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Business

Alberto-Culver Net Gains 28.7%

Second-quarter profits at Alberto-Culver Co. jumped 28.7 percent to $29 million, from $22.6 million last year, on sales that rose 7.7 percent.

– April 29, 2008

Fashion

Vuitton Delays Race in China

Amidst prickly relations between France and China over Tibet and the upcoming Beijing Olympics, Louis Vuitton has postponed its high-profile “China Run.”

– April 28, 2008

A rendering of the new Bobbi Brown space.

Beauty

Bobbi Brown and Belk Build a Studio…

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has partnered with Belk to open a freestanding store concept, called The Studio…

– April 28, 2008

Business

In Brief: Profits Up at Paul Smith…

Net profits at Paul Smith Ltd. rose 45 percent in the financial year to June 30, to 8.2 million pounds, or $15.8 million, from 5.64 million pounds, or $10.8…

– April 28, 2008

Hublot's Aero Big Bang.

Business

LVMH Buys Watchmaker Hublot

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton now has a Big Bang.

– April 25, 2008

Upim's Luca Rossetto and Alessandra Pol.

Business

Italians Defy Economic Downturn With Growth Plans

While much of the beauty world’s attention was focused on the recent Cosmoprof trade fair in Bologna, Italy’s main fragrance and cosmetics players were…

– April 25, 2008

Bottega's Roma.

Business

Gucci Brand Hits Turbulence as PPR Sales Rise in First Quarter

Gucci has hit a bump. After experiencing soaring growth over the last few years, the brand saw sales slip in the first quarter…

– April 25, 2008

Vincent Darre in his Paris apartment.

Fashion

Vincent Darre Gets Personal With Foray Into Furniture

Whimsical and macabre at once, Vincent Darr??’s grand Left Bank apartment is decorated with skulls, vintage medical equipment and 3-D anatomy charts, set…

– April 25, 2008

A Hess Natur by Miguel Adrover trench coated with bee wax.

Business

Miguel Adrover’s Second Act

As unlikely as it sounds, a guy walked into a bar in Majorca and signed a deal with Miguel Adrover.

– April 25, 2008

Business

In Brief: Apax-Escada Talks On?…

Speculation of renewed interest by Apax Partners in an Escada stake have started making the rounds in Germany.

– April 25, 2008

Business

Watches, Asia-Pacific Fuel Richemont Sales

Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, the Geneva-based luxury goods group, said Wednesday that revenues grew 9.8 percent in the financial year ended March…

– April 24, 2008

Business

Labelux in Deal for Bally

Labelux Group, a Vienna-based luxury goods holding company, has reached an agreement to acquire Bally International from private investment fund TPG Capital…

– April 23, 2008

Fashion

Topman to do Collaboration with Antony Price

Topman is teaming up with Antony Price, to design an 11-piece capsule collection for Topman called Priceless.

– April 22, 2008

Global message: A Calvin Klein Underwear ad dominates the Hong Kong skyline.

Fashion

It’s a Small World: Fashion Breaks Down Barriers Around Globe

Bloomingdale’s eyeing the Middle East; Yohji Yamamoto and Nike staging fashion shows in Beijing’s Forbidden City; Istithmar of Dubai buying Barneys New York…

– April 22, 2008

Marc Rosen, Pamela Baxter, Nathalie Grosdidier and Thomas Shutte.

Beauty

Pratt, Luxe Pack Honor Dior

Dior Beauty was saluted Tuesday at the annual Pratt Institute-Luxe Pack Art of Packaging award dinner, and brand president Pamela Baxter wasted no time in…

– April 22, 2008