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Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten Spring 2017

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Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

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December Dud: Same-Store Sales Disappoint — As Expected

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Consumers displayed a penchant for penny-pinching this holiday season, as the nation?s retailers Treported same-store sale results for December that were disappointing enough to lead several firms to shave their fourth-quarter earnings expectations.

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Heart of the Kingdom

LONDON — Alexander McQueen took a bold step into the fragrance business this week with the unveiling of his first women’s scent, called Kingdom. The fragrance, packaged in a bottle designed to resemble an abstract heart, will be launched…

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December Dud: Same-Store Sales Disappoint — As Expected

NEW YORK — Consumers displayed a penchant for penny-pinching this holiday season, as the nation’s retailers Thursday reported same-store sale…

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Nedorostek Headed to Coach

NEW YORK — Coach Inc. has named retail and wholesale veteran Kathy Nedorostek as president of the U.S. wholesale division, effective Feb. 3.

Nedorostek, who had been president and chief operating officer of Natori Co. since 1999, succeeds…

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Seven Jeans Partners File Suit

NEW YORK — Michael Glasser and Jerome Dahan have walked out as partners in Seven for All Mankind, known for its Seven Jeans label, and have filed a lawsuit against third partner Peter Koral for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of oral…

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Aronsson Named CEO at Jacobs

NEW YORK — Jeffry Aronsson has been appointed chief executive officer of Marc Jacobs International, according to an internal corporate communications announcement circulated to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton employees this…

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In Brief: Surfing the Wrist … Express to Stardom … A Relative Yawn …

SURFING THE WRIST: Fossil Inc. is taking timepieces to the next level with the introduction this week of watches incorporating Microsoft’s smart personal objects technology (SPOT). The watches provide wearers with personalized Internet…

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From the Have-I-Got-a-Girl-for-You Dep’t: Happily married to Babs Streisand himself, James Brolin had only his son Josh’s best interests at heart when he met Selma Blair on the set of “A Guy Thing” (MGM). Dad was so taken with the young…

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Loulou de la Falaise wearing one of her signature designs.

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Loulou’s Back in Town

PARIS — A year ago, when legend Yves Saint Laurent told his intimates he would retire from fashion, Loulou de la Falaise, his muse and a chief creative consultant for some 30 years, found herself at a crossroads, as well.

“I used to think,…

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Fragrances Limp Into New Year

NEW YORK — Many prestige beauty retailers got a lump of coal in their stockings this Christmas.

While a few retailers — including Nordstrom, Sephora and Victoria’s Secret Beauty — provided bright spots, as did the…

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The McQueen ad.

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Kingdom Come: McQueen Launches First Scent

LONDON — Alexander McQueen has unveiled his first fragrance — and it’s not for the faint of heart.

Called Kingdom, the fragrance will be launched worldwide on March 17 — McQueen’s 34th birthday — and it is…

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Designer Scents Gain at Mass

NEW YORK — The mass market acquired more prestige this holiday season.

“Designer fragrances outperformed mass fragrances and bath dramatically,” said a merchant at one of the nation’s top drugstore chains, who asked not to be…

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Scarlett in Philadelphia.

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Merry Season for Indie Boutiques

NEW YORK — Chalk one up for the indies. Though predictions for the holiday season were grim, independent beauty boutiques across the country proved to be a bright spot for beauty, with many stores reporting double-digit sales increases. The…

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Top Notes

HIGHER CALLING: Steven Lund is resigning as president and chief executive officer of Nu Skin Enterprises. Lund, who joined Nu Skin some six years ago to handle the company’s initial public offering and then stayed on as its chief legal officer,…

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Poccia Promoted at Stila

NEW YORK — The Stila girls are on the move.

Phebe Farrow Port, the acting general manager of the brand for two years, is passing the makeup case to her second-in-command, Claudia Poccia, who will assume the title of senior vice president…

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Sarah Michaels’ new lineup, particularly Milk & Honey, is leading sales.

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Bath Sales Stay Afloat for Holiday

NEW YORK — Knowing that the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the peak time consumers sample bath and body products, specialty bath suppliers pulled no punches in presenting the best their portfolios had to offer. And though nationwide…

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The Oscar Blandi line.

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Oscar Blandi Enters Hair Care Fray

NEW YORK — Father knows best.

At least coif-master Oscar Blandi thinks so, as he turned to good old dad to test whether his new hair care line would pass muster. Blandi, who operates the Oscar Blandi salon in the Plaza Hotel, reportedly…

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P&G’s attempt to turn Vidal Sassoon into a fashion-positioned brand failed.

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P&G Discontinues Vidal Sassoon Line

NEW YORK — For more than 27 years Vidal Sassoon has reigned as one of the most iconic names in hair care, but beginning in February, shipments of shampoos, conditioners and styling products will cease in North America. As reported on these pages…

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Survey Says: Midline Retailers Win Day

NEW YORK — There were actually some winners in the grueling Christmas season, and generally, they were the midline and power retailers like Kohl’s, J.C. Penney Co., Best Buy and Circuit City.

That’s according to a telephone…

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Gadzooks Exits Men’s Wear

NEW YORK — Gadzooks is kicking the men out.

Beginning with the back-to-school season, the 441-unit specialty store will eliminate all men’s merchandise and reinvent itself as a retailer of women’s apparel and accessories only….

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A mini look in Bloomingdale’s new windows along Lexington Avenue.

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Gamming It Up at Bloomingdale’s

NEW YORK — Bloomingdale’s is getting behind the mini in a maxi way.

The retailer has just finished installing six windows of short skirts along the Lexington Avenue stretch of its flagship here. The displays feature a myriad of…

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Century 21 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn has renovated and introduced prestige cosmetics, selling at full price.

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High Design for Low-Price Format

NEW YORK — Is an upscale discounter an oxymoron? Not to Century 21, which is adding a chic dimension for its hordes of bargain-crazed shoppers.

The family-owned and operated four-unit chain, specializing in selling designer labels at 30…

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Blender has said covers like this sell well above 200,000 copies. The industry claims otherwise.

Blending the Numbers?

NEW YORK — When Andy Pemberton, the editor of Maxim’s Blender, was interviewed by The New York Times last month, he called the music magazine landscape “boring, dull as toast,” and happily described how Rolling Stone’s recent…

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Memo Pad

A HAVEN FOR BETTS?: Kate Betts has found a new gig. The fashion journalist and former editor of Harper’s Bazaar is working for Time Inc. on an undisclosed project that has been a big source of confusion and a lot of chirping this week over at the…

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Giorgio Armani is celebrating the human form with a photography exhibition at his megastore on Via Manzoni in Milan. Armani has chosen 30 shots from Howard Schatz’s tome “Athlete,” featuring the sculpted bodies of stars like...

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Fashion Scoops: Shopping for Phil? … Sneak Preview … Couture Flow …

SHOPPING FOR PHIL?: Sources in Milan say that actress Sharon Stone and her husband, Phil Bronstein, will be attending the Versace and Versus men’s fall collection show in Milan on Sunday. The couple is said to be staying at Donatella…

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