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BERGDORF'S NEW TACK: PUMPING PRIVATE LABEL

Byline: David Moin

NEW YORK -- With its luxury appeal and lavish service, Bergdorf Goodman captures the customer willing to spend. But it's been missing out on women...

– May 29, 1997

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BRINGING HIGH TECH DOWN TO EARTH

Byline: Georgia Lee

ATLANTA -- Today's high tech fabrics offer protection from heat, cold, perspiration, sun and darkness.
But does the average woman really care, let alone...

– May 29, 1997

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MEXICO'S JEANSWEAR BOOM

Byline: Joanna Ramey

WASHINGTON -- Denim production is growing explosively in Mexico.
The full benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement, in place for a little over three...

– May 29, 1997

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KOLH'S: NEW STORES STRONG; DRESSES GAIN

Byline: Nancy Brumback

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- Kohl's Corp. is racking up around 30 percent gains in dresses and achieving strong results from its entry into...

– May 29, 1997

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UNION A NO-SHOW AT GUESS MEETING

Byline: Kristi Ellis / With contributions from Arthur Friedman, New York

DANA POINT, Calif. -- Poised for a showdown with UNITE, approximately 700 Guess employees protesting...

– May 29, 1997

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BRYLANE PROFITS INCREASE 35.6% IN QUARTER AS SALES RISE 16.3%

NEW YORK -- Brylane Inc.'s first-quarter earnings gained 35.6 percent to $12.2 million, or 60 cents a share, from $9 million, or 44 cents, a year...

– May 29, 1997

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CONSUMER CONFIDENCE INDEX SURGES TO PEAK IN MAY

Byline: Jennifer Owens

WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence soared to a 28-year high in May, rising almost nine points, as Americans expressed satisfaction with...

– May 28, 1997

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COUNCIL PROPOSES ALTERNATIVE TO GIULIANI'S BIG-RETAILER PLAN

Byline: David Moin

NEW YORK -- The city council wants to make the city "mega-store friendly," but not the way Mayor Giuliani would do it.
Last...

– May 28, 1997

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CHECKOUT

SUPER QUARTER: Aggressive expansion of its top growth vehicle, the Wal-Mart Supercenter, fueled a 12 percent increase in first-quarter operating profit at Wal-Mart's discount division. Operating profit at the...

– May 28, 1997

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RAISING THE DEBIT CARD STAKES

Byline: Valerie Seckler

NEW YORK -- A billion-dollar battle is brewing over a piece of plastic.
Visa and MasterCard are demanding that stores accepting their credit cards also...

– May 28, 1997

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COUNTER PUNCH

SALUTING SYMS: Marcy Syms, president and chief operating officer of Syms Corp., will become the first woman to receive the Fashion Institute of Technology's Marvin Feldman Award, at the school's...

– May 28, 1997

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REFINING FAVOURBROOK

Byline: James Fallon

LONDON -- Favourbrook is a fabric-intensive line.
"I always start with a fabric theme, and the clothes come from that," said owner and designer Oli Spencer. "I...

– May 28, 1997

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