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Retail

The Retail View

NEW YORK -- While new packaging does not guarantee new sales, retailers said it can be a plus.

Changing packaging makes a difference with consumers, according to Karen Failes-Coad, hosiery buyer for the department store division of Dayton...

– September 12, 1994

Fashion

Haute & Cool

It was Fashion Superhighway in Manhattan Thursday night. The uptown fashion community raced down to the 26th Street Armory for the International Fashion Group tribute to Bernadine Morris, and the downtown hipsters limoed up to the MTV Awards at Radio...

– September 12, 1994

Fashion

New Fair in Paris Shakes up Fashion

PARIS -- The buzz among fashion folk here last week was all about Who's Next, the new fashion fair that's a showcase for streetwear, club gear and youth apparel.

Staged in a giant circus tent beside Pret-a-Porter Paris, Who's Next attracted...

– September 12, 1994

Fashion

Eye Scoop

Gianfranco Ferre will be the guest designer at next year's fashion blowout for AIDS Project Los Angeles, and the question now in many people's minds is how he plans to outdo the previous honorees. It will be hard to top Calvin Klein, who last year...

– September 12, 1994

Fashion

Color, Femininity Big at Paris Show

PARIS -- The big accessories news for spring is ladylike looks and lots of color, judging from the lines on view in the accessories sections at the Prêt-à-Porter trade show here last week.

At the show, which ran through Sept. 6, total...

– September 12, 1994

Beauty

Weekly Stock Index

NEW YORK -- The WWD stock index climbed 1.5 percent in the week ended September 9, while the Dow Jones Industrials fell 0.3 percent. Big gainers were Bernard Chaus Inc., surging 70.6 percent to 3 5/8 and Mercantile Stores Corp., up 44 percent to 54...

– September 12, 1994

Fashion

Intimate Notes

WARNER'S TAPS MCNAMARA: Agnes McNamara has been named a designer for Warner's foundations at the Warner's division of The Warnaco Group.

She reports to Frank Wolfson, vice president of design, and will be based in Bridgeport,...

– September 12, 1994

Fashion

Sanofi Says it's Still Mulling Sale of Oscar's Fragrance

NEW YORK -- Sanofi SA has not yet said whether it will put its Oscar de la Renta fragrance business on the block.

At the close of business at 7 p.m. Friday, a spokesman at Sanofi's Paris headquarters said there were no...

– September 12, 1994

Fashion

The Rights of Spring

Designers are taking the most practical look -- overalls -- and turning it into one of the season's hot trends. They're being shown with rope and leather suspenders, cropped knit tops, soft shirts or T-shirts.

– September 12, 1994

Fashion

Swing Time

NEW YORK -- Burberrys is not exactly giving up its stiff-upper-lip tradition, but the company is expanding its boundaries with backpacks, minikilts and bright swing coats.

– September 12, 1994

Fashion

Two Ex-Execs of Leslie Fay Form Intimate Connections

NEW YORK -- Two former executives of Leslie Fay Intimates -- Alan Lesk and John Elmuccio -- have formed an innerwear firm called Intimate Connection, targeting diverse distribution.

The month-old company specializes in three classifications,...

– September 12, 1994

Fashion

Trade Talk

MALL-MINDED: Mexico has become a mecca of shopping center construction, which isn't lost on the New York-based International Council of Shopping Centers. The association is planning its first symposium in Mexico, Oct. 6 at the Presidente...

– September 12, 1994

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