimpy knit with traditional trousers, result in an...

– April 2, 1997

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SWEATER DRESSING

NEW YORK -- Knits are still a favorite this season, with designers showing cozy cardigans, tidy twinsets and head-to-toe looks for fall.

– April 2, 1997

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SUZY

Byline: Aileen Mehle

Spring has sprung, and along with it, inevitable as the first robin or rosebud, springs the International Best-Dressed List, an annual fashion poll that has been going on since 1940,...

– April 2, 1997

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PRINTEMPS PRESSING AHEAD WITH OPENINGS, NEW EFFORTS

Byline: Katherine Weisman

PARIS -- Undaunted by the continued sluggish domestic economy, the Pinault Printemps Redoute retail and distribution group is...

– April 2, 1997

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MACY'S EAST GROUNDING ELECTRONICS

Byline: David Moin

NEW YORK -- In a bold move to bolster its "core" businesses, particularly women's special sizes, men's wear and home furnishings, Macy's East said Tuesday...

– April 2, 1997

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