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History Repeats Itself: Rich Running for Cover Amid Money Scandals

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History Repeats Itself: Rich Running for Cover Amid Money Scandals

With the recent rash of chief executive indictments and a new financial scandal erupting daily, has the government declared open season on New York’s elite?

Corporate governance has become the cause celebre. The tabloids are having a field day, and…

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Fashion Features

Martha Stewart Advertisers Worry, But Show Support

NEW YORK — With a House committee awaiting records from Merrill Lynch on Thursday regarding the share dealings of Martha Stewart, media analysts and ad buyers remained mixed about how the ImClone scandal will affect her company Martha Stewart…

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Financial

Nike Net Jumps 28.1% in Quarter

NEW YORK — Nike Inc. shrugged off the global economic turmoil as robust worldwide sales propelled the company to impressive profit gains in the fourth quarter and fiscal year.

For the three months ended May 31, the Beaverton, Ore.-based marketing…

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Financial

SEC Probes to Intensify

NEW YORK — The Securities and Exchange Commission’s intensified probes into corporate America’s accounting scandals are starting to burn a message into the minds of company executives: Play by the rules or else.

The fashion industry’s financial…

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The Testy World of Men’s Mags

NEW YORK — “Are we not men?” chant the confused half-man, half-beast creatures in the H.G. Wells classic “The Island of Dr. Moreau.”

In today’s testosterone-drenched world of men’s magazines, the answer to that question is tantalizingly unclear….

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Beauty Features

Baldessarini Rounds Out Boss Scents

MUNICH — With the launch of the new Baldessarini men’s fragrance, the family of Hugo Boss brand scents is now complete.

Baldessarini is the latest to join the line-up of Procter & Gamble Prestige Beaute fragrances under the Boss men’s, Boss…

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Beauty Features

Bulgari’s Absolute Blu

NEW YORK — Summer fragrance? Been there, done that. Bulgari’s aiming to break into a new category: winter fragrances.

And the company is kicking off that concept this fall with Bulgari Absolute Blu, a riff on its existing Bulgari Blu.

“It is a…

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Beauty Features

Cerruti Takes Cue From Amber

PARIS — Cerruti is hoping its next men’s fragrance will do a number for the Italian fashion house.

With Cerruti 1881 Amber, “we’re trying to reinforce Cerruti’s brand identity,” explained Rosy Giupponi, vice president of marketing at European…

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Beauty Features

Clinique Expands Antiaging

NEW YORK — This fall, Clinique is out to stop the aging process — or at least make skin appear that way.

The brand is launching two new items — Advanced Stop Signs Age Defending Serum and Dewy Smooth Anti-Aging Makeup SPF 15 — designed…

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Beauty Features

Demeter Said In Sale Talks

According to reports circulating the market this week, Demeter, the New York-based fragrance company known for scents such as Dirt, Tomato and Condensed Milk, is in talks with Freedom Marketing Group regarding a possible acquisition. Neither…

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Beauty Features

Dior Scent Looks to Get Women Hooked

PARIS — Parfums Christian Dior thinks women — particularly young ones — will get hooked on its new fragrance, Addict, set for a worldwide October launch.

“It [brings] a new vision of femininity for Dior perfumes,” explained Sabina Belli,…

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Beauty Features

Lancaster Discovers Its Fountain of Youth

PARIS — Lancaster Group Worldwide is going after thirtysomethings with its new skin care line, called Youth Prolongator, set for a fall launch.

“It’s a new line in a segment where we’re not yet present,” explained Isabelle Dufour, managing…

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Beauty Features

SNIPPETS

CHILL PILL: L’Oreal is partnering with Nestle to make nutritional supplements for skin, hair and nails. As reported on Wednesday, June 26, the 50/50 partnership will yield a new France-based company, to be called Laboratories Inneov. A company…

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Beauty Features

The Doctors are In

NEW YORK — Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields are out to deliver the goods.

In what sounds a bit like an infomercial, the Stanford University-trained dermatology duo is offering perfect skin in 60 days. In the past, Rodan and Fields developed Proactiv…

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Beauty Features

TOP NOTES

DDF HIRE: Laura Preston has joined Doctor’s Dermatologic Formula (DDF) as vice president of retail sales. Preston, who has spent 12 years in the beauty industry, most recently served as vice president of sales at Paula Dorf. Preston will be…

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Beauty Features

Van Cleef & Arpels

PARIS — There’s a murmur emanating from Parfums Van Cleef & Arpels, which the company hopes will turn into a roar.

It takes the form of a new women’s fragrance, called Murmure (French for Murmur), due out this fall. “Murmure is the jewel of a…

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Fashion Features

Platinum Targets Mature Shoppers

NEW YORK — The rush to create products for tweens and teens has left a gap in mass market beauty.

Added Extras, a company credited with building brands for teens, is now hoping to do the same for more mature shoppers.

“We’ve had so many…

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People

EYE SCOOP

Don’t call Lizzie Grubman’s office looking for Liz Cohen anymore. The PR princess split amicably with the embattled Grubman, her best friend of 20 years, and launched her own venture on Thursday, Liz Cohen PR and Consulting. “I never even wanted to…

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Fashion Features

At Ease

NEW YORK — A tropical island, snow-white slopes or even a glamorous party — whatever your holiday destination, Tommy Hilfiger has every scenario covered in his trademark casual way. Slouchy pants, great coats and preppy knits are just a few of the…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Oscar Worthy … Jet Lag … Burberry Boon

OSCAR WORTHY: Will he stay or will he go? Rumblings resurfaced in Paris this week that Oscar de la Renta might make his July 9 couture show for Balmain his swan song. But reached on Thursday at the Ritz, the designer said he’s staying put for the…

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Fashion Features

HAVING IT ALL

NEW YORK — From skiing to island-hopping and even a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll, the holiday season at Tommy Hilfiger is a study in options. Updated ski pants and cute cableknit dresses are perfect for lounging by the slopes, while easy hoodies with…

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Financial

Analysts Shrug Off Prada Delay

MILAN — Even though Prada has pulled its initial public offering for the third time, analysts said Thursday that it shouldn’t have a big effect on the success of an eventual IPO, if and when the company finally takes the plunge.

Most analysts…

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Fashion Features

Antik Batik Moving Forward

PARIS — France’s Antik Batik is building steam with its ethnic-inspired ready-to- wear and accessories.

Gabriella Cortese and Christophe Sauvat founded the line a decade ago after meeting each other on the beach at Saint-Tropez. At that time,…

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Fashion Features

CLARIFICATION

Glenda Bailey, editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar, was overheard talking to a Donna Karan executive — not the designer herself — about the magazine’s thoughts of doing a Donna Karan feature at the resort run-through, not at Kal Ruttenstein’s…

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Fashion Features

Conference Offers Fresh Take on Luxury

LONDON — Clean air? Meditation? Water conservation?

That’s hardly the language of a luxury goods conference. Nonetheless, those words cast a spell over the audience at the Luxury Briefing Conference, held at the Great Eastern Hotel here…

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Fashion Features

IN BRIEF

BUSINESS EXPANSION: In a revision of the scope of its business, Gordon Bros. Group has committed $100 million to purchase excess consumer goods directly from manufacturers and retailers. The Boston-based company, best known for liquidations of…

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Fashion Features

NO SETTLEMENT SEEN IN L.A. DOCK TALKS

LOS ANGELES — A resolution appeared to remain far off Thursday in the dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association a day after a media blackout between the two sides disintegrated into a…

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Fashion Features

On The Drawing Board

DESIGN CONFIDENTIAL: Shoe transmitters, “through-the-wall” cameras, the “enigma” cipher machine from World War II and George Washington’s handwritten letter about hiring spies are sure to make aspiring agents take pause at the new International Spy…

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Fashion Features

Roman Restoration

ROME — The Holy City might have found its symbol for the new millennium with the opening of Auditorium, a futuristic contrast to Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoes and Rome’s stately buildings of the Mussolini era.

Designed by Renzo Piano,…

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Fashion Features

WTO PANEL TO EXAMINE INDIA COMPLAINT

GENEVA — The World Trade Organization established a dispute panel Monday to examine a complaint by India that alleges U.S. rules of origin for textiles and apparel products break global trade rules.

The Indian request, approved at a session of…

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Marketing and Promotion

Jessica: The Face of Calvin

NEW YORK — Jessica Miller is getting a lot of face time this fall at Calvin Klein Inc. Multipage portfolios, shot for the second season by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, feature Miller in Collection, CK Jeans, Eyewear and…

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MEMO PAD

ITALIAN DESIGNERS STRIKE BACK: Italian designers reacted harshly to the absence of a New York Times critic at any of the Milan men’s shows, which concluded Wednesday. Gucci’s Tom Ford said he was “shocked” and “disappointed” at the Gray Lady’s absence…

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