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J. CREW SALE IS NEARER AFTER BONDS ARE PLACED

Byline: Sidney Rutberg

NEW YORK -- Bonds needed to finance the $540 million purchase of J. Crew Group by the Texas Pacific Group were sold Tuesday, after the price...

– October 16, 1997

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COMMISSION GIVES LVMH MERGER NOD

PARIS -- LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton is one step closer to picking up its $810 million prize from the Guinness-Grand Metropolitan merger.
On Wednesday, the European Commission...

– October 16, 1997

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THE CHRISTIAN FAITHFUL

By wearing one of John Galliano's inaugural gowns for Christian Dior couture to the Oscars, Nicole Kidman gave the designer a PR gift that no amount of francs could buy. So it's no wonder she was...

– October 16, 1997

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LE SCOOP

LANDING AT LANVIN? Word is that Lanvin has found a successor for outgoing designer Ocimar Versolato -- at Prada. Christina Ortiz, Miuccia Prada's right hand, who recently resigned, is said to be getting the...

– October 16, 1997

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SPRING CUES UP IN L.A.

Byline: Kristi Ellis

LOS ANGELES -- From lingerie looks to updated racing stripe motifs, buyers had plenty of trends to choose from as they actively previewed lines and started firming...

– October 16, 1997

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SPRING FEVER: FROM FEMME TO '50S

Byline: Karen Parr

NEW YORK -- A mix of feminine and masculine influences, with retro Fifties style thrown in, will dominate next spring's offerings, based on a sampling of...

– October 16, 1997

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AS MARGINS CLIMB, VF NET RISE 19.4%

Byline: Thomas J. Ryan

WYOMISSING, Pa. -- Boosted by fatter margins, earnings at VF Corp. climbed 19.4 percent in the third quarter, crushing Wall Street estimates.
The...

– October 16, 1997

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GEPHARDT TELLS RALLY MOMENTUM AGAINST FAST TRACK IS GROWING

Byline: Joyce Barrett

PHILADELPHIA -- At a downtown rally Tuesday across the street from City Hall here, House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (D.,...

– October 16, 1997

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SUN APPAREL CHARTS 'INTELLIGENT' GROWTH

Byline: Miles Socha

NEW YORK -- Sun Apparel is gearing up for "intelligent" growth following a change in controlling ownership and an injection of venture...

– October 16, 1997

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BIG MACS

PARIS -- Oh, those merry English! On Wednesday, portly Queen Elizabeth appeared on the front page of European newspapers wearing white ankle socks sans shoes as she made her way to the Golden Temple of...

– October 16, 1997

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ACCESS PARIS

SNEAK ATTACK: The sports connection between fashion and fitness gear is turning up all over the European runways. Teva-inspired sports sandals were the surprise shoe in London -- Manolo Blahnik and Hush...

– October 16, 1997

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MERCANTILE STORES SAID PREPARING ADDITION TO PRIVATE LABEL GROUP

Byline: David Moin

NEW YORK -- In the increasingly complex game of private label merchandising, Mercantile Stores Co. is emerging as a...

– October 16, 1997

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