January 16, 1990 |
Steve Miska took no chances when Campeau Corp.'s retail divisions came through with $650,000 to pay bills last week on December shipments of Generra sportswear. "In some cases, we actually flew people in to pick up the checks and convert them into cashier's checks right there," said Miska, chairman and chief executive of Generra Sportswear Co. in Seattle.
May 7, 1989 |
When women balked at paying $350 and up for suits, New York clothing maker Harve Benard took a drastic measure. It slashed what it charged retailers and encouraged stores to price this fall's suits at a more affordable $190 to $239. Designers at Liz Claiborne Inc., the huge maker of moderately priced sportswear, devised a machine-knit sweater for fall that is almost identical to and half the price of earlier hand-knit models priced at $150. And no less a fashion eminence than Donna Karan, whose devotees pay thousands of dollars for items in her couture collection, recently launched her casual DKNY line.