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New Levi Strauss Signature Brand Arrives in Stores Today

SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 15, 2003 / — LEVI STRAUSS SIGNATURE™, the new Levi Strauss & Co. brand created exclusively for consumers who shop in the mass channel, arrives in stores today. The new brand launches with a collection of denim and non-denim pants, skirts and jackets as well as cotton …
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Converse To Be Part of Nike Stable

DALLAS, Jul 10, 2003/ FW/ — Sports giant Nike just became bigger. The Oregon-based company announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Converse, Inc., the globally recognized footwear brand with nearly a century of sports heritage. The total price to be paid for 100 percent …
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Levi Strauss Reports Flat Sales for 2Q

DALLAS, Jun 28, 2003/ — San Francisco, CA-based Levi Strauss & Co. reported last Thursday second-quarter net sales of $930 million, a 1% increase from $924 million compared to last year. Hinting on the stagnant economy and challenging retail environments worldwide as the reasons for the flat growth in sales, …
Bio & Info Fashion Designers

Elie Saab: Taking Luxury To Its Zenith

DALLAS, May 27, 2003 (Updated Jul 9, 2009)/ FW/ — He is known as the designer who dressed Halle Berry when she accepted her Oscar. And though his prêt-a porter collection, (available at Neiman Marcus), has experienced great success, he has remained a mystery to a large group of fashionistas. …
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Levi’s® Is 150 Years Old; Archival Tour Traces Its History

DALLAS, May 3, 2003/ FW/ — In European mythology, the first of May is magical. In American history, 5-01 is about innovation. Levi Strauss & Co., makers of Levi’s jeans has declared the first of May as 5-01 Day, in honor Levi Strauss, who together with Jacob Davis produced the …
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Avon Makes its “mark” by Tapping into the Youth Market

NEW YORK, Mar 30, 2003 /FW/ — Ding Dong! If the young woman knocking at your door is a teen-ager or young adult, don’t be surprised. Avon, the world’s leading direct seller of beauty and related products is finally tapping in the booming youth market. Last Friday, at a meeting …
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Levi’s Reports Declining Sales for First Quarter

NEW YORK, Mar 26, 2003/ — The weak economies in the U.S. and Europe coupled with slow retail environments took its toll on giant jeans manufacturer Levi Strauss. In a financial report released yesterday, the company reported a decline of 6% for the first quarter of 2003, from $935 million …
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Madonna’s American Life CD Set for Release April 22nd

LOS ANGELES, Mar 12, 2003 /FW/ — A new Madonna album, American Life, has been set for a worldwide release on April 22nd, it was announced today by Warner Bros. Records. The enduring icon’s first new collection of original material since 2000’s multi-platinum smash Music, American Life is being hailed …