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Speculation Grows About Baker's Chase for Neiman's

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

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Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

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Fashion

Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

clock September 24, 2016Jessica Iredale

Kellwood Clicks Along: Profits Surge 70.3% As Deals Accumulate

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The highly kinetic Kellwood Co., which has been growing at a furious pace through acquisitions and licensing deals, saw a 70.3 percent leap in second-quarter profits?

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CPH Vision’s Lighter Approach

A report from the CPH Vision show in Copenhagen, a four-day trade show characterized by good humor and high spirits.

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Loving That Tuscan Sun

Frances Mayes, author of “Under the Tuscan Sun,” talks about the book, the movie based on it and Americans’ love for Tuscany.

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Fashion Features

Missing Pond Has L.I. Natives Puzzled

EAST HAMPTON, L.I. — A water shortage is stirring up a Hamptons mystery.

A leak at Georgica Pond here, home to the likes of Ron Perelman, Steven Spielberg and Martha Stewart, is disrupting the peak holiday season and has everyone gossiping…

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Lauder Turns to Water Power

Estée Lauder is tapping the power of water for its latest facial skin care line, Hydra Complete, and aims for a top-10 rank in moisturizers within a year.

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MAC Goes To Brooklyn

MAC Cosmetics is set to open a 1,100-square-foot store in Brooklyn Heights, in December, marking its first venture in the outer boroughs.

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Yves Saint Laurent Sets New Lip Line

With Rouge Personnel lipstick, coming in October, Yves Saint Laurent aims to provide individual looks for consumers with adjustable formulas.

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Molton Brown Gets Funding Boost

LONDON — Molton Brown is planning a move to the U.S. in a deal that would value the British beauty and well-being brand at $119 million in holdings.

Molton Brown, which offers bath, body, hair, color cosmetics, skin care and men’s…

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Fashion Features

Making Sense of Scents at Cosmopolitan

NEW YORK — In today’s overcrowded, chaotic and hyperventilating marketplace, launching even a single fragrance can be daunting. But to create multiple scents — each fitting the distinct personality of a particular brand —…

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Tarte Gears Up With New Boutique

NEW YORK — It’s celebration time for Tarte. The three-year-old brand has grown up and is unveiling its “beauty-bar” boutique at Henri Bendel — the brand’s inaugural launch door — and is gearing up for a…

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Revlon Again Faces Money Woes

NEW YORK — The stock market appeared profoundly unimpressed Thursday by the latest rash of speculation that Revlon is once again teetering on the financial edge. The company’s stock price finished at $3.11, up 1 cent, or a 0.31 percent…

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Fashion Features

Top Notes: Selling Off…Mac Activity…Scent Events

SELLING OFF: Ronald Lauder, chairman of the Estée Lauder Cos.’ Clinique Laboratories, made $2.6 million, before taxes and fees, selling shares of the firm’s stock this week. According to a filing released by the Securities and…

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Fashion Features

American Idol’s New Fragrance Star

America has voted – literally – on the fragrance that will bear the American Idol name, after the reality TV series.

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Fashion Features

Selling Ten for a Dollar

NEW YORK — There is another dollar cosmetics brand in the works.

Gary Schofield, creator of the Caboodles Cosmetics teen brand who left the company in June, is coming back with a new color collection for dollar stores.

Schofield is…

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Fashion Features

Warren-Tricomi Looks Ahead

GREENWICH, Conn. — As hair colorist Joel Warren sees it, Warren-Tricomi’s 3-month-old Greenwich, Conn., salon in many ways represents the company’s future. Particular elements, however, are of paramount importance.

Among them…

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Financial

Chaus Net Plummets 77.3%

NEW YORK — Gross margin erosion offset a slight sales gain to push Bernard Chaus Inc.’s profits down 77.3 percent in the fourth quarter.

The New York-based maker of women’s career and casual sportswear said income for the…

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Financial

Coldwater Creek Cuts Loss in 2nd Quarter

NEW YORK — Cost savings partially offset clearance-related margin erosion to allow Coldwater Creek Inc. to narrow its net loss in the second quarter.

For the three months ended Aug. 3, the Sandpoint, Idaho-based multichannel retailer…

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Financial

Deb Shops Issues Profit Warning

NEW YORK — Slumping sales and skyrocketing costs knocked down Deb Shops Inc.’s second-quarter earnings by 62.8 percent, and the firm lowered its profit outlook for the year.

The Philadelphia-based specialty retailer, which sells…

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Fashion Features

Doneger Buys Margit Publications

NEW YORK — The Doneger Group, based here, has bought Margit Publications, a sales agent representing fashion trend services and style-related publications to the industry.

The 20-year-old Margit represents the Pantone Textile Color…

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Memo Pad: Bulking Up…Everyone’s Got A Price…The Way To Play The Press

BULKING UP: Teen Vogue is the latest fledgling to get a boost from its bigger sisters at Condé Nast and its corporate sales office. While the magazine has racked up an eye-opening 307 ad pages in just four issues so far, it’s an open…

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Fashion Features

It’s All In the Bag

NEW YORK — The latest cosmetics cases fulfill function as well as fashion. From glosses to brushes and from a weekend at the Hamptons to a night out on the town, there is a bag for every occasion. Colorful and flirty, the hottest totes come in…

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Water World

NEW YORK — Call it a new wave in skin care. With its Hydra Complete Multi-Level Moisturizer, Estée Lauder is introducing technology designed to protect skin from fluctuating humidity levels. Due to be launched Dec. 26 in more than 2,000 U.S….

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Kellwood Clicks Along: Profits Surge 70.3% As Deals Accumulate

Despite a 70.3 percent leap in Kellwood’s second-quarter profits, poor fall and holiday orders helped dampen expectations for the year.

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Fashion Features

Shopping Woes Deter Retailers From Web

A study points out the problems retailers have integrating their brick-and-mortar venues with their online stores.

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Financial

Salant Buy Hits PEI Profits

The Salant acquisition as well as gross margin erosion pushed Perry Ellis International Inc. to an expected loss in the second quarter.

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Financial

Carrefour Net Up 10% in Half

French hypermarket giant Carrefour reported a higher-than-expected first-half net profit and raised its full-year revenue growth target to 6 percent.

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Fashion Features

DTI Forms Apparel Marketing Department

NEW YORK — In a bid to more clearly differentiate sales and marketing functions, DuPont Textiles & Interiors on Thursday revealed a bit of executive reshuffling.

The Wilmington, Del.-based firm named Kent Smith to the new post of vice…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Not-So-Great Indoors…Amerex’s Canadian Expedition…Burlington Moves Ahead

  • NOT-SO-GREAT INDOORS: Sears, Roebuck & Co. said it anticipates taking a third-quarter aftertax charge of $75 million to $100 million to close three underperforming Great Indoors home stores and convert a fourth into an outlet store. A…

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Corrections

The first name of Toshio Negami was misspelled in a story on page 3, Thursday. He is the new chairman and chief executive of Shiseido Cosmetics (America) Ltd.

Marc Ecko’s name was misspelled in a headline on page 9, Thursday.

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Fashion Features

Jeffrey Scores $200,000 With ‘Fashion Cares’ Event

ATLANTA — Jeffrey Kalinsky knows how to draw the crowds.

The retailer’s Fashion Cares show has become the city’s fall fashion kickoff, attracting the social set, fierce Jeffrey loyalists, and a fashion crowd that insisted on…

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Fashion Features

A Fresh Face for New Look

With its raw interiors, supermarket-type layout and offbeat site, New Look’s first new-generation flagship may have raised the bar on fast-fashion stores.

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Fashion Features

Form, Function, Fashion at Bagutta Life

NEW YORK — The 8,000-square-foot Bagutta Life is the fruit of Marc Bagutta’s unusual vision, a Les Escaliers-like mélange of fashion, furniture, jewelry, fragrance and children’s clothing. But there the comparison ends….

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The candidates and their families wear George W. Bush-era fashions, conjuring adversarial, provocative styles that could emerge during either party’s administration: From left to right: Chelsea Clinton as Paris Hilton, Hillary Clinton in Juicy Couture, Bill Clinton as Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Melania Trump as Avril Lavigne, and Ivanka and Donald Trump as Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.

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Could the Election Be Good for Fashion?

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