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Singer Thalia Tries for Fashion Hit

August 8, 2003

MIAMI (AP) _ Mexican singer-actress Thalia is trying for a hit _ in the fashion world.

She launched Kmart’s Thalia Sodi collection at a store here Wednesday. The line will include women’s clothing, accessories, footwear, eyeglasses, linens and home furnishings.

The collection is one of several commercial projects that she has in mind. ``Since I was little I’ve had that vision of a businesswoman inside me,″ she said.

Financial terms of her Kmart contract weren’t disclosed. Kmart executives have said they expect the line to generate between $300 million and $600 million in sales annually.

Distribution is to extend to 335 stores, a company spokesman said.

Kmart is using Thalia’s self-titled English language CD to promote the collection.

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On the Net:

http://www.kmart.com/home/index.jsp

http://www.thalia.com

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