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October 15, 2002
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Patricia Field Consolidates
- Patricia Field is shutting her legendary
Greenwich Village store at the end of this month. The acclaimed "Sex
and the City" stylist is planning to consolidate all her merchandise
under one roof - that of her Soho outpost, Hotel Venus.
Opened in 1966, Field's namesake boutique located at 10 E. 8th St. has
been an internationally-known shopping-institution for all those with a
propensity towards glittery nightlife garb. From pink wigs to crotch-less
pants, marabou mules to Amanda Lepore makeup lessons, House of Field
housed it all.
The magenta-haired fashion maven has made the decision based on the
increasing demands of having two downtown stores, as well as her desire to
strengthen the Patricia Field brand.
Consequently, the now-enhanced space, located at 382 West Broadway, will
be called Patricia Field. Along with all the rhinestone-studded
accessories, five-inch stilettos, club-kid clothing and colorful lingerie,
the store will continue to sell the House of Field label
Kylie's lingerie to hit British stores next year
British fans of pop diva Kylie Minogue will soon be able to emulate their pop idol's taste in underwear when her range of lingerie appears on British store shelves next year.
"We are looking at launching in early 2003," a spokeswoman for Kylie said Wednesday.
The Love Kylie lingerie line is already on sale in Australia and is available in Britain through the pop princess' official Web site.
The range was personally designed by the singer, who said she wanted to incorporate in one collection the wide selection of panties and lingerie she amassed over the last decade while touring the world.
"The pieces are fun, sexy, pretty, glamorous and comfortable. There's nothing wrong with a little indulgence!," she says on her Web site.
Chart-topping Kylie is following in the footsteps of Elle "The Body" MacPherson in launching a lingerie line.
A group of US retailers including Gap Inc, Target Corp,
Abercrombie & Fitch, JC Penney, Limited Brands and Talbots
this week ended a three-year legal battle over alleged sweatshop abuses on the Pacific island of
They have agreed to pay $11.25 million by way of compensation to 30,000 garment workers - bringing the total
settlement fund to more than $20 million. The money will also be used to establish strict employment standards,
including a guarantee of extra pay for overtime work, safe
food and drinking water, and other basic workers' rights.
An independent monitoring system will also be set up.
Jones Apparel, Carole Hochman Agree
to Sleepwear Deal
Clothing giant Jones Apparel Group Inc has agreed a sub-licensing deal with Carole Hochman Designs Inc to produce women's sleepwear under the Lauren Ralph Lauren brand.
The New York-based company said the new collection will debut early next year and be sold in department stores that carry the Lauren Ralph Lauren Sportswear collection.
Warnaco Files Chapter 11 Plan
Clothing maker Warnaco Group Inc on Tuesday said it expects to emerge from bankruptcy protection early next year and announced it has begun its search for a new CEO.
The New York-based firm, which makes apparel for labels including Olga and Speedo, yesterday filed its reorganisation plan with a bankruptcy court – 14 months after filing for Chapter 11 amid crippling debts.
Warnaco said in a statement it expects to emerge from Chapter 11 with its total debt having been slashed to $265 million from $2.45 billion in July 2001.
It added key elements of the turnaround include a strengthened management team and major cost cutting through overhead reductions, facility consolidations and plant closures.
Wal-Mart To Open Hundreds Of New Stores In 2003
Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Wednesday unveiled aggressive expansion plans which will boost it selling space by eight per cent and cement its position as the world’s biggest retailer.
The Arkansas-based firm said it will open up to 260 new stores in the fiscal year beginning February 2003 in a move that equates to around 48 million square feet of new selling space.
Wal-Mart did not reveal how much its expansion plans will cost but did disclose they include 45 to 55 new discount stores and 200 to 210 new
super-centers across the US.
Up to a third of those super-centers will be built in new locations with the rest relocated or added to existing Wal-Mart outlets. The company expects nearly all of the stores to open by November.
Wal-Mart added it will build three new regional general merchandise distribution
centers in the US while its international arm will open up to 130 new outlets, including an undisclosed number of specialty apparel shops.
Kmart Sees Emergence From Chapter 11 by
Kmart Corp chairman James Adamson on Thursday revealed he expects the debt-ridden retail giant to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection early next summer.
Adamson, who last week announced a $1.83 billion loss and a 12.1 per cent slide in sales to $15.2bn for the six-months to July 31, also said he does not expect any more store closures or job losses this year, although did not rule them out in 2003.
You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started
walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know
where the hell she is." - Ellen DeGeneris
Burlington Wins Reorganization Plan Extension
Debt-ridden textile giant Burlington Industries has been handed four month extension to its deadline for filing a
reorganization plan as it looks to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The North Carolina-based now has until the end of January next year to file a plan as it looks to streamline its business through the sale of units and axing of more than 4,000 jobs.
Supreme Court Faces Top Issues
The freedom to burn a cross, the post-prison privacy rights of sex predators and copyright protection for lingerie will occupy the Supreme Court as the justices step from behind red velvet drapes and into their courtroom next week.
The term is heavy on cases affecting business, including a colorful fight
over whether lingerie merchant Victoria's Secret was damaged by the
opening of a sex toy shop called Victor's Little Secret.
All this is MORE IMPORTANT than deciding whether or not a Senator
could be replaced in the New Jersey election, after falling far behind his
competitor, when past the legal deadline for doing so?.
Smarter Than We Think
John and Nancy decided that the only way to pull off a Sunday afternoon quickie with their six-year-old son in the apartment was to send him out on the balcony and order him to report on all the neighborhood activities.
The boy began his commentary as his parents put their plans into operation.
"There's a car being towed from the parking lot," he said. "An ambulance just drove by." A few moments passed. "Looks like the Smiths have company," he called out, "Matt is riding a new bike and the Sanders are having sex."
Mom and Dad shot up in bed. "How do you know that?" the startled father asked.
"Their kid is standing out on the balcony too," his son replied
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