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  • Ted Baker sales rise on wholesale boost

    Jun 14 - British designer clothing brand Ted Baker said its total sales for the 19 weeks of the year to date grew 15 percent, aided by a strong wholesale business, particularly in the United States. Ted Baker store on rue des Francs Bourgeois, Paris The fashion retailer, which had its beginnings as...
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  • Liam Gallagher opens Pretty Green 's first shop

    One year after the brand's launch, Oasis' former lead singer opens the first Pretty Green shop. It has just been unveiled on Carnaby Street in London. Go see for yourself! First Pretty Green shop in London Fashion and music go hand-in-hand. The opening of Pretty Green by Liam Gallagher in London is...
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  • Steve Madden fourth quarter tops Street, sees 2010 earns above estimates

    Feb 25 (Reuters) - Steven Madden Ltd's (SHOO.O) fourth-quarter profit topped market expectations, as the shoe maker saw margins improve due to higher initial mark-ups and fewer store close-outs, and forecast 2010 earnings above estimates. Steve Madden Steve Madden, which is popular among girls aged...
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  • Hugo Boss gives gloomy outlook after weak third quarter

    FRANKFURT, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Hugo Boss (BOSG_p.DE) gave a gloomy outlook for the rest of the year after its third-quarter operating earnings fell by almost a third and missed analysts' estimates, as consumers continued to shun high-end fashion. Hugo Boss The German fashion company known for its sha...
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  • Paris pool bans Muslim woman in 'burqini' swimsuit

    PARIS (AFP) — A Paris swimming pool has refused entry to a young Muslim woman wearing a "burqini," a swimsuit covering most of the body, officials said Wednesday 12 August, adding to tensions over Muslim dress in France. The "burqini" was designed for Muslim women who want to swim without revealing...
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  • Eddie Bauer posts wider Q1 loss, shares fall

    May 14 - Specialty apparel retailer Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc (EBHI.O) posted a wider first-quarter loss, hurt by lower net merchandise sales and gross margins, offsetting its cost savings initiatives. Eddie Bauer Summer 2009 "The first quarter was a difficult one, as the sharp downturn in the econo...
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  • Maidenform to cut jobs; lowers '08 outlook

    Jan 15 (Reuters) - Underwear maker Maidenform Brands Inc (MFB.N) said it would cut about 9 percent of its workforce and forecast lower-than-expected 2008 results, hurt by global economic slowdown and costs associated with restructuring. www.maidenform.com The company, whose brands include Maidenform...
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  • Kohl's beats Wall St view, Nordstrom cuts forecast

    By Sarah Coffey NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kohl's Corp, a mid-priced apparel and home goods retailer, reported a quarterly profit on Thursday that beat Wall Street's expectations and raised its full-year forecast, saying tight expense controls would help it weather a tough U.S. economy. Quarterly resul...
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  • Brian Atwood luxury footwear joins Jones

    Statement-making footwear designer Brian Atwood announced on Tuesday an exclusive 5 year licensing agreement with Jones Apparel Group. Brianatwood.com Atwood will collaborate with Jones to create, produce, market and distribute B Brian Atwood, a new footwear and accessory line, retailing core produ...
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  • Thai fabric designer unveils mosquito-proof robes for monks

    BANGKOK, Jan 30, 2008 (AFP) - A Thai fabric designer has unveiled a new line of saffron-coloured robes infused with bug repellent to keep mosquitoes from biting Buddhist monks, a company announced Wednesday, January 30th. Photo : AFP The robes, which have been soaked with a herbal bug repellent, wi...
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