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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...

YSL to Pursue Trouble Legal Fight

NEW YORK — Executives for YSL Beauté vowed to continue fighting a preliminary injunction that has barred the sale of Boucheron’s Trouble fragrance in the U.S. since late November.

Parfums Boucheron, an arm of YSL Beauté...

Big Brands Opening Bigger Tokyo Stores

Most major European luxury brands continue to open massive flagships in Japan, despite experiencing flat sales there.

Tod's Takes Beijing

Tod's opened its second boutique in Mainland China Monday, with hopes to open 20 Tod's stores in China within the next five years.

Gift Cards: A Mixed Blessing?

Prepaid gift cards threaten to dethrone apparel as the number-one gift choice this holiday season.

E-mails Perk Up Online Sales

E-mail is now Frederick's most successful marketing channel, aside from catalogue mailings.

D'Loren in the Driver's Seat

Bob D'Loren is a busy man these days, offering alternative financing deals to several apparel companies.

Levi's Restructures Dockers in Europe

PARIS — Levi Strauss & Co. said it would lay off 50 people at Dockers in Europe as it restructures the casual sportswear brand. Levi’s said it would close Dockers’ headquarters in Amsterdam and Dockers’ European president,...

Making It New in New York

New York show organizers do their best to stay fresh for repeat vendors and visitors.

The Show Must Go On

Despite the proposed sale of two showroom buildings, organizers say market week will continue as planned.

ASR Has an Agenda

As one trade show regroups, another expands.

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