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Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

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Business

Prada Profits Slump 25% in H1

Revenues dropped 15 percent, despite the "first signs of improving trends in mainland China.”

clock 6hGordon Sirlisi

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 15hRachel Strugatz

Target’s Latest Mantra: Apparel Is OK, But Food’s Even Better

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Overview

Target Corp. is cutting back on space for apparel, hoping to drive more traffic into its discount stores with additional food offerings.

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At Artemis, the Son Rises: Young Pinault Takes Helm

François Pinault officially handed the reins of Artemis, the family holding company that controls PPR to his son, François-Henri Pinault.

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Financial

May Co.’s Debt Scrutinized By Standard & Poor’s

NEW YORK — Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services on Thursday placed May Department Stores Co. on CreditWatch with negative implications.

The action affects about $3.9 billion of the St. Louis, Mo.-based firm’s…

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In Brief

CHARRON SELLS: Liz Claiborne Inc. chief executive officer Paul Charron exercised some of his stock options and then sold 134,000 shares at about $33.46 a piece for a total value of about $4.5 million, according to published reports out of Washington….

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Corrections

David Barger is president and chief operating officer of JetBlue Airways. His title was incorrect in a story on page 9, May 9.

The Mido eyewear fair in Milan was held from May 2-5. The dates of the show were incorrect in a story on page 12, May…

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Fashion Features

Wholesale Apparel Prices Stem Deflation Cycle in April

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s apparel in April took a break from their deflationary cycle by increasing 1 percent against March, the Labor Department reported Thursday in its Producer Price…

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Fashion Features

Selfridges Deadline Nears

Samantha Conti

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Financial

Warnaco Makes Return to Black

Warnaco posted results for the last two months of its first quarter, in which it emerged from bankruptcy, with $22.6 million in profit on sales of $326.3 million.

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Fashion Features

Dolce & Gabbana Revisits Sicily

Dolce & Gabbana hopes to double its beauty business over the next five years, and leading the way is a new women’s fragrance, called Sicily.

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Shiseido Builds On Cosmetics Strengths

NEW YORK — Shiseido is ramping up its color cosmetics offerings with four new products designed to add at least 5 percent to the brand’s color business in the next 12 to 18 months.

The company will add Creamy Eye Shadow Duos in six…

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Ferragamo Evokes Incanto

Salvatore Ferragamo is putting in place the next piece of its strategy – a new women’s scent, called Incanto, launching in August.

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Fashion Features

Lancôme Gets Juicier

NEW YORK — Lancôme’s planning to add a little punch to its lip business this summer with Juicy Rouge Lasting Shine LipColour, the latest addition to its popular Juicy series.

“Lip gloss accounts for 24 percent of the lip…

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Fashion Scoops: Welcome Back Calvin … The Lowdown … Fancy Footwork

WELCOME BACK CALVIN: For weeks, planners of several upcoming benefits have been dropping less-than-subtle hints that theirs would be the one where Calvin Klein, after ducking out of the fashion scene for several weeks since his high-profile Knicks…

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Fashion Features

Versace Man Comes to America

Versace is gearing up for the U.S. launch of its latest scent, Versace Man, and its American management has the benefit of plenty of expert coaching.

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Financial

Spiegel Losses Expand in Quarter

NEW YORK — Bankrupt Spiegel Inc. reported wider losses for the first quarter in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.

The distressed firm posted a net loss of $131 million, or 99 cents, for the three…

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CEW: Picking the Winners

This year, prestige firms went home with the statuettes and the bragging rights at the Cosmetics Executive Women’s annual awards.

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The 2003 CEW Award Winners

The Roche Beauty of Giving Award: Ann Curry, “The Today Show”

Special Recognition Award: Allure Magazine

Bath or Body Treatment Product: Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter

Facial Skin Care/Cleanser or Toner: Shiseido…

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Fashion Features

Nickel Makes an Enemy

PARIS — Nickel hopes to make a lot of new friends, despite the name of its first men’s fragrance, called Enemy. But it’s not as violent as the macho positioning would suggest.

Inspiration for the scent (whose French name is…

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Prada, Puig Seal the Deal

PARIS — It’s all systems go for the Prada-Puig beauty partnership.

As expected, Prada Holding NV and Puig Beauty & Fashion Group signed an agreement Tuesday to form a 50-50 joint venture for the management of Prada’s…

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Carla Fracci Dances Into Scent

NEW YORK — Satinine has choreographed a pas de deux between fragrance and dance.

The Milan-based manufacturer of Ferrari and Luciano Soprani fragrances had previously signed a licensing deal with legendary prima ballerina Carla Fracci, and…

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Demeter Heads Home With Line

NEW YORK — There’s no place like home for Demeter’s new line of room sprays and candles. The Home Collection is set to debut in June along with a reformulated and repackaged Bath and Body Collection.

The Demeter Fragrance…

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Top Notes

SOKOL MOVES ON: Margo Sokol, vice president of marketing for Liz Claiborne Cosmetics, has announced her resignation in order to pursue personal interests, a spokeswoman for the company said Thursday.

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE: Gucci Eau de Parfum…

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Yves Rocher Opens First U.S. Store

KING of PRUSSIA, Pa. — With a $2.95 lipstick promotion filling up the front display window, Yves Rocher opened its first U.S. store last week in a 1,200-square-foot corner locale, here at one of the largest shopping centers in the country….

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Nu Visage Rolls Out

NEW YORK — The U.S. treatment landscape has a new face: Nu Visage, a brand that’s putting its own spin on the benefits of grape seeds.

The brand, which is slated to hit a handful of Nordstrom doors in July, employs as its key…

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Salon Highlights Treatments, Services

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — In a partnership of firsts all around, L’Oréal Professionnel, L’Oréal’s luxury salon line Kérastase and the salon-retail-agency-workshop Fred Segal Beauty, have teamed up on a concept here…

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Burt’s Bees to Find New Hive?

NEW YORK — Burt’s Bees is again topping the list of companies said to be close to being bought out. Executives from the Raleigh, N.C.-based maker of natural cosmetics, lip balms and salves were not available for comment but sources…

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Expansion Plan Set for Beauty Brands

NEW YORK — It all started with hairspray.

Carolyn Sloan had just moved from Kansas City, Mo., to Charlotte, N.C., when she needed to replace her favorite salon hairspray. When she couldn’t find a location similar to the Beauty…

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Fashion Features

Kohl’s: ‘Toughest Qtr. in Company History’

Kohl’s registered solid first-quarter sales gains but “disappointing” profit growth, and its ceo called it the “toughest quarter” in the firm’s history.

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Financial

Outfitters Post Divergent Results

NEW YORK — Pennsylvania’s two retail Outfitters traveled different paths during the first quarter, with Urban Outfitters excelling with differentiated looks for the post-teen and American Eagle Outfitters disappointing with what it deemed…

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Fashion Features

The Latest Model

Fashion movements are zooming off the runways and onto the drawing boards of industrial designers. Here’s how trends translate.

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Family Seeks to Block Book

NEW YORK — Family members of former fashion journalist Christa Worthington, who was killed in her Cape Cod home last year, are up in arms about a forthcoming book on the case and are trying to get its publication delayed.

The family is…

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Memo Pad

WHAT ABOUT THE LADS?: When Wal-Mart yanked Maxim, Stuff and FHM off its shelves last week, the world’s largest company said the decision was driven by customer complaints. But the buzz among magazine circulation directors throughout the industry…

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Fashion Features

Fin.part Achieves Small Profit in Qtr.

Cerruti parent Fin.part, which is seeking to recapitalize after auditors nixed its balance sheet, managed to swing into the black for the first quarter.

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FGI Talks Generational Marketing

NEW YORK — Some of beauty’s top brass gathered for a luncheon panel on multigenerational marketing at the Waldorf Astoria last Friday.

The event, put on by Fashion Group International and moderated by Carol Smith, senior vice…

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Fashion Features

Three Muses

NEW YORK — Three of Italy’s most notable names in fashion design are making strong statements in the U.S. fragrance market for fall, led by a revved-up Dolce & Gabbana, with a new women’s scent called Sicily, left. Versace will make…

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Fashion Features

Target’s Latest Mantra: Apparel Is OK, But Food’s Even Better

Target Corp. is cutting back on space for apparel, hoping to drive more traffic into its discount stores with additional food offerings.

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Financial

Arnault: Group On Track for Increase

At annual meetings for LVMH and Christian Dior SA, Bernard Arnault said the group is on track to deliver a “tangible” increase in operating earnings.

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