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Picking the Fashion Runway Winners With Big Data

An analysis of online patterns by big data firm Edited shows the runway styles most likely to resonate with shoppers.

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Anthony Vaccarello Confirms His Label’s End

The Belgian designer is dedicating himself to Saint Laurent, where he was named creative director last April.

clock 1hMiles Socha

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Carolina Herrera Hires Vice President of Design

Raffaele Ilardo will head up creative development and design for the Carolina Herrera New York ready-to-wear and bridal collections.

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Buzz Builds Over Calvin Klein Sale as Potential Suitors Emerge

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Talkin’ ’Bout a Resolution

NEW YORK — Lancôme is set to launch Resolution D-Contraxol Anti-Wrinkle Treatment, an antiaging product touted as its most strategic global launch of 2003. The product, which could do $35 million at retail in the U.S. alone, will be…

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Buzz Builds Over Calvin Klein Sale as Potential Suitors Emerge

NEW YORK — Will a Calvin Klein deal actually happen this time?

Calvin Klein Inc. continued to avoid comment Thursday about a new round of rumors that the designer business was back on the block, yet more names of potential suitors surfaced…

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Brooks Taps Glassmoyer

NEW YORK — Retail Brand Alliance, continuing to reorganize the executive ranks after its acquisition spree, named Michael Glassmoyer vice president of creative services for the Brooks Bros. and Adrienne Vittadini divisions, and Scott Miller vice…

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Better Apparel Propels Target

NEW YORK — Margin support from its designer brands helped Target Corp. to a 49.7 percent jump in third-quarter profits, and the company says more close-knit brand relationships are on the way.

The Minneapolis-based firm’s flagship…

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Kohl’s Earnings Gain 33.1 Percent

NEW YORK — Surprise, surprise.

The Kohl’s Corp. onslaught continued unabated in the third quarter as the turbocharged hybrid retailer — yet again — piled up sales and profits advances.

For the three months ended…

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In Brief

SECOND TIME AROUND: Dickson Poon has put the finishing touches on his second, alternative bid for Harvey Nichols and sent it to shareholders for a vote, a spokesman for the store said Thursday. As reported Tuesday, his first bid of $3.85 a share for…

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Clarification

Cambridge Clothiers Ltd. is the boys’ wear licensee for Nicole Miller. That information was incorrect in a legal document detailing the breach-of-contract suit between House of Dreams Inc., doing business as Nicole Miller Men, and Lord & Taylor,…

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Lancôme: A New Wrinkle

NEW YORK — Lancôme has set its New Year’s goal and it’s called Resolution D-Contraxol Anti-Wrinkle Treatment.

Luc Nadeau, president of the Luxury Products Division of L’Oréal USA, described the new antiaging…

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Boots Halts Pure Beauty Rollout

LONDON — Boots has abandoned plans to roll out 65 Pure Beauty stores after six trial ones across the UK failed to make enough money. Steve Russell, chief executive of Boots, said the company had decided that Pure Beauty was not economically…

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La Prairie, Christofle Team Up

PARIS — In a nod to extreme luxury of yesteryear, Swiss high-end beauty manufacturer La Prairie and French silversmith Christofle have jointly created a limited-edition, handcrafted Necessaire du Soir cosmetics case, replete with a lipstick and…

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Douglas Sales Rise 4.9% in Third Quarter

BERLIN — Sales at the Douglas Perfumeries chain rose 4.9 percent in the third quarter of 2002 to reach $268 million and 4.2 percent to $797 million for the nine-month period. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization…

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Gap Inc. Scores Three-Peat

NEW YORK — Third time’s a charm, but is it a rebound?

After suffering three quarterly losses, Gap Inc. Thursday completed a trio of consecutive profitable ones as it reported its first earnings improvement in more than two years….

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Orlane Hopes B21 Will Lift U.S. Sales

NEW YORK — Orlane Paris has beefed up B21, which is not only the high-end French treatment brand’s core offering, but also the centerpiece of a recent revitalization of Orlane’s nearly 40-year-old U.S. business.

The brand has…

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Sally Hansen’s New World

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Look up, color brands — there is a new face coming to the cosmetics wall this spring.

Del Laboratories, one of the fastest-growing mass cosmetics firms, is taking its Sally Hansen brand into face and color…

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Critical Mass: McMenemy Looks Ahead

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — With more than 37 years of experience at Del Laboratories, executive vice president of marketing William McMenemy is well qualified to take the pulse of the beauty business.

McMenemy is especially fired up over his…

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Annette Green’s Next Act

NEW YORK — Annette Green has been named president emeritus of the Fragrance Foundation, in a unanimous decision by the board of directors. Green said that she is “very pleased. After a lifetime of devotion this allows me to continue to have that…

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Top Notes

COLOR CONSULTANT: Clairol has appointed a New York–based colorist, Giselle, who will act as spokeswoman and consult on the development of its retail hair color offerings. Currently at Manhattan’s Pierre Michel Salon, Giselle has worked in…

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Boateng Set To Launch First Scent

BERLIN — Ozwald Boateng, Savile Row’s most colorful bespoke tailor, has come out with his first fragrance. And it’s for women.

Like his modernist and brilliantly hued approach to men’s custom tailoring, Ozwald Boateng…

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Boscia: From Japan, Naturally

NEW YORK — Boscia, a start-up skin care brand being launched in the U.S. by an established Japanese cosmetics company, is using preservative-free skin care in an attempt to make its mark on prestige beauty.

Boscia is the brainchild of…

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Lorac’s Portable Paints: Fingerpaints for Adults

NEW YORK — Lorac hopes to appeal to the inner artist in consumers with its latest product line.

With Portable Paints, a line of four multipurpose color cosmetics compacts suitable for use on the eyes, cheeks and lips, Lorac founder Carol…

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Knoll and Kose Join Forces For Hair Care Products in Asia

TOKYO — Kose Corp. signed a licensing agreement with New York-based hairstylist Stephen Knoll to launch new hair care products in the Asian market.

On Jan. 16, The Stephen Knoll Collection will make its debut in Japan with 17 hair care, 16…

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Fund-raiser Planned to Benefit Kabul Beauty School Renovation

NEW YORK — The onset of the holiday season often fills people with the desire to help those in need. The Body & Soul Wellness Program, a joint collaboration between the U.S. beauty industry and nonprofit charity group PARSA (Physiotherapy and…

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Hitting the Road With St. John

HOUSTON — Consider it the Gray family version of “The Great Escape.”

As a coda to the 40th-anniversary celebrations of St. John, the founding family set out on a nine-city tour over two days this month that had them zig-zagging the…

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Apparel Sales Driven By Car-Market Slump

WASHINGTON — Retailers of apparel and accessories can thank slumping auto sales and cold weather for their biggest one-month sales gain since last December, according to economists.

Retail sales at clothing and accessories stores jumped 4…

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Bulgari Net Gains 74% With Uptick in Watches

MILAN — Cost-cutting at Bulgari boosted third-quarter profitability despite flat sales for the period while watch sales bounced back after double-digit declines in the past two quarters.

Net profit for the three months ended Sept. 30 rose…

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Fashion Scoops: Going, Going, Gone … Beauty and the Babe … Special Denim …

GOING, GOING, GONE: When the Skoda boutique closed in Berlin last year, it could have meant the end of the fixtures industrial designer Marc Newson created especially for the spot. Instead, Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg will facilitate a different…

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The Guerrilla Route In Youth Marketing

LONDON — So you’re not Donatella Versace, Giorgio Armani or the Gap, but you still need to crank up buzz about your brand. Your audience is young, easily bored and craving cool, but your budget is limited. Freewheelin’ Media, the…

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Tommy Goes Skiing With Freestyle Team

NEW YORK — Many business people aim to be moguls, but Tommy Hilfiger is suiting up the talent that gets around them.

Tommy Hilfiger has signed a four-year sponsorship deal with the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team to outfit its 60-plus members and…

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AE Profits Fall 11.7% in Qtr.

NEW YORK — Weak mall traffic and promotional pressures pushed American Eagle Outfitters’ third-quarter profits down 11.7 percent.

The Warrendale, Pa.-based specialty retailer said for the three months ended Nov. 2, net income was…

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House Nixes Bankruptcy Bill

WASHINGTON — In a startling defeat for retailers, the House on Thursday rejected bankruptcy reform legislation that was designed to make it more difficult to wipe out debts entirely in bankruptcy court.

The bill had been a top priority for…

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Suzy

“She’s a working queen,” said Princess Firyal of Jordan, dressed head to foot in gold, as she introduced ravishing Queen Rania of Jordan, a vision in opera-red velvet to the standing-room-only crowd gathered in the Waldorf Ballroom for the…

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MEMO PAD

MUSIC AND THE MAN: The big joke going around the City of Hope black-tie dinner Wednesday night at Cipriani was that Phil Collins and Richard “Mad Dog” Beckman were so alike that they might have been “separated at birth.” The British-born Beckman,…

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Kmart’s Holiday Ad Campaign Touts ‘More Gifts, More Cheer’

NEW YORK — In a move to persuade customers that its store shelves are amply stocked with holiday goodies, Kmart Thursday unveiled its new marketing campaign, “Get More Gifts, Spread More Cheer.”

The campaign, which kicks off Sunday with…

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