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Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

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Fashion

Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

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Business

Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

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Polo’s New Focus: Retail Division Grabs Majority of Business

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Overview

Specialty retail has become the major part of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.?s business, for the first time generating more than half of the company?s revenues in the first quarter ended June 28.

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Financial

Guess Narrows Loss, Wholesale Stays Soft

Facing weakness in its wholesale unit, Guess Inc. reported a quarterly net loss that was narrower than a year earlier, but deeper than expected.

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Financial

European Market Spurs Adidas Earnings in Qtr.

Propelled by strong performance in Europe that offset weakness in North America, net profits at Adidas Salomon jumped 27 percent to $36.3 million.

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Fashion Features

Wal-Mart Apparel Back Online With Glamour

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is giving apparel another chance on the Internet — but this time it’s just dipping its big toe in, not plunging headfirst.

Wal-Mart pulled all of its apparel off its Web site in April 2001, admitting the…

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New York metropolitan-area high schoolers will each model three outfits in an online entertainment-commerce event mounted by AOL and Teen People.

Fashion Features

AOL, Teen People Team Up for Virtual Fashion

NEW YORK — A new fashion era is looming on the online horizon.

Bridging the gap from virtual runway to commercial reality, America Online and Teen People launching “Back to School Cool” on Aug. 12, available only to AOL…

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Rashida Jones in Christian Dior.

People

Hot Spot

It was a hot day at the Dior Dance for Life in Honor of Aaliyah…Talking with Mark Haddon about “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”

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People

A Dog’s Tale

LONDON — The hero of Mark Haddon’s first piece of adult fiction is a sensitive, misunderstood teenage boy with a strange pet and a mystery to solve — but that’s pretty much where the Harry Potter parallels end. Haddon’s…

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Here, she wears Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons’ fake shearling jacket, Akdmks’ cotton top and Blujeanious’ stretch denim skirt.

Fashion Features

So Raven

LOS ANGELES — A girl about this town requires a bit of pizzazz now and again, but according to Raven, star of her own sitcom, there’s no need to be uncomfortable.

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Gadzooks, left, made major changes to its stores by leaving young men’s wear behind and going to a girls-only format.

Fashion Features

Winning Them Over

Junior retailers, edgy after last year’s teen spending withdrawal, are peppering the b-t-s season with enhanced marketing to bring them back.

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JLo by Jennifer Lopez’s cotton and polyester cream and camel zip-front jacket; cotton tank top by Michael Stars. White Trash Charms necklace; Metal Pointu ring.

Fashion Features

Quotes From Raven

Raven, who played Olivia on “The Cosby Show,” has grown into a teen film and TV star, with a lead in the new Disney Channel flick, “The Cheeta Girls.”

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Fashion Features

London’s Hot Spot

London’s Portobello market is a teen hit, offering a huge selection of antiques, vintage finds and pieces from up-and-coming designers.

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Mudd executives said their European styles are a bit more fashion forward than what the brand offers in the U.S.

Fashion Features

Berlin is Baking

The second edition of the Bread & Butter and Premium Sportswear Couture fairs positioned Berlin as the German jeans and streetwear fashion capital.

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Lee Authentics is the brand’s new high-end line.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Lee’s Euro Import…Glo Branches Out…Blue Cult Branches Out

Lee Authentics, designed in Europe, bows in America…Glo jeans expands into plus sizes…Blue Cult goes global…Isaacs’ income soars.

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New Balance’s new ad campaign.

Fashion Features

New Balance Runs With Apparel

New Balance wants to take apparel from roughly 4 percent of the company’s $1.3 billion total revenues, to 10 percent within 18 months.

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Mia Hamm in Nike’s new ad.

Fashion Features

Nike Tries New Moves

LOS ANGELES — Poetry in motion might seem like a stretch for activewear, but that’s the pitch in Nike’s new ad campaign.

Soccer star Mia Hamm and Atlanta Falcons phenom Michael Vick are among the Nike-sponsored athletes shown…

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Fashion Features

Sidelines: In The Swim…Nike At Bat…Fore Evian

IN THE SWIM: Swimwear executives descended on The Supper Club in Midtown Manhattan Tuesday night for the industry’s annual fashion show and cocktail party. Despite this summer’s less-than-stellar weather and the unstable economy,…

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Fashion Features

Influence Peddlers

One American in 10 tells the other nine how to vote, where to eat and what to buy. This, according to a new book, “The Influentials,” by Roper ASW’s Ed Keller, chief executive officer, and Jon Berry, vice president. “The…

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Here, Cyn & Luca’s polyamide and elastane two-piece suit, shot at The Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard’s hilltop pool in tony Brentwood.

Fashion Features

Glamorama

LOS ANGELES — A touch of old Hollywood never hurt anybody, and swimwear designers are well aware of that fact. The boy-cut bottoms and geometric tops of its golden age are coming back, this time in of-the-moment colors. For more, see pages 6 and 7.

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According to Roger Farah, Club Monaco is not on the block.

Fashion Features

Polo’s New Focus: Retail Division Grabs Majority of Business

Polo Ralph Lauren squashed speculation that its Club Monaco division was for sale, while reporting a drop in net income and revenues for the quarter.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Selective Beauty Inks License With Marbert

BERLIN — Selective Beauty, the international distributor of prestige perfumes and cosmetics headquartered in Paris, has signed a licensing agreement with Marbert Germany for the marketing and distribution of Marbert products, effective September…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Inter Parfums Earnings

NEW YORK — Robust sales growth boosted Inter Parfums Inc.’s bottom line in the second quarter.

For the three months ended June 30, the New York-based fragrance maker said profits surged 52.4 percent to $2.9 million, or 15 cents a…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Drive-Thru…Shop ‘Til She Drops

DRIVE-THRU: For the Barneys New York event tonight honoring Narciso Rodriguez as an Audi Innovator, creative director Simon Doonan and his crew tried to go the distance to stage the dinner in the multilevel parking garage under…

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Financial

Mills Corp. Spends $265.5M For Another California Mall

NEW YORK — Furthering its portfolio buildup, Mills Corp. announced Wednesday that it had purchased the Great Mall of the Bay Area in Milpitas, Calif., for $265.5 million, from Swerdlow Real Estate Group.

In the past year, Mills, a real…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Relaunching Jantzen…Moves At Mothers Works…Penney’s PR Move

RELAUNCHING JANTZEN: Style specialist KraftWorks has been named the ad agency of record for the venerable Jantzen swimwear brand and is joining an effort to reposition it as a casual lifestyle label. National ads and a grassroots marketing…

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Fashion Features

Clarification

William Finkelstein has joined American Marketing Enterprises, Inc. as chief operating officer. Due to misinformation, the name of the firm was incorrect in an item on page 2, Aug. 6.

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