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Controller at Hilfiger Resigns

NEW YORK — James P. Reilly resigned Tuesday as vice president and corporate controller of Tommy Hilfiger Corp., according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reilly, who was with the firm about 10 years, accepted a...

Stock Downgrades: Chinks in Wal-Mart's Armor

A Goldman Sachs analyst downgraded shares of Wal-Mart, citing its expansion plans and soft same-store sales, but some said he is off base.

What to Watch: Older Shoppers Hungry for Jeans

Many denim lines are focusing on lines geared toward younger consumers, but some are carving a profitable niche with older women.

What to Watch: Jeans Brands Ride Demand Wave

The cycle has swung in favor of jeans, and vendors don’t foresee any dip in the year ahead. Their main concern is how the addition of new names into the category will play out.

“All the retailers are jockeying to find what they...

London Fog Charts a New Course

NEW YORK — London Fog Industries Inc. has a new direction.

The outerwear firm, which includes the London Fog and Pacific Trail brands, is folding the home-textile business of Homestead Fabrics into its operations. London Fog on Wednesday...

International Reps Flock to ModaPrima

MILAN — Hints of a possible economic upturn buoyed spirits at ModaPrima, the midpriced fashion and accessories show here late last month, though the dollar plunged to a record low against the euro on the day preceding the fair and continued to...

Spreading the Word

FashionCenterDallas is hitting the road to attract buyers from outside its traditional borders.

FIG Bears Fruit

Dallas' boutique mart is set to expand.

The Discovery Channel

Even in a challenging environment, textile trade shows remain the place to get a feel for the fabrics and the next big trend.



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What to Watch: ACVendors Continue to Acquire, Eye Retailers

NEW YORK — Facing tepid organic growth in their core businesses, big-name vendors such as Liz Claiborne Inc., Jones Apparel Group and Kellwood Co. can be expected to continue their acquisitive ways next year.

“Consolidation will...

What to Watch: Branding Moderate

NEW YORK — Moderate brands, pressured by a consumer who doesn’t necessarily need new clothes and savvier offerings from discount stores, are beefing up branding to compete in 2005.

Kellwood Co., for instance, is launching its first...

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