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Esprit Tweaks U.S. Return With Juniors

Esprit's roller-coaster ride in the U.S. is taking more twists and turns, as the German brand remakes the selling floors of its recently opened stores.

Beauty Beat: Estée Lauder Unveils Newest Location on Long Island

Estée Lauder unveiled a retail concept for its namesake brand in the Americana Manhasset mall and will use it as a blueprint for future stores.

'05 Goals: Keeping the Pace in '05

Contemporary firms saw tremendous growth in 2004, but along with financial gain came pressure to keep up with the relentless demand.

Schumacher Fashion Expands Playful Horizons

Schumacher has developed into a key opening price-point range for 550 designer-oriented stores in Europe, the U.S. and, as of this season, Asia.

Wet Seal Closing Units, Cutting Jobs

The Wet Seal Inc., the Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based specialty retailer, said it will close 150 underperforming stores and slash 2,000 jobs.

Getting Down to Business at Margiela

Martin Margiela's Renzo Rosso plans to double sales in three years by improving production and sales staffs, opening stores and adding lines.

For Russia's Fashion Savvy, the British Are Coming - in Droves

Muscovites are thronging to shows by British designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Kim Jones, and buying Doc Martens and Pringle sweaters.

Judge Awards Polo Subsidiary $1M

NEW YORK — Polo Ralph Lauren subsidiary PRL USA Holdings Inc. is finding success in its case against Broadway retailers selling counterfeit Polo shirts, with a federal judge awarding the company damages totaling $1 million.

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'05 Goals: Ready for Sourcing's Evolution

Major makers are preparing for a sea change in worldwide textile and garment sourcing, as WTO nations end the 30-year-old quota regime.

Holiday's Bottom Line: Strong Profit Picture Lifts Season's Spirits

While retailers crunched Christmas numbers, the season's dynamic lay in the growth of gift cards and online sales, and a longer shopping season.

Prada in $104M Real Estate Sale

Prada has inked a 77 million euro real estate deal, its second such sale this year, as it seeks to generate cash and lower its debts.

Klein Facing Trademark Suit

Calvin Klein Inc. and parent Phillips-Van Heusen are facing accusations of trademark violations over its use of the name Calvin on apparel items.

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