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Liz Claiborne Sells Off Kenneth Cole Shares

NEW YORK — Liz Claiborne Inc. sold off its 1.5 million shares of Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. in a move that will essentially pay for fourth-quarter restructuring charges the firm laid out on Tuesday.

The stock sale will produce a...

Mervyn's Appoints Leto President, Top Merchant

NEW YORK — Rick Leto has landed himself a new gig.

A former top merchant at Kohl’s, who spent a short time at Galyan’s this summer before the chain was sold, is joining Mervyn’s as president and chief merchandising...

'Brand Man' Polet Brings His Lessons To Luxury World

LONDON — During Robert Polet’s crash course on luxury, one of his favorite discoveries plumbing the Gucci archives was a decades-old ad slogan: “Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten.”

A leather plaque...

Russell to Buy Brooks Sports For $115 Million

NEW YORK — In another move to expand its brand portfolio, Russell Corp. said it will buy Brooks Sports, the Bothell, Wash.-based running gear company, for about $115 million in cash.

The $1.19 billion activewear giant expects its earnings...

Sweaters Shaping Up as Holiday Hit

Shoppers looking for something to keep them warm or to leave under the tree are turning to cashmere and sweaters made of other soft yarns.

Orv Madden Turns to Mall for Latest Venture

LOS ANGELES — Orv Madden retired in 2002 after founding Hot Topic, the music-influenced, counter-culture teen stores in 1988, and the Torrid concept geared to plus-size teens.

Madden, 56, started a small vineyard — his first...

Making the Days Count: Retailers Look for Surge In Difficult Yule Season

With 11 days to go before Christmas and the biggest sales weekend of the year ahead of them, retailers are holding out hope of meeting holiday plans.

Clothing Records Dip, Gain

Retail sales at clothing and accessories stores fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in November, but gained 5 percent from a year earlier.

In Brief: PPR Sells Rexel ... Tiffany on Left Coast ... ITG Heads North ...

PPR SELLS REXEL: Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, the French retailer that owns Gucci Group, on Monday said it had completed the sale of Rexel, its electrical supplies business, to an investment pool headed by Clayton, Dubilier &...

Tommy and Karl: Fashion's New Couple

Bringing together two of the highest-profile names in fashion, Tommy Hilfiger confirmed it was buying the Karl Lagerfeld trademarks.

Forever 21 Drops Rabbit-Fur Items After PETA Flap

NEW YORK — Forever 21 has agreed to remove all fur products from its stores by Dec. 31, after being pressured by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which staged “stop butchering bunnies” protests at some 20 of the...

Prime Outlets at San Marcos Adds to 'Shopper's Paradise'

NEW YORK — Well-heeled shoppers of Texas have a new and improved place to spend their money: the expanded Prime Outlets at San Marcos.

“It is a rite of passage for every Texan to shop there once in their life,” said Bob...

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