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Aéropostale's Future Still Unclear; Liquidation Possible

The future of teen retailer Aeropostale is still unclear, as bidding at a court auction was continuing into the evening hours on Monday.

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Carolina Herrera Hires Raffaele Ilardo as 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.

clock 11hRosemary Feitelberg

Fashion

Bomber Jackets, Off-the-Shoulder and Rompers Trending

Google's Fashion Trends Report found that Gigi Hadid, Kanye West, Kendall Jenner, Michelle Obama and Taylor Swift influenced the top trends.

clock 14hMaghan McDowell

Blemish-Free LOr?al Eyes 19th Year of Double-Digit Net Growth

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L'Or?al said it is on track to post double-digit profit gains for 2003, as it reported that first-quarter sales on a like-for-like basis rose 10.4 percent.

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New Chief at Dollar General

NEW YORK — David Perdue Jr. has joined Dollar General Corp. as chief executive officer and a director of the Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based discount chain.

Perdue will assume the additional title of chairman from Cal Turner following the…

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Financial

Cherokee Gains for 7th Straight Year

NEW YORK — With new labels and a favorable legal settlement under its belt, Cherokee Inc. capped off its seventh year of rising sales and earnings.

The Van Nuys, Calif.-based licensor and brand management firm finished its fourth quarter…

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The Evolving North Face

NEW YORK — The North Face Inc.’s first store on the East Coast reveals its most compelling side: product innovation.

The company’s newest unit — only the seventh regular-priced store it operates — is housed in the…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Buyer Ellis Jacobson, 79

NEW YORK — Ellis Jacobson, a former buyer at Bloomingdale’s and Loehmann’s, died at Jupiter Medical Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on Feb. 27 after a long bout with cancer. He was 79.

After serving World War II, Jacobson…

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Louis Vuitton Expansion Extends Into New Delhi

PARIS — Louis Vuitton, one of the world’s biggest luxury brands, has marched into one of the world’s most populous countries, India — and others aren’t far behind.

Officially inaugurated Friday, the…

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Fashion Features

L’Occitane to Launch Men’s Line

NEW YORK — L’Occitane will become the latest beauty brand to enter the men’s market with the worldwide launch of a shaving line in June.

Although the French beauty marketer has sporadically launched men’s products since…

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Fashion Features

Victoria’s Secret’s Romantic Escape

NEW YORK — Victoria’s Secret Beauty is hoping its latest fragrance will take consumers’ breath away.

The company will launch Breathless, the newest addition to its prestige portfolio, this July.

“I think the whole…

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Fashion Features

Lauder Growth Strategies Outlined

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, group president at Estée Lauder, discussed growth expectations for the flagship brand at an analysts’ conference.

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Fashion Features

Aiming for Teens

NEW YORK — Teens remain in the scope of retailers and beauty marketers as a target of choice, and consistently hitting the bull’s-eye has proven tricky. Despite the challenges, no one is willing to walk away from the game.

This…

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Fashion Features

Top Notes

CALVIN LEAVES COLOR: Unilever Cosmetics International has confirmed published reports that it decided to completely phase out the color cosmetics and skin care collection of its Calvin Klein Cosmetics division. The color and treatment line was…

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Fashion Features

Hilary Duff Takes a Role on Beauty Stage

NEW YORK — Townley Cosmetics hopes Hilary Duff has the right stuff.

Star of the Disney hit TV show, “Lizzie McGuire,” as well as movies such as “Agent Cody Banks,” Duff will be the face on a line of new cosmetics targeted at tween and teen…

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Fashion Features

Guinot to Inject Youth Into Mix

NEW YORK — Guinot will launch a new facial treatment product next month called Time Release Youth Boost, an offering that’s designed to work overtime — without stopping to rest at night.

Time Release Youth Boost, which was…

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Fashion Features

IFF Eliminates 150 Jobs

NEW YORK — International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. reported Thursday that it recently eliminated more than 150 positions in North America and Europe as part of its ongoing reorganization.

Accordingly, IFF anticipates a first-quarter…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Innovator David Casty, Textile Executive, 81

NEW YORK — David Casty, a fixture in the textile industry for more than 50 years whose inventiveness helped countless men keep their shirts in their pants, died on March 31 at the age of 81. The cause of death was complications from colon…

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A New Flavor for Essence

NEW YORK — Essence magazine is celebrating its 33rd anniversary with a new look and fresh features to bow in its May issue, slated to hit newsstands here next week and roll out nationwide by April 22.

The redesign includes bolder display…

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Fashion Features

Claiborne Aims to Ignite Scent Market

NEW YORK — Liz Claiborne Cosmetics is planning to add a spark of interest to a challenging fragrance market with a new masterbrand launching in September.

The new offering, called Spark, also is offering the venerable brand an…

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Lagardère’s $90 Million Question

NEW YORK — As the globe’s media focuses on Iraq, an issue lost in the shuffle is the possible fate of Saddam Hussein’s own media stake: a 2 percent holding in Lagardère SCA, parent of publisher Hachette Filipacchi…

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Memo Pad

NEXT UP: More changes afoot at Glamour. Donald Robertson, the magazine’s famed art director, will be taking a role in corporate development, working on new projects including the men’s version of Lucky and several other ideas…

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The Versaces Come to TV

NEW YORK — “Biography: Versace Family,” will kick off a week of famous families on A&E Network this month.

The show, which will air April 14., describes the Versace empire’s humble beginnings in Reggio Calabria, Italy, the rise of…

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Suzy

Drew Barrymore gets set for the 41st century…Claudia Schiffer’s back in the saddle…a glam party preview…Kate Beckinsale vamps.

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Fashion Features

Flash Point

NEW YORK —?After years of catering to a younger crowd, Liz Claiborne Cosmetics is returning its attention to its core of 25- to 40-year-old department store consumers, with a new masterbrand fragrance duo called Spark. Its romantic positioning…

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Fashion Features

Blemish-Free L’Oréal Eyes 19th Year of Double-Digit Net Growth

L’Oréal said it is on track to post double-digit profit gains for 2003, as it reported that first-quarter sales on a like-for-like basis rose…

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Financial

Clarins Sales Improve, Despite Couture

PARIS — France’s Groupe Clarins announced first-quarter net sales of $245.7 million, up 0.4 percent. On a like-for-like basis, sales would have increased by 8.1 percent.

Dollar figures have been converted from the euro at current…

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Financial

Early Comp Sales Lay an Egg

The onset of war and the shift of Easter into April this year conspired to reduce March same-store sales results for a handful of early filers.

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Financial

Women’s Lifts Oxford Earnings

Oxford Industries reported major sales gains in the third quarter, led by those in its women’s wear operation.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Boss’ Big Apple Bastion … Tiffany Grants …

BOSS’ BIG APPLE BASTION: Hugo Boss might close “one or two” unprofitable U.S. stores, but chief executive Bruno Sälzer flatly denied that the Fifth Avenue flagship in Manhattan could be one of them. “Of course, we’re not in the black…

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Fashion Features

Clarification

Rose Marie Bravo is chief executive of Burberry. Due to misinformation from the company, her title was inaccurate in a brief on page 2, Thursday. John Peace is chairman of Burberry Ltd.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Liv’s Best Man … Guys and Dolls … Electrifying Speech …

LIV’S BEST MAN: For her very hushed wedding to rocker Royston Langdon last week, Liv Tyler turned to none other than her main man, Alexander McQueen, who has dressed Tyler for many a glamorous occasion lately. Before…

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Fashion Features

Commerce Sets China Guidelines

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The Commerce Department on Thursday set guidelines for companies to file petitions alleging that Chinese textile imports are disrupting U.S. markets.

Undersecretary Grant Aldonas told members of the American Textile…

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Fashion Features

Brooks Lassoes Rodeo Space

LOS ANGELES — Brooks Brothers is going big in Beverly Hills.

The retailer has signed a lease for the largest unit on Rodeo Drive for a Southern California flagship, a space left vacant by Tommy Hilfiger three years ago.

The…

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