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Atlanta’s New Logos: Rich’s-Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, Too

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Overview

Consolidation fever has hit Atlanta, one of the most overstored markets in America, with Federated Department Stores Inc. planning to integrate its Rich?s division into the Macy?s division.

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Dollars & Sense

NEW YORK — Giorgio Armani will try to raise his profile in the U.S. women’s fragrance market with the April launch of Sensi. The scent, which scored strong initial gains in Europe in the fall, could do $40 million at retail in the U.S.,…

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Terry Lundgren, president of Federated

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Atlanta’s New Logos: Rich’s-Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, Too

NEW YORK — Consolidation fever has hit Atlanta, one of the most overstored markets in America, with Federated Department Stores Inc. planning to…

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Financial

Leaner Warnaco Group To Exit Chap. 11 Feb. 4

NEW YORK — The balance sheet will be “deleveraged,” operations leaner and volume smaller than at its peak, but when The Warnaco Group emerges from bankruptcy proceedings on Feb. 4 as a freestanding firm, very little else will have…

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Fashion Features

Tiffany’s Chairman Plans Retirement, Kowalski on Deck

NEW YORK — William R. Chaney, Tiffany & Co.’s chairman, will retire on Jan. 31, and Michael J. Kowalski, who is president and chief executive officer, will take over the position.

Chaney, who is 70, will continue to serve on…

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Fashion Features

AGOA Extension Lauded at Forum

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius — Government and business officials attending a trade forum here reacted warmly to President Bush’s statement that he would ask Congress to extend the African Growth & Opportunity Act past its current expiration date…

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In Brief: De Beers Gets Green Light … UNITE Wins Court Battle … DVF Opens Florida Store …

DE BEERS GETS GREEN LIGHT: The European Union Commission has given De Beers the go-ahead to pursue its Supplier of Choice distribution strategy, aimed at spurring consumer demand for diamonds and fortifying the relationship between De Beers and its…

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Jones Apparel is launching the Bandolino line this fall.

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Jones Apparel Shuffles Assets for ‘Efficiency’

NEW YORK — In moves aimed at improving efficiency, Jones Apparel Group said it will close two of its Sun Apparel production facilities and turn 20 Enzo Angiolini shoe stores into Bandolino units — ultimately putting Angiolini stores into…

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The Sensi advertising.

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Armani Sets Sensi Launch

NEW YORK — Parfums Giorgio Armani hopes that the upcoming U.S. launch of its newest scent, Sensi, will broaden the foothold the fragrance made in Europe last fall.

Sensi will be introduced in the U.S. in April and executives at…

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Fashion Features

Beiersdorf Sales Up, Led by Cosmed Unit

HAMBURG, Germany — In a release of preliminary figures for 2002, Beiersdorf announced a 7.2 percent gain in Cosmed division sales.

Beiersdorf’s beauty division achieved sales of $3.35 billion. At constant exchange rates, that would…

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The Pure Tiffany  bottle.

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Pure, But Not Simple: Tiffany’s Newest Scent

NEW YORK — There’s a new jewel in Tiffany’s fragrance collection.

Pure Tiffany, the first scent launched by the company since removing its Tiffany fragrance line from department store distribution two years ago, will begin…

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Sephora Projects Positive Cash, Operating Profits in Current Year

PARIS — Sephora is confidently looking ahead.

This year, the perfumery chain “will be positive in cash and operating profit globally,” said Pierre Letzelter, president of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned Sephora and interim…

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Financial

Despite Credit Woes, Sears Net Advances

NEW YORK — Sears, Roebuck & Co. managed to end the year on an up note with some signs of health in its retail division, despite little topline growth and few signs of relief in its addled credit unit.

The credit business posted declining…

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Enjoy is the newest Jean Patou scent.

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Patou Aims for Younger Set This Spring With Enjoy

PARIS — With its new women’s fragrance called Enjoy, set to launch starting in March, Jean Patou Paris is going after the 25 to 35 set.

“The objective is simple: It’s to conquer a new generation for Jean Patou Paris,” said…

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DayWear Plus advertising features Carolyn Murphy.

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Lauder Offers Protection Against the Light of Day

NEW YORK — It’s a new day for DayWear.

The seven-year-old Estée Lauder product has gotten a millennium-style makeover, and is relaunching to counters this spring as DayWear Plus Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer SPF…

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December sales rose for several skin care brands.

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Cold Temps Heat Up Lotions

NEW YORK — There’s a chill in the air, and nothing makes the skin care market happier — because moisturizers are hot, hot, hot.

With temperatures plummeting, women and men are desperate for some relief from dry skin and…

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Beth Pritchard

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The Next Phase for BBW

NEW YORK — Bath & Body Works is expected, for now, to stick to the course set by its longtime president and chief executive officer Beth Pritchard, who resigned earlier this week.

As reported, Ken Stevens, who joined the 1,600-store chain…

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Fashion Features

Revlon Names New Sales Exec

NEW YORK — Revlon has poached another Coca-Cola executive.

Since taking the reins of the cosmetics giant last January, Jack Stahl, the one-time president and chief operating officer at Coca-Cola, has lured two former colleagues to his…

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Even Skin liquid foundation.

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McEvoy Gets Even

NEW YORK — The third time’s a charm — at least for Trish McEvoy, founder of Trish McEvoy Ltd., who will add Even Skin to her list of foundation lines. Already in existence are Natural Tint Foundation and Cream to Powder makeup…

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Body washes from Smart Cookie and Me Me Me.

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Target Hip to Blue Q

NEW YORK — Blue Q is right on Target with two bath and body care lines the beauty marketer launched at the Minneapolis-based discounter in the summer.

Target had planned to phase out the collections, called Smart Cookie and Me Me Me,…

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Eau de Lalique

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Lalique’s New Universal Appeal

PARIS — Lalique Parfums is in the family way.

It will introduce Eau de Lalique, the house’s first unisex fragrance, starting this March and with it, plans to extend the brand’s consumer base.

“The classic Lalique…

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Fashion Features

Top Notes

IN THE MONEY: Marionnaud Parfumeries announced 2002 sales of $1.2 billion, up 31.35 percent over 2001. Dollar figures have been converted from the euro at current exchange rates. The sales figure includes volume from all stores acquired through 2002….

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The look of Dove hair care.

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Dove Tackles Hair Care

NEW YORK — It must be something in the water. The $4.5 billion U.S. hair care category is set to receive yet another major new shampoo and conditioner line, complete with a $100 million ad campaign and first-year sales estimates of $150 million….

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A treatment room at Elemis Coral Gables.

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Elemis Spa to Lead Brand’s Growth

Service Station

NEW YORK — Some would say serving surf without turf is an omission of an obvious and successful combination.

The same could be said after reading the annual report of Steiner Leisure, an operator of more…

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Financial

As PPR Streamlines, Sales Fall 1.5 Percent

PARIS — Pinault-Printemps-Redoute will continue to streamline its profile by divesting its business-to-business division and concentrating on its higher-margin luxury and retail activities.

Serge Weinberg, chairman of the diversified…

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Rowley’s costumes for “Frost Palace.”

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Four Play … Early Bird … Everyone in Belts

FOUL PLAY: When it comes to double-booking fashion shows, New York designers seem to bask in creating scheduling conflicts. There are already at least six time slots where more than one show will take place in the city during the Feb. 7-14 fashion…

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A percentage of  Pookie’s sales go to charity.

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A Lip Balm and Fundraiser in One

NEW YORK — A beauty firm doesn’t need to be the size of Estée Lauder, MAC, Avon or Revlon to show its altruistic side.

Those beauty powers are associated with cause marketing efforts, particularly the fight against breast…

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A look from Laurent Mercier’s debut couture collection.

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Mercier’s Couture Debut

PARIS — When Laurent Mercier shows his debut couture collection for the house of Balmain here on Tuesday, he will become the newest member of one of the most exclusive clubs in the world.

There are only 12 designers working at houses that…

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Fashion Features

Beverly Center in Play In Simon-Taubman Fray

NEW YORK — If Simon Properties and Westfield America succeed in their $1.74 billion joint takeover bid for Taubman Centers, it would bring the duo an upscale mall Westfield reportedly has been eyeing for some time: the Beverly Center, 70 percent…

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Fashion Features

Bush Mexican Truck Plan Delayed By Appeals Court

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Thursday put the Bush administration’s imminent plans to allow Mexican trucks into the U.S. on hold by ordering that an environmental impact statement be done first.

Mexico is the largest…

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Fashion Features

Target Settles Discrimination Suit

BOSTON — Target Corp. has agreed to pay a $95,000 settlement of a discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of an employee with multiple sclerosis. In its lawsuit, filed in September 2001 in Minnesota federal court, the Equal Employment…

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Media

Paris Ads Tamer This Spring

PARIS — French fashion houses are playing it relatively safe with their spring ad campaigns — even if they’re spending freely once again.

Paris fashion is burning, and most companies are seeking to capitalize on it by…

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Media

Memo Pad

TALK REDUX (1): Talk magazine may have gone the way of many other high-profile synergy strategies, but with a little luck — and a little bit of money coming from (fill in the blank if you know who it is) — more staffers are being reunited….

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Julia Stiles

People

Suzy

Movie people are so great with quotes, have you noticed? I love how they make the most insightful observations and cute remarks, too. Take, for instance, the actors in the new flick, “A Guy Thing.” During filming they were all sitting around talking…

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Fashion Features

Apparel Prices Fall 1.8% for Full Year

WASHINGTON — Retail prices for women’s apparel ended the year on a low note, as price-cutting and deflation led to further erosion.

Compared with December 2001, women’s apparel prices fell 2.1 percent, locked in the same…

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