NEW YORK (

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Liz Claiborne

(LIZ)

, a maker and seller of clothes, said it expects a loss of $11 million to $17 million in adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) in the first quarter.

The company, in a statement Monday, said direct-to-consumer comparable sales in February for its Juicy Couture brands fell 5%, while Lucky Brands sales rose 12% and kate spade sales rose 87%.

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