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Byline: Marilyn Much
Investor's Business Daily
It hasn't exactly been a good year for some of the nation's fashion megabrands.
Faced with slow-moving products and a tepid department store climate, sportswear designer Tommy Hilfiger Corp. saw earnings slide in the past three quarters. Activewear maker Nautica Enterprises Inc. has reported only two up quarters in the last seven.
But one lifestyle brand seems to have defied the odds. Kenneth Cole ProductionsInc., de
signer and distributor of shoes, clothes and accessories, has posted 13 straight quarters of double- or triple-digit earnings growth.
In each of the last three quarters, it saw gains of at least 52%. Its sales surged 34% last …