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Business

Stocks Close Quarter on Down Note

WWD Global Stock Tracker ends first quarter down 0.4% amid weak euro.

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Retail

Advent Said to Prepare Sale of French Retailer Gerard Darel

Gerard Darel may be valued at about 150 million euros ($161 million) in the sale, which may start as soon as next month.

– 4:45 PM, EST

The Chanel.com homepage.

Retail

Chanel to Launch E-commerce in 2016

Chanel, long a holdout in the rush to offer shopping by device, will soon launch e-commerce. The move could come as early as fourth-quarter 2016, according to Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s president of fashion.

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Beauty

France Leads in Cosmetics Exports

The French cosmetics business abroad — France’s second largest after aeronautics — gained 4 percent in 2014 over 2013.

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Business

Nicholas Coleridge Appointed Chairman of V&A​ Museum

The Condé Nast International president will take up his role in November, alongside his position at Condé Nast.

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Beauty

L’Oréal Finalizes Buy of Niely Cosmeticos Group

The French beauty giant, which announced the deal in September, described Niely as the largest independent hair-color and hair-care company in Brazil.

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A Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris, France.

Retail

Galeries Lafayette to Shutter 2 Stores

The French retailer plans to close locations in Béziers and Thiais.

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Levi's Berlin

Fashion

Levi’s Taps Local Talent for Berlin Store

The label is displaying personalized jackets and jeans by the likes of Bobby Kolade and Sopopular.

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Business

Puma and FIGC Sign New Deal

The German sporting goods maker extends its marketing rights and licensing commitments with the Italian Football Federation.

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Business

Europe’s Stock Markets Dip

The falls followed positive and negative economic data from Europe.

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