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Mourning over M&S
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Latin Fall Collections
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Tough times for Textile
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Online Sales Slow
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Minis are Back??
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The International Lingerie Show From Las Vegas
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FRESH from the controversy over the YSL Opium ads with a nude Sophie Dahl, designer Tom Ford has unleashed an even
more explicit campaign. New YSL spots feature Russian model Anna Eirikh, wearing only an open shirt exposing her bare breasts and see-through panties, in front of a mirror with two half-naked young men. "It's a scenario evocative of a very
French sensuality," Ford explained to British Vogue. "What has happened or is about to happen is left to your imagination." 
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Limited March Same Store Sales Fall (Reuters)
Apparel retailer Limited Inc. (LTD.N) , said Thursday its same store sales for the five weeks ended April 7, 2001 fell 4 percent from the comparable period a year ago. 
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Former Sirena Apparel CEO Pleads
              Guilty to Fraud 
By Apparel and Textile Industry News (adexa)
On Wednesday, Women's Wear Daily reported that Maurice "Corky" Newman pleaded guilty to three counts of a 10-count indictment related to false statements to the Securities and
Exchange Commission on behalf of swimwear manufacturer Sirena Apparel Group Inc. Sirena's former CFO, Richard Gehart, will also stand trial for the same indictment on May 8. Both men were charged last fall with inflating Sirena's third quarter 1999 earnings. Sirena's stock was delisted last June.
 
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French, Spanish buyers mourn M&S closings    By Lee Yanowitch
PARIS, March 29 (Reuters) - French employees cried treason and shoppers despaired on Thursday after the ailing British retail chain Marks & Spencer announced it was closing its clothing and food shops across continental Europe.
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Latin Designs Displayed in Miami 
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Latin designers brought some glamour to beachwear with their sexy, daring fashions on a catwalk by the sea.
Fashion mavens got sand in their pricey shoes as they walked to the large, white tent set up on the beach on Ocean Drive in the trendy Art Deco District. It was the site for Moda in Miami, Fashion Week of the Americas, a showcase of top Latin fall collections.
             
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Wal-Mart Lowers Earnings Estimate (Reuters)
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. the world's largest retailer, said on Thursday it now believes its first quarter earnings will come in below its original estimate of 32 cents a share as cool weather patterns dampened sales of spring apparel and gardening items. 
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USA: US Textile Trade Faces
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Source: Reuters By Rene Pastor   Just-Style.com
US textile manufacturers are facing increasingly tough times in the years ahead and many may have to consider switching their operations outside the country, an industry official said Thursday. 
"I think the US textile industry is going to survive, but it's going to survive in a different format," Nick Hahn, chief executive
of Hahn International in Stamford, CT. which advises the textile trade, told Reuters in a telephone interview.
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Models show off Triumph International's latest underwear designs at ``Dreams on Stage'' in Beijing Sunday, April 8, 2001. The fashion fair will tour 30 cities in China, starting with Beijing for three days. (AP Photo/Str) 

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Online Retailers Seen Hit by Slowing Sales Growth By Jackie Sindrich
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Surviving Internet retailers, many of which barely stayed alive through last year's holiday season as they failed to control costs, may now have another headache -- slower-than-expected sales growth.
Market experts indicated on Thursday that they were likely to pare back their previous estimates for Web sales growth for this
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   36,000 Women Are Supermodels For-A-Day ... National Retailer Hosts Chainwide Fashion Show
 
BENSALEM, Pa., March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Call it the largest fashion event in the nation ... An estimated 36,000 women was featured on the catwalk as national women's retailer Fashion Bug hosted its 4th seasonal chainwide Fashion Show. Over 1,200 stores across the nation  produced simultaneous fashion shows on Saturday, March 31st . in all time zones.
Fashion Bug is showcasing the newest Spring fashions for every taste, occasion and budget. Attendees  walked away from the
event fully prepared for the Spring fashion season, whether they are looking for stylish selections to update an existing wardrobe or shopping for a complete Spring wardrobe overhaul.

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National Cleavage Day

Models in bras gather to launch National Cleavage Day as a passerby stops to witness the press photocall, March 29, 2001. Recent poster campaigns in Britain have been known to cause motoring accidents with drivers taking their eyes off the road to look at them. REUTERS/Ian Waldie 

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                  " Happy Birthday Sam"

Celebrating Sam McCall's "65th" Birthday at the Brown Derby in Las Vegas were (Rear, Left to right) Kathy Simpson, Rick & Paula Butts, Steve Boxer, Mara Susskind.    (Sitting)  Jim Simpson,  Roy Schlobohm,  Priscilla & Sam McCall...(of the "Priscilla's" store chain).       Sam was delighted to receive a gorgeous crocodile Brief case and a big cake with 6 Candles--- Ha!!!!

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April 9th  is Hugh Hefner's 75th birthday, also son Marston's 11th. Hef celebrates this Saturday night with his pajama and lingerie-clad friends (his seven girlfriends), daughter Christie and husband Billy Markovitz in the Mansion, then Monday with Marston and his young friends along with his 9-year-old son Cooper. They live next door to the Mansion with their mother Kimberly -- there's an open gate between the two properties.
Hefner had just come from a tooth implant session at the dentist Wednesday and said, ``These are the best of years. I'm doing all the right things.'' And taking one Viagra a day. 
         ``With seven -- you have to,'' he laughed.
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Gun Rumgchao (C), the 25-year-old winner of Thailand's third annual Miss Tiffany pageant for transvestites and transsexuals, is kissed by runner-up Jirasak Sitiyotha (R) and second runner-up Ananthachai Namjan in the Thai coastal resort town of Pattaya late March 31, 2001.
The unusual beauty pageant, televised live across Thailand amid
increasing popularity in the country, had over 50 competitors
modelling various fashions and answering questions before a panel of judges. REUTERS/Jason Reed 
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Dress Barn March Sales Off 14 Percent (Reuters)
Women's apparel chain Dress Barn Inc. on Thursday said sales at its stores open a least a year fell 14 percent in March.
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