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Alibis Abound as Comp-Store Sales in March Lay a Big Egg

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Overview

War worries, wintry weather and the late Easter proved undefeatable foes for March same-store sales, which finished below year-ago levels.

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Fresh’s men’s assortment.

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A Fresh Approach to Men

NEW YORK — The men’s category is getting a Fresh start. The 10-year-old Boston-based beauty company — part of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton group — is set to launch its first comprehensive men’s line this May,…

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Elizabeth Taylor’s Gardenia lineup.

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Elizabeth Taylor’s Latest Blossom

Elizabeth Taylor is hoping that her brand’s sales will blossom once again this summer, as she launches Gardenia by Elizabeth Taylor in mid-May.

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Grant Berry&#8217s new flat pencil

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Flat Out: Berry’s New Pencils

NEW YORK — Grant Berry hopes a flat pencil will help retailers sharpen cosmetics sales.

Both eye and lip makeup sales are growing — eye at a 4.4 percent rate and lip at a 10.6 percent rate — according to Information Resources…

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Backstage in L.A. With Beauty’s Power Players

LOS ANGELES — A legion of artists, stylists and beauty brand reps helped more than 60 shows put on a good face April 1-5 during this city’s newly ramped up fashion week.

But was it worth it?

Los Angeles fashion week came and…

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Top Notes

ALLOU IN DISTRESS: Allou Healthcare Inc. has consented to an involuntary bankruptcy court petition filed against the firm by three lenders in a Brooklyn federal bankruptcy court, and said it has hired Richard A. Sebastiao as chief restructuring…

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Extracts Unveils New Wares

NEW YORK — Extracts, the trade show for aromatherapy, fragrance and personal care, turned out another batch of ambitious beauty suppliers seeking retail distribution at this spring’s show, held March 28-31. More than 250 exhibitors aimed…

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Jason Kidd

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King of Shaves Hopes For Assist From Kidd

NEW YORK — London-based King of Shaves will go on the offensive in the U.S. this fall — and Jason Kidd of the National Basketball Association’s New Jersey Nets will be leading the charge.

King of Shaves signed the 30-year-old,…

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ABH Designs’ Joie de Vivre

A visit with Aude Bronson-Howard, who owns ABH Design and whose philosophy is, “Whatever we’re in the mood for, we make.”

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The April issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

Memo Pad

GEARING UP: Harper’s Bazaar editor in chief Glenda Bailey may be looking in her very own backyard for a replacement for exiting fashion director Mary Alice Stephenson. According to sources, Bailey has extended an offer to longtime editor at large…

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The China Game: Carrefour vs. Wal-Mart

NEW YORK — Call it the battle of the behemoths in the market that every company wants.

Seeking to blunt Wal-Mart’s entrance into China, Carrefour of France said Thursday that it plans to aggressively expand into that country with…

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Concorde Grounded

LONDON — Marc Jacobs flew Thursday via Concorde from Paris to New York and was disappointed to learn after landing that it was one of his last supersonic flights. But he wasn’t surprised.

“I was one of only five or six people on the…

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Obituary: Former Stevens Exec James Finley

NEW YORK —?James D. Finley, who led the former giant textile mill J.P. Stevens & Co. during a period of labor turmoil in the Seventies, died Saturday in Gulfstream, Fla., according to a published report. He was 86, according to Frank Foley, a…

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Rite Aid Names Sammons CEO

NEW YORK — Mary Sammons, already the highest ranking female executive in the chain drugstore industry, was elevated to chief executive officer, Rite Aid announced Thursday.

Sammons, currently president and chief operating officer for the…

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Nicole Kidman

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Fashion Scoops: Nic at Night … Forty-fied

NIC AT NIGHT: Nicole Kidman’s motto must be “better late than never.” At 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday — and over two hours late — the star rushed to appear by Baz Lurhmann’s side at the annual TriBeCa Ball to benefit the New York…

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Over the Rainbow

NEW YORK — The Estée Lauder brand is heading for Fantasy Island with its newest women’s scent, Beyond Paradise, which will begin rolling out in August. The fragrance, which signals a number of departures for the venerable brand, could…

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Alibis Abound as Comp-Store Sales in March Lay a Big Egg

War worries, wintry weather and the late Easter proved undefeatable foes for March same-store sales, which finished below year-ago levels.

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Giorgio Armani

Financial

Armani Sales Boost Annual Profits 9.7%

Double-digit sales gains in jeans, watches, cosmetics and perfumes allowed Giorgio Armani to post a 9.7 percent increase in pre-tax profits last year.

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On the Block? LVMH Mum On Sale Talks

NEW YORK — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has declined comment on reports circulating in the market that at least two cosmetics companies are talking about possibly acquiring the beauty licenses of Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and Kenneth…

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Talks continued Thursday between US and Vietnamese trade officials over imposing quotas on Vietnam&#8217s imports which continued to surge in February

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China, Vietnam Imports Soar As Pressure on Limits Rises

Pressure on Commerce Department officials heightened from U.S. textile interests and lawmakers to quickly limit imports from China and Vietnam.

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Andrea Pinto

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A Very Short Stay: Andrea Pinto Exits Krizia — Again

Andrea Pinto unexpectedly left Krizia this week after having been back at the company just eight months, WWD has learned.

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Financial

Escada Plans More Cost Cutting

BERLIN — In response to continued pressure on the international luxury goods market, Escada Group plans to intensify cost-cutting programs in the current fiscal year, which ends Oct. 31.

At Escada’s annual shareholders’…

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In Brief: Ferragamo’s Asian Deal … Gucci’s Japan Plan … Changes Afoot …

FERRAGAMO’S ASIAN DEAL: Salvatore Ferragamo SpA and Hong Kong trading giant Li & Fung Ltd. have formed a joint venture to manage the Italian company’s accessories and clothing business in Southeast Asia. The new entity is named Ferragamo…

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Correction

Arie Kopelman’s name was misspelled in a story on page 3, Thursday.

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People

Suzy

The American Academy in Rome’s gala; more on the Russell Crowe-Danielle Spencer merger; Jude and Sadie make up; Cornelia comes home.

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The Beyond Paradise ad

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Lauder’s Trip to Fantasy Island

Estée Lauder is launching Beyond Paradise, a fragrance it wants to push into the top five – which means sales around $100 million after a year.

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A Multi-Country Growth Plan for Douglas on Tap

BERLIN — The Douglas Perfumery chain plans to open 40 new doors primarily in eastern Europe this year.

In 2002, Douglas opened 11 doors in Spain, seven in France, seven in Italy, six in Poland and three in Hungary. The 756-door chain…

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Trussardi Jeans

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A Young View From Paris

Three European beauty firms – Lanvin, Trussardi and Roger & Gallet – are launching fragrances aimed at youthful consumers in coming months.

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Werner Hofmann, Gail Gordon, Donald J. Loftus and Hal Kahn.

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A Million-Dollar Night for Beauty

NEW YORK — Never let it be said that the beauty crowd isn’t a competitive bunch.

When model Naomi Campbell —?also the namesake of a Cosmopolitan Cosmetics scent — learned that the figures for the 28th annual Beauty Ball…

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Clarins Projects 5% Sales Gain

PARIS — Groupe Clarins remains cautiously optimistic for 2003.

The French beauty firm hopes its cosmetics division will register a 5 percent sales gain this year, according to its president and chief executive officer Christian Courtin at…

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New Spa items from Yves Rocher.

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Yves Rocher Opens U.S. Shop

Yves Rocher will try its hand with American malls and open its first U.S. store on May 8 at the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania.

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New Molton Brown products.

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Molton Brown Gains Face

LONDON — Molton Brown is celebrating its 30th anniversary by showing a little skin.

The company, which already offers bath, body, hair, color cosmetics, men’s and baby collections, is venturing into facial skin care for the first…

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