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Specialty Fashion Retailers Struggle

Evening wear and daytime dresses are the main attractions at two hotel trade shows here. Nothing unusual about that. But a less tangible matter – the the challenges faced by specialty stores – is also a subject of spirited discussion.

Stores like these are empty.

Pinched by the prowess of department stores and the price-cutting of some discounters, specialty stores aim to beat their competitors with selections that consumers won’t see everywhere else.

As a result, the two hotel shows – Designers at the Essex House and American International Designers at the Waldorf Astoria – have taken on greater importance for some specialty stores that are hard-pressed to find salable looks. Read the rest…


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The Winners And Losers In Fashion Retail

The big winner: Donna Karan. The big loser: Anne Klein.

That was the retailers’ take on the best and worst of the New York collections, which ended Wednesday.

Other, hot Picks, according to the stores, were Calvin Klein, Ralph Laure, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Victor Alfaro, Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs and Badgley Mischaka.

The disappointments, included Isaac Mizrahi and Richard Tyler: Drawing the toughest criticism was Anne Klein. Retailer reaction ranged from “difficult” to “disaster.” Some held out a shred of hope that it would look better up close in the showroom. Read the rest…

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Tips For Finding The Best Server Data Recovery Service Provider

A server data recovery service provider or vendor should be able to help you in recovering your data. This should be their main aim. The first thing that you need to know about this vendor is their level of professionalism. If they have a website, you should visit the website and check their portfolio. Do not just settle for anyone who has a well designed website, they might not just perform. The server data recovery vendor should also be available for you. If he is busy, he should at least have time to come over to your premises and check out the state of your server.

server-repair-driveAs you choose the vendor, you should be able to evaluate the fees before they begin recovering your data. Read the rest…

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Keeping The Rockin’ Pace

ktrpI believe it’s important for every musician to feel comfortable at the tempo that’s being played, however, you will find singer’s to be picky about the speed of the song. Why? Well for one, breathing and phrasing of their lyrics. Do you ever hear a song live and think “that doesn’t groove”? It seems too fast and the lyrics are rushed. Well you can bet it’s the drummer’s fault. Even if we don’t start off the tune, we get blamed for this problem. So how do we work on being consistent with the song’s tempo and make everybody in the band happy? One thing that many big tour artists do is have their drummer play to a click track live. Next time you’re at a big show check out if the drummer is wearing headphones.

Either he or she has in-ear monitors or is wearing headphones to hear a click track. Why do this? For many reasons, the artist might have backing tracks including percussion and maybe back up vocals so the drummer needs to lock in with this music. Also while on tour, night after night, city after city, the band can be Read the rest…

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It’s Plastic, Believe It Or Not

“It took over 3,500 plastic bottles to make the 52 garments that went down the runway,” said Katie Couric, at the conclusion of the fashion show for Wellman’s Master/Apprentice Program. “One man’s Evian bottle is another man’s underwear.”

The co-host of NBC’s “Today Show” was at the show, held last week in conjunction with the 7th on Sixth designer collections in Bryant Park, to present a $10,000 check from fiber company Wellman Inc. to the scholarship fund of Read the rest…

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Yamamoto Blows New York Away!

During fashion week, it seems there’s always room for one more, and perhaps this season’s biggest surprise addition is Yohji Yamamoto.

Known for his avant-garde collections and cultish following, the designer will show here today the fall collection he recently presented in Paris.

In the midst of probably the quietest, most subdued preshow chaos New York’s ever seen, Yamamoto pauses to talk about his trip here and his collection.

“I’ve felt absent from New York for about seven years now, so I wanted to come and show people that I’m still alive,” the designer says.

“I’ve been working with Charivari for about 10 years,” he adds, noting, “They were the first buyer of my career, but the kind of exclusive relationship we’ve had has made us…not lazy…but it’s kind of routine.” Read the rest…

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Mossimo Rocks The Fashion World

He’s become one of the hottest names in men’s wear and has just joined the newest crop of designers entering the young contemporary women’s sportswear market. No, he’s not Tommy Hilfiger. He is

Mossimo Giannulli, president and chief executive officer of Mossimo Inc. in Irvine, Calif.

Mossimo’s initial public offering — three million shares priced at $18 a share — was increased in size and priced above its projected range of $14 to $16 a share. The stock, which is currently trading at 31 5/8, has doubled in just two months of trading.
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