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New Year’s Resolution: BBW Takes Holistic Route to Wellness

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Overview

Most years start off with good intentions. There are the diet plans, the new projects and renewed commitments to family and friends.

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Sophisticated Lady

NEW YORK — The hypoallergenic Almay brand wants to be seen as stylish and sophisticated, too. And it’s counting on its most ambitious first-half launch — the Bright Eyes Collection — to draw some new looks. First-year retail…

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Jasmine Vanilla is the latest addition to the Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy collection.

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New Year’s Resolution: BBW Takes Holistic Route to Wellness

NEW YORK — Most years start off with good intentions.

There are the diet plans, the new projects and renewed commitments to family and…

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What to Watch: Time Machine

It’s a youth-oriented world after all. And sales of antiage skin care products are proving it. Sales of age-defying lotions and creams rose double digits in both mass and department stores in 2002. And 2003 could likely see sales increase again,…

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What to Watch: Scents Off

A host of new fragrances crowded the launch pad this year, but unfortunately many did not take off as planned. Despite the softness of the fragrance category, expect to see a plethora of scents hitting shelves again in 2003. While The Estée Lauder…

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Lancôme’s Hair Sensation products.

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What to Watch: Hair Today

Put your money where your hair is. Across the board for 2003, cosmetics companies are betting on hair care, not fragrance, to jump-start lackluster sales. From mass market veterans like Clairol to prestige newcomers like Lancôme, it seems everyone…

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No Guarantee of Uptick in ’03

NEW YORK — Sentiment is growing within financial circles that the retail recovery that eluded stores in the second half of 2002 might stage an encore no-show in the new year.

Having just digested what many are calling the worst holiday…

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American Eagle was upgraded by Goldman, Sachs despite modest expectations for the fourth quarter.

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December’s Early Comps Down

NEW YORK — Christopher & Banks’ shares skyrocketed more than 11 percent Thursday as the company reaffirmed earnings expectations for the fourth quarter despite lower same-store sales in December.

The Minneapolis-based chain of 439…

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Memo Pad

BAILLIE BAILS ON SURFACE: Surface co-founder and editorial director Riley John-Donnell should make a New Year’s resolution to stop driving his top talent away. After burning through three editors in 2002 — the last one, Maureen Callahan,…

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Saks, CFDA Raise Over $1.9M

NEW YORK — Saks Fifth Avenue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America raised more than $1.9 million to benefit breast cancer organizations during the fourth annual Fashion Targets Breast Cancer shopping weekend held in September, CFDA…

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Fashion Scoops: Will She or Won’t She … Second Billing

WILL SHE OR WON’T SHE?: First Sir Paul McCartney traveled to Ireland in June to marry Heather Mills and now the rumor mill is churning that his designer daughter Stella McCartney is about to wed her boyfriend, the former magazine publisher…

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In Brief: Adidas Can-Do …

ADIDAS CAN-DO: Adidas-Salomon chief executive Herbert Hainer said in a published report Thursday that the firm is on track to meet its objective of a 5 percent sales gain, to about $6.6 billion, for the just-concluded year. Net income is expected to…

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“Sideways at the Moon,” 89 inches by 90 inches (3), oil on linen, 2002, from Salle’s new series.

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Salle’s New Scenes

NEW YORK — David Salle insists he’s not being coy when he claims he knows nothing about the way the art market functions.

“I honestly know very little about the art world,” he says, adding, “It seems to be quite large. There can be…

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A Colour Surge lipstick.

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Clinique’s Burst of Color

NEW YORK — Clinique is out to deliver a color jolt this spring with Colour Surge Lipstick, the latest addition to its lip color lineup.

“This is a lipstick for those consumers who want big, bold color with one swipe,” said Arlette Palo,…

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Ethix Skincare Plans to Oxygenate the Masses

LOS ANGELES — There’s nothing revolutionary about oxygen in skin care.

But according to Richard Wright, co-founder of Ethix Skincare, the market for oxygen products is still underdeveloped. Wright’s line of six sprays and a…

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Au Thé Blanc: Bulgari’s Whiter Shade of Tea

NEW YORK — The tea party continues at Bulgari.

Eau Parfumée Au Thé Blanc — or White Tea, in English —will join the brand’s tea franchise this spring. The franchise was first launched with Eau Parfumée Au…

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The Franklin Park, N.J. Walgreens.

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Walgreens Scent Sales Rise

FRANKLIN PARK, N.J. — While many drugstores’ fragrance sales declined during the holiday season in 2002, the Walgreens here exceeded expectations.

“We did especially well with a two-for-one on Liz Claiborne fragrances,” a store…

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Almay’s Nearly Naked foundation and makeup remover pads.

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Almay Begins the New Year With Style

NEW YORK — Almay’s outlook is brightening up.

The Revlon-owned hypoallergenic brand has new management and a new attitude. The first obvious expressions of that are coming soon in the form of the Bright Eyes Color collection…

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Items from Spa V’Tae.

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V’Tae Targets Spa Channel

NEW YORK — V’Tae is switching gears. The maker of essential oil- and plant-extract-derived bath-and-body products is paying closer attention to its fastest-growing distribution channel: spas.

Belinda Rush-Carville, founder and…

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Snippets

CHARGE IT: One way to ramp up excitement within a company’s sales force is to give away cold hard cash — or credit. Bain de Terre recently sponsored the Bain de Terre MasterCard Distributor Sales Consultant program to support the launch of…

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Zum bath and body.

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‘Zumthing’ New for Indigo Wild

NEW YORK — A company that sends employees home if they aren’t in a good mood may sound kind of quirky, but for Indigo Wild — which manufactures all-natural beauty and home products that must be made with “good karma and pure…

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Part of the Amber Bronze collection.

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Going for the Bronze

NEW YORK — Call it endless summer.

Estée Lauder plans to keep the glow going year-round with a new bronzing color cosmetics line, Amber Bronze, as well as a new self-tanning line, Go Tan.

Amber Bronze, launching in April, is…

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Joey New York’s new packaging.

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Joey NY Gets a New Look

NEW YORK —?Joey New York founder and chief executive officer Joey Roer spent much of 2002 updating her brand’s packaging design and distribution. So, for 2003, she’s ready to take on the world.

“We’ve expanded into the…

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Top Notes

MILFORT RETURNS: Sonia Milfort has rejoined Arcade Marketing as vice president, fragrance development. For the past three years, Milfort was account manager, fragrance division, at Dragoco. Prior to that, she had held various posts at Arcade over a…

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New Jergens, Bioré products.

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Andrew Jergens Polishes Image

NEW YORK — The Andrew Jergens Co. is freshening its product lineup with the addition of several items and a new packaging design.

Beginning with Soft Shimmer, a new lotion under its Jergens brand, packaging will use brighter colors, new…

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