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PRESIDENT BUSH’S REMEDY FOR TOUGH TIMES: ‘OPEN MORE STORES’

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PRESIDENT BUSH’S REMEDY FOR TOUGH TIMES: ‘OPEN MORE STORES’

WASHINGTON — Who thinks American needs more stores? The Bush administration.

As part of its economic recovery mantra, the White House wants to see more capital investment, but retailers aren’t all biting.

In a closed-door meeting Wednesday at…

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Fashion Features

UNILEVER ENTERS HAIR COLOR MIX

SAN DIEGO — Color them happy. Retailers were all aglow at this year’s National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ annual Marketplace Conference, not because of the sunshine, but because of reports that the vibrant hair color category is about to get…

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Beauty Features

AVEDA EXPANDS ROSEMARY MINT

NEW YORK — This summer, Aveda will move its top-selling Rosemary Mint franchise down — to include the body, that is.

The unisex Rosemary Mint Body Care Collection, coming in July, joins two of Aveda’s best-selling hair care products: Rosemary…

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Beauty Features

BEAUTY EXECS MAKE MOVES

SAN DIEGO — Some major executive moves came to light at NACDS Marketplace.

Tim Hogan, formerly chief executive officer of Dermablend and Posner at L’Oreal, has joined Del Laboratories as executive vice president of global operations. Also joining…

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Beauty Features

FACE OFF

NEW YORK — Lancome, one of the locomotives of department store beauty, meets Sisley, the French aristocrat of high-priced specialty store skin care. Both brands, claiming technological advances, are launching new star products in August. Lancome will…

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Beauty Features

KIEHL’S PRODUCT BENEFITS YOUTHAIDS

NEW YORK — Kiehl’s Since 1851 is on a mission. The company is donating 100 percent of the proceeds of its best-selling Eucalyptus Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser to YouthAIDS, a nonprofit organization that aims to stop the spread of HIV and…

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Beauty Features

LANCOME GETS IMPACTIVE

NEW YORK — Lancome is aiming to make an impact with its newest moisturizer. Impactive Multi-Performance Silkening Moisturizer, which launches in late August, is one of the brand’s most technologically advanced, noted Dalia Chammas, president of…

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Beauty Features

MONTBLANC’S FEMME FRAGRANCE

PARIS — Montblanc is heightening its beauty altitude with a new women’s scent.

Called Presence d’Une Femme, the fragrance from the French luxury writing implements brand will hit counters this fall. Its male counterpart, Presence, was introduced…

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Beauty Features

PAUL & JOE TO ROLL OUT MAKEUP LINE

PARIS — For French sportswear brand Paul & Joe, it’s color first.

Rather than launching into beauty with fragrance — the traditional strategy — …

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Beauty Features

SISLEY TO INTRODUCE ANTIAGING ELIXIR

NEW YORK — Touting new technological breakthroughs, the family-run French beauty company Sisley is introducing a high-powered cell renewal serum that executives hope will make the same global impact as the company’s 1999 antiaging entry,…

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HIGH ROLLERS

There’s not a decorating genius in town who could top the cinematic cityscapes and clouds swirling past A 60, the new rooftop lounge on top of 60 Thompson. Tuesday night Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch, Ed Burns and Natalia were among the crowd, who all…

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PLANET POP

NEW YORK — Who needs connections anyway? Despite having a model front man and movie star drummer, Phantom Planet has gained critical kudos more for its poppy, dance-inducing tunes than for who they know.

“We want to make sure people don’t judge…

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RAG TRADE

For those who insist that shopping is just another form of art collecting, tonight’s auction, “The Shirt Off Your Back,” should prove the point. Ed Ruscha, Ed Moses and their contemporary art world peers have donated more than 100 items from their…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Stella’s Fellas … Mountains to Climb … Didier’s Day

STELLA’S FELLAS: No, Stella McCartney hasn’t launched a men’s wear line. But yes, men will be invited to buy some of her clothes this fall at 10 Corso Como in Milan and Commes des Garcons/Corso Como in Tokyo. “When I was buying [the line], I asked a…

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Fashion Features

CHINA LEADS APRIL IMPORT SURGE

WASHINGTON — China beat its competition again in April, as it continued to dominate textile imports to the U.S.

In April alone, textile and apparel imports from China rose a whopping 107 percent, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported Thursday….

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Fashion Features

IN BRIEF

FACCHINI’S BACK?: Could Gianluigi Facchini be preparing to buy back Fin.part on the cheap? Although a Fin.part spokesman denied speculation that the chairman was readying a leveraged buyout, shares catapulted 8.5 percent Thursday to 53 cents, or…

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JEAN-PAUL KNOTT NAMED FERAUD’S CREATIVE DIRECTOR

PARIS — Confirming a key tack in its relaunch plan, Louis Feraud has appointed Jean-Paul Knott creative director for the Feraud luxury ready-to-wear collection, to be presented in October during fashion week here.

WWD first reported Feraud was in…

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LAUREN’S TRUNK SHOW SEES INCREASE IN ORDERS

NEW YORK — Ralph Lauren’s women’s collection is off to a galloping start, as the company just posted a 15 percent increase in fall orders at its annual trunk show at the Rhinelander Mansion flagship.

Sales of fall merchandise topped $1.9 million…

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Fashion Features

LEVI’S HAAS EXPLAINS U.S. FACTORY CLOSURES

WASHINGTON — No longer willing to swim against the economic tide of globalization, Levi Strauss & Co. this year is shutting eight of its remaining company-owned factories in the U.S. and Western Europe, leaving it with just a token domestic…

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A NEW HOME MAG LOOKS TO LUCKY

NEW YORK — The mock-up cover of Meredith Corp.’s new magazine, Living Room, features an attractive couple lying head-to-head on a bright red sofa. It’s a picturesque moment, with both of the subjects smiling widely. And yet, what the eye goes to is…

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MAGS CHEER FALL BEAUTY BLITZ

NEW YORK — Thank goodness for the upcoming fall boom in beauty.

With their fortunes so closely tied to the industry, fashion and beauty magazines believe the wave of upcoming launches should give a desperately needed kick to their second-half…

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MEMO PAD

TIMES BYPASSES MILAN: Don’t look for The New York Times’ Cathy Horyn, Ginia Bellafonte or Guy Trebay in Milan next week. None of the daily paper’s fashion reporters will be reviewing the Milan men’s shows because of what Trip Gabriel, editor, fashion…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: EVELYN KLIGLER, DIRECTOR FOR BOOM CLUB INC., 70

NEW YORK — Memorial services for Evelyn Kligler, technical director of Boom Club Inc., were held at Riverside Memorial Chapel here on June 19.

Kligler died at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center here on June 4 of a burst aorta. She was 70.

A…

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Fashion Features

Lacroix Does Denim

To mark the 15th anniversary of his house, Christian Lacroix has created a capsule collection of jeanswear embellished with elements from his first couture collections.

Lacroix said he opted for denim because he wanted to do an accessible,…

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Fashion Features

LEVI’S TO LOWER WHOLESALE PRICES

NEW YORK — When in doubt, mark it down.

In an effort to win retailers’ hearts by fattening their wallets, Levi Strauss & Co. has begun to abide by that theory by lowering its wholesale prices and increasing the promotional support it offers…

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