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Matteo Renzi's Resignation Fails to Rattle Europe

Analysts brushed off consequences of Renzi's resignation on luxury.

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Martin Greenfield Files Lawsuit Against Brooks Brothers

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BFC, Google Team on Digital Fashion Educational Platform

The British Fashion Council has teamed with Google Arts & Culture on a digital educational platform to launch ahead of the Fashion Awards.

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Est?e Lauder Posts Net Loss in 2002, No Big Uptick on Horizon

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Flying Colors

NEW YORK — After three years in cosmetics with its Wings of Love collection, Burt’s Bees is entering the eye category with four cream eye shadows and three eye pencils. The line, which is shipping to stores this month, could generate more…

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Estée Lauder Posts Net Loss in 2002, No Big Uptick on Horizon

NEW YORK — Digesting its first year of sagging earnings in more than a decade, Estée Lauder Cos. is looking forward to moderate growth this year, though not “a major upsurge any time soon.

That’s the word from Fred Langhammer,…

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Financial

First-Half Newsstand: Mix of Highs and Lows

NEW YORK — The semi-annual release of the Audit Bureau of Circulation figures is a bit like an editor’s equivalent of a report card. It’s the means by which their bosses — media magnates like Cathleen Black and S.I. Newhouse…

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Searles Resigns at Factory 2-U

NEW YORK — Outgoing chief executive officer of Factory 2-U Stores Michael Searles is not leaving the offprice chain so fast. He told WWD Thursday he’s staying on until a successor is found, which could take four months.

Just the…

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MEMO PAD

KURT’S CLONE?: Details has got egg on its face. In the August issue, the magazine ran what it thought was a story by Kurt Andersen about men who gossip. It even carried a contributor’s blurb about Andersen, with his photo. There was only…

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McFadden: Missing in Action

NEW YORK — Where’s Mary?

Mary McFadden, already one of Seventh Avenue’s most mysterious designers, might have pulled a final disappearing act, according to company insiders who arrived at her 39-year-old company this week and…

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Financial

Second Straight Profit for Gap

NEW YORK — That’s two in a row.

After three quarters of losses, Gap reported its second consecutive profitable quarter late Thursday and, while earnings were down, they came in above expectations.

The San Francisco-based…

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Financial

Marisa Christina Trims Loss

NEW YORK — Cuts in expenses allowed Marisa Christina Inc. to trim second-quarter and first-half losses slightly despite large drops in revenues.

In the three months ended June 30, the New York-based better apparel producer had a net loss…

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United Retail Taps Falk

NEW YORK — Susan Falk will join United Retail Group Aug. 19 in the new post of president of its Avenue retail store division.

Falk, 51, will be responsible for all aspects of the retail store business, including product development,…

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Financial

Target Profits Up

NEW YORK — Target Corp. beat second-quarter projections with a double-digit run-up in profits, but said slower growth could be on the second-half horizon and recent apparel trends have been soft.

Net income advanced 26.9 percent to $344…

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Hairspray stars Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur, in sportswear by Necessary Objects, sold at Bloomingdale’s Hairspray shop.

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Bloomingdale’s Fall Aspirations

NEW YORK — Bloomingdale’s expects a double-digit gain for fall, but it’s not all based on an easier comparison to last year’s severely depressed season, officials said.

Gains will also come from fashions with…

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Familiar Ring at Polo Meeting

NEW YORK — Marking its fifth year as a public company, Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. conducted its annual meeting Thursday morning with a presentation at the St. Regis Hotel that has become somewhat formulaic.

Chairman Ralph Lauren summed up the…

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Fashion Scoops: Kokosalaki to Fendi? … In-Dentured Servitude … Phat Chance

KOKOSALAKI TO FENDI?: Sources in London say Sophia Kokosalaki might be headed for Fendi. A spokeswoman for the designer denied the rumor Thursday, and Fendi’s offices in Milan were closed for a national holiday. The British designer, who has a…

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Financial

Skinmarket Shutters

NEW YORK — Only a month after announcing expansion plans, the three-year-old Skinmarket beauty chain has closed its doors.

Company executives declined Thursday to speak about the shutdown, but an associate answering the phone at its…

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Marie Antoinette, the narrator of Kathryn Davis’ new novel, “Versailles.”

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Palace Intrigue

NEW YORK — History can turn even the most vibrant characters dull with its thick, cloudy veneer. But with her newly released novel, “Versailles,” Kathryn Davis rescues Marie Antoinette from that fate. Beginning with her trip from Vienna to…

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Melissa O’Donnell at her new restaurant, Salt.

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Salt Shaker

NEW YORK — Of all the downtown restaurants that caved after Sept. 11, Stella — a cozy little jewel of a place on MacDougal Street just below Houston — was one of the best. The food of Melissa O’Donnell, a former executive chef…

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WWD Postcard

Dear WWD,

Missing you in Mustique! I am lying on my favorite beach, Pasteur. The best part is that I am completely alone, which makes for a very even tan. The water is a perfect shade of blue, just like a Tiffany box.

My days have been…

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Sizing Up September

NEW YORK — September is do-or-die month for fashion magazines, and WWD has once again asked undernourished bohemian editors to sit in design judgment of their Town Car-hopping Establishment colleagues. The panel of indie judges is comprised of…

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The his-and-hers scent pair.

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Versace Adds Another Scent Duo

MILAN — Versace Jeans Couture is back in the limelight with two new scents.

Versace’s Giver Profumi beauty division studied the concept of a new Jeans Couture fragrance for “a couple of years,” said Ferdinando Silva Coronel,…

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Givaudan Sales Rise 8% in Half

PARIS — Swiss flavors and fragrances group Givaudan announced this week first-half sales of $908 million, an increase in Swiss francs of 8 percent from $849 million year-on-year. In local currencies, growth would have been 12.8…

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German Groups Slow

BERLIN — Negative foreign exchange rates and a difficult economic climate worldwide dampened the sales and profit performance of both the Wella and Beiersdorf Groups in the first half of 2002.

The Darmstadt-based Wella Group reported that…

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An assortment of new Davies Gate products.

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Davies Gate: Watching the Garden Grow

NEW YORK — Two years after giving birth to twin boys, Ellen Davies is watching the growth of more than just two toddlers.

Davies and her husband and business partner, Jack, have been winnowing, refining and adding to their product…

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Two of Tocca’s new items.

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Tocca Broadens Into Bath and Body

NEW YORK — Splish, splash — Tocca is taking a bath.

The apparel company, which first dipped its toe into the beauty category in 1997 with a solid perfume, is expanding into the bath-and-body category this fall.

The Tocca…

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TOP NOTES

ZIRH NEWS: Jacqualine Anderson has joined Zirh International as international marketing manager. She will be responsible for operational marketing and administration for Zirh’s International division. Anderson was previously brand manager for BDM…

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Body washes from Smart Cookie and Me Me Me.

Fashion Features

Target Feeling a Little Blue

NEW YORK — Todd Oldham, Sonia Kashuk, Philippe Starck — now Blue Q?

Bath-and-body care marketer Blue Q, known for its kitschy, cartoonish creations like Dirty Girl, Virgin/Slut and Total Bitch, is the latest firm to be illuminated…

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Total Effects Night Firming Cream

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Total Effects Gets Nocturnal

NEW YORK — Olay Total Effects is getting a nighttime partner.

This month, Procter & Gamble will begin shipping Olay Total Effects Night Firming Cream. The product, featuring a more concentrated dose of VitaNiacin, the exclusive ingredient…

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Part of the Brave Soldier lineup.

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Brave Soldier Marches Into Specialty Stores

NEW YORK — Some guys go for soap and water to nurse the injuries they get from athletic endeavors.

But if you’re the guys from Brave Soldier, you formulate a product line.

“This line came about because of road rash,” noted…

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A line of products from Ms. Manicure.

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Mass Brands Work on Character Development

ORLANDO, Fla. — The mass youth beauty market is building some character.

Inspired by upscale lines such as Stila and Bloom, mass market manufacturers are adding story lines and cute characters to product lines bearing names like Trina or…

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Products from the VitaOrganics collection.

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Beverly Sassoon Launches Skin Care

NEW YORK — Beverly Sassoon is no stranger to the beauty industry. After many years learning the ins and outs of hair care with former husband Vidal Sassoon, she is now preparing for her own entry into the beauty arena with the launch of a…

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In addition to eye colors and eye pencils, Burt’s Bees is launching Healthy Treatment, a collection designed to promote healthy skin.

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Burt’s Bees Buzzes Into Eye

NEW YORK — Burt’s Bees, what a tease. After tempting the industry for three years with talk of an all-natural cosmetics line for the eye, the company is now delivering the goods.

Beginning this week, Burt’s Bees Wings of…

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Alleghany: Acquisitions Strategy Pays Off

NEW YORK — The saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” couldn’t be more aptly applied to hair care company Alleghany Pharmacal Corp. The Great Neck, N.Y.-based company generates more than $50 million in wholesale…

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SNIPPETS

MILLION DOLLAR MAN: Eyebrow guru and makeup entrepreneur Ramy Gafni is in the process of insuring his hands for $1 million. Lloyds of London, the London-based insurers of body parts, is handling the deal, which is expected to close in two weeks. When…

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Sunny Jain, front, and his collective, from left, Gary Wang, Rez Abbasi and Steve Welsh.

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The Music Man

NEW YORK — These days, it seems if you’re Indian, you’re in. Bollywood’s recent inroads into mainstream America have helped nudge other South Asians into the foreground, as well. Sunny Jain, a good-looking, 27-year-old drummer,…

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Skirting Issues

LOS ANGELES — Whether it’s a gallery party or a casual day of shopping, girls are showing some leg. At a recent San Francisco art opening, ballerina-meets-peasant skirts ruled the evening. Most young ladies paired their mid-calf flounced…

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