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Marc Jacobs Moves Show Time, Venue

Marc Jacobs is moving his spring 2017 show to the Hammerstein Ballroom.

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Retail

Inside Rick Owens’ New SoHo Store

His new New York store is on the corner of Howard Street and Crosby Street in SoHo.

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Fashion

Brunello Cucinelli’s Fall 2016 Collection Stolen Over the Weekend

The menswear line had been deducted from the brand’s Milanese showroom.

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Cosmetics Industry Reaches Accord in Price-Fixing Lawsuit

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Overview

The beauty industry is being treated to a new legally mandated gift-without-purchase promotional tactic valued at $175 million, thanks to a settlement of a five-year-old lawsuit.

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Fashion Features

Speedo’s Marketing Strategy: From Bottom To Top

LONDON — Speedo’s marketing always has favored people over product and credibility over hype.

For this company, advertising means training the world’s future water sport champions and dressing those who have already made…

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Fashion Features

Staying With The Homeland

SYDNEY — Once a manufacturing giant in this country, Speedo Australia now performs the role of design and distribution center for 2,000 doors in Australia and New Zealand.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Speedo International, Speedo…

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Fashion Features

Life In The Fast Lane

NEW YORK — Having sponsored more than 250 athletes during its 75 years, Speedo has seen its share of Olympic moments.

Today, 75 athletes represent the brand globally, including 50 in the U.S. The company has stretched beyond its swimming…

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Fashion Features

Licensed To Build

DALLAS — Speedo USA views licensing as a new road to expansion.

Until last year, licensing was not part of the company’s game plan. Now it’s planning to expand sales with outside licensing partners and is considering…

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Odd Lad Out…Time To Hire

ODD LAD OUT: Dennis Publishing’s urge to slap the Maxim logo onto whatever it sees fit — hair dye, furniture, and maybe linens — is a boon for its licensees and a bane, several sources close to the company said, for Maxim…

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Fashion Features

Lauder Signs Deal For Rodan & Fields

NEW YORK — Estée Lauder Cos. has joined the dermatologist skin care revolution.

Lauder executives said Thursday that the company has acquired a brand that was created and marketed by Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields, two Stanford-trained…

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Fashion Features

M&S Posts 3.9% Rise in Sales

LONDON — Marks & Spencer Group plc announced modest single-digit first-quarter sales increases on Wednesday during an annual meeting in which shareholders, even after prompting from the company’s chairman, chose talk about dress sizing…

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Financial

Charlotte Russe Net Falls 51%, Mark Hoffman Elevated to CEO

Charlotte Russe Holding promoted Mark Hoffman to ceo, after reporting profits were cut in half in the third quarter.

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Fashion Features

Harriet & Henderson Files Chap. 11 Petition

NEW YORK — Harriet & Henderson Yarns Inc. filed a Chapter 11 petition Tuesday at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Raleigh, N.C., and a company official blamed U.S. trade policies for its financial situation.

“Due to rapidly increasing…

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People

Suzy

Read all about Sir Elton John’s White Tie and Tiara ball, which was a grand winter wonderland…Princess Stephanie takes it all off for AIDS.

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Fashion Features

A Spring Fashion Fling

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. — Speedo’s spring unveiling featured plenty of athletic maillots and spandex frog suits — the kind of second-skin uniforms that have long been part of an Olympian’s winning formula. Yet the brand also…

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Fashion Features

Full Tech Ahead

NEW YORK — Asking Speedo executives if Fastskin — its most recent innovation in swimsuit fabric technology — is the end of the line in terms of swimsuit advancements is like asking Valentino if he’s maxed out on making red…

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Fashion Features

Euro-Scentric

PARIS — The European scent machine is hitting top speed this fall, with the launches of YSL’s Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Dior’s Higher Energy for men and Hugo Boss’ Boss Intense for women. Rive Gauche is set for a worldwide launch…

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Fashion Features

Cosmetics Industry Reaches Accord in Price-Fixing Lawsuit

The beauty industry is being treated to a new legally mandated GWP tactic valued at $175 million as part of a settlement of a five-year old lawsuit.

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Financial

Sears Stores Slump, But Profits Rise

Extraordinary items allowed Sears, Roebuck & Co. to overcome a paltry performance by its stores and post solid gains in second-quarter profits.

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Financial

PPR Falls Short of Expectations

PPR failed to meet market expectations as it reported weaker-than-expected second-quarter sales, partly reflecting its own portfolio trimming.

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Financial

Japanese Sales Pace Christian Dior in Half

Christian Dior Couture’s Japanese sales growth tripled the rate of overall revenues in the first half, and it said it will open three flagships in Tokyo and Osaka.

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Fashion Features

GQ Publisher Galotti Exits Conde Nast

Ronald Galotti has exited Condé Nast’s GQ as publisher, and while the company says it’s a resignation, insiders say he was fired.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Sponsor City … Soros’ Soaring Stake … Moschino Hits Moscow …

  • SPONSOR CITY: Seventh on Sixth has lined up an additional sponsor for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Symrise, a global producer of fragrances and cosmetics, plans to install a fragrance bar at the Bryant Park tents venue. Symrise has…

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Fashion Features

Correction

A photo on page 10, Wednesday, was incorrectly identified as television personality Lucy Pereda. The picture was one of a model wearing apparel from the new Lucy Pereda collection, slated to be introduced at Sears next month.

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Fashion Features

Diane Von Furstenberg To Be Honored in Dallas

The Dallas Market Center will bestow its Fashion Excellence Award upon Diane Von Furstenberg at its October gala.

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Fashion Features

Brittany Snow’s Line Set to Launch in L.A.

NEW YORK — The list of celebrity fashion designers just keeps growing.

Next up is Brittany Snow, the 17-year-old star of the hit NBC drama, “American Dreams.” She will unveil her collection of sexy but sophisticated tube tops,…

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Fashion Features

Adidas’ New Swimwear: The Need for Speed

NEW YORK — Using airplane-inspired technology, Adidas aims to help Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe reach new heights at the FINA World Swimming Championships, which get under way Sunday in Barcelona.

The 20-year-old Olympian will be the first…

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart Files Suit With Kmart Over Bagger

BOSTON — Don’t expect Wal-Mart Stores to go soft on Kmart just because its Troy, Mich. rival has a case of the revenue dwindles.

Wal-Mart is suing Kmart to prevent it from using one of its lowest-tech innovations — a shopping…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Two Views On Summer Savings … Decked Out

TWO VIEWS ON SUMMER SAVINGS: While customers mobbed Saks Fifth Avenue in New York Wednesday to receive $25 gift cards if they purchased $75 worth of cosmetics and fragrances, cosmetic associates continued to picket outside the store handing out…

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Fashion Features

Unifi in Deal With Kaiping

NEW YORK — Seeking to broaden its base in the Asian production arena, yarn and fiber supplier Unifi Inc. said Thursday it expects to set up a venture with a leading Chinese polyester producer.

The Greensboro, N.C.-based company said it has…

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Fashion Features

Dior Adds Energy to Men’s Range

PARIS — Parfums Christian Dior hopes to pump up its energy level this fall with a new men’s fragrance — Higher Energy —plus a spate of makeup introductions.

The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned brand will…

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Fashion Features

Ford’s New Focus: Rive Gauche

PARIS — After 32 years, the Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche woman has finally met her match.

It comes in the guise of YSL’s Rive Gauche Pour Homme, the men’s scent due for a worldwide launch this October.

In some…

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Fashion Features

A U.S. View for Dior

NEW YORK — Bernard Potier, president and chief executive officer of Dior’s U.S. beauty operations, is planning to juice up the brand’s flavoring in the U.S. this fall with a lineup of new offerings, including a new fragrance designed…

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Fashion Features

Estée Lauder Hopes for Colorful Fall

NEW YORK — As if in anticipation for fall, Estée Lauder is turning color.

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, the group president at The Estée Lauder Cos. who oversees the Estée Lauder and MAC Cosmetics brands, has said that color…

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Fashion Features

Hugo Boss Gets Intense

PARIS — Hugo Boss is getting intense in its drive to build the three-year-old Boss Woman fashion business. Ditto in the women’s fragrance department — with the launch of Boss Intense this fall.

Like Boss Woman’s…

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Fashion Features

Rochas Plans Lui Launch

PARIS — French ready-to-wear house Rochas and its fragrance license-holder, Wella AG’s Cosmopolitan Cosmetics, will introduce a new men’s fragrance, called Lui, starting in September.

The scent, targeting the 25- to…

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Fashion Features

Stetson Shows a Wilder Side

NEW YORK — Ride ’em, cowboy.

Coty Beauty hopes to wrangle more sales out of its Stetson franchise with a new scent targeting young and feisty outdoors types. The latest men’s scent — Stetson Untamed — targets men…

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Fashion Features

Hispanic Beauty Book to Debut

NEW YORK — Drugstores will soon be carrying a beauty magazine directed to the Hispanic shopper.

Belleza Latina Handbook, published by Compendium Systems Corp. of Port Chester, N.Y., will make its debut this September in drugstores across…

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Fashion Features

Beauty: More Than a Bit of Color

Mass retailers, looking to offset marginal cosmetics losses, are eyeing products to add to beauty departments to lure new customers.

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Fashion Features

Top Notes

ADVANTAGE AGASSI: “Does it smell that good?” Andre Agassi replied when asked at a press launch of Aramis Life on Wednesday night whether it was true that actual drops of his sweat went into the scent’s juice. Agassi, who…

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Fashion Features

Sick Feet Get Beauty-Focused Line

NEW YORK — Dr. Bradley Marsh is putting a new foot forward.

The New York-based podiatrist has relinquished his three-office podiatry practice to run Tripod Labs, an herbal-based foot care company he and two…

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Fashion Features

Asian Bath Brand Hits U.S.

NEW YORK — The tradition of Japanese bathing is slowly creeping into the U.S. market, most notably with Japanese bath brand Ofuro.

Ofuro, which means bath, last year achieved modest success in nationwide boutiques with traditional bath…

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Fashion Features

Snippets

HAIR POWER: Hairboutique.com, one of the Internet’s leading hair care Web sites, has recently added upscale hair accessory maker Evita Peroni to the stable of brands it sells. Evita Peroni hair clips sell from $8 for a ponytail clip to…

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Fashion Features

Harvey Nichols Creates Exclusive Boutique

LONDON — Harvey Nichols is showcasing its four newest beauty brands with a newly opened boutique area in its Knightsbridge store here.

Kevyn Aucoin, Sue Devitt Studio, Paul & Joe and RMK each have their own plots within a newly opened…

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Fashion Features

Dressing for Award Season

LOS ANGELES — It’s still summer, but Hollywood is already gearing up for awards season, which kicks off each September with the Emmy Awards.

The nominations for the 55th annual show, announced Thursday morning, came as no surprise,…

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Wal-Mart’s Many Moods Toward Mags

NEW YORK — As some magazine executives have learned the hard way and others have discovered to their delight, Wal-Mart has the power to bruise or build a book on whim. But these same executives are receiving increasingly mixed signals from the…

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Fashion Features

Speedo At 75

Founded in 1928 as an Australian underwear maker, Speedo has developed into a $500 million icon of competitive swimwear. Now the Pentland-owned company is stretching beyond its core into new categories. Here, Speedo’s rubber swim cap and…

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Fashion Features

Timeline

1914: MacRae Knitting Mills opens a factory in Sydney, Australia, to manufacture knitted cotton and woolen underwear and knitwear under the Fortitude brand. The name borrows from the meaning of the Macrae family crest.

1918: With…

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Fashion Features

Through The Years

LONDON — It was a sunny May day in Sardinia when 250 unsuspecting men and women spotted Naomi Campbell and came face-to-face with the future of Speedo.

On May 19, Speedo’s international employees gathered in southern Sardinia for…

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Fashion Features

Speedo’s Design Guru

LONDON — Swimwear designer Melissa Odabash — famous for her Bond Girl bikinis worn by stars such as Kate Moss and Elle Macpherson — has taken on a new role as guest designer of a high-end capsule collection in honor of Speedo’s…

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Fashion Features

Catching The American Wave

NEW YORK — Speedo, a shark in the competitive swimwear market, is trying to make a big splash outside the pool.

Roger Williams, president of Authentic Fitness Corp., a division of the Warnaco Group, which holds the U.S. license for Speedo,…

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Fashion Features

The Need For Speed

After three-quarters of a century, Speedo hasn’t slowed down one bit. This season, watch for an array of looks, from Speedo’s “Fashion” line to its “Nautical” looks and “Sports” pieces.

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