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Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

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Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

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Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

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Kasper’s New Friend: Jones Wins Auction With $216.6M Offer

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Overview

Jones Apparel Group won out over Kellwood Co. in a bankruptcy court auction for Kasper A.S.L., in a bid worth $216.6 million.

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The Fourth Floor salon is more like a “space.”

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Service Station

LONDON — Up four floors of a nondescript staircase in an Art Deco industrial building is the Fourth Floor hair salon which, in truth, is less of a salon and more of a “space.”

In a move against the fluffy or sleek ground floor…

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A fall hair look by Anthony Cristiano for Elizabeth Arden.

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Snippets: For A Cause… Feed Your Face…Virtually Arden

FOR A CAUSE: MiN, the maker of men’s professional hair color line MiN Color Match, is launching a color maintenance hair care line. The line consists of a gel, grooming cream, conditioner and shampoo, which contains saw palmetto extract,…

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Personal shopping assistants are distributed in the information area.

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Metro Group’s Retail Revolution

RHEINBERG, GERMANY — The retail industry has seen the future and it is here.

The location for Metro Group’s first test site for its Extra Future Store is a small, sleepy hamlet halfway between Düsseldorf and Cologne, whose only…

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The August cover of LHJ.

Meredith’s Ages of Success

NEW YORK — As Kevin Costner said in “Field of Dreams,” “This isn’t Heaven; it’s Iowa.”

Meredith Corp. executives might have been chanting the same mantra earlier this week, as the company’s…

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Starworks: Celebrity Wrangler Specialists

NEW YORK — “The era of the supermodel is really coming to an end. It won’t happen again unless there’s a celebrity backlash,” said James Grant, founder and partner in Starworks, a celebrity casting agency here.

As…

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Millennials: Work to Do

NEW YORK — Summertime blues? No such thing appears to afflict the 200 young Americans, ages 13 to 24, polled about their plans for the season by AMP Insights, the consumer research arm of Alloy Marketing and Promotions, which divulged the…

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Williamson's Coca-Cola bottle.

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Fashion Scoops: Bendel’s Girls…Couture Coca-Cola…Bride No. 1

BENDEL’S GIRLS: Actresses Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning were clearly channeling Kay Thompson’s “Think Pink” adage at Henri Bendel on Thursday. The uptown girls both turned up in candied pink…

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Memo Pad: Esquire Everywhere…Not Bankers’ Hours…Head Count

ESQUIRE EVERYWHERE: Faced with rivals that are either skewing younger every issue or expanding into as many U.N. member nations as they can, Esquire is hatching an experiment to fight back on both fronts: Esquire One, a global edition planned…

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Benefiance Wrinkle Lifting Concentrate

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Back to School

NEW YORK — Shiseido is preparing to unleash Benefiance Wrinkle Lifting Concentrate, its latest product derived through a research venture involving the cosmetics company, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. To launch in…

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Kasper’s New Friend: Jones Wins Auction With $216.6M Offer

Jones Apparel Group won out over Kellwood Co. in a bankruptcy court auction for Kasper A.S.L., in a bid worth $216.6 million.

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Kellwood Now Focuses on Its New Labels

NEW YORK — Hal Upbin, chairman and ceo of Kellwood Co., took his defeat over Kasper A.S.L. in stride.

“I feel fine. We were very serious about wanting to have Kasper, but given the situation with Jones Apparel Group, perhaps it was…

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Retail Sales Heat Up in July

Retailers delivered strong sales for July, as consumers cleared shelves of summer clearance goods and got a solid start on back-to-school selling.

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A Fairbrooke coat for Calvin Klein.

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Fairbrooke Future Looks Bleak

Fairbrooke Enterprises, the outerwear firm that holds the licenses for Calvin Klein, CK and DKNY coats, has apparently ceased operations.

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Mulberry Posts Wider ’03 Loss

Boardroom battles helped to widen Mulberry’s net loss in fiscal 2003 and the firm is hoping a secondary stock offering will help it cut into its debt.

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In Brief: Cone Director Issues Challenge…Cavalli Credit

CONE DIRECTOR ISSUES CHALLENGE: Dissident Cone Mills Corp. director Marc Kozberg and a group of affiliated investors who together own about 9.5 percent of the Greensboro, N.C.-based mill’s stock filed documents Thursday with the…

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A modern decor for classic designs.

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Lacoste Corners Fifth Avenue

Lacoste opened a 3,400-square-foot store on New York’s Fifth Avenue as part of a stepped-up expansion strategy for the U.S.

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Coach to Split Stock

NEW YORK — Coach Inc. has declared a 2-for-1 stock split, effective on or about Oct. 1 for shareholders of record Sept. 17.

The split will be made in the form of a special dividend in which shareholders will receive one share of Coach…

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Rich’s Amy Borysko and Kathy Pickering

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Kellwood Fetes New Liz Claiborne Lines

NEW YORK — Kellwood Co. officials were in a partying mood Wednesday night to celebrate the launch of the company’s newest collections, Liz Claiborne Dresses and Liz Claiborne Suits.

The collections are licensed to Kellwood’s…

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Visuals for Origins’ No Puffery.

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Origins: Feeling Good

Origins’ new tag line, “Feeling Good – It’s Only Natural,” will be used in the brand’s magazine advertising and on brochures and mailers.

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Tomoko Yamagishi, Heidi Manheimer, Kiichiro Yano and Bruce Gephart.

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Shiseido Hopes for Benefiance Boon

NEW YORK — A long-running research collaboration with Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital has yielded another new skin care product for Shiseido.

The Boston-based venture, called MGH/Harvard Cutaneous Biology Research…

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The interior of Fred Segal Beauty.

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Open to the Public

L’Oréal Professionnel’s new 7,000-square-foot center signals an evolution for the firm that also boasts artist representation and an education division.

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HN Men

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Harvey Nichols Adds Men’s Scent

LONDON — When Harvey Nichols launched its debut women’s scent, HN Women, last November, it was only a matter of time before a men’s scent would follow.

It turns out that the men had to wait just 10 months — HN Men is…

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Offerings from Comme des Garçons 2.

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The Power of Two

NEW YORK — Comme des Garçons is branching out beyond its limited distribution with Comme des Garçons 2.

The scent, introduced in 1999, has only been available in a 1.7-oz. spray at Barneys New York and Comme des Garçons…

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Rachel Perry

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Perry Returns, Naturally

NEW YORK — Rachel Perry is ready for a second coming.

The maker of natural beauty products had an explosion of business in the early Eighties, as the products that bear her name found their way into health food stores and specialty shops,…

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Rusk’s new Thickr line.

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Thick Hair Trend Inspires New Line by Rusk

NEW YORK — Thick is in.

Thickr, the new hair care system by Rusk, is the company’s response to the thick, chunky layers being seen on more heads of late, replacing straight locks as the newest must-have hairstyle.

Rusk was…

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Ony Powers

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Ony Goes From Model To Makeup Artist

NEW YORK — In an industry with hundreds of lines, thousands of products and countless failures, it’s a wonder why anyone would want to enter the cosmetics business. Yet Ony Powers, a former model turned makeup artist turned mother,…

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Naterra Jumps Into Antiage

Naterra is extending into hair care and skin care, as well as initiating its first national ad campaign for its Skin Milk skin care line.

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Revlon Names a New CFO

NEW YORK — Revlon has added another former Coca-Cola executive to its ranks.

This time, it’s Thomas McGuire, who has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Aug. 18. McGuire will report to Jack…

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The Hit Makers

NEW YORK — Think of a pop star like a blockbuster beauty product. Flash, cash and priceless publicity create a buzz, but it’s the behind-the-scenes teams that back up the bling. That’s why superstars from Britney Spears to Snoop Dogg…

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