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Chasing Anne Klein: $163M Kellwood Bid, But Others in the Race

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Overview

Kellwood Co. stepped forward as the stalking horse in the race to acquire the label?s parent company, Kasper ASL, with an aggregate bid of $163.6 million.

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Stanislas de Quercize and Joseph Giugliano Jr

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Fragrance is Cartier’s New Jewel

Cartier is aiming to overhaul its fragrance business with the fall introduction of its newest women’s scent, Le Baiser du Dragon.

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William Lauder and Kate Spade

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Designers Rule At FiFi’s

A report from the 31st Annual FiFi Awards, where winner Chanel showed that the old guard is not ready to make way for brash upstarts just yet.

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And the FiFi Goes to…

Celebrity Fragrance Star of the Year: Jennifer Lopez

Women’s Fragrance Introduction of the Year — Mass Appeal (Only Fragrances Sold in Drug and Chain Stores/Private Label/Direct Sell): The Healing Garden Waters Sheer…

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Backstage Show Buzz

NEW YORK — Not all the entertainment was onstage at the 31st Annual FiFi Awards Monday night — presenters at the event had their own cheeky moments backstage.

Among the zingers — aside from when Harvey Fierstein showed a…

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Manufacturers Still Hope For Slight Fall Sales Rise

NEW YORK — In a year where flat business was considered almost a victory by beleaguered fragrance executives, many are hoping for better luck next year.

At the FiFi’s Monday night, some executives were slightly upbeat about the…

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Caboodles lip glosses

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Caboodles Names Interim CEO

NEW YORK — Charles Beech has been tapped as transitional chief executive officer for Caboodles Cosmetics, following the departure of Gary Schofield in May.

Beech, based in Memphis, has previously held positions with Maybelline and Procter…

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Elizabeth Taylor

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House of Taylor to Launch Cosmetics

NEW YORK — As a longtime bestseller, Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds is the shining star of mass market fragrance departments. Now its parent Elizabeth Arden, is extending the franchise with a cosmetics collection called Elizabeth Taylor…

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Revlon

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Sears Presents Cosmetics in Trial Format

NEW YORK — Don’t look now Wal-Mart, but Sears is eyeing your format — and that includes beauty.

When Sears opens its 210,000-square-foot Sears Grand pilot store in West Jordan, Utah, in September, along with the introduction…

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Coty Signs Deal With Lycra

NEW YORK — Coty is really stretching its cosmetics horizons.

On Thursday, the company announced a licensing deal with DuPont Textiles & Interiors for exclusive use of its Lycra brand for cosmetics applications. Terms were not…

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Jack&#8217s Girl offerings

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It’s a Girl for Jack Black

NEW YORK — Behind every man there’s a woman, or so the saying goes. To prove this true, Jack Black, the Dallas-based men’s grooming company, will come forward with Jack’s Girl.

“The origin of the brand came from…

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Steven Shweky and Steph Fogelson at Lotta Luv the most &#8220buzzworthy&#8221 line

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Teen Picks: Fizz Gel, Hair Paint and Candy

Although the teen market has been difficult for chain drug stores to tap, the channel certainly has items young shoppers want.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Carson Pirie Scott.

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Top Notes

RACING AROUND: More than 2,000 consumers made a pit stop at Carson Pirie Scott’s State Street store last week when Dale Earnhardt Jr., spokesman for Drakkar Noir, made an appearance promoting the fragrance. “This was the largest…

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A look at the showroom floor at LuxePack.

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LuxePack Comes to New York

NEW YORK — This week’s LuxePack New York packaging exposition proved that while transparency may still challenge many in corporate America, the cosmetics packaging industry is using it to its advantage — at least when it comes to…

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Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur

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Snippets

MORE WELLA SHARES: Procter & Gamble, in the midst of its mandatory extended two-week offer period expiring June 20, has scooped up another 10 percent of Wella’s shares, bringing its holdings to 60 percent of the German firm’s share…

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Here the singer wears Rebecca Taylor&#8217s modacrylic and polyester jacket silk chiffon camisole and cotton and spandex corduroy pants

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Shining Star

NEW YORK — With the launch of her new album on Tuesday, and her single, “So Gone,” at the top of the charts, Monica’s back in the spotlight — all grown up. Whether she’s glamorous in a gold-beaded dress and fur…

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A spring ad from Anne Klein

Financial

Chasing Anne Klein: $163M Kellwood Bid, But Others in the Race

Kellwood Co. stepped forward on Thursday as the stalking horse in the race to acquire Kasper ASL, with an aggregate bid of $163.6 million.

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Anne Klein Sets 2 Licenses

NEW YORK — On the same day it was announced that Kellwood offered to buy Anne Klein’s parent, Kasper ASL, Anne Klein also said it is extending its stable of accessories.

The firm said it has signed licensing deals for two new product…

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Facchini Returns as Co-CEO at Fin.Part

Although Gianluigi Facchini stepped down as Fin.part’s chairman last month, the company’s board has reinstated him as co-chief executive.

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Truefitt & Hill products.

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Classic Shave Line Hits U.S.

NEW YORK — Truefitt & Hill always did appeal to the upper crust, what with a client list that boasts King George III, Winston Churchill, and Frank Sinatra. And it seems the 200-year-old luxury grooming line hasn’t lost its…

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A coat from Eley Kishimoto&#8217s spring collection

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One Day a Week

LONDON — An unlisted phone number, inconspicuous residential location and limited hours of operation may seem like a strange way to run a retailer, but when it comes to Kinnemont, a boutique that’s open only on Saturdays, the quirkier the…

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Beauty Steps Into Fashion Ad Gap

NEW YORK — The advertising tango danced by magazines and beauty manufacturers took on a new intensity when the recession hit, but the second half of 2003 promises to be more frenetic still.

As the publishers of the big women’s…

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Memo Pad

LOSING CACHET: Betsy Carter is the latest high-profile editor to leave Cachet, the troubled shelter title that tries to squeeze the soul of Real Simple into Parade’s body. Carter arrived at Cachet just three months ago with her art…

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Elder-Beerman Execs Talking Takeover

NEW YORK — The management of Elder-Beerman Stores Corp., led by president and chief executive officer Byron “Bud” Bergren, is negotiating exclusively to take over the company through a buyout, sources said Thursday….

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Financial

Inditex Earnings Surge 22.8%

Zara parent Inditex Group’s first-quarter net income soared 22.8 percent, a number that would have been higher if not for unfavorable currency swings.

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Amor Amor fragrance

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Cacharel Is In the Mood

PARIS — Parfums Cacharel has love on its mind.

Amor Amor, the latest fragrance for women from the L’Oréal-owned brand, is set to bow this fall. While the scent features a floral juice — like Cacharel’s six other…

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In Brief: Limited, May Co. Suit … Targeting Dividends … Saks’ Holiday Tune … Chelsea’s Crossings …

  • LIMITED, MAY CO. SUIT: A battle between Limited Brands and May Department Stores Co. over hiring a top executive has entered the courts. The Limited has filed suit against May Co., which is seeking to block Limited’s efforts to…

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Robert Graham and wife, Anjelica Huston, in front of Graham’s “Torso” on the Walk of Style.

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Fashion Scoops: Standing Tall … Being Boring … Facing Ellen …

STANDING TALL: The veil lifted from Robert Graham’s sculpture “Torso” in Beverly Hills Wednesday night, eliciting such adjectives as “shocking, controversial and gorgeous,” from Fred Hayman to…

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Apparel Sales Grow And Optimism Rises

Spurring optimism among economists, the Commerce Department said May retail sales at apparel stores rose a seasonally adjusted 1 percent.

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Theyskens Readies Rochas for U.S.

PARIS — Olivier Theyskens may not know what to expect Tuesday when he debarks at Barneys New York for his first official appearance at an American store.

But the 26-year-old Belgian hopes that meeting the buying public will finally help…

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Mugler Fashion: The Beginning of the End

PARIS — The Thierry Mugler fashion business is officially starting to wind down, with Balmain set to take over its factory and some stores.

During a marathon employee meeting Wednesday night, plans for a final shutdown were detailed and…

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The movie poster announcing “New York Stories.”

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DKNY’s New York Stories

Donna Karan is bringing her “New York Stories” to the big screen, producing a short film for her DKNY label directed by Steven Sebring.

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Wal-Mart Looks to Benefits of RFID

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart wants to upgrade its merchandise tracking systems through new technology currently being tested, called radio frequency identification, and wants its 100 top vendors to comply within a few years.

“Our goal is…

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Kawakubo and Watanabe to Design Comme des Garçons Homme Line

Rei Kawakubo is teaming up with her protégé, Junya Watanabe, to design Comme des Garçons Homme, the brand’s most commercial men’s line.

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Shackelford Exits as ATMI President

WASHINGTON — After just under one year on the job, Parks D. Shackelford has resigned as president of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute to take another job to lobby for a U.S. sugar company.

“I had planned to stay…

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Suzy

Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes tie the knot; Reese gets the Jimmy Choos; Rod’s life set to music; A royal birthday in Monte Carlo.

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Jil Sander Pure

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Sander’s New Take on Pure

PARIS — Jil Sander’s back — not just at her signature fashion house, but with a new women’s fragrance, called Jil Sander Pure, starting this fall.

“I think it’s such a great moment — it is like someone…

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