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'93 CEO Pay Hikes Slimmer

NEW YORK -- When it came to pay hikes for top textile executives, 1993 did not produce a bumper crop.

Compensation for the honchos at major publicly owned mills rose a modest 7.5 percent last year, reflecting some weakness in operating results...

– May 17, 1994

Beauty

ILGWU Pickets Home of Leslie Fay's Babcock

NEW YORK -- ILGWU members from New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey took their escalating battle over jobs with The Leslie Fay Cos. to the doorstep of the company's president, Michael J. Babcock, in Greenwich, Conn., on Saturday.

About 110...

– May 17, 1994

Eye

Eye Scoop

Anna Sui knows how to make her fans feel welcome. The designer was at Bar Six in New York's Greenwich Village the other night having dinner with Kal Ruttenstein and Marc Jacobs, when she heard that Courtney Love, with her baby, Frances Bean Cobain,...

– May 17, 1994

Retail

Networking: National Media's World Order ... Rags and Riches ... Fad Facts

NATIONAL MEDIA'S WORLD ORDER: After conquering the better part of Europe through its international subsidiary, Quantum International, National Media, a Philadelphia infomercial company, is setting its sights on South America...

– May 17, 1994

Beauty

Wal-Mart, Kmart Have Sluggish First Quarter

NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Corp. and Kmart Corp., the two largest general merchandise retailers in the country, had disappointing first-quarter results -- and according to analysts, performance in apparel was soft at both companies.

Profits at...

– May 17, 1994

Fashion

Market Basket: Haute Hoopla ... Augustus Suits Kamali ... London Fog's New Digs ...

HAUTE HOOPLA: This year's Night of Stars, the Fashion Group International's annual black-tie gala, will feature nine Paris couturiers on stage for a presentation honoring Bernadine Morris, fashion writer for the New York...

– May 17, 1994

Fashion

Tocca Talk

NEW YORK -- "I'm not a designer. I just made dresses for myself," says Marie-Anne Oudejans. But whatever she calls herself, she's creating quite a buzz with Tocca, her line of sweet and sexy summer dresses.

The Dutch-born Oudejans, 29, went to...

– May 17, 1994

Retail

Wal-Mart Eyes Chinese Market

HONG KONG -- Wal-Mart Stores is considering entering the Chinese market, according to S. Robson Walton, chairman.

Walton, who was in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin last week, told reporters he was interested in China's huge market...

– May 17, 1994

Eye

Art and Commerce

While everybody seemed to admire the work on display at the opening of the International Fine Art Fair in New York the other night, there wasn't a lot of impulse buying.

Blaine Trump was worried that her husband, Robert, might not like the...

– May 17, 1994

Fashion

Bookings, Skin Prices up at Montreal Fur Show

MONTREAL -- The extreme cold of last winter, coupled with a continuing economic recovery, helped make this year's edition of the North American Fur and Fashion Exposition here one of the most successful in recent seasons.

Bookings were reported...

– May 17, 1994

Beauty

Fruit of the Loom Gets FTC's Nod to Buy CK Jeans

WASHINGTON - The Federal Trade Commission said Monday it has given Fruit of the Loom the green light to buy CK Calvin Klein jeans - and Fruit of the Loom finally confirmed it is talking about a deal.

Reports that Fruit of the Loom was a top...

– May 17, 1994

Retail

QVC: Yet More Ways to Shop

NEW YORK -- Realizing it can no longer be a single-note company in an increasingly cacophonous home shopping arena, QVC is diversifying.

The network is rolling out two new shopping services, Q2 and On-Q, which are radically different from any...

– May 17, 1994

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