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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

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Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

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Fashion

Are In-Store Customers at a Disadvantage When It Comes to Returns?

The online shopper has up to 30 days to decide if her purchase was genuine or a momentary infatuation, which is not always the case for in-store clients.

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Private Label Pumps Up Dillard?s Earnings in Second Quarter

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New Crop

NEW YORK — Sarah Michaels is targeting a garden variety of lifestyles with its new line of bath products, rather than merely going after customers via fresh fragrances. The new products, which will begin shipping to retailers in January, are…

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Private Label Pumps Up Dillard’s Earnings in Second Quarter

NEW YORK — A marked move away from brands and toward its own private labels helped Dillard’s Inc. bounce back from year-ago losses in the second quarter.

In fact, the regional department store chain went to great pains to credit its…

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Financial

Chico’s, Deb Surge in Quarter

NEW YORK — Chico’s FAS and Deb Shops, two specialty retail concepts aimed at different generations, both managed double-digit increases in second-quarter profits.

Chico’s, whose casual clothes for mature women have led it to…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Tales of Telluride … Armani Vision

TALES OF TELLURIDE: If you’re looking for Ralph and Ricky Lauren this weekend, you’ll find them at their ranch in Telluride, where Polo Ralph Lauren is the 29th annual Telluride Film Festival’s presenting sponsor. The festival, which…

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Financial

Kmart Debt Rules Eased, Warns of Soft July Sales

NEW YORK — Kmart Corp. on Thursday received Chicago bankruptcy court approval to amend its $2 billion debtor-in-possession facility, and warned that July had been a ho-hum sales month.

The change to the Troy, Mich.-based…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

IN THE HOT SEAT: Bruce Quinnell has been appointed non-executive chairman of Hot Topic, succeeding Robert Jaffe who had served in that capacity for the past 10 years. Quinnell, on Hot Topic’s board since 1998, most recently was vice chairman of…

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Fashion Features

Designer Jared Gold Strikes Gold

LOS ANGELES — Designer Jared Gold, whose following for his darkly whimsical and offbeat women’s and men’s wear stretches from Tokyo to London and has made him a key figure of the fledgling Los Angeles designer community, has found a…

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Financial

Zale Net Rises 23.6% in Fourth

NEW YORK — Zale Corp. concluded a year of repositioning with double-digit gains in fourth-quarter and yearend earnings on more modest sales increases.

For the three months ended July 31, income rose 23.6 percent to $3.7 million, or 11…

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Financial

Bottega Veneta Plans 3 Calif. Units

LOS ANGELES — Bottega Veneta is embarking on a retail push that will open three stores in California by the beginning of November.

On Saturday, the Italian luxury accessories maker will open a redesigned 2,900-square-foot boutique at 108…

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The Adidas Originals garage-style store in SoHo, its first in New York.

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Adidas Originals Sambas Into N.Y. Retailing Scene

NEW YORK — Adidas opens its first Originals store in the U.S. at 136 Wooster St. here today and judging from the Adidas-clad youths lurking outside it Thursday, the company’s espousal of its classic retro looks is bound to be a…

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Clinique’s new Sheer Shimmers shades.

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Clinique Glosses Up

NEW YORK — Clinique is out to shine up its lip color business this fall.

The brand is adding Sheer Shimmers, a five-stockkeeping-unit, high-gloss addition to its existing Glosswear for Lips franchise. With the new addition, due in…

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Robin Brown, Anna Cirronis and their sons.

Fashion Features

Erbaviva: An Organic Twist

LOS ANGELES — Erbaviva founders Robin Brown and Anna Cirronis like that their customers — retail buyers and consumers alike — are acting like babies.

Although the couple created the line of organic herbal and vitamin-enriched…

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Selected items from Passport Cosmetics.

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Cosmetics Line to Target the Jet Set

NEW YORK — What do you get when you mix a love of travel with a passion for cosmetics? A 62-stockkeeping-unit line called Passport Cosmetics.

Beauty entrepreneurs Erin Cotter, the new firm’s creative director and Meredith McGann,…

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Nyakio founders Troy Nankin and Nyakio Kamoche.

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Skin Care Goes Hollywood

LOS ANGELES — In Kenyan, the name means “a hard-working woman in the sunshine,” and, fulfilling her destiny, Nyakio Kamoche has become just that.

With the launch earlier this month of her namesake body line, Nyakio, during an A-list filled…

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A Rigaud candle.

Fashion Features

Suite K: Beauty’s Newest Digs

NEW YORK — What’s in a name? For beauty entrepreneur Kathleen Molyneaux, the answer is change.

After amassing five brands during nine years in the business, Molyneaux has renamed the umbrella company that covers the quintet….

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Byblos Donna

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Byblos: Scent of a Woman

MILAN — Who is today’s 25- to 40-year-old woman?

Fragrance marketers at Diana de Silva are hoping to answer that question with Byblos Donna, the company’s latest women’s scent, which is set to roll out in September….

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Cynthia Henry with husband, Doug.

Fashion Features

Leaving Longs After 17 Years

NEW YORK — When Cynthia Henry left Longs in June, she took 17 years of retail experience with her.

“It was time for a change and I was looking for something different,” was Henry’s simple explanation for leaving the 442-unit…

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Toes by CT Nails.

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L.A. Nail Salons Go Design Crazy

LOS ANGELES — Lil’ Kim sported nails varnished with $100 bills; New York’s Buff Spa had ladies lining up for fabric pedicures using a hacked-up Celine blouse, and even Christian Dior is offering logo’d press-on transfers at…

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Duane Reade’s suburban Maywood, N.J. store.

Fashion Features

Duane Reade Cautiously Enters New Jersey

MAYWOOD, N.J. — Will Apt. 5 resonate with suburban Bergen County women?

Duane Reade, the 227 store New York City-based drugstore chain whose business has been built around catering to the needs of an urban market, is quietly inching…

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Lip Concentrate, a new longwearing lip color from Prestige.

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Critical Mass: Prestige Elbows Its Way In

NEW YORK — At a time when major brands such as Revlon and Max Factor are scrambling for shelf space, a smaller contender is gaining footage in several major chains.

Prestige Cosmetics, based in Deerfield Beach, Fla., now occupies prime…

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Sandy Cataldo

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Bath & Body Works Taps Sandy Cataldo

NEW YORK — Sandy Cataldo, the former president of the Jane Cosmetics division of The Estée Lauder Cos., has accepted the position of executive vice president, chief financial officer for Bath & Body Works. Cataldo will assume the newly…

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The Giella display in Bendel’s window.

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TOP NOTES

CARULLO’S FOCUS: Anne Carullo has been named senior vice president of global innovation for the Estée Lauder brand.

In her new role, Carullo will be responsible for all global product development, and will provide leadership and…

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The Ginger Citrus icon appeals to an exotic, active woman.

Fashion Features

Sarah Michaels Targets Lifestyles

NEW YORK — Sarah Michaels, the brand that for some people brings to mind grandma poking through a cellophane-wrapped basket of floral mists on Mother’s Day, will all but be forgotten. At least that’s what the brand’s owners are…

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Rudraksha beads are believed to reduce stress and promote health.

Fashion Features

Healing Beads are Latest Treatment at Ayurvedic Clinic

NEW YORK — It’s almost a shame to label Dr. Pratima Raichur’s beauty business as one that follows an Ayurvedic skin care philosophy. What with the dozens of less-than-authentic beauty companies claiming they, too, follow the…

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Hip-hop czar Russell Simmons, founder of Phat Fashions, in an ad for his line.

Fashion Features

Hitting the Right Note

Designers and musicians alike are tuned into each other’s scenes. The result? Concert sponsorships, endorsements,

music-inspired collections, and a slew of other projects that straddle both creative worlds.

Editor’s…

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A crocheted dress by Dina Knapp.

Fashion Features

Barneys Sells ‘Art to Wear’

NEW YORK — Taking a cue from the fashion industry, Barneys New York is referencing the past.

Mere designer vintage offerings are no longer enough, however; they now need to have context as well. As a result, Barneys has turned its eye to…

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Deadline at Us: Into the Wee Hours

NEW YORK — At 6:45 Monday night, Us Weekly editor in chief Bonnie Fuller still doesn’t have her cover story — and the issue is due to the printer in 12 hours.

The interview for the current issue’s cover story on Justin…

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French Vogue’s furry new issue.

Media

MEMO PAD

FUR SURE: The only furs Carine Roitfeld, the hyper-chic editor of French Vogue, owns are a short fur jacket by Cerruti and a Helmut Lang shearling. But the September issue of her magazine is wall-to-wall fur, from the Dior coyote blouson on the cover…

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Derek Mitchell, right, shows his stuff.

People

The Cult Jam

NEW YORK — There are people who obsess over working out, and there are those who take Derek Mitchell’s videography classes at Crunch. Mitchell’s moves, set in time to, say, Janet Jackson or an up-tempo J.Lo groove, inspire the kind…

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Jenny Diski

Fashion Features

A Long, Strange Trip

LONDON — Anyone who has ever languished in an airport terminal or broken a sweat during airplane turbulence at 35,000 feet should give Amtrak a try and experience the unique joys that mode of travel can bring: Eight-hour waits in the Chicago…

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Halva pillar with bittersweet chocolate daquoise and chocolate-peanut sauce.

People

Just Desserts

New York — Those artistic splatters of chocolate sauce or raspberry coulis surrounding desserts served at upscale restaurants have by now become a culinary cliché. But Bill Yosses, the pastry chef at Citarella, has taken his creations in a…

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