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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

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Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

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Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

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Gobble, Gobble: Retailers Catch Latest Consolidation Fever

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Consolidation fever spread to the specialty store and direct market sectors, as Chico's grabbed White House/Black Market and Alloy bought Delia's.

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Jungle Fever

NEW YORK —?Former indie princess Poppy King has unveiled her first effort at reinvigorating Prescriptives’ color business with an edgy new lipstick collection. Due to launch in October, the collection boasts 33 new shades, including two…

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Gobble, Gobble: Retailers Catch Latest Consolidation Fever

Consolidation fever spread to the specialty store and direct market sectors, as Chico’s grabbed White House/Black Market and Alloy bought Delia’s.

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Liz Scores in Second Quarter

Aided by acquisitions, Liz Claiborne’s bottom line came in at the high end of expectations and sales soared past plan in the second quarter.

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Revlon Cuts Loss to $37.8M

Revlon suffered a net loss of $37.8 million in the period ended June 30, its 19th straight quarterly loss, as sales gained 4.5 percent to $322.3 million.

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Cosmoprof Launches U.S. Version

Cosmoprof North America’s debut drew mixed reviews for its admittance policies and exhibitor layout, but most felt it was better than its predecessor.

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In Brief: Terrific Twos…LVMH Moves

  • TERRIFIC TWOS: T-shirt maker Michael Stars will open its second store on trendy Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, Calif., today. Inside the 800- square-foot boutique, maple shelves and white walls serve as a backdrop to the line’s…

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CAFTA Rules of Origin Causes Textile Divide

WASHINGTON — A coalition of 14 textile and fiber groups that launched a unified lobbying campaign three weeks ago is still divided on some issues when it comes to free-trade deals.

These differences surfaced over rules of origin in the…

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Fashion Scoops: Lauren’s London Digs

Ralph Lauren has always loved everything English and now the designer’s Home collection has its very own space in England. Lauren next month will turn the 3,800-square-foot lower ground floor of his Bond Street flagship in London into a Home…

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Financial

Sara Lee Cites Intimates and Underwear For 15% Fourth-Quarter Earnings Drop

Sara Lee’s Intimates and Underwear unit, undergoing a structural streamlining, bore the brunt of the blame for lower fourth-quarter earnings.

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AlidioMichelli Names Salvina Sultana

NEW YORK — Salvina Sultana, who directed the growth of European labels including Hugo Boss, Escada and Mondi in the U.S. over the past decade, is making her next step with a smaller, virtually unknown player.

AlidioMichelli, a luxury…

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Cargill Dow Lays Off R&D Workers

NEW YORK — Cargill Dow, the Minnetonka, Minn.-based company that produces polylactic acid — a polymer made from corn — laid off about 40 employees Tuesday, most of whom worked in research and development at the headquarters near…

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Financial

Apparel Gains Fuel Puma in 2nd Qtr.

Hefty gains in apparel and footwear, and the benefits of taking over of its Japanese operation helped Puma AG double its second-quarter profits.

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Valentino Hurts Marzotto, De Rigo Sees Sales Drop

Losses from the recently acquired Valentino fashion house, coupled with a high tax rate, caused Marzotto to post a net loss in the first half.

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Meetings Abound Outside Cosmoprof

LAS VEGAS — While product orders and distribution deals were taking place inside the Las Vegas Convention Center during the Cosmoprof North America trade show, many companies, while not officially exhibiting, set up meetings at various sites…

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Financial

Acquisitions Aid Russell In Quarterly Turnaround

Russell Corp. returned to the black in the second quarter, with net income of $6.7 million on a sales gain of 5.9 percent to $267.9 million.

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Aura Science Spreads Its Wings

Aura Science, the joint venture between Limited’s Intimate Beauty Corp. and Shiseido Co., is shifting gears with its newest introduction, Activate.

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Prescriptives Unleashes Its Wilder Side With King

NEW YORK — Former indie brand owner and animal lover Poppy King is determined to lead off her first official project for Prescriptives this fall with, well, a roar.

King has long been obsessed with leopard print — and the…

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New U.S. Head of L’Occitane Outlines Strategy

NEW YORK — Nick Braden has been named managing director of L’Occitane’s U.S. affiliate, succeeding Delphine Hibon, who became managing director at O & Co., a marketer of olive oils and related goods that is also owned by the French…

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CDMA Provides Shades Of Hope for Drug Chains

Critical Mass: The Chain Drug Marketing Association has created a line of cosmetics called Color Essentials to be sold exclusively by its members.

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Beauty Sales Strong for P&G

NEW YORK — Even in its current, pre-Wella state, Procter & Gamble Co. reaped a large windfall from its beauty business during the fourth quarter.

The Cincinnati-based consumer products powerhouse reported that net income for the three…

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Shiseido Reports 1st-Qtr. Sales

TOKYO — Shiseido Group generated consolidated sales of $1.18 billion, the converted equivalent of 141.75 billion yen at current exchange, for the first quarter ended June 30. This is the first time that the Japanese cosmetics giant group has…

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Independents Have Their Day

NEW YORK — Despite tough times for the beauty industry, the indie movement is alive and kicking.

New brands are continually launching into the market —?and Henri Bendel is continuing to serve as an incubator. The retailer holds a…

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September Issues Up, But Then…?

NEW YORK — This year’s September fashion issues are once again reassuringly thick as phonebooks, but as indicators of fourth-quarter success, their insights are thinner than ever.

Sweeping cutbacks in ad budgets at a number of…

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Memo Pad: Real Profitable…Also In Development…This Space For Rent

REAL PROFITABLE: Who knew you could get “kicked upstairs” for doing such a good job? After just three years of publication, Time, Inc.’s Real Simple is in the black. The news was sent around to the magazine’s this week…

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Ferretti Makes Theatrical Debut

ROME — “Carmen” is one of the world’s best-known operas, and as such, there seems to be no end to the adaptations of the drama by Georges Bizet, based on Prosper Mérimée’s story.

After being revisited by…

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Lauder Gives Eyes the Full Treatment

Estée Lauder is eyeing growth in skin care business this fall with three add-ons: new eye creams in Re-Nutriv and DayWear and a mask in Resilience.

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Fluctuations in Currency Influence Clarins Results

PARIS — The strength of the euro made the difference between retreating and advancing sales at Groupe Clarins during both the second quarter and first half.

In the quarter ended June 30, sales fell 6.5 percent to $224.9 million. Dollar…

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